- Lena R. Liberman
- On August 18, 2017
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Another week, another bevy of Amazon news nuggets that might have slipped under your radar. We aim to rectify that with this roundup of need-to-know info for sellers.
- Media sellers, who will already experience Multi-Channel Fulfillment Fee increases come August 30, are getting hit yet again but in a new way. This time, Amazon Is Telling Third-Party Booksellers They Must Speed Up Delivery Times by Up to 40% (CNBC). Naomi Gray at Market Realist asks the important question: Is Amazon Using Books for FBA Recruitment?
- Just when it looked like we were getting some clarity and consistency with regard to online sales-tax issues, the dreaded lawsuits and nebulous “varies by state” reappear as Amazon Faces a Tax Fight in South Carolina That Could Change How Online Sellers Do Business (CNBC). Since we’re talking taxes, just a reminder that Tax Amnesty kicked off yesterday and we can’t say enough about taking advantage of this golden opportunity to get your sales-tax house in order.
- Scammers gonna scam; buyers and legit sellers gonna bear the brunt of it. Where there’s money to be made, humans are sure to game the system, just as we read about in People Are Losing A Bunch Of Money From These Scams On Amazon (Buzzfeed). How can Amazon better patrol its marketplace and what protections does it owe buyers and sellers? What’s even feasible in this scenario? Issues with textbooks and eclipse glasses seem to be just the tip of the iceberg.
- For those occasions and items when delivery in a day or a couple of hours just isn’t fast enough, Amazon Instant Pickup Lets You Grab an Order in Two Minutes (CNET). Read our own Jeff Cohen’s thoughts on how Prime’s accelerated instant-gratification delivery options have spoiled us at Amazon Has Ruined Online Shopping—and Reasonable Expectations.
Have a great weekend and happy selling!