Chris Dunne

About Chris Dunne

Marketing Executive at RepricerExpress with a passion for all things digital.
10 01, 2019

Amazon Predictions 2019 – Trends and Tips for Sellers

Back in December, we published a blog with three ecommerce predictions for 2019.  The predictions included that the battle against Amazon will get even harder with the increase in voice-enabled devices such as Amazon Echo and Alexa, social media will be a huge weapon for smaller businesses to promote their products and brands and customer retention will be crucial to online success. For today's post, we have enlisted the help of a wide range of sellers and experts for some more Amazon predictions and tips for the year ahead. Kev Blackburn from LifeSuccessEngineer offers some invaluable advice for new sellers starting out on their ecommerce journey. Get started as soon as possible. Amazon FBA is one of the greatest opportunities ever to build something that can create a life where you don’t have to work the traditional 9-5. You can build a business to whatever level you desire. Learn the fundamentals and the basics so you don’t lose money. It is not as simple as you just finding a product from China and creating a listing. Amazon has changed so much

9 01, 2019

Creating a Blog Can Increase Ecommerce Traffic and Sales

Guest post by Maulik Patel is Founder & Director of ClickMatix.com.au We all want traffic for our website. For sure, there is no better way than blogging to do so. While running any ecommerce store the most thing you need to focus on is to increase ecommerce traffic. One golden rule is that the more traffic you drive to your website the more sales and revenue you will generate. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to drive more traffic to your website is through blogging. Websites that have blogs are likely to be more trusted by visitors and have more credibility. Relevant and helpful content will also help you acquire significant social media as well as website traffic. Having a blog improves your SEO and it tells people that your brand exists which ultimately helps your brand to reach a relevant audience. Your website also has increased chances of getting featured on another website or blogging should be taken seriously and you should also make sure to post influential posts which your audience might actually find worth visiting. In this blog, we will have

7 01, 2019

5 Tips for Dealing with Wholesale Suppliers

Guest post by Amanda O'Brien, Amazon and eBay Expert Yesterday I received an email from a member asking for my help. It was marked ‘urgent’ so the author was quite obviously in a bit of a panic and the email pertained to sourcing a particular product.  This wasn’t a new product though; this was a product that he had been selling successfully for some time. So why the urgent help required with sourcing the product? Well, because unfortunately the original supplier had run out of stock and was unable to fulfil any more orders. On further investigation, I discovered that the stock that had been sourced previously and had been selling so successfully that it had suddenly had literally disappeared overnight. It’s so very important to have a ‘Plan B’ in business. Especially if you are relying on buying specific wholesale stock, from specific suppliers. If this had been my subscriber’s only product (it wasn’t), his business could have been stopped completely dead in its tracks. Worst case scenario: his whole business could have been ruined. So, to avoid this scenario happening to you, I

4 01, 2019

The Top 5 Amazon News Stories of the Week

Happy New Year (I think it's still ok to say it!) and welcome to our top five Amazon news stories of the week. The Amazon Transparency Program is a counterfeiter's worst nightmare: Forbes reports that Amazon is fighting back against counterfeiters with its item-level tracing service, Transparency. The Transparency program has been around since 2017, but Amazon enrolled new brands slowly, to work through the kinks. In the last few months, they’ve been ramping up adoption, and many brands have received invitations to the program. Amazon’s motivation is simple: provide a better customer experience by making sure that consumers get the item they ordered and not a cheap knock-off. Continue reading... Amazon vs eBay: Why Amazon is winning the marketplace battle: Sasha Fedorenko at Tamebay reports that Amazon and eBay both attract millions of UK shoppers every day and each has both fans and detractors. Stepping out of my shoes as a Tamebay writer for a moment and thinking as a consumer, I am firmly in the Amazon camp. Here is why. Convenience is a barometer of a successful trading body whether it’s delivered via fast

2 01, 2019

How to Create Amazon A+ Content

Amazon A+ content is like turbocharging your existing Amazon page by adding modules that go beyond what a normal page has. It’s a way of enhancing content to make it both more engaging for users and to reflect your brand in a deeper way, both of which can lead to higher sales. If you’re wondering how to create Amazon A+ content, then RepricerExpress is the right place to be.   What Exactly Amazon A+ Content Consists Of There are a few different ways of creating an Amazon page: ordinary, and enhanced content. And in the latter category you can find A+ content, which is what vendors will use (brand-registered sellers can use Enhanced Brand Content pages). A+ content pages consist of Amazon members in their invite-only Vendor Central program and it gives them the ability to create pages with extra multimedia modules like comparison charts, testimonials, videos, formatted text, and more. With Basic A+ content, Amazon lets you use five standard modules for free, while Premium A+ content gets access to seven modules and a bunch of other cool features. From there, you select between

