• Published On: May 27, 2023

    Amazon has published its annual U.S. Amazon Small Business Empowerment Report, highlighting the company's commitment to supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) through investments, innovations, and strategic initiatives. In addition, the report showcases how Amazon's collaboration with independent sellers has led to increased product sales, job creation, and expanded global [...]

  • Published On: May 4, 2023

      As the number of online marketplaces increases, are there any real eBay alternatives? The obvious one is Amazon, and many merchants on eBay also sell on Amazon, but beyond these two, what then? Let's take a look at the stats of sales on online marketplaces other than these big two [...]

  • Published On: April 19, 2023

    Amazon has launched a new program called the European Expansion Accelerator (EEA), which streamlines the process of selling across Amazon's nine European sites. With just a few clicks, sellers can easily list their products in all of Amazon's European and UK stores, providing customers with access to millions of products. [...]

  • Published On: April 6, 2023

    Amazon has recently announced its latest advancements in counterfeit prevention for customers, brands, and selling partners with the publication of its third annual Brand Protection Report. This new report aims to further strengthen Amazon's anti-counterfeit measures to provide a safer and more trustworthy shopping experience for all. Counterfeiting is a [...]

  • Published On: March 29, 2023

    Amazon has started flagging up "frequently returned" products on its marketplace. The label is being rolled out to encourage consumers to carefully check item descriptions and product reviews before purchasing. In addition to reducing returns, the move will help consumers identify misleading product descriptions and poor-quality products. Amazon has a [...]

  • Published On: February 14, 2023

    In the 25+ years I've worked in the eCommerce industry, I've met many busy fools. In the past, many of these sellers were burned by careless spending on paid search campaigns, mistaking the massive sales volume and associated turnover it generated for profit. It wasn't until the end of the [...]

  • Published On: January 10, 2023

    BigCommerce has announced in partnership with Amazon that it has launched the Buy with Prime app for BigCommerce, a new self-service integration for US merchants to easily enable Buy with Prime on their BigCommerce storefront. With shopping benefits that millions of Prime members know and trust, including fast, free shipping, [...]

  • Published On: January 4, 2023

    Nine years after Jeff Bezos first announced that Amazon would start fulfilling orders by drone, Prime Air has taken to the skies and delivered its first packages. While many people at the time (myself included) dismissed the idea as nothing more than a fantastic piece of PR. It just goes [...]

  • Published On: December 21, 2022

    The European Commission has announced that commitments made by Amazon, addressing its use of non-public seller data and possible bias relating to access to its Buy Box and Prime programme, are to be made legally binding under EU antitrust rules. According to a recent press release, the Commission found that [...]

  • Published On: December 20, 2022

    For online retailers selling across multiple channels, including eBay, Amazon, BigCommerce, and Shopify, the opportunity to use a single third-party logistics (3PL) partner like Amazon's Multi-Channel Fulfilment (MCF) makes perfect sense. At Frooition, we always remind sellers that they don't make money stuffing envelopes. Because the cost of running a [...]

  • Published On: December 15, 2022

    With the end of the 2022 festive shopping season in sight, online retailers will be turning their attention to optimising their retail businesses for the year ahead. As a certified Gold eBay partner and a Preferred BigCommerce design agency, Frooition offers a full range of bespoke eCommerce design and optimisation [...]

  • Published On: November 25, 2022

    While Amazon might be the epitome of big business, more than half of all products purchased on its UK website are actually sold by small and independent businesses. To help consumers support the 85,000+ small businesses on the online marketplace, Amazon has recently launched its Small Business Gift Finder service. [...]

  • Published On: October 26, 2022

    Sellers on online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon typically follow the "stack them high, sell them cheap" business strategy first coined by Sir Jack Cohen, founder of British supermarket chain Tesco. Flying in the face of this logic, luxury goods re-seller, What Goes Around Comes Around (WGACA), has recently opened [...]

  • Published On: October 25, 2022

    With the festive season primed to start a little earlier this year, Amazon has announced its Top 10 Toy list for Christmas 2022. As you might expect, the list features a number of big-name brands, including Lego, Playmobil, and Crayola. However, the list also features several apparently random toys, including [...]

  • Published On: October 12, 2022

    When it is critical that products land on time, air freight offers a more convenient and expedited route to market than shipping by sea. But isn't air freight prohibitively expensive? Amazon Global Logistics wants to change this perception. With the holidays fast approaching, the last thing a retailer needs is [...]

  • Published On: September 29, 2022

    When margins are tight, retailers need to look for operational efficiencies in their businesses to drive profits. The ability to source products in bulk from overseas markets is an obvious opportunity to cut unit costs. However, the upfront investment in stock, logistical costs, and lengthy timescales can make sourcing products [...]

  • Published On: September 27, 2022

    If you are an online retailer and think you've still got time to start thinking about the Holidays, think again. Amazon has completely torn up the traditional holiday marketing calendar and left online retailers scrambling to catch up. Amazon is planning to take advantage of the news that consumers plan [...]

  • Published On: September 23, 2022

    The French government is set to introduce a new law imposing a €3 minimum delivery fee on online book sales. The law, which covers books costing less than €35, is designed to protect independent online booksellers from competition from large online sellers, including Amazon and Fnac. Existing laws prevent online [...]

  • Published On: September 22, 2022

    As you would expect in any high-tech industry, the eCommerce landscape is a rapidly evolving space. Unfortunately, the speed of change often means that the "next big thing" can be with us one minute and then gone the next. This can make it difficult for online retailers to prioritise where [...]

  • Published On: August 25, 2022

    Peloton Interactive Inc, the brand that essentially re-invented the home exercise bike, has announced it will start selling its "bikes" and accessories on Amazon.com. This is a significant move for the company that previously only sold direct-to-consumer via its own eCommerce channels and retail stores. Ironically, for a company that [...]

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