Amazon Account Reinstatement and Suspension Prevention

Forewarned is Forearmed!

There are few things more frustrating than not being able to figure out a problem. I had a reader contact me this week desperate because she wasn’t able to fix a problem with her inventory and couldn’t get the help she needed. Boy have I...
Sometimes questions I get from my readers have been answered in previous blogs but they didn’t see them for one reason or another so this week I thought I’d list common questions and where to find the more detailed answers on my blog. For those...
In this blog I write a lot about the tactical elements of running an Amazon FBA business, getting your first box to Amazon, using the tools, new rules from Amazon, that kind of thing. I get a lot of questions that are ostensibly about running...
Have you ever thought “if I only had more money for inventory, my business would really take off?” A few months ago I heard about a company called Kabbage that provides money to online businesses like ours based on our sales history rather than a huge...
Peter Valley is a large-volume Amazon seller who sells in all categories although books and media make up a significant percentage of his inventory. I learn so much from other sellers and recently read his new book Amazon Autopilot: How to Start an Online Business...
As those of you who’ve read my book know, I started my business very simply and added things over time as I made money. Things like the Bluetooth scanner, for example. I recommend the slow and steady approach for most people because it lets you...
I am 10 minutes late to the opening day of the book sale.  It is like watching piranha feed. The frenzy is on; the noise bounces off the bare walls and industrial ceiling; the volunteers are sparkly and over-eager to help me.  I fight my...
Last week I talked about Amazon’s new fees that went into effect this Monday. Now that you better understand the fees you will pay when you sell on Amazon, I want to talk about pricing: the good, the bad and the ugly. If you’ve been selling...
Did you receive an email from Amazon stating that you owe long-term storage fees? Congratulations! That means you’ve been selling on Amazon for more than a year.  It also means you have some old inventory sitting up there. This is pretty common. I found my...
A year ago, I wrote a blog about Amazon’s new fees and here I am again. Let’s hope it is not an annual event. I’ve updated this blog and my accompanying spreadsheet with the new information that takes effect on February 18, 2013. Get a donut,...