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The Prime Effect on Amazon Marketplace

9 out of 10 top sellers on Amazon now offer Prime for at least one product. Sellers choose to store inventory in FBA not because it is more convenient or cheaper than the alternatives. They do so because it unlocks access to more shoppers on Amazon.

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Amazon Launches in Turkey

Amazon launched in Turkey on September 19th. Turkey becomes Amazon's 14th global marketplace. The marketplace launched with over 1,200 sellers on day one, all based in Turkey, mostly in the tree largest cities Istambul, Ankara, and İzmir.

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Etsy Remains Immune From Amazon Disruption

Launched three years ago in October 2015, Amazon Handmade was hailed as the "Etsy killer". And yet while it continues to grow it hasn't measurably impacted Etsy. Only 1.3% of Etsy sellers sell on Amazon Handmade.

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The Changing Amazon Seller

The Amazon seller has changed a lot since 2000. The changes are in what kind of products and the relationship with the brands they sell, how they handle fulfillment, and most recently where in the world they are located.

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The Best Product for Who?

Not unlike Netflix, Amazon is about matching the unique demand with the best choice. Netflix can service different audiences simultaneously and separately. Amazon search is starting to look like that too.

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The Four Times Cheaper Mattress

"Hey, the same mattress is on Amazon for 1/4th the price, with free two-day Prime shipping, and thousands of reviews." How many customers would still buy a Casper mattress?

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Frustrating Walmart Marketplace

The Walmart marketplace is frustrating because it is two different experiences sharing one website. CNBC broke the news that Walmart is working on fixing this. Walmart is finally addressing the flaw which existed since the marketplace inception in 2009.

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