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Amazon Lifts Ban on FedEx Ground Delivery for its Third-Party Sellers
January 16, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Amazon.com has lifted its ban on FedEx Ground delivery for its third-party sellers, resuming service on Tuesday, reports CNBC. The e-commerce giant temporarily suspended FedEx's Ground delivery for Prime shipments last month, citing poor delivery performance, which caught many of its sellers off guard during the busy holiday season. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to CNBC that…

Amazon Expands Free Returns to Millions More Items
December 20, 2019 at 11:59 am

Amazon.com is expanding its free return policy to include millions of products not previously eligible, including electronics, household items, and kitchen appliances. The products must be sold and fulfilled by Amazon, and they must weigh under 50 pounds. For the holiday season, the new policy kicks in retroactively, so it applies to any products purchased on Amazon…

Amazon Blocks Sellers From Using FedEx Ground for Prime Shipments
December 17, 2019 at 10:51 am

Amazon.com is blocking its third-party sellers from using FedEx's ground delivery network for Prime shipments, citing a decline in performance heading into the final stretch of the holiday shopping season. The ban on using FedEx’s Ground and Home services starts this week and will last “until the delivery performance of these ship methods improves,” according…

Why Nike Ditched Amazon, And Others May Follow
November 22, 2019 at 10:36 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss Nike's decision to stop selling its merchandise on Amazon.com as part of its push to grow its direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) business. This will allow the sportswear retailer to have full control of the brand experience by selling D-to-C, full access to…

Why Pulling Out of Amazon is the Smartest Decision for Your Brand
November 19, 2019 at 11:56 am

Nike announced last week that as part of the company’s focus on elevating consumer experiences through more direct, personal relationships, it will stop selling its merchandise directly to Amazon.com. Here’s why Nike made the right decision. Partnering with Amazon undoubtedly has benefits — namely, a built-in audience and speedy delivery options. However, it’s crucial to consider…

Nike to Stop Selling Merchandise on Amazon
November 13, 2019 at 2:08 pm

Nike will stop selling merchandise directly to Amazon.com as part of its push to sell more directly to consumers, reports CNBC. The athletic apparel and footwear retailer will end the pilot program it started with Amazon in 2017, in which Nike agreed to sell a limited product assortment to Amazon in exchange for stricter policing of counterfeits and restrictions…

Amazon to Open its Own Grocery Store in 2020
November 12, 2019 at 3:22 pm

Amazon.com has begun hiring for a new grocery store that’s slated to open next year in a neighborhood of Los Angeles. The store is located in Woodland Hills, according to a job posting on Amazon’s website. It’s the first location of what's expected to be a new chain of grocery stores launched by Amazon. The new store isn’t…

Top Tips for Ranking High on Amazon
November 4, 2019 at 12:33 pm

Amazon.com is one of the world’s largest online retail platforms. In the e-commerce industry, it isn’t unusual to hear comments such as: “There’s e-commerce, and then there's Amazon.” With Amazon enlisting over 1 million new sellers in 2019 alone, how can new entrepreneurs and startups compete? The following are some useful tips that will help businesses…

How Quality Content Impacts Amazon Reviews in Q4
October 30, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Good product reviews can do wonders for your Amazon.com business. Not only can reviews build brand trust and instill confidence in your products, but they also help your products show up higher in search results and increase your clickthrough rates and sales. Because reviews are so valuable, Amazon recommends that products should have 15 or…

Amazon Makes 2-Hour Grocery Delivery Free for Prime Members
October 29, 2019 at 12:13 pm

Amazon.com just added a new perk to its popular Prime membership program: free grocery delivery. The retailer announced today that it will start delivering grocery products within a two-hour window to all Prime members living in the 2,000 regions eligible for the service. That means Prime members, who pay $119 per year in the U.S.…