7/23/15: A Recap of Updates

Hello everyone – a few updates to the software today, first of which is the multiple options in “Pricing Formula”.

AdvancedSettings FixedMarginPricing PercentMarginPricing

They can be seen under your “advanced settings” tab. Now, instead of using the custom equation (which at default sets your profit margin to be identical to the one you’d get from Amazon), you can easily set a fixed amount or percentage margin by selecting the first or the second option.

You’ll also notice this little addition.

Price Calculator

It’s the pricing calculator that we’ve been working on. It’ll show you in an incredibly simple and straightforward manner what your fees are, for both Amazon and eBay. No more guessing, or paperwork on your part.

Calculator Large ScreenYou’ll see that it’s in the box that appears when you click “edit and list”. We’ve put it there so you could set a different price for every single listing, if you’d like. When you change the value of “your eBay price”, the “eBay earnings” box automatically changes in real-time to show you what you’d earn off of that given price.

The “competitive eBay price” is shown right below to help you decide how much margin you’d want while still maintaining a price that’s feasible for eBay listings.

And that’s it for now – a design overhaul a few weeks ago, an enhanced sign-up process along with that, now a more transparent pricing calculator and a few different options to price your items as well. In the future, we’ll be updating our referral plans so that you guys can get more value out of it than now. Be on the lookout for that, but not to worry – we’ll let you guys know by email when it happens.

7/23/15: A Recap of Updates

A Guest Post: SellerEngine Plus

This post was written by our friends over at SEPlus; if it sounds like something that could help your FBA business grow, head over to SellerEngine and check out their whole array of products. 

It’s no big secret that JoeLister is all about increasing FBA sales. It streamlines the listing process by virtually cloning all their FBA stock across to their eBay inventory instantly. After JoeLister creates the fulfillment requests, the orders are shipped straight from the Amazon warehouse to the eBay customer. What could be simpler?

Funny you should ask, because we’ve come across something that could systemize things even further: SellerEngine Plus. Both JoeLister and SE Plus are powerful tools in their own right, but when you combine the two you get what we like to call a match made in FBA heaven. So, Amazon sellers, lend us your ears, because we are about to introduce you to the daring duo of multi-channel fulfillment.

What is SellerEngine About?

Imagine being able to manage your FBA shipments in one go; deciding what to include in your shipments, labeling them, listing them, comparing prices with your competitors’, and repricing instantly, all in one fell swoop. That, in a nutshell, is what SellerEngine Plus can do for you.

In other words, it takes care of most of the work involved in creating and maintaining your FBA inventory. When synced with Amazon, the data updates seamlessly, ruling out any mistakes. No more overpriced items, no more slow-moving inventory.

SE Plus gives you the latest data on both the items you already stock in an Amazon warehouse, and anything you may be looking to stock in the future. Then, it gives you the tools to make any necessary changes to your listings.

So, instead of sending those products to Amazon only to have them incur long-term storage fees; why not import a list of what your supplier has in stock, and run it by SE Plus? Compare sales ranks, check the competition, and figure out if they’re worth the trouble before buying and sending them out.

1RIGHTNOW

Could SellerEngine be Right for You?

You know how you spend hours and hours ordering, checking, labeling and shipping off your FBA inventory only to find that part of it incurs long-term storage fees? Well, SE Plus is a way out of this vicious cycle of nonproductive work because it helps you weed out items that are not likely to sell.

SE Plus has been helping Amazon sellers for 13 years. It’s working every day to keep up with customers’ changing needs, so those who use it can focus their time and their investments on products that are more likely to sell for a profit.

Turnaround times are quicker, FBA storage fees are smaller, and everyone’s happier, including JoeLister. After all, the more you list on FBA, the more data you feed into JoeLister, and the more you sell on eBay.

But don’t take our word for it. Download the free trial, and test the waters for yourself for a whole month. All sellers who sign up and quote JoeLister will get the first two months at half-price after their 30-day free trial is over, as a courtesy of Seller Engine. All you need to do to claim 50% off the first two months is write in to support and mention that you signed up via Joe Lister, and your second payment will be refunded.

A Guest Post: SellerEngine Plus

PSA Everyone: Prime Day is July 15th

RIGHTNOWWith all the flamboyance of a dancing, animated box-man, Amazon announces Prime Day – its own version of Black Friday, exclusively for Amazon Prime members. The date is set to be Wednesday, July 15th, just about a week from now.

It’s not just us reveling at the announcement: take a look at this and this.

Now, we know that this isn’t directly related to JoeLister activities. But we are aware that a bunch of you guys might be Amazon Prime members, and if so, here’s a day to be looking forward to. In addition of the savings, the increased traffic might be a tide that lifts all boats: the increased traffic might result in increased sales for your FBA stock, or anything else that’s sitting around on Amazon.

RIGHTNOW

Of course, the “New deals every day” sign makes an appearance. 

H/t to Amazon for the official page on this. We just hope that it could happen every year, and not just on Amazon’s 20th birthday.

PSA Everyone: Prime Day is July 15th

Long-term Storage Fees: Hitting August 15th

RIGHTNOW

A little PSA: It’s July, and long-term fees are coming.

When are they coming? August 15th. Precisely a month and a half from now.

Will everything I have incur long-term fees? Nope. Only stuff that’s been sitting in a fulfillment center for more than half a year.

Does everything incur the same amount? Nope. There’s two tiers of fees – one for items that’s been sitting around from 6 months to a year, and one for items that’s been sitting around for longer than a year. In terms of cost per cubic foot, the first tier is $11.25 and the second is $22.50.

What tools do I have to check up on my inventory (relative to August 15th)? Amazon gives you this and this, so you can check those out. Alternatively, if you have a good sense of how much it would cost to avoid the fees by pulling out the inventory or discounting prices, you can maybe consider those options if they’re lower than simply paying the fees.

S/O to Amazon, which obviously provides the official info.

Long-term Storage Fees: Hitting August 15th

JoeLister Software Updates: 6/23/15

Joe’s been hard at work adding some of the most widely-demanded features to make your multi-channel selling experience with JoeLister even easier. Here’s an overview of what we’ve added these past few weeks:

Expedited shipping

JoeLister now supports expedited shipping options for all your new listings. The expedited shipping prices are calculated automatically, ensuring that you make the same profits regardless of which shipping option the buyer selects. Read more here.

If you’re an existing JoeLister user, you’ll need to follow these instructions to enable expedited shipping for new listings.

BuLK listing

If you’ve ever wanted to list all of your Amazon items with one click, now is your chance. You can simply click “List All” at the top of your “Amazon Inventory” tab, and JoeLister will automatically list all the items on that page priced according to your pricing formula. You can even narrow down the items to list by search query.

condition MAPPing

In the past, JoeLister only let you list “new” items (or would mark all of your “used” items as “new”). We’ve now created an intelligent mapping between Amazon item conditions and eBay item conditions that lets us pick the right condition for all of your Amazon inventory.

Bugfixes

We’ve fixed a variety of issues that were affecting the inventory and quantity syncing on some users. Quanitity updated and fulfillments happen more frequently.

JoeLister Software Updates: 6/23/15