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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 […]

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 […]

Is It Time to Give Up on eBay?

In my last issue I had an article titled: Has eBay finally jumped the shark? New eBay Policies May Eliminate Some eBay Sellers. That article generated more readers and email than anything I have written in the past few years. So that leads me to the question, is it time to give up on eBay? […]

New Newsletter – Has eBay finally jumped the shark?

I’ve got a new newsletter for you.  The first article is an important one for eBay sellers.  If you are like me, you have probably learned to dread the frequent eBay announcements. Well, here we go again. One of the factors in this announcement will most likely eliminate many sellers like me, who use Amazon to […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]




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