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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.

Mar 19, 2018

“I’m stuck!” Many Amazon sellers find themselves saying this, unable to move forward as they reach a plateau in their Amazon journey. For this reason, it is essential to take the time to sit down, pause, and rethink your strategies on how to conquer stalled growth on your Amazon business.

On this episode, we’re sharing practical tips and actionable growth strategies that will bust the barriers that are holding you back from taking your Amazon business to the next level. We’re sharing how long you should test a strategy to determine its effectiveness, how to stay competitive, and how to get past the sales plateau.


“If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, step out of the box. Step out of your comfort zone.” - Amy Feierman


This week on The Amazon Files:

  • Why you should change your sourcing guidelines
  • What a sales rank is
  • How to adjust your margin threshold
  • Return on investment (ROI) vs. sales margin
  • How to study the numbers in your business
  • What the fun part of the Amazon business is
  • The benefits of having a financial plan
  • How to price your items
  • How to get bundle ideas
  • The significance of asking Amazon to merge listings of the same bundles
  • Why you should aim for discounted or free shipping from wholesale suppliers
  • The essence of taking someone else with you when sourcing out inventory
  • Why you should be open to change
  • Tools and resources to help you with bundling
  • The starting point for your research
  • How to determine items to bundle


How to Bust Through Your Plateau-Busters:

  1. Change your sourcing guidelines.
  2. Change your margin thresholds.
  3. Change your sourcing methods.
  4. Go where everybody else isn’t going.
  5. Don’t forget to keep yourself motivated by your reason, inspiration, and your “why.”


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Tools and Resources Just for You!

People say that the lifeline of An Amazon business is research, research, research. Where do you start with your research? If you’re looking to learn how to do research the systematic way, our research class at will surely get you in the door and help you figure out the items you can sell.

Can’t seem to understand the numbers on your Amazon reports? Learn how to read and analyze those numbers so you can utilize them in strategizing and growing your Amazon business. Go to for a classroom walkthrough of this significant element in your Amazon business model.

Quit the guessing game and start trusting your keywords! Get the discounted monthly offer of Merchant Words at $9/month exclusive to Mommy Income listeners and followers by going to

Are you running out of bundle ideas? Go to to find your niche and come up with bundle ideas that would boost the sales of your Amazon business.


Smash Your Amazon Competition, Double Your Income!

Are you tired of going from store to store to look for inventory just to see other sellers offer it a few months later? Do you want to smash your competition and double your Amazon sales this year? Double your sales without the unnecessary cashout! We’re going to share with you the strategies we used to reach the six-figure business we’re currently running through wholesale bundles. If you’re serious about growing your business, go to

Don’t know where to start in your wholesale bundling Amazon business? We teach a lot of different strategies for searching wholesale bundles and creating your own unique bundles. Learn the A to Z of Amazon wholesale bundling through Mommy Income’s Wholesale Bundle System. Visit for more information.


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Got Questions?

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Grow Your Amazon Business!

Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of The Amazon Files, the show to help Amazon seller along their business journey one step at a time with your hosts and Amazon experts, Amy Feierman and Kristin Ostrander. If you enjoyed this episode, head over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave us your honest review. Don’t forget to share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media! Visit us on Facebook each week for a live discussion on how to grow your Amazon business and check out our website for even more resources.