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

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 . . .

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

New Wholesale Sources

New Wholesale Sources for Amazon and Online Sellers, October 2019 Shades on Point Sunglass Co. offers Eco-friendly sunglasses with a polarized lens. And they plant a tree for every pair sold! Sozio Inc. creates and manufactures fragrances for perfumes, personal care, home and household products. Peterson Housewares merges innovation andContinue Reading

Wholesale Sources

Today’s post is a guest post by Moritz Bauer.    Moritz’s  blog –  Smartminded This is one of the best pieces I have read on the topic of Amazon SEO.  As you will see as you read this –it all comes down to choosing the best keywords and keyword phrases thatContinue Reading


Tax collection for orders shipped to Ohio state – Effective September 1, 2019 Based on changes to Ohio state tax law, Amazon will begin calculating, collecting, and remitting sales and use tax for all orders shipped to customers in Ohio on September 1, 2019. Your existing tax calculation settings, orderContinue Reading