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  • Amazon Partners with Apple: What does this mean? Jan 10, 2019


    2018 was a big year for Amazon (and we’re expecting the same this year!) But one thing, in particular, that was rather exciting, was Amazon’s partnership with Apple. Now, customers can buy directly from Apple with the added bonus of the popular delivery service, Prime.

    The partnership begins in the US, Europe, Japan and India, and everything Apple except the competing product, the HomePod, will be sold on the marketplace. Many shoppers will have come across a number of fake Apple products on Amazon, but with the new partnership, this will be eliminated.

    For those who already sell genuine Apple products, with Apple selling via Amazon the brand will win the buy box and kill off any third-party vendors. This is a potentially worrying situation for third-party retailers. What if other brands start to partner with Amazon, will third-party sellers survive?

    That being said, just because you have a partnership with Amazon, does not mean as a brand you are the winner. Amazon’s algorithm will still favour reviewed and long-standing listings. We all know there is only one winner in this game, and that is Amazon.

    Start engaging with Amazon in the right way and build a strong presence to reach out to millions of customers. We are the UK based Amazon Consultancy helping brands expand their presence on Amazon. Find out more and schedule a call with Amazon expert, Prabhat Shah.
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  • Online Seller UK Monthly Webinars - Starting Feb 2019 Dec 18, 2018

    Online Seller UK Webinar.jpg Starting February 2019, we are launching a monthly webinar series covering all things e-commerce. If you consider yourself an expert in e-commerce, including Amazon, eBay and Google Shopping, then we’d like to hear from you.

    The webinars will take place once a month between 14:00pm to 14:30pm (London time), and will last for 20 minutes + 5 minutes for Q&A. They will be streamed on YouTube Live, and recorded for release immediately after the event.

    The aim of this new webinar series will be to:

    1. Engage with the Online Seller Community,

    2. Provide sellers and businesses improve their e-commerce, and

    3. Raise awareness of your expertise.

    If you’d be interested in speaking, please complete the following form:

  • How to Successfully Launch a Product on Amazon? Nov 27, 2018

    Due to Amazon’s increased growth, brands, re-sellers and manufacturers are using the platform to reach out to Amazon’s very loyal customer base. The platform has proven successful, not only for large sellers but for anyone like you and me. With so many “private label” success stories we see new sellers all the time in our Amazon training courses.

    To help sellers launch their product/s on Amazon, we have created a simple, easy to follow a checklist that will help you to grow product ranking progressively, and help you plan your next steps. This can be used in for product/s you are going to launch. Depending on your product, you may have to skip some steps but it is still useful.

    Because this is a working document, I would love to hear your comments. Please get in touch here.

  • London Amazon Seller Meetup – 5th November 2018 Nov 8, 2018


    The latest London Amazon Seller Meetup (5th November 2018) was another brilliant meetup, providing new and existing sellers with lots of knowledge, tips and insights. Talks covered Amazon Advertising best practices, ERP and selling on Amazon Japan.

    Thanks to our sponsor and our brilliant host We had a great turnout with 60+ businesses in attendance.

    What was covered…

    Amazon Advertising Best Practices for the Holiday Season

    Prabhat Shah – Online Seller UK

    Black Friday and Christmas are fast approaching us, which means this is the optimal time to be catching as many shoppers as possible. Prabhat shared with us some actionable tips on improving your Amazon Advertising to boost holiday sales.

    ✔️ Slide deck can be found here:

    How ERP can help you make key business decisions

    Jason Thickpenny – Khaoscontrol Cloud

    Jason talked us through how an ERP solution can help online sellers, discussing how an ERP system will help you to make SMART decisions. It takes away having to guess whether or not something is a good idea, allows you to do targeted marketing, and is a central place to see what is going on in the business.

    ✔️ Slide deck can be found here:

    Should you be selling on Amazon Japan?

    John Cant –

    John discussed why and how you should be selling on Amazon Japan. Going through what products sell well, disadvantages and advantages of selling on Amazon Japan; advantages including the fact Amazon Japan is growing quickly, and the Yen is strong vs £.

    ✔️Slide deck can be found here:

    Meetups and events like this help online sellers to learn new things about the industry that they can apply immediately to their businesses. Not only that, but you meet with other online sellers and industry experts who share their experiences and advice. Be sure to check out future events, they are free to attend and packed full of knowledge!

  • London Amazon Seller’s Meetup - what you missed out on Oct 24, 2018

    Another brilliant London Amazon Seller Meetup in October, with a great turnout. Thank you to our host Brendan, to Khaoscloud for sponsoring the event and to our speakers who gave us lots of useful takeaways.

