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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th June 2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By malia
Re: Alibaba to launch in USA and rival Amazon

Alibaba won't be able to edge out Amazon until they take buyer protection seriously. Amazon has massive amounts of consumer trust and while bargain shoppers can be swayed by price, the more affluent...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th April 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By malia
Re: Amazon Product Ads

Build My Online Store podcast has a great interview with a guy who specializes in PPC, and spends most of the time discussing Amazon product ads. All the people I have heard write about it are...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st April 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,687
Posted By malia
Re: New to the China Business

I don't check the WF often, but I included the password for the PDF file in the email I sent you when I attached it. I wish you the best of luck with this.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st April 2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By malia
Re: Is Anyone into T-shirt Creation/Sales?

Search the forums for teespring.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th April 2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By malia
Re: Is this possible? Could someone code a bespoke plugin for this?

This will fail. I've sold clothing online. First, they probably won't blind drop ship for you, so your customers will just see where the packages came from. Secondly, you can't just copy someone's...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 19th April 2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 80,627
Posted By malia
Re: Amazing Selling Machine – Anyone Else Had Problems Getting a Refund?

I had a similar thing happen to me. I primarily sell in a category that requires approval and had my category privileges revoked... with my inventory sitting in Amazon's warehouse. This was not over...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 19th April 2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,280
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

Thanks for confirming this. I've always felt their sales estimates (in that software) were BS, it's good to have someone give perspective on it.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th April 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By malia
Re: Amazon is suspending new accounts in China

If Amazon is suspending seller accounts from China, it's about DANG TIME! I know you don't want to hear that, but for YEARS China based sellers have been listing their products against existing ASINs...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th April 2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,791
Posted By malia
Re: Selling small, low-priced items: is it worth it with Amazon FBA?

I did sell an item that was under $5 on Amazon. I didn't do it for the opportunity, I did it because I would buy a case of 144 to send to FBA. It was a consistent seller and it was an accessory to a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th April 2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,687
Posted By malia
Re: New to the China Business

Just PM me your email address.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd April 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,687
Posted By malia
Re: New to the China Business

This is true. I just want to clarify that when it comes to branded/designer clothing, accessories, etc., there are no distributors. There are manufacturers and sales reps. Some manufacturers/brands...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd March 2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,945
Posted By malia
Re: DROPSHIP FINANCING OPTIONS AND TIPS

You may not be able to secure this type of financing, as this would be an unorthodox application of it, but if you are in the USA you can look into accounts receivable financing (factoring). Problem...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th March 2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By malia
Re: eCommerce for WP sales page - do I need one, and which to choose?

Well regardless of whether or not Woocommerce is overkill, if you need the information you need (shipping data, customer records, etc), you will end up adding on more than you need to be able to...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th March 2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By malia
Re: Trusting analytics

You're not going to get 100% accurate analytics. You can use server side analytics, but that will miss certain information that can be obtained via a service like Google or Get Clicky. The purpose is...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd March 2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,336
Posted By malia
Re: Hosting for WooCommerce

When using WP as ecommerce, there's no way you should load on a bunch of plugins. You should only have what you need. For example, you have contact form 7, but the Sistina theme (as do all the themes...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 7th February 2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,700
Posted By malia
Re: women's clothing dropshipping

If you want something with low return rates, women's clothing is not it!
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th February 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,340
Posted By malia
Re: Drop Shipping Sneakers

Not possible. The only thing you'll find available via dropship is counterfeit merchandise.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th January 2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,176
Posted By malia
Re: Where do you get OEM/branded products for dropshipping?

There is no such thing as a CORRECT SOURCE. If you want to buy a brand, for example Coach, you buy direct from Coach. The designer apparel and accessories industry does not have distributors, except...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th January 2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By malia
Re: On going site maintenance - your recommendation

Here is a good developer to use. Very affordable and flexible for ongoing maintenance of your ecommerce store: usama.skylite@gmail.com.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd January 2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,915
Posted By malia
Re: Amazon webstore your thoughts? advantages vs disadvantages?

