Intro to Dropshipping, Part 2: Finding Suppliers and Critical Steps To Prevent Loss [Episode 4]

Welcome to Episode 4 of the E-BusinessOnline Podcast (Part 1 of this series is in Episode 3 – listen to it here) Host & Speaker:  Fred McKinnon Topic:   Introduction to Dropshipping, Part 2 – Finding Suppliers, Critical Steps to Prevent Loss Summary:   In Episode 4, Fred McKinnon discusses the process of dropshipping in e-commerce,…

Amazon FBA Alert: Fees Doubled when Item Miscategorized

Hello EBO’ers! (That’s short for E-BusinessOnliners, and if you’re reading this it means you’re part of this community!) Just wanted to write up a quick article about something I encountered this weekend with Amazon FBA.   I have a PL (Private Label) product that has been selling really well.   Depending on the selling price we…

Intro to Dropshipping: Pros and Cons with the Dropship E-Commerce Model, Part 1 [Episode 3]

Welcome to Episode 3 of the E-BusinessOnline Podcast Host & Speaker:  Fred McKinnon Topic:   Introduction to Dropshipping Summary:   In Episode 3, Fred McKinnon discusses the process of dropshipping in e-commerce. What is dropshipping? Dropshipping is a process where a seller utilizes a 3rd party (that we will call a drop shipper) for their…

EBO On the Go [Episode 002]

In our second episode of the brand new E-BusinessOnline podcast, Fred McKinnon debuts a quick sample of an attempt at mobile podcasting. Because of time constraints this may be one of the best ways to produce episodes quickly and efficiently. Recording episodes in the studio has great advantages with audio quality but is very time…

Best Practices for Sharing Content on Social Media

Social media integration is not only important, but mission-critical to success these days in e-business.   Whether you are building a mailing list, sharing a product, or generating user-content, knowing how to post to social media is very important. We utilize Hootsuite for our social media sharing.  In our business, we have our main company…

E-BusinessOnline Podcast: The Inauguration [Episode 001]

Merry Christmas and welcome to “The Inauguration Episode” of the E-BusinessOnline.Com Podcast.   This podcast has absolutely nothing to do with the presidential inauguration but it has everything to do with our FIRST EPISODE. This welcome episode introduces the host, Fred McKinnon, and his purpose and vision behind creating a new podcast about e-commerce, e-business,…

New Policies for Amazon’s OTC Medicine and Supplements

 Hello Amazon Sellers, In yet another sweeping change, Amazon announces yet another regulation and imposition on their Sellers; this time, in the Health & Personal Care category. If you are one of thousands of Sellers who create supplements or over-the-counter medicines, this will impact you in a significant way. Here’s the official notification from Amazon:…

Amazon Clamps Down on Incentivized Customer Reviews

Howdy E-Commerce Gurus: Another day, another huge blow to Amazon Marketplace Sellers.   It seems like every few weeks we’re posting news about major modifications that Amazon is making on their platform. Today’s blow is especially tough for “Private Labelers” who rely on incentivizing sales in exchange for reviews.   Effective today, Amazon will no…

7 Ways for E-Commerce Dropshippers to Prepare for Q4 on Amazon

Today is October 1st – Q4 has officially begun! I’ve personally endured over a decade of Q4 excitement (and suffering) in the world of e-commerce.   Although sales don’t historically show a significant pickup until the week of Black Friday, now is the time to begin preparing.  For those who utilize dropshipping as a core…