The State of the Amazon Ranking Algorithm in November 2018

The State of the Amazon Ranking Algorithm in November 2018

Amazon’s search ranking algorithm—the system that determines where a product appears in search results for a given keyword—is a common source of confusion and concern among sellers. Although most sellers are aware of the factors that influence search ranking, exactly...
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...
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...
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...
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...