Chris Dunne

About Chris Dunne

Marketing Executive at RepricerExpress with a passion for all things digital.
20 12, 2016

An Expert Guide to Help You Smash Retail Arbitrage on Amazon

Guest blog post by Stephen from Full-Time FBA blog In a blog post a few weeks ago, I asked you, according to your own sourcing strategies, if you would buy a particular electronic item or not. I asked you to do the research yourself, check out CamelCamelCamel, the product reviews and anything else you might think would help and see if this is an item you would like to purchase for resale. Many of you tried this little exercise and 17 of you even commented with what you would do. It was so interesting to read everyone’s opinions of what they would do. Some said they would pass completely, while others said they would buy them all. Each of you had your own fascinating reasons why you decided to pass, buy all, or buy some. Here’s the item we looked at: Product: Adonit Jot Pro Fine Point Stylus – Silver ASIN: B00931DHKM Clearance price at Target: $3.94 Total available for sale: 20 I’ll let you in on what my step-by-step thought process was on this item and then I’ll tell you what I’d do if I found

19 12, 2016

7 Hilariously Funny Amazon Reviews of the Mr Men Books

Over on Amazon, reviewer Hamilton Richardson is offering his literary criticism of the Mr Men books. Hamilton, sounds like a bored parent whose mind started wandering after reading one of these books for the umpteenth time! 1. Mr. Uppity Hargreaves: Bolshevik, or Monarchist? In the opening few pages of this, the 11th work in the Mr Man series, we are almost led to expect of Hargreaves a foray into dialectical materialism. We meet Mr Uppity with his top hat and monocle – a clear and overt representation of the bourgeois industrialist. Other arriviste trappings such as his long limousine and imposing townhouse further give the game away. In a thinly-veiled reference to the oppression of the workers by the ruling class, we are told that Mr Uppity is rude to everyone, and the detail that he has no friends in Bigtown explicitly informs us that the masses are on the brink of revolution. Are we about to bear witness to class war, Hargreaves-style? To see Mr Uppity brought to account by the revolutionary power of the proletariat? Vanquished and overthrown by the party of the

16 12, 2016

5 Interesting Stories from the World of Ecommerce This Week

Welcome to this week's eFocus, RepricerExpress' look at the top ecommerce stories and latest Amazon news from around the Web this week. Amazon's Prime Air drone delivers first package to customer: Sky News reports that Amazon has successfully delivered its first package to a customer using a drone. This week, the company released a video showing a drone taking off from a warehouse and flying below 400ft over fields to deliver the package outside his home 13 minutes later. The drone drop took place on 7 December and contained a bag of popcorn and an Amazon Fire TV stick. Under Amazon's Prime Air service, the company aims to make deliveries in 30 minutes or less. Continue reading... 3 things you must do to scale your ecommerce business: AJ Agrawal on Entrepreneur reports on three ways you can scale your ecommerce business. Firstly, he advises to create a strong marketing campaign to sustain grow. Secondly, don't fulfil orders yourself, use a fulfilment service. Finally, he advises to create an exceptional customer service policy to ensure repeat custom. Continue reading... Jeremy Clarkson's Grand Tour is the

14 12, 2016

5 Top Ecommerce Pricing Strategies Your Competitors Don’t Know About

One of the best business practices is knowing all the top tips and tricks. The next best business strategy is to use the ones your competitors don’t know about so you can exploit their weaknesses and ignorance. As always, RepricerExpress wants to see our readers get ahead, so here are five strategies you should be using. 1. Increase Singles and Decrease Bundles Let’s say you’re a parent looking to buy your kid a PS4. The console on its own is pretty useless because it’s in need of a game. But when you look at games, you notice how expensive they are — even though one can’t be enjoyed without the other. One extremely effective pricing strategy is to highlight this fact, bundle two like-minded products together, reduce the bundled price, and point out the savings. Buyers are far likelier to pick up the bundle if they can save a percentage on each one, rather than buy them individually and pay full price. You can also safeguard against buyers not buying the bundles by slightly raising the individual prices. This strategy should be used sparingly, and

13 12, 2016

How to Get More Amazon Product Reviews

Want to be known as a top seller on Amazon? Then you’ll need a good bulk of positive reviews. But instead of just focusing on the service side of things, RepricerExpress wants to show you why it’s just as important to focus on getting good product reviews, too. Here’s how. #1. Don’t Tiptoe Shyly in the Hopes of Only Getting Good Reviews In the movie Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange is driven by fear. His success as a neurosurgeon stems from taking on cases he know he can solve because he’s afraid of failing at the ones he can’t. If you’re going to make any sort of living out of selling on Amazon, then you cannot be afraid of the bad reviews. They’re an inevitability and you’ll want to take them in stride, trying to minimise them in favour of getting a vast majority of positive reviews. #2. Understand Amazon’s Search Algorithm as Though You Designed It Think of any great and lasting monument in the world, like the Egyptian pyramids or the Eiffel Tower. Sure, what a lot of

