19 10, 2018

5 Interesting Stories from the World of Amazon This Week

Welcome to RepricerExpress' weekly round-up of the top five stories from the world of Amazon and ecommerce. Amazon US Prime membership growth slows: Matthew Boyle at Bloomberg reports that Amazon's reward club which offers paying members two-day free shipping on millions of items and streaming video programs, grew just 8% over the past 12 months. According to CIRP, Prime has 97 million US subscribers, the slowest pace since the research firm started tracking membership in 2012. CIRP says Prime subscribers increased by 2 million in the most recent quarter, which included Amazon's Prime Day sales promotion. Continue reading... eBay files lawsuit against Amazon over 'seller recruitment': BBC News reports that eBay has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the US retail giant of using illegal tactics to recruit sellers. It says Amazon representatives abused eBay's internal email system to contact sellers - a violation of the marketplace's policies. Amazon declined to comment on the case, which follows a letter from eBay demanding an end to the activity. It had previously said that it was investigating the claims. Continue reading... Amazon accused of review manipulation to

18 10, 2018

RepricerExpress Adds Three New Amazon Marketplaces

Are you looking to keep your listings competitively priced on Amazon Australia, Amazon India and Amazon Mexico? Then we have some great news for you. Within RepricerExpress, Amazon repricing software, you can now reprice on 11 different marketplaces. Here's the full list of Amazon marketplaces we are now fully integrated with. (US) (UK) Amazon Australia - New Amazon Canada Amazon France Amazon Germany Amazon India - New Amazon Italy Amazon Japan Amazon Mexico - New Amazon Spain Check out our great guide to selling on Amazon Australia. If you’re an international ecommerce seller looking to expand your horizons, you can add the new marketplaces now within your RepricerExpress account — just log in to get started. If you're new to RepricerExpress, you can reprice free for 15 days! RepricerExpress is the Amazon and eBay repricing solution that’s super easy to set up and use. Sell more and keep your listings competitive 24/7 without constant attention.

18 10, 2018

How Pricing Affects Product Ranking on Amazon

Guest post by Mike Begg from AMZ Advisers Amazon has continued to level the playing field for all sellers by creating more uniformed policies and restriction across all categories. They are also attempting to increase competition by making more features available in the Seller Central platform. Features that were previously available only to vendors are now open to brand registered sellers. More recently, 2018 Vendor Agreements have come out and many vendors are finding that Amazon has almost increased their fees by 100%. We believe that this shows Amazon wants to continue to push everyone to the third-party Seller Central platform. The challenge for third-party sellers is how do you get your product to rank in an increasingly competitive and level playing field. Vendors moving to Seller Central may be able to offer lower pricing particularly if they manufacturer their product. This will make your pricing more important than ever and a reason why using repricing tools for Amazon like RepricerExpress will be extremely valuable moving forward. The only way to successfully rank your product is through building sales history. Testing new price points can

17 10, 2018

Do You Watch The Apprentice?

Guest post by Amanda O’Brien, Amazon and eBay Expert Every week I get a surprisingly high quota of emails from people who are looking for advice on a particular subject. It’s a subject that I am always delighted to hear about and a subject that actually makes me smile and have a little chuckle to myself! For example, just recently I received an email from a Source Report member who told me: “Hi Amanda, I’ve been selling online for around 6 months now and my business has started to take off – in fact because I’m also working full time in my usual job, I’m finding that I’m up till all hours packing up orders and answering emails…I’m really totally exhausted….” Exhausted is quite a strong word. And I sometimes wonder is it really code for: “I’m up till all hours packing up orders and answering emails… which means I have missed the last 3 episodes of EastEnders…” That might sound harsh, but a few years ago I went to a seminar where I clearly remember this one guy coming onto the stage and showing

16 10, 2018

Is Your Amazon Repricer Cutting It?

If you’re not using RepricerExpress, there’s a chance your Amazon repricer isn’t cutting it. Look at these three ways you’re missing out on potential sales and higher margins by using a repricer that isn’t RepricerExpress.   1. Your Repricer Isn’t Winning You the Buy Box The Buy Box is like the Golden Ticket or World Cup. Winning it means an in to the next level and an unforgettable experience. Once you’ve gained possession of it, you can also leverage it to take advantage of more sales, take advantage of that to gain more reviews, and keep the cycle going. But if your repricer isn’t giving you a solid shot at the Buy Box, it’s time to examine why. Does it not have enough rule options you can adjust? Does it not apply the rules quickly enough? Does it show you a product’s history, including its Buy Box performance? Well, it should. And we do. A good repricer is value in what you pay for and there are few things on Amazon more valuable than winning a Buy Box.   2. A Good Repricer Factors in

15 10, 2018

What is Amazon Business?

