The Recap – November Edition

Get ready, because it’s time for our monthly recap! In this blog, we look at the top Amazon news in November 2020.

AMAZON LAUNCHES PHARMACY DELIVERY SERVICE

This month, we saw Amazon make its biggest move yet in the pharmacy space. They introduced a new offering called Amazon Pharmacy, which allows customers in the US to order prescription medication for home delivery. Prime members will receive free delivery. It is designed to make it quick, easy and convenient to order prescriptions online.

This announcement could not be timed better. Americans are increasingly relying on ordering their medicines through the mail to avoid possible contact and exposure to the coronavirus. Jamil Ghani, vice president of Amazon Prime states: “We think this new benefit will add tremendous value to our members. It’s relevant as folks try to do more from the comfort and safety of their homes.”

AMAZON UNVEILS ‘CLIMATE-FRIENDLY’ SECTION WITH REDUCED PRODUCT PACKAGING AND CARBON FOOTPRINT

Amazon has launched an “eco-friendly” online shopping platform to help direct consumers in the UK and other European countries towards more sustainable household products.

From cleaning products and diapers to organic children’s clothing and beauty items, more than 40,000 items on the new platform will carry certificates from schemes such as Fairtrade International and the Carbon Trust. This will help consumers pick products on their sustainability and environmental merits. 

AMAZON FBA BREXIT UPDATES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Amazon has issued some key Amazon FBA BREXIT updates and some additional information about the changes coming up by the 1st of January to help businesses transition smoothly and with minimal disruption.

Key dates for Amazon FBA BREXIT updates and changes:

  • 14th of November – The first of the Amazon FBA BREXIT updates to be aware of happened on the 14th of this month.  Inventory removal orders for cross-border inventory were stopped. Any removal orders created before the 14th of November will be processed.
  • 18th of December: Pan-European FBA inventory transfers will stop on this day.
  • 21st and 28th of December – Cross-border fulfilment via Amazon FBA EFN will wind down between these dates.

So, what does this mean? If you do nothing, UK sellers will stop attracting sales from the EU and vice versa. If you want to continue to sell cross borders, then it is important to take note of these dates. You will need to send inventory to fulfilment centres in the UK and the EU in order to maintain your stock levels and sales.

Stay tuned to our “article” for regular updates on everything Amazon related.