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What are Shipping Incoterms? EXW and FOB Explained

EXW - Ex Works In simple terms, you are responsible for arranging all transportation, international shipping, and customs from their factory to the final destination. Your supplier will not arrange for this and it will not be paid on your behalf by the supplier. The title for the goods is passed to the buyer once the goods leave the factory. (more…)

Amazon Account: Setting Up User Permissions

Why do you need access to my Seller Central account? We require Seller Central account access to all of our clients' accounts, on every order. By providing limited access to FBAforward, you allow us to create FNSKU labels, schedule LTL bookings, and/or create UPS and FedEx shipping labels on your behalf. To do this, you will set up FBAforward with limited access to your Seller Central account. Access is extremely important because it will expedite the processing of your order [...]

Tips for Holiday Sales Success

Amazon sales are always expected to rise during the fourth quarter, which is a great opportunity for Amazon sellers to increase their revenue. Last year, Amazon sales increased by 22% during the fourth quarter and they are expected to do the same during Q4 of 2017. (more…)

Amazon Seller Account Suspension

How to Avoid the Avoidable Last week, Justin Ligeri, the “Amazing Amazon Seller,” got his multi-million Amazon seller account suspended. The reason behind the suspension of his seller account can only be speculated, but the fact that Amazon bestows the power to suspend a seller making millions bi-weekly in a blink of an eye illustrates the uncertainty Amazon sellers experience. (more…)

Preparing for Q4: Important Holiday Dates for Amazon FBA Sellers 2017

Are you thinking about fourth quarter yet? Summer is just upon us, but it is time to start planning ahead. As seasoned Amazon sellers know all too well, the holiday season sneaks up incredibly fast. If you would like your products stocked at Amazon’s fulfillment centers before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, your shipments will need to leave the port of origin by the following dates: (more…)

Freight Forwarding: What Is It? Why Successful Amazon Sellers Use Forwarders

WHAT'S A FREIGHT FORWARDER AND WHY DO I NEED ONE? One of the biggest surprises to many new Amazon sellers is how big of a role logistics plays in the cost and effort of becoming an online seller and getting a product launched on Amazon.  When I launched my first private label product on the Amazon marketplace in 2013, I followed a blog post I found on selecting a product, finding a supplier, and negotiation tactics.  After finally selecting a [...]

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Entrepreneurs: 6 Ways to Maximize Efficiency

No matter what business you are running, maximizing efficiency will be key. As an entrepreneur, the outcome of your business will come down to how you spend your time and how effectively you do things. By hiring the right team, doing things right, and strategizing to the best of your abilities, you can make sure that your business ends up thriving. (more…)

Amazon Sellers: How to Prepare for Q4 Success

Mention fourth quarter to any Amazon seller and it has the potential to bring about feelings of anxiety and apprehension. In reality, you should be incredibly excited about the potential for amazing profits because Q4 is one of the most exhilarating times of the year. If you follow this simple guide, we will help you plan for success with your Amazon sales through Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond. (more…)

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Your Amazon Product Page: Make It or Break It

You can play around with search engines all you want, pay for advertisement, and attract millions of web surfers, but you will never make a sale unless your Amazon product page appeals to the end user. We’ve seen it over and over again - People who have great products, but do not put enough effort into their page. (more…)

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3 Things to Know Before Starting Your FBA Business

What does "FBA" mean? Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) might as well mean "send your product to Amazon." When using Amazon's FBA services, you send your products to an Amazon fulfillment center and once received, they will add it to their inventory. Once a customer places an order, Amazon will package it, send it to the customer, and send you the revenue once every two weeks. If the customer has any questions, or concerns during almost any part of the process, [...]

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How to Get an EIN from Outside the U.S.

We’ve received a lot of questions from our non-U.S. customers lately about how to go about obtaining an EIN (employer identification number) if you are not a U.S. citizen and are outside the U.S. There are a few services out there that will do this for you, but at insane prices! We’ve broken this down for everyone as the process can be a little sticky at best, and a nightmare at worst! (more…)

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A Guide Through Sea Freight Shipping

Most of our customers decide to ship their products via sea freight because it is cheaper than air freight or air express. However, the process of shipping via sea freight can be complicated and confusing if you are not familiar with the process of importing from China. It takes the longest (2-4 weeks port to port) and it involves many steps that require detailed attention. Here are the different steps you have to go through when shipping via sea [...]