Most newbie sellers on Amazon tend to invest more time and money by launching their first product and forget about the importance of high-quality product photography. Based on research, having high-quality product photography can be a game changer. Statistics show that 63% of consumers say, good images are more important than product descriptions,  and visual learners make up 65% of the population. In most online store, people only see the quality of the product’s photo. This means that the average...

Amazon is one of the largest online shopping websites in the world. With a net revenue of Amazon.com's e-commerce and service sales from 2004 to 2018, In the last reported year, the multinational e-commerce company's net revenue was 232.88 billion U.S. dollars, up from 177.86 billion US dollars in 2017.  Amazon was founded in 1995 by Jeff Bezos and is based out of Seattle, Washington. (Statistica, 2019) The site is widely known for its wide selection of books, although the site...

For some business owners that need to send products internationally, shipping can be a headache. To avoid problems such as lost packages, damaged products, delays and unnecessary fees follow these steps. Below are some tips on how to ship your product samples, avoid unnecessary costs or delays: 1. Make sure that all necessary documents are properly filled-out to avoid any delays in your cargos. Provide detailed description. Example: If it is a box of 6 red tee shirts, size medium, indicates that exactly....

We currently use GoVisually to post proofs on your project. Providing feedback is fast and easy. It’s browser-based so you can work from your desktop, laptop or iPad. You just need to go to the link provided, click on the image that you want to comment on and then type your feedback into the message box that appears next to the image. When you are done typing in your feedback, click the “Post” button to publish and save your feedback...

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...

You made the leap You have decided to sell your products on Amazon. You decided that you needed to reach a larger audience and other marketing websites just do not cut it or do not have the market share that Amazon has. Now that you made that decision, you need the right tools to make sure you can reach your target audience. You also need the right tools to handle the orders and other details that come with Amazon selling. If you are...