Contributors2019-04-07T02:43:32-05:00

At The Private Label Insider, we bring the most relevant content to you about online selling through our network of industry experts.

We are constantly looking for new contributors to share their knowledge through high-quality articles to speak directly to our audience of online sellers who leverage marketplaces as their primary sales channels.

We would love to connect with you regarding becoming a contributor, but first please read through our requirements.

Popular Topics


 

Below are some of the popular topics covered, but not limited to:

  1. Selling on marketplaces like Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, Jet, Etsy, etc.
  2. Other ways to sell online besides markeplaces.
  3. The best way to find products to sell online.
  4. Social media marketing for online sellers.
  5. Growing and scaling a business form 5 figures to 6 figures to 7 figures.
  6. AND MORE!

Guidelines


 

We want to best serve our readers so we have compiled a list of certain guidelines important to The Private Label Insider

  • All articles should fully discuss the topic identifying the obstacles, advice to overcome, relevant approaches, along with tried and tested strategies, not common knowledge.
  • As our readership is primarily US based, most article content should be written to the US market, but do ensure to point out any international differences.
  • All articles should be practical and actionable without selling your product or service.
  • All articles need to be original and not simply sharing information found elsewhere.
  • Most articles are a minimum of 1,000 words to ensure the topic is fully covered.
  • Any visuals you can provide along with your article is recommended.

Agreements


 

The following statements are agreed upon by all contributors:

  • All articles are original to PLI and cannot be posted on other websites or used for any other publications. Excerpts or quotes can be used to promote the article, as long as PLI is credited as the source.
  • We do not compensate for article submissions, rather give full credit to the author through a personal and company bio at the end of the article.
  • All articles will be posted for viewing on our website, some selected for our monthly newsletter and also promoted via our social and email channels.
  • Any links to the author’s website, product or service can be used in the article only if it pertains directly to the topic and is not done as a “hard sell.” PLI has the full discretion to remove links if deemed not appropriate.
  • PLI has full editorial rights and can make slight changes to article content if needed.
  • For all articles, graphics, pictures, etc., the contributor has received permission from the content owner to use those assets and understands their use on PLI.

Some of Our Contributors


 

Brandon Andrews

Brandon Andrews

The Private Label Insider

About Brandon…

Brandon first started selling private label products in 2014 after feeling trapped in the corporate world and looking for a way out. Within in first 12 months, he was able to grow his business and become a six-figure earner and build a 7-figure brand. Brandon began helping others through his Build My Label Program – a comprehensive private label training course designed to help others launch their business on Amazon and now oversees The Private Label Insider, connecting online sellers to the most relevant and new information in e-commerce.

About The Private Label Insider…

The Private Label Insider is a company dedicated to bringing e-commerce news and industry experts directly to you every single month as part of their mission. They assist new and existing private label sellers in bringing profitable products to market through their Insider Brand Launch program and branding services, while also helping large retailers take their business online. They are a partner with SourceDirect at ASD Market Week – bringing speakers, content, and expertise to their workshops and seminars every year for their shows.
Manny Coats

Manny Coats

Helium 10

About Manny…

Founder & CEO of Helium 10, an All-In-One Software Suite of Tools for Amazon Sellers. Manny is also the Host of the AM/PM Podcast, public speaker & a serial entrepreneur, having been involved in online businesses since 1999. His previous experiences have led him to where he is today – helping Amazon sellers build massive online businesses by leveraging the power of Helium 10. 

About Helium 10…

Helium 10 is a suite of tools that were designed and battle-tested by top-level Amazon sellers to help you gain an unfair advantage over their competitors. The tools are specifically designed to save time, find profitable products, discover golden keywords, remove useless keywords, and optimize product listings. Helium 10 monitors trends to create opportunities for merchants to expand their e-commerce business. In addition, Helium 10 includes Refund Genie, a rare tool that allows sellers to find lost or damaged inventory Amazon may have not reimbursed.

