4 Ways to Promote your eBay store on Thanksgiving Day

By Kate Hornsby | November 22, 2014

Thanksgiving Dealies
If you’re like most eBay sellers, you are probably about ready to kick it into high gear for the holiday shopping season. Hopefully, you already have your Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions planned out for social media, but there may be one day you haven’t really given much though to.

What about Thanksgiving Day?

Although there is a growing movement on Facebook and Twitter to boycott going to the stores on Thanksgiving Day, you know a lot of shoppers are still going to be getting out there to look for those bargains. They’re also going to want to escape from their families for a bit and check their Facebook and Twitter feeds. This gives eBay sellers a great opportunity to promote their stores and could help to get those holiday sales off to a good start.

Here’s four ways to promote your eBay store on Thanksgiving Day:

Find out what your buyers are thankful for
Take some time on Thanksgiving Day to chat with buyers on Twitter and Facebook about what Thanksgiving Day means to them. Ask what their favorite part of the holiday is, or what part of their Thanksgiving meal did they like best. You can also often get dialogue going by posing questions such as what they are thankful for, and don’t forget to tell buyers you are thankful for them shopping with you throughout the year.

If you can’t beat ‘em — join ‘em
With more and more stores starting their Black Friday promotions early, Thanksgiving can be a great time to go ahead and kickoff your Black Friday promotions. Let buyers know about the great deals in the store and invite them to be “early birds.”

Encourage more sales with freebies
Offer buyers a free gift for every purchase made on Thanksgiving Day. If you’re not already offering the free shipping that eBay encourages sellers to use, providing it on the holiday itself could help buyers make a decision to buy from you now rather than waiting for later.

As an alternative, you may wish to offer a 10 or 20-percent discount for Thanksgiving Day only. Make sure to take a moment and calculate your profits before adjusting the price of your items, however, so all your profits don’t literally go flying out the door by mistake.

Run contests throughout the day
If you’re on Facebook, you have probably already seen the promotions that run occasionally where companies give away things like cars, boots, or clothing. Your giveaways don’t have to be elaborate, just small giveaway items.

Tell buyers to “Like” and “Share” or “Retweet” your Facebook and Twitter posts. You can then randomly select winners each hour or select one winner at the end of the day for a bigger prize. This not only helps get the word out about your store, but buyers will remember participating in your contest later on and this could draw them back to your store when they are ready to make those holiday purchases.

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Ask Janelle Show # 5: Stephen Smotherman

By That Kat | November 21, 2014

In this episode, Kat spoke with Stephen Smotherman.

Stephen Smotherman has been an online seller for 16 years, starting on eBay in 1998, then transitioning to FBA in 2011. He and his wife Rebecca live with their rambunctious family of four boys in Texas, where they love to camp, hike, ride bikes, and go to as many baseball games as possible. FBA has been Stephen’s full-time job since 2011, and Rebecca joined him in the business in 2013. They love working from home, having a flexible schedule, and pursuing new sources of inventory to keep their business growing. They also love sharing what they learn with other folks who are selling via FBA, particularly those who would like to make FBA their main source of income. On their blog, FulltimeFBA , Stephen and his wife discuss ways to increase your productivity and raise your profits. They also share insider secrets about how to maximize the funds you currently have in order to grow an FBA business that can support you now and in your retirement.

Questions that were asked and answered were:

  1. How did you first come online and why?
  2. What did you do for a living before you became an online seller?
  3. What is your history related to online business?
  4. Please tell us one thing you’ve never shared online.

Questions that were asked and answered were:

  1. What is your current online business?
  2. Why did you start this business?
  3. What are your core beliefs about business and life?
  4. How do you integrate your family with your business?

Questions that were asked and answered were:

  1. Where did the idea for your book come from?
  2. What kind of online seller did you write the book for?
  3. Give us a capsule view of what is in the book please.
  4. Have you been surprised at how the book has been received?

