Unmasking Face Masks

We’ve heard it from the CDC, the WHO, various State Departments of Health, and even the cast of Hamilton: wearing a face covering or mask helps slow the spread of the coronavirus.  Numerous sellers and manufacturers have approached HINGE GLOBAL expressing interest in selling face coverings or masks on Amazon.  This article shares our market analysis of face masks on US Amazon, and shares recommendations.

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Amazon Announces US FBA & Referral Fee Changes for 2020

From Amazon, “Driven by FREE One-Day Delivery, this was the largest one-year investment we have ever made in FBA. Nevertheless, in 2020, we will make only moderate increases (about 3%) in fulfillment fees, below industry average, because we remain committed to your continued success. We will also decrease select referral fees and introduce an exciting new selection program.”

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Wirecutter: Welcome to the Era of Fake Products

Counterfeit products sold online are on the rise and sellers of these fake goods are becoming more sophisticated. It can be hard to discern counterfeit items from the real ones. This article shares tips for online shoppers to protect themselves, as well as steps for how brands can defend against counterfeits.

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