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The Amazon Files, hosted by Kristin Ostrander and Amy Feierman Amazon business strategists and founders of Mommy Income, hits the airwaves every Tuesday with the real truth about selling on Amazon. This show isn’t about sugar-coated reality. It’s real truth - the good, the bad and the ugly - shared with practical action steps and strategies to help both new and experienced sellers tackle the world’s largest retail sales platform.

Jul 29, 2019

Q4 is fast approaching and this period is all about maximizing sales and increasing profit between October and December. If you are running an Amazon business, then you likely have many questions surrounding when to buy inventory, how much inventory to buy, and when vendors will run out of stock. Amazon sellers haven’t yet missed the boat, but they need to start their research now.


Today, we reveal how you can stop losing profit on Amazon for the upcoming holiday season. We share why it is vital to plan and take control of your inventory management, explain how to build your stock ahead of time, and stress the importance of not forgetting your evergreen products. We also share tips for timing your shipping, retail arbitrage in Q4, and why you should trust the data and resist cutting your prices.


“The number one way you lose money in Q4 is bad inventory management and planning. You can’t sell what you haven’t purchased.” - Kristin Ostrander




This week on the Amazon Files:


  • Why you need to pay attention to inventory management and planning.
  • How to build up your stock on a tight budget.
  • Why you shouldn't forget your evergreen products in the run-up to Q4.
  • What you need to know about shipping time.
  • How to shop and ship with retail arbitrage during Q4.
  • Why you shouldn't follow the hottest trends.
  • Why you shouldn't price panic when others are dropping their prices.
  • Why you need to read and trust past data.
  • What to focus on now as a retail arbitrage seller.




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