About 4 months ago I lowered my prices hoping to increase my sales — but it didn’t work.  My sales, both in dollars and number of books sold,  actually fell.  I have never enjoyed raising prices, but this gave me no choice.  Please note that these are not actual priceContinue Reading


I had a question from a reader last week if Amazon allowed package inserts.  My answer was “technically no, but its something Amazon has rarely enforced.”  Well, that has changed.  This week, Amazon clarified their insert policy.  When I saw this, I called a friend who works in upper managementContinue Reading


Here is what Amazon says about the outlet program: You can proactively optimize your excess FBA inventory by taking advantage of the Amazon Outlet program to create Outlet deals. Outlet deals are Amazon-featured limited-time promotional offers displayed on the Amazon Outlet page. Featuring products via Amazon Outlet can help youContinue Reading

Amazon Seller

November 15, 2019 is Fulfillment by Amazon’s next scheduled long-term storage fee inventory cleanup. FBA long-term storage fees:  On the 15th of each month, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) conducts an inventory cleanup. On these dates, inventory that has been in US fulfillment centers for more than 365 days incurs aContinue Reading

Wholesale Sources

This is a guest post by Evangeline Chang from NextSmartShip NextSmartShip is an order fulfillment company based in Shenzhen, China, providing simple and reliable services for global eCommerce shops and crowd-funded campaign. Services include eCommerce fulfillment, crowd-funding fulfillment, Amazon FBA prep service and sending subscription boxes. Sourcing products from ChinaContinue Reading

We sell gourmet food items in highly niche markets online –and it is one of our best-selling and profitable categories.  Here is how we go about it . . .

Holiday Season

I rarely do Amazon advertising during the year, as the Return on investment (ROI) almost never works for me.  The one exception is the Christmas selling when advertising really performs Advertising with sponsored ads can help you do what’s important to you, during the holidays. Here is Amazon’s advice: CreateContinue Reading

How to be Successfully Self-employed

If you are selling on eBay or Amazon – you may not realize it, but you are self-employed. You may also have a job that pays you a salary, which means you are part-time self-employed. If this is your situation, or if your online business is your only venture, whatContinue Reading