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Product Quality Inspections: Your Questions Answered

Ensure the quality is up to scratch when working with factories in China, with this product inspection primer for ecommerce businesses.

Bottles on factory production line

This post is by Blair Quane, Director of Remote Control CEO.

Most consumer goods are now made in China, from plastic toys for dollar stores to the latest iPhones for Apple. Chinese factories make products for brands and retailers of every type.

When you are having products made in China for your own business, how do you know if you are getting iPhone quality or dollar store quality? How can you make sure standards are consistent across different production runs? How do you know that the goods are being handled and packaged properly?

Unfortunately, you can’t really know these things unless you are standing in the factory all day, looking over their shoulder. What you can do is arrange an independent inspection to check that the products are being made to your specification, then take action if the quality is not what it should be.

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Amazon Transparency Codes: What They Mean for Amazon Sellers

Amazon’s Transparency codes have huge potential for stopping the sale of counterfeits, but legitimate sellers are being caught in the crossfire.

Amazon Transparency codes app verification

This post is by Travis J. Stockman, a Juris Doctor graduate and paralegal with Rosenbaum Famularo, P.C., the law firm behind AmazonSellersLawyer.com.

Amazon’s Transparency codes system was recently implemented to address the problems with counterfeit products on Amazon’s platform. It helps brand owners reduce counterfeits while providing consumers with the ability to verify the authenticity of the products they purchase.

While the implementation of this program is likely to improve Amazon’s anti-counterfeiting procedures, it has been causing a lot of trouble for Amazon sellers who sell authentic products.

Even if a seller has no customer complaints or reported issues regarding the authenticity of their products, they may still find themselves receiving suspension notifications due to the roll-out of the new Transparency program.

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4 Dirty Tricks Being Used by Amazon Sellers in China… and Worldwide

As selling on Amazon becomes an increasingly popular business, more and more sellers are turning to dirty tricks to get ahead.

Man kicking another man off a bridge

This post is by Dave Bryant, an ecommerce business owner and co-founder of EcomCrew.

In this article, I’ll discuss some of the strategies sellers are using to get an unfair advantage selling on Amazon.

Often these strategies are innovated in China, for a number of reasons, including Amazon’s heavy recruitment of Chinese sellers. But now they are slowly making their way to all corners of the globe.

Along with review manipulation, other nefarious strategies exist including stealing competitor data with the help of Amazon employees, sabotaging competitor listings, and using multiple seller accounts. I’ll discuss each of these black hat strategies in detail below.

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8 Steps to Sell Private Label Skin Care Products on Amazon

Philip Murphy covers finding a manufacturer, following the regulations, protecting your brand, handling restrictions, managing inventory & more.

Woman applying cream representing private label skin care products

This post is by Philip Murphy, Digital Marketing Manager for Private Label Sk.in, a skin care manufacturer for private label brands.

The advantages of selling private label skin care products on Amazon are substantial. But to succeed, you have to work through some of the challenges that go along with being on the world’s largest ecommerce site.

Yes, you will have immediate exposure to an enormous market, but you will also have to contend with strong competition, tough policies imposed on sellers, and – when using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) – potential inventory issues.

Fortunately, most of these challenges and others can be handled with research, planning, and diligence.

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The Ultimate Amazon Private Label Checklist

How to find a bestselling Amazon FBA private label product, including a detailed breakdown of all the attributes to look for in your research.

The Ultimate Amazon Private Label Checklist

This post is by Chris Rawlings, CEO and Co-founder of Judolaunch.

Successfully selling on Amazon is a lot more than just picking any old product and posting it for sale in the marketplace. While there are certain strategies and tactics for selling that make it easier, at the end of the day your success as a seller will come down to this:

You need a great quality product that people are interested in buying.

Knowing exactly how to find, research, and assess a potential private label product is the key that can unlock the door to Amazon riches. You’ll also need to know if that product is viable in the marketplace. Once you’ve sorted that out, you’ll be well on your way to a successful launch.

In this article, we’ve put together The Ultimate Amazon Private Label Checklist so that you won’t miss a step on your road to taking advantage of the enormous opportunity of Amazon private label selling.

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