HOT OFF THE PRESS: Private Label Secrets, Our New Book!

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Private Label Secrets, Our New Book!

Karen and Neil Gwartzmen have… created the Private Label University personally coached and mentored thousands of entrepreneurs around the globe helped thousands of private labelers build the business of their dreams owned dozens of their own personal,... read more

3 Copywriting Secrets for Your Amazon Listing

3 Copywriting Secrets for Your Amazon Listing

We’ve released a number of blog posts and webinars in 2017 about the importance of optimizing your Amazon listing. We’ve passed along our tips for how to create a title, pictures, bullet points, product description, and more. We’ve talked about SEO... read more

3 Reasons You Should NOT Go To The Canton Fair in October

3 Reasons You Should NOT Go To The Canton Fair in October

Whether you’ve been a part of our community for a week, a month or a year, chances are you’ve heard us talk about the Canton Fair. We LOVE attending this huge trade show in China. We truly believe that a quick 7 day trip to Guangzhou, China has the power... read more

Amazon Sellers and the Future of Fashion

Amazon Sellers and the Future of Fashion

Late last year, Business Insider wrote about Amazon becoming a major threat to United States retailers. However, for some reason, no one in the industry was talking about it. At the time, department stores such as the GAP, Macy’s, J. Crew and Nordstrom were talking... read more

Starting Your Own Amazon Product Photography

Starting Your Own Amazon Product Photography

Hey there! It’s Virtuous Graphics, and I would like to introduce you to the concept of product photography for Amazon products. In this article, I’ll talk about camera, lighting, and equipment setups, including digital SLRs and point and shoot cameras. I’m excited to... read more

More on PPC Advertising: Amazon’s Bid+ Tool

More on PPC Advertising: Amazon’s Bid+ Tool

Before we dive into what Bid+ is an how to use it on your pay per click (PPC) campaigns, we’d like to offer a little advice. If you haven’t already mastered the concepts behind bidding on Amazon and how they work together to decide both the CPC cost and who wins in... read more

5 Ways to Maximize Your Amazon PPC Ad Campaigns

5 Ways to Maximize Your Amazon PPC Ad Campaigns

In a previous blog, we outlined the basics of promoting your product on Amazon through PPC campaigns. We know that many of you have been running PPC test campaigns, so we wanted to take a moment today and take the PPC conversation to the next level. If you want to... read more

3 Sourcing Lessons: Live From China!

3 Sourcing Lessons: Live From China!

As many of you know, we’re in China for a few weeks at the Global Sources Fair in Hong Kong and the Canton Fair in Guangzhou. We’re enjoying these busy few weeks that involve speaking, teaching and training, and of course, checking out the newest, hottest products at... read more

5 Tips for Maximizing the Value of Your Amazon Business

5 Tips for Maximizing the Value of Your Amazon Business

Once you’ve determined the value of your company, which we discussed in our recent post Do You Know the Value of your eCommerce Business?, it’s time to put on your strategic-thinking hat. You want your business to be worth more right? Whether you are looking to sell... read more

Do You Know the Value of your eCommerce Business?

Do You Know the Value of your eCommerce Business?

We spent a lot of time mentoring and coaching Amazon sellers into success, and we’ve been realizing lately how few sellers view their business as an asset. Even if you don't plan on selling your business, it's still useful to know the value of your business in case... read more

5 Tips for Private Labeling Products for Retailers

5 Tips for Private Labeling Products for Retailers

We meet a lot of sellers who are new to the physical product industry that only have their sights set on Amazon. If you’ve never thought about life beyond an online marketplace like Amazon or Ebay, this post us for you! It’s time to start dreaming about the bigger... read more

4 Ways to Increase Multi-Channel Sales

4 Ways to Increase Multi-Channel Sales

As you expand your business, adding multiple sales channels to increase brand awareness is a very logical and strategic step forward. Today, customers are driven by convenience. The more you are represented online, the more likely your customers are to find you.... read more

Seamless Integration: Multi-Channel Selling through Amazon FBA

Seamless Integration: Multi-Channel Selling through Amazon FBA

Let’s say you use Shopify, Ebay, Amazon and a point-of-sale application (like Square) to sell your products. You’ve probably experienced the organizational headaches that come with managing inventory for multiple sales channels, right? Today, we want to let you in on... read more

Amazon and Walmart: at it again?