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Cascadia Seller Solutions

About Rachel…

After working at Amazon for eight years, I decided corporate America wasn’t where I wanted to be and have focused on helping businesses just starting on Amazon, or large international companies looking to grow their presence on Amazon. I love helping clients understand the holistic picture of their Amazon business, from product development to marketing to performance. I have spoken at the PROSPER Show, ASD, GlobalSources, Seller Labs’ Resonate, The Seller’s Conference, and more, and been interviewed for Bloomberg, The Guardian, The Seattle Times, The Private Label Movement, E-Commerce Momentum, and other new publications and podcasts.

About Cascadia…

Cascadia Seller Solutions is committed to helping brands succeed on Amazon through effective account management, consulting, and education courses for sellers. We specialize in brand development and marketing in an Amazon TOS compliant way, with all consultants having worked previously at Amazon and multiple consultants who worked on Amazon’s own private brands.

Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe

ecommerceChris

About Chris…

Chris worked for several years on Amazon’s performance and policy enforcement teams and in recent times and has helped compose appeals in the reinstatement of hundreds of Amazon sellers. His expertise as ex-Amazonian positions him to complete successful reinstatement early and often, given his previous experience. His intimate knowledge of internal teams at Amazon is unsurpassed by any other seller consulting service.

About ecommerceChris…

I seek new opportunities in e-commerce business development, client relations or account/project management, and e-commerce fraud prevention. I thrive when assisting merchants on Amazon.com and other platforms with their various selling pain points. I’m a tireless advocate and support source for merchants in all e-commerce marketplaces.

Tim Jordan

Tim Jordan

Hickory Flats

About Tim…

Tim Jordan has compiled a lot of experiences in his relatively short time in the e-commerce space! After building and selling a successful 7-figure Amazon business, Tim founded Hickory Flats which provides services to e-com sellers and brand owners with offices in 3 countries. With his experience in sourcing, logistics, and brand building, he has quickly become an in-demand speaker at conferences and seminars in multiple countries, as well as been a guest host on countless podcasts and webinars. Tim also helped found the Private Label Legion, which is a community of e-com hustlers that know the power of building a real business!

About Hickory Flats…

Hickory Flats aims to help aspiring or established Private Label Sellers through a myriad of services. From sourcing and inspections, to listing photography and account management, to guided Sourcing Retreats to multiple countries. Hickory Flats is built on a solid willingness to help others succeed in their own businesses!

CJ Rosenbaum

CJ Rosenbaum

Amazon Sellers Lawyer
About CJ…

CJ is the founding partner of the only full-service, international law firm focused on Amazon Sellers.  Rosenbaum Famularo, P.C., the law firm behind AmazonSellersLawyer.com, has full-time staff in New York, Europe, and China.

 About Amazon Sellers Lawyer…

CJ’s law firm focuses on three major areas for Amazon Sellers:

1.Suspensions: Plans of Action for Non-Legal Suspensions and obtaining withdrawals of Intellectual Property Right Complaints;

2.Representing Sellers in Arbitrations against Amazon when Amazon refuses to reinstate accounts or seizes money or goods that belong to Amazon Sellers; and,

3.Brand Protection for Private Label Sellers on all platforms.

Connor Gillivan

Connor Gillivan

Freeeup

About Connor…

Connor Gillivan is the CMO of FreeeUp.com. He has sold over $30 million online, has hired hundreds of freelancers to build his companies, is a published author, and is the owner of ConnorGillivan.com. He has been featured on over 30 business podcasts. He currently lives in Denver, CO.

About Freeeup…

FreeeUp gives sellers immediate access to a pre-vetted network of Amazon, eCommerce, and digital marketing freelancers. FreeeUp recruits, interviews, and vets hundreds of freelancers every week then only allows the top 1% of applicants into the network. Sellers can hire freelancers for all aspects of growing their business from $5 to $50 per hour and easily manage all hours and billing through FreeeUp. FreeeUp also protects sellers from turnover. In the rare case that a freelancer quits, FreeeUp replaces them within 24-hours and covers any replacement costs.

