The Web Retailer News Digest for January 22nd, 2021

The avalanche of Chinese factories selling on Amazon has more than doubled in the last two years. China-based sellers now account for 39% of third-party sales.

By Andy Geldman


Online Marketplaces in India: Amazon and Walmart Evenly Matched

The biggest players in India’s ecommerce industry are Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart. Unlike the US, Amazon’s advantage here is slim.

By Andy Geldman


The Web Retailer News Digest for January 15th, 2021

Right on time for the new year returns boom, we learn more about Amazon and Walmart’s “just keep it” policy, and discover that 7.5% of returns are fraudulent.

By Andy Geldman


The Web Retailer News Digest for January 8th, 2021

Amazon has some good news for sellers, eBay is selling off one of its country marketplaces, and delivery drones get a step closer to deployment in US cities.

By Andy Geldman


How to Sell Car Parts Online Using Amazon and eBay

Online sales have boomed for replacement car parts and performance accessories. But it can be a challenging category when it comes to fitment.

By Andy Geldman


Are FBA Limits Killing New Product Launches?

Fulfillment centers are full to bursting and Amazon has been ramping up storage limits to try and get the problem under control. Sellers are suffering.

By Andy Geldman


Would You Let Amazon Liquidate Your Returns and Excess Stock?

Amazon is piloting a new program to help FBA merchants resell returns and liquidate stock. Would you take this option instead of disposal or removal?

By Andy Geldman


Online Marketplaces in Southeast Asia: A Unique Region for Ecommerce

Southeast Asia is a fast-growing market for ecommerce, but Amazon and other western companies are notably absent. Local marketplaces lead the way.

By Andy Geldman


Don’t Diversify Away From Amazon. Go All-In Instead.

Amazon marketplace “roll-up” companies are buying FBA businesses, but they aren’t looking for the next big thing. All they want to do is sell more on Amazon.

By Andy Geldman


The Future of Ecommerce is a Psychedelic Mashup of Online Trends

Influencers, live video streaming, social media, gamification and ecommerce have been combined into one chaotic and addictive shopping experience.

By Andy Geldman


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