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    Did Amazon used a secret algorithm to increase prices and profited $1B? New details from the antitrust lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Amazon revealed the ecommerce giants used a ‘secret algorithm’ to help them decide when to jack up and drop prices of their products. In the redacted lawsuit, the FTC claims Amazon’s Project Nessie was used as an unfair method of competition that has no valid justification and is a violation of the FTC Act.
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    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 Rank Higher and Sell More With This “Hidden” Keyword Strategy. These days Amazon sellers are spending a lot of time and energy on their Amazon SEO and listing optimization. But, as is often the case, what’s below the surface has a bigger impact than you might realize. Amazon product titles, product images, bullet points, and descriptions are all front and center on an Amazon listing. A quick glance at a listing will tell you if you’ve done a good job optimizing for your ideal Amazon search terms. If you want to make sure and tip Amazon’s ranking scale in your direction and show up on top of product searches, be sure to pay attention to what you don’t see. When it comes time to optimize your product listings, that means your Amazon backend keyword search terms.
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    Backorders vs Out of Stock: Meaning and Definition. In our just-in-time, instant gratification world, no one likes out of stock notifications. However, sometimes your supply chain breaks down and an item goes out of stock. If you’re wondering what to do if a product is out of stock, there is a solution: backorders. You can keep your products available on backorder and allow your customers to keep shopping. Backorders aren’t ideal. Consumers don’t like to wait for the products they want. ECommerce businesses don’t like the headache of managing backorder payments and shipping. If your backorder rates are high, this could signal a problem with your inventory management.
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    Here’s How To Choose Your Amazon Prep Center. Choosing to prepackage items on your own before sending them to Amazon is like trying to grow a small garden into a vast farm with just a single watering can. At first, it’s manageable – but there’s a problem: as you aim for more crops and larger yields, you realize you’re outpaced, stretched thin, running from one end to the other, trying to keep everything watered.
    Category Product Targeting Ads – A Full Tutorial To Scale Your Brand. Are you an Amazon seller looking to supercharge your Amazon PPC campaigns and boost your FBA brand’s success? If so, you’re in the right place. Today, we’re diving deep into a powerful, yet often overlooked, strategy: Category Product Targeting Ads. These ads can be a game-changer for your Amazon business, offering a unique blend of precision and reach.
    Are Amazon Aggregators over – can they recover? Amazon aggregators collectively raised over 10B in the last 5 years, and now, with interest rates rising, the music is beginning to stop.

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