April 23, 2021

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Top Amazon Forums

Selling on Amazon Marketplace can be a daunting task. Running a successful shop requires constant research, tracking Amazon sales, careful logistics of inventory and shipment, great customer service, and much more. It can all be a lot to take in, especially if you’re just starting out. The article below covers a great resource in the Amazon seller community – Amazon FBA Online Forums.

Much like podcasts and conferences, these can be invaluable in helping you get started and answering any ongoing questions that you’re sure to have. Here is an article from AZInsights that lists the best forums to receive advice, tips, strategy, and more.

See it here>

Cashing Out! Sold My First Business (Amazon FBA)— A bittersweet moment

This is a cool, detailed account of how this guy sold his Amazon business.

Read about it on Medium.com>


The Age Of Amazon

Feedvisor puts out some really great reports and their newest report, Brands, Amazon, and the Rise of E-Marketplaces is no exception. 2020 was a pivotal year in the online eCommerce world. It documents more than 1,000 U.S. brands — from enterprise-level to Fortune 500 companies — and their unique relationships with Amazon and e-marketplaces. It includes a deep dive into their advertising and media strategies, plans for expansion, the pandemic’s impact on their businesses, as well as specific areas of competition and opportunity.

See the report>

Amazon unveils Aplenty, its newest private label food brand

  • Amazon has unveiled Aplenty, a new private label food brand set to eventually include hundreds of products across a variety of center store categories, the retailer said in an email Monday morning.
  • The brand, which is available online and at Amazon's Fresh grocery stores, launched with items including twice-baked parmesan, garlic and herbs pita chips; slow-baked cornbread crackers; and salted caramel chip mini cookies.
Aplenty is a good name for Amazon, don't you think? Very clever, as usual.

Check it out here>

How To Deal With Hijacked Listings (Amazon Keyword Sabotage)

There is a dark side to selling on Amazon, where Seller Support is usually useless to help, or perhaps they just don't care. There’s a new blackhat tactic spreading like wildfire: Amazon keyword sabotage. And just because you haven’t had any hijacked listings doesn’t mean you won’t. Here’s how this hostile Amazon SEO strategy can affect you, and how you can protect your account from dishonest competitors.

Read more>

Reminder From Amazon: Provide product IDs (GTINs) for listings

For most product categories, you are required to provide a unique product identifier, known as a GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) such as a UPC and EAN, to create new listings. GTINs are considered invalid if they are not GS1 vended or not recognized by the brand owner. To check for products with invalid GTINs, you need to visit Fix Your Product in Seller Central and provide the requested information immediately or your listings will be removed.

To fix the ASINs, use Contact us to submit a letter of authorization or a licensing agreement that meets the following criteria:
  • Includes the name and address of the brand's rights owner
  • Legible: it is not too blurry and not too light or dark
  • Includes the manufacturer name and contact information
  • Includes the seller’s legal business name or the seller name that corresponds to your account information page in Seller Central
  • Includes the seller’s physical address
  • Must be in English
  • Includes a GS1 certificate note: We recommend that you obtain your GTINs directly from GS1 (and not from other third parties selling GTIN licenses) to ensure that the appropriate information is reflected in the GS1 database. For more information on licensing EANs or UPCs from GS1, refer to the GS1 website.
Products that are listed in the At-risk listings section in the Fix your product page will be removed if the requested information is not provided by the due date. Products that are listed in the Inactive listings section will remain inactive unless the requested information is provided.

A few years ago when I had several products that needed barcodes, I had to pay $800 per year for them from GS1, and what a hassle it was. Lately, when I needed barcodes, I just bought some off of eBay, which wasn't the greatest idea.

But now you can buy just one GTIN number for a new product for $30 from the real deal...https://www.gs1us.org/. This is a recent development just announced in November 2020. So now you can have your own authentic GTIN number without having to lay out hundreds of dollars.

Go here to read Amazon's announcement

New size attributes required for apparel products listings

From April 26, 2021, you must provide standardized apparel size attributes when you create new listings, and update existing listings, for the product types PANTS, SHORTS, OVERALLS, SWIMWEAR, BRA, CORSET, UNDERGARMENT_SLIP, SHIRT, SKIRT, and HAT.

The use of standardized apparel sizes will improve the customer shopping experience by providing consistent size values for apparel products across the store. Instead of using free-form text for apparel sizing information, you must select values from a standardized list for size attributes such as bottoms_size (PANTS, SHORTS, OVERALLS), shapewear_size (SWIMWEAR, BRA, CORSET, UNDERGARMENT_SLIP), shirt_size (SHIRT), skirt_size (SKIRT) and headwear_size (HAT) products.

