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What percentage of Amazon’s "View in Room” users say the feature led them to purchase an item they otherwise would have only bought in person?

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Last week, Amazon CEO Andrew Jassy published his annual letter to shareholders. Here’s a quick summary:

Revenue and Profitability

  • Total Revenue: Amazon's total revenue grew by 12% year-over-year from $514 billion to $575 billion in 2023.

  • Segment Breakdown: North America revenue increased 12% from $316 billion to $353 billion, International revenue grew 11% from $118 billion to $131 billion, and AWS revenue rose by 13% from $80 billion to $91 billion.

  • Operating Income and Cash Flow: Operating income improved by 201% from $12.2 billion to $36.9 billion. Free Cash Flow adjusted for equipment finance leases improved significantly from -$12.8 billion to $35.5 billion.

Customer Experience Improvements

  • Stores Business: Amazon has focused on enhancing customer experience through selection, price, and convenience, adding tens of millions of new products last year. New premium brands like Coach and Victoria’s Secret have started listing on Amazon.

  • Pricing Initiatives: Prime Big Deal Days and extended Black Friday/Cyber Monday events marked significant shopping events, saving customers nearly $24 billion across various deals.

  • Delivery Speeds: Record-breaking delivery speeds were achieved, with over 7 billion items delivered same or next day in 2023, including significant increases in the U.S. and Europe due to improved regionalization and the expansion of same-day facilities.

Implications for Third-Party Sellers

  • Increased Competition and Visibility: The addition of major brands may increase competition but also boosts customer traffic and platform credibility, potentially benefiting smaller sellers by association.

  • Cost to Serve Reductions: Amazon’s reduced cost to serve, despite a dramatic increase in costs to Sellers, is down by more than $0.45 per unit in the U.S.

  • Enhanced Fulfillment Options: Amazon’s focus on faster and cheaper delivery solutions, such as expanding same-day delivery capabilities, directly benefits third-party sellers by enhancing customer satisfaction and retention.

Future Projections and Innovations

  • AWS Developments: Continuous improvements in AWS, including cost optimization and the introduction of more efficient chips, suggest ongoing support for businesses leveraging Amazon’s cloud services.

  • Generative AI and Advanced Technologies: Investment in generative AI and other technologies is likely to continue evolving seller tools and customer interactions, offering new ways for sellers to engage and satisfy customers.

Key Omissions

  • Serious Regulatory Issues in USA and EU

  • Increasing competition from Temu, Shein and Tiktok

  • Disgruntled Sellers (instead he said Amazon has good relationships)

And as they have always done, the original 1997 Shareholder Letter was included. What’s written there is as true today as it was in 1997.


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Amazon is testing a new feature called Quantity Discounts by Amazon as part of a limited four-week pilot within the existing Discounts Provided by Amazon program.

This initiative enables customers to receive discounts on selected products when they purchase multiple units of the same item in a single order, using a quantity selector either on the product detail page or during checkout.

The discount for these purchases is funded entirely by Amazon, meaning it does not cost the seller anything. Sellers benefit because they continue to earn the same amount as they would without the discount, while customers benefit from the lower prices on bulk purchases.

Sellers who prefer not to participate in this pilot due to reasons like maintaining a minimum selling price can opt out by contacting Selling Partner Support.

Amazon has the sole discretion to choose the products included in the pilot and may cancel or extend the program based on the pilot's results.

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YouTube has introduced several new shopping features:

  • Shopping Collection allows creators to make shoppable collections based on a theme. The products will appear in their product list, Store tab, or in a video description.

  • Affiliate Hub will list new Shopping partners, competitive commission rates, and promo codes, making it easier to connect brands and creators.

  • Fourthwall integration is YouTube’s shop builder alternative to Shopify, Spreadshop, and Spring.

If you’re working with influencers and creators, these new tools could be worth playing around with for an extra bump in sales.

What does Amazon PPC look like on a $1m / month account?

This is what Chris Rawlings and his team at Sophie Society will be laying out step-by-step during his upcoming Profitable PPC Challenge April 22nd through 26th.

There are four basic phases your PPC campaign structure passes through as you scale your brand:

  • PPC Phase 1: $0 - $50k/mo

  • PPC Phase 2: $50k/mo - $200k/mo

  • PPC Phase 3: $200k/mo - $500k/mo

  • PPC Phase 4: $500k/mo - $1m/mo

At each of these stages of an Amazon brand’s growth, the PPC structure looks different.

During the profitable PPC challenge you’ll master the exact step-by-step campaign setup to implement to take you from your current stage of growth to the next stage up.

You will learn things such as:

  • Which campaigns should you create and in what order?

  • How do you make Amazon remarketing work?

  • What bid strategy should you use?

  • Where do you find new targets?

  • How do you set and allocate budgets?

  • What is the best way to run dayparting?

Gain complete clarity over the right answer to these questions for your brand at its current stage of growth.

Join the Profitable PPC Challenge now by clicking here


Smartscout published the nifty chart below of some of the payment options you can consider if you need instant cash for your sold inventory rather than waiting for Amazon to pay you (typically about 3 weeks after you sell it).

April 11 → 🔎 Blatantly violating Amazon TOS
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In August 2017 I filmed the very first Freedom Ticket on how to sell on Amazon.

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