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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.

Sep 24, 2018

Accounting and bookkeeping are often two of the least-desirable tasks of being an entrepreneur. In fact, many new entrepreneurs admit to procrastinating when it comes time to “crunch the numbers.” What many new Amazon sellers often fail to realize is how knowing their numbers directly impacts the profitability of their Amazon business.


This week, we’re explaining why it’s critically important for Amazon sellers to stop procrastinating and start crunching the numbers to ensure they are building a profitable business. We explain the importance of creating a budget, identifying your spending habits, and determining the break-even point of your Amazon business as well as how they can help you identify exactly how profitable your business really is and the steps you need to take to increase your profit margin. We also share tips and strategies you can use to increase your dollar-per-hour rate and explain the importance of making small sacrifices today to ensure you reach your future goals.


“If you don’t know that you’re being profitable, how do you increase your profits?” - Amy Feierman


This week on the Amazon Files:


  • The importance of identifying your spending habits.
  • How your spending habits impact your profitability.
  • How budgeting helps increase your profits.
  • The difference between variable costs and fixed expenses.
  • The importance of finding your break-even point.
  • What is a “percentage plan” and why Amazon sellers need one?
  • The importance of setting aside money for taxes.
  • How to increase your average sale price on Amazon.
  • The importance of paying attention to your ROI and profit margin.
  • How to identify your dollar-per-hour rate.
  • How outsourcing can increase your profitability.
  • The importance of investing time and money to build and scale a profitable Amazon business.
  • The importance of making sacrifices and being disciplined with your money.






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