Walmart now allows larger items, up to 500 pounds, in its shipping service, making it possible to send big things like fridges and furniture. Additionally, with its new multichannel feature, sellers can fulfill orders from different platforms using WFS, presenting a robust alternative to Amazon’s MCF.Continue reading
Just in time for the holiday season, WFS has enhanced its services, allowing customers to store and ship a wider range of items without any minimum or maximum restrictions. Now accommodating products that are larger, longer, and heavier, and even those in multiple boxes, WFS caters to items such as big screen TVs, home gyms, pools, and furniture, to name a few, within new limits of up to 500 lbs. and dimensions of 120″ x 105″ x 93″.Continue reading
Etsy has introduced Share & Save, a program giving Etsy sellers a 4% fee discount for orders generated through links shared to promote their shop or listings on various platforms. It’s a free program available to all Etsy sellers, providing a simple way to boost sales and reduce fees.Continue reading
TikTok has officially launched “TikTok Shop” in the U.S., marking its entry into the e-commerce domain. This new feature will allow the platform’s 150 million American users to explore and purchase products directly from videos and live streams. The social media giant also rolled out an independent app for sellers, the “TikTok Shop Seller Center.” This dedicated app equips merchants with tools to easily link up with other prominent e-commerce platforms like WooCommerce and Shopify.Continue reading
eBay has unveiled a cutting-edge “magical listing” tool that employs artificial intelligence to extract product details directly from images. This innovation aims to streamline the listing process, particularly assisting first-time sellers who might find the initial listing creation daunting. Sellers upload photos in the eBay app, and the AI recommends titles, descriptions, and other crucial information. The tool, which is currently in beta testing among eBay employees, is set to be released to the broader public soon. Alongside this, eBay has enhanced its image background removal tool to further aid sellers in presenting clearer product images. Major retailers, including Amazon and Walmart, have similarly integrated AI into their operations to enhance user experience.Continue reading
UPS has declared a 5.9% rate increase effective December 26, 2023, shortly after FedEx announced a similar average raise starting January 1, 2024. UPS’s decision, part of its commitment to “support ongoing expansion and maintain high service levels,” will also see adjustments to its “demand surcharges,” notably nearly doubling the “Additional Handling” surcharge during the holiday season.Continue reading
If you print labels from the eBay interface, you’ll know that USPS labels are charged at the time of printing. Starting this month (September 2023), UPS and FedEx labels will also be charged at the time of printing.Continue reading
In the latest Marketplace Newsletter, Walmart highlights the importance of genuine and transparent product reviews. Sellers are urged to get familiar with the policy, especially about incentivized reviews and those submitted by company employees. Not following these guidelines might lead to suspension or termination.Continue reading
Following the success of Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS) in the US, Walmart has expanded it to its Canadian sellers. Launched as a pilot in February 2023, it’s now open to everyone. In this post, we’ll discuss its benefits, requirements, and application process.Continue reading
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