Just to clarify these are fees/issues for selling ON Amazon.com (being an Amazon marketplace seller). This is different than Amazon Webstore. There's no (up to) 15% fee for Amazon webstore.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th January 2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,682
Posted By malia
Re: Responsive vs Non responsive website

Here's my two cents:

At a MINIMUM your site needs to be mobile responsive. It impacts user experience and also your organic search position within google.

I'm on the fence about the RESS. Jay,...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 8th January 2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,176
Posted By malia
Re: Where do you get OEM/branded products for dropshipping?

eBags has tons of brand recognition and proven revenues. At that level, you can get manufacturers to drop ship. Nordstrom, Saks and many major retailers have these arrangements with some or most of...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th December 2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,972
Posted By malia
Re: High Profit Margin Dropshippers

They are counterfeit items and what he is doing is illegal (I saw your other thread).
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th December 2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,915
Posted By malia
Re: Amazon webstore your thoughts? advantages vs disadvantages?

The biggest downside is Amazon's system/backend is the worst. It's not user friendly. I could go on, but bad, bad bad.

Benefits, the integration is slick. Especially if you want to use Amazon...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th December 2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 62,816
Posted By malia
Re: How can you possibly make any money buying from Alibaba.com?

It's a valuable ebook. And honestly, if it were me, I wouldn't spend nearly as much time writing posts as he does, trying to inform and educate people. He seems to have the impulse to provide value...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th December 2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By malia
Re: Analytics Software Help!

ALL analytics software will have this problem because Google started encrypting most search queries. So NOTHING will get around this.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 11th December 2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By malia
Re: Looking for a cosmetics whitelabel program

Lady Burd
Columbia Cosmetics

Are two private labelers for cosmetics (makeup). There are many.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th November 2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By malia
Re: Sourcing Manufacturers Offline

If you can, start with a trade show. That's probably the easiest for a first-timer. Also note that most Asian countries make things in certain geographic areas. Go to China, which is HUGE, you could...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st November 2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By malia
Re: Do you register the copyright of the product photos you take?

Registering copyright doesn't have to be done on an individual photo basis. You can use a PDF crawler like Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Create PDF (or whatever) to crawl through your website, grab...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th October 2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,865
Posted By malia
Re: dropshipper liability

Everybody is correct, but with this one thing---



In the case he mentions above, typically ALL parties are insured and when the claim is filed, the retailer's INSURANCE COMPANY usually "punts"...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd October 2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By malia
Re: Justifying FBA

The sales commission is for selling on Amazon. It does vary by category. You can use FBA without selling on Amazon, it's called Multi Channel Fulfillment.

With multi channel fulfillment, the fees...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By malia
Re: Can You Do Authorship on a Commercial Site?

I've done it with a logo, it was a company google plus page. I googled based on your response and it's not supposed to work that way.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,616
Posted By malia
Re: I dropped Adsense

This may be a silly question but:

Could the increase in remarketing/retargeting be throwing off your adsense relevancy? Is there a chance your websites are showing more non-relevant ads because a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By malia
Re: AD Sense Arbitrage Question - Using duplicate content?

Yep, your account will likely eventually be BANNED.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By malia
Re: Can You Do Authorship on a Commercial Site?

Yes you can use authorship on a commercial site, no it doesn't have to be a face, it can be a logo. I wouldn't use something entirely "fake" but YMMV.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By malia
Re: How To Get Top Adwords Placement With Low Traffic Keywords?

I understand what you're trying to do and it's a good strategy. I used it when I was doing AdWords for a local business. Basically instead of relying on organic ranking and worrying about content...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th October 2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,128
Posted By malia
Re: Is selling on Amazon any better than setting up your own eCommerce site?

It depends.

Read this thread for the run down on selling on amazon. It's about an info product, but a lot of Warriors give their perspective on selling on Amazon.
...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th October 2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,280
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

Anyone still considering, here is interesting feedback

Amazing Selling Machine -- Customer Comments, Complaints, and Criticisms (http://www.thenetresults.com/asm-survey/)
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th October 2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,280
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

It depends on what you want to sell.

