Amazon Account Reinstatement and Suspension Prevention

Forewarned is Forearmed!

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES SINCE ORIGINAL BLOG POST! Steve Lindhorst is no longer selling his book that I mention below.  I'm leaving this blog post in my archives, however, because the strategy he taught is sound and I recommend that sellers consider how they can time...
One of the difficulties eBay sellers have when selling on Amazon is the fact that they don’t have to create their own listings most of the time. I know, most of us actually see that as an advantage, but I’ve been asked many times by...
The other day I read Nathan Holmquist’s newsletter where he talked about his latest FBA victories at, of all places, IKEA. I was dumbfounded. Why hadn’t I thought of that? I LOVE IKEA in a weird psycho-fan kind of way. I have personally been to...
Chris Green was in the Dallas area recently to talk to a large group of online sellers about the opportunities offered by Amazon.com for feisty entrepreneurial types like us. In addition to talking about FBA, of course, he described many other ways to make money...
Thrift stores are a great source of inventory for FBA sellers and it is an adventure every time in more ways than one…I’m writing this week about Goodwill in particular because it is a slightly different beast than the typical neighborhood thrift store.  For one...
When I was a young whippersnapper in New York City and learning my craft, I used to get discouraged sometimes. As a publicist I was calling members of the media all day long. They were busy, annoyed and didn’t want to hear from me. Sometimes...
Now that we’ve had so much fun talking about sales tax over the past couple of weeks, let’s really rip it up and talk about federal taxes for a minute.  If you are successful and making money, you’re going to have taxes and Uncle Sam...
My readers have such great questions. I try to answer personally when I can but that is getting harder as volume increases. This week I thought I’d reprint some recent questions in the hopes that others may have had the same question. In addition, there...
Last week Amazon was having trouble with generating reports. For the blog I cheated and used an old report I already had from March. This was a mistake and it affected my Step-by-Step - particularly the part where people can change all their listings to...
I can’t believe I’m writing about sales tax again but it is such an important issue for the community, I feel compelled to talk about it, especially given recent events (see below). I created a detailed Sales Tax Step-by-Step for this blog post to help...