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Take Time to Succeed

This morning when I checked my email, there were two emails that came in just minutes apart –but that were poles apart in content. The first email was from a person who wanted a refund on my book How to Make Money Selling Used Books on eBay, Amazon and The Internet. The reader said he […]

Learn How to Make Money Buying and Selling Gold

As you know, my main business for the past many years has been selling on eBay and Amazon.  But I have also had some experience with the Gold business and in fact, I wrote a book on the subject a few years ago which I updated not too long ago. The book is called How […]

Tax collection for Amazon orders shipped to Iowa and Alabama State – Effective January 1, 2019

Based on the recent Supreme court decision –I suspect this will be happening in a lot more states soon.  That will be very good news for sellers. Based on changes to Iowa and Alabama State tax law, Amazon will begin calculating, collecting, and remitting sales and use tax for all orders shipped to customers in […]

Is eBay Killing Search For Sellers

Here is an excellent article from the eCommerceBytes blog: eBay’s “Best Match” search default was bad enough, and worse that search often ignores specific search terms, but eBay is now forcing even more control to limit what a buyer sees. This results in unhappy buyers and a serious disparity between sellers with similar items.   Read […]

New Wholesale Sources

Fathom It Distributing Distributing “As Seen On T.V Products”:”XHose”, Water Jet Power Washer, Earth Brite All Natural Cleaning Products, Shark Pack Waterproof Cases, Chillz Cooling Towel, and the Go Booster ( Inflatable Booster Seat). Poo~Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Sprays are environmentally friendly air fresheners designed to control organic odor with essential oils and all natural odor […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my readers

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my readers. And Happy Holidays to my non-Christian friends and readers, I hope all of you get to spend some quality time with your families.  

Understanding Margins and Markups, for Online Sellers

Before I dive into this, the first thing I want to disclose is that math was one of my worst subjects throughout school.  So I ran this article by my bookkeeper to get her input and any suggested corrections.  Nevertheless, I am sure a few of my readers are accountants or math wizards and may […]

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, […]

Why We Chose to Leave eBay

I have had several emails and posts claiming the reason we left eBay had to do with the open letter published from an eBay seller.  This was NOT the case.  I will admit there were factors in that letter that went into the decision, but our reasons had more to do with needing to cut […]

New Amazon Image Naming Regs

From an earlier post several of you asked me for the reference on the new Amazon image regulations. Here is what the new reg says: File names must consist of the product identifier (Amazon ASIN, 13-digit ISBN, EAN, JAN, or UPC) followed by a period and the appropriate file extension (Example: B000123456.jpg or 0237425673485.tif) You […]

New Amazon Image Regs Not Working

Amazon recently changed their image regulations to requite either a UPC code or ASIN as part of the image title.  I have done this twice and the images do not show up in the listing.  I have emailed support about this and so far they have been no help whatsoever. I think if Amazon gets […]

IS Retail & OL Arbitrage Still profitable

The answer is yes but its harder today with all the brand restrictions. The expert on this is Ryan Regan.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/mysilentteam/permalink/1885957151520386/ and see his info Skip  

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 […]

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 […]

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