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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: 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 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 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 28th January 2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,174
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 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: 62,814
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 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 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: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th October 2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,277
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: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th September 2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 62,814
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: 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: 186,277
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 6th September 2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,201
Posted By malia
Re: How can Drop Shipping be better than Importing?

Matteoss- you have an interesting point.

I'm experienced in ecommerce, so I don't have the perspective of someone trying it out. I wouldn't drop ship for a Chinese company unless I had a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th September 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,201
Posted By malia
Re: How can Drop Shipping be better than Importing?

I used to drop ship. I was fortunate, for a run, because I was sourcing outside of drop ship directories and would find manufacturers that did not advertise dropship. It was buried deep on paper in...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th August 2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By malia
Re: Reasons not to use authorize.net

No, not really. It's a pretty straight forward system with no "pitfalls" that I've found in the 12-13? years of using them.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th August 2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,177
Posted By malia
Re: Importers should consider countries other than China

You should not be on the fence about his book. No matter where you decide to import from, you'll get value from the book that far exceeds the cost.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd June 2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By malia
Re: Private Link Network for eCommerce

**THIS IS LONG**
Well… I haven't personally had any experience with owning private link networks. HOWEVER, whenever I have hired a good SEO person that could get results, it was because they had...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th June 2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,851
Posted By malia
Re: Alibaba Products

I have purchased on Aliexpress one time and never will again.

The problem I had with AliExpress is that it was a trader (not an official trading company, nor a manufacturer), like an aspiring...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd June 2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By malia
Re: Amazon store or Shopify

Amazon store is very cumbersome to use and customize. Having said that, it's a platform that scales and grows. You also have the benefit of the built in Amazon Payment system/checkout/prime shipping...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th May 2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,895
Posted By malia
Re: PPC vs Organic Search conversion rates

I think that technically, that is a mis-statement. For example, shopper search engine traffic tends to convert better than general search engine traffic. (i.e. google shopping vs google) because...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 11th May 2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By malia
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 7th May 2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By malia
Re: Generating Product Review Emails

There is software that does it automatically, however, since you may be going far back in the past I would export my orders into an email program (like constant contact or mail chimp) and use the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd May 2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By malia
Re: Launching an eCommerce - too expensive to build a brand?

Develop the branded website and then as funds allow, and as you have "proof of concept" move into the branded product.-- If you don't have the funds to "private label" the product, develop a strongly...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th April 2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,038
Posted By malia
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th April 2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,349
Posted By malia
Re: Can you sell physical products on Amazon if you're from the Philippines,Thailand,Singapore,Taiwa

They do! Small parcel courier shipments with no customs issues get through FBA just fine.

If you have to bring in larger shipments then you have to go through a few steps to register as an...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd April 2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By malia
Re: Not using ReTargeting = Leaving money on the table

You can exclude conversions from retargeting/remarketing, or show them different ads (i.e. suggest a repeat purchase after elapse of time). You cannot exclude them from search PPC however.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th April 2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,817
Posted By malia
Re: Shipping from China is expensive

Hmmmmm. I wouldn't say that. It all depends on HOW someone wants to get into clothing and selling WHAT. China, by far, is the most vertically integrated when it comes to apparel manufacturing. When...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th April 2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,492
Posted By malia
Re: Fullfilment ... Shipwire VS Amazon

If there's cross over in your inventory, you won't like carrying extra inventory so that it's available at two different fulfillment companies. If the inventory is completely different and separate,...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th April 2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By malia
Re: Not using ReTargeting = Leaving money on the table

We use Google Analytics remarketing (I know different ad platforms have different names for it).

We've also been building custom lists, based on what people have viewed, and then sending ads...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th April 2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,827
Posted By malia
Re: Another Bob Ross Post Card Method Idea.

I've been on both sides of the fence, both corporate and as a small business owner. When you have $25-50K to spend on one ad, you call in the big guys in your industry/area. Think about this, he's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th April 2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,270
Posted By malia
Re: have any of you bought ad space in a newspaper or magzine to promote your website?

Possibly, but there are 2 alternatives:

1- They signed up for a long term contract at the outset and are locked into running an ad
2- it is working, however it has never been tested for...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th March 2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By malia
Re: Have a client wanting to open up a eCommerce store, but...

Do not use Wordpress for this clothing site. The size/color matrices alone would render every single Wordpress (or any other CMS for that matter) based cart limiting.

Do not use Shopify, as the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,250
Posted By malia
Re: Is a CRM Really Necessary?

I do specialized work for one company. One. I have my own business and this is only part time work. I have a free highrise account (single user) just for that.

