Amazon has started rolling out a new program that will provide short-term loans to merchants that sell their products on The program was first discovered by Channel Advisor, after Amazon sent detailed letters to merchants about the program. Channel Advisor provides tips to merchants, who sell items on marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. An Amazon spokesperson did not return phone calls seeking comment. In the letters, Amazon said the new service, called Amazon Lending, can be used to “purchase inventory and increase your sales on” Read the full story at All Things D.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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