Increase Amazon Sales Beyond $1 Million: Common Mistakes that Cause a Sales Plateau

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There are certain milestones in an Amazon business’s lifecycle, one of the most thrilling of which is breaking $1 million in annual Amazon sales for the first time. However, that milestone can also become a plateau. Doing the basics well has brought you here, but to climb further, the basics will no longer suffice. What does […]

Amazon Vendor Central: How Vendors can Maintain Pricing Control

Brands selling on Amazon can choose to sell wholesale to Amazon’s first-party seller division, Amazon Retail (1P). At first glance, the prospect of working directly with Amazon sounds ideal. They own the platform, so they’ll provide the most value. As is often the case, the reality is a bit different. Too often, the vendor experience is frustrating one as Amazon makes unilateral decisions that go against the brand’s […]

Optimizing Amazon Supply Chain Management and Logistics

The Importance of Amazon Supply Chain Management Inventory issues can tie up your Amazon sales, harm short-term and long-term marketing performance, and erode profitability, all of which makes inventory management a critical piece of a healthy Amazon business. Kaspien’s supply chain network spans 9 countries across 3 continents and includes access to warehouses, distributors, freight carriers, product prep facilities, and […]

Key Changes to Amazon that will Shape 2021 Brand Strategy

Amazon is never idle, but after a global pandemic, the ecommerce leviathan is experiencing one of its most intense growth phases yet. Snapshot: The State of Amazon 38% Growth in annual net sales 66% Growth in annual advertising revenue 1.3M sellers joined Amazon in 2020 19 Countries with Amazon marketplaces $3 Billion invested in Amazon brand acquirers as of March 2021 “S-Team” Changes […]

Kaspien Now Selling on Target.com Through Target Plus Program

Kaspien Now Selling on Target Plus Marketplace

We are excited to announce that we are active on Target.com! Kaspien is one of the only third-party sellers currently approved to sell on Target.com. We are selling on Target.com as a Target Plus partner. “The average revenue per listing on Target.com during Q4 2020 was 9x what we saw on Walmart’s marketplace.” What is Target Plus? Target Plus is a third-party company that sells and ships […]

Amazon Retailer vs Amazon Agency: Which is the Better Financial Fit?

Amazon Agency vs Amazon Retail

Expansion into Ecommerce has Accelerated Before 2020, ecommerce had been steadily growing its share of all retail. But when the coronavirus hit and countries around the world issues stay-at-home orders, it forced consumers and businesses to turn to online sales channels in numbers never seen before. As a result, we’ve seen an acceleration in brand and consumer adoption of ecommerce. Road Bumps Along […]

Amazon Dropshipping 101: How to Dropship on Amazon

Dropshipping Business for Amazon

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, you may have been hearing more about Amazon dropshipping, and for good reason. When the pandemic hit the US and shelter in place orders went into effect, several things happened in quick succession: Online purchases surged as shoppers turned to ecommerce instead of brick and mortar stores Some product categories experienced out-of-season sales peaks, […]

Amazon Clarifies Buyer-Seller Messaging Rules in Communications Policy Update

On September 8th, Amazon announced updates to its communications policy. The update clarifies what buyer-selling communication is permitted by Amazon’s policies, something that was previously ambiguous at best. The update is intended to reduce the number and improve the quality of emails Amazon shoppers receive in the interest of improving the Amazon buying experience. Biggest Takeaways: Sellers can ask buyers […]

Introducing Kaspien – etailz Rebrands to Launch Next Era of Growth for Partners

etailz rebrands to Kaspien

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we have rebranded from “etailz” to “Kaspien.” Our parent company, Trans World Entertainment, has also rebranded to Kaspien Holdings, consolidating the two brands into Kaspien. Even more important than streamlining the corporate structure, this rebrand also reflects the next era of our journey. Our company has been evolving ever since our founding in 2008. We grew from a niche third-party seller of eco-friendly products into a top […]

Five Reasons Your Brand Should Be On Amazon, Even If You Don’t Want To Be

Originally published in the Forbes Technology Council. Read the article here. Despite its incredible growth and undeniable popularity with consumers, I’ve noticed that some brands are hesitant or even outright opposed to the idea of selling their products on Amazon. With major brands like Birkenstocks and Nike having pulled their products off Amazon, these brand owners […]

Amazon’s Q2 Earnings Soar as Bezos is Challenged during Congressional Hearing

Amazon's second quarter earnings soar in 2020

Amazon Revenue Soars in Second Quarter Today, Amazon published their earnings report for the second quarter of 2020. Their earnings exceeded expectations, with Amazon reporting a revenue of $88.91B and a net sales increase of 40% compared to Q2 in 2019. Other notable results include: Net income increased to $5.2B, doubling their net income from the second quarter of 2019 North American net sales […]

3 Reasons You Should Develop a Dynamic Fulfillment Network in the Time of COVID-19

Map of US and Importance of Dynamic Fulfillment Network

Updated August 2021 With the unexpected onset of COVID-19, many brands and manufacturers faced a production standstill ranging from weeks to months, jeopardizing and even killing their businesses. The coronavirus restricted supply chains, exposed structural fragility, and revealed a severe lack of emergency resources. In short, many companies just weren’t prepared. Even now, many states […]