Amazon and Walmart: at it again?

Last week, Walmart took another gargantuan step towards challenging Amazon’s ever-growing grip on the e-commerce world. In an attempt to create a better deal for customers, Walmart discontinued Shipping Pass, which gave free three-day shipping for an annual fee of... read more

A Tool that Every Amazon Seller Should Have: CashCowPro

A Tool that Every Amazon Seller Should Have: CashCowPro

There is a big, wide world of apps, websites, and services that can help you run your business more smoothly. If you ever feel overwhelmed by your options, rest easy! You’re not alone, which is why we’re starting new blog series on which Amazon tools are really worth... read more

New to the Industry? Here’s Our #1 Strategy for Success

New to the Industry? Here’s Our #1 Strategy for Success

There’s no doubt that selling physical products is an exciting, thriving industry to be a part of right now. In the last five years alone, online marketplaces have completely redefined how billions of people shop for their everyday needs. For anyone with an... read more

Product Patents: When, Where, and How Much

Product Patents: When, Where, and How Much

We’ve received a few questions lately from product entrepreneurs about getting a patent for their big idea. Today, we want to outline the process for you. Why a patent is worth it. This is your special, unique idea. You’ve put an incredible amount of time, effort, and... read more

4 Common Mistakes New Sellers Make and How to Fix Them

4 Common Mistakes New Sellers Make and How to Fix Them

We’ve been in the private labeling business for over 35 years, and have had the privilege to walk alongside thousands of sellers just like you during that time. Along the way, whether it’s through individual coaching sessions, free webinars, a life-changing 7 days at... read more

Our Secret to Finding New Products

Our Secret to Finding New Products

Have you ever thought about making a killer income selling products online? The physical product industry is booming and the time is ripe to launch your business, but often times people don’t know where to find the right product. Today we want to let you in on our... read more

I’m a New Seller! How Do I Promote My Product on Amazon?

I’m a New Seller! How Do I Promote My Product on Amazon?

When you pay for advertising on Facebook or Google, your prospective customers are re-routed to your website or another URL to make the sale. Typically, your ad focuses on convincing the reader of the big WHY (why they need your product in the first place).... read more

How Do I Find a Product to Private Label?

How Do I Find a Product to Private Label?

On a weekly basis, this is the number one question we get asked. Before you get your hopes up, you should know… there’s no definitive “right” way to source products. But with over 35 years of experience private labeling products, we can definitely give you a few tips!... read more

What Exactly Is The Canton Fair?

What Exactly Is The Canton Fair?

The Quickest Way to Find the Newest Products for the Lowest Prices and Make a Killer Income Selling on Amazon: Part 2 Many of our students and clients have been asking us lately about the most effective way to get their online selling business off the ground. People... read more

I’m a New Seller! Where Should I Start?

I’m a New Seller! Where Should I Start?

We’ve had a lot of new students join the Private Label University community in the last few weeks, and if you’re one of them, we’re SO thrilled you’re here. Many of you are asking great questions in our Facebook Group— like how to start looking for viable products to... read more

Big Change for Amazon FBA Sellers on February 15, 2017

Big Change for Amazon FBA Sellers on February 15, 2017

On August 15 and February 15 of each year, Amazon charges long-term storage fees for items stored at FBA fulfillment centers. If items have been at the warehouse for longer than 6 months as of the fee date, those items are charged $11.25 per cubic foot; items at the... read more

Using SEO to Optimize Your 2016 Holiday Sales

Using SEO to Optimize Your 2016 Holiday Sales

Black Friday is swiftly approaching, and along with it comes the biggest selling season of the year. Today we want to talk about SEO optimization and ask one simple question: are you ready to reach as many people as possible? Amazon’s “Search” bar is the primary way... read more

5 Ways to Avoid Illegal Business on Amazon

5 Ways to Avoid Illegal Business on Amazon

Recentley we completed a 4-part series on ways to make money online. Now that you’ve chosen a product business model, let’s make sure you’re keeping things legal. Many of our students tell us that when it comes to the integrity of their seller account, it can be hard... read more

