Chris Dunne

About Chris Dunne

Marketing Executive at RepricerExpress with a passion for all things digital.
27 03, 2017

Tips to Avoid Paying Amazon FBA Long-Term Storage Fees

Guest post by Nick from Ecomdash Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) sellers may not be aware of Amazon’s FBA long-term storage fees that they are charged for products that sit on Amazon’s shelves for over six months. According to Amazon, products that are overstocked or stored for too long in their warehouses limit their ability to offer space for fast-selling products that make money. So, on February 15 and August 15 of each year, Amazon performs an inventory cleanup and assesses what’s called a “long-term storage fee” to their FBA customers whose inventory has been stored in their fulfilment centres for too long. How Much Are Amazon’s FBA Long-Term Storage Fees? Amazon’s FBA long-term storage fees are: $11.25 per cubic foot for inventory that has been stored for six to 12 months $22.50 per cubic foot for inventory that has been stored for over 12 months Depending on what your inventory consists of, you could be assessed some hefty fees. How to Avoid Long-Term Storage Fees Since February 15 is just around the corner, now is a good time to take a look at what you

24 03, 2017

5 Interesting Stories from the World of Ecommerce This Week

Welcome to this week's eFocus, RepricerExpress' weekly round-up of ecommerce and Amazon news. Jeff Bezos controls a giant Avatar-style robot at top secret Amazon event: Mark Molloy at The Telegraph reports that Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, was pictured at a top secret Amazon conference inside a futuristic robot suit. Bezos reportedly quipped “Why do I feel so much like Sigourney Weaver?”, in a reference to the film Aliens. Jeff shared a photo of himself inside the suit designed by robotics expert, Vitaly Bulgarov, with his Twitter followers. Continue reading... Amazon’s new ‘Outfit Compare’ reviews pics, tells people what to wear: Todd Bishop at GeekWire reports that Amazon has quietly rolled out a new feature for its iOS app called Outfit Compare. The free service allows Amazon Prime members to upload pictures of themselves in different outfits and receive expert advice. Add two photos of yourself wearing different outfits, then, in about a minute, a fashion specialist will respond to let you know which outfit looks better on you. The answers take into account how the clothes fit you, which colours look best on you, how the outfits

23 03, 2017

When to Price Stock Higher or Lower on Amazon

Pricing your products is both a science and an art, as the balance between profit and customer base is a tricky one to achieve. And when you factor in the Buy Box as the reward for mastering the science and art of it, RepricerExpress knows that when to price higher or lower is never more important. The Necessities of Altering Your Prices It’d be a somewhat magical thing if you could just slap a price onto each individual product and call it a day — forever. If you never had to bother with altering your prices, then you’d never have to worry about if that’s what’s holding you back from securing a greater customer base. Instead, you could forget about that part and just focus on the other elements of growing your business. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works in ecommerce (or any kind of commerce, for that matter). Prices fluctuate constantly, and according to market and consumer demand. Your Slinkies could be a couple of bucks today and just mere pennies tomorrow, depending on what your buyers and competitors are doing. It takes practice

22 03, 2017

How to Increase Your Amazon Seller Feedback Rating

If we here at RepricerExpress had to point to just one factor that could make or break your success on Amazon, we’d say it’s definitely how your customers feel about you. Please them, and you’ve taken care of a major part of selling online. So, how exactly do you go about boosting your Amazon seller feedback rating? Identify What It Means Before you can even begin earning great feedback reviews, you have to know what to do that’ll get you there. And once you do, you have to make it your maxim to practice it all the time. Customer satisfaction isn’t a part-time job — it’s your primary focus. The first step can be further subdivided into the actions you take and pretty much leave on the table, and the actions that need to be done again and again. With the former, we mean that it’s things like being 100% honest about a product’s specifications (i.e. that Tickle-Me-Elmo doll is not new if you drooled on it in your sleep). And with the latter, it’s things like responding to customers in real time, but we’ll

22 03, 2017

Win the Buy Box with Amazon Featured Merchant Status

It goes (or it should go) without saying that every seller on Amazon wants to be awarded a Buy Box. But getting one isn’t always the easiest or most straightforward achievement. However, one of the first items you can tick off the list is earning Featured Merchant Status, and RepricerExpress will show you how to get there. What is Featured Merchant Status? The Wall Street Journal says that 90% of sales on Amazon go through the Buy Box. And one of the best ways to compete for a Buy Box is to become a Featured Merchant, even if customers don’t know you’re one. To them, you’re simply more visible, more front-of-the-line. But to you, you’ve completed a crucial step on the path to that recognition and faster sales, but let’s break things down a bit more and explore what the other steps consist of. 1. Pro Merchant Status: Before you can become a Featured Merchant, you have to be a Pro Merchant. That requires you to sign up for a Pro Merchant account on Amazon with the expectation that you’ll sell a minimum of 40