Cyndi Thomason

Cyndi Thomason

bookskeep

About Cyndi…

Cyndi Thomason is the founder and president of Bookskeep, and a Certified Profit First Professional. Her company consists of a virtual team located across the U.S. Cyndi and her team provides bookkeeping and profit consulting services to e-commerce clients all over the world. Cyndi loves working with small businesses to help them make sense of their numbers. She has a passion for data analysis and process development, and she especially enjoys using this passion to educate her clients and help them structure their businesses to make a profit! Cyndi grew up in North Carolina and went to N.C. State University where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Living in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas with her husband and teenage daughter, Cyndi loves to hike with her family, garden, and hang out with her menagerie of beloved animals.

About Bookskeep…

Bookskeep is a small business partner that enables growing businesses to scale to the next level and move from startup to sustaining and thriving. With a passion for entrepreneurship, we create performance metrics and implement efficient organizational systems for our clients that optimize the use of assets and allow for informed decision-making. Integrated with our virtual bookkeeping services, Bookskeep provides the complete package for planning, building, and maintaining financial stability and growth. Headquartered in Harrison, Arkansas, we serve clients throughout the United States.

Lisa Suttora

Lisa Suttora

Lisa Suttora International

About Lisa…

Lisa Suttora is an Amazon and e-commerce though-leader, marketing strategist, and founder and CEO of Lisa Suttora International, an e-commerce education company.

Since 2004 Lisa has worked with online merchants in 15 countries and over 2900 niche markets, to develop the skills and strategies that drive six and seven-figure annual revenues.

Lisa has helped her students and clients collectively sell hundreds of millions of dollars of products online, by strategically implementing the right sales and marketing strategies.

Approximately 98% of Lisa Suttora International customers have an Amazon FBA sales channel (many with a multi-channel presence).

Meghla Bhardwaj

Meghla Bhardwaj

Global Sources

About Meghla…

Head of Content for Global Sources in Singapore, a company committed to connecting e-commerce brands to suppliers. She is passionate about inspiring, engaging and making an impact with engaging content.

She has over 15 years of experience creating effective B2B content marketing and social media strategies having worked in India, The Philippines, Mainland China, Hong Kong and currently in Singapore, Meghla has extensive experience working in cross-cultural environments. 

Ashlin Hadden

Ashlin Hadden

Ashlin Hadden Insurance

About Ashlin…

Ashlin has been in the financial/insurance industry for over 15 years. She left the banking industry and has been working exclusively in insurance for over 5 years. Originally an Agent for Liberty Mutual before she took a leap of faith and decided to go out on her own, Ashlin has found her place in the E-commerce industry.

About Ashlin Hadden Insurance Agency…

The Ashlin Hadden Insurance Agency is an independently owned insurance agency based out of Indiana that serves customers nationwide. Her agency helps clients with all lines of business including General Liability, Product Liability, Workers Comp Insurance, Cargo Insurance, and all Personal Insurance. The last few years Ashlin and her team has focused on eCommerce sellers and helping them get the protection they need to sell online. Whether they are retail arbitrage, wholesale, or private label sellers, Ashlin and her team know your business and how to protect it.

Anna Hill

Anna Hill

Accounting We Will Go

About Anna…

I have worked more than 20 years as a Certified Public Accountant in a variety of roles including forensic accounting, business valuations, and general small business and corporate accounting. In 2014, I created “Accounting We Will Go” to teach e-commerce sellers the basics of bookkeeping and accounting for an inventory-based business. I have spoken at numerous conferences focused on educating e-commerce sellers. I am also co-founder of a local entrepreneurial group for small businesses in my area and I co-hosted a conference in Atlanta in 2017 for women in e-commerce. I am currently developing a brand to sell private label textiles I source from India and the Netherlands.

About Accounting We Will Go…

I have a free Facebook group with more than 8,500 members. The group is focused on accounting for an eCommerce business (Amazon, eBay, Jet, etc.) I contribute regularly, often several times a day, and provide quality free information, answer questions where appropriate, and continuously help those who want to learn to manage the books of their business. I have numerous courses, classes, boot camps, and training series at various levels to assist e-commerce sellers as they manage the accounting tasks of their business. I also provide bookkeeping services to e-commerce sellers.

