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* Amazon Central / Re: Slow Sales Thread
« Last post by springintoscooters on February 28, 2018, 11:08:38 AM »
Thread is selling slowly? People must not be sewing like they used to.
I've seen conflicting reports.
Some areas are doing better and some areas are doing worse.
I have been watching the stock though.
* Amazon Central / Re: Slow Sales Thread
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on February 26, 2018, 07:43:00 PM »
It's been my normal ebb and flow.
I'm not sure if alot of the sellers are newbies...
They tend to think it should be all about the constant cha-ching.

Nothing out of the ordinary.

Not a ho
* Amazon Central / Slow Sales Thread
« Last post by uncleleroy on February 25, 2018, 09:21:03 PM »
Been seeing more "slow sales" threads on the forums. I've been hit with slower than normal (for this time of year) sales. However, I did have one order for 20 boxes of Christmas cards. And they weren't even discounted. Go figure. Ho, Ho, Ho.

And no, I'm not calling anyone a ho.
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Just Announced a New Whole Foods Perk for Some Users
« Last post by uncleleroy on February 25, 2018, 12:10:40 PM »
Read The Article in Full: Amazon Just Announced a New Whole Foods Perk for Some Users

Amazon has been slashing prices and offering deals and discounts since it took over Whole Foods.

And losing money all at the same time.
Read The Article in Full: Amazon Just Announced a New Whole Foods Perk for Some Users


In its latest discount roll-out since acquiring Whole Foods in 2017, Amazon announced on Tuesday it will offer 5% back to some Amazon credit card holders.

In conjunction with Whole Foods and Chase, Amazon has announced it will give 5% back on Whole Foods purchases made with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card and 3% back for the non-Prime version of the card.

Amazon has been slashing prices and offering deals and discounts since it took over Whole Foods.

* Amazon Central / Amazon FBA Checklist Manual (Step-by-Step)
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on February 21, 2018, 10:34:54 AM »
Pretty Pretty Good List for anyone looking to start an Amazon business or to sharpen up your presence as a 3rd party seller.

Hey Reddit!

I have created an Amazon FBA Checklist that breaks down the frameworks of what it really looks like to get started selling on Amazon FBA! I've been using a modified version of this for a while now, but I decided to officially make a new one with more details so I can share it with everyone. This checklist will serve you as a basic guideline for the entire Amazon FBA process, and it has helped me countless times.

If you like, you can download this entire PDF for free here (disclosure: it links to my site to download), however, you can find the entire text below, which should be good enough to copy and paste it into a Word Document for personal use!

I am working to make this PDF better, so please let me know what helped you or what you would like to see more of in the comments.

Wishing you all the best,


Note: Link to download pdf isn't used.
Visit the Reddit post here to download the pdf

1 - Product Research
Step A: Idea Generation
Amazon Best Seller’s List
Retail Store Exploration
Amazon Movers and Shakers
AmazonBasics by Amazon
Amazon Storefronts
Amazon Product Sub-Tiers
“Customers Also Bought” Section
eBay Trending
Shopify Stores
AliExpress Weekly Best Sellers

Step B: Find Product Demand
Jungle Scout
Unicorn Smasher
Google Trends
Google Keyword Planner
999 Cart Track Method
Step C: Research Competitors
Analyze Competitor’s Reviews
2 - Product Sourcing
Step A: Find Product
Step B: Order a Sample
Pay for Sample
Evaluate Sample
Step C: Pay Your Supplier
Wire Transfer
Alibaba Secure Payment

3 - Choosing a Supplier
Step A: Evaluate Suppliers
Supplier Message Templates
Negotiation Message Templates
HubSpot CRM
Supplier Criteria
Accepted Payment Methods
Alibaba Status (i.e. Gold)
Supplier Verification
Language Quality
Supplier Reputation
Sample Quality
Response Rate
Supplier Type

4 - Legal
Step A: Patent Search
Google Patents
U.S. Patent Search
Step B: Trademark Search
U.S. Trademark Database
Step C: Business Entity
Refer to Setting up a Business
Step D: Legal Labels
Suffocation Labels

