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Is Retail Arbitrage Dead? 7 Facts & Tips to Make Your Day!

By on Aug 29, 2016 in fba, inventory, newsletter archive, selling online |

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No matter where you stand on this issue of restricted brands for RA and OA sourcers – here are the facts:

FACT: At least once a year there is a new restriction that causes panic…
especially for those who are newer to selling online.

FACT: In the last 12+ years I’ve been selling online, there has always been a silver lining in these “panic attacks”.

FACT: Many sellers will walk away from retail arbitrage and online arbitrage strategies because of the fear caused by these estimated restrictions. This is GREAT NEWS for those who remain! Less competition!

FACT: There are still millions and millions of items you can resell on Amazon that are not restricted.

FACT: Your business can still THRIVE and grow!

Here are some tips to grow a thriving business when panic attacks seem to be everywhere:

TIP: If you are concerned about RA and OA brand restrictions – buy inventory that is not brand driven.

TIP: If you are concerned about RA and OA brand restrictions – CREATE YOUR OWN BRAND… and it is easier than you think with Ryan Reger’s Private Label the Easy Way Methods!

Join us on a FREE webinar TONIGHT at 7pm CT as we discuss how easy his program really is… And, it’s not too late to have a private label product for the holiday selling season for 2016!

Register here:
https://app.webinarjam.net/register/26358/73b12af64f

And even if you can’t make it, register so you can receive the replay link.
See you tonight on the webinar!
Jenni

No matter where you stand on this issue of restricted brands for RA and OA sourcers – here are the facts: FACT: At least once a year there is a new restriction that causes panic… especially for those who are newer to selling online. FACT: In the last 12+ years I’ve been selling online, there has always been a silver lining in these “panic attacks”. FACT: Many sellers will walk away from retail arbitrage and online arbitrage strategies because of the fear caused by these estimated restrictions. This is GREAT NEWS for those who remain! Less competition! FACT: There are still millions and millions of items you can resell on Amazon that are not restricted. FACT: Your business can still THRIVE and grow! Here are some tips to grow a thriving business when panic attacks seem to be everywhere: TIP: If you are concerned about RA and OA brand restrictions – buy inventory that is not brand driven. TIP: If you are concerned about RA and OA brand restrictions – CREATE YOUR OWN BRAND… and it is easier than you think with Ryan Reger’s Private Label the Easy Way Methods! Join us on a FREE webinar TONIGHT at 7pm CT as we discuss how easy his program really is… And, it’s not too late to have a private label product for the holiday selling season for 2016! Register here: https://app.webinarjam.net/register/26358/73b12af64f And even if you can’t make it, register so you can receive the replay link. See you tonight on the webinar!...

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Could RA & OA really die out?

By on Aug 20, 2016 in fba, inventory |

Is RA and OA really going to die?!!

There is an article going around that seems to be causing a panic. I’ve received some emails asking if it’s true – could RA and OA be dead come Q4?

Here are my thoughts…

I’m not too worried about it. If anything, I think Amazon has already been moving a bit in this direction by making it easier to get into gated categories but restricting brands… but there is no way they will cut off such a huge portion of their revenue. Someone pointed out in another thread on this topic that the Amazon Seller App and some of the new systems continue to support RA so they are clearly supporting this model still.

If you are concerned and want to stay safe, I would simply shy away from brand driven products when using RA/OA strategies. The issue seems to come up more when there are complaints about fraud… this is less likely to happen if you stick to non-brand driven items – and there is plenty of inventory to be had that isn’t Nike, Disney, Coach, etc.

Is RA and OA really going to die?!! There is an article going around that seems to be causing a panic. I’ve received some emails asking if it’s true – could RA and OA be dead come Q4? Here are my thoughts… I’m not too worried about it. If anything, I think Amazon has already been moving a bit in this direction by making it easier to get into gated categories but restricting brands… but there is no way they will cut off such a huge portion of their revenue. Someone pointed out in another thread on this topic that the Amazon Seller App and some of the new systems continue to support RA so they are clearly supporting this model still. If you are concerned and want to stay safe, I would simply shy away from brand driven products when using RA/OA strategies. The issue seems to come up more when there are complaints about fraud… this is less likely to happen if you stick to non-brand driven items – and there is plenty of inventory to be had that isn’t Nike, Disney, Coach,...