    Jason Thickpenny - Khaoscloud

    Jason talked about ‘The Importance of Integration’ and how it could benefit your business to integrate everything. Jason discussed the complex journey of just ONE order and how without integration it could be slowing your business down.

    Slide deck can be found here:

    Prabhat Shah - Online Seller UK

    Prabhat discussed ‘Best Practices of Selling Internationally with Amazon’ and how to get your business started with selling internationally on Amazon. Prabhat talked through FBA, EFN and PAN EU, why you should avoid auto-translation, why you should leverage sponsored ads and the importance of Amazon SEO.

    Slide deck can be found here:

    Lizzy Greenburg - Taxjar

    Lizzy spoke about ‘The 5 Basics of US Sales Tax’ and how you can save time with sales tax automation.

    Slide deck can be found here:

    Joseph Cox - eCommerce Accountants

    Joseph talked about ‘VAT - The Basics and Beyond’, discussing what e-commerce and online businesses need to know about VAT.

    Slide deck can be found here:

    London Amazon Seller Meetups are held regularly and are free to attend the event with informative and experienced speakers. They are perfect to attend for any business aiming to grow online nationally or internationally, or even if you’re looking to start selling online. You will learn proven strategies and tactics!

    Sign up for the next London Amazon Seller Meetup
  • Why you should add the Manchester Online Seller UK Meetup to your calendar Sep 16, 2018


    Looking to grow your business online? Are you considering selling online? Or, do you just want to keep up to date with the latest eBay and Amazon tips, tricks and strategies? Then you should come along to the Manchester Online Seller UK Meetup in October!

    Date: Monday 11th October 2018

    Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Where: Innospace, The Shed, Chester St, Manchester, M1 5GD

    It is a free event for online sellers and retailers. You will take away a whole host of tips, tricks and strategies to help you improve your e-commerce presence and increase sales!

    Topics for the evening:

    1. eBay competitive intelligence for online sellers

    2. Amazon tools for fast-growing sellers

    3. How ERP can help you make key decisions

    On top of hearing from industry experts and taking away many practical tips, you will also get the chance to network with other sellers, suppliers and e-commerce experts. The perfect chance to get your questions answered, and to discuss and exchange information and advice!

    Register for your FREE space here.

    If Manchester is too far to travel, check out London Online Seller UK Meetup.
  • Why you should add the London Amazon Seller Meetup to your calendar Sep 13, 2018

    Looking to grow your business online? Are you considering selling online? Or, do you just want to keep up to date with the latest e-commerce tips, tricks and strategies? Then you should come along to the London Online Seller UK Meetup in October!

    Date: Monday 8th October 2018

    Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Where: Rise London, 41 Luke Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4DP

    It is a free event for online sellers and retailers. You will take away a whole host of tips, tricks and strategies that you can go away and implement almost instantly!

    Topics for the evening:

    1. Best practices for selling internationally with Amazon

    2. The 5 basics of US sales tax, explained

    3. EU VAT for Amazon Sellers

    4. Benefits of integrating e-commerce with ERP

    Not only will you hear from industry experts and take-away many practical tips, you will also get the chance to network with other online sellers, suppliers and e-commerce experts. With whom you can discuss and exchange information and advice which could help you grow your business online.

    What are you waiting for? Get your FREE tickets here today!

    If London is too far to travel, check out Manchester Online Seller UK Meetup.

  • Amazon Private Label Masterclass Aug 18, 2018


    Despite no physical stores, Amazon has had huge success selling mainly non-essential items, and they continue to grow. In fact, Amazon is growing quicker than many of its rivals; and its market value is thought to have risen by 22.5% in 2017, compared to the total online spend rising 8.4%.

    With their market share rising significantly, this would suggest that Amazon is stealing share from competitors.

    Amazon’s success has opened up many doors of opportunity for new sellers. With the backup and trust of the Amazon and Prime brand, anyone can have success on Amazon, if the product is right.

    To help sellers, we have developed a two-part comprehensive course aimed at new and early-stage sellers. The course will give you the tools and skills you need to develop your own private label and sell successfully on Amazon.

    Part One

    This covers sourcing from China and logistics. This is a comprehensive, hands-on session delivered by our in-house sourcing expert.

    You can expect a high level of engagement and to have all of your questions answered. Additionally, we have an Amazon Private Label Masterclass Facebook Group for general Q & A.

    Part Two

    The second part provides you with knowledge on how to get the best out of the Amazon platform.

    This is a full-day course, and you will be provided with practical notes, digital course content and lunch/refreshments.

