- Lena R. Liberman
- On November 24, 2017
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Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the whole shebang that is the next few days of mad action for Amazon sellers! We wish you the best of selling during this exciting time.
Amazon Coupons Are Here in Time for Cyber5
We’re still doing some testing, research, and fact-checking on the new coupons service in Seller Central. In the meantime, we don’t want you to miss out on using these new 3P digital coupons should you wish to do so in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s still time to get these new coupons locked and loaded, so here’s the quick version of how to create a coupon in Seller Central.
Another Week, Another Scam
You have to be pretty low to be a counterfeiter, even lower to jump into the holiday toy market to sell counterfeits that don’t work or have dangerous parts. But that’s what’s happening as Fake Fingerlings Sold Through Outside Sellers on Amazon, Walmart.com.
Miscellaneous Amazon-Related News
Amazon Launches a Cloud Service for US Intelligence Agencies: “With the launch of this new Secret Region, AWS becomes the first and only commercial cloud provider to offer regions to serve government workloads across the full range of data classifications, including Unclassified, Sensitive, Secret and Top Secret. By using the cloud, the U.S. Government is better able to deliver necessary information and data to mission stakeholders…” Full statement from Amazon.
Robot Makers Fill Their War Chests in Fight Against Amazon: “A few years ago, Amazon.com Inc. triggered a robot arms race when it purchased a company called Kiva Systems, maker of automated warehouse robots. Now its would-be rivals are landing bigger and bigger cash injections to try to compete with the e-commerce giant…” Yes, you read that right: “robot arms race.” Immediately after the articles about Amazon as a government provider. Ponder that.
Amazon Appears Set to Open in Australia This Week: It appears that Thursday will see a soft launch for Amazon in Australia. Lifehacker has posted some info and a picture of the email to Aussie sellers here.
9 Facts About Amazon’s Unprecedented Warehouse Empire: “According to Amazon, the company now operates more than 75 fulfillment centers and 25 sortation centers across North America, which it leases, and employs 125,000 full-time hourly associates in the U.S. During the holiday season, the company will hire an additional 120,000 workers across its logistics and warehouse network. As holiday shopping hits a frenzied peak this month, that system will be tested. Online holiday spending will top $129 billion in 2017, according to Forrester Research Inc., up 12 percent from 2016 . . . Here are some incredible facts—and numbers—behind Amazon’s extensive and expanding logistics network…”