Page 1

FillZ.com

What is it? How can it improve your business?

Founded in 2003 and acquired by Amazon in 2006, FillZ.com has become the most reliable and affordable marketplace management service on the web. Commonly known as a third-party application, FillZ.com is used extensively with thousands of successful Amazon sellers. This web-based tool helps Amazon sellers use multiple channels to grow and diversify revenues online while keeping track and managing all inventory. Besides Amazon, FillZ.c om is supported by numerous online marketplaces like eBay, Alibris, Abebooks and Half.com. Proven, trusted and respected, FillZ.com is the next step to improving the structure of your online business or store.

Continue Reading →

Amazon Crowned King of Mobile Shopping for July 2012

Do you remember a time long, long ago when cellphones were used primarily for talking? Yeah we don’t either as nearly 86 million people took to their smartphones for online shopping in July of 2012. Yes that’s right, 86 million people used their mobile devices to shop online and more than half of those shoppers went to Amazon sites.

According to a study conducted by comScore, an online analytics firm, Amazon drew major traffic in the month of July with 49.6 million visitors leaving eBay.com in their dust as they trailed with 32.5 million visitors. Following Amazon and eBay in comScore’s rankings was Apple.com with 17,684 million, Wal-Mart with 16,295 million, and Target with 10,041 million visitors. Also on the list were Best Buy, Ticketmaster, CVS, The Home Depot, Blockbuster, Barnes & Nobles, Walgreen, Limited Brands, Lowes, and Etsy.

The study by comScore noted that virtual shoppers using their smartphones varied in ages with about 70.7% in age ranges of 18-44. Male visitors encompassed 51% of unique retail visitors via smartphone, according to the study. Essentially 4 out of 5 smartphone users dialed up online retail shops on their phones.

All of these figures were measured by comScore and their Mobile Metrix 2.0 service.

No Money for You! Amazon UK Fumbles Seller Disbursement

November 19, 2012—There is nothing worse than getting paid late—and Amazon UK sellers know this feeling all too well. Last week, countless UK sellers became alarmed when their weekly Amazon disbursements were not received in their bank accounts. The situation took a sizzling turn when sellers
reported receiving conflicting emails by Amazon on the funds availability, triggering wide-spread confusion and concern among UK sellers. Although not every seller was affected by Amazon’s fumble, many reported being unable to stock inventory due to the delay and some mentioned the possibility of bank charges  on the horizon.

Amazon Services Europe sent out an email last week on Friday stating, “We are aware that there has been a delay in the delivery of some sellers’ disbursements. If you have been affected by this, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. We can confirm that these disbursements have been processed and should appear in your bank account within five business days.”

Several sellers complained Amazon was too slow in responding to seller questions regarding the matter, showcasing a horrible example of what third-party sellers should follow. One unhappy UK sellers said, “Amazon penalise sellers if we dispatch late, don’t reply to emails fast enough etc etc, but we sellers (we’re Amazon’s customers too!) have no redress when Amazon glitch and it can have a major impact on our businesses.”

Amazon typically grades third-party sellers on a variety of phases including delivery times, product quality, refunds, customer feedback and email response times. These scores are added up and each seller is given a score that is publically displayed for all buyers to see. In return, higher seller ratings mean better visibility to buyers and more opportunity to make a sale.

Were you one of the sellers affected by Amazon.co.uk disbursements? We want to hear your story! Email us at Nick@e-commercegenius.com

Electronics Accessories—Amazon Sellers Hurting over Price Hikes

Amazon wants that money. Although Amazon.com made the announcement in August of last year, many Amazon sellers were caught off guard this week when seller fees for the new Electronics Accessories category actually went into effect. Fees for the new category include 15%, or $1.00, for anything sold under $100, and 8% for any portion of a product’s sales proceeds over $100.

Prior to January 15, 2013, sellers had listed their products in the Consumer Electronic category, which covered all electronics and accessories. However, Amazon announced in August they would be launching a new category (Electronics Accessories) for these products with higher fee rates for third-party sellers. Products in the new category include headphones; surge protectors; tripods; film; batteries; screen protectors for cell phones; MP3 docking stations; ink and toner; and gaming accessories.

