Massive Amazon Product Review REMOVALS Happening Now

Amazon has been doing a massive removal of product reviews this weekend.

Sellers are losing up to hundreds or thousands of product reviews on a single product.

This review sweep is targeted at removing fake, purchased, and incentivized reviews.

However, legitimate customer product reviews are also getting caught in the net and removed in this sweep.

Additionally, if you’ve had product reviews removed, Amazon has likely made your product ineligible to receive future product reviews.

So whether you have or have not participated in obtaining fraudulent product reviews, keep reading to find out what to do next… read more…

5 Tips to Creating Valentine’s Day Bundles That Sell!

Valentine’s Day bundles are a GREAT seasonal bundling opportunity.

In fact, “love” themed bundles sell on Amazon all year around.

Here are 5 tips to help you create a top selling Valentine’s Day or Love themed bundle:

1. Theme your bundle to a specific recipient. Is this a bundle for men, women, boys, girls, pets, a boss, friend, parent, or grandparent?

Buyers are looking for the perfect Valentines gift, they aren’t looking for something generic.

So get that specific gift recipient in mind, and start bundling!

2. Packaging is everything! You don’t need to spend a lot of money on fancy packaging, you can find inexpensive red, pink, white, black boxes, tissue paper or cellophane wrap at the dollar store. The key is to read more…

How to Set Up Two-Step Verification

UPDATE: 10/20/17. As of November 1, 2017, Amazon will require all seller accounts to set up two-step verification.  This includes any VA accounts associated with your seller ID as well.

If you do not set up two-step verification, you will lose access to your seller-account, effective November 1, 2017

Set up two-step verification on all devices used to login to Amazon.

  • Two-Step verification must be set up on ALL devices that you use to login to your seller-account
  • After you have successfully accessed your account through the two-step verification process, you can simplify future logins on computers and devices that you routinely use. That way, you won’t need to enter a code each time you sign in.
  • After setting up two-step verification on your device, the next time you enter a security code on your computer or device, check the box next to Don’t ask for codes on this device.

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How to Sell Profitable Easter Bundles on Amazon This Year

This year, Easter is projected to be an $18+ billion dollar selling season (last year sales of Easter products raked in $17.3 billion dollars).

And while you may think Easter is all about selling candy (2.4 billion in 2016) – there are many other non-food categories that saw a huge boost in sales:

– – $2.7 billion spent on Easter gifts
– – $3 billion spent on clothing
– – $1 billion on decorations and party supplies
– – $2.5 billion on home goods

This year, consumers are projected to spend 26.9% more online on Easter purchases.

So how can YOU capitalize on this lucrative selling season?

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30 Hot Spring & Summer Selling Seasons to Capitalize on from March-June

With Valentine’s Day behind us, although we’re not quite done with winter, consumers shopping thoughts are turning to spring purchases!

That means it’s time to start getting your spring inventory into Amazon FBA and creating your spring marketing calendar.

Did you know there are more than 30 selling seasons between March and the end of June?

No matter what you sell, take a look at the calendar below and you’ll find a season that you can capitalize on!

And if you miss these, you’ll leave money on the table… read more…

8 Traits of a Financially Successful Amazon Merchant

There are a lot of moving parts to growing a financially successful Amazon sales channel. While most anyone can sell on Amazon, selling profitably is a completely different ball game.

Regardless of what you sell, whether your business is big or small, there are common characteristics that are shared by financially solid Amazon sellers.

Today, I want to share 8 traits of a financially successful Amazon seller with you.

 

1. They know their numbers. Financially successful Amazon business owners review their P&L (profit & loss) report each month.

  • Knowing your expenses, controlling your expenses, and knowing your bottom line profit every month is key to building a solid, profitable business.
  • They know what their gross sales are, but more importantly, they know what their net profit is.  There are many Amazon sellers out there who are barely breaking even or, are losing money each month.
  • Successful Amazon sellers calculate all COGS (cost of goods sold). They know which products are profitable and which aren’t. If you’re not including all your product costs (not just inventory costs and Amazon fees) when sourcing your products, you’re not making as much money as you think (in fact you’re likely losing money).
  • They make informed business decisions based on results. They don’t wing it.

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