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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 10, 2018

Q4 can be exhausting, and many Amazon bundlers and sellers get burnout at this time of the year. Your Q4 momentum may not carry on over to Q1, and it’s not uncommon for sellers to experience a sales dip in January, February, and March - often leaving them feeling like all they do is handle returns. 


Consumers change their shopping mindset after Christmas Day, and it is essential to understand and be prepared for this.

Today, we share our thoughts and methods on how to keep your Q4 momentum going into Q1 2019. We show you how to keep your sales rolling after Christmas Day and how not to hit the proverbial brick wall in January. We share what items will sell in the New Year as people’s spending moves away from gifts, presents, and festive products. We also share strategies to help you prepare for the tax season, the importance of setting a budget to learn new skills and tools, and strategies to help you pivot your business to sell new products during the Q1 season.


“If you want something that you have never had then you have to do something that you have never done.” - Kristin Ostrander


This week on the Amazon Files:


  • What products to sell in Q1 to avoid a sales slump.
  • Why it is crucial to make a calendar appointment with yourself to go back, check, and revise your listings, including your evergreen bundles.
  • What bundle checks you should make and how to handle your merchant fulfilled products.  
  • How to stay on top of things and work towards a clear desk by reviewing your sticky notes, calendar, paper files, and digital file names.
  • How to avoid hitting a proverbial brick wall as you enter the Q1 selling season.
  • How to manage your time and prepare yourself for your upcoming taxes. 
  • Why it is essential to use some of your money for learning and investing in new tools. 
  • How we use an 80/20 pivot ratio to put 20% of our profits into education, tools, and new ventures.
  • The different ways to learn new skills, set an education hour, take action and take a ‘one step at a time’ approach.
  • How to learn a new business model and pivot into selling new things to prevent a Q1 sales slump. 





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