The Downside of Selling on Amazon FBA – Longterm Storage Fees

The Downside of Selling on Amazon FBA – Longterm Storage Fees

I’ve sold on Amazon in the past, both merchant and fulfilled by Amazon FBA, and if you can find the right product the money will stream in, but beware of the downsides of Amazon FBA. It may seem like no one else is selling your product so you send in over 100 items to be fulfilled by Amazon, but then the product doesn’t sell.

It’s great seeing your product live ready to be purchased by millions of people through its Prime programme, but you also need to beware of Amazon’s longterm storage fees if the product doesn’t sell. They normally calculate this each month and add it to your balance. If products are not selling, you may choose to advertise the product, but even this does not guarantee a sale.

Then there is the competition. Competition of the same product by other sellers will lower your profit margin and you may lose you the ‘elusive’ Amazon buy box. If the product doesn’t sell well then you’ll have the longterm storage fees applied to your Amazon account each month, or you can have the products returned to you by Amazon, which will also incur a fee. Amazon are the only winners in this vast online market of competition.

Mr Sleepy? I’m Buggered

Mr Sleepy? I’m Buggered

What a nightmare couple of days. I’ve been going to bed early for the past week, average time 8.30pm, but the other day I had a banging headache so instead of taking painkillers I decided to have an early night instead. The only trouble is that I woke up at 11.30pm and couldn’t get back to sleep.

So yesterday I was absolutely buggered, and I couldn’t stop the tears from streaming about 5pm yesterday. I was so tired that I couldn’t even keep my eyes open to play a session of Spider. This was at 5.30pm and went to bed. I woke up today at 12.30am wide awake and had two bloody lattes. How stupid. I’ll probably have a caffeine headache later.

Anyhow, are there are any sleep experts out there? Should I force myself to stay awake until about 10pm tonight so that I can get into a restful sleep pattern again? I suppose I’m getting the sleep, but it’s crappy to feel tired so early in the day. Been very emotional today, and skin picking has been very bad, so wonder if it’s anything to do with this lack of sleep. I forced myself to do a Tabata kettlebell workout so at least this has levelled out my manic head.

God bless everybody. I hope there is a moment in your day that God blesses and is for only you  to see. Do you ever have those moments, like watching a money spider climb its thread adn then disappear equally fast. Man, their legs are fast for tiny creatures. Aww at 12.30am, the tiniest fly landed on my laptop and I had to smile. The smallest creatures have wings. How amazing.

I Can’t Understand Football

I Can’t Understand Football

Football is loved all over the world, and yet I can’t understand the worship of it. It is a ball game, as is cricket, golf, snooker, basketball, rugby etc. This is not a case of my being covetous toward these players, as it’s just a job to these people, but sports like these are so unequal in terms of real life. The players get paid thousands of pounds per week, and yet most of us struggle to live on a minimum wage. Why do we allow sports like football to excel.

Football also causes divide of human beings, because it is a competition. The mentality becomes ‘my team is better than yours’ and may even lead to fights and hate. The devil is winning.  Then there is the evil side of football and football hooliganism. I can’t understand football.

Impatient Drivers Scare Me

Impatient Drivers Scare Me

I was on my way back from Bury this morning, behind a Tiger bus that was indicating to come out, so I slowed down. The bus was turning right at Bury Road, and it was on green at the lights, but there wasn’t enough room for me to get into the left hand lane because of the bus, and then the lights turned to red. I saw the hand movements and anger of the driver behind me obviously pissed off with me. I had a passenger in the car with me, I might have scraped my car if I had attempted to get into the left hand lane with the little movement that the bus had given me, who was in the right lane, and I just felt so sad driving the last five minutes home. I cried when I got home.

Why are some drivers so angry and impatient? Is it worth it to risk vehicle damage just because someone can’t wait two or three minutes. It always seems to be with those who have bigger more expensive cars. Humans scare me sometimes, and when the day starts off a depressive one, it takes very little to get me tearful.