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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.

Dec 9, 2019

The last month of 2019 is finally here. ‘Tis the season that demands all our time and attention. It’s the time of the year for family, friends, and celebrations. It’s also the time for making money--lots of it. But when you’re in retail, the pervasive belief is that you have to simply sacrifice the festivities for the grind.


It doesn’t have to be that way!


We’ve been there, we’ve done that, and we want you to be able to enjoy this time of the year. So how do you not miss out on the holidays while turning a great profit on Amazon?


In today’s episode, we share strategies to ensure that you can enjoy your holidays without having to worry about your Amazon business. We discuss the importance of planning, buying, and shipping ahead of time as well as explain why you should wholesale on Amazon. We stress the value of finding and working with prep centers and how they can help you manage the holiday season. We also share our personal struggles with FBA reselling during the holiday season and how we overcame those hurdles.


“You owe it to yourself to take some time and enjoy it.” - Kristin Ostrander


This week on the Amazon Files:


  • The importance of planning for FBA reselling on Amazon
  • Why working with UPS deliveries can be a disaster during the holidays
  • How prep centers can help Amazon business owners manage the holiday season
  • Why Amazon FBA resellers worry about using prep centers
  • How long it took Amy to fully transition her inventory to prep centers
  • How to find and start working with prep centers
  • Why you should plan your meals during Q4
  • How to schedule shopping and shipping in batches, and why you should do it
  • The value of protecting time-off and self-care days
  • How to take your Amazon business to the next level



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