Chris Davey

Chris Davey

FBA4U

About Chris…

Founder of FBA4U, the biggest networking events in China for western e-commerce sellers, attracting 500+ high-level sellers every six months during the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China. Over 17 years of experience with the world-class manufacturer, sourcing $30m+ of materials annually.

He is now based in Shenzhen, China (originally from England) and is a 7-figure Amazon seller who designs, engineers and sources his own private label brands of products, sold worldwide via Amazon. Over 17 years of experience with the world-class manufacturer, sourcing $30m+ of materials annually. 

Nathan Colba

Nathan Colba

Freedom Shark

About Nathan…

Nathan was able to leave the corporate world and build his private label business to six-figures in his first year selling online.  With over 15-years graphic design, photography, and marketing experience, he has become the go-to resource for branding products. As co-founder of Freedom Shark, Nathan enjoys most helping others see this massive opportunity of selling online and just how easy it can be with the right tools, team, and mentors in place.

About Freedom Shark…

Freedom Shark is focused on helping other Work Less, Make More, & Dream Big. They offer the ONLY comprehensive private label training course FOR FREE out on the market. Others charge thousands of dollars for content not even as detailed as this 17-hour course, but Freedom Shark is offering it for FREE for a limited time. In addition, Freedom Shark offers a unique Done-For-You Private Label Program for their inner circle members. This program allows members to take a completely hands-off approach to launching products by using the expertise of the Freedom Shark team to research, manufacture, and launch their products.

Liz Fickenscher

Liz Fickenscher

eComEngine

About Liz…

Liz was a freelance writer who caught the eCommerce bug and hasn’t turned back. She’s the Business Development Lead for eComEngine, a provider of software solutions for sellers on the Amazon marketplace. She’s the affiliate manager, webinar workhorse, and loves talking to and learning about sellers. And she loves to show sellers how FeedbackFive, RestockPro, and eComSpy can make their lives easier.

About eComEngine…

eComEngine is committed to seller success. At Amazon, they say you need to be customer obsessed, but here we are SELLER obsessed. Our tools offer you a lot of automation in terms of seller reputation, feedback, product review monitoring, and more.

Ed Rosenberg

Ed Rosenberg

ASGTG

Founder of Amazon Sellers Group TG

Powerful and leading Amazon Sellers group that provides support and advocates for Amazon Sellers amongst other e-commerce professionals.

Amazon Compliance/ Suspension Specialist

Ed is a sought-after expert on all Amazon related issues. He has successfully helped multitudes of sellers, including many of the top 200 sellers, navigate the rough terrain of Amazon Suspension and other compliance issues.

Founder and owner of SharkMotorcycleAudio.com, an internationally recognized brand in motorcycle and marine audio equipment.

Lizzy Greenburg

Lizzy Greenburg

Tax Jar

About Lizzy…

Chief Marketing Officer for TaxJar, a company that automates sales tax compliance for over 15,000 e-commerce sellers (both single and multi-channel). They help businesses save hours by automating sales tax calculations, reporting, and filing with the state.

About TaxJar…

TaxJar is the leading sales tax automation solution for online businesses. With simple setup, and easy reporting and filing, TaxJar lets you spend time on your business, not sales tax. Start simplifying with a 30-day free TaxJar trial.

Sam Boyd

Sam Boyd

Guided Imports

About Sam…

My mission is to listen carefully to entrepreneurs and business owners as they define their existing process of supplier sourcing, manufacturing, and logistics, so I may strategically assist them in identifying methods of improvement through automation and lean manufacturing.

Outside of work, I enjoy focusing on improving my Chinese language skills and mentoring impoverished young adults from rural locations in South East Asia. I find it incredibly rewarding to watch them succeed in life and find their passions. On a personal level, I focus my energy on staying healthy through weightlifting and swimming.

About Guided Imports…

Guided Imports is the #1 recommended sourcing and automated supply chain management service in the e-commerce industry. Catering to Amazon FBA customers to Multi-national retail chains, we can handle your entire China-side operations.