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What is the Greatest Need to Grow Your Business?

By on May 13, 2016 in inventory, newsletter archive | 2 comments

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Online Creativity:
Thinking outside to box to grow your business
with Jenni Hunt
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Hey {!firstname_fix},

I know it’s Friday and we are heading into the weekend – but, there are so many incredible things going on that I wanted to send you out a quick note.

But – before we dig in, I have a quick question…
I know many of you have been following me online since I started almost 13 years ago. I cannot put into words what it means to me that you have stuck around. 😉 And, it is my sincere hope that your business has benefited from it.

Every once in a while, I have found it helpful to reach out and ask what is important to you as you grow your business.

I have met and worked with some brilliant people with incredible solutions to every day problems in the online business world (reselling on eBay/Amazon and otherwise)… and I get super excited to share with you these opportunities — BUT, it is even more important to me that I am reaching your deepest needs in you business.

What do you need to grow your business right now?
What is your biggest obstacle?
What problems are you looking for solutions for?

I am not just throwing those questions out there… I *really* want to know! Shoot me off an email, post on my Facebook page, PM me… let me know what kind of help you need so I can better help you reach your business goals.

One thing I have heard over and over again is how BUSY you all are…

———————————— Online Creativity: Thinking outside to box to grow your business with Jenni Hunt ———————————— Hey {!firstname_fix}, I know it’s Friday and we are heading into the weekend – but, there are so many incredible things going on that I wanted to send you out a quick note. But – before we dig in, I have a quick question… I know many of you have been following me online since I started almost 13 years ago. I cannot put into words what it means to me that you have stuck around. 😉 And, it is my sincere hope that your business has benefited from it. Every once in a while, I have found it helpful to reach out and ask what is important to you as you grow your business. I have met and worked with some brilliant people with incredible solutions to every day problems in the online business world (reselling on eBay/Amazon and otherwise)… and I get super excited to share with you these opportunities — BUT, it is even more important to me that I am reaching your deepest needs in you business. What do you need to grow your business right now? What is your biggest obstacle? What problems are you looking for solutions for? I am not just throwing those questions out there… I *really* want to know! Shoot me off an email, post on my Facebook page, PM me… let me know what kind of help you need so I can better help you reach your business goals. One thing I have heard over and over again is how BUSY you all...

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Your 2016 Growth Plan

By on Jan 5, 2016 in inventory, newsletter archive |

We all know there is lots of opportunity and direction to grow – it’s one of the beauties of the selling on Amazon business model.

Whether you are type A personality… or type Z… take a minute – to at the very least – jot down areas you would like to consider growing into for 2016.

1.
2.
3.

Doesn’t have to be a long list. In fact, it is probably a good idea to keep it short so you can really focus in on these areas.

Or, Maybe you just have one goal for growth:
Double or triple your revenue in 2016.

Get a bit specific though – What does that look like for you?

Are you wanting to increase your inventory?
How about moving into wholesale from RA or OA?

There is only ONE you… so to remain efficient and grow without completely losing your mind, you’ll have to automate some systems you have going.

Are you looking to automate some of your processes – like prepping or research?

Here is an exercise that may help.

In the middle of a piece of paper, write your main objective for 2016.

Draw a circle or a square around it… then draw lines out from it with all the ways you can think of to reach that objective.

Finally, circle those things that interest you.

Maybe you aren’t interested in buying more inventory – but you are interested in finding replenishable items.
Circle it.

Or, perhaps you could care less about wholesale and really just want to move into Private Label.
Circle it.

Choose your top 3 – and focus on those this year.
Write it on a sticky note and put it up somewhere where you will see it regularly.

