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Whether you're a seasoned veteran of the Amazon Marketplace, or a new seller just starting out, we want to help! Every edition of the DealNews Seller's Guide offers a deep dive into the topics sellers care about.

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The DealNews Seller's Guide

4 Reasons Why Advertising on DealNews Can Help Your Business

One website that could be a great complement to your current marketing mix is DealNews. From traffic to users to deal experience, we tell you why sellers can boost their bottom line by advertising on our site. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

3 MORE Reasons Why Advertising on DealNews Can Help Your Business

What is it about our website that benefits sellers of all sizes? We talk about why advertising on DealNews can boost your sales, plus offer tips for getting started. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Amazon Restricted Products: Are You Missing Out by Not Selling Them?

If you sell on Amazon but have been avoiding their restricted products, you could be missing a chance to pick low-hanging fruit. Check out this edition of the DealNews Seller's Guide to see if it's worth expanding your inventory to include Amazon restricted products. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Are You Using Amazon Keywords Effectively?

Amazon keywords are one of the most important aspects of successful selling on the Amazon Marketplace. Check out this edition of the DealNews Seller's Guide to learn how to use Amazon keywords strategically. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What is Amazon Seller Feedback?

Are you getting enough 4- and 5-star seller feedback ratings? Negative ratings can raise your Order Defect Rate and harm your Buy Box eligibility. Check out this edition of the DealNews Seller's Guide to learn more about your Amazon seller feedback rating. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Amazon Seller Feedback Rating

If you want more positive Amazon seller feedback scores, following best practices is essential. In this edition of the DealNews Seller's Guide, we break down six things you can do to quickly improve your Amazon seller feedback ratings. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 Must-Have Amazon Pricing Trackers

As an Amazon Marketplace seller, your success depends on always having the best price for your products. Price tracker tools can help you pay attention to your competitors' pricing without constantly looking up every single item. Here are five tools that'll help you monitor the competition and stay relevant in the Marketplace. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 MORE Must-Have Amazon Pricing Trackers

Your success depends on always having the best price for your products, but you still haven't found the right Amazon price tracker. We can help! Here are five MORE price tracking tools that'll help you monitor the competition and stay relevant in the Marketplace. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Amazon Retail Arbitrage: How Much Can You REALLY Make Reselling on Amazon?

What is retail arbitrage? Why is reselling on Amazon so popular these days? This edition of the DealNews Seller's Guide answers those questions and more! YouTube.

4 Ways to Succeed in Amazon Retail Arbitrage

The term "arbitrage" may conjure up visions of Wall Street, but Amazon arbitrage is its own world. This edition of the DealNews Seller's Guide has everything you need to know to actually be successful in that world. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Avoid These Amazon Arbitrage Mistakes!

If you hope to make a ton of dough reselling on the Amazon Marketplace, you have to account for every expense. And you'll definitely want to avoid the costly pitfalls discussed in this edition of the DealNews Seller's Guide. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What Is the Amazon Brand Registry?

Running an Amazon Marketplace business can be tough. There are so many details to pay attention to that sometimes you might overlook fraudsters and copycats until it's too late. That's where the Amazon Brand Registry comes in. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Amazon Brand Registry: What Are the Pros and Cons?

Most Amazon Marketplace brand owners and manufacturers will tell you that counterfeiters are a fact of life. The Amazon Brand Registry can help, but this program isn't perfect. Here's everything you need to know. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Fake Amazon Customer Reviews: How Can You Spot Them?

Reviews are crucial when you're selling products online, but fake reviews are a big problem. As an Amazon Marketplace seller, you need to get legitimate customer feedback, avoid schemes to buy customer reviews, and adhere to review policies. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

3 Ways to Get Amazon Reviews on Your New Products

When you're selling on the Amazon Marketplace, a key to good rankings is getting legitimate customer feedback. How can you do this? By following best practices and joining programs like Amazon Early Reviewer. We'll give you tips for doing just that. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Should You Sell on Amazon UK?

