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This is a guest post from our friends at Payability.

Perhaps, you’re wondering what an unavailable balance is. Or maybe you know them all too well. Here is a full breakdown of what unavailable balances are and what to do when you’re faced with one.

What is an Unavailable Balance?

When you have an unavailable balance, Amazon is essentially holding all or part of your payment for more than the usual 14 days. The balance could rollover into your next pay period or be on hold for longer. The details of your unavailable balance (why you have one, how much it’s for, and how long Amazon’s holding it) depend on a number of factors. …


This is a guest post written by Andrew Buck of LandingCube.

With the level of competition on Amazon today, it’s super important for sellers to find an edge.

Once upon a time, you could throw up an average product, optimize for Amazon SEO, and make a killing. Nowadays, that’s not going to cut it. There are just too many people fighting for their slice of the pie.

External traffic (driving sales from outside of Amazon) is an incredibly valuable, and underutilized strategy for Amazon sellers. …


When it comes to strategic price management, sellers typically rely on automated repricing tools to continually make price changes based on how their competitors set prices. But what about an Amazon private label repricer, repricing tools for white label sellers, or a repricer for Amazon sellers who face no competition on their listings?

Until recently, this niche of sellers had no easy way to strategically automate their price changes to drive more sales with optimal margins. The best case scenario was manually repricing their listings based on gut instinct and hoping that a price change would result in a positive outcome. …


One of the most popular ways to sell on Amazon is to become an Amazon private label seller. But what does this involve, and how can you become a successful seller?

What Is Private Label?

Selling a private label product is where you buy a generic product from a manufacturer and add your own branding to it. The product may be identical or very similar to that being sold by another private label seller, but you own the branding.

For example, you might come across a manufacturer selling a travel ironing board. You could then hire them to sell you their ironing board (perhaps with a few modifications). …


Top 250 seller, Chad Rubin, shares his five best ways to have your business make you more money.

As entrepreneurs, we aren’t satisfied with the bare minimum. We don’t sell to just “get by”. We optimize and maximize in every way to sell more, earn more, and bring in that extra dollar.

Selling on Amazon had been your first step — the first exposure of your product to more than half the American population — and now you have the opportunity to turn that exposure into an ATM.

Chad Rubin, a top 250 Amazon seller and CEO of Crucial Vacuum and Skubana, shares his five best ways to have your business make you more money. His tips include his list of essential tech to run his eCommerce business and general best practices across multiple channels. …


If you’ve ever used automated repricing software, then you understand how vital it is to set min and max prices. You might also know that setting min and max prices can require some work.

Also known as your minimum and maximum price points (or price floors and ceilings), these price thresholds are there to ensure that you’ll never sell something below a profitable (or at least a break-even) price — and you’ll never be priced above an acceptable amount for the marketplace.

Think of min and max prices as profit security and loss protection for your listing prices.

Informed.co users know min prices well; that’s because repricing can’t be enabled for a listing until its min price is set. Max prices are not required for repricing, but they can help you avoid losing out on sales due to being overpriced. …


For years, Informed.co has provided the most trusted automated repricing software for Amazon and eBay sellers, and now Walmart repricing is finally here.

You heard that right: Informed.co now offers automated repricing to sellers on Walmart Marketplace, also known as Walmart.com. This is more than exciting news: It’s game-changing.

Why Walmart repricing is such a big deal for sellers

Walmart Marketplace is relatively new, and it’s full of untapped potential. In fact, over the last holiday season, Walmart’s online sales grew by a massive 29%.

The amount of items listed on Walmart Marketplace, as well as the number of marketplace sellers, pales in comparison to the amount currently on Amazon.

That means Walmart Marketplace is a wide open playing field — and Walmart repricing will be key for the sellers that make it to the top.


If you’re an Amazon or Walmart seller, by now you must have heard about automated repricers. These near-magical software tools were made to help sellers automatically and continually update the prices of products they sell on Amazon — often in real-time — in response to the price changes their competitors make.

While these tools have yet to be implemented by the mainstream majority of online sellers, the ones who have embraced automated repricers seem to feel strongly about them.

Amazon seller Ron Myers summed it up like this:

“You need a repricer on an eCommerce marketplace. That’s a no-brainer. I wouldn’t go to market without a repricer because that’s like playing darts blindfolded.”


The post on algorithmic repricing is part of our in-depth series on repricing strategies you can use with the help of an automated repricer to boost sales and profitability as an eCommerce merchant.

The eCommerce landscape changes fast, and if you want to experience success with longevity, then you have to stay on top of what the best sellers are doing to remain ahead of their competition. One such practice that top sellers have recently embraced is algorithmic repricing, which is when your automated repricer uses built-in algorithms to dictate strategic price changes that help you achieve different business goals.

But not all repricers are created equal, and not every piece of repricing software relies on algorithms to power price changes. …


In spring of 2016, Amazon released a rules-based repricing tool for third-party sellers called “Automate Pricing.” The tool is included in Amazon’s Professional selling plan and offers sellers a way to automatically update their prices in relation to competitors. We know what our readers want, and we’re sure you’re wondering: Who wins the repricing battle of Informed.co vs Amazon Automate Pricing?

After listening to feedback from Amazon sellers, sifting through Seller Central forums, and conducting our own analysis of Amazon’s free repricing tool, we’ve come to this conclusion:

The arrival of Amazon’s Automate Pricing makes the power and depth of Informed.co …

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