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Amazon FBA Attitude eCommerce Planning

Making the Most of the Cold and Dark of Winter

Baby, It’s COLD Outside!

Here in NW Oregon, it rarely gets below freezing, and even more rarely, it snows. Generally, we can expect snow every few years. That’s one reason we get “snow days” with the falling of a single snowflake.

So, we bundle up and light a fire, brew the hot chocolate, and burrow in for the cold fronts.

It’s time to reflect and narrow down our actions for the coming year.

Our Amazon FBA business ended 2016 about 20% ahead of 2015. Pretty darn good. We hope for the same for 2017.

Unfortunately, our best selling category is dwindling in inventory and availability. We found them in closeout and discontinued stock from various brokers. We’ve sold tens of thousands of them for an average NET Profit of $5.

But, we’ve probably found them all, and they’re nearly gone.

We’re contemplating Private Label manufacturing. Sandi found her China importer, and we’ll consult with her to evaluate feasibility.

And, we’ll branch out to find new categories of products we can source and re-sell for a profit. This is the continuing task for an Amazon Seller, or for anyone working in retail ecommerce .

It’s good to have our bundled warmth to give us comfort. The future is unknown. But we can predict with enough data.

Plan our Work. Work our Plan.

John L

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Amazon FBA Goals Planning

Trade Show! Here We Come!

It’s trade show time for us, We use trade shows to find merchandise and to make contacts with new vendors. It’s a big deal for us, and we look forward to each trip. But, we just can’t go and hope for the best. We’ve got to plan for success.

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Amazon FBA expense control

FBA Shipping Charges

We’ve been traveling in our RV for the past month with another month to go. Amazon FBA has steadily been putting cash into our bank account with little intervention required on our part.

We did check up, of course, because it just didn’t seem possible that we could leave home, and still have business results. It’s true! Business kept sailing along every day.

That’s the best.

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Amazon FBA eCommerce

Get My Book About Amazon FBA

I’ve written about our Amazon FBA business and success. It has been an unqualified winner for us. There’s plenty of room for others to find success with it, so I wanted to share how to get started and how to make improvements.

With that in mind, I spent several weeks writing and editing a Kindle Book on how to make money using FBA.

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Amazon FBA eCommerce Management

Do More of What’s Working

Every now and then, you gotta take a look at what you’re doin’.

You gotta figure out what’s goin’ right, and what’s not.

When you figure out what’s goin’ right, do it some more.