One of the hallmarks of a successful Amazon seller is knowing what resources to use and what to discard. But sometimes gathering a list of resources is the tough part, so FeedbackExpress has compiled one for you that you can bookmark and keep coming back to, no matter what tip or information you’re looking for that day.
When You Need…A New Product
One of the biggest buying/selling platforms in the world, Alibaba is one of the top go-to’s when it comes to finding just about any product you can think of. There’s also flexibility when it comes to you looking for a manufacturer, supplier or agent, depending on your selling needs.
2. Guided Imports
If product sourcing isn’t one of your strong suits, then Guided Imports does it for you. You simply pay a fee and have them do the work for you, from analysing products to shipping them around the world.
When you join, AliExpress gives you a whole bunch of coupons to use so you can dip your toes in before committing to bigger orders.
When You Need…Photos for Your Products
1. Upgraded Images
Stop taking product photos with your smartphone, and start using images taken with professional cameras by professional photographers. Upgraded Images is a great site to use because the photogs know what makes for a great Amazon photo, and deliver.
When you’re in a pinch, hire a freelancer for a budget-friendly price to top up your product photos.
Perhaps you’d like to make your own images but not in a traditional sense. Canva gives you graphic design tools so you can put a new twist on a traditional idea.
When You Need…Keywords
1. Google Keyword Planner
Arguably the most popular and widely-used research tool, Google Keyword Planner packs the knockout punch of being free and expansive. Use it for just about everything, from finding out which keywords work better than others to starting pay-per-click campaigns.
2. Simple Keyword Inspector
Simple Keyword Inspector is geared towards Amazon, helping you find the right words that can turn clicks into conversions. It combines a bunch of tools into one so you can do everything in one place.
3. Merchant Words
If you’ve got a rough idea of what keywords you want to use, then Merchant Words can help you take things to the next level. Use this site to refine and polish the keywords you have so you operate on maximum efficiency.
When You Need…to Research Product Ideas
Don’t let the plain layout fool you. Camelcamelcamel is a heavyweight and helps you scout the price and best selling rank history of just about any product/listing you can think of. Plus, it’s free — a huge bonus when it comes to useful tools.
Keepa is another tool that should be bookmarked for everyday use. It shows you price history graphs and updates you of price changes so you can stay super on top of a product’s viability.
3. Google Trends
It’s no secret Google has its thumb on the pulse of what’s hot, but now you can use Google Trends to mine that data for your own purposes. Just type something into the search bar and get a comprehensive history on the topic/product.
When You Need…Business Help
1. Product Liability Insurance
If your sales gross you $10,000+/month, then you need liability insurance. But not just any insurance company will do. You’ll want to go with a company that specifically deals with online sellers, and Product Liability Insurance specialises in helping private label sellers.
When it comes to things like accounting, bookkeeping and invoicing, FreshBooks pretty much does it all. They’ve got an incredibly user-friendly layout and experience, with a toll-free phone number for the times you get stuck.
3. World First
It can be kinda rare to find a banking service that deals with pretty much all needs in pretty much all areas in the world, but World First is one of them. They help online sellers make the most of their money with a variety of options for various needs.
4. Listing Eagle
You might have created your own website and taken care of all the fiddly bits that go along with it, but what happens if a rogue webbie tries to hijack your listings? Listing Eagle will immediately notify you if a listing has been hijacked, and give you aggressive options in dealing with the hijackers right away.
There’s another category when it comes to important resources to use: FeedbackExpress. One of the most important parts of selling online is building up as many great reviews as possible, and we help you take things to the next-next-next level. We’ll filter messages, update you when you need to know something important, comply with Amazon guidelines, and have a hot cup of coffee waiting for you in the morning. Okay, the last part might not be true (yet), but we’re working on it. In the meantime, enjoy the first 30 days absolutely free when you sign up now.