Continue Reading →

Atandra.com

Managing Amazon Orders and Inventory has never been so Easy

Since 2004 Atandra.com has been creating integrated software exclusively for e-commerce sellers. Their highly-touted product, T-HUB, has revolutionized the way merchants sell and manage orders online, making it the #1 integrated software with QuickBooks and Amazon. With over 4500 merchants successfully operating and profiting from T-HUB, the time is now to find out how Atandra.com can help you!

Continue Reading →

Four Secrets for New Amazon Sellers

Four Secrets for New Amazon Sellers

Amazon.com is a great place to sell all kinds of items. People are always looking for a deal and Amazon is the best place to find great bargains. If you are looking to make some real profits from selling online, you need to make sure you start off right. Here are a few things you should check to make sure you are running your online business like the pros.

Buyer Waiting

You may occasionally see ‘Buyer Waiting’ on the right hand side of your details. This means that the buyer has preordered your item and as long as the condition and price matches your listing the buyer will purchase it. You just list it as normal, and within a few hours you will receive notification that the item has sold.

Price Matching, Not Underbidding

The problem with constantly undercutting your competitors is that if you go lower the competitor will see in his ‘Open Listings’ that he is no longer the lowest priced. So of course this will make him then undercut you and it will snowball into a pricing war in which neither one of you will get a fair price for your listing. If you instead match the lowest price you won’t be setting off any alerts and the buyer can decide which one to choose based on description… so make sure yours is the best!

Read More

Teikametrics.com Offers FREE eBook For Marketplace Sellers

Our team of e-commerce experts presents the first in our series of eBooks – Optimizing your Amazon Marketplace Store.

Download this free eBook and increase your Amazon Sales – ‘Optimizing your Amazon Marketplace Store’

The free download offers valuable insights into the techniques and areas of focus that are required to become a top performing Amazon marketplace seller. Topics include Understanding the Buy Box, Amazon Repricing Strategy, Competition against Amazon, and more.

Amazon Pages becoming a Reality

November 20, 2012—If Facebook and Pinterest had a baby, it would be Amazon Pages. Although Amazon hasn’t officially announced it, the marketplace behemoth has slowly started allowing third-party sellers to set up their own custom business pages on its marketplace. Amazon Pages, the newest feature from Amazon.com, comes complete with branded URLs, analytics and social-media integration to assist merchants better develop their online business using the marketplace.

Amazon Pages takes the best features from Facebook and Pinterest, and combines them into an Amazon merchandising design. Third-party sellers can choose from three different customizable storefront templates: All Products, Posts With Merchandising and Posts Only. The first two include a merchandising widget that allows brands to display products with an “Add to Cart” button or links to a particular product. Additional elements of Amazon Pages include marketing tools like Amazon Analytics, which measures the volume of traffic going to your page.

The top of an Amazon Page looks much like Facebook’s Timeline and the bottom feed looks very similar to Pinterest. Like any other social-media outlet, Amazon Pages lets brands act as publishers, posting images, content and product links. Similar to Twitter, posts are limited to 140 characters and can be cross-published to a brand’s Facebook page but not Twitter feed.

FAQs about Amazon Pages can be found here. A PDF guide to setting up Amazon Pages can be downloaded here.

Amazon Marketplace Outsourcing

What makes us different from our competitors and why should you hire us?

We believe that to be successful on Amazon, you need to have the experience and the right type of person to handle your Amazon account. Not everyone is fit for e-commerce, as we all know it’s very tedious and hard work. Below are the reasons why clients love us and why we do what we do.

PASSION- Our passion is helping people and our companies mission is to help your Amazon business grow to new heights.

WE LOVE AMAZON
 – We specialize in Amazon and that’s what we love to do. Unlike other outsourcing companies, all of our staff are trained to deal with only Amazon and E-commerce tasks.

RESOURCES – By choosing us as your partner for your Amazon business, you’ll have a whole office of talented individuals at your disposal. Web developers, graphic designers, copy writers, bloggers, social media specialists, amazon data entry specialists and more!

Continue Reading →