1. Sales commissions increase. The seller's cost on Amazon has increased.
According to foreign media reports, the Spanish government has approved a 3% digital tax on multinational technology giants. Subsequently, it was reported that Amazon would offset this expenditure by adjusting the sales commission and various fees of sellers on Amazon Spain.
For sellers, there is nothing to be afraid of. After all, everyone is the same, and it will eventually be passed on to buyers, and wool cannot come out of pigs.
2. Amazon's Saudi site officially introduces Prime members
According to the Middle East cross-border e-commerce exchange citing foreign media sources, Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Prime in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia Prime members will enjoy free and fast delivery and other services. The delivery speed is the fastest in major cities and areas in Saudi Arabia. Day delivery, while in other areas, delivery the next day.
3. Amazon seller Prime delivery will change from June 2021
Starting in June 2021, Amazon seller Prime delivery will change: the deadline for express cut-off and carrier pickup will be delayed and sellers will be required to ship on Saturday or Sunday.
4. eBay: From now on, some sellers can try the new listing tool
The eBay platform today announced an attempt to use a new publishing tool. Starting today (28th), some sellers can try to use the new publishing tool, which will make sellers’ publishing methods on different devices more consistent.
In the next few weeks, eBay will extend this option to all sellers. As long as the seller meets the prerequisites, when creating a new listing, the seller will see the following message: "Try using the new listing tool."
V. Amazon's fourth-quarter performance is expected to continue to achieve strong
Before Amazon announced its quarterly results, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said that he expects Amazon's consolidated revenue and operating income to exceed the upper limit of the company's guidance range, driven by the growth of e-commerce market share during the holiday season.
He also believes that due to lower-than-expected expenditures related to the new crown pneumonia, there is ample room for profitability in the fourth quarter. In addition, Pachter believes that Amazon's large-scale global investment should begin to show results in the first quarter of 2021, and profitability will also increase. Pachter's rating on the stock is outperforming the market, with a target price of $3,900.
6. Walmart stores will add small warehouses equipped with robots
Wal-Mart said it will add small warehouses equipped with robots to dozens of stores to help handle roadside pickup and home delivery orders, and will expand to larger areas in the future. Currently, Wal-Mart operates nearly 5,000 stores in the United States.
It is reported that the robot will work behind the scenes, picking up frozen and refrigerated food and smaller daily necessities from warehouses or local delivery centers, and transporting "items frequently purchased by thousands of consumers."