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The Recap: News for Amazon Sellers | Edition 13

Updated: Sep 16

Amazon News for Sellers: Hello, Sellers! An Amazon Virtual Conference, news, and more this week's Recap.


AUGUST 14, 2020 | EDITION 013

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Happy Friday, Sellers!  Great news for Amazon sellers who want to up their selling game! Amazon is hosting a virtual conference for sellers! And it's completely free to attend! Running September 1-3, the three day event features Amazon executives, current sellers, and independent selling experts who will share insights, strategies, ideas, techniques, advice, and more to help small businesses thrive on Amazon.

“We are deeply invested in empowering small businesses, and now more than ever, it is critically important for us to bring our seller community together as we all navigate new economic realities” - Jeff Wilke, CEO of worldwide consumer at Amazon 

Amazon Accelerate's agenda is packed with valuable content and includes 60+ deep dives, covering a wide range of topics; expert Q&A; keynotes from Amazon and the supply chain; and a lot more.


Did we mention it's free? Mark your calendars - September 1-3, 2020 - and become a better, smarter seller with Amazon's help!


Visit the Accelerate website and register for free.

NEWS FOR SELLERS


RETAIL DIVE

Amazon Names Top 10 States for Small and Mid-sized Sellers

In 2019, Amazon provided $15B in tools for third-party sellers and created other initiatives to support SMBs. Now, in a new report, they look at the impact and top states for those sellers.


THE VERGE

Twitch no more! Amazon renamed Twitch to Prime Gaming

The name might be changing, but Prime Gaming will still offer the same benefits including exclusive in-game content, free games a free monthly Twitch subscription. 


JUNGLE SCOUT

Amazon Seller Insurance Requirements

Amazon sellers must carry liability insurance at a certain number of sales. The folks at Jungle Scout take a look at Seller insurance requirements for FBA business owners & how to protect yourself. 


TIMES OF INDIA

Amazon's $600M Prime Day India Beat Diwali Sales

India's Amazon Prime Day was a huge success. Surpassing estimates by as much as 33%! Great news for Amazon Sellers in India and possibly for future Prime Day's elsewhere in 2020.


CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Amazon Looking at J.C. Penney & Sears Stores

Working with mall developer Simon's and bankruptcy courts, Amazon is apparently considering repurposing stores from J.C. Penney and Sears to use as fulfillment centers.


THE VERGE

Amazon Can be Liable for Third-party Sellers' Defective Products

On Thursday, a California appeals court ruled that if you purchase a defective third-party product on Amazon in California, Amazon may be responsible. The California Fourth District Court of Appeals reversed a prior court ruling and reinstated claims for a woman who says she suffered third-degree burns from a defective laptop battery solid through a third-party seller on Amazon that caught fire.

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