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This May Be Quite a Trick Amazon doesn’t allow props to be used on the main product images used on their website. But The other 7-8 gallery photos can be decorated in a way that utilizes backgrounds and props to tell a story about your product. There is a correct way and an incorrect way to tell your story. The following article is going to go through the different guidelines to let you know how to tell a product photographic story for...

International Shipping Can Be Tricky You never know what is going to happen, if you wrote the right words on the package or if the package will be allowed through customs tax free or at all. The Philippines is no exception to this black hole atmosphere that surrounds international shipping. What follows is an in-depth look at the shipping product samples to the Philippines.   Classifying the Product Sample To ship anything, including product samples, there are 3 classifications the package will be labeled as....

The Hunt for Keywords is On When you are selling on Amazon, keywords are the first key to making your sales. Prospective buyers need to find your product in order for the other strategies you have used to work. You may have a better product and beautiful images but if your product is buried in page 10 of the search results the buyer will never see these.  Also, with Amazon constantly making changes to its protocols, keyword use can be very...

Many years ago I worked for a promotional products company in Los Angeles. It was back in the 80s and was just starting out as a designer, I was young and naive and the other designers in the department would tease me because I did everything "by the book". I never took art supplies without asking. I always turned in my time sheets accurately and I didn’t use illegal copies of software or fonts when many others often did. When...

With the Advent of the Internet Both businesses and individuals saw a new marketplace to exploit. To them the writing was on the wall for brick and mortar retailers. The incoming computer age was going to revolutionize how people shop. And it has. More people are buying products online than ever before. Online shopping is just more convenient for them. Plus, they do not have to go out in the snow and rain to get the products they want to have. They can...

Even in E-commerce, You Cannot Escape the Tax Man They say that nothing in life is certain except death and taxes. You can be sure that the tax part is a certainty for your Amazon FBA business. As a seller on Amazon, you are going to be required to collect sales tax from many of your customers. You will not be able to escape this part of the business world. What follows is a little guide to help you understand the tax...