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27 Feb 2024

Amazon is 50% of Online Sales - How to Beat the Amazon Algorithm

Amazon is 50% of Online Sales - How to Beat the Amazon Algorithm

Selling on Amazon has been one of the leading topics of eCommerce news for over a decade. 

Achieving success on Amazon is not a mystery, but is centred around precise calculation of numbers in order to position a product in front of competitors products. Discover key insights with Paul Walsh, Founder of All Things Amazon.

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In This Session - Key Insights: 

  1. Algorithm Dominance: Paul Walsh highlighted the pervasive influence of algorithms on Amazon, shaping the entire customer journey from the initial search to the final conversion. Success hinges on decoding and strategically leveraging these algorithms.
  2. Account Health is Paramount: Walsh stressed the importance of maintaining positive metrics related to account health. Feedback, order defects, and other factors contribute to the constantly evolving variables that power Amazon's algorithms. Sellers must prioritise these metrics to remain in the algorithm's favour.
  3. Outranking Competitors: Contrary to seeking perfection, Walsh emphasized the need to focus on outperforming competitors. Sellers should analyse their performance data to optimize strategies, ensuring they consistently outrank others in the algorithm's eyes.
  4. Complex Points System: Revealing a layered points system with over 150 weighted variables, Walsh identified search relevance, keywords, and price as core factors. Sellers need to understand and manipulate these variables to secure visibility and success on Amazon.
  5. Consequences of Slipping: Walsh issued a warning about the strict consequences of algorithmic control. When sellers falter, algorithms tighten visibility controls, and account suspensions become a tangible risk. Adhering to the algorithm's preferences is essential for sustained success.
  6. Unpredictable Discoveries: In a counterintuitive twist, Walsh encouraged creativity in approaching Amazon. By embracing a mindset of discovery and curiosity, sellers can uncover insights that algorithms may not predict. This adaptability is crucial for staying ahead in the dynamic Amazon marketplace.

Conclusion: As Amazon continues to dominate online sales, sellers must grasp the intricacies of its algorithm for sustained success. Paul Walsh's insights, centred around a numerical, strategic, and patient approach, offer a roadmap for sellers to navigate the complexities of Amazon and position themselves effectively in a competitive marketplace.

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