#283 – Breaking: USPS won’t levy peak surcharges this holiday season

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    Breaking: USPS won’t levy peak surcharges this holiday season. The U.S. Postal Service will not institute any peak season surcharges during the upcoming holidays, ending a practice that began in 2020. The Postal Service implemented peak season surcharges, a standard practice at FedEx and UPS, over the past three years to offset increased holiday operating expenses as delivery demand surged amid the COVID-19 pandemic. FedEx and UPS will still levy peak season surcharges this year, starting in October. Read more.
    How to optimize your Amazon listings: If you want sales, your products need to be found. The easiest way to make that happen? Optimize your listings. Proper setup can improve algorithmic performance while increasing the likelihood of capturing shopper intention. Get our top 10 tips for optimizing your Amazon listings. Get the checklist.
    Rank #1 on Amazon with UGC ads. UGC for TikTok, Instagram, and Amazon Ads drives higher conversions, but how can you easily source a volume of high-quality content? “We tested ~20 platforms before Insense, we love how we can manage all our campaigns and get content in only 2 weeks” – Paul Harvey, Rankster. Insense is different because; there’s no manual outreach, creators apply to your campaigns in minutes, for high-ticket items creators must sign a contract, and you can repeat collaborations with your favorite creators. Book a call and get $200 for your first campaign by Oct 13.
    Funding inventory is challenging and traditional financing options don’t serve the unique needs of eCommerce sellers. Kickfurther solves this problem by funding up to 100% of your inventory costs at flexible payment terms. Kickfurther’s unique funding platform can fund your entire order(s) each time you need more inventory, so you can put your capital to work growing your business without adding debt or giving up equity. “Kickfurther is the perfect funding solution for our Amazon sales. Kickfurther’s funding helped keep us up with the ever-growing demands where we had the opportunity to sell more inventory.”
    Joel Fleischman, Sullivan’s Distribution.
    Here’s the list of exploding keywords on Amazon Marketplace. In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, staying ahead of the curve is essential, and understanding the latest Amazon search trends is critical to unlocking success. Whether you’re a seller, a marketer, or someone who loves to explore the ever-evolving landscape of eCommerce, this newsletter is your go-to source for tracking and reporting on the hottest Amazon search trends. Every week, we dive deep into the world of Amazon to uncover the products, categories, and keywords that are capturing the attention of shoppers. Our team of experts meticulously analyses mountains of data to bring actionable insights that can shape your strategies and help you make informed decisions.
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    How to Spy on Your Competitors and Dominate the Market. In the bustling marketplace of Amazon, finding a seller can sometimes feel like exploring a digital maze. Whether you’re searching for a specific product to sell, finding information about a particular brand, or looking to connect directly with a seller, understanding the methods to search for a seller on Amazon is essential. In this guide, we will unravel all the ways to find a seller on Amazon.
    Getting Started With 3D Content on Amazon. Adding 3D content to a product can help customers engage with the product features, educate them about your products, and get them excited about your brand, which is the key to driving a purchase and growing brand awareness. Select product categories, such as home, furniture, consumer electronics, shoes, and eye-wear categories currently support 3D content, allowing customers to evaluate products.
    Forget China! How To Import From India And Save 37% On Your Products. In this Family First Friday episode, I teach you how to go beyond sourcing from China, find great suppliers in India and get the lowest prices possible. Check out this India Sourcing Trip organized by my friend Meghla Bhardwaj. This is an 8-day learning, sourcing and cultural guided tour to India.
    eCommerce Trends
    Amazon eliminated 2% SFP program fee. Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) is reopening for new seller enrollment, accompanied by updates to program requirements to ensure a consistent and exceptional Prime experience! Enrolled SFP sellers have received an email outlining the upcoming program changes effective from October 1, 2023, and another email was sent to sellers who were on the SFP enrollment waitlist and pre-qualified to initiate the SFP trial. The 2% SFP program fee is being eliminated, in the light of ongoing FTC suit against Amazon.
    How FTC’s Historic Monopoly Case vs. Amazon Might Impact Sellers. As recently announced, Amazon faces an upcoming legal showdown against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 17 state attorneys general who sued the company on Tuesday over alleged abusive practices that harm competition, raise prices, and hinder innovation. The agency takes action against anticompetitive practices as violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act, which prohibits use of “unfair methods of competition” and “unfair or deceptive acts” to acquire or maintain monopoly power.
    TikTok’s Aggression vs. Amazon’s Passivity. Two weeks ago, TikTok Shop launched in the U.S. after months of testing. The functionality allows users to checkout in-app with billing and shipping details stored in their accounts. TikTok had previously launched shopping in the U.K. and Indonesia in 2021. According to Bloomberg, TikTok hopes to reach $20 billion in global e-commerce GMV this year.

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