Get Ready for Amazon Prime Day

Just in from Amazon.Com: Prime Day is coming up! Last year, Prime Day, a one-day global shopping event exclusive to Prime customers, was a huge hit with customers, who enjoyed some of the best deals of the year. This was partly due to our amazing sellers, whose Prime-eligible products offered customers great deals, often driving…

What’s Happening in E-Commerce World? [Episode 18]

Welcome to Episode 18 of the E-BusinessOnline Podcast Host & Speaker:  Fred McKinnon Topic:   Updates on the status of things Summary:  Fred returns to the podcast after a 2-week break and discusses a whirlwind of activity in e-commerce world. 2 Things We Are Asking Every Listener to Consider: JOIN OUR MAILING LIST:   SEND A TEXT…

Breaking: Everything You Need to Know About Amazon’s Opt-Out of Buyer-Seller Messaging [Episode 16]

Welcome to Episode 16 of the E-BusinessOnline Podcast Host & Speaker:  Fred McKinnon Topic:   Amazon.Com’s new Opt-Out of Messaging Summary:  This is a breaking news podcast episode to discuss the latest change by Amazon, allowing customer to opt-out of unsolicited buyer-seller messages. 2 Things We Are Asking Every Listener to Consider: JOIN OUR MAILING LIST:  …

Amazon Sponsored Product Ads, Part 2 – Manual Campaign Adjustments [Episode 13]

Welcome to Episode 13 of the E-BusinessOnline Podcast Host & Speaker:  Fred McKinnon Topic:   What are Amazon Sponsored Products and Ads? Summary:  This podcast picks up as a continuation of Episode 12 and moves into manual campaigns and how to monitor profitability of keywords. 2 Things We Are Asking Every Listener to Consider: JOIN OUR MAILING…

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…

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…

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…

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…