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20 Amazon Seller Conferences

20 Amazon Seller Conferences

In your daily grind of optimizing listings, answering questions, and managing all the other aspects of your Amazon account, it’s easy to become glued to your screen. We get it. But to stay ahead of the competition, you need the latest resources, methods, and...

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Amazon’s Three-Pronged Perfect Storm for Brands

Amazon’s Three-Pronged Perfect Storm for Brands

Today, brands must have an Amazon strategy that is more agile than ever before. Why? Because of three challenges they face that represent a potent combination. Amazon’s private labels make them a potential direct competitor to brands. Meanwhile, brands’ search...

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From Chaos to Growth: Building Strong Governance

From Chaos to Growth: Building Strong Governance

Chaos is beautiful. Chaos is deadly. Every small business will experience chaos as it grows, and if left unmanaged, it can plateau your growth—or destroy it all. Small businesses are the heart of any economy, but many are built on linear thinking and fragmented...

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The Peril and Promise Behind Amazon’s Global Push

The Peril and Promise Behind Amazon’s Global Push

Since its founding in 1996 by Jeff Bezos, Amazon has become a powerhouse in the US ecommerce market. After establishing a foothold in the leading English speaking ecommerce markets, it has looked to the rest of the world, particularly in the past five years, to spread...

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The State of the Amazon Ranking Algorithm in November 2018

The State of the Amazon Ranking Algorithm in November 2018

We cover the so-called “A10” update to Amazon’s ranking algorithm, why you should be wary of reports of “major updates” to Amazon's algorithm, and recent algorithm changes you should know about to ensure your products are optimized for search position.
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Amazon and Finance — Another Silent Business Influencer

Amazon and Finance — Another Silent Business Influencer

Amazon has used loans and other financial instruments to help businesses grow and customers benefit from their platform. Marketplace sellers in the US, UK, China, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy and Spain can qualify for loans based on performance and...

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Wayfair is Not Amazon-Proof and Has a Huge Challenge Ahead

Wayfair is Not Amazon-Proof and Has a Huge Challenge Ahead

Over the last 10 years, Amazon has conquered many categories and ensured that they’ve become the dominant platform that sells products to customers. There are two categories, however, that Amazon has struggled to conquer: apparel and furniture. In 2017, Amazon made it...

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Twitch: The Unlikely but Important Amazon Business

Twitch: The Unlikely but Important Amazon Business

Amazon’s acquisition strategy is one of the Seattle-based business’s most closely guarded matters. Announcements of small acquisitions are rarely made, and industries that Amazon is canvassing as targets are typically a well-kept secret. That’s why in 2014, after...

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Why Shopify Matters Now that Amazon Webstore Is Gone

Why Shopify Matters Now that Amazon Webstore Is Gone

Shopify, the company that began out of its founders’ frustration trying to list snow gear to sell online, has become, in its purest form, a software as a service (SaaS) firm that powers more than 500,000 online stores around the world. When I think about Shopify and...

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Amazon is Chasing Growth in Japan and China

Amazon is Chasing Growth in Japan and China

When one thinks about Amazon, it’s usually as a market leader, built on the company’s resonant founding principle: delight customers. However, in Japan and China, this is not the case. In these two markets, they are simply another competitor trying to oust local...

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Souq Might Be One of Amazon’s Best Acquisitions

Souq Might Be One of Amazon’s Best Acquisitions

There are few ecommerce markets as exciting as the Middle East. The area contains some of the wealthiest people on earth, and a market likely to experience consistent growth due to technology becoming a focus as natural resources (oil) diminish. Although the ecommerce...

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The Heart of Amazon’s Growth, The Prime Program

Amazon has created arguably one of the greatest loyalty programs in existence with Amazon Prime. When Prime was launched in 2005, it was intended mainly to subsidize shipping costs for Amazon customers. Over the years, it has evolved into a crucial part of Amazon’s...

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What are Brands Doing to Compete with Private Labels?

What are Brands Doing to Compete with Private Labels?

The economic landscape is always in a state of flux. Right now, we're looking at a massive shift as digital brands pick up steam while traditional big brands, such as Louis Vuitton, struggle. Amazon has driven this shift to a large extent. And instead of resting on...

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