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Sellers report Product Reviews on Amazon go AWOL


Amazon merchants are reporting that reviews on their products are disappearing. For some this is having a devastating impact on sales as hundreds of reviews left over a number of years have vanished into the ether. Some sellers are surmising that Amazon may be in the process of removing reviews left in exchange for free […]

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The long-term impact of automated pricing on Amazon sales


Xsellco have undertaken some interesting research on the longer term impact of repricing on Amazon. Their analysis found that online sellers who automate pricing on Amazon see an increase of 145% in weekly sales over a 30-week period. In a report, they outline four stages of growth under automated pricing – Immediate Impact, Accelerated Sales, […]

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Apple is tackling fakes on Amazon


Apple is taking action against fake branded goods being sold on Amazon. The goods in question are being listed as genuine and often use Apple’s genuine listings. The items in question are Apple accessories. This was first reported on PatentlyApple (where you can take a closer look at the submission.). Apple are suing Mobile Star […]

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Feedvisor infographic looks at Amazon sellers

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This infographic from Feedvisor looks at the selling behaviours of successful Amazon sellers. Apparently: – FBA sellers have a 27% higher profit margin than those who are seller-fulfilled – 80% use FBA for some or all of your fulfillment needs – Half of Amazon sellers sell less than $100,000 a year – Almost three-quarters (73%) […]

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Amazon FBA tutorial, Manchester: 24/10/16

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Amazon FBA is a popular service that means you leave the fulfilment of your goods to Amazon. It offers a number of advantage but can be pricey. But it should be on your radar. That’s why this event in Manchester could well be of interest, it’s all about Amazon FBA. To find out more and […]

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Amazon is adding to its Prime offering in the USA. And this time they are appealing to family values. There’s a new feature for Amazon Prime subscribers in the US. You can create a digital family vault to store vital photos and the like altogether online Amazon Prime subscribers can add up to five members […]

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Will Amazon launch its own ISP in the UK?

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There are tentative rumours that Amazon is looking at launching its own ISP (internet service provider) in Europe. It’s early days speculation but it seems like the sort of thing Amazon would do to further augments its reach. Amazon, as we must acknowledge, increasingly a media company, after all. As Business Insider UK says: “That […]

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When did the items on my Amazon order actually arrive?

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A week ago I wrote about an Amazon Prime order where hardly any of the items were due to be delivered within Amazon’s next day promise. Out of fairness it seems only right to report back on when the items actually turned up on my doorstep. Delivery One – Standard Delivery A big shout out […]

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I purchased an Amazon Echo, should you?

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Having lived with Amazon Echo for two weeks, I now feel qualified to give my verdict. I’ve read so many reviews raving about Echo that I feel somewhat at a loss because currently I don’t particularly rate it – I would certainly add some caveats to any advice suggesting you should cough up a hundred […]

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Amazon reduce the time for A-to Z claims from 7 to 3 days

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Amazon is putting the cosh onto sellers confronted with and A-to-z Guarantee claim. Ongoing you’ll have to deal with claims in 3 days rather than 7. According to an email from an Amazon seller of our acquaintance, Amazon says: “Beginning November 14, the response time to an A-to-z Guarantee claim notification will decrease from 7 […]

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