Questions that were asked and answered were:

  1. What is your favorite part of the book?
  2. Do you see more writing, maybe a sequel in your future?
  3. What do you think the future of this business will be like?
  4. How and where can our audience connect with you?
  5. Where do you see your business in 10 years?

 

Links from the show:

Connect: FulltimeFBA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fulltimefba
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FullTimeFBA
New book: Married to Reselling: Balancing Family Life with your Online Business
Book Link: http://www.fulltimefba.com/married
Previous book: The Reseller’s Guide to Board Games: How to turn play money into real money
Book Link: http://www.fulltimefba.com/boardgames/
http://wsradio.com/111814-building-business-lifestyle-fulfillment-amazon-fba/

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Introducing the Facebook Groups App

By That Kat | November 20, 2014

By Shirley Sun, Product Manager

People use Facebook Groups every day to stay in touch with family, collaborate on projects, plan trips and offer support to friends.

Today, we’re introducing a new Facebook Groups app that helps people share faster and more easily with all the groups in their life. We built this app with the people who use Groups the most in mind, like:

Here’s how it works:

When you open the app, you’ll see all your Facebook Groups in one place. Groups you use most frequently are at the top, and you can quickly move between each group.

Groups

Easily start a new group by tapping Create.

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You can also track notifications and easily control which notifications you want to see.

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In the new Discover tab, you’ll see groups suggested to you based on Pages you’ve liked, groups your friends are in and where you live.

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You can still use Facebook Groups in the main Facebook app and on desktop, and over time we’ll continue to make those experiences faster and better, too.

Facebook Groups, part of Facebook Creative Labs, is available in all countries on Android and iOS today.

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Title : Show #82 – Stephanie Inge – SeaCommerce Cruise and Julian – BidonFusion

By That Kat | November 20, 2014

 

In this episode, Kat spoke with Stephanie Inge of  SeaCommerce Cruise
SeaCommerce Cruise, 2015 is the first-ever, at-sea, eCommerce conference.  Workshops will include a wide range of topics, pertaining to eCommerce.  We’ll have a Beginner’s Track and an Advanced Track to cater to entrepreneurs of all experience levels.
There will be a 2-hour workshop in Jamaica, which qualifies the cruise as a tax deduction; however, we are not tax professionals, so please check with your accountant, or CPA.
Sea-Commerce Cruise 2015 is focused on eCommerce and covers much more than just eBay. Important to note…there will be a Beginner’s Track and an Advanced Track to cater to sellers of all levels.
CRUISE LINE – Royal Caribbean
SHIP- Navigator of the Seas
PORT OF DISEMBARKATION – Galveston, Texas
LENGTH OF CRUISE- 7-Day
PORTS OF CALL- Falmouth, Jamaica • Grand Cayman • Cozumel
SAILING DATE – Saturday, February 15, 2015
Sails from Port of Galveston at 4:00PM on Sunday, February 15th, 2015.

RATES (including all taxes and fees, based on double occupancy)
The conference part of the Cruise needs to be registered separately and the Cruise must be registered via Dynamic Travel to accommodate for the Conference rooms and amenities.

Inside Stateroom 760.40pp

Ocean View Stateroom 920.40pp

Balcony Stateroom 1,100.40pp

For more details call JEFF LAND at DYNAMIC TRAVEL & CRUISES 1-800-766-2911
Questions that were asked and answered were:

  1. Please tell us about your online history and business.
  2. What is the SeaCommerce Cruise and where did it come from?
  3. What was last year’s cruise like and how will this year be different?
  4. Where are we going and when?
  5. Who are the speakers & teachers & topics?
  6. How much will the cruise cost and is it tax deductible?
  7. How can the audience connect with you and learn more about the cruise?

Kat also spoke with Julian of BidonFusion.

