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Amazon Increases Annual Fee for Prime Membership – February 2022

February 24, 2022
On February 3, 2022, Amazon announced that the company will increase the annual price of Prime membership in the U.S. from $119 to $139 – representing a 17% increase. This price hike is the first to hit since 2018 and is meant to offset inflation, rising wages and transportation costs. Annual membership prices are rising…

Brand Spotlight: Crossrope

February 12, 2022
Challenge Crossrope offered products on Amazon but was unfamiliar with Prime, FBA and how to create a merchant storefront. They didn’t have the time or energy to remove experts in the Amazon field, and were looking for a partner who could handle the entire process. “ZQUARED’s Inc. 5000 Award is a testament to a fast-moving…

Brand Spotlight: Vetoquinol

January 15, 2022
Challenge Prior to working with ZQUARED, Vetoquinol sought a partner to help with Amazon’s lack of an IMAP (Internet minimum advertised price) agreement. Vetoquinol saw an opportunity to have a fulfillment partner that could work hand in hand with all of Vetoquinol USA’s business unit teams. They began a relationship with ZQUARED, and together focused…

ZQUARED’s Year in Review 2021

December 20, 2021
Since our inception, ZQUARED has experienced exponential client and revenue growth due to our knowledge of all things Amazon. Our Brand Partners trust us, and the numbers show it! From 2018 to 2021, ZQUARED has more than doubled their revenue from $30mm to upward of $60mm annually. Our company growth can be attributed to our…

Amazon Seller’s Policy & Code of Conduct: Updated November 2021

December 20, 2021
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2021 Amazon has provided updated “Selling Policies and Seller Code of Conduct” guidelines for November 2021 that all sellers are expected to adhere to when listing products on Amazon. Neglecting to adhere to these policies may result in suspension of the seller’s Amazon account.   Seller Code of Conduct This policy requires that…

Amazon Extends the Holiday Return Window (Again)

November 18, 2021
Introduction A customer's joy and a seller’s frustration – the ease of Amazon returns! If you’re familiar with selling on Amazon, you know the challenges that come along with navigating returns on the platform. To further complicate the matter, Amazon has extended the return window for purchases made between October 1st and December 31st for the…

Best Selling Items on Amazon This Holiday Season (2021)

November 18, 2021
Introduction What items are flying off Amazon’s shelves this holiday season? Last year, e-commerce sales increased by 17% on the platform from October to December. During the 2020 holiday season, the e-tail giant delivered more than 1.5 billion toys, beauty and personal care products, electronics, and home goods. Sellers are expecting a continual tick upward…

Navigating Customer Returns on Amazon

October 21, 2021
One of the key benefits that shoppers love about Amazon is the painless customer return process. Unfortunately for sellers, Amazon has few customer return policy limitations and a generous return window. The average return rate on Amazon ranges between 5-15%. Some categories, like clothing, can get as high as 40%. In total, nearly $25M worth…

How to Win the Holidays on Amazon

October 21, 2021
Preparing for the Q4 Buying Frenzy For many Amazon Sellers, the holiday season is the most lucrative time of the year. With back-to-back Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas buying frenzies, the uptick in traffic can position your account to enjoy increased sales and brand exposure. On top of the typical wave of seasonal business,…

The Amazon Buy Box

August 27, 2021
In today’s competitive Amazon marketplace, having a solid understanding of the Amazon Buy Box is critical. Over time, your ability to “own” the Buy Box can be the difference in thousands of dollars of sales. What is the Amazon Buy Box? The Buy Box is the “box” on a product detail page where customers can begin the…

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