If you're an Amazon Marketplace seller that only ships in the U.S., you could be missing out on opportunities in the United Kingdom. But where should you start if you want to sell on Amazon UK? We'll tell you what to keep in mind, and whether selling across the pond might make sense for your business. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

How to Earn Extra Cash With Amazon Marketplace

Figuring out how to make money on the side has become a way of life for a lot of people. Most of us know how to spend our cash on Amazon, but how can we make money on Amazon? We'll tell you about two Amazon side hustles that can help you rake in extra dough. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What Should You Do Before You Start Selling on Amazon?

If you want to sell on Amazon Marketplace as a side hustle, it can only help to do everything right the first time. We'll tell you how and why to become an expert before you begin making extra money. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

How Do Amazon Marketplace Payments Work?

We know that selling on the Amazon Marketplace can be a big money-making opportunity. But how can you get paid for your sales — and how often? We'll give you the lowdown on Amazon Marketplace payments. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Amazon Marketplace Payments: What to Watch Out For

Getting paid for your Amazon Marketplace sales can get complicated. We'll tell you about the tricky aspects of Amazon payments, and mistakes you should avoid. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

How to Get Your Amazon Marketplace Payments Quicker

If you want to get paid for your Amazon Marketplace sales ASAP, third-party programs can help. We'll tell you about companies that can get you your money faster, and tools that can make sense of your payments and fees. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What You Should Know About Amazon Sales Tax Changes

Shifts in the sales tax landscape may have you wondering where you need to collect. We talk about recent changes to sales tax laws and what you, as an Amazon Marketplace seller, need to pay attention to. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Should You Pay Amazon Sales Tax? Here's What One Lawyer Says

Amazon should now be footing the bill for sales made in most states. But new sales tax laws may not be great for all Amazon Marketplace sellers. A tax attorney weighs in about the issue. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What's the Difference Between Amazon Drop Shipping and FBM?

If you're an Amazon Marketplace seller, you may be wondering which fulfillment method is better: FBM or drop shipping. We'll tell you what both involve, so you can decide on the best option for your business. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 Ways to Optimize Your Amazon Pricing Strategy

As an Amazon seller, you know your prices need to change frequently to stay competitive and profitable. But this process can take a lot of time and consideration. We'll give you five tips for optimizing your own Amazon pricing strategy. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Your Supply Chain Risk Management Plan: How to Deal With a Crisis Like the Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has threatened the supply chains of many marketplace sellers. So how can you better protect your business from these major disruptions? To help you out, we offer some tips on supply chain risk management. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

3 Reasons Why You Haven't Won the Amazon Buy Box — and What to Do About It

Capturing the Amazon Buy Box is one of the quickest ways a marketplace seller can boost their sales. If you're wondering how to win the Buy Box on Amazon, check out our ideas about what you could be doing wrong, and steps to take that could make the Buy Box yours. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

4 MORE Reasons Why You Haven't Won the Amazon Buy Box — and What to Do About It

As an Amazon Marketplace seller, you know that winning the Buy Box can help bring in sales. But what if the Buy Box remains elusive? We go over four possible reasons why you haven't gotten the Buy Box yet, and what you can do to change that. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

How to Move Your Marketplace Listings From Amazon to eBay

Do you want to sell items on both Amazon and eBay, or focus solely on the latter marketplace? We cover two ways you can move your listings from Amazon to eBay, and the important things to know about each method. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 FBA Alternatives That Amazon Sellers Should Consider

If you're an FBA seller who's had items stuck in Amazon warehouses this year, you may be wondering about FBA alternatives. We go over third-party logistics services that can handle Amazon order fulfillment, with recommendations for different types of sellers. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

4 MORE FBA Alternatives That Amazon Sellers Should Consider

It's been a tough year for many FBA sellers, as Amazon restricted the items in their warehouses due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you've been thinking about FBA alternatives, this episode offers up four of them, plus the types of sellers they're best for. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 Chrome Extensions That Amazon Sellers Should Use

If you sell on the Amazon Marketplace and haven't tried Google Chrome extensions, you could be missing out on valuable information. We go over a handful of these helpful tools, so you can see how your web browser can work for you! You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 Multi-Channel Listing Tools That Can Help YOUR Business Grow

If you're a marketplace seller who wants to extend the reach of your business, it's worth looking into multi-channel e-commerce software. We go over five multi-channel listing tools that can help get your products onto more marketplaces. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 MORE Multi-Channel Listing Tools That Can Help Your Business Grow

Multi-channel listing software helps you sell on different online marketplaces, so you can expand the reach of your business. We talk about five of your best options in this software category. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What Is an Amazon Storefront?