For more information, go to:
Apparel Product Listing Experience Help

How to Set Up Coupons to Help Drive Traffic and Sales on Amazon

Learn how to use Coupons, a self-service tool that allows Sellers to create and fund their own digital Coupons. This is a very short video from Amazon that spells it out.

Watch the video>
What is JungleCon you ask? This is your passport to all things Amazon. Designed for aspiring and seasoned sellers alike, this free virtual conference explores a variety of engaging seller topics.

JungleCon will feature presentations, tutorials, and insights from Amazon experts. Upgrade your selling strategy and take your business to new heights.

Embark on your journey to Amazon success. JungleCon is a free, two-day conference for sellers presented by a crew of Amazon experts.

May 5-6, 2021 | Online

Click to register>

Amazon Seller Fees: Costs to Sell on Amazon Explained

This post below will cover every Amazon seller fee, when Amazon charges you the fees, and how to calculate the fees in advance.

It also covers strategies to help you limit the amount you pay in Amazon seller fees.

Read more>

FREE PPC Audit Tool

Helium 10’s PPC Audit tool will instantly review the data and provide actionable insights based on your specific campaigns. This includes uncovering duplicate keywords, and wasteful spending. It also helps you to see more clearly the metrics in your campaign that are working.

The first thing you need to do is download your 60 day PPC search term report from Seller Central. Then you can upload it on the PPC audit page of Helium 10, then enter your Target ACoS.

Since it is free, you have nothing to lose and only money to gain. So tighten up your Amazon advertising and save money while making more sales.

Check it out>

Amazon Small Business Academy offers free, live webinars

The Amazon Small Business Academy introduces you to emerging digital strategies and brand-building techniques through free and live webinars.
The webinars focus on specific topics and feature Q&A sessions with experts from Amazon who will guide you from practical application to advanced techniques. You can learn new skills and best practices for selling successfully.
Register now for the upcoming webinar series from Small Business Academy:
  • April 5, 2021: Keyword Optimization
  • April 12, 2021: Advertising
  • April 19, 2021: Service Provider Network
  • April 26, 2021: IP Accelerator
  • May 3, 2021: Handmade
  • May 10, 2021: Automated Pricing Tools
  • May 17, 2021: Account Health
  • May 24, 2021: Multi-Channel Fulfillment
  • June 7, 2021: Top Tips for Launching your Amazon Sales
Visit the Small Business Academy page to register for the webinars, view past presentations, and access additional resources.


Review Request Button tool:
  • No chrome extensions or external programs necessary
  • Automate to send at any time of the day
  • Track email queues and orders sent
  • Exclude orders with specific statuses i.e: refunds, returns, blacklists
  • Target specific ASINs
  • Seamless transition from existing FeedbackWhiz email campaigns
Profits and accounting tool:
  • Profits Dashboard with detailed data and analytics
  • Break down sales, taxes, promotions, refunds, seller fees, and more
  • View beautiful graphs, charts, and interfaces depicting key seller metrics
  • Profits Manager- Analyze ASIN data, Filtering and Graphical Interface
  • Expense and COG management
  • Custom Brand labeling- Group by Brand/Product Analysis
  • Analyze sales data across Amazon’s international marketplaces
New product manager interface
  • Bulk Labeling and Monitoring
  • New Data Analytics and Interface
  • New Listing Alerts
  • Competitor ASIN Spy
  • Product Reviews- most commonly used keywords and phrases
FeedbackWhiz labeling system Order Management:
  • Create labels and filter orders by labels, bulk edit labels
  • Custom order ID list upload for order or buyer level DNS
  • Order Manager – added the “Trigger Amazon Review Request” option in the dropdown
You can find our write-up on it, including videos showing how it works here.

Other news:

Today we'd like to introduce you to an exciting company that is revolutionizing the Amazon funding space with business-friendly funding for Amazon sellers like you.
The company's name is AccrueMe and they will fund your business with $10k-$1M. They apply a unique model that doesn’t require you to make regular required payments or pay any interest – it’s really revolutionary and inherently fair!

AccrueMe only profits when you do which means AccrueMe's interests are aligned with you as an Amazon seller... like you, they want your business to grow and increase profits and will help you do that.

AccrueMe truly is the ultimate win/win business-friendly funding solution for Amazon sellers like you. It would be definitely worth checking out if you are profitable on Amazon and looking for growth funding.

Even more, here's a special offer for you - get started with AccrueMe today and you’ll receive a $500 sign-on bonus when you get funded. To claim the $500 sign-up bonus, just apply using this link https://www.accrueme.com/?afmc=2o and tell them we sent you.

One of the founders of AccrueMe, Don Henig, said you can reach out to him directly by email if you have any questions at Don@accrueme.com.

We are making this introduction in an effort to help you grow. AccrueMe may pay me a small referral fee or a revenue share if they invest in your company.

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