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How to Buy Wholesale from Legitimate Wholesale Sources

Believe me, for every company you find that will not work with you, there are ten that will. But you have to know how to set yourself up properly if you want to deal with legitimate wholesale suppliers. Read the latest version of my newsletter for some tips. Here’s the full list of articles: Musings […]

How Will the Supreme Court Decision on Sales Tax Affect Small Sellers?

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decision that prevented states from charging sales tax on sales by companies (and sellers) who did not have a presence (office, store, warehouse, etc.) in the state. Before that decision, a small seller like you and me, was only required to collect and pay sales tax on […]

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 […]

Final Sale on two of my popular books

I’ve been selling online since 1999.  I’ve sold on eBay, sold on Amazon and made money with affiliate marketing.  In short, I’ve made a living working from home by selling things online.  I’ve written about it all.  The result is that I’m currently maintaining and updating about a dozen books about how to make money […]

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 […]

Check Your Credit Card Statements Closley

I use credit cards for both my business and personal life.  I rarely run a balance, preferring instead to pay in full each month.  We purchase about $400,000 worth of merchandise to sell on eBay and Amazon a year and we earn travel points on that which we use to pay for airfare & hotel […]

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 […]

More SKUs Equals More Money on eBay & Amazon

Before I tell you about the new edition of my newsletter I wanted to remind you that you can subscribe to my newsletter.  What does that mean?  You’d get 4 free eBooks and an email each time a newsletter comes out.   Bonus items. A free newsletter.  It’s hard to pass up a deal like that! […]

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 […]




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