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Amazon Fulfillment Fees Up 30% in Two Years

Amazon Fulfillment Fees Up 30% in Two Years

Amazon has increased the fulfillment fees by over 30% since 2020. A series of small fee jumps has added up to a meaningful increase. Amazon is passing off its growing costs to third-party sellers.

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eBay Loses Pandemic’s E-Commerce Surge

eBay Loses Pandemic’s E-Commerce Surge

eBay has lost all sales growth from the pandemic's e-commerce surge and will finish 2022 with GMV at 2019 levels.

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Prime Day is Social Commerce

Prime Day is Social Commerce

Prime Day is the best example of social commerce in the U.S. - videos tagged with #primeday2022 were viewed 52 million times on TikTok. Shoppers turned to social networks to discover the best deals rather than trying to find them on Amazon.

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Amazon Is Not Abandoning Private Label Business

Amazon Is Not Abandoning Private Label Business

Amazon is not abandoning the private label business. While it slashed some slow-moving items, all of Amazon Basics and its other private label brands' best-sellers are still available.

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Shopify Prime Day

Shopify Prime Day

Shopify doesn't do Prime Day, so Amazon is doing it for them this year. A few dozen Shopify merchants are offering Prime Day discounts for Prime members.

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Shopify Breaks The Fourth Wall

Shopify Breaks The Fourth Wall

Shopify wants consumers to recognize the Shopify brand. The software powering e-commerce stores is typically invisible to consumers. Shopify is changing that by building a consumer-facing ecosystem.

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Gold Rush To Fund Amazon Aggregators Dries Up

Gold Rush To Fund Amazon Aggregators Dries Up

Amazon aggregators have raised just $2.2 billion in the first half of the year after raising $5.1 billion in the first half of 2021. The race to launch and fund new aggregators has ceased.

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Pakistan Sellers Are Getting Into Amazon

Pakistan Sellers Are Getting Into Amazon

Thousands of sellers from Pakistan joined the Amazon marketplace just one year after Amazon opened it to merchants from Pakistan. That's more sellers than from India, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, or Canada.

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First Buy With Prime Buttons in the Wild

First Buy With Prime Buttons in the Wild

Buy with Prime buttons are starting to appear on first e-commerce websites. The new fulfillment and checkout service introduced by Amazon in April is now available on a selection of DTC sites.

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Amazon Is Drowning in Trademarks

Amazon Is Drowning in Trademarks

At least 700,000 brands on Amazon have a trademark. An increase of 40% from the prior year. Even seemingly randomly generated names like LORELEI, RORSOU, MAJCF, or VBIGER are trademarked brands.

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