Avoid Tax Nexus

Selling on Amazon yourself can create what is called a tax nexus. This is where you have business property physically in another state and thus must collect sales tax on any sales in that state.

Selling on Amazon yourself can create what is called a tax nexus. This is where you have business property physically in another state and thus must collect sales tax on any sales in that state. You may also have to file an income tax statement since there is profit generated by the sale of a product in their state. This can affect all aspects of your business because once your company has a tax nexus, it has to comply with the rules of that state in all business activities.

New in 2018, the Supreme Court ruled on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. that the physical presence was no longer necessary. As a result, many states have adopted what is called an “economic nexus.” Most use the guidelines set up by South Dakota which is where a business has to have either 200 transactions into their state, or over $100,000 in sales. For companies selling on Amazon, it is very easy to meet the 200 transaction requirement.

As a seller of your products on Amazon, the nexus condition would rest on us and keep your business clear of this legal issue.

Branding on Amazon

Your brand should look great everywhere!

Look your best!

You spend a lot of time and money on branding, and your products should look their best no matter where they appear online. Amazon should not be the exception. While Amazon provides a number of ways to get your branding message in front of customers, sellers don’t typically use any of them. They typically only care about buying your products at the lowest price they can and selling them fast for a profit. Taking the time to enhance descriptions, feature information, photos, and other work would cost them time and money they would rather not spend.

We take the time!

As an exclusive seller of your brand on Amazon, it is in our best interests to ensure your products look their best. We do that by starting with the information you already have and create any additional text and pictures we need. We then work on the titles, features, descriptions, photos, enhanced content, and the storefront to take advantage of all the opportunities Amazon gives to get your branding message in front of buyers. The result is a customer that understands what they are buying, why your product is what they need, and is consistent with any other imagery and marketing you have in place across the Internet. Buyers that are less confused and understand your products fully are more likely to make a purchase.

Getting Started

We can get started right away improving the titles, features, and descriptions of your products. Enhanced content and storefronts require that your brand be registered with Amazon. We will help make that happen whether we are selling your products or you have your own account on Amazon. This registration is of your brand, not for a specific seller. In addition to enhanced content and storefront opportunities, Amazon also gives brands the opportunity to participate in Headline Ads which are better placed than their regular Sponsored Product offering. And if you are concerned about other sellers or counterfeit products, we can work with you to protect your brand in these ways as well. Please contact us and learn all the ways your brand can use Amazon without hurting your other sales channels.

Pricing Your Way

Control your prices on Amazon…

When you sell to Amazon, you give up control over pricing

Amazon will set any price they see fit, even if it is nearly half the cost of the next closest seller. Why? Because they probably found it cheaper on another site such as eBay, Walmart, or Jet. It doesn’t matter where they find the lower price, they want to be the lowest, so they drop the price to ensure they have the lowest price. They don’t care what they paid for the product, and eventually, they will come back to you, the manufacturer asking you to lower your price. They will claim the product is not profitable and will not buy it anymore unless the price is dropped and/or you pay them a fee.

Erosion of your customer base

Amazon’s behavior wrecks havoc with your other retailers. They will see the lower prices and request that you lower your costs to them. The cycle repeats and eventually your original buyers stop purchasing and you are left with just one customer, Amazon. This is very dangerous for your business because having just one customer is very risky. Anything they decide will have major repercussions. And since they have all the leverage, you will have to agree to anything they ask.

Getting back control

The way to get control back is to sell ON Amazon and not TO Amazon. Your products should be on Amazon and available to the 300+ million buyers that come there every month. But you want your products to be priced right and displayed well. This is exactly the control we can help you achieve. Through either selling yourself or letting us sell for you, your products will be sold on Amazon according to your pricing needs with a focus on making your brand look great. And best of all, you will be able to achieve this quickly and stop losing money.

Getting Started

Contact us to get started. We will work with you on setting up the best arrangement for your needs, whether that be account management, consulting, or having us sell your products. Our goal is to establish a partnership with you, one in which our goals are aligned, and the sale of your products on Amazon is according to your vision and needs.

Warehousing & Processing

Amazon fulfillment, storage, bundling and …

Full-service logistics!

We’ll store your products in our temperature controlled warehouse and deliver them to Amazon as needed to ensure your product always remains in stock.

We can ship your website orders and will help set up an automated process to ensure timely processing.

And we can handle other shipments such as sending samples to potential customers, pallet deliveries to your distributors, and large orders to your business customers.

Processing the Amazon way!

We will process your products so that they are checked in and available on Amazon quickly and without error. Should there be any problems, we will take care of the issue and ensure that it is resolved in a timely manner. Time is money, and having your products sit in a truck on an Amazon lot can cost you dearly on both. We can advise on changes that may need to be made during manufacturing, or we can bag, wrap, rebox, or whatever is needed to follow Amazon’s packaging guidelines. We save your business time and money by doing it right, and helping you avoid these costs on smaller shipments.

Bundling & Kitting

Customers love variety packs because they want to try everything you have to offer. Or they want to buy a smaller quantity than a whole case preferring 3-6 of an item than the normal 10-12 items in a master case. We will receive products from you in your common case sizes and repackage them into the smaller quantities as needed. This saves you from having to create special packaging, and there is no need to modify your current manufacturing processes. We take what you have and create the sizing and varieties that customers are most likely to buy on Amazon. This service is especially useful when testing new products, or trying out various size combinations to see what works best. Our processing costs are very reasonable, and we will create the new variations on Amazon for you as part of our services which are free if we are serving as your exclusive retailer.

Please note that Amazon no longer allows packages with more than one glass item in them if the contents are a liquid. If the contents are a powder such as spices, then multiple glass items are allowed as long as they are packaged properly.

The simple way to sell

Does selling on Amazon seem daunting?

Trying to sell on Amazon?

But how? There are so many things to learn. Search terms, photography, writing, and much much more.

You just want to find customers and get sales. It shouldn’t be that hard, should it?

It isn’t!

What you need is the help of a seller already on Amazon. We sell hundreds of items every day and can make sure your products are listed properly, stay in stock, and help you avoid the risk of generating a tax nexus in some state for your business. Our partner JungleAdmin will handle all the technical details while you provide guidance on how you want your brand represented, priced, and marketed. Together we help you manage your brand presence so your message gets through loud and clear.

We look forward to speaking with you regarding our services and how you can have your products sold on Amazon worry free.