Office Hours & News Digests

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About the Office Hours & News Digests


We know that staying up-to-date with all of Amazon’s changes and best practices is more than a full-time job. After all - the company behind The Marketplace Institute is Bobsled Marketing, a leading Amazon-focused digital agency that has helped hundreds of consumer brands to grow & protect their Amazon sales channel since 2015. 

The requirement to stay current isn’t limited just to the early-stage Amazon professionals however, advanced-level Amazon channel managers and service providers also find it necessary to spend hours each week sifting and sorting through the latest Amazon news and developments, trying to figure out “what does this mean to me?”


Weekly Amazon News Digest

That’s why we started publishing a weekly news digest in mid-2019, first for clients at Bobsled Marketing, and then for Marketplace Institute members. Every edition of the digest recaps the news item but also answers the critical question: what does this mean for brands? Readers can immediately grasp the relevance of the news to their company or clients, and move forward. 

Each week on a Friday morning we publish both as a written newsletter and an audio digest (approx 30 minutes). 


Office Hours Conference Calls

Office Hours calls serve as a platform for members (both Full Access and Professional Subscriber - read more about our plans here) to ask questions about both new Amazon developments, or well-trodden best practices. Office Hours are at 11AM Eastern Time on Tuesdays, with replays available for members.

On past Office Hours calls we’ve discussed: best practices for product packaging inserts; when to consider adding DSP to your Amazon advertising arsenal; what factors affect organic product ranking; how to increase wholesale COGS as a vendor; how to avoid ‘suppressed items’, and best practices for Sponsored Display ads. 

What People Say About Us

Kiri and Stefania are true experts in the Amazon marketplace marketing space. They provide insightful commentary about seller central, vendor central and display advertising. Their weekly Amazon News Digest newsletter offers trending stories in the world of Amazon and cleverly explores seller and vendor issues.

Hudson Eglin

Strategy Associate at Podean

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Weekly Office Hours & News Digests are included in both our Full Access Plans and Professional Subscriber plans. Learn more and sign up here.