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Amazon DSP and Video Ads, HD Delivery, AVNs

Amazon Expanding Advertising through DSP and Mobile Video Ads Our research indicates that Amazon’s DSP offering appears to be seeing more interest from brands as Amazon improves customer service and invests in a larger sales force for the service. Amazon... Read More

Amazon Pallet Program, Delivery Race, Bottlenecks

Pallet Ordering at Amazon We have heard Amazon’s pallet ordering program come up more frequently over the last month. This program enables manufacturers to sell Amazon pallet quantities in exchange for a discount. The value of such a program will... Read More

Amazon AVNs, Private Label Packaging, Shipping Costs

Amazon AVNs a Mixed Story This Year Our research suggests manufacturers have seen varied experiences with AVNs this year. Many are indicating Amazon’s asks have been unreasonably high, with the eTailer looking for increases to co-op, freight and damages. In... Read More

Amazon Ultrafast Fresh Starts Strong; Walmart Matching Amazon; Amazon Sales Growth Slows

Amazon Ultrafast Fresh Trial Goes Well in Philly Our research indicates Amazon is seeing better than expected results from their Ultrafast Fresh (UFF) trial in the Philadelphia market, with brands seeing notable sales lifts in this market relative to other... Read More

SIOC Packaging Benchmark; Amazon Shutting Down China Business; Sponsored Products Sees Best Returns

SIOC Requirements Remain a Challenge for Amazon Vendors Branded manufacturers appear increasingly concerned about the impact of Amazon’s new Ship in Own Container (SIOC) requirements for oversized and heavy items. In response, we recently benchmarked 125 brands to gauge the... Read More

Bezos Letter Highlights; 50 New Amazon Tools; Walmart Leading Online Grocery

Source: Amazon.com Bezos Shareholder Letter Highlights 3P Strength Jeff Bezos released his annual shareholder letter today, which aimed at highlighting just how big of a positive impact the company has had on small business, employees, and advancing the economy.  The letter... Read More

AVN’s Remain a Challenge; Amazon Limits Private Label Ads; Amazon Remains eComm Growth Leader

AVN Negotiations More Difficult and Slower Than Last Year Feedback from brands selling on Amazon over the last several weeks indicates that annual vendor negotiations (AVN's) remain a challenge. Amazon continues to focus on profitability, which is leading the eTailer... Read More

Amazon Struggles in Industrial Distribution, AMS Video Ads on Mobile, Amazon Advertising Sees Highest ROIs

Amazon Business Not Necessarily Disrupting Industrial Distributors Our recent research into the industrial distributor market shows limited penetration by Amazon to this point, particularly as it relates to large players such as WW Grainger and Fastenal. The business that Amazon... Read More

Instagram Adds In-App Checkout; SIOC Worries; eTailers See 4Q Growth Slow

Brands Increasingly Concerned About SIOC Implementation: Late last year Amazon released new requirements that packages over 18x14x8 inches or greater than 20 pounds that Amazon fulfills would need to be SIOC compliant or pay $1.99/unit shipped after the August 2019... Read More

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