Private labeling can only get you so far. Develop your own products that solve real problems and you’ll build a business for the long term.
This post is by Manuel Becvar, Founder & CEO of sourcing education site Import Dojo.
In my last post, I covered nine popular ways to find your own private label product niche. Those methods can still work, but a more advanced approach that can be really successful is to develop your own product from scratch.
In my opinion, this is the most important aspect to your long term success on Amazon: product innovation instead of improvement.
What does that mean? It means you actually listen to what the market needs and wants, and develop your own product to fit, instead of creating what you think people want.
That’s a lot easier said than done, so here’s my best advice to get started developing your own products. Get it right, and you can build a great business for the long term, instead of just copying one product after another.
Brand Registry is powerful and sophisticated, but also complex and often misunderstood. Here are all the answers for brands and sellers.
This post is by Leah McHugh, an ecommerce consultant for ecommerceChris.com.
If you’re a brand owner selling on Amazon then you know that protecting your brand can be a full-time job. I’ve spoken with many brands who are reluctant to sell their products on Amazon at all, for fear that their reputation will be tarnished by unscrupulous sellers.
Even if you’re not selling your brand on Amazon yourself, someone else probably is. It’s notoriously difficult to close off every route that can lead to your products being sold on Amazon.
That’s why I recommend that ALL brands enroll in Amazon’s Brand Registry to protect their products from counterfeiters, and to control the brand experience customers have on the world’s most popular ecommerce site.
Amazon’s Transparency codes have huge potential for stopping the sale of counterfeits, but legitimate sellers are being caught in the crossfire.
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.
Philip Murphy covers finding a manufacturer, following the regulations, protecting your brand, handling restrictions, managing inventory & more.
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 skincare 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.
CJ Rosenbaum explains how to develop your intellectual property rights, protect them and remove hijackers when selling products on Amazon
This post is by CJ Rosenbaum, Partner and Managing Attorney at Rosenbaum Famularo, P.C.
At first glance, intellectual property law can seem a frightening subject for online sellers. But, in reality, it’s not as complex as you may think. In fact, there are just two main areas that sellers need to know about – developing and protecting their intellectual property rights.
The development of your intellectual property rights includes creating trademarks, understanding copyright, obtaining patents and designing enforceable trade dress. Once you’ve developed these, protecting your rights simply covers how to spot violations of your intellectual property and what to do about them.
In this article, we’ll cover all the basic information that Amazon sellers need to know about intellectual property law. We’ll look at the ways your listings and products are protected, how to enforce your rights and how to remove listing hijackers.