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Current News - Amazon Seller News - 2015 - 2016

This page is current news specific to selling on Amazon, plus links to informative news articles.

This website is for learning and sharing information about online selling. This is not a newsletter or news magazine, rather a source for how to find selling information and meet other online sellers. This page is a collection of links to news stories and articles from other sources that might be of interest to Amazon sellers, trying to leave out some of the boring biz stuff.

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Amazon News & Articles

2016

InternetRetailer - 04-25-2016 - Amazon will shutter its MyHabit fashion site.
eCommerceBytes - 04-22-2016 - Amazon to Close MyHabit Fashion Site.

eCommerceBytes - 04-20-2016 - Avoiding UPC Headaches amid Amazon Crackdown.

RetailWire - 04-11-2016 - Should retailers work with Amazon Payments?

eCommerceBytes - 04-10-2016 - An Amazon Program That Can Boost Your Sales.

MarketplacePulse - 04-08-2016 - There are over 70,000 sellers with sales of more than $100,000 selling on Amazon.

eCommerceBytes - 04-04-2016 - New Amazon Shipping Policy Worries Some Sellers.

eCommerceBytes - 03-31-2016 - Amazon Is Bent on Making Room in Its Warehouses.

Full Time FBA - 03-27-2016 - Responding To The Latest Changes In Amazon Selling.

eCommerceBytes - 03-15-2016 - Amazon Invites Longtime Sellers to Migrate to SOA Platform.
"Some people don't realize that, whichever type of account you have, Individual or Pro Merchant, you are on one of two "platforms"..."

eCommerceBytes - 02-26-2016 - Shipping Through Amazon Just Got More Expensive.

eCommerceBytes - 02-17-2016 - Amazon Invites Farmers to Sell Online.

eCommerceBytes - 02-08-2016 - How to Reinstate Your Suspended Amazon Seller Account.

eCommerceBytes - 02-05-2016 - Three Takeaways from Amazon Earnings for Online Sellers.

Internet Retailer - 02-04-2016 - Amazon plans to open stores in at least 10 markets.

eCommerceBytes - 01-26-2016 - How to Avoid Amazon Seller Account Suspensions.

Internet Retailer - 01-26-2016 - I pledge allegiance to the United States of Amazon. - Discussion Article - Amazon.com is becoming as American as apple pie. ...

eCommerceBytes - 01-19-2016 - Amazon Deal with USPS Gives Sellers Unprecedented Discounts.

Internet Retailer - 01-11-2016 -Online Selling Trends 2016: Pressure Intensifies for Amazon Sellers.

Internet Retailer - 01-06-2016 - Amazon lets sellers handle some Prime fulfillment, and it’s paying off.

eCommerceBytes - 01-05-16 - Amazon Reveals It Shipped 1 Billion FBA Items for Sellers in 2015.

 
Amazon News & Articles

2015

Internet Retailer - 12-31-2015 - Amazon’s foray into fashion.

Internet Retailer - 12-30-2015 - Amazon is the best-performing retail stock of 2015.

Internet Retailer - 12-23-2015 - Amazon’s growth accelerates.

eCommerceBytes - 12-10-15 - Amazon Raises FBA Seller Fees for 2016.

eCommerceBytes - 11-24-15 - Amazon Reminds Sellers about Extended Holiday Returns.

eCommerceBytes - 11-18-15 - Reaching Amazon Prime Customers without FBA.

eCommerceBytes - 10-11-15 - Amazon Category Manager Opens Up about Handmade.

eCommerceBytes - 10-09-15 - Handmade at Amazon Officially Launches, Factory-Free.

eCommerceBytes - 10-07-15 - Amazon Seller-Support Rep Spills All on Reddit.

eCommerceBytes - 09-30-15 - Amazon Redesigns Seller Central - Unnecessarily?

eCommerceBytes - 09-21-15 - Etsy Has Cause to Worry over Amazon Handmade.

Internet Retailer - 09-18-2015 - Amazon Digest: New Fires, a Post package and Prime Now loves LA.

eCommerceBytes - 09-17-2015 - Questions as Amazon Cracks Down on Sellers.

eCommerceBytes - 09-01-2015 - More on Amazon Opening Prime to Non FBA Sellers.

Internet Retailer - 08-10-2015 - Amazon adds an Illinois warehouse.

