Chris Dunne

About Chris Dunne

Marketing Executive at RepricerExpress with a passion for all things digital.
7 11, 2017

Record-Breaking Singles’ Day Predicted for Alibaba

The biggest shopping day in the world takes place this Saturday. In China, the 11 November is known as Singles' Day or Double Eleven (11/11). Its origins stem from people who are single celebrating the day but has since become the biggest online shopping day in the world.   Record-Breaking Figures Singles' Day in 2016, was the biggest Singles' Day ever recorded surpassing even Alibaba's owner, Jack Ma's predictions of 200 million packages being shipped. In the 24-hour period, orders had been shipped worth over $17.8bn — up 32% from 2015. Wow! According to research firm Fung Global Retail and Technology, Alibaba is expected to generate $20 billion in sales on Singles' Day this year. Last year, David Beckham and Kobe Bryant were amongst the celebrities Jack Ma used to help make Singles' Day the biggest shopping day ever. Source: Instagram, David Beckham The most popular brands sold on Singles' Day last year were Uniqlo, Nike, Adidas, and New Balance.   Singles' Day Origins Singles' Day was invented by a group of Chinese students in the 90's and was originally dubbed Bachelor's Day, where single people

6 11, 2017

How to Work with Chinese Manufacturers – Cultural Differences, Expectations and Norms

Guest post by Josh Keyes from AMZPing When starting an ecommerce business, it's natural to try and source your products as cheaply as possible. In doing so, you will more than likely find yourself looking at Chinese suppliers on sites like Alibaba and Made in China. When I first started my online business and sourcing cheap products to sell through Amazon, eBay, and my online store, I had to go through this same process. It was very daunting to begin with, as I was not only concerned about having to invest money. It was also my first time dealing with partners in China, a country that I knew very little about, other than the fact that they excel at manufacturing, win a lot of medals at the Olympics, and their food tastes amazing!   Culture - it affects business, too You may not think much about it to begin with, but there are a number of cultural differences in business practices when you deal with people from other countries. Asian countries in particular have deep-rooted traditions that you need to be mindful of when dealing

3 11, 2017

5 Interesting Stories from the World of Amazon This Week

Welcome to this week's eFocus, RepricerExpress' weekly round-up of ecommerce and Amazon news. Amazon should buy these companies if it wants to get into selling drugs: Christina Farr at CNBC reports that Amazon has been mulling over getting into the prescription drug business. Amazon is already in a range of businesses that touch on the multitrillion medical sector including selling surgical equipment and supplies, as well as its cloud software services which many big health-care companies use. Continue reading... Is Amazon preparing to accept payments in Bitcoin? Sky News reports that Amazon may be set to announce that it will be accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on its ecommerce platform. Amazon has registered three new domains related to cryptocurrency, prompting speculation it may be about to announce a move into the sector. The company has not made an announcement regarding the reason for the registrations. Continue reading... Amazon has slashed seller fees to try to improve its grocery selection online: Jason Del Rey at Recode reports that Amazon recently told businesses that sell non-perishable grocery items on Amazon.com that it was lowering the fee it

2 11, 2017

Free eBook: 11 Ways to be a Successful Amazon Seller

In this free guide, you will hear from a fantastic range of experts about some of the most important aspects of selling on Amazon. Being educated and informed is a crucial tool in the Amazon seller’s arsenal. The ebook every Amazon seller should read covers: How to win the Amazon Buy Box. How to get more product reviews legally. How to rank well on Amazon. How to find profitable inventory. Selling multichannel. Avoiding suspension. Beating currency uncertainty. Sales tax. Funding options. Optimised inventory management. Special thanks to our contributors: Andy Geldman, WebRetailer FeedbackExpress Amazon feedback software Stephen Smotherman, Full-Time FBA Skubana Chris McCabe, Ecommerce Chris Currencies Direct Taxjar Kabbage Forecastly Get your free ebook today and start increasing your sales!

1 11, 2017

6 Tips to Help You Prevent Ecommerce Fraud

Nobody likes getting ripped off, so read on to avoid learning it the hard way. RepricerExpress has put on its magic cape and learned the sneakiest tricks people play so you won’t have to be the victim of them. Here’s what to watch for.   1. When The Delivery Address Drastically Differs From the Billing Address Most people will have their shipping and billing addresses be the same. Sometimes there’ll be a slight difference, like if they’re having it shipped to a PO Box, but the vast majority of the time it’ll be within the same area or country. But if you spot an order where the shipping and billing addresses are in different countries, a red flag should go up — especially if that order is a bit on the pricey side. You don’t necessarily have to cancel the order, but do email your buyer to ask why that is. If then you don’t get a good answer, it’s up to you to listen to your gut and cancel or send the shipment.   2. When the Delivery and Order Points Drastically Differ Closely

31 10, 2017

What is the Best Accounting Software for Amazon Sellers?