Questions that were asked and answered were:

 

Links from the show:

http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/featured-members/stephanie-inge

http://www.pinterest.com/stephanieinge/

https://twitter.com/SeaCommerce

https://www.facebook.com/StephanieInge.eBay.Education.Specialist

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieinge

https://sites.google.com/a/kioui-apps.com/sea-commerce-cruise-2015/home

http://www.Stamps.comhttp://www.bubblefast.com/store/pc/Big-Kat-Kombo-25-each-of-4-sizes-192p1819.htm#.UeHeh9Lqn54

http://www.bubblefast.com Use code: THATKAT for a 5% discount!!

http://www.bubblefast.com

Http://www.facebook.com/bubblefast

Kitty Kat Kombo: http://www.bubblefast.com/store/pc/Kitty-Kat-Kombo-10-each-of-4-sizes-192p1818.htm#.UeHeUtLqn54

Join the That Kat facebook group! http://www.facebook.com/groups/thatkat

http://www.thatkatradio.com

http://ThatKatGroup.com

http://outright.com/

http://bidonfusion.com/content/

You can follow Kat on TWITTERFacebookGoogle+ and Instagram.   Read the blog on  ThatKat.com.

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Show #81 – Karen Locker – Solutions4ecommerce, Charlene Anderson – Wholesalesourcingexperts and Josh Nelson of Hydrasale

By That Kat | November 18, 2014

In this episode, Kat spoke with Karen Locker of Solutions4ecommerce , Charlene Anderson of  Wholesalesourcingexperts  and Josh Nelson of Hydrasale.

This week Kat had Karen Locker  talk about  how she started Solutions4ecommerce.  At Solutions4Ecommerce we know that as a solo entrepreneur your time is valuable. They assist you in growing your business by using our expertise in eCommerce platforms such as Amazon, eBay, Etsy and Buy.com and in creating business spreadsheets to move your enterprise to the next level. – See more at: http://www.thatkat.com/?p=3195&preview=true#sthash.rguELJ7X.dpuf

I talked to BOTH Karen & Charlene about selling Internationally with FBA, specifically on the amazon.co.uk site.

Kat also spoke with Charlene Anderson and had her talk about Wholesalesourcingexperts.  She is an experienced and respected e-commerce seller and jewelry and textile artist.  She started selling on eBay in 1998 and on Amazon in 2002, and have grown Purveyor of All Things Creative from a $100 investment to a leader in the arts and crafts field. Charlene is known for her organizational skills, business smarts and enthusiasm.

Her practical, down-to-earth style is a favorite of podcast listeners. She have been fortunate enough to extensively travel the world, and her time exploring the cultures, architecture and artwork in over 100 countries has given her an international perspective to art and design. Charlene’s jewelry and textile designs borrow inspiration from different cultures and continents and combine them in original and eclectic ways. – See more at: http://www.thatkat.com/?p=3195&preview=true#sthash.rguELJ7X.dpuf

Questions that were asked and answered were:
  1. What kind of sellers should consider this?
  2. What type of products are good on the UK site?
  3. How to get your VAT?
  4. How to find a company to help you and mistakes to avoid?

Kat also spoke with Josh Nelson of Hydrasale.  Josh Nelson is the President @ Hydra Sale, LLC.  Josh Nelson is focusing on driving strategy, growth, and vision at HydraSale. Prior to co-founding DNA HydraSale, Josh was an instrumental member of the Amazon.com e-Commerce services group focusing on Strategic Alliances and Business Development. During his tenure at Amazon, Josh was tasked with bringing to market several key business units including Amazon WebStore (Amazon’s multi-channel e-Commerce platform), Amazon Product Ads, and Checkout by Amazon. Josh brings to HydraSale a unique and rare hands on experience working closely with some of most visible industry brands such as MTV Networks, Martha Stewart Living, Sony Music Entertainment, Motorola,Honeywell, Panasonic, Wrigley, and Swarovski. Prior to Amazon, Josh was a Solution Specialist at Daptiv – Enterprise Project Management Company and Business Development Manager at Boxlight. Josh holds a BA degree in Business Management from Eastern Washington University.

