Month: January 2016

How to Enroll in the Amazon Lightening Deal?

The Amazon Lightening Deal is an exclusive program that’s generally invite-only. However, if you meet the following requirements, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to just send an email to Seller Support asking to be enrolled. It happens only twice a year, during Christmas season (November and December) and Prime Day (July). Keep your eyes out! If you get selected, you will be given a 4 hour period during a specific time slot in which your product will showcased in front of millions of buyers ready to buy. You can sell 5, 10, and even 20 times what you normally sell on a given...

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How to Get Ungated in Restricted Categories Without Spending A Dime!

Before You Start Your Approval Process: In order to request approval to sell in the restricted categories you must meet the following criteria as an Amazon seller: Be a PROFESSIONAL MERCHANT – this means you are paying the $39.99 a month for your seller account. Order defect rate:                 < 1% Pre-fulfillment cancel rate: < 2.5% Late shipment rate:              < 4% Amazon Gated Categories Amazon has several gated categories many that don’t apply to private label sellers. The most common categories for Amazon Private Label Sellers are: Automotive & Powersports Beauty Clothing & Accessories Groceries Health & Personal Care...

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How to Write a Sample Packaging Insert for Your Product

Inserts are great ways to engage your customers even after they purchased your product. You can direct them to your own website, where you can then obtain their emails for future promotions and sells. You can also ask for a review if they are satisfied with your product or service. Here is a sample template for a product insert you can incorporate into your product. SAMPLE INSERT Side 1: Hello! We Want To Hear From You! Thank you for your recent purchase of “YOUR BRAND” Muddler Set. We want to you to be 100% happy with your purchase and your shopping...

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How to Write Up a Contract on Alibaba

When you make your first purchasing deal on Alibaba, you should always write up a contract which will help you with disputes if it happens. Even if the supplier is Gold certified and offers trade assurance, it doesn’t mean they won’t make a mistake when making your product. I have heard many horror stories, including those who’ve had their product made with an inferior quality material or others who ended up with a product with missing parts/components. It is crucial that you write out a contract that details the exact standard you want your product to be made, including material, colors, size, etc....

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How to Launch Your First Product On Amazon FBA

So you finally found a great product, and you decide to pull the trigger. Well, CONGRATULATIONS, you are one step closer to being a successful Amazon seller. I know this is extremely exciting because I felt the same when I launched my first product on Amazon, but let’s save the Dom Pérignon for later. There are more important things you need to take care of and be prepared for at this moment. Follow these basic but essential steps and you will improve your chance of success significantly. Before you begin, you should consider the following checklist: Ensure “Made in...

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