Guest post by Kev Blackburn from Life Success Engineer Accounting for an Amazon seller can be a headache. Selling on Amazon isn’t like any other business. Speaking to a legal accountant that can ensure you are working within the law is always the first thing I recommend to others when asked the question however in my experience, some accountants do not know a lot about Amazon businesses. Since 2015, I have been an Amazon Seller that uses either Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to manage business bookkeeping and I have had to work with my accountant closely to ensure I can provide him with all the documentation and information he requires.   In this blog post, I wanted to recommend the accounting software that I have been using for the past two months which is now changing how accounting in the business is managed completely. For those that need a recommendation to a UK-based accountant that has a lot of Amazon business experience, you can contact me and I will send you the details to the accountant that will be able to help you

30 10, 2017

7 Holiday Fulfilment Tips to Put You in a Merry Mood

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who don’t want to see holiday decorations until the month of, and those who think it’s perfectly acceptable to start talking about Christmas in July (yeah!) For both kinds of people, RepricerExpress has these seven awesome tips you can employ to start making the busy selling season easier for you.   1. Subscribe to Weather Apps In a lot of countries, snow happens. And in countries that aren’t used to it, it can grind things to a complete halt, which makes it hard to fulfil your deliveries. Sign up for a couple of really good weather apps, even the ones that cost money. It’ll be well worth your while to know what weather conditions will be in various cities and countries so you can plan and adapt accordingly.   2. Know When the Crunch Times Will Be There are several points in the holiday season that you should be prepared to work overdrive for, and also give a head’s up to your staff. Generally, it tends to be the three weekends after American Thanksgiving (it

27 10, 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 cannabis delivery: Orlando couple shocked by find: BBC News reports that a couple in the US state of Florida got a surprise when opening an Amazon delivery after finding 65lb (30kg) of cannabis inside. The pair from Orlando spoke anonymously to local media about the unwanted drugs drop. They ordered plastic containers to use for storage, but the package arrived weighing far heavier than expected. They said that Amazon had offered them $150 (£110) in compensation for the incident via email. Continue reading... Amazon Key system will allow delivery drivers to unlock customers' doors: The Guardian reports that Amazon has launched a service allowing couriers to open customers’ front doors and leave deliveries inside. The Amazon Key system combines an app, home security camera and a smart lock that couriers will be able to unlock via the app once they have scanned the package to confirm its arrival. Users will receive a notification to their phone when a delivery driver arrives and can choose to watch the drop-off live on their

26 10, 2017

How to Turn on Amazon Two Step Verification

It has been reported that professional hackers are targeting Amazon third-party sellers with the aim of changing your bank information and potentially stealing huge sums of cash. Hackers are also using stolen Amazon credentials to log into older, dormant Amazon seller accounts in order to post fake deals, steal cash, and ruin that Amazon seller account. In order to improve your Amazon account security, it's advisable to turn on two-step verification using the six simple steps below.   6 Steps to Enable Two-Step Verification Go to Advanced Security Settings. Click Get Started to set-up Two-Step Verification. Add your primary phone number (this phone must be able to receive SMS messages) or download and configure an authenticator app and click Send code. Enter the code that was sent to your phone number or generated through the authenticator app and click Verify code and continue. Do either of the following: (1) Add a backup phone number and decide on a delivery format (text message or voice call). (2) Download and configure an authenticator app. This will allow you to generate security codes when you're unable to receive messages

26 10, 2017

4 Amazing Seller Tips for Black Friday Success!

Guest post by Nazma Noor from My Parcel Delivery Amazon were one of the first companies to offer Black Friday deals to UK customers in 2010 and last year they reported Black Friday to be the busiest sales day in the UK with more than 7.4 million goods sold. This year, Black Friday is due to fall on 24 November 2017 and is expected to be bigger than ever. Whether you’re a small business or a large online retailer, here are four key tips Black Friday you should look at when planning your sales.   1. Choose your product range carefully You’ll see better results if you offer a large discount on a small range of products, compared to a small discount on a large range of products. Seek out the products that you can afford to discount more than your competitors and focus on promoting these. One product area which works well in the run up to Christmas is gift sets and bundles. Can you make up your own product bundles and gift sets? Plan how you’re going to market these deals, particularly as