Chris Dunne

About Chris Dunne

Marketing Executive at RepricerExpress with a passion for all things digital.
21 07, 2017

5 Interesting Stories from the World of Ecommerce This Week

Welcome to this week's eFocus, RepricerExpress' weekly round-up of ecommerce and Amazon news. How Amazon’s own messaging service could beat WhatsApp and Messenger: James Peckham at Tech Radar reports that according to reports, Amazon is hard at work on its own messaging platform to compete with the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and maybe even workplace solutions like Slack. It’s rumoured to be called Anytime and it was reported by AFTV News after Amazon began surveying customers about potential innovative features for the new service. Continue reading... Amazon launches Spark, a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members: Sarah Perez at TechCrunch reports that Amazon have introduced Amazon Spark, an Instagram-style shoppable feed that appears inside the Amazon app to showcase products. The experience is like scrolling through your Instagram feed, except in this case everything is set up so you can click on an image and buy items much more easily. Continue reading… Amazon keeps popular items stocked by buying from other retailers: Mariella Moon at Engadget reports that according to CNBC, the Fulfilled by Amazon team has emailed thousands of sellers

19 07, 2017

Selling Products as Amazon Choice

If you visit Amazon as a buyer, then you’ll likely notice a special category of products labelled as "Amazon Choice". This is a curated list Amazon’s put together based on price, rating and availability, as they think it’ll extra-appeal to buyers over other selections. They’ve linked it with Echo to make ordering easier, and as usual, RepricerExpress has the important details for you. Amazon Echo In a nutshell, Echo is a little ‘smart’ speaker (9.25” tall) that’s hooked up to Alexa, an AI assistant that’s much like Apple’s Siri. But Echo can do a lot more than Siri. Responding to the name Alexa, the cloud-based Echo can play music, give you traffic and weather updates, set alarms, make to-do lists, and engage in other interactions via your voice. Originally, Echo was only available to Prime members or by invitation but was opened up in mid-2015. And also originally, it could only order items that the buyer had previously ordered, but that’s since changed to buyers being able to order Prime-eligible products from a list of tens of millions. Source: Amazon   How to Order with

18 07, 2017

How Amazon Sellers Should Deal with FBA Returns

Having a product returned is probably RepricerExpress’s least favourite part of ecommerce. More than just a lost sale, it means something went wrong down the line and the buyer wasn’t as satisfied with an item as you’d hoped. Unfortunately, there’s no avoiding the inevitable, so the best solution is to deal with FBA returns as smartly as possible. Make Sure Returned Items Are Actually Returned to FBA The returns process when FBA is involved is quite a bit different than if you’re selling on Amazon by yourself. The biggest thing to remember is the 45-day window where buyers have up to 45 days to return the item they want a refund for. Unless you’re in a slow period or aren’t selling a huge number of items, it’s best to let the month and a half go by before checking your account. Under ideal circumstances, FBA will refund the customer, inform them they have 45 days to return the item and everything. However, it sometimes happens that customers don’t return the item within that time-frame and the product never makes its way back into your inventory

17 07, 2017

Managing Your Amazon Business When on Holiday

Guest Blog by Amanda O’Brien from The Source Report It’s official, it’s summer! Holiday season is here and this is what you need to consider if you fancy a break too! Depending on what type of products you sell online, the summer months can see periods of peaks and troughs much more than other seasons, and this is simply to do with the fact that many people take off on their annual holiday, take days out because the children are off school and the weather is better (allegedly). So in general, a normal routine can be completely disrupted as life becomes a bit of a juggling act. Firstly, I want to reassure you that as a seller, you should not worry if you do see your sales dipping at this time of year – they will come back – and you can use this time to research new products, add some seasonal products to your inventory or if you can’t beat them, join them…take a well earned holiday yourself. Everyone needs a break from routine occasionally! But how should you be managing your Amazon business

14 07, 2017

5 Interesting Stories from the World of Ecommerce This Week

Welcome to this week's eFocus, RepricerExpress' weekly round-up of ecommerce and Amazon news. Amazon Prime Day breaks record; sales grew by more than 60 percent: Lauren Thomas at CNBC reports that Amazon said this year's Prime Day was its "biggest day ever," with sales surpassing the combined value of its 2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday results. Prime Day sales grew by more than 60% with a "record number" of Prime members shopping across 13 countries. One factor that could have skewed this year's results was that last year's Prime Day was for 24 rather than 30 hours, and included fewer countries. Continue reading... Amazon's next Echo will be more like Apple's HomePod: Devindra Hardawar at Engadget reports that two years on from when Amazon debuted the Echo, the company is working on a new Echo that will improve on the first speaker in practically every way. The new Echo will be both shorter and slimmer than the original and Amazon is also softening its design with rounded edges and a cloth-like covering. Continue reading... Amazon Prime Day signalled a huge change in how Americans

