Creating A New Shipping Plan Inside Amazon Seller Central

Creating A New Shipping Plan Inside Amazon Seller Central

Refer to this blog post for how to add a product. Adding a new listing into a new shipping plan This is the next step after you create a new listing into Seller Central from “Add A Product”. Create a new shipping plan or add to an existing shipping plan. We are going to create a new shipping plan. Choose your shipping address. This should be your prep company’s address, if you are located outside of the US like me. You can always choose to edit the ship from address…

Creating A New Listing Inside Amazon Seller Central Using “Add A Product”

Creating A New Listing Inside Amazon Seller Central Using “Add A Product”

To start selling, you need to create a new listing for your product. There are a few ways you can do this. If your product already exist inside Amazon’s catalog, you can add your offer to the existing listing. Else, you will have to create a listing from scratch. To add your offer to an existing listing, first go to “Inventory” -> Select “Add a Product” Next, enter either the ASIN/UPC/EAN/ISBN to search within Amazon’s catalog. I usually choose to use the ASIN for existing listing. ASIN is unique to each…

Expansion to UK – Part 2 : Interium VAT Payment

Expansion to UK – Part 2 : Interium VAT Payment

So, basically I’ve not even sold anything in UK, and I’m already due for a interium VAT payment of £900. Gee. I’m under the annual accounting scheme. You can join the scheme if your estimated VAT taxable turnover is £1.35 million or less. Under this scheme, I’m required to make advance VAT payments towards my VAT bill – based on my last return. Since I’m new to VAT, it’s an estimate based on my projected turnover when I submitted my VAT application. Wished someone had told me that -.- Anyway, when I submit…

Expansion to UK – Part 1 : VAT Application

Expansion to UK – Part 1 : VAT Application

Been racking my brains to increase my sales. I have two options, increase the number of SKUs I’m currently selling. Or expand to another market. I opted to expand my operations to UK. Part 1 : Applying for VAT I decided to outsource this part of the process. Why? I simply feel that it’s a headache I don’t need 😉 Time is money, and my time is better spent on other aspects of the business. I decided to engage Simply VAT to do VAT registration on my behalf. You can email them…

Expansion – Merch by Amazon Part 2

Expansion – Merch by Amazon Part 2

Uploading Designs My designs are now ready for upload into Merch. To do that, first login to your Merch Account. Click to go to the Dashboard. From there, you can either click on “Upload finished artwork” or “Add a product” to start. You will come to “Create product” page.  Click on the yellow “Upload” button to start uploading your design. Note that you can choose to upload both “Front” and “Back” of the T-Shirt. It may take a while. Once it’s done, you will see a “Saved” notification on both the…

Expansion – Merch by Amazon Part 1

Expansion – Merch by Amazon Part 1

We all know how important it is to have multiple streams of income. With that in mind, I applied for Merch by Amazon as an attempt to increase earnings. I was finally approved in Sept. It was a pleasant surprise I got during my 4 weeks trip recently 😉 At this time, Merch by Amazon is available by invitation only. What is Merch by Amazon? Basically it is a program by Amazon where you can create and upload your artwork to be printed on tee shirts for sale. Why use…

Amazon Merchant Fulfill Order

Amazon Merchant Fulfill Order

I finally had my first Merchant Fulfill Order. Was initially excited, until I realized what a pain it is. Just look at the shipping methods they have -_- And in case you are wondering, no, I did not want to Merchant Fulfill. But I accidentally bought some items which are classified as Hazmat by Amazon, so it wasn’t an option. Please follow and like us:

Time spent working on the Business – June 2016

Time spent working on the Business – June 2016

When I first started this business, I realized that I needed to track where my time is going. I’m constantly busy all the time, yet I can’t tell where my time went. Time is money after all. In fact, time is > money 😉 This is a screen capture of the time I logged in June 2016. This only accounts for the time I actually spent doing the business. Eg, If I were to go to the bathroom, I pause it. This is not the most accurate of course. I don’t clock…

Seller Central Reports : Tracking Reimbursements for Damaged, Destroyed and Lost inventory

Seller Central Reports : Tracking Reimbursements for Damaged, Destroyed and Lost inventory

Inside Seller Central, there is a Reports section where you can pull all sorts of useful reports regarding aspects of your Amazon business. One of the problem I face as an Amazon seller, is the amount of lost and damaged inventory that goes on inside Amazon’s warehouses. When inventory goes missing, or is damaged and destroyed, sellers should be automatically reimbursed for it. However, that is not always the case. Hence it is a good idea to run the reports and check them on a regular basis. Reports to generate There…

Multi-Channel Fulfillment with Amazon

Multi-Channel Fulfillment with Amazon

Multi-Channel Fulfillment is a feature offered by Amazon to it’s marketplace sellers to leverage on Amazon’s shipping and fulfillment services for orders from seller’s other sales channels. Fulfillment orders can be created for items you have stored inside Amazon’s warehouse. After you create a fulfillment order from within Amazon Seller Central, Amazon will pick, pack and ship them to your customers. You can use this service to fulfill orders from your own e-commerce sites or other marketplaces that you are selling at. You can leverage on Amazon’s low shipping rates, and offer reliable one-day, two-day…