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Update on Amazon Keywords

Amazon has been experimenting with a new keyword system.  Here are the details and my comments: Amazon limits the length of the search terms attribute to less than 250 bytes (characters). The search terms limit applies to newly-registered as well as existing ASINs. Note: If an ASIN’s search terms equal or exceed the length limit, […]

Writing eBay & Amazon Descriptions That Sell

Have you noticed that, besides seeing them eBay, Amazon or Etsy, product listings are often picked up in search by Google, Bing or Yahoo?  Here are some tips to help you do two things: Get your listings found by search engines Write descriptions that sell more product There are two places search engines look for […]

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 […]

How Long Does It Take to Make Money Selling Online?

Before we get too deep into answering that question, lets look at the types of online income: Active Income – Selling products or services Passive Income – Affiliate income (or advertising) Active Income – Selling Products or services If you want to sell products, or your services online, you are probably looking at venues such […]

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 […]

How To Make Money With The Amazon Affiliate Program

How To Make Money With The Amazon Affiliate Program is the title of one of my best selling books. Here is a link where you can read about it.   This book was originally published in 2015, and was updated in 2017 It is amazing but a lot of people have no idea that Amazon will […]

Comparing eBay and Amazon

Here are some interesting facts about eBay and Amazon Number of Employees: eBay 12,600 Amazon 540,000 Annual sales eBay $9.1 Billion Amazon $136 Billion Average Buyer Age eBay 40 Amazon 46 Number of registered sellers: eBay 25 million Amazon 10 million Estimated number of Active Sellers (sell at least 10 items per month) eBay 115,000 […]

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 […]

Wondering how the new tax bill will affect eBay and Amazon Sellers?

Happy New Year! I hope 2018 is off to a great start for you.  On my end, I’m excited to be starting the 19th year of this newsletter. In this issue: How Will The New Tax Bill Affect eBay & Amazon Sellers? eBay & Amazon Keyword Matching eBay & Amazon New Year Business Strategies FBA Fee Changes […]

Holiday Sale and Newsletter

I’ve got a new newsletter ready for you.  It has some great content AND it announces my 2017 Holiday Sale!  Every year in December, my book sales drop to almost zero.  That is why I run my holiday sale where I offer 40% off on all my products.  The sale starts today and lasts until midnight […]

New Newsletter – Use Amazon Reports to Increase Profits

I’ve got a new issue of my newsletter ready for you.  This one has an interesting feature, an online survey.  I want to make sure that I’m writing about the subjects that matter most to you.  As a thank you, everyone who participates will get a coupon worth $10 on the purchase of any of my books*. You can […]

Wondering how the Amazon Search Engine Works?

The summer slowdown is finally over. Today, the 8th of August, marks the first official day of Back to School season. There are some folks who believe it already started on the 5th, but more experienced sellers realize that you can’t really tell when it’s mixed with weekend sales, so they look for the first Tuesday […]

Newsletter & Time-Sensitive Amazon Business Training Opportunity

I’ve got a new issue of The eBay and Amazon Seller’s News ready for you.  There are some great articles. However, I want to point out a limited-time offer mentioned in the newsletter. Have you heard about Reverse Sourcing Wholesale? It’s a unique business model developed by Dan Meadors and Eric Lambert. This newsletter has […]

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