Josh Nelson stated that seller actions provides Amazon Seller’s with specific actions to take to recover inventory reimbursements from Amazon and manage the health of their Amazon Merchant Account. He called each action a Seller Action.

How Much Does Seller Actions Cost?

With the exception of the weekly FREE Reimbursement Seller Action and Feedback Removal Seller Actions, Merchant’s pay Hydra Sale 10% of the credits received from Amazon.  We may occasionally make other types of Seller Actions FREE for promotional reasons or when they are in beta test.

All Charter Subscribers, i.e. Merchants who sign-up prior to our launch of November 17th, will get a 2nd FREE Reimbursement Seller Action each week.

How Does Seller Actions Work?

Every Monday all subscribed merchants get an email containing a FREE Seller Action related to getting a reimbursement from Amazon, if our analysis shows a reimbursement is available.  Merchants execute the Seller Action by following the instructions provided in the email to take specific steps in Amazon Seller Central.

After executing the Seller Action, Merchant’s click on a link in the email to supply Hydra Sale with the results of the action.  If further reimbursements are available, Hydra Sale sends another Reimbursement Seller Action email to the merchant.  Also, during the course of the week merchants get additional emails containing FREE Seller Actions.  Currently, this is restricted to adverse merchant Feedback Removal Actions. In the future, this will include any other actions for which it is not possible to demonstrate a clear financial return.

FAQ’s

Why do merchants have to provide Hydra Sale with the result of each Seller Action taken?

This allows us to tune our service for the benefit of all subscribers. It also allows us to properly compute our share and ensures we don’t charge for reimbursements obtained without the help of Seller Actions.

Why does Hydra Sale charge 10%?

We considered a flat fee per Seller Action, e.g. $4.95, but in some cases the reimbursement would be less than our fee. This did not seem fair.  People were willing to pay us 25% when we were doing all the work. We are doing less of the work, so we are charging less.

Does Hydra Sale still need access to Seller Central?

No, MWS access is sufficient. Our conversations with Amazon indicated that the large number of merchants who had to give us Seller Central access was one of the things they did not like about our old service. They considered it a security risk.

What types of actions are supported?

We are launching with lost inbound shipment items fully supported. Feedback Removal and Inventory Adjustment (warehouse or carrier damaged) will also be in beta for all clients.

Do I need to login to a portal other than Amazon Seller Central to do my work?

There is no portal managed by Hydra Sale. We use Login With Amazon (similar to login with Facebook).  If you are logged-in to Seller Central then clicking on a link in a Seller Action email will either take you directly to where you need to be in Seller Central or directly to one of our simple Seller Action Results forms.

How do I pay?

We determined that it is in the best interest of our clients and ourselves to embrace as much Amazon technology as possible. For launch, we are switching from Pay Pal to Amazon Simple Payments. Since all of our clients have Amazon accounts, this should not be an issue. We may re-introduce Pay Pal in the future.  Invoices will be presented to you as a special type of Seller Action. You will get an email similar to all other Seller Action emails with a link that takes you to a form to make payment.

Seller Actions Tag-Line

Seller Actions help Amazon Sellers R.I.S.E.

How it Works:

1. CHECK YOUR EMAIL (Daily for Seller Actions)

2. COMPLETE YOUR ACTION (By completing our direct action links into your Seller Central account)

3. GET RESULTS (Maximize Reimbursements, Positive Feedback, and Increase Sales)

The HydraSale Advantage

Questions that were asked and answered were:

  1. What happened to your earlier product (Refunds Radar)?
  2. What is your new product offering called?
  3. What does it Do?
  4. How does it work?
  5. How much does it cost?
  6. How do I sign up to use it?