    The course will be held in Central London, just a short walk from London Liverpool Street Train Station.

    To find out more & book online.

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  • London Online Seller Meetup - 8th October, 2018 Aug 17, 2018

    Our next London Online Seller meetup is on 8th October and it is going to be held at Rise, 41 Luke Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4DP.

    Thanks to kind support from our sponsors Ecommerce Accountants and Khaoscontrol Cloud and partners and GS1UK.

    The agenda for this evening is focussed on cross-border trade and there will be an opportunity for you to meet experts and other online sellers.

    We have pizzas and beer too! Sign up free

    Topics for the evening are:

    #1 EU VAT for Amazon Sellers

    Joseph Cox, E-commerce Accountants

    #2 The 5 Basics of US Sales Tax, Explained

    Speaker: Jennifer Dunn, TaxJar

    #3 Best Practices of Selling Internationally with Amazon

    Speaker: Prabhat Shah, Online Seller UK

  • 5 reasons your should attend the Payoneer Manchester Meetup Jun 26, 2018

    E-commerce is growing rapidly each year, and in fact; in 2017, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to 2.3 trillion US dollars! And as e-commerce grows so does the cross-border trade. Research has found that by 2022 cross-border shopping will make up 20% of e-commerce with sales of 630 billion dollars.

    If planned and implemented correctly, selling internationally for many businesses could see sales doubled; which makes it no surprise that more and more businesses are expanding internationally.

    Are you looking to expand internationally? Here are 5 reasons why you should attend Payoneer Manchester Meetup:

    1 You’ll have the chance to gain valuable industry insight and learn how to grow your business by expanding online to new regions, marketplaces and partners.

    2 You’ll hear from Payoneer’s global partner companies who will provide you with the strategy and tips to expand your business internationally.

    3. It’s a FREE to attend an event where you will obtain a wealth of knowledge from industry experts.

    4. Expert speakers attending include ChannelAdvisor, Payoneer, Top Hatter, Avalara and more!

    5. Finally, there will be a room full of other online sellers, suppliers and industry experts, with whom you can discuss and exchange information and advice which could help you to grow your business online.

    Are you ready to start trading internationally and see your sales soar?

    Get your tickets here.


    Date: Thursday 12th July 2018

    Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

    Where: Etc. Venues, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU
  • Amazon set to takeover the world? Amazon Prime now available in Australia Jun 24, 2018


    It has been just 7 months since Amazon first launched in Australia, back in December 2017, where there was initially no sign of Amazon Prime. With only the promise that it would be available in the not so distant future.

    Amazon kept their promise and here we are 7 months later and Amazon Prime is now available in Australia.

    But how does this suggest that Amazon is set to take over the world?

    They may not be the dominant player in Australian e-commerce just yet, but at the rate in which it is growing in other countries… Amazon’s net sales revenue in 2017 was close to 178 billion U.S dollars… We can only expect it to be soon.

    Currently, Amazon has online stores in China, India, Japan, Singapore, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, United States, Australia and Brazil. With Amazon Prime available in 13 of these countries.

    It is estimated that roughly 50% of consumer product searches now start on Amazon, which makes it no surprise that more and more retailers and sellers are now finding themselves listing on Amazon.

    High street stores are slowly becoming a thing of the past, making room for Amazon to expand more and more online. So, a question for you… If you’re a brand and seller reading this, are you listing on Amazon?

    If the answer is no, why not? Success on Amazon is just a stone’s throw away…

    If the answer is yes, how is it working for you? Are you getting the results you’d hoped for, are you new to selling or an experienced seller? Whatever your current situation is, we offer an in-depth Amazon Account Audit Service which can help you determine whether you’re making the most out of Amazon.

    Our team of experts will review your account and offer an independent analysis of its performance. We can analyse in Seller Central, Vendor Central and Amazon Marketing Services (AMS). With our systematic approach, we will identify strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities for improvement.

    Remember, it took Amazon just 7 months to make Amazon Prime available in Australia…
  • Amazon Marketing Services and SEO Training Courses in London & Manchester Jun 9, 2018

    Amazon dominates UK online spending, accounting for 33.5% of all UK spend online (in 2017 from GlobalData).

    Amazon has become the go-to place for many shoppers due to the fact you can buy almost anything on the e-commerce platform, and it will arrive the next day. With the rise in popularity it is no surprise that there is an increasing number of retailers, and now an increasing number of brand owners, distributors and wholesalers, who use Amazon to sell and advertise their products.

    There is now more choice than ever for consumers, but this is becoming increasingly difficult for sellers, who struggle against the competition. This is where Amazon SEO and PPC plays a huge role.

