FBA Global Export Expands International FBA to Non-Media Items

If you didn’t catch the headline yesterday, Amazon announced that they’ve expanded FBA’s international fulfillment to include non-media items!  This program, now called FBA Export, will allow more of your inventory sold through Amazon Marketplace to be available to international customers than ever before. What’s New?  International customers will now be able to purchase your non-media items and calculate their shipping, duty, and taxes right on the spot!  You won’t have…

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AutoMCF is Headed to Seattle!!

Good news! We’ve decided to pack up the AutoMCF party bus and head to Seattle for the 2012 Sellers’ Conference for Online Entrepreneurs!!  This is our first year attending the show, and we’ve heard lots of great things about the event from our awesome customers. This year’s conference runs from Sept 29 – Oct 1, and will include dozens of talks by industry leaders.  Sellers on eBay, Amazon, Sears, or…

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AutoMCF – the ONLY Tool for Automating Multichannel Fulfillment

Hey there sellers! We are delighted to inform everyone that AutoMCF is now out of its private beta, and is open to the public!  Easily connect your eBay, Buy.com, and Sears.com marketplace accounts to your Amazon FBA account, and the only thing left to do is watch your orders roll through! Remember, with AutoMCF you no longer have to manually enter an order in your Seller Central account, nor do you…

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Some Exciting Figures from Bloomberg

Bloomberg is reporting today that retail sales were strong in March, with growth almost 3x over projections.  Many major categories saw growth, not just seasonally-affected products, which suggests that weather wasn’t as key of a factor as overall economic development, the report suggests.  For anyone interested in checking out the RSTAMOM chart (yeah Rasta Mom!), click here. This is good news for sellers, considering other market indicators are still less…

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Amazon Acquires Kiva Systems, Quietly Sends Very Loud Message

Amazon announced Monday that it had acquired robotics company Kiva Systems, a leading innovator of material handling technology.  Long known to employ automation in its own fulfillment centers, it is unclear how exactly Amazon will add Kiva technology to its operation, but the potential implications of this deal could be pretty interesting. Kiva technology is used by many leading retailers, including Sax Fifth Avenue, Toys R’ Us, Staples, GAP, and…

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Inventory Still the Name of the Game

As our favorite pastime (selling stuff online) continues to grow, sellers are finding more tools to help them along, and lower barriers to entry.  While we believe in the power of simplicity for our software, the fact remains that from the super simple to the painfully complex, there are lots of programs out there to help you out. From eCommerce platforms, shopping cart solutions and fulfillment services, to payment gateways,…

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Check this Sears Update

Sears announced this week that they’re making changes to the way SKUs will be classified on the Seller Marketplace.  Well, this is just one of the changes that are part of a massive infrastructure upgrade, but it’s the most important/exciting as it will open up new selling opportunities. This change will impact how you add products moving forward, whether you use their web services APIs to list your items, or…

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Introducing AutoMCF!

We’re super excited to introduce AutoMCF, the first app from Seller AppVantage!  If you use FBA and are selling on eBay, Buy.com, and/or Sears.com marketplaces, then AutoMCF will dramatically simplify your life by automatically submitting your multi-channel orders to Amazon for fulfillment, updating the orders with tracking information, and synchronizing your inventory quantities across all channels. AutoMCF is currently in a private Beta release, but we want to encourage everyone…

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Sears Finally Shows They "Get It"

Sears recently announced that it will close 120 stores at an ‘unspecified time’ in 2012.  Including hometown outlet stores and hardware stores, that number jumps to around 1000 locations.  Considering the growth of Amazon in the last 5 years, as well as the ecommerce focus on the part of its home improvement brethren, there is reason to believe this is only the start of a significant downsizing of the retailer’s…

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Welcome to Seller AppVantage!

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Seller AppVantage blog! This is the first post of many that we hope will offer you information and knowledge to make you a better seller and improve your business, as well as an exciting first step towards the launch of better software applications and tools. Mike and I started the company in 2011 after being frustrated with the lack of simple, reliable…

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