"…in solving climate change, we must address the gender inequalities that persist in climate finance and ensure female entrepreneurs have access to the funding, networks, and technical support…"
-Kara Hurst, Vice President of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon
Women today still face many obstacles in their respective fields, so it's refreshing to see Amazon do its part in aiding the issue by announcing a new partnership with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). They’ll be dedicating $53 million towards female entrepreneurs tackling climate change issues.
Amazon serves as a founding partner of USAID's newly-created Climate Gender Equity Fund which will be used to remove systemic market barriers preventing women from accessing climate finance. With this support, more women will be able to access the proper networks and technical skills to accelerate the development of climate change technologies.
Recent studies show that these female entrepreneurs are more likely to innovate and address social needs during times of crisis or hardship than their male counterparts.
The partnership is in line with Amazon achieving its sustainability goals by collaborating with the women leading climate change today.
A Reddit user shared their concern of having $20k worth of their inventory stranded due to GS1 mismatches. They requested insight and solutions from other users in the post.
Sellers need a UPC (Universal Product Code) for every product they offer on Amazon. This 12-digit barcode identifies the item and manufacturer. Sellers should get UPCs directly from GS1 US (the Global Standards Organization), however, that's not always the case.
Purchasing UPCs from third-party sellers is common, and unfortunately for OP, the ASIN in question was a non-GS1 UPC, likely resulting in its deletion.
Another seller communicated that Amazon likely removed their listings due to the lack of upkeep and proper UPCs. Since updating the UPC is impossible, another suggestion was to delete the listing and use a 'loader file' to merge it as a variation with the listing of the correct UPC."
CNBC’s Jim Cramer presented the charts for Amazon, Alphabet (Google), and Nvidia on Mad Money last Nov. 7, 2022. Here, he introduces interpretations of the current market by Carolyn Boroden.
Amazon recently exited the trillion-dollar club due to its very low Q3 performance. With this, it’s easy to assume that their stocks are worth less than before, making some people itching to buy.
What we can gather from this analysis are:
It’s a waiting game for now as election results, FED decisions on hikes, and inflation each play a part in these numbers over the coming days. That said, it may be wise to consider waiting a couple weeks before making any significant purchases.
Ever come across an offer for a free product in exchange for a 5-star review? Well, it happens more than you think. Rajvardhan Oak, a PhD student at UC Davis, shares the experience he had with Wired.
According to Rajvardhan (whose research focuses on cybersecurity, reputation manipulation, trust, and safety), Facebook groups serve as review farms. Some of these have thousands of members, with agents allowing Chinese sellers to generate reviews on Amazon in the US and EU marketplace.
These agents are paid to recruit reviewers and instruct them. The process is simple.
A study shows that agents make an average of $150 monthly, with top agents earning up to $1,200; some agents treat review farms as their primary jobs.
Although services like Fakespot exists to help detect fake reviews, they can only do much on recruitment happening on social media. Hence, Amazon sued 10,000 Facebook review farms in July.
For sellers, it may be tempting to engage in these types of activities, but keep in mind that Amazon is reducing black-hat activities by penalizing participating individuals.