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The Amazon Files, hosted by Kristin Ostrander, Amazon business strategist and one of the 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.

Aug 10, 2020

When you’re running an Amazon business, you want to make the best choice to grow and earn profit. But it’s easy to get struck with analysis paralysis, especially if you have no one to ask questions or bounce ideas. You may start feeling like you want to go back in time, where it was easier for you. It’s okay to feel that way. It doesn’t matter if you’re earning eight figures a year or just starting to sell on Amazon as a side hustle - everyone feels stuck somewhere once in a while. The good news is: there is help.

In this episode, I share advice and tips on scaling your Amazon business and getting started with wholesale bundling. I answer questions about preparing for Q4 2020 and explain why you need to diversify for this year’s holiday season. I share tips on researching products and advice on how to price bundles. I also reveal the best tools and apps I use in my business and explain why wholesale bundling is still the best way to reap profit on Amazon.


“Hire help as soon as possible. You’ll scale your business faster when you’re not putting tape on boxes.” - Kristin Ostrander


This week on the Amazon Files:

  • The learning curves involved with using MerchantWords and Helium10
  • Scaling your store from a small Amazon business to earning $500,000 a year
  • Borrowing money from small trading and business associations during COVID-19
  • Sourcing products from Alibaba and overseas
  • How to research seasonal and holiday products for Amazon bundles
  • The best categories to start on wholesaling and bundling
  • Using your knowledge bank and reading reviews to get bundle ideas
  • Getting reseller rights to wholesale vendors and becoming their sole representative on Amazon
  • The best way to find wholesale suppliers, distributors, and manufacturers
  • How to price your bundles and the number of items you should combine into a bundle
  • Why there’s room to grow in wholesale bundling and why they’re the best way to scale on Amazon
  • My work week, how I structure it, and how you can structure yours if you’re working on your business in-house
  • Diversifying products, preparing for Q4 2020, and how different it will be from 2019
  • The three-foot-drop test and protecting your inventory when shipping to Amazon
  • What you should do when you’re barely making profit from selling single-unit items
  • How much prep centers cost


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