How To Profit With FBA

By Joe Waynick In my previous articles, “Have You Heard Of FBA?” I suggested that as a local retail store owner, you could significantly enhance your sales using Amazon.com’s FBA program. In this article, we’re going to explore some of the costs of doing business using FBA. One of the biggest reasons many store owners […]Read More

Have You Heard About FBA?

  FBA stands for “Fulfillment By Amazon.” It’s an order fulfillment service offered by Amazon.com that allows 3rd party sellers to procure inventory and send it to Amazon for storage in one of their warehouses. The seller then advertises the merchandise for sale and when it sells, Amazon fulfills the order and deposits the profits […]Read More

Internet Sales Tax Legislation Gains Steam

New legislation to impose state sales tax collection requirements on Internet retailers such as Amazon.com is in the works according to Republican Senator Lamar Alexander. Legal confrontations between the giant Internet retailer and state lawmakers have been occurring for years as cash-strapped states continue to pressure Amazon to comply. However, the tide seems to be […]Read More

Should Internet Sellers Be Forced To Collect State Sales Taxes?

By Joe Waynick Internet retail giant Amazon.com and the state of California have been locked in legal combat the past few months because state lawmakers want the retailer to begin collecting state sales taxes on Internet sales made to California residents. Under federal law states can only require companies to collect sales taxes if they […]Read More

How To Partner With Book Dealers

By Joe Waynick It should be obvious that book dealers and used book store owners are natural allies. Then why is it so difficult for these two groups to see eye-to-eye? I’ve been a full-time book scout since 2006. I pound the pavement every day in search of that elusive literary diamond hidden beneath a […]Read More

2011 Sellers Conference for Online Entrepreneurs (SCOE) Is A Hit

By Joe Waynick For the past three years I’ve attend the annual SCOE conference held every July in Seattle, WA for online entrepreneurs. And every year it just keeps getting better and better. The conference is designed for all online sellers using Amazon for a sales platform regardless of product category, including consumer products, books […]Read More

Borders Announces Total Liquidation

By Joe Waynick I never expected this. I thought Borders would emerge from bankruptcy a stronger company after shedding most of its debts and excess overhead. That’s what most large companies do. But now they say they’re going to liquidate all 400 of their retail stores. Indie booksellers shouldn’t be too quick to celebrate the […]Read More

Can You Make Money Selling Books Online? (Part 2)

Part 1 of Joe’s Article appears here… By Joe Waynick In first part of this two part series, I told you there were two important concepts for you to understand if you wanted to successfully integrate Internet bookselling into your business. Those two concepts were: New Listing Sales Residual Sales We already know that New […]Read More