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Prime Day, EU Investigates Amazon for Antitrust, AVS Benchmark

Amazon’s Prime Day Showed Y/Y Increases in Duration, Items Sold, and Competition Amazon announced that over 175 million items were purchased during this week’s Prime Day event (up from 100mm+ last year), surpassing Black Friday and Cyber Monday’s combined 2018 sales.... Read More

Online Home Improvement, Etsy Free Shipping, Amazon Hires

Amazon Continues to Lead Online Home Improvement Category Our research indicates online Home Improvement sales have seen strong growth recently. In partnering with Stackline on this report, its digital shelf data indicates Amazon is seeing the fastest growth in the... Read More

Retailers Plan Deals to Compete with Prime Day

Analytics Teams; Prime Day Competition; eBay and Alibaba

eCommerce Team Benchmark Shows Brands Increasingly Leveraging AnalyticsOur research shows analytics can be one of the most important tools for building a successful eCommerce strategy, but oftentimes this area has lacked resources as it can be difficult to lay out... Read More

Advertising Teams, Delivery, MAP Policies

eCommerce Team Benchmark Suggests More Manufacturers Working with External Partners to Execute Amazon Advertising Advertising is increasingly getting delegated to external partners according to our benchmark results this year. Only 34% of survey respondents reported managing Amazon advertising in-house (vs.... Read More

Product Launches on Amazon, Investing in Influencers, Prime Day 2019

Born to Run Aids New Product Launches Amazon’s product launch program called Born to Run continues to be highlighted as a positive program amongst our council members. While Amazon does retain the right to return unsold inventory, most manufacturers are... Read More

eTailer Performance, Ad Acquisition, Competing with Amazon

eTailers See Mixed Growth This QuarterOur quarterly eTailer report showed mixed eCommerce growth across eBay, Wayfair, Alibaba, and Etsy, though the outlook from these companies did improve slightly for the balance of 2019. Negative impacts to growth included trade war concerns,... Read More

Ultrafast Fresh Expanding, 3P Inventories Growing, Private Label Penetration Modest

Amazon Ultrafast Fresh Continuing to Expand Our research indicates Amazon is continuing its efforts towards the expansion of Ultrafast Fresh. The Las Vegas UFF market is expected to be live in early July and SpartanNash warehouses will be ready towards the... Read More

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

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