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An Amazon FBA Course Success Story

March 12, 2021 by Andrew Minalto

Matthew was an Amazon FBA student of Andrew Minalto’s who took his Amazon Sharks course. Read about his success and how he achieved it with Andrew’s help.

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Best Amazon Seller Bank Account

March 9, 2021 by Andrew Minalto - 10 Comments

There are a few questions I always get asked by newbie Amazon FBA sellers and one of them is, “Do I need a business account or can I simply use my own normal personal account?” And my answer is always the same – while you don’t technically need one, it’s not an Amazon requirement for example and they’re happy to pay into personal accounts* I always suggest getting a dedicated account solely for Amazon FBA business. And there are a few good reasons for this: It makes tracking your FBA business expenses and income so much easier, which also means: Read More…

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2021 Deadline for Amazon FBA Seller Taxes Changed. Avoid Fines!

February 23, 2021 by Andrew Minalto

Well, the first month of the year is over, and it’s been a great start to 2021 for my Amazon FBA business, with the December to January drop-off being a lot less than I had expected.   That could be the result of more lockdown-induced spending but either way, I’m not complaining and it’s a great start to my 2021 targets. Amazon FBA continues to be a profitable, growing and scalable way to generate profits as an online entrepreneur. Yes, some aspects of the ever-increasing Amazon FBA competition create new challenges, but for those of us who know how to research Read More…

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Rising Shipping Costs: What’s an Amazon FBA Seller to do?

February 20, 2021 by Andrew Minalto - 2 Comments

As if COVID-19 hadn’t caused enough shipping problems for Amazon FBA sellers importing from China, we now have to deal with the Brexit disaster and even some snowstorms to top it all off! Any Amazon FBA seller who imports from China knows that 2020 saw some HUGE increases in Amazon freight rates, with costs increasing by up to ten times. Typically, shipping a 40ft container would’ve cost between $1,500-$2,000, but we’re now seeing ocean freight rates of $10,000-$15,000 for the same 40ft container. And that’s not all, my fellow Amazon FBAers! Consider you pay import VAT on the total amount Read More…

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23,223 UNITS on Amazon UK in a MONTH without spending a DIME on PPC!

December 16, 2020 by Andrew Minalto - 8 Comments

Welcome back!

I know that everyone is already in the Christmas mood, but I still wanted to get this update out to you and share my results on how my Amazon FBA business did in November.

Yes, this Christmas will be different, but I can still feel the Christmas spirit in the air, and I will still enjoy this holiday with my family in the best possible way.

And those with kids will know that they expect the “whole thing”, regardless of whether there’s a global pandemic happening or not. In fact, I don’t think kids worry about all this drama at all. They are so quick to adjust and simply look for enjoyment in the simple things. At least, that’s what my kids do.

I did all my Christmas shopping online this year. On Amazon. I spent no more than an hour ordering all of the gifts (well, not all) that my kids put in their letters to Santa. What’s interesting is that some of the items looked very promising from a business perspective, too! 🙂

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WARNING: DO NOT use Jungle Scout for Amazon research!

December 10, 2020 by Andrew Minalto - 2 Comments

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Yes, the title of this post is rather dramatic, but there’s a reason for that: you really SHOULDN’T use Jungle Scout for your Amazon research.

At least not in the way that 99% of the self-proclaimed “Amazon experts” on YouTube recommend you do.

I really want to clear the air and show you exactly why you can’t blindly trust Jungle Scout numbers—or any other Amazon research software for that matter!

The main reason I wanted to write about this is that every week, I receive messages from people asking me “does this look like a good product?” Inevitably, they will have attached a Jungle Scout Chrome tool screenshot, often with the actual product names blurred out so all I can see are some numbers.

How can you possibly tell if a product has potential or not just by looking at the Jungle Scout numbers?

You can’t.

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WHAT trademark CLASS to use for your Amazon FBA business?!

December 7, 2020 by Andrew Minalto

Welcome back!

It’s time to resume our Questions & Answers blog post series! I really hate when so many good questions/topics get buried in the long comments threads, so starting from now, I will try to regularly publish the best questions and answers in a separate blog post.

In today’s post, we’re talking about trademarks. I have previously talked about the best time to register a trademark for your Amazon business, as well as the common trademark scams and pitfalls people encounter during the trademark registration process.

But today, I want to talk specifically about trademark CLASSES and what you, as an Amazon seller, need to know about them.

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THE SIMPLEST WAY to START selling on Amazon FBA Sweden!

December 3, 2020 by Andrew Minalto - 6 Comments

Welcome back!

Amazon has added yet another marketplace to its network: Sweden! This means that there are currently seven active marketplaces in Europe:

  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden

That’s seven opportunities to expand your business and reach more customers! Do not underestimate how important this Amazon expansion into other European countries is. Remember, there are 66 million people in the UK, but 741 million in Europe (including Russia).

I have been following eCommerce trends since the early 2000s. I have seen the growth of Amazon and eBay with my own eyes. It all started in the US, then it expanded to the UK, Canada and Australia (the main English-speaking countries), and then, slowly, it moved into other regions.

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BREXIT & COVID: The WORST time to START selling on Amazon UK?!

November 26, 2020 by Andrew Minalto - 5 Comments

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Every week, I receive emails from people asking me if this is a GOOD time to start selling on Amazon? Indeed, 2020 has been full of surprises. Apart from the worldwide pandemic, people in the UK have to deal with another new reality: BREXIT is actually happening on the 1st of January of 2021, and that will dramatically change the way Amazon FBA businesses will be run in the UK and EU.

But—and this is a big but—does it really matter?

Should you really stay away from Amazon until things clear up?

No, I don’t think you should, and here’s why:

1) Things are never perfect. This whole situation reminds me of an average person’s attempt at starting a diet. It’s always TOMORROW. There are always excuses for why you can’t start your diet or exercise today, but we all know that TODAY is the BEST day to make a change, no matter what.

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NEW! How to add VIDEOS to AMAZON UK Product Listings!

November 20, 2020 by Andrew Minalto - 9 Comments
Amazon UK Product VIDEOS

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I’m SO excited! 🙂 This is the feature I have been anticipating for more than two years now—and it has finally happened! Just a few days ago, on the 16th of November, Amazon announced that we can now upload and manage product videos on Amazon UK!

I already “tested” this feature two years ago, when I tried selling on Amazon US, but it has not been available for the UK or EU marketplaces until now. Well, it’s still not available for the EU marketplaces. From what I can see, only the UK platform is currently supported, but I’m hopeful that they will roll this out to all marketplaces next year.

Amazon UK Product Videos

Why am I so excited about this new feature? Because I believe that video will GREATLY help increase conversion rates and will generally help shoppers go through the buying process quicker and easier by SHOWING them the product in action and answering the most common questions in an engaging and visual way.

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