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Warning Signs That Your Amazon Business is Off-Track

Four Surprising New Business Pivots Post COVID-19

Wondering how to know when something has gone off-track with your Amazon business? Look and listen for these warning signs. Answer True or False to the statements below to assess your level of risk. More than one “True” in each category, and it’s time to seek help!

Amazon’s rumored impending supplier purge: Why, and what should vendors do?

Amazon’s rumored impending supplier purge

“Third-party sellers are kicking our first-party butt. Badly,” Jeff Bezos wrote in the 2019 annual shareholder letter. This is an important statement, the first of its kind, followed by hard data – yes, data! – detailing the size of Amazon’s third-party platform – meaning, the amount of total sales generated by third party sellers on Amazon.

Vendors snubbed by Amazon’s ordering system – it’s not me, it’s you

Vendors snubbed by Amazon’s ordering system

At Ideoclick, we work with hundreds of manufacturers on Amazon. This week, we’ve talked to many vendors who didn’t receive purchase orders on schedule. What does it mean? Is Amazon breaking up with you? Some are hurt and horrified. Others are happy, because they were totally ready to break up, like, two years ago, and be a seller instead.

Roundup: Hybrid Selling Accounts, Q4 Earnings, and Acquired Pillpack

Roundup

ROUNDUP: Amazon announced their Q2 earnings, and the big story is that they posted their largest quarterly profit ($2.5B)…ever. Wall street is happy, as they’ve now been profitable for 13 straight quarters – thanks in large part to their ad business (growing at 100% Y/Y), AWS, and the “squeeze” they’ve been putting on all of you, manufacturers.

Hybrid Selling Models on Amazon – Why the Hype?

The single biggest growth opportunity for your brand might be opening a third-party seller account. More and more brands (including some of my clients) are seeing significant sales uptick by transitioning to a “hybrid” model to address a variety of challenges on Amazon – persistent out of stocks/inventory management, circumventing Amazon’s aggressive price matching strategy, a means to manage products requiring special handling, getting more direct access to their customers, and to keep selling their CRaP on Amazon (no, it’s not potty talk – if you don’t already know about CRaP, see my previous article).

Marketplace fundamentals & ecommerce success framework

In this foundational course, we’ll explore the nuances of eCommerce marketplaces including Amazon, Walmart, and Target as examples. We’ll review the key differences between eCommerce marketplaces and value-added retailers, including new areas of responsibility for brand and brand-enablers. Harness the knowledge and expertise of thought leaders in the industry and learn how to apply the eCommerce Success Framework.

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