Google Shopping Feeds Now Accepted On Amazon

Google Shopping feeds are now being accepted inside Amazon for the following Google Shopping categories:

  • Animals & Pet Supplies
  • Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instrument Accessories
  • Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instruments
  • Camera & Optics
  • Apparel & Accessories > Jewelry > Watch Accessories
  • Apparel & Accessories > Jewelry > Watches
  • Electronics
  • Hardware
  • Home & Garden
  • Software > Video Game Software
  • Toys & Games

A screenshot and link of the information page on Amazon is shown below:

https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/help-popup.html?ie=UTF8&itemID=201015040

Amazon Removes Controversial Price Policy

Amazons controlversial price policythat disallowed users from selling goods cheaper elsewhere has now been removed.

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The UK and German governments have pressured Amazon through investigations and it appears to have paid off.

Cavendish Elithorn, OFT Senior Director of Goods and Consumer, said:

“As Amazon operates one of the UK’s biggest e-commerce sites, the pricing on its website can have a wide impact on online prices offered to consumers elsewhere. We are pleased that sellers are now completely free to set their prices as they wish, as this encourages price competition and ensures consumers can get the best possible deals.”

The US site and any outside the EU are unaffected by this changed and still have to adhere to this policy.

Amazon and Ebay Competitive Edge

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Amazon and eBay are two of the biggest companies on earth in terms of online sales and millions of businesses use these merchants and the visibility these offer. However, it’s not easy to stand out in the crowd.

It is important then to find a way of standing out. Price refreshing is a technique that has been used by many over the years and it just involves adjusting the price of your products to encourage their systems to update with your product information pushed to the top.

The thing is algorithms are becoming more and more intelligent and now a days things like seller reputations, location and inventory have a higher impact on your product positions in the listings. It is of course still worth trying this out as every little helps.