Weekly roundups of the most important news for businesses selling through online marketplaces.
Amazon is not known for giving money back to its sellers, but the new Brand Referral Bonus program pays 10% of sales generated from off-Amazon traffic.
The pandemic has caused ecommerce to boom, but return scams have grown even faster. Shoppers can even hire someone to get refunds for them.
After years of review manipulation, Amazon has suspended hundreds of Chinese sellers, with total annual sales in excess of a billion dollars.
Facebook announces a range of new ecommerce features, including the ability to set up one store that works across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Amazon seems to be under attack from all sides. This time, a new bill with wide support could force it to sell its entire logistics operation including FBA.
Online marketplaces lobbied hard against the Inform Consumers Act, designed to protect consumers from fake and unsafe products. Now it has been dropped.
For two weeks Amazon will fully fund a “spend $10, get $10” promotion for products from small brand owners. This is one to shout from the rooftops.
US authorities have made a lot of noise over the last few years about Amazon abusing its market position, but no real action has been taken. Until now.
Google just keeps trying, and failing, to make a substantial impact in the ecommerce world. But this latest move might just turn things in its favor.
A data leak exposed over 13 million messages in which Amazon sellers solicit fake reviews. Soon after, several very large Chinese sellers were suspended.