"Highest Online Revenue Growth" Webinar Video Timestamp Notes:
0:11 Paul welcomes viewers to the webinar which will feature discussion of highest online revenue growth and other topics of interest to Amazon sellers.
0:30 Phil introduces expert panel.
1:27 Amazon Shipping Fees Drop - The latest in the battle between Walmart and Amazon: Amazon dropped their shipping fee to non-Prime members. Now it’s just $35, down from $49! Hey, that’s the same rate as Walmart! Obviously, a competitive strategy. Are there any more conclusions to draw from this? (Less incentive for memberships?)
4:10 Walmart E-Commerce Growth Outpacing Amazon - Speaking of the Epic Walmart vs Amazon battle… The latest: Walmart's e-commerce revenue growth outpaced Amazon's in Q4 2016, 29% to 22% with a Bezos protégé at the helm of Walmart’s e-commerce (Marc Lore). An improving quarter and a notable stat. What should be the “take away” on this news for Amazon sellers?
8:20 A snap shot of the “average” Amazon seller was published on Tamebay a British web site devoted to global news on e-commerce. Good article, good stats, some extrapolations based on sound math… example: the average Amazon seller moves 74 items per month through FBA and Tim, there was much more good info. What did you pick up from this article?
11:40 Some concerns expressed on Reddit re: the after-sale accountability of Walmart’s 3rd party sellers (i.e., those selling on the marketplace offered by Walmart). Just a glitch or a potentially systemic problem for the Walmart ecommerce brand? What was the issue here?
16:20 From the world of B2B e-commerce, online trade magazine “Industrial Distribution” posted an article warning the industrial supply industry not to underestimate how quickly their marketplace could be disrupted if Amazon turns an eye to them. Tim, is Amazon now better positioned to enter B2B sectors like “Industrial Supply”?
17:00 Parachuting Orders - Picture this: Your morning grind has begun and you discover the cupboard is bare of dark roast K-Cups! No prob, just have a box parachuted in! The Amazon idea of drones dropping your delivery by parachute may be a step closer to reality for some items in some locales when they were awarded a patent last week. Paul, I doubt that a 50 lb. bag of kibbles is going to be dropped in your back yard anytime soon, however…
18:38 Amazon reveals Some Prime Numbers - We all now Amazon has always guarded closely any and all numbers related to its Prime subscriptions, however some data has been released which has some 3rd party estimators crunching out some estimates…
20:50 UPS drones shooting out of the tops of delivery trucks
22:13 Seller Forum Questions
FBM Backorders By FBA
25:50 The Race to the Bottom
31:28 Not Buy Box Eligible
33:30 GTIN Exemption
37:20 Keep Track of FBA Inventory
40:40 Wrap up