The final quarter of the fiscal year is just around the corner. We have put together a list of tips for preparing your business for success!
Tip # 1: Supplies – Stock up on supplies now, before there is a big rush. If you’re a client of ours that likes to keep special supplies here to aid with your jobs, please check in via email to make sure we have enough of your supplies. If you do your own prep, consider taking your own supply inventory.
Tip # 2: Listings – Make sure your Amazon listings are up to date and that you don’t have stranded inventory. If you need to do removals for relabeling or any other reason, please email us to see if we are able to accommodate the request.
Tip # 3: Account Health – Monitor the overall health of your account. You do not want to risk getting deactivated in Q4.
Tip #4: Shipping – Remember that Amazon takes longer to receive LTL shipments, which can delay your items from being available for sale. If you are planning a large inbound shipment to Amazon, it may be best to request the shipment in advance (before it becomes urgent) or to go with small parcel regardless of the cost.
Tip #5: Factor in Delays – Factor in shipping delays from your supplier and receiving delays at Amazon.
Tip #6: Check Your Emails – If you work with a prep center like us, submitting a job is not the end of it. You’ll want to make sure that you haven’t received any emails or communications citing issues or errors that may delay your shipments getting into Amazon. If you don’t work with us, you’ll still want to monitor your inbox for communications with Amazon.
Tip # 7: Marketing – Now is the time to really ramp up your marketing and paid ads and get your product before the eyes of potential customers. There are people who maybe would not purchase your product for themselves, but when they come across it online and it’s close to the Holidays, they will want to snag it for their friend, family member, or coworker.
Tip #8: Best Sellers – Make sure you have enough stock of your best sellers in Amazon at all times to ensure you don’t sell out.
Tip #9: January Sales – Make sure you plan beyond December – the Holiday season does not end December 25th. People will still be purchasing in January either with gift cards they received as gifts, or as belated gifts for others.
What would you add to this list?