Amazon Prime Day 2022 is in July
Amazon announced that the 2022 Amazon Prime Day will be held in July this year, and the event will cover more than 20 Amazon sites around the world. Including Chinese sellers, Amazon's global third-party sellers will send Amazon's more than 200 million Prime members around the world with great discounts covering various products. In order to help sellers prepare for the annual peak sales season, Amazon has launched a series of new initiatives and services in warehousing logistics, brand building, compliance, and operations.
World's first all-electric tanker enters service in Japan
After weeks of testing and demonstrations, the world's first electric tanker, the Asahi, was commissioned in Japan on April 26. The 492-ton vessel is powered entirely by high-capacity lithium-ion batteries making it carbon-free in operation. The all-electric tanker, the Asahi, is being operated by owner Asahi Tankers and is currently in commercial service and is seen as a demonstration vessel to help develop battery-powered vessels.
Maersk's container traffic surpasses COSCO Group
COSCO SHIPPING's cargo volumes were lower than Maersk's in the fourth quarter of 2021 after the Chinese shipping company's volumes fell 13% year-on-year. Meanwhile, Alphaliner reported that Maersk was again ahead of its rivals in total shipments after a 4% drop in shipments over the same period.
Amazon's two new measures to re-energize the logistics business
Amazon recently announced that it has set up a $1 billion fund focused on developing new technologies to improve delivery efficiency, expand supply chain services, and improve the work experience for warehouse and logistics workers, and has previously invested in wearable technology startups and robotics companies . Meanwhile, Amazon has launched a new service called "Shopping with Prime," which allows third-party merchants to use Amazon's vast shipping and fulfillment network to process orders on their own sites. Prime members can use funds and shipping information stored in their Amazon account to buy items on other retailers' sites.
Ali International Station officially released Pay cross-border payment service
Alibaba International Station officially launched the capital service "Pay", which mainly serves B-side small and medium-sized merchants engaged in cross-border foreign trade business, and aims to become the world's leading B-side cross-border capital solution. According to reports, the service has now been fully opened, and users who are not old members of Alibaba International Station can also use it quickly by one-click registration.
Amazon adds product selection compass feature
A few days ago, Amazon's official product selection tools [Add New Product] and [Global Product Demand] have a unified name selection compass. The most obvious change is that sellers can find the tool entry in the "Growth" drop-down menu in Seller Central. Sellers currently logged into the US, Europe or Japan account can directly enter the [Global Product Demand] or [Add New Product] function through the "Product Selection Compass" under the "Growth" menu.
Shopee Colombia Site Adjusts Standard Channel Shipping Rates
A few days ago, the Shopee Colombia site released a notice of SLS-Estandar Rapido (standard channel) freight zoning adjustment. In order to provide better logistics services and optimize regional shipping costs, Shopee Colombia site SLS-Estandar Rapido (standard channel) will be divided into four service areas, ZoneA, ZoneB, ZoneC, and ZoneD at 13:00 on May 1, 2022.
eBay adds luxury wallets to authenticity guarantee program
eBay has added more than $500 worth of luxury wallets to its authenticity guarantee program. The Authenticity Guarantee applies to select brands, new or pre-owned, listed under the Women's Bags and Bags, Women's Purses, Men's Bags, and Men's Wallets categories, priced at $500 or more. Auction items are also included in the service if the item sold is one of the eligible brands and sells for more than $500.