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Twenty Tips for Selling on Amazon – Tip #18

18.  Use Amazon FBA to Fulfill Your Multi-Channel Orders – If you sell on eBay, Etsy, Sears.com or your own website, you can use Amazon to fulfill your orders from those sites.  If you look at your FBA inventory page, one of the action drop downs is Create Fulfillment Order.  See image: When you select […]

Twenty Tips for Selling on Amazon – Tip # 17

17.  Manage Your Inventory proactively – Amazon assigns sales ranks to all products based on the recency and quantity of the sale.  So whenever you run out of inventory, the sales rank of that product just drops every day there is no product there.  I had one product I import from China that was a […]

Twenty Tips for Selling on Amazon – Tip # 16

16. Pack your shipments to Amazon correctly to avoid damage, delays and penalty fees – Amazon has some fairly strict requirements when you send items to their FBA warehouses.  Here are some of their rules: Choose the correct size box for your units. If you choose too large a container, you will need to fill […]

Twenty Tips for Selling on Amazon – Tip # 15

15. Go the extra mile to remove negative feedback – When ever I get a neutral or negative feedback, the first thing I do is immediately email the customer with a very sincere apology and I include a $10 Amazon gift card as a token of my sincerity.  I do not ask the customer to […]

Twenty Tips for Selling on Amazon – Tip # 14

14. Label your items and shipments correctly when sending to FBA – believe me I know from experience it is very easy to mislabel products.   When you put a shipment together create some type of system to double check that each product has the correct label. I once mixed up some bracelet labels.  The bracelets […]

Twenty Tips for Selling on Amazon – Tip # 8 & 9

These two tips are pretty short and sweet so I put them in the same post: 8.  Describe product accurately – this may seem like a no brainer, but believe me if there is even the slightest difference between the product you are delivering and what you describe in your listing, customers will notice.  This […]

Twenty Tips for Selling on Amazon – Tip # 7

7.  Don’t trust UPC codes when listing items – When you have an item for sale, you enter the UPC code into the Amazon page where it says Add a Product.  But it is your responsibility to make sure the item you are selling is the exact same item as listed on Amazon.  What happens […]

Twenty tips for Selling on Amazon – Tip #5 & 6

Both of these tips are fairly short so I decided to post them both on the same day. 5.  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 […]

Twenty Tips for Selling on Amazon – Tip #4

Here is the fourth tip in our series: 4.  Win the Buy Box to Increase Your Sales – Whenever a buyer does a search, several results come up.  When the buyer clicks on one of the results, the page that comes up is the buy box.  According to Amazon over 78% of all sales are […]

Twenty Tips for Selling on Amazon – Tip #3

Here is the third tip in our series. 3.  Follow The Rules – just like eBay, Amazon has lots of rules and regulations, but unlike eBay, they are fairly stable.   Amazon does not change their rules and policies as often as eBay so once you learn them they are easy to understand and follow.  Once […]

What’s Amazon’s Unbranded Box?

Aside from offering a platform where businesses can market and sell their goods, Amazon continues to think of services that would help its sellers. The helpful functionalities and tools offered by Amazon are part of the marketplace’s goal to provide seamless shopping and selling experience for all. One of these services is called “Brand Neutral,” […]

What Sells on eBay and Where to Find it

“What sells on eBay and Where can I find it?” is one of the most frequent questions I get from readers. Janelle Elems runs an eBay information training service called OSI Rock Stars. Janelle is one of the most respected eBay trainers and authors still working today. She has just finished a new project called […]

The Skip McGrath August Newsletter is Now Online

The Online Sellers News is the oldest and largest FREE newsletter for eBay and Amazon sellers.  Published since April 2000 You can subscribe for free at: http://skipmcgrath.com/newsletters In This Issue: Musings from eBay, Amazon, and beyond How To Sell Antiques & Collectibles on eBay Using Amazon FBA to Increase Your eBay Profit Margins Summer Toys […]

Creative Book Sourcing for Used Book Sellers

I just finished reading (and listening to) a wonderful eBook and audio book by Frank Florance called Creative Sourcing for Book Sellers. The book is delivered on 2 audio CD’s and an eBook if you prefer to read it.  They are mailed to you, so it takes a few days to get it, but believe […]

eBay Fee sale – List Auction-style Free – Any Start Price. Add Buy It Now Free! Feb 15-28

eBay announced a fee sale today that applies to all sellers. From February 15 through February 28, sellers can list Auction-style free at any starting price, including high-ticket items. Sellers can list up to 50 items, and pay only if the item sells. And, sellers can add Buy-it-now, also for no fee. Once again the […]




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