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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.

Apr 16, 2018

Many business owners talk about having slow-selling seasons - or what we like to call “the mythical sales slump.” For Amazon sellers, we often see this during the Summer season. What if there was a way you could avoid the mythical sales slump season and create an actionable strategy to help you rock your summer sales on Amazon?

On today’s episode, we’re discussing how to source seasonal products properly to avoid the Summer sales slump and the importance of planning your seasonal sales well before Summer arrives. We’ll share various product categories you can begin researching products in to get your Summer selling season started off right and how using a calendar can help you plan your seasonal products more effectively. We’ll also discuss why you should get into the mindset of the Summertime buyer and the holidays and events you should consider when sourcing seasonal products.


“There’s no excuse to have a Summer sales drop.” - Amy Feierman


This week on The Amazon Files:

  • Sourcing products appropriate for each selling season.
  • The importance of planning your Summer sales season.
  • How far ahead should you purchase Summer products to sell in your Amazon store?
  • The importance of doing your research now on Summer products as a Retail Arbitrage or Online Arbitrage Amazon seller.
  • Planning your ordering purchase and shipping dates.
  • Considering late season and early-bird shoppers when planning your seasonal sales.
  • The benefits of building relationships with wholesale sales representatives.
  • Summer holidays and events to prepare for.
  • Creating bundles for holiday gift shoppers.
  • Using Pinterest lists for brainstorming ideas for products to sell in your Amazon store.
  • Asking others for gift-giving product ideas.
  • Getting clearance to sell Hazmat Summer Products in your Amazon store.
  • The importance of paying attention to the people around you - how they shop and what interests them - to help you source seasonal products.
  • Paying attention to seasonal products that have the potential to become evergreen products for your shop.
  • Thinking about summer hobbies and the products and accessories people need for those seasonal activities.
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone to rock your Summer sales.
  • Preparing for the Back-to-School selling season.
  • Restrictions on selling melt-able products on Amazon.
  • Using slower sales periods to plan for your Q4 season.


Rock Your Summer Sales Cheat Sheet

Are you ready to overcome the Summer sales slump and take your Amazon business to the next level this season? Head over to to grab you free “Rock Your Summer Sales Cheat Sheet” download to learn tips, tricks, and product ideas you can use to explode your Amazon business this Summer!


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