If you’re reading these words on your phone, you’ll get this immediately

October 20, 2016

  I received an interesting update from PayPal today concerning my sales transactions made on eBay last month. All payments to my eBay account come via PayPal. I do not accept any other type of payment. And according to PayPal, over 50% of my last month’s sales were made using a mobile device. As far […]


Xmas sales tips for stocking up on children’s books

October 6, 2016

I apologise if this week’s eletter is not as comprehensive as usual – I’m just about to dash off to Berlin for a few days. The trip coincides with the Wales football game in Austria so I’ll be popping over the German border to visit Vienna too! We discussed Christmas a little bit last week. […]


Have you investigated your Xmas delivery options?

September 29, 2016

Have you noticed the drop in temperature? The weather last week was lovely when I was away in West Wales, so now I guess summer is well and truly over. This month has absolutely flown by – I cannot believe it is nearly October already. At this time of year, study books and reference books […]


Let me tell you about the exes reunited… through eBay rather than Facebook!

September 22, 2016

Over the last few years, social media has dramatically demonstrated how it can impact on our lives. The rise of sites such as Facebook is really quite phenomenal. So far I have resisted joining Facebook. It annoys me when I see phones glued to people’s hands, transfixed in case they receive a social media message. […]


Books remain hot on Amazon, but your business will change over time – and you must adapt accordingly

September 15, 2016

In any successful business it is necessary to ‘think outside the box’ on occasion to solve issues or meet challenges. For many, it is the lack of ability to think strategically or move quickly enough to adapt to change that sounds the death knell for them. Sad, but that is just how commerce works in […]


Buyer complaints on Amazon? Try this approach…

September 8, 2016

I recently read an article on the Amazon seller forum regarding a complaint by a buyer. The buyer was apparently extremely cross their purchase was supposed to be postage free… but when they received the product with the invoice they realised they had paid for postage and thus felt ‘cheated’. The buyer was convinced the […]


Do you know these rules about selling on eBay?

October 13, 2016

Now is the time to get on with considering Christmas products, as discussed last week. There is no doubt about it – the Christmas period is the most prolific retail time of the year. Buyers are on the look out for both traditional gifts and wacky gifts, that little something out of the ordinary. It […]


This is why Amazon’s feedback system is not fit for purpose!

August 25, 2016

It is easy to place the blame on Amazon not displaying your products when your average sales slow down. Or maybe we might feel the blame should be aimed at buyers no longer using Amazon to purchase their goods. Usually, if sales are affected, it is due to a plethora of reasons, including seasonal demand. […]

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If your online book sales are slow this summer, consider making these changes

August 18, 2016

You may find that orders slow down at this time of year, and there are various reasons why this is so, including: – Many buyers are on their holidays – Hot weather puts buyers off from spending too long at desktop computers – Children are off school and parents are busy ‘entertaining’ (or should that […]

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Will you take advantage of Amazon’s free FBA removal offer?

August 11, 2016

You may be aware of Automated Amazon Profits, my course from several years ago that centres on Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA). If you purchased this course, you may have diligently followed my methodology involving buying books in bulk, packing them into boxes and sending them to an Amazon Fulfilment Centre. Your books are stored at […]