Internet Retailer - 08-06-2015 - Amazon FBA Sellers Caught Off-Guard by Policy Change.

Internet Retailer - 07-22-2015 - Amazon adds 11 markets to its Home Services program.

eCommerceBytes - 07-12-2015 - Registering Your Product Brand through the Amazon Brand Registry.

eCommerceBytes - 07-07-2015 - Amazon Creates New Shopping Holiday: Prime Day Is July 15th.

eCommerceBytes - 06-26-2015 - Amazon Handmade Reveals Fees, Opens Application Process.

Internet Retailer - 06-25-2015 - Amazon’s ‘Treasure Truck’ puts web flash sales on wheels.

eCommerceBytes - 06-15-2015 - Amazon Goes after Cafe Press with New Custom Marketplace.

eCommerceBytes - 06-09-2015 - Amazon Includes FBA Orders in Bright Minions-Branded Boxes.

Internet Retailer - 06-02-2015 -A guide to survival in Amazon’s e-commerce jungle.

Internet Retailer - 06-02-2015 - Amazon may make more marketplace sellers’ products Prime-eligible.

Internet Retailer - 06-02-2015 - Amazon debuts free shipping on small goods with no minimum order.

eCommerceBytes - 05-26-2015 - Amazon Sellers Must Compete with Rentals and Ebooks.

PCMag - 05-23-2015 - Amazon Starts Teasing New 'Handmade' Marketplace.

eCommerceBytes - 05-22-2015 - Amazon to Launch Handmade Marketplace.

eCommerceBytes - 05-12-2015 - Amazon to Migrate All Sellers to New Manage Inventory Page.

Internet Retailer - 05-01-2015 - Amazon’s Bezos steps closer to selling space travel.

May 2015 - Amazon Business is replacing Amazon Supply.
Amazon Supply - Closing Down May 13, 2015.
About Amazon Business - Amazon Business is a new marketplace on Amazon.com that gives businesses of all sizes access to hundreds of millions of products in a shopping experience built for businesses. New features include FREE Two-Day Shipping on orders of $49 or more, business-pricing on select items, multi-user accounts, and approval workflows. Businesses can now shop on Amazon and use purchase orders to improve recordkeeping. Amazon Business also makes it easy for businesses to compare multiple offers on products, and is integrated and certified for punchout with leading purchasing systems.
Internet Retailer - 04-28-2015 - Say hello to Amazon Business, good-bye to AmazonSupply.

Channel Advisor - 02-26-2015 - Amazon Suspends Sellers over Missed Shipping Deadlines.

Channel Advisor - 02-13-2015 - Amazon Raises FBA Fees.

Website Magazine - 02-11-2015 - What to Know About Amazon Giveaway.
Internet Retailer - 02-11-2015 -
Amazon’s newest tool lets marketers create contests.
TechCrunch - 02-10-2015 -
Amazon’s newest tool lets anyone host giveaways online.

Star-Telegram/Keller Citizen - 01-31-2015 - Robots buzz about at Amazon’s Haslet facility. - Picures & videos.

eCommerceBytes - 01-28-2015 - Amazon Rewards Sellers Who Offer Free Shipping.

Internet Retailer - 01-13-2015 - Amazon.com’s prices beat Walmart.com on popular items.

RetailWire - 01-08-2015 - It's good to be an Amazon Marketplace seller.

eCommerceBytes - 01-06-2015 - Amazon Calls Attention to Mobile Seller App.

eCommerceBytes - 01-01-2015 - Amazon Sellers Impacted by Warehouse Closures.

 
 
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Amazon Stores and Programs

Amazon is a complex venue, and it can be confusing at first. In addition to Amazon's own gigantic online store, Amazon has an affiliate program, aStores, a seller program, zStores, and web stores.

Amazon Affiliate Program:
Amazon Affiliate Program (Commissioned referral program. Examples.)

aStores are for the Amazon Affiliate Program:
What is aStore?
aStore for Amazon Associates (Affiliates)

Amazon Seller Program:
Sell on Amazon (Seller accounts come with a zStore.)

zStores are for the Amazon Seller Program:
Example of an Amazon zStore (The zStore comes with a seller account.)

Amazon Web Store:
Amazon Web Store
- eCommerce Websites from Amazon.
Amazon's stand alone eCommerce web sites, with hosting and ecommerce features.

 
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