How Suspension Crashed My Amazon Sales From $50K To Zero

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This post is by James Amazio, a veteran online marketer, web designer, and developer. He is also the founder of Feedbackz, software which can automatically email Amazon buyers with follow-up requests for seller feedback and product reviews. This post was first published in two parts on the Feedbackz blog: Amazon Success Story and Amazon Horror Story.

I am writing this long-overdue story about my journey on Amazon FBA. I’ll try to get into some good stuff from humble beginnings to month 8.

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Amazon Private Label Checklist – Will Your Product Sell?

Amazon Private Label Checklist

This post is by Mark Scott Adams, a serial entrepreneur who has started, built and sold six businesses. He is also a full-time Amazon seller, author, speaker and creator of the popular Amazon training course FBA HeadStart.

I spend my days working as a full-time Amazon seller and helping my students private-label their Amazon products in my FBA HeadStart training program.

We cover a variety of questions and topics on a daily basis.

But still the most asked question I get from my students is…

How do I find products to sell on Amazon?

Quite frankly, this is actually a really good question. But the better question is “how do I find the right products and the right market?” The two go hand in hand.

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The World’s Top eBay Sellers: 2015 Update

The 2015 update to the The World’s Top eBay Sellers is out today.

Headlines:

  • estocks has leap-frogged babz to take the number one slot.
  • Cross-border trade continues to grow, with Chinese exporters pushing out home-grown businesses, particularly in the UK.
  • Phones and accessories are no longer the top product category – now it’s clothing and shoes.

Read the updated 2015 list and stats now.

Top Rated Supplier: Amazon Feedback, Reviews and Research Tools from Seller Labs

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Seller Labs are the company behind Feedback Genius, one of the highest rated products in our Feedback Tools category.

Despite the name, Feedback Genius does a lot more than help Amazon sellers build positive feedback. It’s actually an all-round email automation tool that can send messages to buyers when an item is ordered, dispatched or even received.

Seller Labs have two more innovative tools for Amazon sellers: Scope and Snagshout. Scope is an Amazon research tool, currently being redeveloped, and Snagshout helps sellers get sales and product reviews. All together they make an impressive line-up, particularly for a company that’s only two years old.

I caught up with Paul Johnson, the co-founder of Seller Labs, to ask how the business got started, what’s the story behind each of their tools, and what they’re working on right now.

* Scope and Snagshout are only compatible with Amazon.com, and will only appear in our listings for readers in the US. Feedback Genius has support for the UK, US and EU Amazon marketplaces.

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The Seller’s Guide to Amazon Sponsored Products

Amazon Sponsored Products

Getting your products noticed in Amazon’s crowded marketplace is a challenge. The Sponsored Products advertising program gets your products in front of more Amazon customers.

Here are 5 key principles to grow your business through Amazon’s Sponsored Products advertising program, whether you want to launch a new product, generate greater awareness for existing products, drive more traffic during seasonal promotions or protect a brand against competitors.

  1. Set your advertising goals
  2. Assess your competition’s advertising strategy
  3. Create campaigns by grouping similar product
  4. Use a mix of automatic and manual keyword targeting
  5. Analyze and optimize performance

More in the infographic below.

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