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Weekly Loop- AI, Shopping by Images, Crowdfunding

Weekly Loop: AI, Shopping by Images, Crowdfunding

This week, our links include multiple links on marketing and artificial intelligence, selling on Instagram stories, SEO via Google image...

Is Magento too complex compared to Shopify?

Is Magento too complex compared to Shopify?

A discussion of the Magento platform at eCommerceFuel (where I was formerly a member) questions if it's too complex for most users. I stubbornly stuck with Magento for too long before finally switching to Shopify. As an open source alternative, I prefer WooCommerce over Magento as well. I currently have one shop on WooCommerce and have no desire to go back to Magento.

Remove opt-out Amazon customers from auto email campaigns

Remove opt-out Amazon customers from auto email campaigns

In a move to further limit sellers contact with customers, Amazon customers can now opt-out of emails from third-party marketplace sellers on all marketplaces. If you have automatic email campaigns setup to send to buyers, this will affect your open rates. Seller Labs has a solution to remove those customers by adding them to a global blacklist.

Help brands get restricted on Amazon

Help brands get restricted on Amazon

Brands want to be restricted on #Amazon Marketplace. #SellerEssentials has a list of over 350 brands that have some kind of restriction. There's an opportunity to get your brand restricted or help others get it done.

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How much does Amazon commoditize products?

Amazon has essentially commoditized a large number of products. When shopping Amazon, each listing looks nearly the same, with each element of the listing suiting Amazon's policies. This changes how products are purchased. You can't ignore Amazon, which is why we typically advocate for independent ecommerce businesses to leverage Amazon, while also working to build their own direct communication and sales channel with their customers.

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Amazon’s poses “anticompetitive concerns—yet it has escaped antitrust scrutiny”

In the Yale Law Journal, Lina M. Khan makes the case that Amazon, as a platform, is not being considered correctly...

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Predictive shopping is likely to rise

Cass Sunstein, a Harvard legal scholar, recently performed some research on predictive shopping, concluding that it’s likely on the rise....

A look back at the NY Times covering ecommerce in 1994

A look back at the NY Times covering ecommerce in 1994

Here’s a look back at the first dgitally-secure payment in ecommerce history, as covered in a 1994 New York Times...

Caution using FBA for products under 20

Caution using FBA for products under $20

RepricerExpress looks at whether it’s worthwhile to sell low-priced items (defined as under $20 in this case) on Amazon. They...

A tool to deal with sales tax nexus for Amazon sellers

A tool to deal with sales tax nexus for Amazon sellers

Here’s a tool to help with finding where your FBA inventory physically resides within Amazon’s fulfillment network, particularly valuable after...

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