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April 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Is Fulfillment by Amazon Fulfilling?

Amazon does all the work, you pay.

In today’s evolving business world, where retail and the Internet are the ultimate example of a compatible marriage, Fulfillment by Amazon fuses the home-based, small-business entrepreneur with the power of a corporate marketplace, but at what cost? FBA seems like the peak of the home-based business. Read More

March 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

Amazon Seller: Don’t Go Broke Sending in Pallets of Stuff

A truck freight carrier may be your best option to send products in to Amazon.

Q: I have hundreds of products I want to send in to Amazon for fulfillment. How can I do this without going broke? A: You just scored the mother lode of merchandise, and it’s the hottest-selling item on Amazon. Good for you, Amazon seller! Read More

February 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Amazon Reaches Deal with Connecticut

Retailer will start collecting sales tax in November.

Amazon buyers in Connecticut will have to pay sales tax, just like brick-and-mortar shoppers starting this fall. That’s part of a deal the state reached with the retail giant on Monday. It provides that Amazon will collect sales tax from Connecticut residents starting Nov. Read More

February 1, 2013 · No comments

Amazon Home Page Goes Offline

49-minute outage costs retailer $5.7 million.

Someone turned off the lights on the Amazon home page Thursday afternoon, as the retailer experienced an outage of just under an hour. The home page was offline for 49 minutes and cost the retailer and its merchants $5.7 million, according to news reports. Read More

February 1, 2013 · No comments

3 Amazon Fulfillment Centers Headed to Texas

Facilities are part of deal to settle $269 million tax bill.

Last week Amazon said it would open a third fulfillment center in California. This week, the retailer said it would open three new Amazon fulfillment centers in Texas. The investment will create more than 1,000 jobs, official said on Wednesday. Facilities will be located in Coppell and Haslet, two cities near Dallas, and in Schertz, a city northeast of San Antonio. Read More

January 28, 2013 · No comments

Amazon Was Most-Visited Ecommerce Site in December

Apple, eBay were also top shopping destinations, comScore reports.

Online retailers were visited by nine out of 10 U.S. Web users in December, according to comScore, which lists Amazon, Apple and eBay as the top ecommerce destinations during the month. comScore reports that holiday shoppers “bombarded the Web” in December, looking for deals on Christmas gifts and shipping. Read More

December 28, 2012 · No comments

Amazon Has Reasons to Smile

Retailer tops customer ratings, reports best holiday season.

The logo for has a smiley face, and this holiday season, the retailer had plenty to smile about. It was voted the top online store in customer satisfaction for the eighth year in a row and it had its biggest selling season ever. Read More

November 20, 2012 · No comments

Amazon Pages Foster Business Branding

Third-party Amazon sellers can create a 'custom destination' to drive traffic.

Amazon has begun letting third-party merchants set up custom business pages on its marketplace, complete with branded URLs, social media integration and analytics. A new feature known as Amazon Pages gives merchants a way to more fully develop their online businesses on Amazon’s marketplace. Read More

November 6, 2012 · No comments

Amazon FBA Opens to Merchants Selling on Amazon Canada

Service allows sellers to pass on the shipping, packing.

Merchants selling on Amazon Canada now have the option of having someone else store, pack and ship their products for them when they make a sale. The retailer announced on Monday it opened Fulfillment by Amazon, a service it already offers in the U.S. Read More

November 2, 2012 · No comments

Amazon Debuts ‘Black Friday Deals’ Store

Deals site could help sellers looking for last-minute inventory.

Merchants who are looking for last-minute items to sell this holiday season have one more resource, as Amazon opened a discount store for electronics, toys, clothing and other products. The retailer announced the opening of its Black Friday Deals Store Thursday, adding that the shop features daily deals and limited-time sales on a variety of items from now through Black Friday weekend, the weekend after Thanksgiving. Read More

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