Category Archives: Operations

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Make Your Amazon Business More Profitable With Benchmarking

Improve your financial education with these six steps to make your business leaner, faster, more competitive and more profitable

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This post is by Jae Jun, a seven-figure Amazon seller and founder of Gorilla ROI, software that connects Seller Central data to Google Sheets.

In this article, I’ll take you through the steps to analyze your profit margins and find benchmarks to make sure your business is running at optimal levels.

Using the methods I outline below, I was able to take our business from a low 30% gross profit range to 35-45% margins for many of our products.

This helped us break out from a sales plateau of $250k in revenue to over $2M in a few short years. Our sales continue to grow quickly today.

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The Best Inventory Management Software for Selling on Marketplaces

Manage your listings across multiple channels with the best ecommerce inventory management tools available, in four different categories.

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Whether you’re selling through your own store or on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Walmart, or somewhere else, there’s inventory management software that will work for you. Read on to discover the perfect tool to help you streamline your overheads, maximize your sales, and use every channel for your ecommerce advantage.

Here’s what you’ll find in this guide:

  • The best value all-rounder inventory management software. These tools provide a wide variety of features suitable for most marketplaces and listings, at a highly competitive price.
  • The best inventory management software for international selling. Learn about the tools best-suited for selling on marketplaces around the world.
  • The best inventory management software for U.S. marketplaces. If you need support for up-and-coming sales channels like Facebook Marketplace and Google Shopping Actions, as well as the more established marketplaces, this is where to look.
  • The best British inventory management software. The U.K. has a strong field of home-grown multichannel systems with excellent support for British marketplaces and parcel couriers.
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Ecommerce Accounting: All Online Sellers’ Questions Answered

Answers to all the most important questions about ecommerce accounting, from software and data integration to taxes and reporting

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This post is by Mike Cortes, owner of ecommerce bookkeeping and financial coaching service Zynergy Books.

Accurate bookkeeping is the foundation for any ecommerce business. Proper accounting can take that foundation and build a successful future for you and all that you worked hard for.

Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs view ecommerce accounting and bookkeeping as burdensome and put it off until the end of the reporting period. What many fail to realize is that procrastination could be costing them tens of thousands of dollars annually, by not properly planning and strategizing with their bookkeeper and accountant.

The goal of this article is to empower you, the ecommerce professional, to take action on your finances and reap the rewards that you so greatly deserve.

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Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime: All Your Questions Answered

Amazon’s Seller Fulfilled Prime program gives sellers the advantages of the Prime badge without having to use FBA. So what’s the catch?

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Amazon Prime has changed the face of online shopping since its debut in 2005. Prime made it possible for consumers to get unlimited orders delivered to their doors within two days, for a flat annual price.

It didn’t take long for shoppers to learn that when they see the Prime badge on an item, they will get fast, free and reliable delivery. As a result, products which qualify for Prime get a lot more attention and sales from the 100+ million Amazon Prime subscribers in the U.S.

Sellers want a piece of this action too, but at first they could only qualify for Prime by putting their inventory into the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program. FBA works well but can be expensive and isn’t a good option for all items.

This changed when Amazon released Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP). With SFP, businesses running their own shipping operation can get the Prime badge on their products without using FBA. For some businesses, SFP completely changes the Amazon game for them.

Here’s everything you need to know about Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime.

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Ecommerce Inventory Management Software: Demystified!

Here’s everything you need to know to find the right inventory management software for your multichannel ecommerce business

Inventory management software (IMS) is vital for most ecommerce businesses. Whether you’re selling through an ecommerce website, or on third-party marketplaces, you need to track and manage all your product lines. With the right IMS you’ll be able to optimize your stock levels, manage sales on multiple channels, and maximize your revenues and profits.

We’ve noticed that there’s lots of confusion about exactly what an IMS is and what it does. That’s why we’ve created this complete guide that tells you everything you need to know. From what an IMS can do, and the main benefits and features, through to advice on choosing the right IMS for your online retail business and any potential pitfalls.

We’ll help you see through the jargon and the marketing to find the perfect IMS for your online retail and marketplace needs. Although there are plenty of IMS products for traditional retailers, we’re going to focus on inventory management software designed for ecommerce, including third-party marketplaces like Amazon and eBay.

Let’s get into it.

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