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3PM Snacks – Wednesday, August 28

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... Reviewjacking on Amazon If you didn't know by now, Amazon is filled with sketchy reviews. In fact, the problem is so bad that fake reviews fuel an entire economy. Amazon denies this, of course, touting its hefty ($400 million!) investments to "protect customers from reviews abuse, fraud, and other forms of misconduct" and highlighting all [...]

3PM Snacks – Wednesday, August 21

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... A David Vs. Goliath Story Amidst antitrust investigations by the DOJ and FTC, Amazon now faces a new threat: its own third-party sellers. Business Insider reports that third-party sellers on Amazon -- frustrated by Amazon's practice of introducing private label products that seemingly uncut popular third-party products and by Amazon's practice of suspending accounts with [...]

3PM Snacks – Wednesday, August 14

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

3PM Welcomes Former Amazonian as Chief Product Officer

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 [...]