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16 11, 2018

The Best 2019 Ecommerce Conferences to Attend

Ecommerce conferences can be a great place to learn about the latest news and industry trends. You'll be able to network with other ecommerce professionals and gain valuable insights into how you can improve your online business. To help you we've compiled a list of the best 2019 ecommerce conferences happening all over the world. January 2019 NRF (Retail’s Big Show) When: January 13-15 Where: New York City, United States Tagline: Impact Happens Together. Let’s collide, collaborate and create the new model of retail. Together. AI Masters When: January 24-25 Where: Berlin, Germany West Coast Ecommerce Summit When: January 30-31 Where: Los Angeles, United States Tagline: The West Coast eCommerce Summit brings together 300+ retailers and brand professionals to share their knowledge, learn and evolve their customer acquisition strategy. February 2019 Future of Retail & Ecommerce When: February 14 Where: Paris, France eTail West When: February 19-22 Where: Palm Springs, United States Tagline: Generate Leads. Develop Opportunities. Close Business. Advance and re-engage prospects beyond the event. March 2019 eTail Asia When: March 5-7 Where: Singapore eTail Germany When: March 7-8 Where: Berlin, Germany

16 11, 2018

The Top 5 Amazon News Stories of the Week

Welcome to RepricerExpress' weekly round-up of the top five stories from the world of Amazon and ecommerce. New York City to Amazon: drop dead: Erin Durkin at The Guardian reports that politicians and advocates gathered in Queens on Wednesday to denounce a multibillion-dollar plan to bring a new Amazon headquarters to New York. Rallying across the street from the Long Island City site where Amazon’s new campus is set to rise, opponents called the plan – which will give Amazon nearly $3bn in tax breaks and subsidies from state and city – a ripoff to taxpayers that will stress the neighborhood’s infrastructure while doing little to help local residents. Continue reading... Amazon Black Friday 2018 - 12 early deals on 4K TVs, smartphones and Nintendo Switch: David Snelling at The Express reports Black Friday 2018 starts in just over a week but Amazon is kicking things off early this year. Its official Black Friday sale event begins tomorrow with a 10-day event continuing until November 25. Amazon is boasting that this will be its "biggest ever" Black Friday sale with thousands of deals on the

16 11, 2018

I Tried Amazon Repricing Software But It Didn’t Work

Did you try it once, twice—did you use the 15 day trial and give the software a real go—did you create variations of your online ad campaign to test what was working—did you blog once or twice before declaring content marketing a failure? All too often we give up on something at the first try, or we blame the technology, not ourselves. It’s a trait that many successful companies don’t allow themselves to indulge in as every attempt to do something new is a learning curve, a step closer to more success.   Guilty as Charged I am as guilty as the next person when it comes to declaring something a failure without really trying. If we’re honest with ourselves, we'll recognise these scenarios: “That diet didn’t work for me” Well actually I only stuck to the plan for two days and sneaked in some chocolate bars so I didn’t exactly try it. “PPC advertising doesn’t work in our sector, we tried it” Well, we placed one ad online and gave it a small budget. After a few days it wasn’t working so

15 11, 2018

The Amazon FBA Return Policy Has Changed

Amazon updated its FBA return policy on 5 September 2018 in an attempt to reduce refunds and improve customer satisfaction. Amazon now allows customers to return and replace an item free of charge while Amazon foots the shipping bill. In an email to sellers, Amazon said it was updating its FBA return policy to: "reduce the effort required to manage your returns and decrease your customer Return Dissatisfaction Rate (RDR), thereby improving your ratings."   Seller Central Announcement Here's how Amazon announced the changes in Seller Central: Free replacements for customers—at no cost to you Getting a replacement for an FBA item just got easier for customers. As of September 5, 2018, a customer returning your item can ask to have a replacement sent to them free of charge—and there will be no cost to you. For you, this means less time focusing on payments and refunds because the sale of the original item is unaffected. For customers, this means more convenient FBA returns, consistent with Amazon returns as a whole. This change is automatic. No action is required on your part. How it works:

13 11, 2018

Our Top 10 Blogs for Amazon Sellers in 2018

We’ve produced some great content over the last 11 months (even if we do say so ourselves), so we thought it would be a good idea to collate the ten most popular blogs of 2018 so far in one place. So here they are, our top 10 blogs for Amazon sellers this year to date. Enjoy! Just click on the title to learn more about that topic. 21 Ways to Rank Your Products Higher on Amazon Amazon Vs Alibaba – Who is Winning? What to Do If Your Amazon Account Gets Suspended Wholesale Sources for Amazon and Other Online Sellers 6 Steps to Take When Dealing with Amazon Returns 12 Great Amazon FBA Tools for Sellers 4 Great Tips for Drop Shipping on Amazon How to Use Keepa and CamelCamelCamel for FBA 9 Tips for SEO and Keyword Research for Amazon Sellers RepricerExpress Success Story: £60,000 in Last 30 Days We've also had some great guest posts over the last year. Here's some of our favourites from expert FBA seller, Stephen Smotherman. How to Increase Amazon Sales on Slow-Moving Inventory How to Get an FBA

