With another busy and successful Q4 behind us, we’re jumping into what will be another exciting year as an Amazon seller. 2018 saw a lot of changes on the Amazon marketplace and I expect we will continue to see many more. Here are some (certainly not all) of the changes we saw last year and some predictions for this year.
If it’s one thing that can spoil your holiday cheer, it’s product returns. You worked too hard for those Q4 profits just to see them eroded away by disappointed gift recipients… and it doesn’t help that Amazon FBA’s new returns policies aren’t sitting well with sellers.
The trouble with product returns goes beyond just the loss of a sale.
If you are selling consumables or products that require frequent purchases, you are most probably familiar with the Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”) Subscribe and Save program.
With the ever increasing selection and choice on the Amazon marketplace, customer loyalty is key to a brand’s success.
A new year has begun, making this a great time to breathe new life into your business. Whether it’s improving your inventory management, soliciting more feedback or finding new ways to gain an edge over the competition, here is a roundup of the tools and resources you need to take things to the next level.
It’s All About Inventory
In my work with Amazon.com and other eCommerce sellers, there are a couple of things that stand out when I begin reviewing a new client’s books. First, there are too many sellers relying on credit card debt or loans to pay for their inventory or operating expenses.
My, oh my, does time fly! It feels like just yesterday we were ringing in the 2018 New Year. Hopefully this year brought you lots of joy and awesome profits in your Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”) business!
Now that Q4 is coming to a close and the hustle and bustle of the seller season is beginning to normalize, there isn’t a better time than NOW to start looking ahead and creating your game plan to make next year the best year yet! In this blog article, I’m going to share with you 10 things you should do in your Amazon business in 2019.
Philip Murphy of Private Label Sk.in offers tips for finding the right supplier for your needs in this guest blog post.
With so many different niches, the opportunities to sell products online seem almost endless. From skin care to fashion, one of the most important factors of starting and maintaining a successful business is sourcing from the right supplier.
In this guest post, Kennedi Gubler of inWhatLanguage discusses how localization can boost your Amazon sales in international marketplaces.
Expanding your business to international markets will raise your annual revenue, if you do it right. A common misconception with eCommerce companies, however, is that accepting different currencies and translating website copy is enough.
There has been a lot of attention lately to the additional exposure Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”) has been giving to their private-label brands. Recently Amazon has been placing advertisements directly on product pages for products labeled “Our Brands” and has launched Amazon Accelerator inviting manufacturers to create new private-label brands for Amazon. The “Our Brands” portfolio includes not only Amazon-developed, private-label products but also brands that sell exclusively on Amazon.com.
The holidays are approaching, and that gets me thinking a lot about families in the Richmond area and beyond who will have a hard time feeding their kids and elderly relatives this year. In fact, I think about that a lot, and I’m lucky enough to work with people who think like I do. That’s why Colleen (eComEngine’s marketing manager and my lovely boss) and I decided to help Feed More, the area’s fantastic hunger relief association.
When working with Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”) on the vendor side you take on the role of wholesaler. This means offering your products to Amazon at wholesale prices, as well as offering Amazon additional discounts in the form of co-op agreements and allowances.
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate all the love and companionship in your life… which is why single people hate it. But for the lovelorn, a new “anti-Valentine’s Day” from China offers respite from cute and cuddly couples. In the West we call it “Singles Day” — and it drives enough eCommerce sales to surpass both Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day as the world’s biggest online shopping day.
Even though we’re in the early days of Q4, the holiday season will rush by and you’ll suddenly find yourself celebrating New Year’s Eve. Just as the calendar perpetually moves forward, your Amazon business will continue to operate and you must plan ahead for the next quarter as well as develop a framework through the end of the next year.