Stock-outs mean you can’t sell your product. But “no sales” isn’t just “no sales”, it’s a lot worse. If you run low or have a stock-out, things will happen that will really hurt your business.Continue reading “How to avoid stock-outs”
You identified your suppliers, you asked for samples, and now you’ve got them. How are you going to evaluate them?Continue reading “Amazon FBA Product: Evaluating Samples”
To get the right results out of your suppliers you need to understand a little bit about how foreign culture can differ a little from American ways of doing things.
For instance, Americans like to cut to the chase. Some other cultures, on the other hand, will often prefer to spend a little time getting to know their counterparty before doing business.Continue reading “Treat suppliers right to get the best results”
First off, remember that negotiation is about specifics. So when you order samples, you need to provide the manufacturer with all the right information for your product specification – length, weight, appearance, packaging, and so on. You want to be comparing apples and apples, not apples, oranges and bananas, when you get responses from the different factories.Continue reading “Top tips for negotiating with your suppliers”
China is the biggest source of products when we look at Amazon FBA. But there’s no reason you have to source only from China. Other countries also export to the US, and you might want to think about some of the other opportunities out there.Continue reading “Sourcing from around the world”
Let’s just be clear that in this blog post, we’re not going to talk about finding the right product – we’ve covered that elsewhere. We’re going to talk about when you’ve found the right product range, what you do next to find a supplier.Continue reading “Sourcing – Start Small?”
If you’re like most people you haven’t even begun to think about Christmas yet. You might have had a few thoughts about replacing some of your older computer kit on Black Friday, but that’s about all.Continue reading “Looking forward to the holiday season”
If you have to open your own store or create your own website and delivery service, you’ll have big costs – rental, insurance, and labor. If you’re importing as well, it can take up a lot of time and a lot of effort and cost. That’s why many businesses prefer to use FBA.Continue reading “Lower fulfillment cost = higher profit”
Competitor analysis used to be easy. There were maybe five or six major competitors and you knew who they were.
But now there are literally thousands of sellers joining the Amazon marketplace every day. (That’s right; not every month, or even every week – every single day.) It’s much less easy to keep an eye on them.Continue reading “Keeping a watch on the competition”
When shipping internationally into Amazon, there are a few key areas you need to look out for. In this article we cover the top tips for shipping your products to Amazon from outside the USA.Continue reading “Shipping to your Amazon FBA Warehouse”