Archive for the 'Amazon Marketplace' Category

The “Amazon Tax” Saga Continues

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Some say this March wasn’t a great month for Amazon. First they were sued for withholding money from seller’s accounts, then eBay came out with guns blazing by introducing a new seller fee structure, then as the month drew to an end, the New York Court of Appeals rejected arguments from Amazon and that [...]

Amazon: Bad FBA Sellers Facing Unplanned Prep Service Fees

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

    If you have recently gotten a little lazy about how you ship your items to Amazon’s warehouses, you might want to listen up. Amazon announced this week that it is about to start slapping the wrists of Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) sellers who don’t follow the shipping rules, by imposing a fee for labeling, [...]

The Future Looks Bright for Amazon Sellers

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

    There is a rather strange difference when you compare Amazon and eBay. When people talk about buying on eBay, they are usually referring to buying something from one of its sellers. When people talk about buying on Amazon, however, there is usually no distinction between third-party sellers and buying directly from Amazon itself. While [...]

Amazon Faces Lawsuit From Small Online Sellers

Monday, March 25th, 2013

    It looks like is in hot water again after a lawsuit was filed against them in the U.S. District Court in Seattle last week (March 15th, 2013). The Seattle Times is reporting that a group of small online merchants have filed the class-action lawsuit, claiming that Amazon is violating its own terms, as [...]

Amazon’s Inbound Compliance Report Just Got Easier

Friday, March 15th, 2013

As any experienced FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) seller probably knows, the Inbound Compliance report provides information about the inventory that they have shipped to an Amazon fulfillment center. If there is a problem when the shipment arrives at the fulfillment center, Amazon sends¬†an email to the seller and flags the problem in the “Shipping Queue” [...]

Amazon Fee Increase for Media Categories

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Riding in on the coattails of the recent postal rate hikes and the increase in FBA fees, Amazon recently announced that they plan to increase fees in some of the the media categories starting in April. This will push the Variable Closing fee for Music, Video, and DVD products from $0.80 to $1.35 – an [...]

New Tax Responsibilities for FBA Sellers

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Remember last year when Amazon sent out the letters informing FBA sellers that they might have to split and ship their inventory to multiple warehouses? Well, fast forward  to a year later and we are starting to see some of the fallout from this decision. Merchant-services vendor Outright is warning FBA sellers that they have [...]