Productivity — If You Can Do It!

Do you need some help with motivation to get stuff done? I don’t know about you, but I sometimes (often… always…) have a tough time getting things done, especially important stuff. We get our Amazon business stuff done, me reluctantly, Sandi relentlessly. I am able to walk by important farm stuff and in my mind… … Read more

Don’t Run Your Business with FEAR

I talk with many new and veteran Amazon Sellers. It is common for the new ones to be reluctant to start or keep going because they are afraid. Afraid to make a mistake, to buy certain products for fear of getting their account banned, afraid to try something because they don’t know how to do … Read more

Sales Have Slowed Down After Q4. What Do I Do Now?

We, like most of you, had a pretty outstanding Q4 sales. We beat last year and for the whole year beat last year by 20% or better. Profitble? Yes. But here comes February and the inevitable sales slowdown after Q4. What should you do to boost sales? Do what I do. Find It. Keep finding … Read more

Amazon’s Virtual Bundle for Brand Registry FBA

A few months ago, Amazon announced a new feature for Brand Registry FBA Sellers: Virtual Bundles. I’ve known about them since then, but only recently took at a look for a client. Virtual Bundles really look useful for those of us with several ASINs in FBA that look to be complimentary. In a typical Bundle … Read more

Keeping Track of Time

Websites referenced: TimeCamp: https://app.timecamp.com/helper/downloadJim Cockrum Coaching: https://www.jimcockrumcoaching.com/Uline Shipping Supplies: http://www.uline.com I have had plenty of time interuptions in my lifetime. Lately, it seems it’s gotten worse. Recently, the Covid pandemic threw our Amazon business for a loop. In March, 2020, Amazon began restricting FBA Inbound shipments to “essential products” only. None of ours were on … Read more

Wuhan Woo-Hoo!

What-the! I am not cheering the virus and its devastation, deaths, illness, or economic disaster. Fortunately, Sandi and I are still personally unaffected by the virus. The farm routines, the dogs and walking them, the limited shopping — nothing really different despite Oregon’s lock-down policies. I am woo-hoo-ing our Amazon business happenings because of the … Read more

You're New. What Should You Do?

Here, in the beginning, everything is new and hard and frustrating. This is your “obstacle”. Now, make it into your “Opportunity.” Persistent, consistent application of proven skills will work in your favor. You need to build skills. The skill of finding profitable products will be your most important one for perhaps years. You have to … Read more

Q4 Update – 2019

Our Q4 (4th Quarter) is moving right along. We’re ahead of last year for December, the Quarter, and finally for the year. We’ve sold in new Categories, with new SKUs (Stock Keeping Units), and old stand-bys. Some of our new stuff hasn’t done much. That’s the risk we take trying to expand business. How to … Read more

Find It, List It, Ship It, Repeat!

I was thinking about success with Amazon’s FBA (Fulfilled By Amazon). It boils down to the 3 topics in this blog Title. Find It! Find Profitable items to sell. List It! Get it “on the shelf”. Ship It! Get it to Amazon’s warehouses. Repeat! Do it again — and again — and again — and… … Read more

Swimming the Amazon River

I don’t know how Amazon picked its name. But. they are the largest online retailer in the world, just like the Amazon River is the largest in the world. How did they get so big? Not overnight, that’s for sure. They started small and grew. That’s how any home-based business starts — small. In the … Read more