How to differentiate your product

They used to say “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” Not any more. Type “mousetrap” into Amazon and you get 631 results. How on earth can anyone choose?

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How to make sure you win the Amazon buy box

Some Amazon sellers have difficulty understanding the buy box. On many product pages, it looks similar to a buy button on eBay or on an e-commerce website. But it isn’t.

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More money, less work – making your FBA business more efficient

Many people start FBA businesses part-time, hoping they’ll make enough money to give up the day job. And they make the money, and they give up the day job, and they grow the FBA business… and three or four years down the line, they wake up one morning and realize that in fact, they’ve just got themselves another job.

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Amazon Livestreaming

One of Amazon’s newest developments is live shopping – Amazon Live (https://advertising.amazon.com/en-us/solutions/products/amazon-live?ref_=a20m_us_blg_amzninfl_b_lv). Amazon has recruited – and is still recruiting – influencers to host livestreams.

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Help your customers pamper themselves

Although the pandemic is certainly not over, we seem to have entered a new phase, with many people vaccinated and boosted, and life is becoming a bit more “normal” day by day. Emotionally, 2020-2021 were years of fear and grief when people turned in on themselves and wanted a safe cocoon. Now, people are beginning to want to pamper themselves; they’re starting to travel again, and they want to buy products that will help them get the most out of life.

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Ways to delight your Amazon customers

There are quite a few ways you can go beyond the basic buy/sell transaction and give your customers something they’ll value. We’ve summarized some of the best here.

A personal touch

Whenever I buy on eBay, it’s always so nice to get a card in the box that says something like “Hope you like this, please just let me know it arrived safely – or get in touch if anything’s wrong”. Yes, that’s in the terms and conditions, but it is so nice to get the message direct – even more so if it’s handwritten and signed.

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How to set targets for 2022

It’s amazing how some businesses set their targets. Some businesses budget to do exactly the same year after year. Others aim to double their sales but assume they can do that with just the same advertising spend that worked last year. Some businesses don’t even budget.

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How to make great videos for Amazon FBA

Making good videos can dramatically improve your sales. It’s obvious when you think about it; while customers in bricks-and-mortar shops can interact with the product directly, on Amazon they can’t touch, feel, or poke it. But a video that shows someone using the product can help to fill in the gaps and make them feel more comfortable about buying it.

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Target your competitors – Take aim! Ready! Sell!

Take a look at the top-selling products in your space – the major competition. Try to find out where they are weak.

For instance, if you look at customer reviews, you’ll easily see where your competitor is going wrong. Sometimes you’ll find customers really unhappy about a weakness; other times, you’ll need to pick up on hints.

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