TAS 581: ATTENTION: Amazon Sellers At Risk by THEIFS – Fake Reviews and Multiple Accounts and MORE

Are you up on all the changes that are happening with Amazon? Are you aware of the growing number of Amazon sellers in China and their tactics to get an edge over their competition? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he welcomes David Bryant to the podcast. In his conversation with Scott, David opens up about why he moved to China, what he’s learned in this time there, how Chinese sellers approach their Amazon business, what corrupt Amazon employees are doing to take advantage of their positions, and so much more! Don’t miss a minute of this eye-opening episode featuring David’s expert insights!

Getting a “Boots on the ground” perspective.

How can a seller like you really understand what is going on in booming ecommerce industries in countries like China? Does the average ecommerce seller have the resources and time to take a flight over there? No! Thankfully, the TAS community gets access through to a “Boots on the ground” perspective from ecommerce expert, David Bryant. David took his family to China for about a year to deep dive into the exploding ecommerce scene there and to learn all of the ins and outs. To hear all about David's experience and how sellers like you can learn from his observations, make sure to listen to this valuable episode of The Amazing Seller!

Watch out for shady tactics.

If you’ve been around the TAS community for very long you know that Scott is passionate about helping sellers like you get an ecommerce business up and running the right way. There are way too many “Get rich quick” schemes out there who sell “Blackhat” tactics, few are willing to show the ethical way to success. On this episode, you’ll hear from special guest, David Bryant as he explains how some sellers in China are gaming the system by using shady tactics. The goal is to help sellers like you understand what you are up against when it comes to the competition and to explore some ways to safeguard your business. You don’t want to miss this helpful episode!

Amazon is still the best starting place.

Scott often gets the question, “Is it a good idea to build my ecommerce brand on Amazon?” Time and time again, Scott goes back to his answer, yes! In almost every case, Amazon is the best location to get your brand off the ground and gaining momentum. Why is Amazon the best platform? It has everything you need, already baked into the platform! Once you’ve built up that brand and you get to the point where things are running smoothly, then comes the next phase, building a channel outside of Amazon. To hear how Scott has seen this whole process play out successfully, make sure to listen to this episode of The Amazing Seller!

Don’t rely on Amazon alone to build your brand!

One of the primary takeaways from David’s helpful insights about his time in China is this, make sure to expand your business off of Amazon! While it’s still the best place to start, you can’t expect things to stay the same forever, you’ve got to diversify. Scott has seen too many businesses go under due to the fact that they failed to seek out additional channels that would have allowed them to put their brand in a position for long-term success. You can do this, you can start right now by brainstorming different channels to expand your brand too. To hear more about this important topic, make sure to listen to this episode of The Amazing Seller!

OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER

  • [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast!
  • [5:10] David Bryant joins the podcast.
  • [7:00] What led David to move to China with his family?
  • [9:40] How are Chinese Amazon sellers approaching their business?
  • [12:00] Buying fake reviews and other, “Blackhat” tactics that are popular in China.
  • [18:00] How corrupt Amazon employees are abusing their power.
  • [23:40] Why people can still “Game” the Amazon system?
  • [26:00] Yes, it is still a good idea to start your business on Amazon.
  • [27:00] How internal seller reports are being used by corrupt Amazon employees.
  • [33:30] Why Chinese sellers are using multiple seller accounts.
  • [40:15] Closing thoughts from Scott.

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TAS 581: ATTENTION: Amazon Sellers At Risk by THEIFS – Fake Reviews and Multiple Accounts and MORE

[INTRODUCTION]

[00:00:02] Scott: Well, hey, hey, what’s up, everyone? Welcome back to another episode of The Amazing Seller Podcast. This is episode number 581 and today this is a pretty important episode because it has to do with…

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