Amazon Academy Ireland – 6 Nov 2020

Organiser Enterprise Nation says of the event: “We are delighted to announce the first ever virtual Amazon Academy event exclusively for businesses based in Ireland, designed to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow their revenue, enhance productivity and develop digital skills.

Register today to hear from industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs and Amazon experts who will help you increase and improve your online presence and reach new customers around the world. You will hear from Amazon speakers who will provide advice and insights on growing your sales on Amazon, as well as from a selection of independent experts who can advise on the broader issues facing Irish businesses today.

Attendees of this event will also be the first to learn about upcoming events and opportunities to fast track your journey to selling on Amazon. Watch this space!”

mrktplcs 3 Nov 2020: Amazon FBA, Brexit, Aisle 3, Amazon cashflow, Etsy advert

Amazon FBA and Brexit: “The phasing out of Amazon’s cross border services from 14 Nov is a logistics nightmare for sellers.” says ParcelHero.  (Post & Parcel)

Thomas J. Vosper has launched Aisle 3: “I’d become disillusioned with how some of the most basic elements in ecommerce were broken for Shoppers. Retailers were also struggling with increasing competition and limited sales channels.” (LinkedIN)

Amazon’s cashflow: “Amazon doesn’t need to borrow, nor it needs to issue stock. It uses its cash-generating operating cycle to fund its future investments.” (MarketPlace Pulse)

US online sales rise 43% amid pandemic in Sept. (DigitalCommerce360)

This syrupy Christmas advert from Etsy in the US is rather good. (Ecommercebytes)

mrktplcs: 28 July 2020

AmazonFresh (groceries) is now free in London to Prime customers (usually £4 extra) with expansion expected. (Gizmodo)

This pandemic isn’t over. eBay reintroduces seller protections in the USA recognising that fulfilment continues to be disrupted by COVID. (Ecommercebytes)

A timely reminder from Amazon US. They don’t like slow moving stock in #FBA and charge accordingly. Don’t waste money storing stock on FBA that isn’t moving. (Amazon)

(Tamebay) has written about Amazon stock efficiency tactics.

We’re gonna hear much more about Instagram as a marketplace. Here is some advice: 6 Instagram Marketing Tactics to Help Nurture Your Ecommerce Store. (MultichannelMerchant)

A new Bigcommerce and Klarna ebook (and webinar) looks at the ecommerce customer journey during and after COVID. (Klarna)

mrktplcs: 21 July 2020

We knew that #2020 would be the year when #covid19 transformed #marketplaces and #ecommerce but in the UK, #Brexit is still coming.

(#RoyalMail has seen a 64% increase in parcel volumes Mar-Jun. (Post and Parcel)

More emerges about the post-Brexit #AmazonFBA options. ACTIV8 has provided a very useful guide: #Amazon After Brexit: Preparing for the end of EFN & Pan-European FBA. (Activ8.)

Are we closer to knowing how Brexit will impact other international sales? There is no reason to suggest this will be seamless or easy for exporting businesses. Red tape and paperwork, is one prediction: (iNews).

More info about the UK VAT changes too. The government announcement (hopefully positive) should help #eBay sellers in particular. Insights from (Accountancy Age) #ukvat #vat

And all of that is before mentioning the possibility of a trade war with #China that will have serious ramifications for supply chains. But that’s for another day.

mrktplcs: 16 July 2020

Big deal>> #Brexit impacts #AmazonFBA. UK sellers will no longer be able to use the EFN (European Fulfilment Network) or Pan-European FBA. Bad news but not surprising as uncertainty continues. (Esellercafe)

#Instagram launches its redesigned Shop, now powered by #Facebook Pay. (Techcrunch)

A new service from #Shipstation opens up #MercadoLibre and Latin America to merchants. (Post and Parcel)

#Walmart is now a strong second to #Amazon and growing faster than its rival. The company is embracing new strategies, partnerships, and infrastructure that have modernized its e-commerce platform and made it a more formidable rival to Amazon and direct-to-consumer sellers.” (Ecommerce Times)

#Payments system #Square has launched checkout service for websites. (Ecommerce Platforms)

Jobs: #eBay in London in the logistics team. (eBay Inc.)

#marketplaces #ecommerce