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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

Would You Let Amazon Liquidate Your Returns and Excess Stock?

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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


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


Why Amazon Will Never Be The “Everything Store”

Amazon’s latest expansion makes it clear where its limitations lie. Luxury Stores looks great and keeps out the riff raff, but it will never catch on.

By Andy Geldman


Amazon’s Immune System is Essential to its Existence

The only way Amazon can handle the scale of activity on its marketplace is with automation. It would be a very different place without this immune system.

By Andy Geldman


Amazon Seller Account Registration: Is Video Screening the Answer?

Chris McCabe looks at a new program which vets Amazon sellers over video calls. There are a lot of upsides, but will it make it past the pilot stage?

By Chris McCabe


Amazon Brand Protection is Broken: Here’s How to Fix It

Amazon has brands playing whack-a-mole to address counterfeit issues. It’s time to put down the mallet and adopt a proactive enforcement strategy.

By James Thomson and Joseph Hansen


Amazon Account Health Services: The Ugly Truth

The team Amazon created to help sellers with early warnings about account suspensions may be doing more harm than good.

By Chris McCabe


Amazon Sellers Need to Stop Dropshipping and Arbitrage. Here’s Why.

Amazon is now suspending sellers before their first sale, and requesting evidence of authenticity. Some sourcing models won’t survive.

By Chris McCabe


Are Black Hat Sellers Winning the Battle on the Amazon Marketplace?

Seller sabotage and abuse are running wild. Here’s what’s happening, and what both Amazon and sellers need to do to bring it under control.

By Chris McCabe


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