If you're a marketplace seller who wants to spotlight your brand, consider setting up an Amazon storefront. We give you the lowdown on storefronts and their benefits, as well as a few tips that can ensure storefront success. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

3 Tips for Creating a Killer Amazon Storefront

Amazon storefronts can help you show off the products you sell in one central spot. We offer up expert tips for setting up your storefront, so it can give a boost to your business. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

3 Things NOT to Do When You Launch a New Product on Amazon

Sellers who want to make money on Amazon have to get their products up on the site. But you want to do whatever you can to make that product launch a success, and we give you tips that can help make that happen. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

3 MORE Things to Not Do When You Launch a Product on Amazon

When you start selling a product on Amazon, you want to set it up for success, not failure. We offer up expert advice on Amazon product launches, so you'll know what steps you should and shouldn't take during the process. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 eBay Pricing Tips You Need to Know

One challenging part of being an eBay seller is deciding on your listing prices. You may want to have lower prices on eBay than you would on the Amazon Marketplace. To help you out, we offer five tips for setting eBay selling prices. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

How Should Marketplace Sellers Prepare for Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is a huge event in the e-commerce world. What should marketplace sellers do to get ready for it? We talked to a couple of Amazon experts about how to prepare for Prime Day — and whether to prepare at all. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What Should Sellers Do Differently for Prime Day 2020?

A lot of uncertainty has surrounded Prime Day this year, so sellers may want to take a careful approach to this shopping event. We offer tips on how to prepare differently for Prime Day 2020, and how to get ready if you've waited until the last minute. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What Can Sellers Do With the 'Shop' App by Shopify?

Given this year's boom in online sales, it seems like Shopify's new Shop app has come at an ideal time. We go over the key info about Shop and how sellers can make it work for them. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What 'Shop' by Shopify Features Should Sellers Know About?

The Shop app brings Shopify's businesses under one online shopping umbrella. We tell you all about the app's important features, and what it'll cost you. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What Is CPC Advertising?

How can marketplace sellers make their new products highly visible, so people will find out about them fast? The answer could be to run a CPC campaign. We tell you about the key elements of this popular advertising model. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

4 Ways a CPC Campaign Helps With Budget Management

With a low entry cost and a high level of control, cost-per-click ads can help you stay in your advertising comfort zone. We go over the important budgetary benefits of this model. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Seller Fulfilled Prime Is Changing: Here's What You Need to Know

February will bring a ton of changes to Amazon's Seller Fulfilled Prime program, which some sellers are bound to find concerning. We tell you how SFP is going to be different, and why Amazon may be putting these changes into place. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Should You Stay in the Seller Fulfilled Prime Program?

Requirements for Amazon's Seller Fulfilled Prime program will be more strict come February 1. We give you questions to ask yourself to determine whether you should remain in the program, plus tips for adapting to the changes. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

The 10 Best Items to Sell Online in March 2021

While 2020 wasn't a typical year, looking at the items that resonated with DealNews readers in March could provide valuable insight if you're a Marketplace seller. We examined our March 2020 shopping trends to give you a preview of what to sell in March 2021. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Will the Best Items to Sell Online Be Different in March 2021 vs. March 2020?

Wondering what you should sell in March 2021? To help you out, we compared our shopping trends in March 2020 with those in March 2019. Plus, we'll tell you about three products to sell later in 2021. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

The 6 Best Inventory Management Software Options for Amazon Sellers

If your SKU numbers have begun to outpace your typing fingers, there is some useful software on the market that might help you organize your business so it can grow. We go over our six favorite options for Amazon inventory management software. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What You Should Know About Amazon Seller Fees

Selling on Amazon comes with a lot of fees — and if you don't pay close attention to them, it's all too easy to spend more than you make. We go over some of the most important fees you'll encounter as an Amazon seller. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What Are the Amazon Fulfillment Fees for FBA vs. FBM Sellers?

