1. Amazon confirms the "title standard" and account protection rules for the first time
According to news on January 10, Amazon’s global store opening official clarified the “specific measures” for account protection, and at the same time clarified the “title standard” for the first time, and launched a dialogue mechanism that is more friendly to sellers —the Account Status Protection Plan (Account Status Protection Plan). Health Assurance, referred to as AHA ).
Under the Account Health Assurance Program (AHA) program, Amazon no longer easily seals the seller's account, nor does it engage in "title mysticism". The platform will assign grades to specific violations. Once a risk arises, Amazon will take the initiative to contact the seller to help the seller defend, clarify, and appeal, and save their account from the brink of death. In addition, sellers can also check their "account health score" at any time to know how far they are from being banned.
2. YTO Airlines opened two new cargo routes in Southeast Asia
According to news on January 10, YTO Airlines opened two new Southeast Asian cargo routes in Ningbo. YTO Airlines B757 fully loaded with cargo took off from Ningbo Lishe International Airport and headed for Hanoi, Vietnam, which is located in the Indochina Peninsula. On the other hand, YTO Airlines flight YG9017 also successfully transported the cargo to Bangkok, Thailand.
It is reported that this is the third and fourth new routes opened in Ningbo after YTO Airlines opened the first Ningbo=Tokyo and Ningbo=Dhaka international all-cargo routes in 2020. The new Ningbo=Bangkok and Ningbo=Hanoi routes will serve the import and export trade needs of general trade goods and cross-border e-commerce goods with the frequency of five flights a week and three flights a week. At present, there are more than 30 Southeast Asian routes operated by YTO Airlines every week.
Source: Qianjiang Evening News
3. FedEx expands FedEx FreightDirect e-commerce solutions
FedEx Freight has expanded its FedEx Freight Direct e-commerce solution for returning large , bulky items to or through residential and business doorways.
It is understood that FedEx Freight Direct provides label-free returns, flexible pickup windows with proactive notifications, shipment visibility, and technical features that connect returns to original shipments, and currently covers nearly 100% of basic pickups and scheduled pickups in the United States The base population, and the standard pick-up population for 90% of the U.S. contiguous population. After the expansion of the program, users' returns and pickups are completed by uniformed FedEx Freight team members using company-branded equipment.
4. TikTok Shop Spring Festival logistics opening SLA extension mode
According to news on January 10, cross-border sellers of TikTok Shop have been notified that the time limit for logistics performance during the Spring Festival has been extended by 15 calendar days, and merchants are required to switch the SLA mode by themselves. The SLA extension mode is only open to sellers during the period from January 6, 2023 to January 13, 2023, and cannot be processed after the expiration; sellers can only choose to extend the order operation from January 17, 2023 to January 31, 2023 by 15 The time limit for performance of the contract is one calendar day, and orders not within this date are not eligible.
Source: Tickdog Data
5. Pinduoduo cross-border Temu launched Tongtu ERP system
According to news on January 10, Pinduoduo’s cross-border TEMU has now launched the Tongtu ERP system, which currently supports functions such as product listing, data collection, and batch processing, helping sellers quickly expand overseas business. If the seller wants to publish Temu products, he needs to authorize the Temu store in the Tongtu listing system to realize product listing, data collection, batch processing and other functional operations.
Specifically, sellers can choose link collection or page collection to collect TEMU products into the Tongtu system, and then make a little editing to put the products on the shelves. Before operating the listing, the seller needs to enable the TEMU platform first. The operation steps are as follows: Basic Settings – Platform Enable & Disable – Check Temu – Click "Save" to successfully enable the platform; then authorize the store, Basic Settings – Store Management – Temu – Click "Add shop".
Source: Tongtu ERP
6. 63% of Malaysian sellers on Shopee are optimistic about e-commerce opportunities in 2023
News on January 10, Shopee's latest consumer trend report shows that consumer trends drive sellers' resilience and relevance.
Shopee Mylaysia's 2023 Consumer Trends shows that 63% of Malaysian sellers are excited and positive about e-commerce opportunities in 2023. In particular, sellers from the Health & Beauty (71%), Toys, Kids & Baby (69%), and Fashion & Leisure (66%) categories are the most optimistic that they feel they are on the right track for opportunities in 2023 .
Merchants can use these findings to tailor their e-commerce and digital offerings to strengthen corporate resilience and remain relevant.
Source: Seller's Home
7. Ali intends to establish a logistics hub in Turkey
On January 10th, Alibaba Group President Michael Evans said during his visit to Turkey Media Group that Alibaba plans to invest more than US$1 billion in Turkey, including plans to build a logistics hub at Istanbul Airport.
In 2018, Alibaba acquired the local e-commerce platform Trendyol. In April 2021, Alibaba will increase its investment in Trendyol by US$350 million, increasing its shareholding ratio to 86.5%. Evans believes that Turkey has huge production capacity, and it will be more convenient to invest in Europe and the Middle East after establishing a local production base. The reason for choosing Trendyol is that its technology has been developed and has great potential.
Source: IT Home
8. Sudafei launched the LCL service in Côte d'Ivoire
On January 10th, Speedaf unofficially announced that the Côte d’Ivoire LCL service was launched, starting with double clearance/CBM for general cargo, providing fast, stable, and extremely cost-effective services for cargo from China to Côte d’Ivoire, and providing customs clearance for general cargo , Door to door service. It is understood that, before this, Suda’s non-China to Nigeria ocean LCL service was also officially launched, which has the advantages of fast, stable, and extremely cost-effective, and the general cargo is as low as /CBM.
Official account: Bai Xiaosheng, cross-border e-commerce logistics