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May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go.   Skip McGrath

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 […]

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 […]

SEO is Alive & Well

Whenever someone one asks me if they should build a website, or sell on eBay and/or Amazon, I almost always answer: “Sell on eBay or Amazon. The reason is: Recent changes in Google (and other search engines) has made it very difficult for small new websites to be found –especially eCommerce websites. However, that may […]

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 […]

And the Winner Is . . .

Thank You! Our 2017 survey has closed.  Thanks to everyone who participated. Joseph L….  is the grand-prize winner of the free product.  I’ll contact you via your email address.  Congratulations!

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 […]

Private Labeling for eBay & Amazon

My latest newsletter has an great article on getting started in private labeling for eBay and Amazon.  In addition you’ll find: Musings from and about eBay, Amazon and more Niche of The Month – Storage boxes Ten Tips for Success in Life and Your Online Business Understanding UPC Bar Codes, ASIN’s, ISBN’s, SKUs, etc. New […]

New Wholesale Sources from 2017 Trade Shows

Check out the March 28, 2017 issue of my newsletter: Musings from and about eBay, Amazon and The World Wide Web New Wholesale Sources from 2017 Trade Shows – The wholesale sources featured in this issue are from two of the largest and most important wholesale Trade shows in the US: ASD Las Vegas and the Chicago […]

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 […]

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

End of Year Tax Tips for eBay, Amazon and Website Sellers

Before I get started let me point out that I am NOT a tax professional, or licensed to give tax advice.  I am, however, an experienced business person, who has dealt with tax issues for over 20 years.  Nevertheless, before taking any of my advice, you should consult a tax professional. It doesn’t matter whether […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving! Skip and Karen  

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