As an Amazon seller, you have to decide whether to use the Fulfillment by Amazon service or ship items to customers yourself. We go over the costs associated with each, so you can make the smartest financial decision for your business. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

The 6 Best Ways to Save on Amazon Seller Fees

Wondering how to reduce the Amazon seller fees you have to pay? We're here to help! We go over six ways to minimize these fees — or avoid them entirely. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

4 Items to Sell Online in April 2021

We delved into the DealNews archives to see what items resonated most with our readers in April 2020, and outdoor products came up big. Listen as we go over some of the best products to sell online this April. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 MORE Items to Sell Online in April 2021

If you're wondering what products to sell this April, you might want to focus on the outdoors and the home office. We go over the products that were particularly popular with our readers in April 2020, in case you need help deciding what to list this year. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Were the Best Things to Sell Online Different in April 2020 vs. April 2019?

Because 2020 was far from a "normal" year, we compared the shopping trends of our readers from both April of last year and April 2019. Our deep dive could help you decide what to sell this April — and what to sell at a later date. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

6 Items to Sell Online in May 2021

We looked at what items were most popular with DealNews readers in May 2020, and they ranged from home improvement supplies, to dental products, to groceries. Listen as we talk about some of the best products to sell online this May. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 MORE Items to Sell Online in May 2021

If you're trying to figure out what products to sell in May, you have a lot of good options to choose from. We look at the items that resonated with our readers in May 2020, in case you need help picking. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

How Did Shopping Trends Differ in May 2020 vs. May 2019?

2020 wasn't a typical year for shopping, so we compared the popular products among our readers in May of last year and May 2019. Our deep dive could help you choose what to sell in May 2021 — and what to sell later in the year. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Can Sellers Get Amazon FBA Refunds?

Sellers who use Fulfillment by Amazon often do so for the convenience it brings. But can they receive Amazon FBA refunds if something goes wrong? We go over what to expect, and how third-party services might be able to help. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

6 of the Best Items to Sell Online in June 2021

We looked at which items appealed to DealNews readers most in June 2020, and they included health products, home improvement supplies, and even bug-control spray. Learn about some of the best products to sell online in June 2021 in this edition. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 MORE Items to Sell Online in June 2021 (and 3 Things to Sell Later)

Trying to decide which items to list this June, and which ones to hold off on? We go over the products that were most popular with our readers in June 2020, plus ones that could be stronger sellers later in 2021. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

How Did Shopping Trends Compare in June 2020 and June 2019?

The coronavirus pandemic made 2020 a year like no other, and the impacts extended to shopping, too. We looked at the popular items among our readers in both June of last year and June 2019. This fuller picture could help you decide on what items to sell in June 2021. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

8 Things to Know About Multi-Vendor Marketplaces

Are you thinking about expanding to a multi-vendor marketplace in order to grow your business? Before you do, listen to this important info about launching a multi-vendor marketplace. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What Is Amazon Attribution?

When you spend money on advertising, you want to know how many clicks converted to sales, and which ads drove the most sales. Amazon Attribution provides this crucial information. Listen as we tell you all about this analytics tool. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

How Can Amazon Attribution Help Grow Sales?

Amazon Attribution is a useful analytics tool, but how can it actually help sellers? We answer that question in this edition, plus take a look at how this program works. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

6 of the Best Items to Sell Online in July 2021

Wondering which items were most popular with DealNews readers in July 2020? They included dental products, garden items, and some summer favorites. We talk about six of the best products to sell in July during this edition. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 MORE Items to Sell Online in July 2021 (Plus 3 Things to Sell Later)

You could have sales success with several types of products this July, but other items may be better to list later. We explore several products that were popular with our readers in July 2020, and tell you about others to hold off on for now. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

How Did Shopping Trends Compare in July 2020 and July 2019?

We look at the popular items among DealNews readers in both July 2020 and July 2019, so you get a big-picture view of the best items to sell online this July. Plus, we talk about two big sales opportunities that could show up during the month. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 Reasons to Sell on the Walmart Marketplace

Walmart's marketplace has been around for 12 years, but they're just starting to get serious. Before you dive in, learn about five reasons why you might want to become a Walmart Marketplace seller. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 Reasons to Reconsider Selling on the Walmart Marketplace

Walmart's multi-seller marketplace grew a bunch in 2020. But is it a good fit for your business? We go over five reasons why you may want to think twice about selling on the Walmart Marketplace. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Should Sellers Prepare for Amazon Prime Day in 2021?

