On this page, you will find everything related to COVID-19, eCommerce, and Amazon that we have researched and created, as well as curated external content we think you should know about. This link roundup ist continuously updated with the following categories:
Sellics Thursday Live – Weekly Talks With Thought Leaders
Every Thursday, Sellics CEO Franz Jordan sits down with another industry thought leader to discuss the challenges and strategies we all face in this extraordinary time. Watch now to gain important insights that you can instantly apply to your Amazon business.
Ep. 8: Top Ad Strategies | 14 May 2020
How can you adjust your Amazon Advertising strategy to increase sales and decrease ACoS during a crisis? Join Sellics CMO Thomas Ropel and our PPC expert Zi Lin Liang for our most popular episode yet!
Ep. 6: Live Case Study | 30 April 2020
Drawing from his own experience as a successful seller, Sellics expert Yasser Sakan discusses his biggest challenges in Q1 and offers a hands-on approach to navigate the current crisis.
Ep. 5: The New Normal | 23 April 2020
Peter Kearns, Amazon brand expert and VP of Business Development for 180Commerce, sits down with Franz to look into the future: How will the new normal roll out for inventory, advertising, and branding strategy?
Ep. 4: AMZ Advertising | 16 April 2020
During this week’s episode, advertising expert Stefan Jordev of Bobsled Marketing joins Franz to discuss the question you’ve undoubtedly asked yourself: should you continue advertising on Amazon during the coronavirus crisis?
Ep. 2: Supply Chains | 2 April 2020
Jérôme de Guigné (Founder & Managing Director of E-Comas) and Franz tackle perhaps the most pertinent question Amazon brands ask in 2020: What can I do to safeguard my supply?
Ep. 1: Business Impact | 26 March 2020
Chris Mole (Founder of Molzi) and Franz kick off the weekly Thursday Live Talks with a discussion about the impact the COVID-19 crisis has on Amazon businesses.
Surveys, Reports & Analyses
How is the Amazon community responding to the Coronavirus crisis? Which products are winning right now? What can we learn from the experiences of others? We’re all in this together – stay educated, stay successful, stay healthy.
- Amazon Advertising Trends & Techniques During the Coronavirus Crisis
The conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have left some brands confused about how best to move forward with their Amazon ads. Here are the latest PPC performance trends and comprehensive guidelines for running a thriving ad campaign in this unusual time.
- Consumer Shopping Trends During the Coronavirus Crisis: Challenges and eCommerce Opportunities for Amazon Sellers
In our last analysis, we looked at three key markets (USA, Germany, Italy) to answer: what effect is the global pandemic having on consumer shopping behavior? Here’s the update.
- Top & Flop 50 Products on Amazon.com: Shopping Trends During the Coronavirus Crisis
What are U.S. shoppers buying on Amazon since the COVID-19 pandemic hit? Download our analysis for meaningful insights at a glance.
- Analysis: Top Selling Products Amid the Coronavirus Crisis – How Demand Is Shifting
Which products are skyrocketing, which ones face a steep decline? How will this change as the crisis evolves? Find it out in our latest analysis.
- Sellics Survey: Brands Assess the Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis
As the effects of the COVID‑19 pandemic continue, how is everyone responding? Discover what other brands & agencies are doing.
Coronavirus News: Amazon / eCommerce
The latest top stories around COVID-19 and how the pandemic affects Amazon, eCommerce, and the people who live and work in this realm.
1 April 2020 | The Futile Search for Toilet Paper
Amazon is doing all it can to keep up with skyrocketing demand for certain products, but many are still quickly sold out. Despite no or low stock, search stats show what consumers are looking for – and not finding.
1 April 2020 | Amazon.in Operations on Pause: Now Back On?
On March 26th, Amazon announced that all deliveries in the Indian marketplace were put on pause. Since then, Amazon has re-instated deliveries in an increasing number of cities.
31 March 2020 | (Some) FBA Storage Fees Waived
Amazon fortifies its commitment to its selling partners during the COVID-19 pandemic by waiving two weeks of sellers’ inventory storage fees for products stored in certain markets.
29 March 2020 | COVID-19 a Stress Test on Supply Chain
As China’s economic output increases weekly, other parts of the world begin confronting increasingly significant disruptions, coping with sudden shifts in both supply and demand.
27 March 2020 | ‘Essentials’ Definition Broadened in Key Markets
As a follow up to the March 17th announcement that Amazon would prioritize the fulfillment of ‘essential’ items, Amazon has now announced that this list will be broadened and that sellers can check their eligibility using a new tool.
26 March 2020 | #BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon
Calling all developers! Partnering with the WHO and scientists at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, this hackathon invites you to contribute your talents to build both local and global solutions for the new challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
25 March 2020 | Amazon Upping Their Grocery Game
By increasing in-store safety, limiting purchase quantities of high-demand items, increasing pay and delivery capacity, Amazon attempts to keep up with rising demand for pick-up and online ordering.
25 March 2020 | Some still see supply delays
For some, supply continues to be a concern, as half of sellers and vendors surveyed by Sellics report an increase in shipping times.
23 March 2020 | Tech Company Volunteers Build COVID-19 Tracking App
A group of thirty volunteers from Amazon, Apple, and Alphabet built a website called covidnearyou.org to track the spread of the pandemic in the US in real-time by using symptoms to bridge the testing gap.
23 March 2020 | Test kits and well wishes, courtesy of Amazon
21 March 2020 | Essentials only for hardest-hit countries
As an extreme measure to keep up with demand, Amazon will limit shipping to essential items in marketplaces hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic: Italy and France.
20 March 2020 | Amazon kicks out corona-scammers
In their haste to purchase high demand products, Amazon consumers are being duped by opportunistic sellers. In response, Amazon is cracking down on price-gouging by pulling over a half-million offers and 3,900 sellers from the site.
17 March 2020 | FBA in USA now limited
Amazon announced that until April 5th, it would prioritize ‘household staples and medical supplies’ in the US by accepting only these items for stocking up in FBA warehouses.
12 March 2020 | Could social distancing be a boon to the eCommerce industry?
Thought leaders speculate that the coronavirus pandemic could push eCommerce ten years into the future. A report by Sellics does suggest that social distancing measures might increase the demand for products on Amazon. It will, however, follow distinctly different trends across categories: A third of sellers and vendors already see a drop in demand for their products.