    Amazon SEO…

    There are various factors that affect Amazon SEO, including:

    1. Selling via Amazon FBA – products sell quicker with FBA which helps to improve product ranking quicker,

    2. Products shipped on time – shipping products on time keeps your account healthy and this has a positive impact on SEO,

    3. Positive reviews improve rankings,

    4. Optimised content including title, key features (bullet points), description, search terms and technical details are crucial. All Amazon content gets indexed, and so every part of the content is important.

    Ensuring your Amazon SEO is up to scratch is one of the first and most important parts of your Amazon strategy to encourage sustainable business growth. But, we cannot rely only on this.

    Amazon PPC…

    Amazon PPC is becoming increasingly relevant and popular amongst sellers. Looking at the first page of search results on Amazon, we can see it is dominated by paid ads.

    On top of this, working with many clients, we have seen on average 30% of turnover generated from paid ads. This just goes to show how important it is to be working not only on Amazon SEO, but ensuring you are utilising PPC too.

    However, it can be tough running ads whilst staying profitable (check out some Amazon Sponsored Ads best practices here >>). This is where we can help.

    Over the past few months, we have delivered many Amazon Marketing Services and SEO Training Courses in both London and Manchester. Our attendees cover a variety of product categories including books, DIY, kitchen, garden and toys – just to name a few!

    These training courses are delivered in a small group and are designed to help you improve your Amazon SEO and teach you ways to utilise PPC whilst staying profitable. Highlights from our sessions include:

    • Getting all of your account specific questions answered,

    • The sessions are practical and engaging,

    • You will leave with a draft Amazon Marketing Services and SEO Growth Plan

    • Email support for one month after the training.
    What attendees say...

    “Very informative Amazon Marketing and SEO training. I learned a lot and liked that the session was practical. Prabhat was helpful and ready to answer all our questions.”


  • 2018 Manchester Online Seller Conference - Highlights May 30, 2018


    “An excellent conference which acted as the motive for me to start selling online with my company Baby Casts & Prints. I attended last year as a guest and this year as a speaker recounting my experiences of the last 12 months.”
    Chris Buckley - Manchester​

    This year's Manchester Online Seller Conference was yet another brilliant, informative and highly attended event. It was held at the UKfast Campus and I am humbled by their support for the third year running.

    We’d like to thank our sponsors Khaoscontrol Cloud, Vdepot and Khoo Commerce who provided us with insightful talks and a wealth of knowledge throughout the event.

    In attendance were over 80 online sellers and businesses, and the talks covered a diverse range of topics including:

    • SEO,

    • PPC,

    • Amazon,

    • Fulfilment,

    • Content Marketing,

    • Sourcing and

    • PR & Branding.
    We’ve received lots of positive feedback again this year, and we will be back next year with another great line up of speakers from the US, Germany and Australia, discussing a variety of current topics.

    If you have never attended the Manchester Online Seller Conference before, sign up for our newsletter to get notified about all future meetups and conferences.

    Please find all speaker slide-decks below:

    1 Using technology for your business growth


    Speaker: Jason Thickpenny is a consultant helping businesses streamline their processes to support growth. Supporting the change from a good business into a great enterprise.

    Company: Khaos Control Solutions Ltd


    2 How 3PL’s are changing the retail landscape


    Speaker: Iain Hill is General Manager at Vdepot and is extremely passionate about eCommerce. Having first-hand experience of selling online, Iain is well aware of the problems of a small start up business and aims to help every online business that he comes across.

    Company: Vdepot


    3 Sourcing the right products for your retail business


    Speaker: Vicky Powell specialises in the entire sourcing process from Asia; covering product development, finding the right supplier, branding, packaging and shipping.

    Company: RBQ Consultancy


    4 Amazon Vendor: What it means to sell wholesale to Amazon


    Speaker: Katherine Khoo manages the eCommerce platforms iPages and Khoo Commerce, supporting numerous multi-channel eCommerce retailers online.

    Company:Khoo Systems Limited


    5 Amazon business growth case study


    Speaker: Chris Buckley is an experienced web designer and current owner of Pixel Kicks who decided to start an online business specialising in casting products

    Company:Baby Casts & Prints


    7 GDPR – Don’t Panic (Yet!)


    Speaker: Steve Kuncewicz specialises in intellectual property, media and communications-related issues, working mainly with the creative, digital, technology and advertising sector with a nationally-recognised niche specialism in issues involving social media.



