An Interview with Eric Karich: Reporting Copyright, Patent and Trademark Infringements on Amazon

Who are SellerGard?          SellerGard is an offshoot of Karich & Associates, a boutique patent firm based in California, US. The program is designed to help protect Amazon sellers with trademarks and patents. Karich & Associates have over 20 years’ experience assisting with design patents, utility patents, trademarks, and research. They have prepared patents for a wide range of inventions and have extensive experience developing international protection strategies.  1. Why do trademarks matter to Amazon sellers? Having a registered trademark is especially important to Amazon sellers because a registration allows sellers to obtain Amazon Brand Registry (ABR), which gives access to Enhanced Brand...

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Amazon A-Z: The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Terminology

It’s fair to say that Amazon is unlike any other online selling platform - it is the cow amongst a herd of sheep. If you’re currently selling on Amazon, or it’s something you’ve looked into in the past you’ll know that Amazon love jargon. It’s all ‘ACoS this… Lightning Deal that…’ and, quite frankly, it’s enough to give you a headache. If you’re fed up of Amazon’s technical language and need some quick answers, this is the guide for you. We’ve put together a glossary of terminology featuring 40 of the most common Amazon terms and what they mean. I’ve tried...

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The 3 Biggest Obstacles Faced by Amazon Sellers in 2019

For many years eBay was the only option for people wanting to sell products online. In 2000, however, Amazon came along and the online selling landscape was changed instantaneously. Although at first Amazon was reserved for people selling books, CDs and DVDs, it has since expanded to become one of the worlds biggest retailers. With years of experience on their side you’d expect the platform to be smooth-sailing. But in reality this is quite far from the truth, with many sellers maintaining that there is a ‘dark side’ to Amazon.In light of this, and with some help from Prabhat...

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Amazon Best Practices Webinar: 5 Tips and Tricks to Promote Listings and Drive Sales

As a global leader in eCommerce, it’s almost as easy to get lost on Amazon as it is in the Amazonian rainforest. With their range of own brand products constantly increasing, it’s becoming harder for outside names to bring their best cards to the table and win.With the help of Amazon expert and founder of Online Seller UK, Prabhat Shah, we’ve put together our top 5 seller optimisation tips aimed at increasing traffic and conversion rates of your products. Fortunately Amazon doesn't change its algorithm as often as other platforms, so these tips are worth remembering.5 Tips and Tricks to...

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Brightpearl Amazon Webinar: How Your Business Can Compete With Amazon

In our latest Amazon webinar with Brightpearl's Stuart Pick we discussed the benefits of automating processes of your eCommerce business. Tech giant Amazon was initially founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, starting its days as an online book store. Within a few months it began shipping to countries in every corner of the world, continually growing leaps and bounds to become a $470 billion business spreading into almost every imaginable industry. Nowadays, Amazon represents a huge opportunity for merchants – whether you sell through them as a seller, to them as a vendor or to other businesses as a marketplace. As...

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eCommerce trends in 2018: What the experts think

eCommerce is growing at a disruptive rate and its economic impact is becoming ever more prevalent.Statistics are consistently showing that millennials prefer to shop online instead of in-store. So with that in mind, it’s important to take note of the current eCommerce trends in 2018 so you can maximise sales and stay up-to-date with market competitors.The eCommerce topics set to hit the headlines in 2018 are:Delivery – Can it get faster? Can we keep up with the pace of Amazon? GDPR – What is its impact? Will it kill off the telesales industry? The emergence of smaller fashion brands –...

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Amazon Barcodes – FAQs on saving money, getting better visibility and getting more sales

We get asked lots of questions about Amazon barcodes and lots of retailers and sellers get frustrated with the cost of them as if you go to GS1 to get them, they aren't the cheapest thing to get your hands on.If you've never heard of GS1, they are the company that are acknowledged at inventing modern barcoding practices and the idea goes back as far as 1948 in the US when a guy called Norman had an idea at the seaside and drew out a barcode in the sand.  It was then pioneered here in the UK and GTINs were born.The...

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Increase sales on Amazon. From £0 to £9k in 9 months.

With huge net sales of over $107 billion in 2015, and more than 304 million active users, Amazon is truly one of the most exciting, thriving online marketplaces around. eCommerce is quickly overtaking face to face sales in brick and mortar stores, with a big number of online businesses moving towards a clicks and bricks model, a move that very often sees a great increase in sales and profit for the brand, and improved convenience for the customer.Amazon and eBay are two of the biggest eCommerce platforms, creating billions of pounds in revenue every year, and constantly adding more and more...

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Digitl and Department for International Trade team up to get Britain exporting

In December we were really excited to run the first of a series of Workshops with the Department for International Trade North West aimed at helping businesses export for the first time.The first half-day workshop took place at Workplace at Churchgate House in Manchester, home of the Manchester Growth Company and 20 businesses attended to learn more about how to use marketplaces such as ebay and Amazon to open their businesses up to new customers overseas.The topics we covered included: The common threads when starting to grow your sales internationally Getting started with selling on ebay Getting started with selling on Amazon Setting...

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Digitl team up with Department for International Trade to deliver eExporting workshop

We're really pleased to announce that we'll be delivering a fantastic workshop to help British businesses export their goods through eExporting - including marketplaces like ebay and Amazon.   The workshop has been organised in association with the Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI) and will take place in December.The session will concentrate on ebay and Amazon primarily and take people through the basics of trading on the platforms and cover some of the common pitfalls that businesses encounter as they grow.Tickets are free for North-West based companies that haven't exported in the last 12 months. For more information and to book,...

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Slides: The 12 Days of Christmas

At my Online Seller talk today I will be talking about the 12 Days of Christmas.12 small suggestions to help you get prepared for Christmas - have a look through, my guess is that at least one will give you a nudge in the right direction!...

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