IBarrington-McIntosh-International-Selling-Amazonn this Thrifting For Profit Show with Debra Conrad, we are having a chat with Barrington MdIntosh … International Selling, Bundles and more.

Barrington is a stay at home dad. His 4 year business has allowed him to resign from his corporate job and spend his time with family, traveling and growing his business. Barrington not only sells products on the Amazon platform, but uses other channels as well.

And – of course, Charlene Anderson of Purveyor Of All Things Creative is helping me answer questions on the air and in the chat room.

International Selling

Barrington has built his business from the beach in Jamaica. What’s important to note is this: His business is selling products in multiple countries and also Multiple Channels (which we will cover in just a bit).

This is beyond Amazon Export.

Bundles With Passion

I was a guest on Barrington’s show a few weeks ago and I learned that we both have a passion for selling bundles.

Multi-Channel Fulfillment bundles in a unique way.

Multi-Channel Fulfillment And Multiple Selling Channels

We all need to view our business as a business and not a hobby.  When you think about business – do you see a variety of places you are selling or different ways you are making an income?

I recently covered this topic here:

http://debraconrad.com/investing-business-based-platform-dont-control/

Barrington and Jim talk about a Cautionary Tale: (scroll down to the bottom and hear about Barrigton’s start with Amazon and the PAC course)”

http://www.mysilentteam.com/public/Caution_Can_Amazon_kill_the_middle_man.cfm

More From Barrington related to MultiChannel Fulfillment:

http://www.spreecast.com/events/how-to-use-multi-channel-fulfilment

http://www.spreecast.com/events/how-does-multichannel-fulfilment-work

Resources

International Seller Insights Facebook group:

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

Barrington McIntosh Website:

http://barringtonmcintosh.com/

Coach for Jim Cockrum’s PAC

Barrington Spreecasts

http://www.spreecast.com/users/barrington–3

Amazon’s Global Selling Platform

Amazon Global

Okay… Have A Great Weekend and Happy Sourcing!

That’s my story… and I’m sticking to it…

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Debra Conrad

Next week’s show…. Keywords For Amazon Product Pages And Advertising.

Listen live to the show Fridays, 2pm ET at http://thriftingforprofit.com/listen

 

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Hot July Sale

It’s hot – hot – hot here, and hubby has to work the entire weekend. I’m planning on catching up on creating bundles with products that have been waiting (sitting in boxes for a while).

Yes… I am working this weekend! (I have plans for an unplugged weekend in a few weeks).

If you are having a “working weekend” over this July 4th holiday – I encourage you to take advantage of these fabulous deals!

Who doesn’t love a 50% Off Sale?

Any resource I have available to help you grow your Amazon business is ON SALE.  Not just a little bit, but 50% off.  If you have been waiting for a time to finish off your collection, this is it!

I’ve slashed prices on all 4 of my guides/training.  (Including my popular Bundle Guide):

Scroll right up to the top of this page and see links to all 4 of my tutorials – click on any one of them and you will see the 50% off sale price!

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Amazon Bundles

UPDATE – ADDED July 05, 2014

Half-Off – Sales Tax Free Sourcing Guide

NOTE - These deals are only good through Tuesday July 8th, 2014

Have a fantastic weekend! You deserve it.

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Organize Your Space - Be More EfficientIn this Thrifting For Profit Show with Debra Conrad, we discuss … Organizing Your Space – Be More Efficient.

It’s a well known issue with many Amazon and eBay sellers – we are disorganized! Who has time to make an efficient space?

Yet – when our space is efficient, we are more productive.

Last week we started a thread on the Thrifting For Profit Facebook Group – and asked all to share their organizing and efficiency tips. What a great response – and we are sharing it all with you today. The Good – Bad and the Ugly.

Today, Charlene Anderson of Purveyor Of All Things Creative is helping me answer questions on the air and in the chat room.

Sharing Some Of The Organized (and disorganized) Spaces

I won’t name – names, but the caption of this photo is I really need help!!!

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Many others jumped on the FaceBook thread and commented they had similar situations.  Including this one captioned “Always stack your inventory in a nice – neat & orderly pile.

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Another photo with this caption “My problem is getting a system that works. I have two big shelves but when people help me carry stuff in they just put the bags on t he floor and then I can’t get to the selves. I am a very methodical lister. I do get it done but it can be overwhelming.

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And this one captioned with one word “Incoming“… :)

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Let’s Look At Some Efficient Organized Spaces

Bubble Wrap And Packing Materials

Ed’s homemade bubble wrap hanger. “I always had my bubble wrap sitting on the floor always in the way. Now I have it hanging out of the way.”

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Luna C Ayuni -”My bubble wrap hangs from the ceiling on leftover chandelier chain & a couple of cup hooks.

 

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This is Charlene’s solution:

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And Debra’s Solution:

Bubble wrap holder

Adjustable Two Rod Garment Rack

I use these garment racks to store my eBay clothing – Just another use of a mobile device for organizing shipping supplies. 8-)

 


How About FLAT Space To Process?

