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Amazon Cuts Grocery Commissions on under $15 items

This was a note from Jim Cockrum’ Silent Team Group on FB. For the rest of this year Amazon has lowered referral fees (sales commission) on all Grocery & Gourmet food products priced at or below $15. The discount drops from 15% to 8%, earning you an extra seven percent To see if you have […]

Finding The Perfect Product for Amazon FBA Sellers

There are a lot of factors that go into picking the perfect product.  The most obvious is how well (fast) does it sell.  But, beyond that, there are many other things to consider that affect profitability when selecting a product. So, what are some of the factors that go into selecting the ideal Amazon FBA […]

FREE Wholesale Sources Now Available on MY Site

I have just finished uploading our FREE Wholesale Search Engine on SkipMcGrath.com.  Finding reliable wholesale sources for eBay, Amazon and website sellers can be a major challenge.  I have been researching wholesale sources for over 19 years: My source criteria are as follows: They are happy to work with small online sellers (eBay, Amazon, Website, […]

Amazon to Collect and Pay Sales Tax For all NJ Sales

Tax collection for orders shipped to New Jersey State – Effective November 1, 2018 Based on changes to New Jersey State tax law, Amazon will begin calculating, collecting, and remitting sales and use tax for all orders shipped to customers in New Jersey on November 1, 2018. Your existing tax calculation settings, order details, and […]

Clarification on Image Naming Policy

Since so many of you thought I was mistaken about the new image naming policy – I reached out to Amazon support for an answer.  It turns out you were correct. Here is Amazon’s answer – Note that images uploaded in Seller central are not affected: As per the case details, I understand that you […]

Why to Register as a Professional Seller

Why to Register as a Professional Seller – There are several reasons to do this: For individual sellers, Amazon charges you 15% Selling commission plus 99¢ per sale. The fee to become a professional seller is $39.95 per month, but as a Pro Seller you are only charged 15% –and not the extra 99¢. Therefore, […]

Reader Questions Will Now Be Answered in this Blog

I get a lot of general knowledge questions in email from my readers.  It has occurred to me that if one reader has a question, then others may be needing the same information.  So, going forward when I get a question that I think may have broad interest I will address it in the blog. […]

AMAZON Sellers – Beware New Seller Scams

There are several new  scams aimed at Amazon Sellers.  One of the most popular is a spoof email  claiming your account has been suspended or blocked.  NOTE:  This notice can come by email or telephone.  When a spammer phones they will tell you they are sending special codes you need to use to log in.  […]

eBay Sellers – Is It Time to Try Amazon?

My wife and I started selling on eBay in 1999.  We started making money and never looked back –until recently. If you have followed my newsletter, then you know I think eBay has become the most poorly managed eCommerce companies in the marketplace.  About 10 years ago (2006) we added Amazon to our sales channel. […]

Is It Time to Break Up Amazon?

The main advantages of breaking up companies are two-fold 1) You create more value for each of the segments because they can grow faster and 2),customers are less confused. Let’s look at some of the parts of Amazon and what would make sense to separate and why: 1.  Amazon Web Services (AWS).  AWS is the […]

A few Misc. Amazon Tips

“A Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”  ~ Jim Rohn   If you sell internationally,  WWW.Export.gov is a good resource for information about exporting rules and regulations and they even have a webinar that gives you the basics about exporting. _______________________  I often recommend design centers and wholesale […]

Save money with USPS instead of UPS

Even with the rate increases, I find I can save quite a bit of money shipping by mail instead of UPS or FedEx. I am running this special offer again because Stamps.com just renewed their offer for my readers. Simplify Your USPS Shipping with Stamps.com Get almost 39% discounted rates on Priority Mail Import your […]

Turn Your Customers into Brand Ambassadors

Social media changed everything, including how we run our businesses. Gone are the days when customers are willing to wait for a response or be put on hold. Today, customers expect instant responses. Don’t be afraid of change! Use online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc. to your advantage by spreading a positive brand […]

Taking Your Retail Business to Amazon

How expanding your retail business to Amazon can increase your profits and sales with little on no investment on your part.   By: Skip McGrath If you are like most retail stores the size of your market is limited by your location. If you are in a busy shopping mall you get thousands of potential customers […]

Use Amazon Reports to Increase Profits

There are dozens of Amazon reports. Understanding and using them can really boost your business.




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