I use different devices/computers...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 20th March 2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,277
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

Well based on what some people have written, this is a multi million dollar launch and they seem to be positioned to clear at least seven figures after paying out affiliates. So yeah, cashing out...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 15th March 2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,277
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

It's easier to compete in categories where there's more brand diversification. You have to think: in what areas are people more likely to try a niche or unknown brand? In certain categories niche...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th March 2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,277
Posted By malia
Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

I did too, and refunded. Wrote about it on WF.




Jim Cockrum's course is great. The only downside is he focuses on a retail arbitrage process and that can be difficult to scale and sustain,...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th March 2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 97,298
Posted By malia
Re: Using Amazon as a Dropshipping Company for eBay?

I think you're splitting hairs over this.

Amazon.com Help: Fulfillment by Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200229160)

FBA is used to describe selling on amazon...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th March 2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,040
Posted By malia
Re: MAKE $1,200 PER MONTH WITH RESTROOM AD MINI-BILLBOARDS

I've researched this from an advertiser's perspective and there is an association that covers this type of advertising. It is effective for the right advertiser, right audience and the right message....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th March 2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By malia
Re: Review/Giveaway Blogs

You have to be really careful with this. I remember when I was working with a PR firm and the mommy blogger craze was growing and peaking, we would get all kinds of requests for freebies and some of...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th January 2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By malia
Re: Is PayPal or Google Checkout acceptable way to accept pmts from business (doctors) clients?

It depends on which method of paypal integration. If it's paypal integration that works like a merchant account, that will be pretty transparent to the user (or should be). if it's regular paypal...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th December 2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 38,376
Posted By malia
Re: Why I prefer eCommerce over other types of Internet Marketing...

I think I've done just about everything when it comes to ecommerce. From eBay to self-fulfilled, to fulfillment centers and now to Amazon. I have two ecommerce websites, one self-fulfilled and one a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd November 2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,330
Posted By malia
Re: Why do I need a website when there's Facebook?

I agree with krtheriault, capitalizing on Facebook/Social media. You didn't say what kind of business you're talking about but honestly, many of them do not need a website. For example quick service...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th October 2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,122
Posted By malia
Re: The quickest way to Ecommerce Success

Webstore by Amazon is also a good resource, which is different than, but works with Selling on Amazon/ Amazon Seller Central. It also has payment integration. But nothing really can work WELL w your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th October 2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,460
Posted By malia
Re: Porsche Dealer Gets 32% response to this new style mailer

It depends on what you're marketing. I could see it working well for roof replacement, windows, big landscaping jobs, painting/siding, depending on where you are, you could do it with swimming...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th October 2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,460
Posted By malia
Re: Porsche Dealer Gets 32% response to this new style mailer

Yeah it doesn't mean squat to YOUR wallet, but every time my website/product (physical, tangible product) was featured in the media, it resulted in $1,000- $30,000 sales just from that, with most...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th October 2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,255
Posted By malia
Re: How could one go about promoting dropship items offline?

I've been selling clothing online for over a decade, started off on eBay. I've been a consultant for years, in the apparel industry, and have helped several retailers and manufacturers get up and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th July 2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,576
Posted By malia
Re: Websites Are NO LONGER Needed

The problem with relying on third party services, like Facebook, etc., is that their primary motive is to monetize their website through advertising-- through ads that are open to direct competitors....
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd May 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 28,531
Posted By malia
Re: Anyone seen Amazon Money Machine?

I purchased the course and here is my honest review:

First, I will mention I am returning it. I do think they are tricky by sending you the DVD software along with the certiicate and requiring...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th May 2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,234
Posted By malia
Re: Frustrating situation with my first client... :(

I'm not sure if dwolfe is referring to me because I mentioned a POS system which is NOT a cash register. A cash register is a key system with a cash drawer and a receipt printer. A POS is always...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th May 2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,234
Posted By malia
Re: Frustrating situation with my first client... :(

Oh and one last bit of advice. Drop her as a client. Giving her a deadline won't turn her into a good client. Sure you will get your $80, but the entire relationship will be like this. You'll be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th May 2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,234
Posted By malia
Re: Frustrating situation with my first client... :(

It's not about the $80 amount, it's about the WHEN of the $80. Yes, it seems insignificant, but from what you wrote she doesn't even bank online. So paying you could mean bouncing a check for her...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th May 2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,234
Posted By malia
Re: Frustrating situation with my first client... :(

Women like her who have stores typically have them because they needed something to do, a retail store is a legitimate business in the eyes of their peers and family and it provides social...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By malia
Re: desperate pub/restaurant owner, uk

You should watch 3-4 episodes of restaurant impossible (food network) or kitchen nightmares (fox or BBC or BBC america). Probably restaurant impossible would be the more tolerable one. After 2...
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