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    Formé à l’EM LYON, j'ai commencé mon parcours chez Lycos Europe Londres en 2001, le premier moteur de recherche Européen. J'ai ensuite rejoint E-Business Events en tant que Directeur Marketing où j'ai co-créé les salons E-Commerce Paris et E-Marketing Paris. C’est en 2009 que j'ai fondé Krooga pour accompagner les entreprises sur Internet.

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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic, a precarious global economy, and political tension in the runup to the 2020 United States presidential election have set the stage for an unusual holiday shopping season. For one, U.S. consumers say they will significantly modify their holiday spending depending on the outcome of the U.S. Presidential... Read More The post The 2020 Presidential Election & Consumer Spending: Will Biden or Trump Voters Spend More this Holiday Season? appeared first on Jungle Scout. View the full article
  2. There are as many unique reasons for starting a business as there are entrepreneurs. But for Amazon sellers, startup stories tend to align around common themes. Ask a seller why they launched their FBA business, and you’ll likely hear about building financial freedom, bucking the 9-5 status quo, and earning... Read More The post Top 9 Reasons People Sell on Amazon (and 3 Reasons They Quit) appeared first on Jungle Scout. View the full article
  3. Want to know how to make a killing on Amazon during the last couple months of 2020? No matter if you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned veteran, selling arbitrage can work for you. Retail arbitrage is an Amazon sales model that involves buying products at discounted prices and reselling... Read More The post How to Have a Killer Q4 With Amazon Arbitrage appeared first on Jungle Scout. View the full article
  4. Amazon’s Q1 report is out, and it gives an insight into how the COVID-19 has affected the company. The report’s key takeaways are: Sales rose to unexpected levels Profits fell even as revenue grew by 26% AMZN stocks dropped by about 5% Amazon saw increased demand in its products and services, as many people are forced to shop online owing to the lockdown. Profits, however, dropped as more funds and resources have been allocated to covering coronavirus-related costs, such as keeping workers safe. Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, pointed out that the company would allocate all of its Q2 profits to cover further costs related to the pandemic.
  5. Sen. Josh Hawley has written to the Department of Justice, urging AG William Barr to investigate Amazon for criminal antitrust. He accuses Amazon of collecting data from third-party sellers and using it for manufacturing its subsidized products. The company has also been accused of taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to get an unfair competitive advantage over independent sellers. Sen. Josh Hawley claims that there is ample evidence to substantiate his accusations. Evidence includes internal documents and testimony from more than 20 former employees. An Amazon spokesperson has, however, refuted all claims. This is not the first time that Amazon has been accused of criminal antitrust. It was one of the tech companies targeted in a broad investigation by the DOJ in 2019. The FTC has also been looking into the claims.
  6. Amazon announced on Monday that its warehouses in France will remain closed until 5th May. Amazon closed the warehouses on 16th April after a court limited the company’s deliveries to essentials: food, medical, and hygiene products only. The court also imposed fines of up to €1 million for every violation. Amazon appealed the ruling but lost, thus prompting its decision to extend closure. The court, however, reduced the aforementioned fines to €100,000 per violation. It also granted Amazon permission to deliver non-essential products such as electronics. A spokesperson for Amazon expressed concerns that the fines may add up to excesses of €1 billion per week owing to minor, unavoidable errors. Employees will remain at home and enjoy full pay until the closure is lifted.
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  9. President Trump has threatened to cut off federal aid to the U.S. Postal Service if it does not raise shipping rates for online merchants, such as Amazon. “The postal service is a joke…, end every time they bring a package, they lose money on it,” Trump told reporters in a press release. The postal service has expressed concerns that it may be grounded by September if it does not receive aid. Critics have also argued that Trump’s directive to raise prices on packages will mostly hurt end consumers as they will have to pay more for deliveries. The U.S. Congress has authorized the Treasury Department to lend the postal service $10 billion from the stimulus package in a bid salvage the situation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, together with other officials, announced that his department would ask for reforms before granting the loan. These reforms would include President Trump’s proposal to raise delivery fees and update the post office. Source : Reuters
  10. Amazon has been revealed as the mystery donor of £250,000 to a charity campaign set up to support independent booksellers affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The donation pledge was made to The Book Trade Charity (BTBS), which sponsored the crowd-funding campaign. Amazon’s donation is almost twice the amount raised by other donors, including Penguin Random House publishers. It brings the total amount raised to £380,000. BTBS will oversee the handing out of money to independent bookstores currently closed owing to the current government restrictions. The Charity’s CEO, David Hicks, expressed appreciation on the beneficiaries’ behalf. Amazon’s donation, while welcome, was also met with some hesitation by many of the campaign’s co-sponsors. Gayle Lazda, the campaign’s brainchild, pointed out that Amazon is the biggest threat to independent booksellers. Amazon has not commented on the donation or the fuss surrounding it.