Amazon Business provides the selection, convenience, and fast delivery that customers love about Amazon with exclusive features for business including access to Free-One-Day delivery on qualified orders of £30+, Pay by Invoice, downloadable VAT invoices and more. Whether you are a sole trader, a buyer in a mid-size company or a procurement executive in a large multi-national firm, Amazon Business has the products and services to serve your online shopping needs. Register for a free account today and save time and money while buying over a hundred million products It is available in the UK, US and Germany.   Benefits of Amazon Business Reduce your business costs Competitive marketplace: Competitive prices for specific products, and easy to compare alternatives across different price ranges. Improve cash flow: Purchase now and pay in net 30 days after shipping with Pay By Invoice. Reduce delivery costs: Free One-Day Delivery on qualified orders over £30, or for all qualifying orders for customers using Amazon Prime. Easy returns: Reduce wasteful spend with hassle-free returns, only keeping what your business actually needs. Save time Simple supplier management: Spend less time searching

12 10, 2018

5 Interesting Stories from the World of Amazon This Week

Welcome to RepricerExpress' weekly round-up of the top five stories from the world of Amazon and ecommerce. Amazon ponies up more money for warehouse workers after blowback: Spencer Soper at Bloomberg reports that Amazon is sweetening the pay for some of its longtime warehouse workers after employees criticised the loss of bonuses and stock awards as part of the company’s pledge to boost all wages to at least $15 an hour. Additionally, Amazon is introducing a new cash bonus of $1,500 to $3,000 for tenure milestones at five, 10, 15 and 20 years. Continue reading... Amazon ditched AI recruiting tool that favoured men for technical jobs: Reuters via The Guardian reports that Amazon’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ résumés, with the aim of mechanizing the search for top talent, five people familiar with the effort told Reuters. Automation has been key to Amazon’s ecommerce dominance, be it inside warehouses or driving pricing decisions. Continue reading... Amazon is reportedly looking for retail space for

10 10, 2018

What Sellers Need to Know About Google Shopping Marketing

Guest post by Patrick Foster, writer and ecommerce expert from Ecommerce Tips. Patrick likes to help people achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions. Follow him on Twitter for the latest updates. If you own an ecommerce business, there are many ways to direct traffic to your store and sell more products. You’ve probably experimented with different types of advertising, such as Google Ads and Facebook Advertising. You may also sell your products on a marketplace like Amazon. But what about Google Shopping? If it isn’t something you’ve ever looked into, you should think about it, because it could be a great fit for your business. To that end, here’s what you need to know about it.   Google Shopping overview The first thing to know about Google Shopping is that it’s not another marketplace like Amazon. This is not a store through which you can sell your products with Google taking a fee. Instead, it is an advertising platform. In fact, it is the combination of two different platforms: Google Ads, which is Google’s advertising platform, and the Google Merchant Center. Your campaigns are in Google Ads, which

9 10, 2018

7 Copywriting Tips to Boost Your Amazon Conversion Rate

Guest post from Skubana Do you want a powerful advantage over your Amazon competitors? One that you can implement right now? Most sellers on Amazon overlook the importance of copywriting. They focus all of their attention on garnering reviews or driving clicks, neglecting this fundamental part of their listings. The result? Wasted clicks and sales. In this post, we’re going to give you seven simple and practical copywriting tips you can use to boost your conversions almost instantly. You’ll gain a better understanding of your customers, pinpoint the most important keywords, and learn how to replicate your competitor’s success. Let’s dive in.   1. Copy Your Top-Performing Competitors Intelligent competitor research is one of the most useful tools at your disposal. By looking closely at the top-converting products in your niche, along with your direct competitors, you can pinpoint keywords, phrases and emotions that connect best with your potential customers. Specifically, when you examine titles, bullets and descriptions, ask, “Which features are they highlighting and which emotions do they evoke?” It’s also worth looking at the top reviews of listings. Pay attention to the reviews

8 10, 2018

10 Great Free Amazon FBA Tools

As Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson once sang, the best things in life are free. This is especially true when it comes to Amazon FBA tools that can help you take your game to the next level. RepricerExpress has the ten best ones you can start using today.   1. camelcamelcamel This is an FBA tool you should be using every day, several times a day. It alerts you to price drops, as well as gives you updates on a product’s sales rank and price history — all useful information for Amazon sellers.   2. Keepa Keepa is fairly similar to CamelCamelCamel, with the main difference being the timeframes you can select to look at a product’s history. This one tends to give you a more immediate view over CCC’s more long-term look.   3. Keyword Tool Just how it sounds, Keyword Tool lets you test out different keywords in various search engines, then filter by country, so you know which terms to apply and where.   4. FBA Calculator for Amazon Knowing keywords and prices are only part of the equation — another is