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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.

Oct 29, 2018

It is a special day today because it is the birthday of Mommy Income. We are blessed to have the great community that you have created, and we are thankful for the years that you have been supporting us. 


Today, we share our story and the birth of Mommy Income, along with the creation of our podcast show for Amazon businesses owners and startups. We explain how to identify if you’re running a profitable Amazon business, share tips on how to save money on shipping, and how to conduct product research - and make sense of the data - when you’re starting your Amazon business on a tight budget. We also share tips on how to conquer your fears and self-doubt and strategies for transitioning your Amazon business into wholesaling. 


Trust facts, not feelings.” - Kristin Ostrander 




This week on the Amazon Files: 



  • How to identify if your Amazon business is profitable. 
  • How to conquer fears and doubts. 
  • The benefits of completing the brand registry process. 
  • How to choose which wholesale bundle idea is right for you and your business. 
  • Tips for new Amazon sellers.  
  • How to get accepted to sell restricted items. 
  • How to save money on shipping. 
  • Getting product liability insurance or Amazon Account Insurance. 
  • The best way to transition into wholesale after only selling used books on Amazon? 
  • How to calculate the FBA fees when bringing in a new product or bundle. 
  • Using pricelists to start your research for a bundle. 
  • Researching items by age such as millennials or teens. 
  • How to transition from retail arbitrage into wholesale bundling.  
  • How new Amazon sellers should conduct research and pick the right products while on a budget. 
  • How to make sense of the data you collect. 









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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 with 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! Use the codeword Birthday Bash to join us on Facebook. Each week we host a live discussion on how to grow your Amazon business. Don’t forget to check out our website and subscribe to our mailing list for even more resources.