21 03, 2017

How Ecommerce Owners Can Achieve a Work-Life Balance

Guest post by Joshua from Ecommerce Geek This post is for entrepreneurs, business people and online sellers. I’d like to put forward an idea about how we value money. Money is the largest motivator for many people, although many would say happiness is the real motivator but money is the source of that. I can’t disagree that making or spending money doesn’t give a little buzz or excitement. I’ve just spent $3,700 on a sexy new road bike and I’m very excited to ride my new glistening carbon purchase. However, what I think we often actually crave is a healthy work-life balance. Because we can, as business owners, control our time and income, I think having a healthy work-life balance is what we really want and can also achieve. Let’s look at two examples of individuals: Person A: Takes home (gross) pay approx: $125k per year Works: 65 hours per week Commute time: 5 hours per week Remember: Working longer days or weekends means you’re more tired and can lack will power. Let’s be honest, when we get back from working at 8.00pm, do we

20 03, 2017

4 Benefits of a Customised Inventory Management System

Guest blog post by Dhwani from Orderhive Businesses around the globe are having a tough time in employing a single consolidated platform to automate their unique workflow and leverage their core business resources. Despite dealing within the same industry, two organisations may have vast differences in operational practices. And this is when business-process-automation requirements also start to differ. When it comes to online selling, businesses face a similar type of challenges. Especially for sellers, when it comes to the backend, pertaining to inventory management, stock keeping, shipping etc., ‘one suit fits all’ strategy does not work very well. This is where the idea of a customised inventory and shipping management SaaS springs up to fill up this latent void. Let’s understand it better with a look at two scenarios. Workflow complexity & third-party custom integration Big retailers like Zara, Wal-Mart and others operate through multiple distribution centres and fulfil orders through shipping carriers. However, when it comes to companies such as SharkNinja, they prefer to outsource their fulfilment service to Amazon FBA or other third party fulfilment providers. In both the cases, the seller needs

16 03, 2017

Can You Win the Buy Box Without Having to Lower Your Price?

Guest blog post by Skubana Just like with any business, selling products online will always involve stiff competition. When it comes to selling on Amazon, those who win the Buy Box are those who capture customers. The “Buy Box” is the box on a product detail page where a customer starts the purchase process by adding an item or items to the shopping basket. Amazon combines all of the offers for a product on a single page and uses one default offer - that is the Buy Box. To get a better understanding on how to optimise your Amazon listings and compete with other sellers, here are some factors to consider. Many sellers try to win the buy box by lowering their prices, but it is possible to come out on top without rock-bottom prices. In fact, only one of our five strategies below mentions price. #1. Make Sure You’re Eligible Becoming an eligible Seller requires meeting very high standards, and excelling in the qualifying criteria is the best way to work towards achieving this status. Initially, to be eligible for Buy Box, every merchant

13 03, 2017

Get Money Back With Amazon Reimbursement Software

Guest blog by Justin from Refunds Manager Whether you’re just starting out with FBA or doing millions in monthly sales, the answer is yes! That’s because using an external system to track errors in your FBA account has various benefits at every stage of growth. But before we get into WHY you need to setup automated tracking let’s talk about what is exactly. Software for securing FBA refunds works by analysing your account for item-by-item errors, such as customer returns that were never received, inventory that was lost by a carrier but never reimbursed, or inventory shipments that never made it to Amazon. With Amazon’s massive volume and huge amount of sellers, it’s not possible for them to catch every error every time. It’s up to sellers to look out for the health of their own account (and their wallet). Here’s how reimbursement software can help. Save time for your business Successfully getting back money owed to you by Amazon requires a strategy, and strategizing takes time. There are a variety of things that go into setting up your own system for tracking Amazon inventory

10 03, 2017

5 Interesting Stories from the World of Ecommerce This Week

Welcome to this week's eFocus, RepricerExpress' weekly round-up of ecommerce and Amazon news. Amazon Prime launches in Mexico: Robbie Whelan at MarketWatch reports that this week Amazon launched its Prime offering in Mexico, where at least six companies are competing for market share. Mexico is the 13th country where Prime has launched, where for an annual fee of 449 pesos ($23) members will have access to free, one-day delivery in four of Mexico’s largest cities and free, two-day shipping in the rest of the country. Continue reading... Amazon wants to start shipping packages to the moon: Emma Boyle at Tech Radar reports that Jeff Bezos has said he wants to begin delivering packages to the moon in anticipation of the establishment of human settlements there. According to The Washington Post, Bezos has penned a seven-page white paper on behalf of his private space travel company Blue Origin which encourages NASA and the Trump administration to back an Amazon-like commercial lunar shipment service. Specifically, his shipment service. Continue reading... Adidas' ecommerce business increases by 59% leading it to double 2020 target to €4bn: Tony Connelly at