The Great Wall

Imagine if there was a place you could go to, where you could find like-minded individuals who are more experienced/knowledgeable than you? Wouldn’t it be great if you could peek into their minds, ask these people questions that have been bothering you and get solutions in the form of replies? I’m sure you would love to have some sort of “safe heaven” where you could ask your business-related questions. You no longer have to walk this path alone.

Over at sells like hot cakes, we have just the right solution for this: a community of professional and amateur Amazon, Shopify and eBay sellers committed to helping each other succeed. There is a massive pool of information out there which can help a novice or slacker step up his/her game. Our great wall is just the perfect avenue to accomplish this goal.

Here, a community of experts and non-experts interact, share ideas, solve problems, learn from each other’s mistakes and dish out suggestions to help put each other on the path to success. On the wall, we don’t view ourselves as competitors or adversaries, since we are all selling in different niches 🙂 Instead, we see ourselves as brothers, sisters, and friends. On this great wall, there is much learning and much love.

So head out now to sellslikehotcakes.co/wall.php sign up and start posting; the answer to some of your many e-commerce problems might just be a click away! We’re sure you’ll love the famous “WALL” but BEWARE: It is highly addictive!

P.S: From time to time, we’ll take some of the frequently asked questions on the wall and proffer solutions to these problems here. So stay tuned!

 

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 Cyril says at 22:25 et
Do you recommend to ship all by express if i am just starting?
 
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Claudia says at 07:39 et
No, it would be too expensive. I suggest that you follow 20-80 rule. 20% by air express to get stuff fast for FBA launch and rest by sea freight (slower but cheaper). When your sales pick up, the sea shipment will arrive to Amazon
 
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 Sandra says at 23:00 et
My question is.. What is the best time to start selling summer products?
 
Claudia says at 07:40 et
Thank you Sandra.. Please check the TRENDS and SEASONS tool we have for your product.. Usually April-May is a good time to start selling summer products. Sales peak in June-July.
 
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 pat says at 23:12 et
Getting ready to ship next batch of 1500 units next week by sea :)
 
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 Sandra says at 19:19 et
What tools do you use to count your fees?
 
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Claudia says at 19:24 et
Check Fetcher, CashCowPro and tools like that! Hope it helps! They connect directly to your amazon seller-central to fetch data and build a nice stats&charts&fees page.
 
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 Wise Woman says at 21:20 et
I am starting FBA and have 2 questions..
1. What is EAN/IAN??
2. What is FNSKU?
 
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Claudia says at 21:20 et
1. It's European Article Number or International Article Number A 13 digit-10 data and 3 check -barcoding standard which is a superset of the original 12-digit Universal Product Code system.

2. Fulfillment Network Stock Keeping Unit... This number is used to identify a specific product to a specific seller within an Amazon Fulfillment Center. It's this that goes on your product as a label if you're selling FBA and not commingling
 
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 henry says at 21:21 et
sorry what is this FBA mean??
 
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Claudia says at 21:21 et
In short it works like this.. Amazon fulfillment centers pick, pack and ship a seller’s products, as well as providing customer service for products -all of this comes with a FbA fee 15-30% depending on the price
 
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 Kenga says at 21:21 et
Whats different with FBM and FBA??
 
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 Dylan says at 21:21 et
Fulfillment by Merchant - The merchant is responsible for picking, packing, and shipping the products, as well as providing customer support for the product. .. FBA is when Amazon fulfillment centers pick, pack and ship a seller’s products, as well as providing customer service for products -all of this comes with a FbA fee 15-30% depending on the price
 
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Claudia says at 21:21 et
Fulfillment by Merchant - The merchant is responsible for picking, packing, and shipping the products, as well as providing customer support for the product. .. FBA is when Amazon fulfillment centers pick, pack and ship a seller’s products, as well as providing customer service for products -all of this comes with a FbA fee 15-30% depending on the price
 
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 Abigail says at 21:22 et
Whats PL??
 
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 jo says at 21:22 et
Private label product.
 
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 Lucy says at 21:25 et
hi guys.. Can I get BAD product reviews deleted off my products page?
 
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Claudia says at 21:25 et
It's very rare to get bad review removed.. Usually it's better to prevent them like we teach in the course.. see video about negative feedback removal.. Also read https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=12177361
Also dont over sweat about bad reviews, it's natural for any good product to have 1-2 one-star reviews, nobody is perfect and your customer don't expect just 5 start reviews, it might even look suspicious and fake.
 
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 Emma says at 21:25 et
Let it go.. Let it go...
 
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 Alex says at 21:32 et
Hey fellow Shopifyers and Amazoners ! I would be very grateful for some input! I am setting up a blog for my site. I am not looking for the native shopify blog vs. wordpress pros and cons?
 
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 Samuel says at 21:32 et
Shopify has built in blog functionality - that's all you really need.. why would you separate blog from the store, it makes no sense these days.
 
