ManageByStats This Week – Issue 1850
Issue 1850 of this, our beloved Weekly Letter, is upon us, which means by the time you’re reading this there’s only two more weeks left in the year.
Here’s to a great finish to the season.
To kick things off this week we’ve got a bonus; a charity event you might want to attend if you’re able.
A charity networking event in Los Angeles, taking place December 19th. For those of you able to attend, this is an event for Amazon sellers hosted by Seller Events, a group dedicated to supporting Amazon sellers with the best events, software and services to help you grow.
Tickets are first come, first served and space is limited. The LA event will feature a raffle and a drive to donate to families in need alongside the LA Fire Dept. This is an exclusive engagement.
To learn more visit the Seller Events page:
It’s for a great cause, if you can make it.
Now let’s take a look at what we’ve got in store for Issue 1850.
This week we’ve got some great tips for you in Tips & Tricks on the multitude of Dashlets available when customizing your Dashboard.
In Sellers’ Paradise we take a look at 10 retail predictions for 2019, from the retail mystics at Forbes. China has been making huge inroads into selling on Amazon, and it’s no secret how many new sellers have joined the Zon in the last year. We look at the impact of that influx and how Amazon is encouraging new sellers to brand in The World Of Amazon.
And finally, in What’s New we have a press release on the Data Table under Graphs, which lets you convert selected graphical info into a data table that can be exported.
Only a few more weeks left in 2018. We hope you’re already well into a great holiday season, and are looking forward to another year of prosperity.
If desired you can view a data table under Graphs, using the same multiple criteria to restrict by things like Brand, Product Line, Product, and specified date ranges. The data can then be exported to either a CSV file or directly to Excel …
Retail is as exciting and alive as it has ever been, and therefore 2019 promises to be what 2018 was and, oh, so much more. 2019 could just be the watershed year that shapes the industry’s direction for the next 20 to 30 years.
Here then is some great insight from Forbes; hot off the press, no-holds-barred predictions to get you ready for what’s to come in 2019 and beyond …
TIPS & TRICKS
To add a Dashlet hover over an open section of Dashboard and click the “+” symbol:
You’ll then see the latest selection options. Some of the newest include KPIs, Graphs and Dashlets for SellerMail stats:
Make your selections and your Dashlet is displayed:
You can select Dashlets for any of the Graphs options, giving you the ability to place mini versions on your Dashboard for quick, easy viewing.
Add and position them to your liking, create additional Dashboards if desired, and create your own custom views that give you the at-a-glance info you want to see:
THE WORLD OF AMAZON
39% of the top Amazon Sellers are now based in China. Amazon’s data shows that Chinese sellers will create a new product on Amazon every 0.02 seconds, 60% of their sales come from new products created in the past 12 months, and for that same group nearly 50% of the top 10,000 hot-selling items in sales are from new products created in the past 12 months. The data illustrates the rapid iteration and upgrades Chinese sellers are producing.
But Amazon is urging this flood of new sellers to not simply crank out products, but to build brands …
Three dinosaurs stumble across a magic lamp.
They rub it, and a genie appears.
The genie announces, “I have three wishes, so I’ll give one to each of you.”
The first dinosaur thinks hard.
“Alright,” he says, “I’ll have a big, juicy, piece of meat.”
Instantly, the biggest, juiciest piece of meat he’s ever seen appears in front of him.
Not to be outdone, the second dinosaur thinks even harder.
“I know! I’ll have a shower of meat!”
Immediately, huge pieces of meat rain down around him.
The third dinosaur, not to be outdone, thinks harder than the previous dinosaurs.
“I’ve got it!” he cries. “I want a meatier shower!”
The rest, as they say, is history.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Laughter is wine for the soul — laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness — the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.”
– Sean O’Casey
All the best,
Your ManageByStats Team
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