Amazon Seller Critical Updates September 7, 2020

Amazon Seller Summary

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Sept 1 – Sept 7, 2020

Podcasts Amazon Seller

8 Podcasts

YouTube Amazon FBA Seller Videos

9 Videos

Amazon Seller Blogs

14 Blog Posts

Facebook Reddit Amazon Seller Groups

100+ Posts

Below, you’ll find the best and most actionable tips from the previous week’s 100+ Amazon Seller Posts.

Most Valuable Items

 ITEM #1:  Tips for an Amazon Sales boost

Tips to rank on Amazon.

  • When doing a promotion, have participants find organically by keywords rather than with a direct link.
  • Dropping price, even temporarily, can have a big boost with ongoing sales.
  • Temporary Amazon “Promotions” will boost organic sales in the longer term.
Full Post here – from AMZ Tracker Blog    

 ITEM #2:  USPS, UPS & Fedex increasing rates soon

Rates are going up unexpectedly due to covid & other issues.

  • USPS – increasing from Oct 18 through Dec 27, 2020 of a flat $0.40 per item.
  • UPS will increase from Nov 12th through Jan 16, 2021 from $1 to $4 per package.
  • Fedex increasing for those shipping more than 35k packages per week. Increasing Nov 2 through Jan 17, 2021 between $1 and $5 per package.
Full Post here – from Shipping Easy Blog    

 ITEM #3:  Amazon Seller Conference Sep 1

Amazon Accelerate – first, virtual Seller conference hosted by Amazon Sep 1- Sep 3. Join here:

Full Post here – from Viral Launch Blog    

Other Noted Items

Blog  – How To Optimize Your Amazon Product Photos

6 Steps to optimize product photos

  • 1) copy competitors best shots 2) make into images most important benefits 3) tackle objections in photo 4) get professional photos 5) buy stock imagery to use 6) update quarterly
Full Post here – from AMZ Tracker Blog

Blog  – Evaluating an Amazon Business During COVID-19

Buying or Selling an Amazon business during Covid. Here’s how to value it.

  • Sales and growth are probably up or down. Must evaluate increase & decreases based on future potential and risk.
  • Consider an earn-out to equalize changes.
  • Consider valuing each product separately.
Full Post here – from Helium10 Blog

Blog  – Amazon Product Launch Strategies for 2020 and Beyond

How to launch a product successfully

  • Keywords: look at the top performing competing ASINS and get their keywords. Use those for which you can still compete and get enough traffic.
  • Use tools: use PPC, discounts, “search find buy” strategy, two step URL’s, Early Amazon Reviewer Program,
Full Post here – from Helium10 Blog

Blog  – Prepare for Black Friday & Cyber Monday – FBA Selling Tips for 2020

Tips to Prepare for Black Friday.

  • Deliver inventory by November 5th for Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
  • Consider creating a deal for the BF & CM period. This costs 2x a normal deal.
Full Post here – from Jungle Scout Blog

Podcast  – Planting Seeds For NEXT Product Launch or Promotion (The Runway Method)

The Runway Method to launch products.

  • 4 weeks before product launched, start mentioning product topic multiple times per week via email, facebook, blog post, etc.
  • Run Facebook ads to these, track who views this and retarget when launched.
Full Post here – from Rock Your Brand Podcast Scott Voelker Podcast

Podcast  – Using The MVP Method To Create Digital Assets and Products FAST

Sell something before you actually create it to avoid risk. Don’t overcomplicate.

  • Scott sells an academy (to an existing email list) then only conducts it if it sells. Otherwise, will refund.
  • Test by creating a landing page for a smaller paid product and see if it converts. If so, create a larger product around that.
Full Post here – from Rock Your Brand Podcast Scott Voelker Podcast

Blog  – Amazon Seller News VIII 2020

News from Amazon, summarized.

  • New IPI limitations (inventory limits) come into effect Sept 1st.
  • New prepaid returns option is available for seller fulfilled products.
  • New – Amazon launched a Listing Quality Dashboard found here: Inventory -> Manage Inventory
  • Video uploads, previously reserved for Brands, are now available for all sellers and products.
  • Project Zero is now available to all marketplaces.
Full Post here – from Seller Engine Blog

Blog  – 7 Feedback Genius Tips to Help You Optimize Your Buyer-Seller Messaging

7 tips to optimize seller messaging, listed below.

  • Tips. 1. Use product-specific images in emails. 2. Add personality. 3. Only send one review request. 4. Keep emails short with clear call to action. 5. Use variables in emails. 6. Use repeat-buyer optionality to personalize. 7. A/B test emails.
Full Post here – from Seller Labs Blog

Podcast  – Is Buy and Hold a Good. Strategy for Amazon Sellers

Buy products, hold & sell at optimal time. Does this work?

  • No – Bad Idea because: 1) no guarantee price will go up 2) storage costs 3) opportunity cost of capital tied up
  • Yes if can sell within 30 to 45 days for 2x.
Full Post here – from The Full Time FBA Show Podcast

Podcast  – How an Automatic Repricer Literally Doubled My Amazon Sales

Automatic Repricing can double sales. Should be doing this after 40 SKUs.

  • A tool can automatically change prices based on rules, competitors, inventory, etc.
  • Amazon offers a free option called Automate Pricing. It reprices up fine, but does not raise it properly.
  • Recommends Bqool. It doubled sales. It offers 228 ways to reprice.
  • Bqool updates every 15 minutes. Plans start at $25 per month.
Full Post here – from The Full Time FBA Show Podcast


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