Links from the show:

http://www.solutions4ecommerce.com/

http://www.linkedin.com/in/karenlocker

https://www.facebook.com/kmlocker

https://www.facebook.com/Solutions4Ecommerce

http://about.me/karenlocker

http://wholesalesourcingexperts.com/

http://charanderson.com/

http://www.solutions4ecommerce.com/services/gated-category-application-services/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=201450280

http://www.solutions4ecommerce.com/services/amazon-support/

http://www.Stamps.com

http://www.bubblefast.com/store/pc/Big-Kat-Kombo-25-each-of-4-sizes-192p1819.htm#.UeHeh9Lqn54

http://www.bubblefast.com Use code: THATKAT for a 5% discount!!

http://www.bubblefast.com

Http://www.facebook.com/bubblefast

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Join the That Kat facebook group! http://www.facebook.com/groups/thatkat

http://www.thatkatradio.com

http://ThatKatGroup.com

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Purchase one of Kat’s books on Amazon. Kat’s Sales Tax Book or Ultimate Guide to Savings by Store.

Join our Facebook Group to be notified of upcoming shows.

 

Book Winner from last week’s show:

Congratulations to Tracy Chance!

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Show #78 – Brandon Checketts of Feedback Genius and Mark Dorsey of Bonanza

By That Kat | November 18, 2014

 

In this episode, Kat spoke with Brandon Checketts of Feedback Genius and Mark Dorsey of Bonanza.

This week I had Brandon Checketts how he started into Seller Labs and how Feedback Genius started.  He shared free ebooks on tips about their tool.

Questions that were asked and answered were:

  1. Please tell us about your history and how you got into Seller Labs.
  2. How did Feedback Genius Come about?
  3. Why does an Amazon seller need help with feedback?
  4. How is Feedback Genius different from other amazon Feedback programs out there?
  5. How much does Feedback Genius cost and is there a discount for ThatKat peeps?
  6. What else are you working on?

I also had a talk with Mark Dorsey of Bonanza.   Mark gets to talk about how Bonanza started and told us the difference on selling on Bonanza than eBay and Amazon.

Questions that were asked and answered were:

  1. For those who don’t know, can you give us a short history of Bonanza?
  2. Can you please tell us how selling on Bonanza fits into the Multi-CHannel seller vision?
  3. How is selling on Bonanza different than eBay and Amazon?
  4. What are the numbers on Bonanza lately? How is it growing in members and sales?
  5. Please tell us about the new webstores Bonanza is launching and how they compare with other offerings available.
  6. What are the costs for the webstores?
  7. How can listeners connect with you online to learn more about Bonanza?

Links from the show:

http://sellerlabs.com/

http://feedbackgenius.com

www.sellerlabs.com/thatkat

http://www.webretailer.com/profiles/feedback-genius.asp

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seller-Labs/312870872175987

https://www.facebook.com/groups/593252437452889/

http://www.Stamps.com

http://www.bubblefast.com/store/pc/Big-Kat-Kombo-25-each-of-4-sizes-192p1819.htm#.UeHeh9Lqn54

http://www.bubblefast.com Use code: THATKAT for a 5% discount!!

http://www.bubblefast.com

Http://www.facebook.com/bubblefast

Kitty Kat Kombo: http://www.bubblefast.com/store/pc/Kitty-Kat-Kombo-10-each-of-4-sizes-192p1818.htm#.UeHeUtLqn54

Join the That Kat facebook group! http://www.facebook.com/groups/thatkat

http://www.thatkatradio.com

http://ThatKatGroup.com

http://sellerlabs.com/thatkat

http://www.feedbackgenius.com/signup/thatkat

http://kabbage.com/

http://www.bonanza.com/

https://www.facebook.com/mark.dorsey

https://twitter.com/Bonanzamark

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-dorsey/a/131/5b9

https://www.facebook.com/BonanzaMarket

https://twitter.com/bonanzamarket

http://www.linkedin.com/company/bonanza

http://affiliates.bonanza.com/

http://www.bonanza.com/blog/main

http://feedback.bonanza.com/forums/266636-webstores

http://www.bonanza.com/site_help/webstores/faq

http://outright.com/

 

Follow Kat on TWITTER, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram and check out ThatKat.com.

