Amazon Suspended Our Account During Christmas – The Horrific Nightmare [Episode 8]

Welcome to Episode 8 of the E-BusinessOnline Podcast Host & Speaker:  Fred McKinnon Topic:   Fred tells his story of how his primary seller account on Amazon got SUSPENDED for 4 days during the peak Christmas buying weekend in December. Episode 8 is a story, and a horrific one.   As a veteran seller of over 11…

Q&A from EBOers: Amazon, Brands, Insurance, Dropshipping, and Research Tools [Episode 7]

Welcome to Episode 7 of the E-BusinessOnline Podcast Host & Speaker:  Fred McKinnon Topic:   Fred answers questions from fellow EBO’ers on Facebook, Messenger, and Reddit Summary:   Fellow EBO’ers (that’s code for folks in our E-BusinessOnline community!) ask questions and have them answered here on the podcast. Question #1 from the Facebook Group from Martin Mendez: Commercial…

Interview with James Thomson, Co-Founder Prosper Show [Episode 6]

Welcome to Episode 6 of the E-BusinessOnline Podcast Host & Speaker:  Fred McKinnon with guest, James Thomson Topic:   Interview with James Thomson, Co-Founder of the Prosper Show Summary:   In Episode 6, Fred is joined with guest, James Thomson.  James is a former Amazon executive and is the co-founder of the Prosper Show. The PROSPER show…

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…

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…

How I Found the Dropship Distributors to Turn $99 into $19 Million

It all started about 10 years ago.  I was working full-time in my local church as the music minister and had a small, but growing web hosting company as a way to scratch my business itch and supplement our income.   One of my older brothers gave me a call and he said something like…