I use my dining room table – and extra folding tables when needed. I don’t like to bend and lift – so everything needs to be UP off the floor.

Sorting Inventory Table


6′ Multipurpose Utility Center-Fold Folding Table

Mark shared his flat space for processing:

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Storing Bags – Little Slippy Sloppy Things

Charlene stores her bags in a shoe holder:

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As soon as I saw this picture I found one of these shoe holders for my own bag storage. Over-The-Door Shoe Organizer

 

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This works well for small qty’s of bags – but I added some bins to hold large bags, in large qty. Epic Fail!

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Now I am going to graduate UP to a cart for bags

12 Drawer Organizer Cart

Labels – So Many To Choose From

Eventually you will have rolls of labels that seem to get messy in the hurry of processing:

Charlene uses one of these racks (I’m going to get one of these soon!)

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Bench Top Durable Metal Label Dispenser

I’ve made a makeshift box to keep them corralled for now:

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And yet another creative idea:

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What About Work Stations?

Charlene has the perfect work station set up:

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I have my workstations spread out a bit more – and they are all counter height (not table height):

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Where To Put Your Impulse Sealer

At this point, my impulse sealer and supplies have never had a real home.

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This sealer sits at the end of my processing table with all the supplies behind it and a cutting board in front (the cutting board is so product will sit up level to the heating element)

I really love the idea of the cart Charlene uses:

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Inventory Storage

I’ll confess right here – I keep inventory in my car until I’m ready to process. It’s like having an extra room – giggle.  It’s a dumb blond idea – but it works for me.

Much of my inventory is kept right in the box and processed from the stack:

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It took me a while to catch on the the shelving storage idea. 

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I like that these are sturdy and on wheels: Commercial Chrome Steel Wire Shelves

We got lot’s of shelving tips in the Facebook group:

Mark shared his:

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Amy built her own:

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Learned how to build them here:

http://woodgears.ca/storage/shelving.html

Supply and Ebay Storage Ideas

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Bankers Box 12 Pack

 

And The Holy Grail Of eBay Storage

Charlene Anderson tops it in my opinion:

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Okay… Have A Great Weekend and Happy Sourcing!

That’s my story… and I’m sticking to it…

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Debra Conrad

Next week’s show…. Barrington McIntosh – Selling On International Amazon Sites.

Listen live to the show Fridays, 2pm ET at http://thriftingforprofit.com/listen

p.s. I totally missed Jim Cockrum’s CES event last year and after hearing about all the great information shared I finally purchased the video of that event. I don’t plan on missing one tiny minute of this years event:

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Hot Hot Hot 4th Of July Weekend Sale

July 3, 2014

I hope you are getting ready to take some time off to be with family and friends over this holiday weekend. It’s hot – hot – hot here, and hubby has to work the entire weekend. I’m planning on catching up on creating bundles with products that have been waiting (sitting in boxes for a […]

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Thrifting For Profit Podcast – Episode 82 – Plan Now For Holiday 2014 4th Quarter Selling

June 20, 2014

In this Thrifting For Profit Show with Debra Conrad, we discuss … Plan Now For Holiday 4th Quarter Selling. It does not matter where or what you sell, we all need a plan for the holiday selling season. In just a few days, one half of the year is done… gone… finished.  Yikes.  This reminds […]

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Thrifting For Profit Podcast – Episode 81 – Amazon Products – Weight Makes A Difference

June 13, 2014

In this Thrifting For Profit Show with Debra Conrad, we discuss … Weight Makes A Difference. Not YOUR weight, I wouldn’t want to talk about my weight…  LOL. I’m talking about the weight of your products. Why should you worry about weight? Because… it could be costing you money. We all want to save money […]

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Thrifting For Profit Podcast – Episode 80 – The Web On Steroids With Charlene Anderson

June 6, 2014

In this Thrifting For Profit Show with Debra Conrad, we discuss … The Web On Steroids With Charlene Anderson. Don’t we all want to save time? Many applications, services and programs are available – IF we just knew what to use and how to find it. Many of these tools are free (or low cost)  […]

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Thrifting For Profit Podcast – Episode 79 – Are You Ready To Be An Entrepreneur

May 25, 2014

In this Thrifting For Profit Show with Debra Conrad, we discuss … Are You Ready To Be An Entrepreneur? The entrepreneurial mindset simply cannot be explained to the average person. You either have it or you don’t. Business entrepreneurs generally succeed when they find a slightly different way to approach a problem or market. Today, […]

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Thrifting For Profit Podcast – Episode 78 – Bundles With Jessica Larrew

May 16, 2014

In this Thrifting For Profit Show with Debra Conrad, we discuss … Bundling Products With Jessica Larrew We have spoken MANY times on the show about how creating bundles is the BEST way to set yourself apart as an Amazon seller. In fact, One of the best way’s to “grow” our Amazon business is to […]

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