Amazon Launches "One-Click Listing Worldwide" Tool
On March 29th, according to the news of "Amazon Global Store", Amazon recently launched the "One-click Listing Global" tool, which can help sellers to synchronize listings to multiple Amazon global sites for sales faster and more conveniently. Carry out global business with the same operational investment as a single site, and say goodbye to the tedious process of repeatedly uploading Listings across multiple sites.
The tool is currently embedded in the existing listing creation and editing process, and sellers do not need to learn any new processes in operation.
Source: Amazon Global Selling
DOJ approves antitrust bill targeting Amazon, Google and Apple
On March 29, according to the "Wall Street Journal" report, the U.S. Department of Justice approved legislation on Monday local time that prohibits large digital platforms such as Amazon and Google from prioritizing their own products and services over competitors' products and services. service status.
It is understood that Amazon, Apple and Google have previously written or blogged to express concerns about the bill. Google, Amazon stressed that the bill could have negative consequences for consumers and small businesses that rely on their services. Amazon, for example, said it would "make it difficult for us to guarantee one or two-day shipping for these small businesses, which is the key promise of Amazon Prime to sellers and customers."
Source: Wall Street Journal
U.S. Easter spending will reach $20.8 billion, low-priced items are favored
Americans plan to spend an average of $169.79 on Easter-related items this year, according to NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Eighty percent of Americans will celebrate the holiday, spending a total of $20.8 billion, down slightly from last year's projected $21.6 billion.
"Consumers are eager to return to their pre-pandemic holiday traditions," said NRF CEO Matthew Shay. More than half of consumers plan to visit family and friends in person, up from 43% last year. Among those planning to celebrate Easter, food will make up the largest spending category, with an average spend of $53.61, followed by gifts at $28.04 and clothing at $27.93.
DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) seeks additional staff to help issue new trucking regulations
FMCSA (Federal Motor Transportation Safety Administration) and NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Reveal Workforce Increases in Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request
According to the FY23 budget request released by the White House on Monday, the FMCSA will seek to increase the level of full-time staff, from the estimated 1,186 positions in the agency's 2022 budget to the 1,285 requested for FY23, an increase of 8.3%. NHTSA is asking for a 20 percent increase — from 357 to 428 full-time jobs.
The budget request would provide a combined $2.5 billion in funding for FMCSA ($874 million) and NHTSA ($1.59 billion).
Source: Freight waves
The concept of sustainable consumption occupies the minds of young people!Amazon's Disadvantages Highlight
Amazon's net sales rose 22% in 2021, but its online sales fell 1% in the fourth quarter of last year
Not only Amazon, but the entire e-commerce sales in the United States is showing a slowing trend. E-commerce sales as a percentage of all retail sales fell from 13.6% in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 12.9% in 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau reported in February.
As the pandemic begins to ease, consumers are returning to stores, one factor contributing to the slowdown in e-commerce sales growth, but another factor may be playing a bigger role, foreign consumers, especially millennials and Gen Z , there are growing concerns about sustainability issues arising from online shopping, such as wasteful packaging and exhaust fumes from thousands of trucks.
FedEx Supply Chain closes four facilities as customer contracts expire
FedEx Supply Chain, a subsidiary of FedEx that provides various 3PLs (third-party logistics services), will end operations at four facilities in California, Pennsylvania and Tennessee this year due to expiring customer contracts, according to a statement.
Some customers are moving their business to other suppliers. The shutdown will affect more than 450 employees, according to the state's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice (WARN) record. Mass layoffs are not uncommon among third-party logistics companies that provide warehousing services, especially when large customer contracts are not renewed.