Amazon in Hot Water Again For Allegedly Using Seller Data to Launch Competing Products

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon employees accessed proprietary data collected from third-party marketplace sellers to launch its own products in violation of company policies and contradictory statements to Congress. The Journal report relies on interviews with 20 former Amazon employees who worked for its private-label division and on internal documents WSJ reviewed. In […]

Amazon is Accepting Inbound Shipments Again From Marketplace Sellers

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Last week we reported Amazon would allow independent marketplace sellers to ship non-essential products to its fulfillment services sometime “this week.” The company had banned the inbound shipment of non-essential goods in mid-march after it struggled to manage the rush on household goods and some medical supplies due to the coronavirus outbreak. This week turned into […]

Amazon Will Lift Ban on Non-Essential Inbound FBA Shipments This Week

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Amazon will lift the ban on third-party marketplace sellers sending non-essential items to its fulfillment centers, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Later this week, we will allow more product into our fulfillment centers,” a spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal. The move comes after last month Amazon surprised sellers without warning that it would […]

Amazon Reputation During Coronavirus Takes Another Blow – #ThingsAmazonWontDeliver

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The last month has been challenging for Amazon as it struggles to maintain inventory and services to customers and sellers alike. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency ramped up in March, more consumers flocked to Amazon buying sanitizing and household items that were flying off the shelves at their local supermarket or mega-mart. With its […]

Walmart Officially Launches Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS)

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Get ready to learn another acronym, WFS (Walmart Fulfillment Services). Walmart revealed today that it has officially launched its ecommerce fulfillment network for marketplace sellers called Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS). The program had been in a limited beta. WFS will roll out slowly from beta but it is now inviting interested marketplace seller to apply. […]

Amazon Ends Contracts with Some Regional Couriers

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Amazon is ending relationships with some regional delivery partners, according to a story published by Bloomberg. In some markets, regional couriers played a vital role as they allowed Amazon to expand two-day and next day deliveries without having its logistics network entirely in place. With the growth of Amazon’s own logistics network, it was just […]

Amazon Announces Plans For First Iowa Fulfillment Center

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Amazon announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in the state of Iowa in the city of Bondurant. The site, which is anticipated to launch in late 2020, will create 1,000 new full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. “We are delighted to be opening our first Iowa fulfillment […]

Amazon Highlights Seller Tools and Services It Launched in 2019 for SMBs

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Amazon announced it launched more than 225 tools and services in 2019 to help third-party sellers – mostly small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) – succeed in its stores. The new tools and services were part of a more than $15 billion global investment in third-party seller success last year. As a result, American SMBs selling […]

Amazon Expands with New Fulfillment Centre in Toronto Area

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Amazon announced plans for a new fulfillment centre in Scarborough, in the City of Toronto. The 1-million square-foot facility will create more than 600 full-time jobs with comprehensive benefits. This will be Amazon’s twelfth fulfillment centre in Canada, and seventh in Ontario, alongside existing Ontario operations facilities in Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, Caledon, and Ottawa. Amazon […]