Product Business Models Part 4: Dropshipping

Product Business Models Part 4: Dropshipping

This post is the last in our series on ways you can make money online. Just because we waited to talk about dropshipping last doesn’t mean it’s not a lucrative way to make money online. Quite the opposite, actually. In the last few years, vendors offering fulfillment... read more

Product Business Models Part 3: Retail Arbitrage

Product Business Models Part 3: Retail Arbitrage

This post is part of our continuing series on ways you can make money online. If you’ve spent any amount of time perusing online forums or discussion boards, chances are you’ve seen the popularity of retail arbitrage among new sellers. And for good reason! Many... read more

Product Business Models Part 2: Wholesale Arbitrage

Product Business Models Part 2: Wholesale Arbitrage

This post is part of our continuing series on ways you can make money online. Last week we outlined the pro’s, con’s, and challenges of using private labeling to sell products on Amazon and Ebay. Even though it’s a tried and true model, we understand that some online... read more

Product Business Models Part 1: Private Labeling

Product Business Models Part 1: Private Labeling

Our last article outlined 4 product business models that will help you make money online. Today, we want to take a closer look at one of those options: private labeling. Let’s start by stating the obvious. We’re BIG fans of this method. We’ve been in the private... read more

Big Payoff, Low Investment: 4 ways to make money online

Big Payoff, Low Investment: 4 ways to make money online

Maybe you work full time but you’re looking for a way to make some extra money on the side. Or you’re a crafty DIY’er with a unique product that you create yourself. Perhaps you’re a serial entrepreneur, always on the lookout for new business opportunities. Or maybe... read more

Common Amazon Terminology & Acronyms

Common Amazon Terminology & Acronyms

If you’re new to selling products online, chances are you’ve spent some time perusing online forums and blogs. As you’ve seen, there are a handful of acronyms that the online selling community uses constantly. Because we’re passionate about helping you become a... read more

How to maximize your Q4 on Amazon: Part 2

How to maximize your Q4 on Amazon: Part 2

Last week we talked about four ways you can capitalize on Amazon’s Q4 growth opportunities. Today we want to outline another tactic for experiencing incredible success during the holiday season. We LOVE talking about selling on Amazon during the Q4. It’s high-energy,... read more

The end of an era on Amazon: Incentivized reviews are banned

The end of an era on Amazon: Incentivized reviews are banned

On October 3rd, Amazon officially banned incentivized product reviews. Unless you are using Amazon Vine, sellers can no longer provide a free or discounted product in exchange for customer reviews. You can read Amazon's statement here. Why did Amazon make this change?... read more

How to maximize your Q4 on Amazon: Part 1

How to maximize your Q4 on Amazon: Part 1

According to this BusinessWire report, Amazon’s Q4 last year (2015) was a record-breaking one. With more than three million customers joining Prime in the third week of December, Amazon managed to ship over 200 million more items during the holiday season and Prime... read more

“Is Amazon Launchpad Worth It?”  A Review from the Experts

“Is Amazon Launchpad Worth It?” A Review from the Experts

Whether you’ve been selling on Amazon for a month or five years, you’re probably very familiar with the age-old problem of online retail: how do you get your product(s) exposed to a wider audience? In July 2015, Amazon came to the rescue with the release of a new... read more

**WARNING!** Beware of this new Trademark Scam!

**WARNING!** Beware of this new Trademark Scam!

Let’s state the obvious: there is a big, bad world of companies that prey on honest online sellers seeking to protect their product/brand with a trademark or patent. If you haven’t already received a letter trying to scam you into money, just wait. Based on our... read more

Breaking News: Chaos & Turmoil in the Global Freight Scene?

Breaking News: Chaos & Turmoil in the Global Freight Scene?