    8 What questions should you ask your eCommerce agency?


    Speaker: Darren Ratcliffe has almost 20 years industry experience in the digital sector and has been running his own agency for the past 10 years.



    9 Content marketing for e-commerce: driving customers & improving visibility through content


    Speaker: Stacey MacNaught is a Freelance SEO and Content Marketing Specialist based just outside Manchester. She began writing web copy in 2006 before starting an SEO career with a Manchester agency in 2009. Her 9 years of agency experience saw her progress from an SEO trainee to Head of Search and ultimately Director responsible for the delivery of SEO and content marketing for all agency accounts.

    Company:Stacey MacNaught Ltd


    10 Avoiding suspensions & getting accounts back


    Speaker: Anthony Famularo is a Partner and Managing Attorney at Rosenbaum Famularo, P.C. (“Amazon Sellers’ Lawyer), the only law firm in the US that focuses on the needs of Amazon sellers. Anthony has been with the firm since it was founded. As Managing Attorney, he has experience in handling hundreds of cases for Amazon Sellers of all sizes dealing with both buyer and rights owner complaints, as well as other suspension issues.

    Company: Amazonsellerslawyer


    2019 Speaking Opportunity – Please get send in your details here >>

    2019 Sponsor Opportunity – Please schedule a call with Prabhat Shah
  • Should you be attending Manchester Online Seller Meetup? May 19, 2018


    Manchester Online Seller Meetup is an evening event discussing all things e-commerce. Brought to you by Online Seller UK, this e-commerce meetup has been running for several years and has served 100s of online sellers in the region. It is aimed at anyone who is looking to sell online, and for those who have already established sellers but looking to improve their presence online in the UK and internationally.

    With positive feedback after each event, Manchester Online Seller Meetup is a must-attend e-commerce event that will provide you with:
    • Practical tips that can be implemented almost instantly and,

    • The chance to network with other online sellers, suppliers and industry experts.
    And, it’s all free. A free to attend an event where you will obtain a wealth of knowledge from industry experts.

    The next event takes place on Thursday 28th June at Innospace, Chester Street, M1 5GD. Located centrally, it is within walking distance from Oxford Street and Piccadilly Train Station.

    Topics for the next event:

    #1 Amazon SEO – Q&A

    All of your Amazon SEO and account specific questions answered, plus we will discuss the key factors affecting your product rankings on Amazon.

    Speaker: Prabhat Shah, Online Seller UK

    #2 Automated Price Tracking & Repricing

    Shoppers are getting smarter and making more of an effort to price check across the internet before they make a purchase. Get ahead of the game with the latest automated pricing tools that could help you to maximise turnover and profit.

    Speaker: Cardy Chung, StreetPricer

    Next event: Thursday 28th June, 2018, 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

    Get your free ticket here >>
  • Manchester Online Seller Conference 2018 Feb 10, 2018


    The Manchester Online Seller Conference is returning for the third year, and our aim is to help online sellers learn best practices in Marketplaces and e-commerce in general.

    Register here >>

    The event is perfect for anybody who is already trading online be it through their own website or through eBay and Amazon; or for people who are taking the first steps on their journey. If you are looking to grow your business, make sure you don’t miss out.

    With great networking opportunities with fellow sellers, the opportunity to meet new suppliers who will be there to share hints and tips (and not ‘sell’) you will gain invaluable insights to help you. We have a sponsorship option available and full details are available following link below

    We would like to invite you to join us for another Manchester Online Conference on Friday 4th May 2018. This is a full day conference and it will follow a similar format to our other events but will take place during the day and we will have 10 expert speakers. We are pleased to announce the first nine speakers:

    #1 SEO For A Mobile-First World
    Dawn Anderson - Move It Marketing

    #2 Avoiding Suspensions & Getting Accounts Back
    CJ Rosenbaum, Amazonsellerslawyer, USA

    #3 Panel Discussion: What’s new in Ecommerce in 2018?
    Google Shopping, New Marketplaces, Branding/ PR and Amazon eBay

    #4 Content Marketing Strategies for Ecommerce
    Stacey MacNaught, Tecmark

    #5 German Marketplace
    Murat Keseroglu, MK E commerce, Germany

    #6 Amazon Business Growth Case Study
    Chris Buckley, Amazon Seller

    #7 Ecommerce Fulfilment
    Iain Hill, Vdepot

    #8 Gaining long-term customer loyalty in today’s digital landscape.
    Frances Bibby, Social Communications Group Ltd

    #9 Sourcing from China
    Vicky Powell, RBQ Consultancy

    It is free to register for online sellers and retailers and there is £100.00 ticket for industry experts and agencies.

    Register here >>