UPDATE: Amazon’s Private Brand Strategy

By |November 22nd, 2016|

Well, I spoke too soon. Last week I made some remarks about Amazon’s approach to Consumables Private Brands:
 “Instead of stacking the deck in their favor, Amazon’s private label strategy displays […]

Is Amazon Playing Fair with Private Brands?

By |November 18th, 2016|

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What is Amazon’s CRaP List and How to Avoid It

By |November 10th, 2016|

Amazon has eCommerce’s most advanced strategies and algorithms to ensure its profitability.  While every product available on Amazon gets ranked based on a number of shopper-related factors, the most important metric a seller must consider is profitability; […]

Amazon’s Top 5 Product Groups for October

By |November 3rd, 2016|

This month, we’re going to look at the 5 product groups that experienced the most month-over-month (MoM) percentage growth in October and what has driven these trends.

Optimizing Your Amazon Search Rank

By |October 27th, 2016|

We all know that Google SEO is one of the central tools of any business. It’s true that visibility is everything and Google SEO is a powerful way to increase your visibility, but for manufacturers its importance may be overstated. Ranking high on Google is all fine and good, but it’s rare for consumers to buy products directly from the manufacturer. In fact, 55% of online shoppers are skipping the Google search engine entirely and heading straight to Amazon to find what they’re looking for.

Don’t Be a Sell-Out: How to Stay In-Stock for Cyber Monday

By |October 20th, 2016|

On November 30th 2015, the US set a record for the busiest online shopping day ever recorded and marked the first time online sales in the US topped $3 billion in a single day.

Driving eCommerce Traffic to Your Brand and Products This Holiday Season

By |October 13th, 2016|

Promotions have always been an integral part of retailing. A powerful tool for increasing traffic and sales for brands, promos are a key component of the modern marketplace, and e-commerce is no different. As Black Friday approaches, the biggest shopping day of the year and the official start of the holiday shopping season, online retailers need to tap into the potential of promotions to increase sales and strengthen their brands.

Amazon’s Top 5 Product Groups for September

By |October 5th, 2016|

This month, we’re going to look at the 5 product groups that experienced the most month-over-month (MoM) dollar growth in September and what has driven these trends.

Promotions Drive the Back-to-School Season Online

By |September 29th, 2016|

It happens every year. Back to School is one of the most heavily marketed shopping seasons, with many stores slashing prices to clear out as much of their stock as possible. The usual suspects of school supplies and clothing are heavily discounted as students and their parents shop for the upcoming school year. But this year, things were a little different. In looking at Amazon’s latest data, we’ve identified a few distinct trends that shed some light on what’s driving the back-to-school season and how it is changing.

Amazon’s Top 5 Product Groups for August

By |September 22nd, 2016|

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Amazon’s top 5 product groups for the month of August defy expectations and reveal that consumer tastes aren’t as fickle as many industry analysts assume. The predicted “death” of both books and laptops gets no support here, with both of these categories showing absolute growth.