5 - Pricing
Step A: Determine Pricing
Amazon Revenue Calculator
Amazon Fulfillment Fees
5X Rule
Determine Minimum Profit Margins

6 - List an Amazon Product
Step A: Set up Amazon Seller Account
Choose a Seller Name
Create Amazon Seller Account
Add Professional Seller Plan ($39.99/mo)
Amazon Seller Central App
Step B: Take Product Photos
Virtuous Graphics
Step C: Get UPC Code
Buy a GS1 UPC Code
Step D: Create Amazon Listing
Product ID (UPC)
Product Name
Brand Name
Product Variations
Upload Product Images
Product Description
Key Product Features
Keywords & Search Terms
Dimensions & Weight
Step E: Create Shipment
Amazon FNSKU Barcode
Amazon Shipping Labels
Select Single Amazon FBA Warehouse
Step F: Place Order
Negotiate Costs
Determine Appropriate Quantity
Step G: Freight Forwarders

7 - Viral Launch
Strategy #1: Product Discounts / DealSites
Strategy #2: Amazon PPC
Determine Maximum ACoS
Automated Campaigns
Manual Campaigns
Strategy #3: Outside Paid Acquisition
Facebook Ads
Google Adwords
Pinterest Ads
YouTube Ads
Strategy #4: Launch to Existing Audience
Facebook Review Groups
Twitter Hashtags
Real life (get creative)
Sharing with Email List
Strategy #5: Build an Email List
Landing Page
Facebook Ad Lead Gen
Product Giveaways
Create Coupons
Optimize Keywords

8 - Review Automation
Amazon Early Reviewer Program
Amazon’s Top Reviewers
Email Follow-Up Campaigns
Feedback Genius
Social Media Reviews
Analyze Your Reviews

9 - Super Optimization
Amazon Marketing Services (AMS)
Advertise on Top Seller Listings
Keyword Optimization
Pricing Optimization
Product Optimization
A|B Test Pictures
Keyword Sourcing
Reorder Reviews
Remove Negative Amazon Seller Feedback
Lightning Deals
Bundle Products
Brand Registry

10 - Setting Up a Business
Step A: Choose Your Product Structure
Recommended: LLC
Options: Sole Proprietorship, LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp, LP, LLP
Step B: Pick and Register Your Business Name
LegalZoom LLC
Step C: Get Licenses and Permits
Step D: Choose Your Accounting System
Refer to Taxes
Step E: Set Up Your Business Location
Recommended: Delaware, USA

11 - Building a Brand
Branding Basics
Determine your brand’s target audience
Define a branding mission statement
Research brands within your industry niche
Outline the key qualities & benefits your brand offers
Create a great brand logo & tagline
Form your brand’s business voice
Build a brand message and elevator pitch
Let your brand personality shine
Integrate your brand into every aspect of your business
Stay true to your brand
Facebook Page
Facebook Group
Instagram Profile
Create a Pinterest Account

Create a Twitter Account
Create a Website
12 - Taxes
GoDaddy Bookkeeping

13 - Automation
Virtual Assistants
Automated Processes
Outsourcing Product Research
Manage Supply Levels & Automatically Place New Orders
Amazon PPC
Keyword Research
Data Analysis
Customer Service

14 - Non-US Sellers
International Credit Card
US-based Phone Number
US EIN (Form SS-4)
Free U.S. Bank Account: Payoneer
Get a U.S. Mailing Address
Two very good choices on your part.
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon adding crypto currency to payment methods?
« Last post by uncleleroy on February 20, 2018, 11:18:00 PM »
I'll bite if the games include Ms. Pac Man or Space Invaders.
Could be used for their apps/games.
We recently bought a new 10" Fire.
Downloaded games.
Found that once level was achieved, you can only go to next tier by buying coins.
Why not let us buy the game with all the flipping levels?
Whaddya think? Could be tied in.

BTW, games have been deleted.
Could sideload games from Google Play but <rolling eyes> C'mon Amazon.
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