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ManageByStats Nominated For Prestigious Industry Award

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It’s the holidays and we’ve got a lot extra going on, as is always the case this time of year. Specifically we have two holiday events happening in December, both in our neck of the woods, and we want to tell you about them.

The first is a live event, with our CEO, Philip Jepsen, which will also be streamed so anyone can join. That one’s happening December 3rd.

The other is a holiday party. Come, be exceedingly festive while also networking with other fellow Amazon sellers, with the proceeds going to a children’s charity. That one’s happening in Clearwater, Florida, near our global HQ (global HQ sounds so much cooler than corporate office). The holiday party goes down December 12th, and is definitely an in-person affair. If you can be in town that day, or if you already are in town, we’d love to have you.

Read on for more.

Live “Ask Me Anything” Event, December 3rd

Our CEO, Philip Jepsen, will be live in Clearwater, at 123 N Ft Harrison Avenue, on Tuesday, December 3rd from 7 to 9 pm EST.

Philip will be discussing topics involving selling on Amazon, ManageByStats, and pretty much anything else anyone has a question on. The event will be streamed live, so if you’re interested but can’t make it, you don’t have to physically be there to attend.

Let us know you’ll be joining us (virtual or in person) by checking in on Facebook.

Let Us Know You’re Going

Holiday Party, December 12th

This will be a great event, and proceeds go for a great cause. The aim is to bring the community together, celebrate the year and set our intention for the next — while deploying the force of our community for good in the form of raising money for charity during the festive period.

Jumpstart your 2020 by surrounding yourself with fellow sellers and Amazon experts in the same room. In attendance will be our own Philip Jepsen, along with famed Amazing mentors and coaches, Rich Henderson and Mike McClary.

Come join us December 12th in sunny Clearwater!

Get Your Holiday Party On

Got Your MBS Plugin?

If you don’t have it yet, you gotta get it. We’d say it’s better than ice cream, and maybe it is, but we don’t want to start any arguments. Let’s just say, your life with the MBS Plugin will be as happy as a life filled with ice cream.

Get the plugin, make life happy.

It’s free, it runs in the background, and it helps you do things you couldn’t without it.

The Plugin lets you:

  • Update graph data
  • Update order & transaction data
  • Update reviews & feedback
  • Download missing products

If you haven’t already, we recommend you get it for your Chrome browser. It’s easily added as a Chrome extension, and helps with various functions in your MBS.

The Plugin is a one-click install, and takes just seconds to get:

Get The MBS Chrome Plugin

One More Week To Vote …

They’re still taking votes for the big Vendor In Partnership (VIP) Awards. We’ve been nominated, and we’d love it if you’re willing to cast a vote on our behalf.

If so, all you need to do is click this banner:

That will take you to a voting page, with our category pre-selected. Our category is:

Selling Integration Platforms > Best Commerce Platform

Thanks for taking a moment to do that! It would be pretty amazing to receive an award at this prestigious event.

Annnd … that’s finally it for the longest “Hello & Welcome” section ever.

Have a great week!



This week we want to remind you of the unsubscribe link MBS can add to your seller messages sent by SellerMail. If you’re using SellerMail, you should know Amazon has made some adjustments to their Buyer-Seller Messaging.

Amazon Buyer-Seller Messaging

In response, we’ve made it so you can easily disable or enable the unsubscribe feature for all SellerMail emails by clicking this button in your Email Rules:

That’s under:

SellerMail > Email Rules

MBS can automatically add an unsubscribe link to each email, which is in addition to the Amazon unsubscribe link. The MBS link allows the recipient to unsubscribe either from receiving further emails related to that specific order, or from all future emails.

Amazon also adds an unsubscribe link to each email, which only allows the customer to opt out of all future messages.

Amazon has been taking communication with buyers more seriously of late, and it may be advantageous to disable the automatic insertion of the MBS unsubscribe link. To that end we’ve provided this button, which allows you to easily enable or disable the insertion of the link with one click.



For a long time the concept of cryptocurrency was nothing more than a theory, but in 2009 it became a legitimate form of currency called Bitcoin. A few years later, in 2013, it peaked in value at $266 per Bitcoin (more than $2 billion in total) but this was followed quickly by a 50% drop in value.

While the history of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general has been volatile, there are many people who believe it will one day be as widely accepted as traditional currencies …

The Future of Cryptocurrency in Business



Your success is our success. We operate every day on that belief, and everything we do is done with the intention of helping you become the best Amazon seller you can be.

To that end we bring you the latest information here each week, give you tips and better ways to do things, let you know about great events and on and on. This is in addition to giving you the best tools for your business, in the form of the ManageByStats suite and all other services.

Our goal is to keep you informed. At times the information isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Usually it’s sunshine and rainbows, in fact most often is — this is a pretty fun game we’re playing — but we strive to bring you the insight you need with which to plan, to make decisions. Basically, information that helps you think into the future.

This week we take a look at the current big-picture state of Amazon. While it’s true the company has grown to service roughly half of the United States’ total e-commerce market, according to data from eMarketer, and it’s successfully waded into the brick and mortar world with divisions like Whole Foods Market and a budding chain of physical bookstores, there may be signs of planing out.

There’s going to come a point in time when Amazon runs out of places and ways to cost-effectively expand. Certainly there’s no imminent danger, but we may be nearing that point — if we’re not there already …

Are We at Peak Amazon? 



A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and order the “Chicken Surprise”. The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot.

Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down.

“Good grief, did you see that?” she asks her husband. He hadn’t, so she asks him to look in the pot. He reaches for it and again the lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down.

Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation.

“Please, sir,” says the waiter, “what did you order?”

The husband replies, “Chicken Surprise.”

“Ah! So sorry, everyone,” says the waiter, “I brought you Peeking Duck.”



“If things are not failing, you’re not innovating enough.”

 – Elon Musk


 To your success,

Your ManageByStats Team


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