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Ecommerce Industry Landscape in 2024 and Beyond

July 16, 2024
Fueled by rapid improvements in fulfillment logistics and innovative technologies, ecommerce continues to grow as an alternative to brick-and-mortar retail, taking a larger share of the market – offering both a challenge and an exciting opportunity for ecommerce businesses looking to capture a growing audience. Online sales globally are expected to grow by 9% in…

The Pros & Cons OF AI-Powered Customer Service

July 16, 2024
Rapid developments in AI have led to more AI chatbots greeting customers when they visit online stores – mimicking the experience of a store clerk at a brick-and-mortar retailer. The technology continues to grow, and with it, the potential to revolutionize customer service. According to surveys conducted by eMarketer, 37% of e-commerce marketers worldwide already…

The FTC Sues Amazon

May 10, 2024
Following a year-long investigation, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 17 U.S. states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon over allegations that the ecommerce giant practices illegal anti-competitive behaviors to maintain “monopolistic control” over the ecommerce industry. The plaintiffs hope it will open competition, lower product prices, and lower costs for sellers. However, Amazon argues…

Ban on TikTok & the Impact on Ecommerce

May 10, 2024
The potential ban of TikTok in the U.S. following a bill passed by U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Biden on April 24 could rattle the ecommerce industry, particularly for Amazon sellers who were increasingly using the platform to engage potential customers. With its focus on quick, casual engagement among younger demographics, TikTok…

Top 3 Amazon Challenges in 2024

March 20, 2024
The landscape of Amazon continues to evolve, presenting both exciting opportunities and significant challenges for sellers. In 2024, three key areas stand out as potential roadblocks to success: compromised cash flow, fierce competition, and stringent inventory expectations. However, with the right strategies and support, these hurdles can be transformed into stepping stones for growth. Challenge…

A Glimpse into the Retail Landscape of 2029

March 20, 2024
The retail industry, continuously in flux, is poised for significant transformations in the next five years. Industry leaders predict a landscape shaped by seamless tech integration, evolving consumer preferences, and a redefinition of what constitutes the "store" experience. Given the boom in ecommerce, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not surprising that more and…

Amazon Announces Overhauled Fulfillment Fees

January 24, 2024
In late 2023, Amazon announced plans to revamp its popular Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) system, its storage and distribution infrastructure utilized by millions of Amazon third-party sellers to guarantee two-day delivery to their customers. For Amazon, the goal of this strategic shift is to improve delivery efficiency, reducing transportation and operational costs as well as…

Amazon & Holiday Returns

January 24, 2024
The holiday season has come and gone, leaving a trail of twinkling lights, joyful memories, and, unfortunately, a mountain of returns. While some Amazon sellers meticulously strategize and bolster their return infrastructure, others might be caught off guard, facing customer service backlogs, processing delays, and ultimately, reputational damage. The question becomes: how can brands weather…

Is Walmart Worth it?

November 21, 2023
If you sell online, you are always looking for new ways to reach customers and improve your competitive edge. While Amazon undoubtedly offers the most global exposure, you might also hear rumblings of an old face with a new look shaking up the e-commerce landscape: Walmart. Although Walmart made a name for itself as the…

4 Tips for a Winning Ad Strategy

November 21, 2023
If you’re involved in marketing within an e-commerce business, you probably contemplate dozens of marketing strategy questions daily. Core to these questions is likely the big one: How can I drive traffic to my Amazon listings? It's no secret that the best e-commerce businesses sell, and sell well, on Amazon. Why? The answer is simple:…

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