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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.

May 4, 2020

2020 can be a little crazy for everyone. Many businesses have temporarily closed their doors, while others have closed shop indefinitely. If you had just started your Amazon business before the disease became a global pandemic, you might be wondering now if it’s still worth it. If you’re a long-term Amazon seller, you might be anxious about how you can jump over this hurdle.

Is selling on Amazon still viable during this time of uncertainty? What business changes do you need to make so you can thrive?

In today’s episode, I discuss the changes you need to expect while selling on Amazon in light of the coronavirus pandemic. I share how the COVID-19 spread has affected my Amazon business and the business decisions I made in response to the crisis. I reveal why it’s still an excellent time to start an Amazon business and illustrate how the Ecommerce industry is fairing under quarantine and lockdown measures. I also explain why retail arbitrage on Amazon is no longer a viable business model, especially during COVID-19, and reveal an alternative that can make your Amazon business thrive.


“In 2020, where things have turned upside down, selling on Amazon still has tons of benefits if you do it correctly.” - Kristin Ostrander


This week on the Amazon Files:

  • Recent changes on Amazon’s shipping time
  • Why I’m currently doing Fulfillment by Merchant (FBM) on Amazon
  • Making pivots and changes in your own business in times of crisis
  • Recession predictions and how I started on Amazon during the 2008 recession
  • The impact of COVID-19 on Ecommerce and why you can still start your Amazon business
  • Why you need to think about what you want out of your Amazon business
  • Amazon business benefits that my family and I enjoy
  • How the coronavirus pandemic has affected my Amazon business, products, and operation
  • How wholesale bundling can help your Amazon business during these trying times


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