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 Victor says at 21:36 et
What app allows to share reviews on facebook?
 
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 Evan says at 21:36 et
Check www.yotpo.com, Judge.me, Stamped.io (recommended) also SocialShopWave - lets collect more ratings and reviews by giving your customers a beautiful, simple, mobile-first reviewing experience. You can embed reviews into blogs, facebook etc
 
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 Aria says at 21:38 et
How to get those magical discounted rates for shipping within US?
 
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 jack says at 21:38 et
Try https://apps.shopify.com/shyp (Hassle-Free Fulfillment for Shopify Sellers they have good rates), also check Shippo and Stamps.com
rates within USA are USPS under 1 pound around 6-10 usd depending on the state
Also app NetParcel, shipwizmo.com
 
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 Aria says at 21:38 et
I use Flexport for shipping to FBA. works great
 
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 daniel says at 17:08 et
i'm new to FBA, whats ungating thing??
 
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Claudia says at 17:08 et
Daniel, there are actually quite a lot of them including watches, jewelry, health and personal care, grocery, collectibles, beauty, automotive, clothes and accessories, and also luggage and travel accessories. So all these categories are selling really well. That’s why, guys, a lot of people are trying to get ungated and approved in these categories. And, obviously, the best of the best are those three: grocery, health and personal care, and beauty categories.
 
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 Tyro Meg says at 17:09 et
In the past, it was actually very easy to get ungated. The requirements are different in each category, but in general, what you need is to provide commercial invoices, and I really mean commercial invoices and not receipts or so-called pro forma invoices
 
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 Gab says at 17:09 et
Those invoices must be dated within the last 90 days and they must have your name or business name on them, they must have contact information of your business address, phone number, email, and website, and must have names of the products that you purchased, and of course, they must have documents issuer name, address, phone number, and email, and website. And you can obscure pricing information if you want.
 
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Claudia says at 17:10 et
I am preparing a new video about UNGATING!
 
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Claudia says at 17:10 et
but I need to be honest with you, guys, as of time of the recording of this video, it’s no longer easy anymore and your real chances of ungating are around 15-20% only.
 
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 Tyro Meg says at 17:11 et
There are a lot of so-called ungating scams on Amazon. Those services are offering you guaranteed ungating for like $400 or $300 payment, but you need to understand that there are no guarantees and nobody can influence Amazon’s decisions
 
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 tom says at 23:53 et
Just got ungated....only took two weeks....had to get an invoice from the manufacturer and a screenshot of the FDA registration from the manufacturers account...
 
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Claudia says at 17:13 et
if you are just starting out, I would highly recommend that you first avoid categories that require ungating, all of these categories. So there are thousands of thousands other categories that you can start selling in so there is no shortage of categories and most of them don’t require any approval or ungating. And then, if you really want to scale up your business and you want to really grow, then you can start ungating process if you already have success of other products in other categories.
 
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 Alice says at 17:15 et
I agree Claudia, i would stay away from ungating if you are new to this and go whitelabelling and don't have your own brick and mortar
 
Blaine says at 00:30 et
Hello I'm new and just trying to feel my way around
 
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 jack says at 00:31 et
Welcome Blaine, you will love it here, we are crushing it!!! Videos are here http://sellslikehotcakes.co/videos.php they work fine for me, try Chrome or firefox.
 
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Cathy says at 13:48 et
Hi Everybody! My name is Cathy and I'm new here. Excited to be here and get started!
 
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 jo says at 13:49 et
Welcome Cathy, you will love it here!
 
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Ernestas says at 05:02 et
some one use aliexpres for dropshiping ?
 
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 little_tiger says at 05:02 et
Yes sure, many of us use it! What's the question?
 
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 Mike says at 14:33 et
Here is a short blog posts about our China trip http://sellslikehotcakes.co/blog/index.php/2017/04/29/amazing-china-trip/
Super excited to scale up amazon business now, over 25 new products we found during the trip and Canton fair... The niche is booming, don't miss out guys!
 
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 Chuck says at 14:35 et
thank you, very inspiring, please make videos mike.
 
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 James says at 03:56 et
Factory insights is super cool to learn thx!!
 
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James says at 16:18 et
How do you know if the Traffic is Warm hot or cold? I want to launch an AD right away can i just start targeting my niche with different variations of ads right away as i am not looking for comments etc just sales. The FB ADS training is a little unclear.
 
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 Mike says at 16:20 et
hi James. The traffic that never saw your brand is a cold one. Imagine you have a spokeperson that is doing all the selling in the video. So to warm up the traffic, people need to know more about him and get used to see him as a head of community, as expert in your niche, so they start to buy from him.

If you do "everything store" without a leading actor or a good story, then another approach can be used, for example contest giveaway, or buy 1 get 1 free, or flash sale or "free just pay for shipping gift" etc.
 
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 Aria says at 13:54 et
Cold = never heard of your brand or product
Warm = already saw you and needs further pushing to sale with retargeting!