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eBay Managed Delivery Emulates Amazon’s FBA

eBay has announced plans to launch their own fulfillment offering in an effort to rival Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). While eBay is attempting to emulate Amazon, there are some clear differences between the two services. On July 24, 2019 eBay announced their plans for Managed

The Cost of One-Day Shipping

In May of 2019 Amazon announced plans to invest $800 million dollars into their business to develop one-day shipping. Scaling for growth, Amazon plans on adding 31 fulfillment centers in 2019 and 2020 to the existing 139. While it may seem like a dream to

Amazon 101: Email Marketing Campaigns

Amazon Reviews are a key player in boosting your product’s ranking. There are a number of creative strategies you can implement to solicit reviews, but the two most popular are packaging inserts and drip campaigns.  Drip campaigns, otherwise known as drip marketing, are a form of

Don’t Blame Amazon – How to Shift Retail Strategy

In a competitive retail landscape, it can be easy to blame Amazon for e-commerce and brick-and-mortar troubles. Amazon has changed retail forever. Rather than blaming the company’s success for traditional retailer’s failures, now is the time to get creative and shift strategy. As Amazon has grown,

Branded Stores: Amazon & Adobe’s D2C Partnership

Adobe is launching Branded Stores that will directly benefit Amazon Sellers. These branded storefronts are not being advertised as websites, however, these platforms are aimed at smaller sellers who are already on Amazon and looking to break into the D2C space. Sellers taking advantage of

Macarta: Agency Partners for Amazon Success

Macarta has grown exponentially over the last year, adding to our arsenal of Amazon experts in our US and Mexico offices. 2019 was an exciting year and we’re excited to carry that momentum into 2020. Who We Are Macarta is a full-service Amazon marketing agency, providing performance-driven

Amazon Bolsters Ad Business by Acquiring Sizmek Ad Server

Amazon has bolstered their advertising business by acquiring Sizmek Ad Server and Sizmek DCO. Amazon officially announced the acquisition at the end of May. New Opportunities for Advertisers While rumors of the acquisition had been swirling for a few months, Amazon officially released a statement announcing the

UPDATE: Your Amazon Listings May Be Pulled From Search

On Monday June 17, Sellers logged into their accounts and received a notification from Amazon regarding ASIN titles and possible suppression in search. What We Know Sellers logged into their accounts Monday morning receiving the following notification from Amazon: “Starting July 22, 2019, Amazon will suppress ASINs from

Connecting with Customers: Amazon Live

Since 1977 HSN has capitalized on live selling. Now, Amazon is looking to follow a similar model with Amazon Live. What is Amazon Live? The Amazon Live Creator app helps brands connect with shoppers by livestreaming products. Customers can participate in a live chat with brand owners

Preparing for Amazon Prime Day 2019

UPDATE 6/25/19: Amazon has officially announced that Prime Day will take place Monday July 15 and Tuesday July 16. It’s Christmas in July for the Amazon world come the week of July 15th. We’re about a month out from Amazon’s fifth annual Prime Day, which has

Cultivating Customers: Millennials vs. Gen Z

Understanding the differences between Millennials and Gen Z can help ensure that you know the best way to sell and advertise to the two generations with the fastest growing purchasing power. Source: Pew Research Center According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, Millennials have officially become

eCommerce and Advertising Trends in Latin America

As trust in digital currency and eCommerce continues to increase in Latin America, now is the time to capitalize on the growth the region is experiencing. While the region still has a low number of average online orders per capita, the most positive sign to

Macarta Opens Third Office in Mexico

Along with the launch of Amazon Mexico, we have expanded our offices outside of the United States. In order to better serve our global clients, we opened our doors in one of the largest growing e-commerce meccas in Latin America - welcome Macarta Mexico City. This

Ad Alternatives: Quality Reviews, Influencers and More

Get beyond traditional advertising methods - learn how alternative strategies can revolutionize the way you approach advertising. In addition to traditional online advertising efforts, there are a number of alternative strategies you can utilize to increase product and brand awareness. From Amazon Influencers and Affiliate Programs,