August 27, 2016

This week starts off with complaints about “arbitrary” suspensions by Amazon to undeserving merchants and woes about the new high fees imposed on top brands. Apart from the cons that involve being an Amazon merchant, there are quite a number of pros, too — particularly if you buy an Amazon FBA business.

As for finding out whether Mobile Commerce will beat Online Commerce with time, keep reading on. But do not forget to catch the new GOP proposal to tackle the online sales tax question, Amazon's new car comparison site, it's open doors to Indian vendors and tips on how to drive sales even after ‘back-to-school' happens.

Amazon Angers Mom-and-Pop Sellers With “Arbitrary” Suspensions | Bloomberg

One day sales are going well and the next, your account goes “poof”! Suspended. All due to a customer complaint gone bad whether or not is deserved.  And Amazon isn't about to ditch its extreme customer-centric ideals for a bit of merchant consideration.

Amazon Imposes High Fees on Vendors Selling Top Brands | Seattle Times

You can no longer just wake up and decide to sell products from some of the world's top brands on Amazon anymore. You now have to contend with some hefty one-time fees. It is all part of Amazon's grand plan to stamp out counterfeits and their pesky suppliers.

The Pros and Cons of Buying a “Fulfillment by Amazon” Business | Entrepreneur

FBA businesses have shot up in popularity since Amazon launched the service back in 2006 but everything really began to skyrocket between 2015-16. With FBA trending hot and heavy, is buying an Amazon-based business really right for you? Check out the pros and cons.

Reading Roundup: Latest Happenings in eCommerce ~ January 21, 2017

mCommerce or eCommerce – What Will Survive the Test of Time? | Mytechlogy

M-commerce may have blown up over the past years but it does not in any way diminish the glory of E-commerce. To stay ahead in the market, you need to use them simultaneously for to catch all your audiences wherever they are.

A New GOP Proposal to Tackle the Online Sales Tax Question | HotAir

It's always been a challenge for all players involved to figure out taxes for products purchased across state lines. But a top House Republican will release a new proposal in coming days that'll likely solve this.

Amazon Launches New Car Comparison Site | WatchList News

Amazon has just launched Amazon Vehicles – a new car comparison site. The platform was created with simplicity in mind and includes specifications, images, videos, and customer reviews for a wide range of car models.

Amazon Opens Global Sale to Indian Seller | Vishwagujarat

Amazon has just opened its doors to Indian vendors meaning they are getting ready to play a part in this year's Black Friday just like you are. So watch out for the “Made in India” creations coming soon to an interface near you.

Back to School Tactics to Drive Online Sales Even After Classes Begin | Internet Retailer

Just because schools are on and classes have begun, doesn't mean you can't keep driving online sales. There are a few things you can do to ensure you take full advantage of the period.