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…

Setting Up A Business Bank Account in Singapore

Setting Up A Business Bank Account in Singapore

The first thing after incorporating my company, was to set up a Business Bank Account. Every business will have their own needs. These are the criteria I’m looking for : Low minimum balance I’m frankly not interested in any bank that requires me to leave 10K sitting there so as not to incur fall-below fee. The lower the required amount, the better. Low or no monthly subscription Since I already have to put a sum of money there to meet the minimum daily balance, paying a high monthly fee simply does…

Getting a US Phone Number – Skype Vs Sonetel

Getting a US Phone Number – Skype Vs Sonetel

It would definitely look more professional if you were to have a landline number when you are operating a business. I’m basically looking at either getting Skype or Sonetel. Since most of my operations are currently based in the US, I’m looking to get a US number. All prices in USD unless otherwise stated. Cost Factor – Number Subscription A 3 month subscription for US Skype Number would cost $18.53 after a 5% discount. A 12 month subscription for US Skype Number would cost $52.26 after a 33% discount. Contrast that with…

Wholesale – Pros and Cons

Wholesale – Pros and Cons

When I first started out on Amazon, I started with Online arbitrage. It wasn’t too bad, there were hits and misses, but I guess that’s just part of the learning process. I did online arbitrage for about one month before I realized I’m running out of profitable stuff to buy. After a few frustrating days of spending hours of searching on the internet and finding nothing worth buying, I decided to just go Wholesale. Wholesale sounds wonderful really,  you just have to find the gold, and keep replenishing it. Sounds…

What should you sell on Amazon?

What should you sell on Amazon?

Million dollar question 😉 Obviously I won’t be able to tell you exactly what I am selling. But I do have a set of guidelines influencing my decisions. Category New sellers are typically restricted in some categories. Examples of restricted categories are Grocery, Health & Personal Care, Beauty, etc. You want to give those a miss when you first start out. And yup, I’m still gated in those 🙁 There is no such thing as the “most profitable” category. There are opportunities in all categories. You just need to find it! Best Sellers…

Rules of the Business

Rules of the Business

The biggest problem sometimes with sourcing for products to sell? Falling in love with the products you shouldn’t want to sell. Most of the time for me, that would meant the stuffs that are fragile. Beautiful teapots, ceramic wares, fairy mugs… In fact, right now, I’m crunching the numbers on some fragile teapots… Which is so lovely that I want one for myself! The ROI & sales rank are not even fantastic, by the way. So.. No excuse there. Sometimes, I supposed most of us simply take every opportunity that comes our way, even…

What you need to know about running An Amazon Business – The various business models

What you need to know about running An Amazon Business – The various business models

There are many ways to run your Amazon Business. As long you can buy low, sell high on Amazon with a good velocity of sales. Retail Arbitrage This is a common starting point for most people. Basically, you start by going into the stores, and start scanning items to find profitable inventory. This works really well if you are physically located in the US. Simply not feasible to send items from Singapore. Shipping is crazy! Online Arbitrage This works as a great starting point especially if you are located outside…

Creating my Company website : Wix Vs WordPress – Part 2

Creating my Company website : Wix Vs WordPress – Part 2

Ok, so I thought Wix would be a great fit for my company website. Until I started playing around with it and realised alot of limitations. I couldn’t even get the titles to display properly for my gallery. Extremely frustrating. Decided to give WordPress a try, but basically, it’s hard to “try” out WordPress. The only way is to download it, install it on your computer and “trial” it out. At least that’s what I managed to find out from googling. Anyhow, I decided to find some youtube videos on…

Creating my Company website : Wix Vs WordPress

Creating my Company website : Wix Vs WordPress

Before I go ahead and start contacting wholesalers, need to create a website for my company first. Since I’m pretty much a noob when it comes to creating a website, I best find something simple. A simple google search brought me to this page : Wix vs WordPress – Our Detailed Comparison. Wix’s templates look really good to me, clean and simple. Look at this example. It has less flexibilty than WordPress, but it’s great for a complete coding idiot like me 😀 Pricing for Wix looks decent too. US$16.17 per month for eCommerce plan. Comes…