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The Fastest Growing E-commerce Marketplace: Amazon

Since 1999, when Amazon allowed third-party sellers, sales have grown from 0.1 billion to 160 billion in 2018. Recently, the 2019 Amazon SMB (small and medium-sized business) Impact Report was published. It mentions that, on average, SMBs based in the United States made more than $90,000 selling on Amazon in 2018. Additionally, SMBs on Amazon …

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One-day Shipping Coming for Amazon Prime Members

Amazon once again demonstrated their propensity to make bold, innovative investments. During the company’s first-quarter earnings report, CFO Brian Olsavsky announced that Amazon plans to invest $800 million into their Prime delivery program. Currently, Amazon offers free two-day shipping as a standard to its Prime customers. With this new investment, Amazon is working to reduce …

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Potential Changes to Amazon 2019 Tax Policy

Did you get a notice from Amazon about potential tax changes? Don’t worry. The overall seller fee is not increasing; however, FBA fees may change. We are here to break down what these “possible tax implications” could mean for sellers. Potential Changes Like any business owner, Amazon sellers have to pay taxes. Sellers are required …

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How Amazon Rose to the Top of the Marketing Industry

When you think of top marketing platforms, does Amazon come to mind? It should! Amazon has established itself as one of the largest marketing platforms, behind only Google and Facebook. That’s huge for a company that started out as an unprofitable online bookstore. But how did Amazon get to this point? What makes it a …

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Signs Amazon Is Preparing to Launch One Vendor

Today, Amazon offers 2 platforms for sellers to launch and manage their products: Seller Central and Vendor Central. This system has essentially divided wholesale (first-party or 1P) and marketplace accounts (third-party or 3P). But recently, there have been signs that Amazon is streamlining to a single platform: ‘One Vendor.’ One Vendor won’t allow brands to …

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Amazon Alexa Voice Ordering: How This Trend Affects Sales

Voice search is changing SEO strategy, which has major implications for Amazon sellers. Amazon’s Alexa is a digital personal assistant that can help individuals look up information, play music, operate household appliances, and more! Alexa powered devices are enabling people across the world to realize the long-awaited dream of a smart home. However, Amazon sellers …

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