Online Selling Ideas - High Growth Niches Versus Current Competition

In an ever-competitive online space, check out some recommended categories to begin or enhance your eCommerce adventure.

Consumer Electronics

Phone Charging Cables

  • Monthly Sales: 2 million units
  • Average Selling Price: Under $15
  • YOY Growth: 65% expected through 2025
  • Popular Brands: Anker, UGreen
  • Number and Strength of Competitors: High competition with numerous sellers; strong established brands dominate the market.
  • Options to Differentiate: Offer multi-length, braided, and 90-degree angled cables; emphasize durability and compatibility with fast charging.

Bluetooth Speakers

  • Monthly Sales: 19,854 units
  • Average Selling Price: Under $150
  • YOY Growth: 55% (estimated)
  • Popular Brands: JBL, Anker, Sony
  • Number and Strength of Competitors: High competition; market dominated by well-known brands.
  • Options to Differentiate: Focus on unique features like waterproofing, rugged design, and long battery life; emphasize high audio quality and innovative designs.

Single Use Batteries

  • Monthly Sales: 20,156 units (approximately …

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Amazon Fees & The New Normal

Amazon brands are finding themselves in a bit of a squeeze, folks. With new fee changes rolling out, margins are getting tighter, and brands are having to adjust to this new normal.

These fee adjustments mean that brands on Amazon are paying more to sell their products. This isn't just a small hike; it's something that's impacting their bottom line. So, how are these brands coping? They're getting creative and finding new ways to stay afloat.

One approach is to increase prices slightly. It's a delicate balance because you don't want to drive customers away, but sometimes it's necessary to maintain profitability. Some brands are also looking at cost-cutting measures, finding efficiencies in their operations to offset the increased fees.

Another strategy involves focusing more on direct-to-consumer channels. By building stronger relationships with their customers outside of Amazon, these brands can reduce their dependency on the platform and its associated …

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Amazon Selling Costs By Country

Given the complexity and variability of tax laws across different countries, here we provide a general outline of the standard VAT/GST rates for each of the 18 countries where Amazon has a solid Seller Central presence. Keep in mind, specific costs or rates may change over time and additional rates or exceptions might apply depending on the type of goods or services being sold:

  1. United States: No federal VAT or sales tax; state sales taxes vary widely, typically ranging from 0% to over 10%.
  2. Canada: GST at 5%, with additional PST in certain provinces or HST ranging from 13% to 15% depending on the province.
  3. United Kingdom: Standard VAT rate is 20%.
  4. Germany: Standard VAT rate is 19%.
  5. France: Standard VAT rate is 20%.
  6. Italy: Standard VAT rate is 22%.
  7. Spain: Standard VAT rate is 21%.
  8. Japan: Consumption tax rate is 10%. …

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Marketplaces Listing Creation Best Practices

Marketplaces Listings

With so much automation, it is tempting to use a generic service to upload your listings to the major players such as eBay, Amazon, Etsy, Frugoo, OnBuy etc. Yet with the importance of high-quality SEO-type product creation and each of the marketplaces requiring differing data and updating their data requirements regularly, it remains important to understand and upload to these marketplaces separately usually with their CSV feeds, that once populated with your listings/data become your intellectual property and tools ensuring you stay one step ahead in the eCommerce game.

Etsy Listing Requirements:

♦ Long Description Length Min: 140 characters
♦ Long Description Length Max: 4000 characters
♦ Short Description Length Min: 20 characters
♦ Short Description Length Max: 140 characters
♦ Search Terms/Keywords Quantity: 13 Keywords

OnBuy Listing Requirements:

♦ Long Description Length Min: 150 characters
♦ Long Description Length Max: 2000 characters
♦ Short Description Length Min: …

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Amazon Seller Complaints - Manager Esaclations 2024

After the departure of the great Mr. Bezos, some things have changed in the Amazon platform. Some things are not. Seller Support sometimes still lacks and for this sometimes we need to escalate which you can now do directly with the below contacts depending on your need. 

Amazon Seller Complaints - Selling in the UK:

UK Amazon Seller Support Escalations:


UK Telephone:

♦ UK. +44-2070-8479-11

UK Amazon Seller Support Direct to Team Escalations: 

♦ Seller Performance: 
♦ Appeals and Policy Violations: 
♦ IP Right and Infringements: 
♦ EU Banking and Payments: 
♦ Plug Problems. 
♦ Disbursement: 
♦ Payment after Account Suspension.

Amazon Seller Complaints - Selling in the US:

US Amazon Seller Support Escalations:


US Telephone:

♦ +1-206-922-0880

US Amazon Seller Support Direct to Team Escalations: 

♦ Performance Team: 
♦ Appeals …

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Amazon Seller Opportunities - How To Maximize Profit This Holiday Season

Amazon Selling in Quarter 4 - Holiday Season & Beyond

Beginning around this time, sellers will notice a welcome influx in sales.

  1. Have enough stock starting Black Friday, until the end of January - Be prepared for Cyber Weekend, Christmas & January sales. Make sure your stock can cover this period. Some sellers may triple there business or more over this time.
  2. Prepare your stock in good time - Suppliers, factories and warehouses are going to have delays over this period. Shipping with couriers can be lengthy and a little more problematic. Plan carefully. Try to analyze last year's sales or your 3-month preceding sales and potentially triple these as a forecast, depending on your niche. You can use Amazon reports to help you do this. 
  3. Carefully watch sales and restock normally slow-selling products selling fast - Watch out for slow-moving products that become big sellers over the Q4 period. When people are buying gifts they may be entirely different from purchases they …

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Seller Republic Android App

Seller Republic is fully mobile responsive and created to be ultra-easy to use on the go. 

As a web app Seller Republic is designed to be responsive on all screen sizes, including tablet and monitors making it is easy to work with Seller Republic Repricing, Analytics and Reporting from all devices.

To show Seller Republic as an app on an android device:

1. Open Chome on your chosen Android device.

2. Go to

3. Click the 3 dots at the top right of the screen.

4. Choose 'Add to Home screen'.

That's it. You will now see Seller Republic as a web app on your Android device.

Amazon Repricing Android App

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