E1094: Thrasio Co-CEO Josh Silberstein acquires & operates 60+ Amazon brands, shares insights on mastering the marketplace, competing with AmazonBasics & more

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Show Notes:
0:00 Start
0:46 Jason talks about Amazon third-party sellers & intros Thrasio’s Josh Silberstein
3:58 What are the margins and how are Amazon businesses typically valued? How does Thrasio pick companies to acquire?
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12:11 What does Amazon think of Thrasio? What does Thrasio do to the products that they acquire? How does SEO work on Amazon?
17:26 What are the dark arts of review hacking?
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25:45 Jeff Bezos’ performance at the big tech hearings, why Amazon is the most fair tech giant & the greatest entrepreneurial platform in history
30:56 Competing with AmazonBasics
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37:36 What are Walmart & Target doing to combat Amazon’s massive marketplace? Would Thrasio ever take their brands & create a separate marketplace? Importance of trust & quality in brand building
46:37 Understanding Amazon advertising & how Amazon’s Choice & Best Seller tags are given out
52:40 What is Google doing with Google Shopping?
54:15 Instagram & Facebook shops will be the 2nd largest digital shopping platform by the end of 2021, what is eBay doing these days?
58:39 When will we see same day shipping become the standard?
1:03:11 Reliance on Chinese manufacturing – will some products cease to exist if a trade war escalates?

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