This week, we have these interesting stories to share with you.
WE LOVE FREE
We use images for so many things in ecommerce. Advertising, listings, emails, websites. Name it and chances are we need images for it. Here's a cheat sheet list of sites with images you can use freely. Many have paid options that can be good additions to your advertising, but we always appreciate something free 🙂
Quality Royalty Free Images
AMAZON BRANDING HERO
Amazon is ramping up protection for brand owners. Project Zero is only testing with a handful of retailers right now, but it is a big step in the right direction for us brand owners on Amazon. Being brand registered should bring us the benefit of automatically protecting our listings and kicking off unauthorized sellers. This protects our brand image, and keeps us in the buy box. Looking forward to this!
Amazon Project Zero
SOMETIMES BETTING ON NUMBER 2 LEADS TO A WINNER
Zipper quality often comes up when creating or improving our private label textile products. We are always quick to recommend YKK branded zippers as the top quality option, but SBS has been a long time solid second choice. This Chinese brand has proven to have great quality over unbranded zippers for years, at a much lower cost than YKK. Now, they are being regarded as a possible duopoly competitor to YKK by the press. Interesting for us to see how this business has grown, and what price and quality pressure can do to a market.
A Closer Look at the Zipper Industry