All posts by Alex Knight

About Alex Knight

Alex Knight is a feature writer for Web Retailer. A journalism graduate from City University, London, Alex has written for a range of publications, on varying subjects, and produced a short, independent documentary. In the world of ecommerce, Alex has compèred Amazon seller events and is also the host of our Ecommerce Heroes YouTube series.

Amazon Seller Suspension and Cancellation Cover Now Available Worldwide

Amazon sellers can get protection of up $70,000 if rival sellers start taking potshots at them, thanks to the new Monitor & Protect service

For Amazon sellers, having their account suspended has become an occupational hazard. But this doesn’t mean that it’s any less damaging when it happens. Sellers have to contend with the fact that they have little or no funds coming in, while expenses like staff costs and rent still have to be paid.

Using a suspension consultant is a great way to get reinstated quickly, but if Amazon have a backlog, your account could still be out of action for a while.

Now Thompson & Holt have an innovative new type of cover for Amazon sellers, included as part of their Monitor & Protect package. This includes account health notifications and listing hijack alerts, to help sellers avoid suspension in the first place.

But if sellers do get suspended through no fault of their own, there’s cover to fall back on of up to £50,000 (around $70,000), underwritten by Lloyd’s of London. This allows sellers to claim back lost revenues, less any savings made, while their business was unable trade.

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Introducing Informed.co: a Leading Repricer Dives Into Seller Analytics

Appeagle, one of the world’s top repricing tools, has a big vision for the future of online selling, as it rebrands to Informed.co

When a business is a leader in its category, it’s uncommon to see them expand into uncharted territory. But, that is exactly what leading repricing software, Appeagle, is about to do as they dive into the world of seller analytics.

In recent times, repricing has matured, thanks to it being simpler to automate and the technology behind it becoming more advanced. So, Appeagle wanted to see if there were any other parts of a seller’s business that they could enhance. There were. By building brand new analytics tools, they could help online sellers make better decisions.

Appeagle have marked the change of direction with a new name and a new brand. They are now Informed.co, and their ambition is big – to be seen by ecommerce businesses in the same way that website owners see Google Analytics: the go-to source of data about their business, with intelligent insights and recommendations.

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Amazon Alternatives: Seven Marketplaces To Help You Diversify Your Sales

From Walmart to Jet.com, Newegg and OnBuy. We look at seven Amazon alternatives which sellers can add to their multi-channel arsenal.

Selling through just one channel is always risky. But, when that channel is Amazon, it can be a very dangerous plan. Competition on Amazon is always intense and even borders on the downright dirty, with sellers frequently being brought down.

The threat doesn’t just come from rogue competitors, as seller performance or product quality issues can very easily lead to suspension. And, the longer that your ASIN is blocked, or your listing is suspended, the more money you lose.

Now, there is no way to guarantee that you’ll never be suspended but having a multi-channel strategy can cushion the blow. It means that if you aren’t able to sell on Amazon, you still have sales coming in from other sales channels. The more marketplaces you add, the easier it will be to sustain your business until you’re back on Amazon.

So, in this post, we will look at some Amazon alternatives. They all have similar features to Amazon, for example being catalog-based, and have the potential to be a key part of your multi-channel approach.

This article is the second in a two-part series looking at alternative marketplaces for Amazon and eBay sellers. Be sure to check out our guide to eBay alternatives.

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Wonder Lister: The Must-Have Tool For High-Volume eBay Sellers

From bulk editing to quickly duplicating listings, here’s how Wonder Lister makes having thousands of items on eBay a whole lot simpler.



Picture this: you’re a marketplace seller, you have thousands of different products, and all of a sudden your most popular brand changes its name, meaning you need to edit all of your listings.

If you sell on eBay, this scenario could cause you all kinds of problems. Unlike Amazon, where the catalog reigns supreme, on eBay you’re responsible for the content of all of your listings. That’s okay if you only have a few, but if you have thousands then finding the right ones and changing them accurately can be a massive undertaking… Unless, of course, you are using Wonder Lister.

Wonder Lister is an eBay selling tool with a huge number of useful features, including a very fast and flexible bulk editing system. It allows you to search all of your active eBay listings, find the ones that need changing, and edit them all at once, from a desktop app.

An eBay management tool is a must-have for large sellers. For just $5 per month, Wonder Lister allows up to 1000 active listings. At that price, it supports 2 eBay accounts and 1 eBay site, but the higher-level plans support unlimited eBay accounts and listing to all of eBay’s global marketplaces.

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eBay Alternatives: Ten Seller-Friendly Marketplaces To Consider

From Bonanza to DaWanda, eBid, Etsy, Ruby Lane and GunBroker.com. We look at ten eBay alternatives with characteristics that sellers crave.

eBay sellers have had enough. They are paying more in fees, struggling to keep up with ever-changing policies and battling with technical problems like site outages and random testing.

Many also feel that over time, the marketplace has lost its person-to-person feel, and is no longer as friendly to small businesses. It goes further though. The introduction of Group Similar Listings and the imminent ban on custom store designs has made sellers feel like they are losing their identity. As a result, some sellers are now looking for alternative marketplaces to sell their products on.

In this post, we’ll be exploring several eBay alternatives. All of them have similar characteristics to eBay, like being listing-driven, but they also have elements that sellers feel eBay has lost, like a person-to-person, community feel. Some of these marketplaces will allow sellers to list virtually anything, whereas others are more niche.

This article is the first in a two-part series looking at alternative marketplaces for Amazon and eBay sellers. Be sure to check out our guide to Amazon alternatives.

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