Purchase one of Kat’s books on Amazon. Kat’s Sales Tax Book or Ultimate Guide to Savings by Store.

Join our Facebook Group to be notified ThatKatGroup.com   You can subscribe itunes – link to itunes

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Show 78 – Brad Degraw and Harris Iqbal – Trending Wholesale

By That Kat | November 18, 2014

Design & Achieve Your eCommerce Success

In this episode of That Kat Radio, Kat spoke with Brad Degraw!

Brad Degraw talks about how he started selling online.  He started after being fired too many times.  He realized that he was awesome, but not an awesome employee.  He read about Retail Arbitrage and was instantly hooked on sourcing.  He started with $100 and replaced his income in 3 months.

He still have some arbitrage items in his store, but his main focus is launching his own brand of products and products for his clients.

Preferably categories under pets, kitchen, electronics, health and personal care, supplements, and baby.

He shared a test wherein you can take to see what kind of Amazon Entrepreneur you are:

http://www.whichblankareyou.com/q/what-kind-of-amazon-entrepreneur-are-you

We asked him to tell us about his Amazon course and how it is different from the many others out there.

His  Amazon course is a result of myths and misunderstandings being taught in other Amazon courses. Most of his course is similar, however there are 2 fundamental difference:

Questions asked and answered:

  1. Please tell us how you started selling online and came to this place in your business.
  2. What type of products are you now selling on Amazon? (private label?) and Why?
  3. Do you think selling private label products is right for every Amazon seller?
  4. How does a seller get started with Private Label Products?
  5. Tell us about your Amazon course and how it is different from the many others out there.

After Brad Degraw, Kat also spoke with Harris Iqbal.

Harris was a Director of Purchasing for a wholesale company for many years. He has a deep connection with some of the major manufacturers out there for he has given them sufficient amount of business in the past. His father also ran a wholesale distribution business out of Chicago for many years.  Primarily, his company cater to about 700+ 3rd party Amazon and e-Bay sellers. There are 450 small businesses such as; C stores, Gas stations, Individually owned toy stores, Drug stores that look to us for their merchandising needs.

They are based out of Chicago, IL. They leased out a fulfillment center out of Dallas, TX that they’ve moved over to Ohio. They also do distribution out of our warehouse located in West Chicago, IL.

Questions asked and answered:

  1. Please tell us about your history and how you got into wholesale sourcing.
  2. Is your company focused on e-commerce sellers?
  3. Where are you located and how would a seller get their items?
  4. What kind of items do you have available?
  5. Are your items new or liquidation items?
  6. What is a typical size minimum order?
  7. What kind of guarantee comes with your items?
  8. Do you have a membership program for larger sellers?
  9. How can our audience connect with you online and learn more?

Links from the show:

http://www.fbahotlist.com/

http://azdoneforyou.com/

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1119377

https://twitter.com/BradDeGraw

https://www.youtube.com/user/13radify

https://www.facebook.com/brad.degraw

http://www.trendingwholesale.com/

https://www.facebook.com/trendingwholesale

https://twitter.com/Bigcommerce

http://www.pinterest.com/bigcommerce/

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/harris-iqbal/60/74/ba

 You can follow Kat on TWITTERFacebookGoogle+ and Instagram. Read the blog on  ThatKat.com.

Purchase one of Kat’s books on Amazon. Kat’s Sales Tax Book or Ultimate Guide to Savings by Store.

Join our Facebook Group to be notified of upcoming shows.

 

Please help us spread the word about That Kat Radio!

 

Please let your twitter followers know about us by tweeting. If you enjoyed this episode of That Kat Radio, please head over to iTunes, leave a rating, write a review and subscribe. And if you listen on Stitcher, please rate and review us there.

Ways to subscribe to That Kat Radio: Click here to subscribe on iTunesClick here to subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes feed). You can also subscribe via Stitcher or Talkshoe.