We offer flat-rate solutions for smaller operations, as well as a subscription service for companies that source & import regularly. In both scenarios, we handle everything. You can completely take China off your agenda and focus on the tasks and efforts that drive your business and increase revenue.

Franz Jordan

Franz Jordan

Sellics

About Franz…

Franz is Founder & CEO of Sellics. As such, he is speaking at the most relevant industry events such as Prosper Show and Amazing.com.

About Sellics…

Sellics is the leading all-in-one Amazon software. It combines everything sellers and vendors need to manage and grow their Amazon business. Highlights include Amazon SEO, Amazon PPC Automation, Profit Analysis, and Competitive Analysis.

Habib Rkha

Habib Rkha

QC Advisors

About Habib…

Founder of QCADVISOR, a Shenzhen China-based Quality Control agency providing quality control solutions for retail, distribution and eCommerce entrepreneurs in China. Habib has over 10 years of experience in QC with Chinese suppliers and buyers from around the world spanning a wide range of product categories. He is a certified auditor and he’s been taking part in Global Sources fairs in Hong Kong since 2012 as a speaker on QC in China. 

John Lindberg

John Lindberg

eFulfillment Service

About John…

I am the owner of EFULFILLMENT SERVICE INC which is an order fulfillment service provider located in Traverse City, Michigan that specializes in e-commerce warehousing, shipping and return processing. We specialize in e-commerce order fulfillment as an easy to use back-end to almost all shopping cart and auction management systems.

We also handle merchandise storage, labeling, sorting, light assembly, product photography and returns processing. Every shipment is guaranteed and we provide free shipping cartons and jiffy mailers as part of the service.

About eFulfillment…

We handle all of the physical storage, assembly, pick-pack-ship and return processing for our online merchant clients thus freeing them to focus attention on sales, customer service, and future product development.

Anita Mar

Anita Mar

Trademark Angel

About Anita…

Anita Mar is a registered trademark agent and CEO of Trademark Angel Inc. Anita has been working in the trademark area since 1999. Anita received the highest mark in Canada in the 2008 trademark agent qualifying examination.

About Trademark Angel…

Trademark Angel helps small business owners and Amazon sellers to register trademarks. We offer free trademark search and flat fee affordable pricing. In addition, we offer re-filing guarantee. We can register your trademark in the US, Canada, European Union, UK, Australia and other jurisdictions.

Barbara Boschen

Barbara Boschen

CoMerchant

About Barbara…

She left the corporate life to co-found CoMerchant, the easiest and fastest way to list and fulfill your inventory on the Jet and Walmart Marketplaces. She is on a mission to help online sellers diversify into new marketplaces. With over twenty years of business background in finance, e-commerce and product management, she is well positioned to promote this mission. As a serial entrepreneur, Barbara is also a longtime seller on Amazon, eBay, Jet, Walmart, and her own website. Her company, Merchant Minds Software, LLC also offers account management, review services, and seller coaching.

Farah Bhatti

Farah Bhatti

Buchalter Law

About Farah…

Farah Bhatti is a Shareholder and the Chair of the Internet, E-Commerce, and Social Media Practice Group. She focuses her practice on all aspects of trademark prosecution, including advising, counseling, and securing trademark protection for clients, with an emphasis on the worldwide selection and enforcement of trademarks. She also works closely with clients in formulating their domestic and international trademark protection and registration strategies.

Ms. Bhatti expertly navigates the complexities of issues within the areas of registration and enforcement, drawing on experience in private practice as well as her previous position as a trademark examining attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). While there, she examined more than 2,000 trademark applications and represented the USPTO before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). She also has extensive experience in the enforcement of Internet and domain names, through the implementation of strategies ranging from cease and desist letters, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaints, individual website complaint procedures and even trademark litigation under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA).

Ms. Bhatti has been successful in obtaining substantial statutory damages and attorneys’ fees on behalf of clients under the ACPA.

Guest Contributors

Guest Contributors

We love having guest contributors coming in to share on top of the already amazing content from our monthly experts!