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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Amazon Plans New Fulfillment Centers In Texas And Tennessee

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In July, Amazon announced the company was adding three more fulfillment centers to its U.S. logistics network to bring faster delivery to more people. New Fulfillment Center – Pflugerville, Texas A new fulfillment center in the city of Pflugerville, Texas is anticipated to launch in 2021 and will create 1,000 new full-time jobs. “We’re appreciative of […]

eBay Reassures Sellers About USPS Shipping Delays

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The U.S Postal Service continues to be strained as delivery and scan delays persist. eBay is addressing this problem by offering seller protections because of events outside the seller’s control. Handling Time eBay is automatically extending estimated delivery dates as necessary to give buyers a more reasonable expectation of when their items will arrive. The […]

Amazon Fights Fakes With Expansion Of Project Zero Program

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Amazon expands Project Zero to seven new countries – Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, and the UAE – making it available in 17 countries where Amazon has a store. Project Zero combines Amazon’s advanced technology, machine learning, and innovation with the sophisticated knowledge that brands have of their own intellectual property so we […]

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 […]