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

eBay & Amazon Customer Return Rates & Tips to Reduce Them

Returns happen – there is no way to prevent 100% of returns except by not taking them, but if you sell on Amazon or eBay, that is no longer an option because both sites now have mandatory return policies. We had a no-questions-asked return policy in our eBay listings  -yetContinue Reading

Increase Profits

1. Go Small & lightweight – Shipping (and Amazon storage) costs go up every year and can represent a huge portion of your income. Just as an exercise I kept a record of all my shipping costs last month. I had a total of 24 inbound shipments and 36 shipmentsContinue Reading


You have probably heard that FedEx, USPS and UPS rates are going up.  All three carriers recently announced a number of changes, affecting both domestic and international services. The shipping calculator, eBay labels, and PayPal labels have been updated to reflect these changes—make sure your shipping costs reflect these newContinue Reading


I always struggle with selecting a Mother’s Day Gift, but Amazon has made it easy this year.   Here is a selection of unique gifts that will make Mom shine. Whether you want to shower Mom with spring flowers or personalize a piece of jewelry with a special message, Amazon hasContinue Reading


Marketplaces like Amazon have allowed millions to start a business with less than $500. As the world’s most trusted e-commerce, Amazon seems like the ideal place to start. So, what do you do when you want to start a company but have no inventory to sell? For many, dropshipping hasContinue Reading

You may have some experience with dropshipping – but not everyone does, so let’s take a minute to fully understand it. What exactly is drop shipping? Drop shipping is selling something you don’t own. There are many companies that offer merchandise for sale who will ship the merchandise directly toContinue Reading

My 3 Best Retail Arbitrage Sources

I don’t do much Retail Arbitrage anymore because all that running around is too time-consuming.  These days I concentrate on buying wholesale products where I can just place an order by email, by telephone or on a source’s website. But I used to do a lot of retail arbitrage forContinue Reading

Setting Yourself Up For Success

This is something I have wanted to get off my chest for a while. So please forgive me if this sounds like a rant –I don’t mean it to be. Have you ever seen a forum post that went something like this: “eBay and PayPal are just out to screwContinue Reading

Wholesale Sources

Remember; many wholesalers do not want the general public to see their wholesale pricing.  So they will often send you to a retail site or a website with no pricing.  When you see that, do two things:  First, look for a link to register for a wholesale account, and ifContinue Reading