Time Management for e-commerce is an absolutely critical skill area. Time management can be the single biggest block to even starting an e-commerce business. And for an established, busy e-commerce business owner, managing time is just as critical.
In this episode, we focus on the learnings from the wonderful book (and also audio book) –
“7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Steven Covey
This very important question came up recently with one of my mentoring clients, which is a very common question among Amazon sellers. For more information on mentoring, you can find that at amazingfba.com/mentoring.
I had a returning mentoring client recently. My client, Mr. X, has had a good year with business last year. It is a brick and mortar business that relies on him, as he sells his services as opposed to a physical product. He likes the clients, but it is a lot of work, and he doesn’t want to scale it.
Determinism is the belief that “We are largely determined by conditioning and conditions.” It is the opposite of being proactive.
Last time on Amazing FBA I sat down with John Cant of Rising Sun Commerce to chat about getting started selling on Amazon Japan. I’ll admit that in light of Brexit and American tariffs on Chinese imports, Part 1 of our interview got me incredibly excited about the opportunities available to Amazon sellers in the Japanese marketplace. The process strikes me as much more straightforward than I’d have anticipated, and Japan is now the third largest economy and third largest Amazon Marketplace in the world. If you missed Part 1, head over to AmazingFBA.com/JohnC.
With Brexit on the horizon and U.S. imposing tariffs on Chinese imports, there couldn’t be a better time to expand your business to sell in Japanese on Amazon Japan. Japan offers FBA just like in the other major markets, the shipping costs from China to Japan are lower than to the US, UK or Europe, and Japan overtook the UK in 2017 to become the third largest Amazon marketplace in the world.
It’s a family business that buys products from China. Joe started working there from age 21.
He took over running the business and building a brand from his father aged around 25.
Amazon is an incredible launch mechanism for new eCommerce retailers and established brands alike, but sometimes we can fall into the trap of thinking it’s the only solution for online retail. On the last installment of Amazing FBA Jason Miles and I discussed this phenomenon. It’s called the Einstellung Effect.
On this instalment of Amazing FBA, 10k Collective member Ashley Pearce returns with part two of our interview. If you missed part one and you’re a seller new to Amazon, make sure you go back and take a listen to Episode 252. If you’re already caught up, today we’re going to be talking about scaling a business; specifically scaling a business up to $1 million in turnover per year.
I’m delighted today to welcome 10k Collective member Ashley Pearce. Ashley is one of the most active members of the 10k Collective mastermind, and he’s here to talk about selling on Amazon; specifically, the first 18 months. He’s not a billionaire Amazon seller or revolutionary startup software company CEO. Ashley is merely a guy who heard about the Fulfilment by Amazon program on the Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast, cobbled together about £8,000, and jumped into selling on Amazon.