12 11, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About Amazon’s A9 Algorithm

Guest post by Tom Buckland from Ghost Marketing Whether you are an established seller or a newbie looking to get into the ecommerce business, chances are you don’t know everything you could when it comes to Amazon’s A9 algorithm. Understanding how the algorithm works means you can rank highly on Amazon searches, which is the number one thing you can do to drive traffic to your listings, to ultimately drive sales. Effectively applying techniques and strategies optimised for the algorithm can mean exponential growth for your business. In this article, we'll cover how Amazon’s A9 algorithm works and how to position your listings to achieve the best rankings.   What is the Amazon A9 Algorithm? To start, you will need a basic understanding of what is A9. The A9 Algorithm is the system which Amazon uses to decide how products are ranked in search results. It is similar to the algorithm which Google uses for its search results, in that it considers keywords in deciding which results are most relevant to the search and therefore which it will display first. However, there is one key

9 11, 2018

The Top 5 Amazon News Stories of the Week

Welcome to RepricerExpress' weekly round-up of the top five stories from the world of Amazon and ecommerce. Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays: Nathaniel Meyersohn at CNN Business reports that for the first time, Amazon is offering free shipping on all US holiday orders in an effort to add new Prime members and juice the season's sales numbers. Last year, Amazon shoppers without Prime memberships had to spend at least $25 to earn free shipping, but Amazon is waiving the purchase minimum starting Monday to give "customers even more convenient and faster delivery options," the company announced. Continue reading... Amazon is now reportedly going to split its HQ2 into 2 locations after more than a year of intense speculation: Sean Wolfe at Business Insider UK reports that it has been 14 months since Amazon declared its intention to build a second headquarters. The company's year-long selection process had a decidedly sweepstakes-like feel to it. Amazon laid out its expectations for what it wanted in a second hometown and promised a bonanza of 50,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment to whichever

8 11, 2018

Tips for Selling on Amazon this Holiday Season

With the holiday season on the horizon, we have put together this post to help Amazon sellers get ready for the busiest time of the year. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail; FBA sellers should ensure that they have their inventory with Amazon by early November ahead of Black Friday and the holiday season as a whole. Here are our tips for selling on Amazon this holiday season!   Save the Date Usually, the last day for free Super Saver Delivery is mid-December with a last minute rush predicted. Remember, stock will need to be replenished before the January sales. This is also the month where there will be a large number of returns and exchange requests from customers. If you're a FBA seller, here's a few reminders from Amazon Europe Services. FBA items compete for the Buy Box and many items qualify for free shipping. Amazon will handle customer service including returns to make your life easier. Amazon will communicate with sellers what date they need to order to ensure they receive their gifts in time for Christmas. Many FBA products are eligible for

7 11, 2018

Netflix’s Patriot Act Discusses Amazon’s Business Practices

On the latest episode of his Netflix comedy show Patriot Act, Hasan Minhaj discusses Amazon and the arguably questionable business practices it has used to grow from an e-bookstore into a powerful, multi-faceted corporation that controls a huge chunk of the online cloud. Minhaj broke down all the companies that Amazon has acquired since it started as a bookstore including IMDB, Whole Food, Twitch and others. Minhaj said that "Amazon killed bookstores" and talks about Amazon's dominance in the ecommerce world — accounting for 49% of all US ecommerce sales whilst eBay accounts for only 6.6%. Hasan also examines Amazon's treatment of employees and whether current antitrust laws might need an overhaul for the digital age. Watch the episode below...

7 11, 2018

FBA Sellers Should Use Amazon Repricing Software

Guest post by Amazon FBA Seller, Jeff Roth I don’t want to go overboard on their platform but its hard not to with the positive experience we’ve had thus far. I just completed a 30 minute phone conversation with their technical support team who gladly attended to detailed questions I had on the settings and technical aspects of their platform. Other sales related questions over the past weeks have been quickly answered via email which I can say without pause does NOT happen with other FBA related businesses, a real problem in our industry. Those are user experiences that make the difference between yes and no for me and whether or not I will maintain usage of such product and RepricerExpress is on top of their game in this regard.   Why FBA Sellers Should Use Amazon Repricing Software There’s no doubt in my mind that 90% of part time (and 100% of full time) FBA sellers should be using repricing software in their business model. 90% might sound high for those with potentially limited funds doing FBA part-time but what you need to realize is