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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Selling Tips for Amazon Prime Day

On July 1st Amazon released the news about Prime Day – Step Aside Black Friday – Meet Prime Day On the eve of Amazon’s 20th birthday, the company introduces Prime Day, a global shopping event, with more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members Unfortunately they did not give sellers a lot of time […]

Amazon & eBay’s Image Guidelines giving you sleepless nights? There is a solution!

Today’s post is a guest post by Lewis Bezinna.  Lewis  is the Founder of RemovemyBackground.com, Image Editing Specialists in providing Background Removal service for Amazon and eBay sellers. You can find out more at: http://www.removemybackground.com. In recent times, having fantastic looking e-commerce photos has become paramount to success for online retailers. There exist all sorts […]

June Issue of eBay and Amazon Sellers News

It’s here!  The June issue of eBay & Amazon Sellers News is now online.  You can click here to read the current issue.  Did you miss the newsletter?  Not to worry, we keep archived versions online for several years.  You can find this newsletter in our archive section. June, 2015  – In this issue Musings from […]

Multi-Channel Selling – eBay or Amazon

Today’s post is a guest post by John Haselden. Retailers now-a-days can sell on a plethora of marketplaces. Almost every day a new one arrives. Selling hand-made items? Sell them on Etsy. Expanding to an international audience? Try Rakuten. Do you have electronics for sale? Newegg is your new best friend. These marketplaces may seem […]




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