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Does Retail Arbitrage (RA) Have A Future on eBay and Amazon?

You may have noticed I only did one newsletter in July. We took some time off, relaxed and spent time with our grandkids.  However, I will be back to doing two newsletters this month. Speaking of newsletters, here’s what’s in this issue: Musings from and about eBay, Amazon and The World Wide Web Does Retail Arbitrage […]

Amazon Opens FBA in Australia

 Sellers in Australia can now sell on FBA. Amazon has opened it first warehouse on the East Coast of Australia near the major population centers, and insiders say they are looking at a second West Coast warehouse in the near future. Become an FBA seller in Australia and broaden your selling opportunity to reach new […]

Amazon Stops Construction at Seattle HQ Offices Because of A New Proposed $500 Employee Head Tax

The Seattle city council is considering a $500 “head tax” on all businesses with more than $20 million in annual sales.  If passed, each affected employer (including Amazon), would have to pay the City of Seattle an average of $500/year for every employee on the payroll. The tax  would cost Amazon $20 to $30 Million […]

New Newsletter – Managing and Controlling Amazon FBA Storage Fees

I’ve got a new newsletter for you.  One of the articles is very important to your bottom line if you’re a FBA seller.  Amazon is increasing its storage feels.  Those can add up quickly and start eating into your margin. So it pays to stay on top of them. Here’s the entire newsletter contents: Managing and […]

Tips for Winning the Buy Box on Amazon

Why does the Buy Box matter? Because almost 90% of all sales on Amazon occur within the buy box. Let’s start with – What is the buy box?   There are actually two definitions –practical and technical. In the practical sense, the buy box is the entire page that comes up with the seller in the […]

Understanding Wholesale Distribution and Sourcing

I’ve got a new edition of my newsletter ready for you.  One of the articles is about a concept that it’s important for ANY online seller to understand – wholesale sourcing. Here’s what’s in the newsletter. Note that there’s a favorite reader feature that I haven’t done in a while, niche of the month. Musings […]

Amazon Seminar Scam and New Newsletter

An item I mentioned in the last issue was the Free Amazon Seminar scam. Later, I heard from an additional 10 readers, who had been taken in .  Each of them lost over $5,000. 

eBay & Amazon Customer Return Rates & Tips to Reduce Them

Customer Returns can be real profit killers.  In general, return rates average between 5% and 14% overall on Amazon and 7% to 15% on eBay, but some categories can have much higher rates.  There is no hard data for these rates, so most of the information is anecdotal, gathered from other sellers and my own […]

The Customer is Not Always Right

We have all heard the term:  The Customer is Always Right.  Well, I disagree! I don’t know about you –but I work very hard and am constantly busy.  The last thing I have time for is an irrational customer, or one with unrealistic demands wasting my time.  Does that mean I am dismissive of my […]

Good News and New Newsletter

As large as online sales are (almost $400billion), that total only represents 11.7% of all US retail sales -so it seems we still have a lot of growth ahead of us. I read one report that surmised Amazon could double its yearly sales within just 10 years. If that is true, we (sellers) are sitting […]

Feedback Five’s Guide to the New Amazon Product Review Policy

This is a guest post from Feedback Five, the company I use to generate better feedback on Amazon, and Product Reviews. Our Feedback Five team keeps a close eye on all things Amazon policy-related, particularly rules pertaining to customer feedback and reviews. As most sellers know by now, Amazon.com, Inc. recently updated its incentivized review policy. In […]

Determining Your Target Audience and Delivering What They Want

  Today’s post is a guest post from Karon Thackson Karon Thackson writes some great info on creating eBay and Amazon listings that sell. Click here to read her latest post. Skip McGrath   ______________________________________ My Best Selling training course – The Complete Amazon Marketing System will have a significant price increase on March 1st. […]

New Newsletter – How Much Should I Invest in My Online Business?

I just published a new issue of my newsletter! Topics include: How Much Should I Invest in My Online Business? Amazon Returning Customer Damaged Inventory To Sellable Inventory Causes Sellers Huge Problems How to Raise Capital for Your Online Business Select and Use Business Credit Cards Strategically New Wholesale Sources for eBay and Amazon Sellers

Happy New Year for 2017

2016 was a great year for all four of our businesses Writing and training business – This was one of our best years in the past five years for our training book sales Our Amazon Business – Amazon has continued to grow.  As we have gotten older, we have scaled our business back to carry […]

Finding the Perfect Product for Amazon FBA Sellers – New Newsletter

I just published a new issue of my newsletter! Go to http://www.skipmcgrath.com/newsletters/current.shtml to read it.  Topics include: Musings from and about eBay, Amazon and The World Wide Web – stocking stuffers at Amazon, stocking stuffers at eBay, save $20 on my books, take great product photos and more Finding the Perfect Product for Amazon FBA Sellers – So […]




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