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Dan Benjamin of eRated.com and Ryan Kampff

By That Kat | November 18, 2014

Design & Achieve Your eCommerce Success

In this episode of That Kat Radio, Kat spoke with Talk with Dan Benjamin of eRated.co and Ryan Kampff!

Before anything else, I had a talk with one of our sponsor, Julian of Bidonfusion.  He announced their newly opened warehouse outside of Arizona.  So they will have a grand opening of this facility and its official as of 4th of October.  There will be a big grand opening sale.  For more info, go to http://bidonfusion.com/, it will lead you to a special announcement that will show you all the details, view the whole catalog in advance.  There will be giveaways for luckiest attendees.

First, Kat spoke with Dan Benjamin about eRated.co.

DanbenjaminDan is one of the founder of eRated.co.  They have offices in London and in Tel Aviv.  Dan is a corporate consultant who saw the light and joined the good guys. Dan has 8 years of experience in the world of software development working in a range of companies in the Israeli hi-tech scene. Dan holds a BA in computer science from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and is an alumni of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program. Fun fact: Dan is part Mexican, Indian, Iraqi and Polish.

Dan shared with us links on how to use eRated within eBay:

A short tutorial:  https://vimeo.com/user28530079

This is an example of eRated looks within your eBay listing = http://www.ebay.com/itm/380336682228

For more info, you can email him at dan@erated.co.

After speaking to Dan Benjamin, Kat spoke with Ryan Kampff of RK Sales and Consulting.

Ryan Kampff is a Wholesale Sourcing Consultant, Minneapolis, Minnesota Native, and Father of two Ryanboys who spends his time connecting e-commerce and other resellers to “opportunity purchases” which allow them to acquire inventories at closeout and liquidation prices.  Prior to this, Ryan’s background has been in Sales and Customer Service within the Wholesale Food Distribution and Landscape Management industries.

His experience also includes having launched and distributed a natural juice into to food Co-ops and up-scale retailers such as Whole Foods Markets.   Ryan has held every position from warehouse to front office in each industry and has a first-hand understanding of the logistical challenges that small businesses face as they grow.

Links from the show:

http://bidonfusion.com/

http://www.bubblefast.com

http://erated.co/

https://twitter.com/eRated_co

https://www.facebook.com/erated.co

http://www.linkedin.com/company/erated

https://plus.google.com/+DanBenjaminIL/posts

http://www.rksalesandconsulting.com/

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ryankampff

https://www.facebook.com/rksalesandconsulting

Join the That Kat facebook group!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/thatkat

http://www.thatkatradio.com

http://www.facebook.com/bubblefast

Kitty Kat Kombo:

http://www.bubblefast.com/store/pc/Kitty-Kat-Kombo-10-each-of-4-sizes-192p1818.htm#.UeHeUtLqn54

Big Kat Kombo:

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http://outright.com/

https://www.kabbage.com/

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Brandon Dupsky and his company E-commerce Money for Nothing and also Josh Nelson and Simon Blackwell from FBA Radar!

By That Kat | November 18, 2014

Design & Achieve Your eCommerce Success

In this episode of That Kat Radio, Kat spoke with Talk with Brandon Dupsky and his company E-commerce Money for Nothing and also Josh and Simon from FBA Radar!

First, kat spoke with Brandon Dupsky about his company E-commerce Money for Nothing.

Brandon is well known as a trailblazer in the eCommerce space, always testing new ideas, learning from his mistakes and his successes…then sharing with others what he learns. He’s been building eCommerce businesses and learning new techniques for over 16 years at one time being one of the largest early sellers on eBay and featured on the Entrepreneur Channel. His trailblazing ways typically place him ahead of the pack and why so many eCommerce entrepreneurs look to him for guidance, support and coaching. Today I’m very excited to discuss with Brandon how to build a streamlined eCommerce business by eliminating, automating or outsourcing your day-to-day “money moving” tasks leaving you time to focus on the most important “money making” tasks in your business.

