Amazon News for Sellers: Attention, Amazon Sellers! It's time for the latest issue of The Recap!
JULY 9, 2020 | EDITION 8
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At the top of the news pile this week: Amazon marketplace in the United States won't remain anonymous for long. Beginning on September 1st, 2020, Amazon will start displaying the business name and address of sellers. To date, this wasn't required in the U.S. marketplace, though it already exists in other Amazon marketplaces. Earlier this year, however, the Department of Homeland Security released a list of recommendations designed to help combat trafficking in counterfeit and pirated goods. One of the recommended actions was that online marketplaces should "implement additional measures to inform consumers, prior to the completion of a transaction, of the identity of storefront owners and/or those responsible for fulfilling a transaction.” So, in keeping with helping customers make informed decisions, Amazon has made the change to the U.S. marketplace.
Walmart has announced Walmart Plus - its very own subscription-based Prime competitor. For $98 a year users will get same-day delivery of groceries and general merchandise, discounts on fuel at Walmart gas stations, and early access to product deals. There's also expected to be a streaming entertainment component when it launches later in July 2020.
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Have you ever wanted to go to Comic Con? You're in luck. San Diego Comic Con is virtual this year and Amazon Prime Video will be hosting four Comic-Con@Home panels with the cast, creators and crew from some of its original series'. The panels will stream on San Diego Comic-Con's YouTube channel and on the Amazon Virtual-Con portal starting at noon PT on July 23.
In a very Netflix-esque move, Amazon Prime Video is rolling out user profiles for family members sharing a Prime account. Now we can have our own watch lists and recommendations and children's profiles will also include content-restriction controls for parents.
Amazon's "Mary’s Place" is a $100 million family homeless shelter inside a new building on Amazon's Seattle campus. Believed to be the first homeless shelter built inside a corporate building in the United States, the program helps homeless children with life-threatening health conditions.
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