We all know there is lots of opportunity and direction to grow – it’s one of the beauties of the selling on Amazon business model. Whether you are type A personality… or type Z… take a minute – to at the very least – jot down areas you would like to consider growing into for 2016. 1. 2. 3. Doesn’t have to be a long list. In fact, it is probably a good idea to keep it short so you can really focus in on these areas. Or, Maybe you just have one goal for growth: Double or triple your revenue in 2016. Get a bit specific though – What does that look like for you? Are you wanting to increase your inventory? How about moving into wholesale from RA or OA? There is only ONE you… so to remain efficient and grow without completely losing your mind, you’ll have to automate some systems you have going. Are you looking to automate some of your processes – like prepping or research? Here is an exercise that may help. In the middle of a piece of paper, write your main objective for 2016. Draw a circle or a square around it… then draw lines out from it with all the ways you can think of to reach that objective. Finally, circle those things that interest you. Maybe you aren’t interested in buying more inventory – but you are interested in finding replenishable items. Circle it. Or, perhaps you could care less about wholesale and really just want to move into Private Label. Circle it. Choose your top 3 – and focus on those this year. Write it on a sticky note and put it up somewhere where you will see it...

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Last Minute Tips Before the Q4 FRENZY!

By on Sep 30, 2015 in Holiday Toy Guide, inventory, newsletter archive, selling online, selling toys |

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Online Creativity Newsletter
…helping grow your business outside the box…
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We are less than 3 days from the beginning of Q4 – Can you feel it?

There is a lot of hype in the air… it is a crazy selling time! But, I wanted to give you just a few quick tips before it’s here. I think it is super important to set your expectations properly and stay focused as to not get caught up in all the “Big Talk” the holiday selling season can bring.

First of all – You have probably already heard that you can’t sell toys on Amazon this year. Either it’s too late to get started (some say you should have had your items in weeks ago!) or you got that confusing email Amazon sends out letting you know that because you didn’t make enough sales before a certain date – you can’t sell toys.

Well, I’m here to bust both of those myths.

Tip #1: Sell Toys this Q4

It isn’t too late to send in your Q4 inventory! One of the funnest parts of the holiday selling season is using retail and online arbitrage strategies to get the hottest of hot toys. You can’t predict this stuff too far in advance – instead, you have to pay attention to trends and store offerings… then know when to buy and when to pass. I guarantee if you are paying attention, you can make a killing just from buying from retail stores and shipping into Amazon’s FBA program.

—————————————————————- Online Creativity Newsletter …helping grow your business outside the box… —————————————————————- We are less than 3 days from the beginning of Q4 – Can you feel it? There is a lot of hype in the air… it is a crazy selling time! But, I wanted to give you just a few quick tips before it’s here. I think it is super important to set your expectations properly and stay focused as to not get caught up in all the “Big Talk” the holiday selling season can bring. First of all – You have probably already heard that you can’t sell toys on Amazon this year. Either it’s too late to get started (some say you should have had your items in weeks ago!) or you got that confusing email Amazon sends out letting you know that because you didn’t make enough sales before a certain date – you can’t sell toys. Well, I’m here to bust both of those myths. Tip #1: Sell Toys this Q4 It isn’t too late to send in your Q4 inventory! One of the funnest parts of the holiday selling season is using retail and online arbitrage strategies to get the hottest of hot toys. You can’t predict this stuff too far in advance – instead, you have to pay attention to trends and store offerings… then know when to buy and when to pass. I guarantee if you are paying attention, you can make a killing just from buying from retail stores and shipping into Amazon’s FBA...

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2016 Selling Calendar

By on Sep 30, 2015 in inventory, selling help, selling online |

I know… We have just started talking about Christmas – and here I am looking at 2016! 😉

I’ve put together this Selling Calendar for you to gauge when to sell what as we head into the New Year.

Enjoy!

htg-CALENDAR-slider-border2016 Selling Calendar:
http://holidaytoyguide.com/ff/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2016sellingcalendar.pdf

I know… We have just started talking about Christmas – and here I am looking at 2016! 😉 I’ve put together this Selling Calendar for you to gauge when to sell what as we head into the New Year. Enjoy! 2016 Selling Calendar:...

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