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Does Amazon Care About the Catalog

We have a love-hate relationship with private labeling. On the one hand it has allowed many sellers launch their own brands, and thus move beyond reselling. But on the other hand private labeling done at scale is ruining Amazon's catalog.

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One Million Customers Affected by Amazon.com Scam Sellers

Over 21,000 scam sellers were detected in the last 12 months. Those sellers on Amazon.com collectively received close to one million negative reviews. Since not all customers leave a seller review - even if the experience was bad - the number of orders affected by this issue is undoubtedly even larger. Amazon has so far not taken any action, which is arguably disappointing.

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Few Amazon Sellers Use Seller Fulfilled Prime

We found that out of the Top 100,000 Amazon.com sellers, just 283 have committed to the program. Meaning for majority of the products they offer Prime shipping, and the shipping is not done by FBA. Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) launched in 2015 allows marketplace sellers to offer Prime two-day shipping without using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA).

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The Question Isn't If Amazon Will Enter an Industry or Not, It's How

CB Insights wrote "When it comes to most industries, the question isn’t whether Amazon will enter or not; it’s how the internet giant will enter, and how big the impact will be." This is exciting for everyone benefitting from Amazon's success - sellers, vendors, and even customers. But for everyone else the challenge is how to grow given.. Amazon.

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SoftBank Is the Competitor Amazon Deserves

Many are still haven't heard of SoftBank. Their investment arm has recently become the largest e-commerce investor worldwide - their most recent tech fund called "Vision Fund" has $100 billion under management. Jeff Bezos has famously said "Your margin is my opportunity", which is only true because of the capital available. SoftBank will challenge this.

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Amazon's Little Advertising Business Is Growing Fast

According to Amazon's second quarter earnings, company's "other" revenue - believed to be made up mostly of advertising - category grew faster than anything else. It might take years for the advertising business to grow big enough for Amazon to consider breaking it out as a category of its own. But most estimate that by 2018 it will reach north of $5 billion yearly run rate.

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