9 12, 2016

5 Interesting Stories from the World of Ecommerce This Week

Welcome to this week's eFocus, RepricerExpress' look at the top ecommerce stories and latest Amazon news from around the Web this week. Amazon just launched a cashier-free convenience store: Natt Garun at The Verge reports that Amazon has opened its first grocery store without lines or checkout counters in Seattle. Amazon Go, lets shoppers grab the items they want and leave. Amazon Go works by using computer vision and sensors to detect what items you’re taking out of the store and charging them to your Amazon account. Continue reading... Amazon's Snowmobile will let you upload stuff by the truckload – literally: Alex Hearn at The Guardian reports on the AWS Snowmobile, a large truck carrying a shipping container which holds a mobile data centre that can store up to 100 petabytes (100 million gigabytes) of information. Drive it up to your own data centre, plug it in with a fibre connection, fill it up and let it go. Continue reading... Plymouth businessman holds Amazon drivers hostage in bizarre delivery stand-off: Alex at The Herald reports on the story of Dean Smith who took the keys

8 12, 2016

Outsell Your Amazon Competition This Holiday Season

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! Well, it’s still a few weeks away, but for online retailers, the preparation started months ago. RepricerExpress has gone undercover to scoop up the best tips if you want outsell your Amazon competition this holiday season. #1. Don’t Focus Too Much on Any One Holiday It’s tempting to put all your eggs into just the Christmas or Black Friday basket, but that runs the risk of not taking advantage of the other holidays out there. While we always advocate handling just as much as you can — and then a tiny bit more to get you out of your comfort zone — you don’t want to swing too much the other way either. Black Friday in particular is very appealing to merchants because of the sheer number of shoppers who take part in it, given their last-minute tendencies in gift-buying. But you know what? Thanks to the comfort and ease of buying things online, consumers are starting earlier and earlier every year. Be there to greet them at the gate instead of waiting for the only the Black Friday/Cyber

8 12, 2016

Analysing the Best Amazon Pricing Strategies to Use

Think you know everything there is about pricing items on Amazon? Think again! RepricerExpress has a few strategies you should be looking at more deeply. Using the right strategy at the right time can mean more sales, and that extra profit can lead to that much-deserved beach vacation you’ve had your eye on. Strategy 1: Use Psychology to Guide Your Pricing Rules If psychology didn’t play any sort of part in buying, then all item’s prices would always stay the same. There wouldn’t be any specials or discounts, there wouldn’t be different colours used on different products, and there wouldn’t be product photos. But psychology does play a role in selling, and here are some valuable tips you should be taking advantage of. Keep numbers small and easy to pronounce. By shortening how many syllables you use in numbers (i.e. eighteen or fifteen instead of seventeen, or twelve instead of seventy-nine), you can increase your chances of landing a sale. Show different prices for similar products. Let’s say you’re selling socks. A good way to use this strategy is to feature two different pairs: one

7 12, 2016

The Best Ecommerce Conferences 2017

Networking is an important part of all commerce including ecommerce. Meeting people and sharing ideas is an experience that many can benefit from. As the saying goes, it's not what you know but who you know, that can help you on your rise to the top and conferences are a golden opportunity for getting to know the right people in your industry. Related reading: 5 reasons to attend ecommerce conferences. Here's our list of the top ecommerce conferences happening across Europe and the US in 2017. Best Ecommerce Conferences 2017 Europe Webwinkel Vakdagen Jan 18-19, 2017 Utrecht, The Netherlands Visit Website > The Delivery Conference Jan 31, 2017 London, UK Visit Website > Ecommerce Berlin Expo Feb 2, 2017 Berlin, Germany Visit Website > eTail Germany Mar 14-15, 2017 Berlin, Germany Visit Website > Internet Retailing Expo Apr 5-6, 2017 Birmingham, UK Visit Website > eCommerce Stockholm May 9-10, 2017 Stockholm, Sweden Visit Website > eCommerce Worldwide Cross Border Summit 2017 May 24, 2017

5 12, 2016

A Handy List of Amazon FBA Resources for New Sellers

#1. FBA Fee Calculator Amazon's tool for calculating fees, revenue and profit. #2. How FBA Works Video This video shows you how to get started with FBA. With FBA, Amazon picks, packs, ships, and provides customer service for your products. #3. How to Label Products for Fulfilment by Amazon This video demonstrates how to label products for shipment to, storage in and fulfilment from Amazon fulfilment centres. #4. How to Prep Products with Expiration Dates for Fulfilment by Amazon Learn how to prepare products with expiration dates for the Amazon fulfilment process. #5. How to Pack Boxes for Shipment to an Amazon Fulfilment Centre When you ship your inventory to Amazon fulfilment centres, it is important to follow Amazon's packing guidelines Check out the rest of the Amazon packing videos. #6. Bonus FBA resources Two of the most important factors for winning the Buy Box are price and feedback. For all your Amazon repricing needs, RepricerExpress Amazon repricing software is the market-leading solution loved by thousands of top sellers and it comes with a free 15-day trial. Looking to increase your positive feedback and remove