Marketplace sellers piggyback on Amazon Prime’s popularity

ChannelAdvisor says its clients use the Fulfillment by Amazon service for nearly 40% of orders on marketplaces.

Amazon Prime is helping Amazon in more ways than just creating shopper loyalty—it’s also pushing more retail sellers on Amazon Marketplace to use Fulfillment by Amazon. With that service, Marketplace sellers pay Amazon to store inventory and pick, pack and ship orders.

Trucking Companies Confront Amazon Threat

from the Wall Steet JournalAmazon’s purchase of branded trailers marks its foray into trucking, but carriers say they can still count on the company’s business.Trucking executives say they still expect growing business from even as the company takes steps to move some of its own freight.The Seattle retailer said in December it would roll […]

Amazon sues 1,000 Fiverr users over fake product reviews after sting operation

Amazon continued its war against fake product reviews on Friday, filing a lawsuit against more than 1,000 people it says offered to write fake reviews of products listed on Amazon’s e-commerce platform for $5 each through online marketplace

Etsy Gets New Competitor ‘Handmade’ by Amazon

Amazon is launching a new section of the site, called Handmade, aimed squarely at Etsy. Amazon even recruited potential sellers to Handmade directly from Etsy.

Uber to Unveil E-Commerce Delivery Program With Retailers in the Fall

Things are about to get a lot more interesting in the same day delivery race. If Uber wants to live up to its hype as the logistics network of the future, it will need to turn its delivery businesses into real businesses. Source: Uber to Unveil Big E-Commerce Delivery Program With Retailers in the Fall | […] CEO: We May Have the Lowest Prices, but Many Shoppers Can’t Figure That Out

Some brands have asked Jet not to show fully discounted prices. That has led to shopper confusion. “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Source: CEO: We May Have the Lowest Prices, but Many Shoppers Can’t Figure That Out | Re/code […]

NY Times: Amazon’s Bruising, Thrilling Workplace

An in-depth look at the internal work culture at Amazon, replete with Amabots, Amholes and Cold Pricklies. This is not a warm and fuzzy PR story. Jeff Bezos says he doesn’t recognize the company that The NY Times is describing.
Retailers who compete or sell on Amazon will have no trouble identifying with the “bruising” part, but at least they don’t have to worry about anonymous peer reviews that can kill your career.

Sellers Need Amazon, but at What Cost?

Some small-business owners are coming to grips with the reality that Inc. is not just a partner—it is a rival, too.

Amazon Opening Retail Stores, But Not Really for Shopping-Wired

Amazon is opening two retail stores. One in New York and another in San Francisco. Why?

How to Thrive in the Age of Amazon: eCommerce Internet Week Panel

Join inSparq, XO Group, The EMob, Remodista, Third Wave Fashion & Bounce Exchange to learn the secrets of today’s most successful online retailers for building a brand and winning in the face of the behemoth. The eCommerce landscape has become home to over 100,000 online retailers with the 1,000 lb gorilla, Amazon, continuing to outpace […]