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Amazon News

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By Sasha Fedorenko February 15, 2019 - 2:28 pm

Austria opens Amazon antitrust probe over sellers discrimination

The Austrian Federal Competition Authority (BWB) has launched an Amazon antitrust probe over alleged abuse of their dominant position in the country to discriminate against sellers on their marketplace. The investigation aims to examine Amazon's 'dual role' as a retailer and marketplace platform for allegedly violating competition

Meet the retailer: Sam Turner and Sons

How can traditional family businesses manage the change in the digital world? We spoke to Charlie Turner, director of Sam Turner and Sons, a family business built on family values and traditions fundament with ecommerce twist. Speaking to Tamebay, Charlie Turner, director of Sam Turner told us

New Amazon Moments reward scheme for digital and physical goods

Amazon have launched Amazon Moments, a service that lets developers easily reward customers across platforms and in more than 100 countries when they perform high value actions in apps and on websites. With Moments, you can track actions in real time, create targeted campaigns, and reward

Cancelled: Amazon HQ2 New York plans dead

Amazon have cancelled the Amazon HQ2 New York office. After spending months searching for a second home and running a competition where cities lined up to promise tax breaks and incentives, Arlington and New York were selected for a split Amazon HQ2 with 25,000 jobs

New Amazon fee changes to take effect this week

New Amazon fee changes will take effect in the US tomorrow. Amazon say that certain fulfilment fees will be increasing and storage and referral feels will go down in price. The marketplace announced the news in their Amazon seller central forum. Amazon say that storage fees will take effect

Marketplaces are continuing to crack down on VAT fraud, (but catch a UK seller by mistake)

Marketplaces are continuing to crack down VAT fraud in their attempt to protecting themselves from joint and several liabilities for VAT imposed by HMRC and other European tax authorities. This isn't a new phenomenon as we have previously reported on eBay, Amazon and Fruugo signing 'Tackling online VAT

2019 US Forecast on Apparel Shopping Trends

A new report from CPC Strategy (now part of Elite SEM), states that Amazon is leading the growth Apparel Shopping Trends. The Marketplace has attracted big-name apparel brands, launched over 60 private label apparel brands of its own, generated over 5 million apparel sales on

Amazon Brand Analytics released in Seller Central

Amazon have released Brand Analytics in Seller Central in the US. This is a feature that contains valuable insights to empower Brand Owners to make informed, strategic decisions about their product portfolio and marketing/advertising activities. Previously it was only available to Amazon Vendors with pricing

Amazon own brand furniture launches in UK with Movian and Alkove

Amazon UK have moved into the furniture market unveiling two Amazon own brand furniture offerings - Movian and Alkove. These are the first Amazon own brand furniture available in the UK. Including stylish products for the living room, dining room, and bedroom and, the home