- The Amazon Seller Community Forums – With sub-forums on FBA, account set-up, customer service and more, there are plenty of sellers here looking to share information. Get answers to the questions you have now or browse the archives to see what has been discussed in the past.
- Amazon’s “Beta” Forums – These are new (as of March, 2012) and improved forums and at some point the older forums will be phased out. For now, keep checking in on both, but be aware that in the future, the older forums will be read-only with no new topics posted.
- Amazon.co.uk Forums – These forums provide the same benefits as those above, just specifically for Amazon.co.uk sellers. Cheers!
Facebook Groups, Other Forums and Valuable Links
- Stay at Home Moms Selling on Ebay – Don’t be dissuaded by the group’s title! Most of the discussions are focused on Amazon sales and if you’re at all interested in retail arbitrage, group members are experts in scouting, sourcing and maximizing profits. This is a great resource for newbies and experts alike.
- Amazon Fulfillment FBA Sellers – Lots of experienced FBA sellers sharing advice.
- FBA Sellers – Another good resource for FBA sellers. Lots of great discussions going on here!
- 3P Community – A great group for all 3rd-party Amazon sellers. A wonderful place to ask questions and discuss ideas with other sellers.
- Amazon Sellers – Another great Facebook forum where sellers of all experience levels can ask questions and learn from each other. A can’t miss!
- Yahoo! Groups FBAForum - An active group of FBA sellers swapping information and answering questions. Also available as a daily digest email.
- BookThink News Blog – A blog with lots of good information and references for Amazon sellers
- Thrifting for Profit – A blog with reviews of thrifting tools and other great information for those who thrift for profit.
- OSI Rockstars – A forum of dedicated Amazon sellers sharing information and receiving coaching and advice from Janelle Elms.
- Ebay Selling Coach – Suzanne Arrant Wells knows more about Amazon and eBay than just about everyone and she shares tons of great tips on her blog!
- FBA Finds – A collection of discussion forums and information about what could be the next big thing in Amazon sales, curated by Jordan Malik.
Check out the Docs sections of the Facebook groups for FAQs, Q&As with product vendors, how-to guides, glossaries and other valuable information!
Helpful Amazon Links
- FBA Revenue Calculator – I know I’ve mentioned this before, but if you don’t know exactly how much you’re paying in fees for your listings, check this link out now!
- Amazon’s Seller Help Pages – Straight from the horse’s mouth, here’s where you can find the answers to questions about Amazon rules and policies.
- The Amazon FBA Manual – Everything you need to know about being an FBA seller: packaging requirements, fees, inventory and order management, and much more
- Amazon Services Seller Resources – Lots of great stuff here: webinars, newsletters, announcements, how-to guides and a whole lot more. My favorite though, are the seller success stories. They’re not just inspiring, they’re full of good ideas that you can apply to your business!
Amazon Seller Support Blogs
- Seller Support Blog (US) – Specific to Amazon.com, this blog offers advice about product listing, fulfillment, refunds and returns, marketing and customer service. A good source of information from Amazon themselves.
- Seller Support Blog (UK) – Tips and information for sellers on Amazon.co.uk.
- Seller Support Blog (FR) – Tips and information for sellers on Amazon.fr.
- Seller Support Blog (DE) – Tips and information for sellers on Amazon.de.
- Amazon Textbook Blog – An official blog just about selling textbooks! Lots of great information for you textbook sellers. Be aware that it is mostly updated during “textbook season,” around the start and end of school terms.
If you’re shipping internationally, use this calculator to ballpark the import costs your customers will be responsible for. Take it with a grain of salt, as it’s not perfect. But it will give you a pretty good estimate.