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Amazon Seller Central Consultant

James Thomson
James Thomson

James Thomson

Partner

James Thomson is a partner at Buy Box Experts, a managed services agency supporting brands selling online. Earlier, he served as the business head of Amazon Services, the division of Amazon responsible for recruiting tens of thousands of sellers annually to the Amazon marketplace. He also served as the first Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) account manager. Prior to Amazon, James was a management consultant and banker.

In 2015, James co-founded the PROSPER Show, a continuing education conference for large Amazon sellers, and in 2017 published the book “The Amazon Marketplace Dilemma”, designed for brand executives seeking to optimize their distribution strategy on the Amazon marketplace. In 2020, he co-authored the book “Controlling Your Brand in the Age of Amazon”, designed for brand executives struggling to handle critical channel management issues caused by pressures from the Amazon marketplace.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Alberta, an MBA from Vanderbilt University (Owen School), and a Ph.D. in Marketing (B2B Pricing and Distribution) from Northwestern University (Kellogg School). James has guest lectured at more than a dozen top business schools around the world, including Stanford University, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, Cornell University, and Dartmouth University. James has been featured in Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, Forbes, The Washington Post, Consumer Reports, Entrepreneur, Inc., CNBC, Bloomberg, PBS Frontline, Internet Retailer, Globe and Mail, CBC, and many more.