Have you heard of South Korean’s Hanjin Shipping Company? Maybe you’ve seen their containers being transported cross-country on a freight train or piled high in a port. Operating approximately 60 regular lines world-wide, with over 140 container shipping vessels,... read more

How Blogging Will Put Your Amazon Products in the Spotlight

How Blogging Will Put Your Amazon Products in the Spotlight

As mentioned in a previous post, diversity in product marketing efforts is a huge plus for anyone selling products on Amazon, enabling you to set your products apart from others in your product niche. Blogging is a great way to do this, putting your products in the... read more

Online Product Marketing Tips: Marketing Outside Amazon

Online Product Marketing Tips: Marketing Outside Amazon

In our experience, most product entrepreneurs who sell on Amazon rely exclusively on the Amazon PPC system of advertising. Yet, in today’s world of internet marketing, we have access to so many other resources that can also help our products reach potential customers.... read more

What Should I Sell? The Top Product Ideas Trending RIGHT NOW

What Should I Sell? The Top Product Ideas Trending RIGHT NOW

Perhaps you’ve asked yourself these questions before: What product(s) will actually make me money? What product(s) will bring in the kind business I’m looking for? Where can I even find my perfect product(s)?!? We have recently conducted extensive research on Amazon,... read more

5 Ways to Securely Send Your Payment Overseas

5 Ways to Securely Send Your Payment Overseas

So you have finally found your perfect product and now you’re wondering, what’s the perfect way to send money overseas? We’ve recently had one of our payments held by a bank in Shanghai for over 40 days! Listen to the full story here. Because this is an issue that... read more

Is “Free Shipping” really FREE?

Is “Free Shipping” really FREE?

Let’s cut right to it: No. “Free Shipping!” is an attractive offer to most of us, but unfortunately, shipping is never free. If anything, free shipping is getting more expensive every year. The history of free shipping. In the early days of online retailing, many... read more

Impact of BREXIT Vote for US Amazon Sellers

Impact of BREXIT Vote for US Amazon Sellers

In today’s global marketplace, the political choices made in other countries can have far reaching effects on local sellers. Prior to the BREXIT vote, the UK was part of the EU Amazon Marketplace. This meant that, if you were selling products on Amazon, you were able... read more

Is Your Perfect Product Really “Made in USA”?

Is Your Perfect Product Really “Made in USA”?

Did you know… The International Trade Commission recently passed new legislation that puts stricter regulations on which products can legally use the label Made in USA? This new legislation suggests that US Customs and Border Protection will be cracking down on... read more

You Have the Advantage as a US-based Amazon Retailer

You Have the Advantage as a US-based Amazon Retailer

In a previous post we discussed the increased competition from Chinese companies selling directly to consumers on Amazon and eBay: Is Your Chinese Supplier Now Your Competitor on Amazon? As we said in that post… “While some who sell products on Amazon and eBay are... read more

Is Your Chinese Supplier Now Your Competitor on Amazon?

Is Your Chinese Supplier Now Your Competitor on Amazon?

Here’s the latest buzz in the product importing business: The Chinese manufacturers that many online retailers buy from are now selling directly on Amazon and eBay. Naturally, these retailers are asking, “How do we compete?” In fact, Amazon reported that... read more

How NOT to Find a Product Supplier You Can Trust

How NOT to Find a Product Supplier You Can Trust

What is the ONE THING we have learned from being in the product importing business for more than 35 years? Whatever you do: Assume nothing – all the time! Take nothing for granted – all the time! Be skeptical – all the time! OK, so that’s three things but, you get the... read more

How NOT to Find an Importer You Can Trust

How NOT to Find an Importer You Can Trust

We said it in a previous post, How NOT to Find a Product Supplier You Can Trust, but it must be said again… When you want to import products to sell online: Assume nothing – all the time! Take nothing for granted – all the time! Be skeptical – all the time! Now, as we... read more

Discover the Power of Private Labeling

Discover the Power of Private Labeling

Private label products have become increasingly popular in virtually every marketplace, competing head-to-head with national brands instead of being a mere afterthought in their product mix.

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Advice To Those Who Have An Invention Or Idea

Advice To Those Who Have An Invention Or Idea

Great Advice for those who have an invention or idea but not sure where to start. I truly believe the advice I am going to give you is solid advice and straight forward. it is important because I have seen many clients taken for a financial ride. I come across so many people who have been deceived by companies and given really bad advice and in turn has cost the inventor TONS of money.

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Incredible Event In California

Incredible Event In California

Wow, is all I can say!!  What an incredible event we had in California. Our booth looked fabulous and was ALWAYS busy with amazingly creative inventors.  We met so many incredible people and made wonderful contacts.  Our calendars are filling up as we offered to those... read more

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