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14 08, 2019

3PM Snacks – Wednesday, August 14

2019-08-14T14:15:42-05:00August 14th, 2019|

Welcome to 3PM Snacks, a mid-week (and mid-day!) rundown of what's going on in the worlds of eCommerce, big data, and artificial intelligence. We hope you find it informative and easy to digest. Let's go... Sold By Amazon: The Right Program At The Wrong Time? As first reported by CNBC, in late July, Amazon quietly launched a new program called Sold by Amazon (SBA), which lets the company control third-party product prices in exchange for a minimum payout to sellers. The new program comes at a time when Amazon’s pricing [...]

29 07, 2019

3PM Solutions’ Comments Regarding Presidential Memorandum on Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

2019-08-14T12:02:44-05:00July 29th, 2019|Tags: , |

On July 10, 2019, the Department of Commerce (DOC) issued a request in the Federal Register seeking comments from various stakeholders on the state of counterfeit and pirated goods trafficking through online third-party marketplaces and recommendations for curbing the trafficking in such counterfeit and pirated goods. 3PM Solutions was invited to respond to the DOC request and today we submitted our comments. Our comments highlighted a broad range of issues related to the counterfeit problem on online marketplaces, but specifically emphasized the role of technology in abating trafficking in counterfeit [...]

21 07, 2019

How Serious Is Amazon’s Counterfeit Problem? 3 Things To Take Away From Its Latest Lawsuit

2019-08-14T12:03:17-05:00July 21st, 2019|Tags: , , |

By Jon Derkits On June 26, 2019, Amazon and Boulder-based company Nite Ize jointly filed a complaint in the US District Court in the Western District of Washington against 21 defendants for alleged selling counterfeit Nite Ize products on the Amazon marketplace. This lawsuit represents the latest in a series of anti-counterfeiting lawsuits filed by Amazon and brands, dating back to 2016. If you read between the lines, this lawsuit reveals a few troubling issues about Amazon’s counterfeit problem — notably, Amazon sometimes knows very little about third-party sellers on its marketplace, [...]

11 07, 2019

How to save money on Amazon Prime Day (without overspending)

2019-08-14T12:03:41-05:00July 11th, 2019|Tags: |

3PM Solutions' Chief Product Officer Jon Derkits was featured in an NBC News article today, offering consumers advice on "How to save money on Amazon Prime Day (without overspending)." In the article, Jon drew on his Amazon experience managing the third-party marketplace for Amazon.ca and shared ways that consumers can protect themselves from fake products and other bad behavior by third-party sellers on Prime Day. Be wary of ‘bad actors’ and use third party extensions to gauge authenticity “There’s been plenty of media coverage lately about counterfeit products, fake customer [...]

22 06, 2019

3PM Welcomes Former Amazonian as Chief Product Officer

2019-08-14T12:03:57-05:00June 22nd, 2019|Tags: |

3PM Solutions is pleased to announce and welcome Jon Derkits as Chief Product Officer (CPO). Jon joins 3PM from Amazon, where he served as the third-party marketplace leader for Consumer Electronics on Amazon.ca for the past three years. In that capacity, he was in charge of category strategy, catalog quality, and third-party seller recruitment and account management. He also served as the Amazon.ca leader for customer trust and fraud prevention.   About the decision to join 3PM, Jon said: “During my time at Amazon, I became attuned to the many [...]