Most recently I’ve asked some awesome Facebook group members what they had questions about, and how I could help. Because a lot of the questions are general- rather than make short posts, I thought it would be great to start a sort of Friday FBA Question and Answer.
How do you participate?
Thanks Lei and Ken for asking your questions and keeping the post alive! So, without further ado…
I think this question is a great one, and you’ll end up with more questions than answers because of it! There is a minor delay in reports vs actuals based on the reports you are reviewing. I’m pretty sure depending on the report it will delay a few minutes.
As for the stats like Page Views and Buy Box Percentage, I don’t pay attention to this. For those who are not familiar, you can see this information by going to Reports >Business Reports>Detail Page Sales and Traffic. I did run the numbers for your knowledge and I run 3.83% over the last year (monthly) average. My page views have changed dramatically month after month. The only reason I will not pay attention to page views is based on my own numbers. as a clear example – in October I had 213000 views, and November 340000 views, the gross sales only varied by $100. Can you believe that? Even better? The higher grossing month was October.
I wish there were some consistency of name convention in the Amazon workflowi interface. For example, it seems that multiple terms are used interchangeably such as MSKU, SKU and Product. Another example is Quantity in Add a Product, Shipped in the Inventory Queue.
A baffling thing for someone new to FBA, even those who aren’t so new! MSKU refers to the merchant SKU that you create yourself (or the system creates for you.) SKU typically is used in a sentence like “I have 500 SKUs” same thing really but confusing I’m sure. Quantity in “Add a Product” workflow used to be differentiated in the workflow as Units. So even if you sold a 2 quantity as a bundle, it would be called 1 unit. I think the updated that as of late, which makes it all more confusing. All we can do at this point is trying and keep up with the craziness!
Is there a method in Amazon Seller Central to auto reprice items and if so how does it work and how to configure it?
There is not an auto-repricer built into Seller Central. I do not use any to date but will be trying out a few.
Is there a way to figure how fast something sells by the rank or something during planning what to buy?
There really is not an algorithm to try and make this easier. If it was easy, everyone would do it. I know there is software that has been discussed like FBAToolKit that is trying to perfect this system.