  11. After a French court’s ruling restricting Amazon deliveries into the country amid coronavirus fears, the online retailer's subsequent move to appeal has suffered a stopping blow. According to the Reuters News Agency, a judge this Friday upheld the ruling in favor of French workers unions, who had clamored for suspension of warehouse operations. The appellate court of Versailles ruled that Amazon should limit French deliveries to food, health items, and IT products while the e-commerce leader makes changes to the current health protocol. Apart from the pandemic and ensuing economic crisis, small businesses across Europe that sell through Amazon will be the most affected by this outcome. Seeing the verdict as a momentous victory works unions hailed the courts for the decision, coming at a time when firms are looking to put their staff safely back to work.
  12. Amazon is switching to the use of video calls to screen new merchants for fraud. The pilot program, which began in February, has been tested on more than 1,000 merchants based in the U.S., China, U.K., and Japan. Amazon switched to screening via video calls because of the social distancing requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its initial plan involved in-person appointments with sellers. Amazon’s move to screen merchants came after long-running scrutiny over how it deals with fraud and counterfeit products. The problem is so prevalent that some significant brands opt not to sell on Amazon.
  13. Amazon’s stocks have been performing well amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The AMZN listing recently hit an all-time high following an uptick in the company’s cloud and e-commerce businesses. Its advertising business, however, is expected to slow down. James Lee, an analyst at Mizuho, projects that Amazon’s ad business growth will fall to 28% from an earlier estimate of 40%. He also adjusted AMZN prices to $2,300, down from a previous estimate of $2,350. Mr. Lee also pointed out that the ad business may not recover until 2021. A decline in Amazon’s ad business wouldn’t come as a surprise, despite that it is growing faster than its competitors. However, it will not bring Amazon down for two reasons: More people are shopping on Amazon’s e-commerce platforms owing to the ongoing lockdown. Amazon is collecting a lot of data from buyers and using it to improve its ad business. Amazon will likely hit a few bumps along the way, but it will continue outgrowing Google and Facebook. AMZN will also maintain its position as one of the most lucrative stocks at the moment. Source: The Motley Fool
  14. The number of best-sellers on AmazonBasics has more than doubled over the past two years. It has risen from 660 in April 2018 to more than 1,300 in April 2020. AmazonBasics has a lot of product categories, which include electronics and fashion. It targets categories whose products are on downward price pressure. It also restricts itself to categories whose products are not owned or patented by any brand. AmazonBasics is now Amazon’s most successful private brand. It is also a significant source of criticism from third-party sellers who are worried that Amazon has an unfair competitive advantage. Its success is attributed to its advanced data analytics systems, which are superior to those used by third-party sellers. Source: Marketplace Pulse
  15. Amazon Prime and Amazon Fresh are soon to launch the UK's first Ultra-Fast Fresh grocery delivery, according to a briefing to suppliers by the online retailer. Set to increase the e-commerce giant’s penetration into the UK grocery market, Ultra-Fast Fresh could involve making Amazon Fresh an incentive of Amazon Prime. Analysts expect this new grocery fulfillment outfit to potentially catapult Amazon's lead in the segment, by exploiting a policy the company’s representative call ‘hybrid grocery.' Before COVID-19 hit Britain, suppliers and Amazon executives held briefings that targeted nine depots for retrofitting into facilities that will handle within-the-hour fulfillments of fresh grocery orders. With one of the depots slotted for refitting located in London and the other in Leeds, Amazon's ambitions for year-end include delivering fresh produce to over 40% of all UK households. Source : The Grocer


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