UK Amazon Sellers Will Pay 2% More in Fees From September

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In perhaps an un-surprising move Amazon has announced that for UK sellers on the Amazon platform they will be increasing Referral fees, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) fees, monthly FBA storage fees and Multichannel Fulfillment (MCF) fees by 2%. This is in response to the UK government introducing a Digital Services Tax (DST) back in April […]

Amazon Expands Roll Out of Scout Robot Deliveries

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From pipe dream, to marketing ploy, to actual delivery robot? The Amazon Scout robot has been as much of a talking point as the Amazon delivery drones, however the scout is the first to be rolled out to look at last mile delivery. After launching early last year, Amazon has limited Scout to select markets, […]

Amazon Confirms Delay Of Prime Day 2020

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Amazon delays Prime Day 2020, according to an email the company sent to third-party sellers. The email advises marketplace sellers to use the week of October 5 as a “placeholder date” for Prime Day, but also cautions that the “exact Prime Day dates have not been announced.” “A definitive date will be announced as we […]

Amazon EU FBA Shock For Global Sellers Thanks To Brexit

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Unsurprising for some but surely a shock for others today as Amazon has announced that due to Brexit on the 1st January 2021 the UK’s FBA operations will be separated from the rest of Europe. This means that any sellers that utilised the EFN (European Fulfilment Network) or Pan-European FBA that these benefits that they […]

Amazon Announces Storage Limits During Holiday Season For Some Sellers

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Today, Amazon announced inventory limits for some third-party sellers that may impact their holiday season. The announcement explains that the company itself is also making considerations as it is trying to manage what it must believe will become a significant holiday season in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The fallout for some sellers will […]

Amazon Expands Logistics Operations In Arkansas

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Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in Little Rock in 2021, creating over 1,000 new full-time jobs. The City of Little Rock’s Board of Directors gave final approval for a sale of 80 acres at the Port of Little Rock to Amazon during its meeting on April 7, 2020. This after the Little Rock Port Authority Board […]

Amazon Shows Interest In Russian Ecommerce

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Reuters reports that Amazon held talks with conglomerate Sistema about the possible acquisition of Russian online commerce platform Ozon. The news service said Sistema’s majority owner Vladimir Evtushenkov revealed the interest by Amazon while speaking with reporters after Sistema’s annual general meeting. It is unclear if the talks are continuing. Still, Sistema appears interested in […]

Amazon To Buy Zoox For Over $1 Billion

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In May, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon was in talks to purchase autonomous-vehicle tech company Zoox. The Information is reporting that both sides have agreed to the deal, worth more than $1 Billion and it could be announced as early as Friday. This is not the only investment Amazon has made in autonomous-vehicle […]

Amazon Expands With Fourth Fulfillment Center In Australia – Eyeing Two More Locations?

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Amazon Australia announced it is expanding its Australian operations, with the opening of its first Queensland fulfillment center (FC) in Brisbane later this year. The new facility is located at Goodman’s Port Industry Park in Lytton, Brisbane and is scheduled to begin operations before Christmas. The new fulfillment center will be around the same size […]

Amazon Establishes Global Counterfeit Crimes Unit

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Amazon is launching a new Counterfeit Crimes Unit, dedicated to bringing counterfeiters attempting to list counterfeit products in its store to justice, the company said in a blog post. The global team will utilize former federal prosecutors, experienced investigators, and data analysts who will support the company’s efforts already underway to protect its store from […]