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The Amazon Files, hosted by Kristin Ostrander, Amazon business strategist and one of the founders of Mommy Income, hits the airwaves every Tuesday with the real truth about selling on Amazon. This show isn’t about sugar-coated reality. It’s real truth - the good, the bad and the ugly - shared with practical action steps and strategies to help both new and experienced sellers tackle the world’s largest retail sales platform.

The Amazon Files: The Real Truth About Selling Online Kristin Ostrander

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    • 4.9, 41 Ratings

The Amazon Files, hosted by Kristin Ostrander, Amazon business strategist and one of the founders of Mommy Income, hits the airwaves every Tuesday with the real truth about selling on Amazon. This show isn’t about sugar-coated reality. It’s real truth - the good, the bad and the ugly - shared with practical action steps and strategies to help both new and experienced sellers tackle the world’s largest retail sales platform.

    Ask Me Anything About Amazon Part 2

    Ask Me Anything About Amazon Part 2

    In this episode, I share advice and tips on scaling your Amazon business and getting started with wholesale bundling. I answer questions about preparing for Q4 2020 and explain why you need to diversify for this year’s holiday season. I share tips on researching products and advice on how to price bundles. I also reveal the best tools and apps I use in my business and explain why wholesale bundling is still the best way to reap profit on Amazon.

    • 54 min
    Ask me Anything About Amazon Part 1

    Ask me Anything About Amazon Part 1

    In this episode, I answer some of your most pressing questions about starting, running, and growing your Amazon business. I reveal how much money you need to get started on Amazon and discuss the other requirements you’ll need to meet to start your online store. I discuss bundling strategies, including vetting components and monitoring your competitors’ products. I also discuss getting the process of GTIN exemptions, brand registry, and trademarking.

    • 52 min
    ATTENTION AMAZON SELLERS: Change is coming

    ATTENTION AMAZON SELLERS: Change is coming

    In this episode, I discuss an overview of Amazon's major changes and how they’re going to affect every seller. I share some facts and statistics that show how Amazon has grown and dominated the Ecommerce space and the antitrust lawsuits filed against them. I also reveal the new policies Amazon has put in place for inventory thresholds and listing restrictions and share some advice on what you can do to comply with these new rules.

    • 51 min
    Seller Success Story With Lori Tomonto

    Seller Success Story With Lori Tomonto

    Lori Tomonto joins me today to share how she began her flea market business and her experiences while running it. She discusses how she started selling on Amazon and why she decided to change her online business model from retail arbitrage to wholesale bundling. She shares her recommendations on wholesale bundling and reveals the benefits of focusing on niches when doing so. She also shares her “time-money” scale and the challenges she faced in her Amazon business.

    • 57 min
    Keyword Best Practices with My Amazon Guy Steven Pope

    Keyword Best Practices with My Amazon Guy Steven Pope

    Steven Pope joins me today to discuss how you can rank your items on Amazon using keyword best practices. He highlights why you need to look at your competitors when creating keywords and reveals his favorite keyword research tool. He shares best practices on working with keyword search, title creation, and the A+ and description sections on Amazon. He also explains why you should add misspellings and Spanish translations, as well as discuss why it’s crucial to update your keyword listings on Amazon.

    • 49 min
    Listeners Q & A Session: YOU Asked, I Answered

    Listeners Q & A Session: YOU Asked, I Answered

    In today’s episode, I answer some of the questions that were asked during our Ask Me Anything Amazon event. I discuss how the pandemic affected people’s buying behavior and explain why it’s a great time to start selling on Amazon in spite of the coronavirus. I explore how you can scale and grow your business through diversification and changing your Amazon business model and share how you can rank your products on Amazon.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Kim from New Mexico ,

Kim

My very favorite Amazon podcast! I have already finished the first course and found it very helpful and full of useful information. Kristin is so positive and high energy - I always feel energized after listening!

Ten J Street ,

The Real Deal

I first learned of Kristen’s story while listening to the Christy Wright podcast. I knew I wanted to learn more. Then I found the duo, Kristen and Amy, on their YouTube channel. The stuff they share for free is so helpful. I have taken two paid for classes and there is so much content in them that I have to keep going back to review. Did I mention that they answer emails! Thanks dear ladies for inspiring me!

Fromflames ,

Worth it!

If you’re like me, you listen to a lot of podcasts. Probably too many! I cut back on the number of podcast shows I listen to so that I can focus and take action.

This is one I DID NOT cut back on. In addition to the actual how-to technical part of running an Amazon FBA business, these two nurture your entrepreneurial mindset, as well.

They show you how to get over mental hurdles and how to BE a successful business owner. Where to outsource, how to get it all done, strategy, etc. That was what I needed as a new entrepreneur.

This show is the perfect mix of inspiration to keep you going and hard questions to help you grow both personally and professionally.

Take a listen because it’s well worth your time!

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