Amazon Account Reinstatement and Suspension Prevention

Forewarned is Forearmed!

If you don’t get that reference, you are young my friend. Yesterday I went to the opening day of a book sale and saw some other scanners who puzzled me. At one point, we were all working the textbook section (which was enormous at this...
Are you ready to send in your first box of inventory to Amazon? In my book, I walk readers through the process of sending their first box to Amazon including Amazon’s “Shipping Queue.” For today’s post, I’ve prepared a 10-page explanation of the shipping queue...
Congratulations! You’ve got a sales tax certificate. Depending on your state and how you were set up, you will owe sales tax either quarterly or monthly.  Most states have an “EZ” type form that small fry sellers (like me) can fill in. If you use...
This is by far the most common question I get. It is usually followed by something specific and it is usually because what you are looking at is confusing. This regular blog post is for all those “What does it mean when…?” questions you have....
Yesterday I was interviewed by experienced FBA seller Kat Simpson for the podcast I’m offering for free on this site. What a blast! I enjoy talking about this business so much! What I realized while talking to her is that when I talk to people...
This is a question I get a lot and the short answer is “yes.” In the beginning there’s a lot to think about to get the business started, equipment and services to buy and inventory to process. For someone new, I suggest getting a Tax ID...
Amazon is fanatical about customer service, which is why it is so great to have them as a partner in business. Since they handle 99% of customer service issues for their FBA sellers, the main issues to track are customer feedback/satisfaction indicators. In November 2011, Amazon...
The most common question I’m asked – “is it hard to find inventory?” and the answer is “nope.” I find inventory everywhere. I just bought $120 worth of new merchandise at Walgreens that I’m reselling for over $500 on Amazon. I went to Tuesday Morning...
Happy New Year! Coming off a terrific holiday season is a bit of a letdown. Sales are slowing and returns are growing. Sigh. If you are new to the business or if this is your first holiday season, you may be asking yourself, “what do...