Category: Amazon

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Local News Stations Willingly Push Garbage Amazon PR Puff Piece

From Vice: Local news stations across the U.S. aired a segment produced and scripted by Amazon which touts the company’s


The Top 10 Handmade Categories, States, and Cities on Amazon

Amazon put out its list of the most popular sub-categories in the Handmade section of the Amazon Marketplace along with the cities and states where the highest volume of Handmade sellers reside.

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Amazon FBA Fees Change for 2020

Every year, Amazon pushes their selling fees for FBA higher. This year is no different. For 2020, Amazon FBA Fees are seeing some changes, though not all roads lead to increases.

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If You’re Selling Trash on Amazon, Close Your Account

The Wall Street Journal published an article today about the gnarly “thrifting” craze of dumpster diving and selling the good finds for massive profits.

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Amazon lithium battery rules for sellers tightens for 2020

An announcement that sent shockwaves through the Seller Central forums regarding Amazon lithium battery rules starting in 2020 is sure to ruffle some feathers. Here’s what is being tracked to change starting January 1st and how it’ll affect selling lithium batteries and products containing said batteries.

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California hits Pennsylvania Amazon seller with $1.6 million sales tax bill

Filed under “this is why taking care of your sales tax obligations is important,” California is taking aim at a Philly-based Amazon seller Brian Freifelder for what it claims are back sales taxes. The PA-based seller is dumbfounded, among other things, as to California’s insane tax calculation and the idea that they can scare people into paying them massive amounts of money for taxes they probably don’t actually owe.

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An overview of Amazon Intellectual Property Accelerator

One of the biggest struggles Amazon sellers–especially private label sellers–have is ensuring their product can’t be sold without their authorization on the Amazon marketplace and their brand can’t be ripped off by the Chinese or other sellers looking to make a quick buck. Amazon Intellectual Property Accelerator in the Brand Services category aims to help alleviate some of the struggles in building up those brand protection walls.

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Two alleged get-rich-quick ‘guru’ courses and their operators are being sued by Amazon

Two shady Amazon get-rich-quick-style gurus and their companies’ marketing and selling courses for the Amazon platform are coming under fire from Amazon itself for trademark infringement.

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Amazon expands in Illinois with Channahon fulfillment center

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open a fulfillment center in Channahon, Illinois, creating more than 500 new, full-time jobs starting at $15 an hour with comprehensive benefits starting on day one. Employees at the more than one million-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger household goods. Amazon currently employs more than 11,000 full-time associates throughout the state of Illinois.