Amazon Keeps Investing In Small Business Sellers

Amazon Accelerate 2020

Amazon is on course to invest $18 billion this year to help independent businesses sell to customers, including investments in logistics, tools, services, programs, and people. Since the beginning of the year, Amazon has launched over 135 free tools and services to help sellers grow their sales in Amazon’s store. In the next twelve months, the company will provide over […]

eBay Collaborates With UPS To Offer New Shipping Options

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eBay is teaming up with UPS to expand shipping options on its global marketplace to give sellers more shipping options, especially during a time when the U.S. Postal Service is experiencing delays. Beginning later this week, eBay will roll out to its sellers the new option to use UPS as an integrated service with all […]

Amazon Adds 1,800 Electric Vans In Europe

Amazon Mercedes Electric Delivery Van

Amazon is adding more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz vans to its delivery fleet in Europe this year. Amazon and Mercedes-Benz share a commitment to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, and Mercedes-Benz also announced it has joined The Climate Pledge, which calls on signatories to be net-zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade […]

eBay Adds Great Price Badge To Search Results

San Jose, USA - September 10, 2018: Ebay outdoor logo at company headquarters in silicone valley

eBay announced it recently launched a new badge on the search results page called Great Price. This new badge is intended to help trusted sellers that have competitive prices better highlight their listings and attract more buyers. The company is launching this feature on certain products that are high in demand, based on sales history, […]

Four Individuals Charged With $19 Million Fraudulent Invoicing Scheme Targeting Amazon

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Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), announced the indictment and arrest today of YOEL ABRAHAM, HESHL ABRAHAM, ZISHE ABRAHAM, and SHMUEL ABRAHAM, who are brothers, on charges of engaging in […]

Amazon UK Partners with Morrisons To Offer Free Grocery Delivery For Prime Members

Amazon Morrisons

UK Supermarket chain Morrisons and Amazon announced earlier this year that they were expanding their same-day, online grocery delivery service to Prime members – covering most of London and many major cities across the UK. In March this year the service operated a pilot roll out scheme across 17 Morrisons stores in eight major cities around […]

Amazon Faces New Antitrust Investigation In Germany

Distribution center of Amazon in Germany

In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine daily newspaper in Frankfurt Germany, Andreas Mundt, President of Germany’s Federal Government anti-trust authority, revealed his office is investigating Amazon’s role in controlling prices by third-party marketplace sellers on its online commerce platform during the Coronavirus pandemic. The German anti-trust authority is reviewing reports if Amazon kept sellers […]

Court Holds Amazon Liable For Defective Products From Third-Party Sellers

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On Thursday, an appeals court in California ruled that Amazon is liable for defective products sold by third-party merchants on its marketplace platform. In a unanimous decision, the appeal court overturned an earlier ruling from a trial court that ruled in favor of Amazon’s motion for summary judgment. In its decision, the appeal court wrote, […]

U.S. Grocer Kroger Adds Marketplace For Third-Party Sellers

The Kroger Marketplace

American grocery retailer Kroger announced Kroger Ship will expand to offer an extended ship-to-home assortment through a marketplace offering of third-party sellers powered by B2C and B2B digital marketplace software platform Mirakl. “Our customers are increasingly turning to our ecommerce solutions provided at Kroger.com for their grocery and household essential needs. To better serve our customers, we’re continuing […]

Amazon Joins Another Lawsuit Fighting Fake Products

Amazon headquarters Seattle Washington

Amazon and KF Beauty jointly filed a lawsuit against four companies and 16 individuals for counterfeiting KF Beauty’s award-winning WUNDER2 beauty products – including WUNDERBROW – and offering the infringing products for sale in Amazon’s stores, in violation of Amazon’s policies and KF Beauty’s intellectual property rights and various trademarks. The lawsuit was filed in […]