AMZTools #3: Amazon suppressing ASINs on search for legit sellers, Amazon Retail is sinking and more
Hi again and welcome to your favourite biweekly newsletter on Amazon selling.
Not your favourite newsletter? Don’t worry, it’s just that it’s not YET your favourite newsletter, give us a few weeks and we’ll change that 😅
Come on, let’s do this and keep it short 👇
📰 What you need to know
Amazon is suppressing ASINs on search and notifying LEGIT sellers it’s related to review manipulation. For example, a friend was suspended for getting a lot of reviews in a short time. Had he manipulated any reviews? Nope, just done a strong advertising campaign outside of Amazon. Final joke: you can’t reply to the email.
Amazon is ordered to pay $2.25M and shut down “Sold by Amazon” Program, following a recent investigation by the attorney general of Washington.
Amazon Retail operating income is sinking when you compare Amazon Retail OI’s with vs without Advertising.
93% of Amazon sellers lost revenue from supply chain disruptions.
Did I just say “supply chain disruptions”? Seems that we have a superhero for that: Ryan Petersen at Flexport, a technology platform for Global Logistics. Look at Forbes front cover:
I mean, ok, the guy has a revolutionary software for Supply Chain but, as if Supply Chain problems were merely a matter of better tech. Well, hope I’m wrong.
Retailers are building their own ad businesses to compete with Amazon. “To compete with Amazon”, FFS I’ve read that so many times… Amazon’s Ad Business was “just” $31B last year so, good luck competing with them.
Blacklisted Chinese sellers flock to Walmart. As I just said “good luck competing with them”.
Amazon Global Logistics in detail, by our folks at EcomCrew
Joseph Falcao, Thrasio’s CFO steps down of the company
Peloton’s CEO steps down as well just the day after rumor of Amazon acquisition
Amazon’s algorithm identified a product that people were using to commit suicide and it then started to recommend additional products that made the suicide easier to executte
🧐 You shouldn’t miss
Sellzone is Semrush’s Amazon All-in-one tool and they’re hosting a free webinar to find out:
What are the benefits to having both Amazon and your own e-commerce site;
What can you learn from the customer journeys on Amazon listings vs. websites; and
How to bridge insights from all data points to maximize revenue!
Dan Saunders, Retail Ecommerce Manager at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc
Zach Zorn, Owner at MoneyNomad.com
and Eddie Eddie Casado, Senior Growth Manager at Mouseflow.com
⚒️ Tools you may like
SELLERSNAP: A repricer based on Game Theory. You can use our promo code “Jordi30%“ for a 30% off for the first month
OAGENIUS: Online Arbitrage & Dropshipping Software for Amazon and Walmart
MAPS: Multimodal attention for product similarity (catalog curation for Amazon? let’s hope so!)
See you in 15 days!
Jordi Ordóñez at jordiob.com