Don’t forget this crucial point about your customers over Christmas…

December 22, 2016

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” as Andy Williams sang. Christmas is quite a hectic period for many people, that’s for sure. Shops and sellers can often fill their boots at this time of year – although the retail sector is changing in that more and more buyers purchase online. That’s great for […]

Why you should go niche when sourcing gardening books

March 31, 2016

I trust you had a lovely Easter break – the weather could have been nicer I think, I do hope that any planned event such as car boot sales, especially charity fund-raising events, did not get cancelled due to storm Katie. Spring is here now, and it is time to consider what type of books […]

What does Easter mean for your online book sales?

March 24, 2016

This week you may find a reduction in your orders. This is why: Easter. Easter is early this year, which is not always good, because the weather likely to be colder than in April, the usual Easter period. I am not too sure why Easter represents a reduction in order totals: it happens every year […]

How I’ve profited from product sourcing at car boot sales…

February 25, 2016

Here we are again, creeping into spring: signs of winter are being replaced by sunshine and flowers. March can be such a lovely month – with sunshine that actually warms your back, but in paradox, sometimes cold winds and lashing rain. But for all that, the advent of spring brings to mind the imminent return […]

What to do when there are discrepancies in product reviews

February 18, 2016

Do you ever get frustrated when reviews on items you’re selling are completely incorrect for that product? I recently had an enquiry from a buyer concerning a book I was selling: they asked if I could clarify something on the description page. They asked a question that seemed to make no sense. When I investigated […]

Which packaging is best?

February 11, 2016

Something I have noticed over the last 10 years since starting selling on Amazon is change and development when it comes to packing materials. When I first started, Mail Lite bubble wrap envelopes were the main product to use. Re-using Mail Lite bags was and is a very good idea. I did this, then as […]

How to boost a slump in sales

February 4, 2016

You may find that at this time of year orders appear to be fewer in number than usual. I think it’s because, usually, the period from before Christmas is often a little hectic and expensive, leaving January to be a month where you take stock and reel in spending a bit. Buyers are watching the […]

Top ten hot products to boost income over the next year…

January 7, 2016

At this time of year, many people look to change aspects of their lives they are discontented with. That might mean looking to lose a few excess pounds or looking to increase monetary pounds – because, of course, extra income is always useful. It’s often difficult, though, to take on extra responsibilities what with restrictions […]

Bah humbug! Here are my top irritants about online selling…

December 24, 2015

Most customers are great, but there are a few irritating ones… I have to admit I love having an online business. It’s made such a difference to me to not have to go out of the house to go to work. I love not having an employer dictating my hours and attendance and, most of […]

The key to having good images on your listings…

November 26, 2015

Images and photographs on your Amazon and eBay listings is something that I’m often asked about… Amazon enable sellers to upload product pictures onto the system. This is good and bad. Some photos are terrible: blurred, the wrong way up and, on occasion, completely the wrong photograph for the product on the description page. eBay […]