13 07, 2017

Battle of the Marketplaces: Amazon Vs Walmart

Selling online, you know one of the biggest mistakes you can make is putting all your eggs in one basket. And with the emergence of the Walmart Marketplace as a new player in the game, many online merchants are wondering if it’s a valid area to branch out in. RepricerExpress takes a look at what’s involved and who it’s right for. Walmart: A Behemoth In Its Own Right To say Walmart is huge would be a massive understatement. Their employee count outnumbers a bunch of this world’s populations. In fact, if Walmart was a country, they’d be in the low 20s in terms of economic measurement. Their website receives 80-some odd million unique visitors each month, and they’re partnered up with thousands of suppliers and sellers. Pretty big selling audience, eh? It seemed to be more a question of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ they would enter the online marketplace world and compete with the likes of Amazon. And even though their market cap of $229 billion is about half of Amazon’s market cap of $467 billion, Walmart has a brick-and-mortar store within 10 miles of

4 07, 2017

3 Expert Ways to Improve Your Amazon Store

Guest post by Victoria Greene, Brand Marketing Consultant and Freelance Writer So, you’re selling on Amazon and making enough money to get by. But do you want to take your ecommerce enterprise to the next level? There’s always room for improvement, and there are new tips and tricks that you can implement to rapidly boost the conversion rates of your products. From product videos to fine-tuning your sales copy, this article will give you some real food for thought. Let’s see whether you pass our test, or if you need a little bit more guidance to get you there. #1. Do your product listings feature videos? It’s official: product videos are the new big thing on all ecommerce stores, from Amazon to custom-builds. Approximately 60% of marketers are currently using video, and 73% plan to increase their usage. And with good reason – viewers are anywhere from 64-85% more likely to buy a product after watching a video accurately describing or displaying its features. With such a brilliant opportunity to boost your conversion rate, now is the time to put a video marketing strategy into

2 07, 2017

5 Tips for Using Amazon Seller Central

No matter if you’re already established on Amazon or just starting to sell online, RepricerExpress has these five great tips for you to use to get yourself even further ahead. Knowing the system you’re using inside and out is key to making it work for you as best and most efficiently as possible. Tip 1: Knowing How Amazon’s Search Algorithm Works Every search engine has its own algorithm. And every search engine usually tweaks their algorithm in different ways. Knowing how Amazon’s works, especially in comparison to Google’s, will help you get ahead. Amazon uses the A9 algorithm, which means these are the most important things to focus on: How closely matched a search term is to the product title and description. A good product title will be reflected in the description, and vice-versa. How pleased customers are with you. Build up those positive reviews and bump yourself to the front of the line. How well something can convert into a sale, which encompasses things like competitive pricing, positive reviews and average customer rating. Related: 21 Ways to Rank Your Products Higher on Amazon  

30 06, 2017

5 Interesting Stories from the World of Ecommerce This Week

Welcome to this week's eFocus, RepricerExpress' weekly round-up of ecommerce and Amazon news. Amazon’s 2017 Prime Day sale will be 11 July: Fitz Tepper at Tech Crunch reports that Amazon has confirmed the date of this year's Prime Day. Amazon has said there will be “hundreds of thousands of deals”, with new ones coming as often as every five minutes. There will be 30 hours of sales, starting at 18:00 PT on Monday 10 July and continuing through all of Tuesday 11 July. Amazon have also announced that Prime Day sales will be available in China, India and Mexico, bringing the total amount of countries with deals to 13. Continue reading... Pros and cons of selling on Amazon Business: Lori McDonald at Practical Ecommerce reports that Amazon Business, the B2B marketplace, has more than 45,000 active sellers and more than 10 million products with bulk purchase options or business discounts. Many B2B merchants aren’t sure whether to sell their products on Amazon Business. In this post, Lori addresses the pros and cons. Continue reading... Amazon enters top five in global brands 2017 ranking: The Financial

29 06, 2017

How to Choose The Right Amazon Business Model

Guest blog post by Kev Blackburn from Life Success Engineer Choosing the right Amazon business model is an important decision and something I want to help you with. It’s a question I've been asked multiple times since I started selling on Amazon in June 2015. Starting a business online, living the “laptop lifestyle” is very attractive and there has never been a better time to start. It’s just a case of knowing what Amazon business models are available and which suits your interests and current situation. In the first episode of my Success in Business series for my YouTube channel, I begin to explain the process of not just starting a business but becoming a successful business owner. By going through the action steps I detail in this post, you should have a better idea of what model you want to start with and have a clearer vision for the future. Watch the video: Listen to the podcast: Amazon offers so many options for entrepreneurs to begin businesses because they want us to succeed.  The more we succeed, the more Amazon will succeed in the long