Monthly Archives: June 2018

The 4 Critical KPIs to Keep Your Amazon Business Healthy

When you’re immersed in the details of selling on Amazon, it can be hard to see the big picture. These 4 simple KPIs bring it sharply into focus.

This post is by Dave McDaniel, a senior VP with ManageByStats.

With over 2 million Amazon sellers worldwide, there’s no shortage of information on how to succeed selling on the world’s number one online platform. Mentors, groups, courses and experts abound.

Despite that abundance, new information is constantly needed. Amazon is ever-changing, and we Amazon sellers are always hungry for the latest how-tos and best-practices. There’s always something new to learn.

In this article we cover the four absolutely key KPIs for monitoring the health of your sales on Amazon, so you can see at a glance how your business is doing.

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FBA Fee Refunds: How to Get Reimbursed for Amazon’s Mistakes

You shouldn’t be paying for Amazon’s mistakes. Here’s how to check if you are paying more than you need to, and recover what you’re owed.

For Amazon sellers, FBA is hugely important. It lets you store your inventory in Amazon’s fulfillment centers while Amazon take care of shipping your orders and providing customer service. This streamlines your operation, making your business more streamlined and efficient. It also makes your products eligible for Prime, helping you grow sales.

Amazon are known for their industry-leading processes and sophisticated technology, so you are in good hands with FBA. But even Amazon make mistakes. With more than 2 billion marketplace items shipped through FBA per year, even a tiny percentage of errors really adds up. Those could be overcharging of FBA fees, lost inventory, incorrect customer refunds and more.

Amazon pick up some of those mistakes themselves, but others slip through the cracks. You could be owed money for issues that you know nothing about.

So how do you go about finding them and getting a refund? There are a number of methods, and we will cover them all here, including third-party services that automate the whole process for you.

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Discover These Innovative eBay Marketing Tools from 3Dsellers

Over 200,000 eBay sellers have grown their businesses with tools including Feedback Reminder, Listing Designer, and ThankYou Emails

When sellers think of eBay software, they often think of tools that allow them to list items quicker or help manage their inventory. But when the co-founder of 3Dsellers, Alex Flom, started selling medical equipment on eBay ten years ago, he realized there was another problem.

Sellers were neglecting the marketing and promotional side of their businesses. This was a big deal. By promoting their existing products better, they could make more sales without having to offer any more products.

So, to help grow his business, Alex had developed a number of unique eBay tools. He soon made them available as eBay apps so other sellers could benefit from using them. The first was a very popular tool that added a share button to eBay listings – before eBay created their own sharing buttons.

In the eight years since then, 3Dsellers have continued to build innovative tools exclusively for eBay sellers. These have been amazingly popular, with over 200,000 eBay sellers using their tools to date. What’s more, their tools are no longer just eBay apps. Instead, they have all been upgraded and are now available on one dashboard for the first time.

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Dropshipping on Amazon: The Secret to Success

Michael Anderson reveals how to build a hands-free dropshipping empire on Amazon through automation and integration

This post is by Michael Anderson the CEO and co-founder of Etail Solutions, a SaaS sales and supply chain management platform.

The dropshipping business model is tough and it can be a difficult one to make profitable. Despite getting wholesale pricing, your product costs are likely to be the same as many other sellers, if not more.

In addition, suppliers will charge a per-order fee ranging from $2 to $10 for storage, shipping and handling. By the time these costs have been factored in, sellers all too often find themselves in uncompetitive positions, very close to being unprofitable.

But, as you’re about to discover, there is a way to make the dropshipping business model work. In fact, a few dropshippers have turned this highly competitive, low-margin model into lucrative seven-figure-per-month businesses that practically run by themselves!

In this article, you’ll find out what it takes from an operations standpoint, to go from a handful of SKUs to a hands-free dropshipping empire. You’ll discover how to leverage integration and automation to drive up sales and purchasing volume at the same time as driving down costs.

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5 Ways Amazon Private Label Selling is Under Attack

Private labeling seemed like the perfect business model for the Amazon marketplace. But has the whole private label ethos now had its day?

Private labeling has long been seen as the golden child of business models for Amazon sellers. It allows you to create your own brand and a unique listing, then use some simple marketing methods to push it to success.

For a long time private labelers have had an open playing field to take advantage of the Amazon marketplace. However, a number of changes and challenges are making it increasingly difficult to prosper.

Competition is higher than ever, the market is oversaturated in many product categories, and it is becoming harder than ever to find new products. This has forced prices down and caused profit margins to shrink. Dirty tricks from some sellers are rampant and, overall, the marketplace today is far more aggressive and hostile than it once was.

In this article we discuss the changes which have most affected the Amazon private label business model. So much has changed, is it still possible to succeed as a private label seller?

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