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…

Amazon Now Requiring Tracking for Envelopes/Flats

Attention Amazon Sellers, In case you haven’t noticed, Amazon is making serious changes to their policies impacting 3rd party marketplace sellers.   Just a couple of weeks ago they started restricting well-known brands from being sold without approval.   Just last week they announced a major change in their return policy as well. It appears…

Amazon Shakes up 3rd Party Sellers with Forced Prepaid Returns

Amazon.com has been shaking up the scene lately with 3rd party “Marketplace Sellers”.   Just last week they announced a massive plan to begin restricting well-known brands from being sold by Marketplace Sellers.   The ripples of this announcement are still sending shock waves throughout the community of Amazon sellers who practice what’s known as…

You’re Never Too Busy for Metrics

Have you ever settled in and ignored your metrics? Friends, one of the main reasons that I started this blog was to share news and insights about e-commerce and online selling.   With over a decade in e-commerce, I’ve seen plenty of things – some amazing successes and some really discouraging heartaches.   I hope that…

Amazon Sellers: Manage Buyer Offers

A new feature is appearing under the hoods of the Seller Central portal for Amazon Sellers.  It’s called “Manage Buyer Offers” and seems to suggest that Amazon is wading into the territory that is quite familiar to eBay sellers:   allowing buyers to make their own price offers. A quick search in Amazon’s Seller Help…