Monthly Archives: August 2015

Episode 22: Amazon Sales via YOUR website

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Who wants more sales? Silly question I’m sure, but in today’s podcast we focus on getting sales via your own site and fulfilling via Amazon. I’ve interviewed eCommerce specialist Genie at Site Markit (http://sitemarkit.com/) to help pave the wave for all us newbies. Join me in Episode 22 as I and Genie discuss:

  • Why now is the time to explore getting more sales via your own eCommerce website
  • The sneaky downside to using some store building solutions [Hint..it involves you not ever owning your website files and content 🙁 ]
  • How to get targeted traffic to your website
  • Cool feature to protect yourself from liabilities your product may have
  • And more!!
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Episode 21: Getting Personal & Getting Past Obstacle 77

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Short and sweet is what you’ll  find in episode 21. I give you a brief update on my travels and health and what to do when you come across an idea, but can’t find a supplier. Join me in Episode 21 as I discuss:

  • What Obstacle 77 is (SPOILER ALERT: it’s just what to do when you can’t find a supplier)
  • When it’s okay not to reinvent the wheel
  • What kind of suppliers can help you develop more unique ideas
  • What I’m doing for all my listeners with short attention spans 🙂
  • And more!!
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HOW I HELPED A FRIEND SAVE $318 IN AMAZON FEES

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pizzaSo a friend called me and said “Ryan, I need to save money as well as make money with this Amazon thing. I have 2000 items coming this weekend and these Amazon fees are ridiculous, help!”

I said I’ll help you if I can make you a case study. He agreed. So we came up with…

>>>Pizza and Pacino Night<<<

We sent text messages to select friends reading:
Free pizza & a movie Sunday at 7PM…feel free to bring 1 friend

Amazon cost to label 2000 products: $400

OUR RESULTS:
Total folks to show up: 6
Total cost of pizza: 4 slices per 6 = 24 slices/3 pizzas for $30 (including delivery tip)

“THE PITCH”:
Put on Scarface, as we watch and as we wait for pizza, the pitch is made,
“Hey guys, thanks for coming out to my Pizza and Pacino Night. I brought you here to night to enjoy a movie, eat pizza, and while we wait, I’d love your help placing labels on these small little boxes. Selling these helped me to pay for pizza tonight. We’ll stop once pizza gets here and never speak of it again (light laugh)”

EVERYONE was on board…grateful even!

Cost of pizza = $30
6 people labeling avg. 80 products before pizza arrived = 480
Cost for Amazon to label 480 = $96
Savings $66

BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE!

Even though I said we could stop after pizza arrived, after everyone ate, they went back to labeling for me.

6 people labeling avg 210 products during “Scarface” = 1260 products
Totaling 1740 products labeled.
My cost $30…Amazon’s charging fee $348

Key take-a-ways:

1. Make your night a theme, i.e. “Pizza & Pacino”
2. Let your guest know that what they are helping with is the reason you can hold your special event.
3. Offer an end point. Don’t make them feel as if this IS the event.
4. Have them invite a friend, but limit your guests to your comfort and needs.

*Note: My friend already had a laser printer and labels, so that expense was not included in this case study…oh and I forgot, he spent about $9 on 3 2 liter sodas, so he only really saved $309, I lied, I’m sorry 😉