Tags Now Work With InventoryTagging SKUs has been an option in MBS for a little while, and we’ve just expanded their use.You can now filter by product tags in your inventory.For starters, if you haven’t yet created any SKU tags, you can learn about them in the knowledge base here:Using Product TagsIf you have product tags applied to any SKUs, you can filter by those tags in your Inventory Management (Products > Inventory Management):This gives you yet one more option for defining which products are visible in your inventory management list.To learn more about Inventory Management in MBS -- you guessed it -- check out the KB page:Inventory Management in MBSFrom prior feedback we’re sure this new feature will help many of you when evaluating groupings of products.Did You Know We Do Onboarding?We do.A few months ago we began offering this proactive service, mostly for new sign-ups, but also for anyone who’s been using us and would like to learn more about the many tools available in MBS -- and how to get the most from them.Onboarding consists of a one-on-one session with one of our experts, where they cover usage, best-practices, answer questions and generally make it their objective to ensure you (or your team) fully understands what you can accomplish using ManageByStats.We’ve begun promoting this service more widely, but for now, if you’re interested, you can respond directly to this newsletter via email, let us know and someone from our Onboarding team will get back to you with more info.As always, thank you for being with us. We want to see everyone using MBS get the most out of it. Our goal: a user base effectively applying these amazing tools to boom their Amazon business.
It’s been an interesting time for the global economy, but ... could this be a good time to buy from China?Our friends at WebRetailer had this to say:“More tariffs on Chinese imports have been announced. The Chinese Yuan fell below the 7-per-dollar mark for the first time since the financial crisis. Stock markets tumbled.“In this downbeat atmosphere it might not feel like the right time to start ordering new products from China.“But ... it’s not clear which goods will be caught by the new tariffs (if they really do come in), and the cost may be offset by the weaker Yuan.“Then there are reports that Alibaba suppliers are not sitting back and waiting for business to roll in, but actively following up quotes from years back. They are also more willing to accept lower minimum order quantities -- often the sticking point in negotiations.“So, China may be turning into more of a buyers’ market, and that’s a welcome bit of good news for importers.”Time will tell, but it may be that some of the current tensions actually work to your advantage as an Amazon seller.Here are some ways to source from China ...Alibaba Alternatives: 10 Other Ways to Source Products from China
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California LawsuitAn interesting take, and will be interesting to see where this goes.While Amazon’s retail division has complied with sales tax rules for a long time, what’s under scrutiny is the marketplace division and specifically its 'Fulfilled By Amazon' (FBA). For you see, Amazon meets the definition of a ‘retailer’ according to the state of California, which may impact the way taxes are collected:They possess property owned by another (the seller, who’s using Amazon’s FBA network to store inventory), and they also have the ability to transfer that property to a consumer without any further action on the part of the seller ...California Lawsuit Says Amazon Should Pay Billions In Back TaxesFedEx Will No Longer Carry For AmazonFedEx announced it will no longer be making deliveries for Amazon, as Amazon’s fleet of delivery transportation vehicles continues to grow – both on the ground and in the air.The shipping company says it plans to take on more e-commerce deliveries from other companies, which are not direct shipping competitors ...FedEx Will No Longer Make Any Deliveries For Amazon
Words Of Wisdom From ChildrenNever trust a dog to watch your food. - Patrick, age 10When your dad is mad and asks you, "Do I look stupid?" don't answer him. - Michael, age 14Never tell your mom her diet’s not working. - Mandy, age 12Don’t pull dad's finger when he tells you to. - Emily, age 10When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair. - Taylia, age 11Never allow your three-year-old brother in the same room with your homework. - Traci, age 14Never hold a dust buster and a cat at the same time. - Kyoyo, age 9If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse. - Naomi, age 15When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she’s on the phone. - Alyesha, age 13Never try to baptize a cat. - Eileen, age 8
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“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”- Henry David ThoreauTo your success,Your ManageByStats TeamRead Our Newsletters Online!Share Your Thoughts About ManageByStatsWe’ve made it easy to leave a review:Tell Us What You Think About MBSThanks for taking a few moments to give us your feedback!And don't forget to share ManageByStats with your friends. Our affiliate program pays you an ongoing 25% referral commission.See the Affiliate menu under Settings in your ManageByStats.
When it comes to finding out what’s really going on in your Amazon business and automating growth, there is no more powerful resource than ManageByStats (MBS). This is truly a software suite for Amazon sellers, built by real Amazon sellers.