Author: Sarah Brown

eBay Turns 20

Where were you 20 years ago?    By Sarah Brown eBay celebrated its 20th birthday this past weekend by hosting a special summit in San Jose, and announced the some changes sellers can expect to see. To kick things off, Devin Wenig, President and CEO of eBay, explained how eBay has been a part of large technology shifts over the past 20 years, and he believes we are entering a new shift today. The first technology shift was digital access to goods when the Internet offered commerce online, he said. The second shift was the explosion of smartphones, which...

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Sourcing Through A Designer Apparel Jobber

What is a designer apparel Jobber?    By Sarah Brown For those of you who are becoming seasoned purchasers of wholesale lots, you may have discovered it’s not so easy to access closeout inventory of designer apparel brands from a distributor. Most products in the marketplace have distributors and wholesale vendors that are accessible with a bit of research, but the clothing industry is a little different when it comes to designer brands. That’s because the companies that make these brands need to protect their image and brand value by keeping as much of their inventory protected as possible....

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What are disadvantages to using Amazon FBA?

New Amazon seller series – part II    By Sarah Brown In part one of this series that explores Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), we looked at an overview of the service and its benefits. Part two will review disadvantages you may encounter as an FBA seller, and fees the ecommerce giant charges. While it’s true that FBA can significantly free up your time and storage space, sellers still need to consider whether it’s worth the effort and cost to jump on board. For example, you still have to invest your time by labeling each product individually with a UPC...

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Should You Consider Selling Using FBA?

New Amazon seller series    By Sarah Brown If you’re a seller who’s been avoiding Amazon’s FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) program because it seems too daunting, or if you’re wondering how the system works, perhaps it’s time to begin the journey of discovery. In a series of articles, we’ll look at how FBA works and point out some of its potential pros and cons. Chris Green, director at ScanPower, believes there are many good reasons for sellers to consider using FBA. One of the major benefits he cites in his book, “Arbitrage,” is the fact that FBA frees up...

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Casting Your Net Farther

Using a multichannel strategy to sell your product   By Sarah Brown We’re all pretty familiar with the adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” If you had a wad of cash to invest, would you ignore this principle and place your bet on one stock? Probably not, because you understand that you would be risking 100-percent of that cash on a gamble. Shouldn’t the same principle be applied to an entrepreneur who wants to maximize his or her profits? If you’re listing all your products in one marketplace, you are essentially gambling 100-percent of your inventory to...

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