And yes an IP lawyer can check for you, but the fee won't be reasonable.

What you have to watch out for is categories of merchandise where it's common for...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th October 2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,280
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

I didn't go into detail but I'm actually very well versed in IP law for a business owner without a law degree. I'm not over thinking anything. I'm just providing a more detailed answer to the...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th October 2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,280
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

Absolutely not. It doesn't cover issues like this. They also gloss over product liability (at least in their webinars) by saying people worry about too many things before getting started.

While...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th October 2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,280
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

Hey Josh, that's a pretty good video.

For those who are interested-- he does specifically address the problem with contacting Amazon customers directly.

Can you be a bit more specific about the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th September 2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 62,816
Posted By malia
Re: How can you possibly make any money buying from Alibaba.com?

That depends. There are markets (I operate in one) where the factories have tons and tons and tons of "trading companies" (mostly individuals) selling their goods and they flood ali express with...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 30th September 2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,280
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

That's like saying "I know this dealer sells dodgy cars, but if you buy one from me, I'll help you fix it up."

I guess the best thing they have going for them IS that high payout.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 30th September 2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,280
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

I think people get that. Private label is not groundbreaking (it may be "new" to IMers, but it is not new) nor were they the first to teach private label on Amazon. What they probably were the first...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th September 2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By malia
Re: Prestashop?? Unique predicament

A company doing $50 mil should be able to hire a professional consultant. The free advice you'll get here won't even come close. Try hiring Ron Rule.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th September 2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,067
Posted By malia
Re: just bought $7k worth of high end dresses...how to get rid of it?

I get where you're coming from, but you're wrong about this industry, although I usually agree with you on other topics.

And you are right about the "street hawker" thing.

If she purchased...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th September 2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,294
Posted By malia
Re: I'm smarter than half these other offline marketers that make 6-figures, yet I struggle! Why?

I get where you're coming from although the question is phrased in such a way that it's offensive.

The gist of it is that financial success is only a factor of intelligence/education SOMEtimes....
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 29th September 2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,280
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

Not that I need to cosign Jim Cockrum, as he is an authority in this area, but this is another thing about this course and their "I just make stuff up affiliates". One hosted a webinar and someone...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th September 2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,067
Posted By malia
Re: just bought $7k worth of high end dresses...how to get rid of it?

They don't have the same access to merchandise as the coastal cities. Most brands selling off merchandise don't like it being resold in their major metro markets.



I highly doubt that you do....
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 26th September 2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,280
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

Nowhere did I write they should charge less money, nowhere. And that's not even something I would ever write. No need for that straw man.

My point-- it is not $3,000 of value. It is $3,000 because...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th September 2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,067
Posted By malia
Re: just bought $7k worth of high end dresses...how to get rid of it?

Let me also say this:

Social media is a great idea. This is the issue though: (and the one thing that made me get out of off price mdse)

You don't have all sizes and colors, therefore you end...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th September 2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,067
Posted By malia
Re: just bought $7k worth of high end dresses...how to get rid of it?

This is an area I know very well as I have been in this industry for years.

Let me tell you what will not work

Consignment
Thrift stores (Seriously?)
Advertising to people in Beverly Hills...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 26th September 2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,280
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

First off- Everything you want to know about selling on Amazon can be obtained from Jim Cockrum's course, it just doesn't come with glitz and glamour (which ASM has mostly due to the affiliate...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th September 2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,117
Posted By malia
Re: Any REALLY good FBA courses?

There was also one where a guy (it may be the same guy) had different people scouting for him on commission.

I think to each his/her own and that's a valid way to go about it, and while...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd September 2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,117
Posted By malia
Re: Any REALLY good FBA courses?

I don't think you will find what you're looking for unless you can find a mastermind.

You are right, MOST FBA courses focus on retail arbitrage. There is an FBA forum, but a lot of them arbitrage...
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