As you know, my main business for the past many years has been selling on eBay and Amazon.  But I have also had some experience with the Gold business and in fact, I wrote a book on the subject a few years ago which I updated not too long ago.Continue Reading

beware of new seller scams

There are several new  scams aimed at Amazon Sellers.  One of the most popular is a spoof email  claiming your account has been suspended or blocked.  NOTE:  This notice can come by email or telephone.  When a spammer phones they will tell you they are sending special codes you needContinue Reading

Is It Time to Break Up Amazon?

The main advantages of breaking up companies are two-fold 1) You create more value for each of the segments because they can grow faster and 2),customers are less confused. Let’s look at some of the parts of Amazon and what would make sense to separate and why: 1.  Amazon WebContinue Reading

“A Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”  ~ Jim Rohn   If you sell internationally,  WWW.Export.gov is a good resource for information about exporting rules and regulations and they even have a webinar that gives you the basics about exporting. _______________________  I oftenContinue Reading

Taking Your Retail Business to Amazon

How expanding your retail business to Amazon can increase your profits and sales with little on no investment on your part.   By: Skip McGrath If you are like most retail stores the size of your market is limited by your location. If you are in a busy shopping mall youContinue Reading

Money - Watch the bottom line

I use credit cards for both my business and personal life.  I rarely run a balance, preferring instead to pay in full each month.  We purchase about $400,000 worth of merchandise to sell on eBay and Amazon a year and we earn travel points on that which we use toContinue Reading

Here are some interesting facts about eBay and Amazon Number of Employees: eBay 12,600 Amazon 540,000 Annual sales eBay $9.1 Billion Amazon $136 Billion Average Buyer Age eBay 40 Amazon 46 Number of registered sellers: eBay 25 million Amazon 10 million Estimated number of Active Sellers (sell at least 10Continue Reading