January 22, 2021

Hello Amazon Seller,

Thank you for being a subscriber, and thank you for opening this email.

2021 doesn't seem to be any less crazy than 2020. But I am hoping the year will get better and more normal as the year progresses. Sales on Amazon are still going strong, which for January is unusual. Why risk your health going to Target or Walmart when Amazon will just bring it to you? So we intend to ramp up our store going forward, but being more selective about the products we offer.

Major New Amazon Update - All Offers Display

I noticed this a couple of weeks ago as I was browsing Amazon and I thought, wow...this is a "Who owns the Buy Box" game-changer. Most customers just hit Buy Now when they want a product and never know about all the other offers available. But now it is a lot easier to see the other offers without having to go to a new page. It doesn't seem to be on all the products yet, but I have noticed it more and more. Sometimes there is a list of other sellers right on the product page, but this takes it a step further. On the desktop, it is a pop-up that looks like this and you can filter it for Prime, Used New, Used Very Good, Used Acceptable, etc.

It seems to level the playing field a bit. I wish it just popped up, but the customer has to click to get the popup.

I went looking for a product that had this so you could see it and test out the filters. This is a book called Games You Can Play In Your Head.
Click on the gray box "More Buying Choices" and then test out the filter.

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A little bit of sticker shock: General Admission is $297. But check it out to see all speakers that will be there...virtually.

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FREE WEBINAR: 2020 Hindsight: Amazon Product Reviews on Holiday Sales

Becky Trowbridge from eComEngine has some fascinating data about Amazon product reviews during a busy and unprecedented Q4 2020. And, Teikametrics also has some of our own data to share. Their combined insights will set you on a path to greater success in 2021. Join the webinar to connect the dots between the data, and an awesome new year (in sales, that is).

Here's what they will cover:

  • The top 3 days for order volume in Q4
  • Q4's biggest week for Amazon product reviews
  • Lessons learned - fulfillment in Q4 2020
  • Advertising trends in Q4 that will teach us how to win Q1

January 26th 2021, 1:00 - 2:00PM ET

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How Amazon Payouts and Unavailable Balances Actually Work

As an Amazon seller, getting access to your money can be a frustrating experience. It’s normal for sellers to wait at least 14 days to get paid. If Amazon decides to hold back your money for even longer, it puts you in a tight spot with cash flow. It’s frustrating not knowing when your hard-earned payouts are going to hit your bank account.

Have you ever wondered why there’s a 14-day delay in the first place? Why do you sometimes have to wait even longer than two weeks for payment?

To help you answer these questions (and more), Payability has put together the definitive guide on understanding how Amazon pays its sellers. They cover Amazon’s payment terms, when and how you’ll actually get paid, how you can initiate early payments, what your cash flow options are, and more.

It was an eye-opener for us.

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New Year, New Upgrades,& New Features - Helium 10

For those of you who use Helium 10 or want to check it out, they have added some exciting new upgrades and features, and they are spilling all the details about them in their first webinar of the year! Plus, there will be a surprise announcement from a special guest speaker from Alibaba.com. Rumor has it that they have incorporated Alibaba into their Chrome extension. That could be a game-changer for sellers who source from there.

January 28, 2021 at 11:00am PST

(There are usually replays so if the date and time don't suit you, you can watch when you want to.)

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Other Amazon news:

How TikTok Is Driving Millions of Dollars of Sales on Amazon
It seems complicated to me, but this article explains it somewhat:

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