Sourcing Updates from China and India, Nearly 600 Amazon Packages found dumped in Oklahoma, 80/20 of Ecommerce – January 7, 2022

Sourcing Updates from China and India I had calls with sourcing agents on the ground in China this week and it seems that there are COVID outbreaks happening in parts of China including Ningbo Port. As you know, Chinese New Year is coming up in less than a month so, I recommend you stay vigilant … Continue reading “Sourcing Updates from China and India, Nearly 600 Amazon Packages found dumped in Oklahoma, 80/20 of Ecommerce – January 7, 2022”

Amazon drops Inventory Performance Index (IPI) score to 400 – 80/20 of Ecommerce

Amazon will drop Inventory Performance Index (IPI) score to 400 (previously 450) on January 1st Amazon will update the Inventory Performance Index (IPI) score required to have unlimited storage volume at FBA warehouses. Effective January 1st, the required 450 IPI score will drop to 400 IPI score. The announcement is great news for Amazon sellers … Continue reading “Amazon drops Inventory Performance Index (IPI) score to 400 – 80/20 of Ecommerce”

Discover Mexico Sourcing

As the whole world is facing the Perfect Storm of supply chain challenges, ecommerce sellers and supply chain experts are now considering sourcing from places other than China and Asia. If you’re selling in the US, you know very well how shipping from China today is a struggle – most shipments take up to 73 … Continue reading “Discover Mexico Sourcing”

Find The Best Suppliers Fast On Alibaba.Com With This Sourcing Hack

Finding the right supplier or product takes time and energy. But there is a way to get the best results on Alibaba.com, and there is a simple strategy to make it happen as fast as possible.  Combine RFQ with search to maximize results. In this post, we’ll cover what an RFQ is as well as … Continue reading “Find The Best Suppliers Fast On Alibaba.Com With This Sourcing Hack”

Q4 Checklist For Amazon Sellers

Q4 is finally here and Amazon sellers need to make sure to be fully prepared for the most important part of the year. Many Amazon sellers tend to think that it’s best to try and focus on one particular part of their Amazon business in order to crush it and grow rapidly. The truth is … Continue reading “Q4 Checklist For Amazon Sellers”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – May 14, 2021

I’m taking a “spring break” with my family this week so it will be a short newsletter.Here’s what I’m reading:Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire by Brad StoneJust released this week is the latest biography on Jeff Bezos and how he grew Amazon from an online bookstore to an ecommerce … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – May 14, 2021”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – May 7, 2021

India manufacturing is hurting from the recent Covid spikesAccording to my personal anecdotal evidence, many businesses and manufacturers in India are hurting due to the recent Covid 19 spikes hitting the country of nearly 1.2 billion people.  One sourcing agent I spoke to this week told me that 70% of the manufacturers he works with in … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – May 7, 2021”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – April 23, 2021

Jeff Bezos’ Final Amazon Shareholder Letter – My personal takeawaysJeff Bezos the founder and CEO of Amazon will be stepping down soon.  Each year he writes a highly anticipated newsletter for Amazon shareholders.This week he shared his final Amazon Shareholder newsletter to give us a glimpse of some of the key concepts he instilled since … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – April 23, 2021”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – April 16, 2021

Retail sales explode in March as consumers use stimulus checks to spend heavilyIn the US, retail sales “exploded” in March mainly due to the $1,400 stimulus checks issued by the government.According to CNBC, “Sporting goods, clothing and food and beverage led the gains in spending and contributed to the best month for retail since the … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – April 16, 2021”