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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 28, 2018

At some point throughout your journey as an Amazon seller, you may have to deal with slow-moving inventory. Several elements can contribute to this challenging and, at times, frustrating phase. It is vital to know how to deal with such challenge to avoid getting discouraged and prevent your company from losing money.

Today, we’re sharing a few real strategies to start moving your slow-moving inventory before you lower the price and lose money. We discuss the factors that contribute to slow-moving inventory and why you should set a personal standard for them. We also explain how to identify when you should keep and when to dump your inventory as well as the significance of thinking the way your buyers are thinking when it comes to coming up with the best keywords for your listing.


“Be patient with things. Start changing one thing at a time and document it.” - Amy Feierman


This week on The Amazon Files:

  • Customizing your SKU
  • A great way to dump toy inventory
  • Why price is often not the problem
  • Why you should pay attention to your title
  • How to get the best keywords for your listing
  • How long to hang on to your inventory before you rebundle
  • Why Pay Per Click Ads should be your last resort


Key Takeaways:

  • You don’t marry your inventory.
  • Have realistic expectations.
  • It’s important to include the keywords and search terms in your title bullet points.
  • The first five keywords are what Amazon picks up on first.
  • Use descriptive words.


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