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Finding The Perfect Product for Amazon FBA Sellers

There are a lot of factors that go into picking the perfect product.  The most obvious is how well (fast) does it sell.  But, beyond that, there are many other things to consider that affect profitability when selecting a product. So, what are some of the factors that go into selecting the ideal Amazon FBA […]

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, […]

Amazon to Collect and Pay Sales Tax For all NJ Sales

Tax collection for orders shipped to New Jersey State – Effective November 1, 2018 Based on changes to New Jersey State tax law, Amazon will begin calculating, collecting, and remitting sales and use tax for all orders shipped to customers in New Jersey on November 1, 2018. Your existing tax calculation settings, order details, and […]

Clarification on Image Naming Policy

Since so many of you thought I was mistaken about the new image naming policy – I reached out to Amazon support for an answer.  It turns out you were correct. Here is Amazon’s answer – Note that images uploaded in Seller central are not affected: As per the case details, I understand that you […]

Why to Register as a Professional Seller

Why to Register as a Professional Seller – There are several reasons to do this: For individual sellers, Amazon charges you 15% Selling commission plus 99¢ per sale. The fee to become a professional seller is $39.95 per month, but as a Pro Seller you are only charged 15% –and not the extra 99¢. Therefore, […]

Reader Questions Will Now Be Answered in this Blog

I get a lot of general knowledge questions in email from my readers.  It has occurred to me that if one reader has a question, then others may be needing the same information.  So, going forward when I get a question that I think may have broad interest I will address it in the blog. […]

eBay Sellers – Is It Time to Try Amazon?

My wife and I started selling on eBay in 1999.  We started making money and never looked back –until recently. If you have followed my newsletter, then you know I think eBay has become the most poorly managed eCommerce companies in the marketplace.  About 10 years ago (2006) we added Amazon to our sales channel. […]

Save money with USPS instead of UPS

Even with the rate increases, I find I can save quite a bit of money shipping by mail instead of UPS or FedEx. I am running this special offer again because Stamps.com just renewed their offer for my readers. Simplify Your USPS Shipping with Stamps.com Get almost 39% discounted rates on Priority Mail Import your […]

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 […]

Taking Your Retail Business to Amazon

How expanding your retail business to Amazon can increase your profits and sales with little on no investment on your part.   By: Skip McGrath If you are like most retail stores the size of your market is limited by your location. If you are in a busy shopping mall you get thousands of potential customers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five Tips to Increase Your Amazon Sales

1. Always Answer Customer Communications quickly – When you get a question from a customer, Amazon wants you to answer it within 24 hours and if you do not that is a demerit against your account. You can see customer questions in your Seller Central just to the left of the page and you can […]

Last Minute Tax Steps to Save You Money on Your 2015 Taxes

Before I get started let me state clearly and strongly that I AM NOT A TAX EXPERT but I do have a lot of experience in business and these are some of the things I have learned you can do to lower your taxes for this year. There are two methods of accounting –Cash and […]

Using Amazon FBA To Sell on eBay and Fulfill eBay Orders

Many Amazon sellers do not know that Amazon will fulfill your eBay (or website or any other sales venue) orders for you.  And the best part is that Amazon passes on their low UPS rates to you when they do that. The way it  works is simple.  When an item sells on eBay (or any […]




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