It's time to think about how to approach this year's Prime Day event. We go over whether preparing is worth it, the kinds of deals sellers can run, and even last-minute strategies to ensure your business sees success during the big sale. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 Ways Sellers Can Prepare for Prime Day 2021

Checking inventory and optimizing listings are just a couple of the measures Amazon Marketplace sellers should take to get ready for Prime Day. Learn what else you can do to prep for this big shopping event. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Amazon Product Listings

No matter how much time you take to create your Amazon listings, you may wonder if you could do more. We offer four tips for Amazon listing optimization that you may not have previously considered. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

4 MORE Tips for Optimizing Your Amazon Product Listings

Crafting a successful Amazon product listing can be a tricky endeavor for sellers. We're here to help with four more tips for Amazon listing optimization, from prices to titles and beyond. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 Items to Sell Online in August 2021

August brings Back to School season and the last days of summer. But what does this month mean for Marketplace sellers? We examined DealNews shopping trends and learned which items resonated most with our readers last August, so you'll know what to sell in August 2021. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 MORE Items to Sell Online in August 2021 (And 3 Things to Sell Later)

What do garden hoses, headphones, and honey have in common? They're all items that were popular with DealNews readers in August 2020, and ones Marketplace sellers might want to list this year, too. We talk about five of the best items to sell online in August 2021. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

How Did Shopping Trends Compare in August 2019 and August 2020?

We look at the items that resonated with DealNews readers in both August 2020 and August 2019, giving you a big-picture view of the best items to sell online this August. Plus, we go over two sales opportunities to take advantage of during the month. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

3 Tips for Increasing Amazon Back to School Sales

Back to School is a relatively long sales season that runs from late July to early September. We go over three ways your business can prep for Back to School and hold a successful sale. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

3 MORE Tips for Increasing Amazon Back to School Sales

Back to School season is a marathon for Amazon Marketplace sellers, and it helps to be prepared. Learn about three more things you can do to bring in more Back to School sales on Amazon this year. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What Should Sellers Know About Walmart Fulfillment Services?

It's easy to get started, and the program can be a good way to increase your sales without having to spend a fortune. We go over the benefits of WFS, what it costs, and who it's a good fit for. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Walmart Fulfillment Services vs. Fulfillment by Amazon: How Do They Compare?

WFS is an emerging program from the nation's largest retailer. But how does it compare with Amazon's FBA service? Learn what each program provides in terms of pricing, product size requirements, and other factors. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 Reasons Why You Should Think About Your Black Friday Campaigns Now

Get ahead of the advertising game! If you haven't given much thought to your Black Friday ad campaigns, now's the time to start. We go over five reasons why early prep can pay off. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

How Marketplace Sellers Can Start Preparing for Black Friday

Black Friday is months away, but that doesn't mean you should wait to prepare! We offer several tips for getting your business ready for this big shopping holiday. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 of the Best Items to Sell Online in September 2021

September marks the transition from summer to fall, but what should Marketplace sellers know about this month? We examined DealNews shopping trends and learned which items were most popular with our readers last September, so you'll know what to sell in September 2021. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

5 MORE Items to Sell Online in September 2021 (And 3 Things to Sell Later)

We looked at which items resonated most with our readers last September and want to share what we found. That way, you'll know about the best items to list in September 2021 — and which products are better to list during a different month. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

Were the Best Things to Sell Online Different in September 2020 vs. September 2019?

We look at the items that were popular with DealNews readers in both September 2020 and 2019, giving you a broad view of the best items to sell this September. Plus, we go over a sales opportunity you won't want to miss this month. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

What You Should Know About Creating Amazon Coupons

Amazon brought coupons to Seller Central in 2017, but these aren't your grandmother's coupons. We go over how to create coupons on Amazon, and the pros and cons of doing so. You can also check out this edition on YouTube.

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Based in Brooklyn, Tom Romero has worked for years in SEO and Digital Marketing and has a long history in e-commerce and entertainment. Outside of DealNews, you may find him chasing tornadoes on the Great Plains.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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