After speaking to Brandon Dupsky, Kat spoke with Josh Nelson and Simon Blackwell about FBA Radar.

Simon Blackwell is the CEO @ Hydra Sale, LLC

Prior to Hydra Sale, he has served as Consultant to Fortune 500 companies, a Senior Vice President in a 65,000 employee bank as well as a Company Founder, a CTO, and a Chief Architect. Mr. Blackwell has worked across a broad spectrum of industries including software development, telecommunication, aerospace/defense, financial services, pharmaceutical, and toy/game companies. These include Bell Core, NASA, Dept of Defense, Goldman Sachs, Liberty Mutual, Washington Mutual, Johnson & Johnson, and Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast. He has technical expertise in artificial intelligence, data privacy/security and eCommerce for which has developed products, filed patents, spoken at conferences, served on advisory boards and participated in industry standards bodies. His data privacy/security background includes serving as a Ponemon Fellow, the development of anti-virus software, key based authentication mechanisms, eXensible Access Control Markup Language, and globally distributed customer data management systems as well as dealing with the regulatory processes in the telecommunications, finance, and healthcare. His eCommerce and Web background includes founding a full service web company, InfoFirst, in the mid 1990’s, developing the first SaaS based web analytics offering in 1997, leading development of a platform for the re-sale and auctioning of heavy equipment at TradeYard, leading development of consumer and mortgage banking web properties for Washington Mutual, and leading digital gaming initiatives with embedded commerce at Wizards of The Coast/Hasbro.

Josh Nelson is the President @ Hydra Sale, LLC

Josh Nelson is focusing on driving strategy, growth, and vision at HydraSale. Prior to co-founding DNA HydraSale, Josh was an instrumental member of the Amazon.com e-Commerce services group focusing on Strategic Alliances and Business Development. During his tenure at Amazon, Josh was tasked with bringing to market several key business units including Amazon WebStore (Amazon’s multi-channel e-Commerce platform), Amazon Product Ads, and Checkout by Amazon. Josh brings to HydraSale a unique and rare hands on experience working closely with some of most visible industry brands such as MTV Networks, Martha Stewart Living, Sony Music Entertainment, Motorola,Honeywell, Panasonic, Wrigley, and Swarovski. Prior to Amazon, Josh was a Solution Specialist at Daptiv – Enterprise Project Management Company and Business Development Manager at Boxlight. Josh holds a BA degree in Business Management from Eastern Washington University.

Links from the show:

Join the That Kat facebook group!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/thatkat

http://www.thatkatradio.com

http://www.facebook.com/bubblefast

Kitty Kat Kombo:

http://www.bubblefast.com/store/pc/Kitty-Kat-Kombo-10-each-of-4-sizes-192p1818.htm#.UeHeUtLqn54

Big Kat Kombo:

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http://www.bubblefast.com Use code: THATKAT for a 5% discount!!

http://ecommercemoney.com/kat/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bdupsky

https://www.facebook.com/brandon.dupsky?fref=nf

http://about.me/BrandonDupsky

http://ecommercemoney.com/about-brandon-dupsky/

http://outright.com/

https://www.kabbage.com/

http://hydrasale.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/syblackwell

www.linkedin.com/pub/josh-nelson/5/b1a/42a

http://hydrasale.com/fbaradar

 

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That Kat Radio Show – Podcast 58 – March 17, 2014: Barrington McIntosh and Charlene Anderson

By April Simpson | November 18, 2014

Listen to That Kat Radio – Podcast 58 – March 17, 2014: Barrington McIntosh and Charlene Anderson

 

In this episode of That Kat Radio, Kat spoke with Barrington McIntosh about international Amazon selling and with Charlene Anderson about sourcing at trade shows.

 

First, kat spoke with Charlene Anderson (or “Char”) about sourcing inventory at trade shows.

 

 Charlene has been doing the trade show circuit for years now and is considered a pro. She has attended hundreds! 

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