Mistakes You Need to Avoid as an Amazon Merchant

The goal of every amazon merchant is to achieve success in his online business. However, with there being so many marketers already competing on Amazon, it can be very hard for you to succeed if you don’t know what needs to be done to excel. The purpose of this post is to enlighten you on common mistakes that will keep you from achieving your desired goals.

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Neglecting the brand registry

The Amazon Brand Registry is a great program designed for sellers who sell or manufacture their branded products. Most beginners on Amazon don’t take the time to understand this program. This is often the case because of the red tape that is involved when registering. The best thing about the brand registry is that it comes with a remarkable right to edit your branded listings. This is unlike the alternative where the first company that lists the products controls the listing. Being able to control details on the listing will enable you to ensure that all the details are correct and that they emphasize on the right benefits. This is particularly important for the bottom line since margins vary across products. Branded products normally get the highest margins.

Not optimizing your Amazon title

Consumers will search for products using terms and phrases that may not be consistent with your product titles. There are numerous factors that determine your chances of appearing in Amazon searches. The main factor is how well your title resonates with the query of the searcher.

When it comes to optimizing your titles, you have to set aside time to search Amazon sellers and see what they are doing to increase their chances of appearing in searches. More often than not, all that is needed is the right keyword tool. Find the keywords that are most relevant to your products and use them in your tiles. Always consider the point of view of the searcher when optimizing your titles. What terms would a user on Amazon use to find your product?

Using products that have a bad reputation

Regardless of how easy it is for you to sell a product, it is imperative that you pay attention to its reputation. People don’t want to buy items that have had a bad reputation. They want products that will not end up disappointing them. Therefore, if you will be marketing third party products, make sure that the product you plan on selling does not have a bad reputation. This will come in handy when you need customers to leave reviews on your products.

Inventory Management

If your products are selling well but you fail to keep them in stock, you will gain a bad reputation. You don’t want your customers to order something only for you to tell them that it is unavailable. You have to review your previous year’s Amazon seasonality and ensure that you have sound inventory planning for this year.

are many more mistakes Amazon merchants make. It is only by learning from the mistakes of others that you will be able to avoid costly mistakes in the future.

 

Deepak

After working as digital marketing consultant for 4 years Deepak decided to leave and start his own Business. To know more about Deepak, find him on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn now.

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