20 12, 2018

Amazon is Eliminating 6-Month Long-Term Storage Fees

Amazon has just announced that it is eliminating 6-month long-term storage fees. Starting on 15 February 2019, Amazon will ONLY charge a rolling long-term storage fee for items stored at an FBA warehouse for 365 days or more. Also, the minimum 12-month long-term storage fee will be lowered from a $0.50 minimum to only a $0.15 minimum. This is good news for seller of smaller items that might be charged a 12-month long term storage fee. Amazon has said, effective February 15 2019, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is introducing the following changes: Long-term storage: We will eliminate long-term storage fees for units that have been in a fulfillment center for 181 to 365 days. The last long-term storage fee charge for inventory in a fulfillment center for 181 to 365 days will be January 15, 2019. We will continue to charge long-term storage fees for units we store for more than 365 days. Minimum long-term storage: We will reduce the minimum long-term storage fee on units that have been in a fulfillment center for more than 365 days from $0.50 per unit to $0.15 per

19 12, 2018

5 Amazing Amazon Seller Marketing Strategies for 2019

It is that time again, coming towards the end of another when we start to finalise our budgets and priorities for the upcoming twelve months of selling on Amazon. Whilst everyone will have a wishlist of new initiatives and ideas and strategies to try, budget constraints will often do their best to water down our best plans to the point of mediocrity and ineffectiveness. Much better then to recognise your existing constraints and do some things really well within those limits. So without further adieu, here’s five of the best Amazon sellers marketing strategies you can do on a budget to maximise your Amazon sales this year.   1. List on More Marketplaces So, you’re selling on Amazon! Great, it’s a very big marketplace that will return a lot of sales, but you can easily list and reprice on other sizeable marketplaces too. For RepricerExpress customers, being competitively priced on these marketplaces is just a few clicks away. Link your accounts and listings, start repricing in Safe Mode to see and refine your pricing strategy without affecting live listings, and when you’re happy with your competitive set-up, simply

19 12, 2018

3 Reasons Not to Use Amazon Repricers

Reasons not to use Amazon repricers — you might be reading this and thinking, ‘How can RepricerExpress be telling me not to use them?’ After all, we’re constantly trumpeting repricers’ abilities to help you win the Buy Box, gain an extra edge in profit margins, save you time, and minimise the risk of human error. But there are a few cases in which you may not need to invest in one.   1. You Relish the Opportunity to Manually Input New Prices Using a repricer is like driving a car with an automatic transmission: all you have to do is put your foot on the gas pedal and the car does the rest. There’s no mental mathing to figure out which gear you need to be in as you approach a hill, nor any worrying about taking your foot off the clutch and stalling out. But let’s be honest: using an automatic transmission takes the fun out of driving. You’re not in tune with the car at all and get little control over things like gear ratios and fuel economy. You’re not driving the car;

14 12, 2018

The Top 5 Amazon News Stories of the Week

Welcome to RepricerExpress' weekly round-up of the top five stories from the world of Amazon and ecommerce. Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves: BBC News reports that Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes. Officers in New Jersey are planting dummy boxes fitted with GPS trackers, coupled with hidden doorbell cameras, at homes around the city. The homes selected for the experiment were chosen using the city's own crime statistics combined with mapping data of theft locations supplied by Amazon. One box was stolen three minutes after it was "delivered". Continue reading... Amazon extends free holiday shipping through December 18th: Dami Lee at The Verge reports that Amazon’s free holiday shipping promotion, which removes the minimum $25 purchase requirement for non-Prime members, has been extended until December 18th. Orders placed by then are guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas. Amazon says it has also expanded free one-day shipping and free same-day delivery for Prime members to more than 10,000 cities this year, so last-minute gift buyers can shop for

12 12, 2018

How and Why to Drive External Traffic to Your Amazon Listing

Guest post by Andrew from LandingCube If you haven’t heard, Amazon is taking over the world. They already account for around half of all product searches online. Making it the number one platform for individual ecommerce sellers starting out. And Amazon’s only getting bigger, expanding their operations within in the US, and abroad. Taking that into account, it might surprise you to hear that top Amazon sellers are all driving traffic to Amazon. Capturing and driving external traffic to your Amazon listing is a great way to get a leg up over your competition while building your business into more than just another Amazon store.   Why Drive External Traffic? Amazon is the first point of call for millions of shoppers, worldwide. So why not rely on organic Amazon traffic? There are several reasons why driving external traffic is a must for Amazon stores: Get Seen Ahead of Your Competition Optimising your Amazon listing for organic sales should always be your first point of call. But the problem is, all your competitors are doing this too. With more and more jumping on the FBA bandwagon,