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Learn Japanese language goodness every day, 365 days a year with Manga Sensei. Manga Sensei breaks down complicated Japanese grammar and simplifies it so that anyone can understand it in 5 min or less every Monday through Friday. Join us and learn the world’s best language. On the weekend we also get to interview master Japanese speakers, teachers, language hackers, Japanese businessmen, and translators to give you the tips and tricks that everyone, from the first day Japanese learner to the ...
 
Scott Needham is the CEO of BuyBoxer, which has the largest catalog of Amazon Prime products in the United States. Over the years, as he has led the technological advancement of Amazon-selling at his company, Scott has accumulated a deep knowledge about selling product online, and now he wants to share his knowledge with you to help you become a better Amazon seller.
 
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In this episode we discuss from where we draw our inspiration and how we inspire our own ideas and styles. Sue tells us what her inspiration is and why you shouldn't get rid of everything that is “out of style.” She suggests using Pinterest to find inspiration, and if you're kind of tired of the things you're seeing on there, follow someone else. L…
 
In this episode I talk to the founder of marketplacedistri.com, a European company that helps brands reach their potential without investing in infrastructure, Stef Van Boekel. He works in the European market in countries such as the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and soon they will be in Sweden and Poland. We discuss the advan…
 
Today we talk about the things that really make the open concept work and how to define those spaces. We discuss our opinions on open concept versus segmentation of rooms and the benefits or advantages of each. We bring up the fact that an open concept can often get loud, so we provide solutions for ways to dampen that sound like adding drapes and …
 
Today I talk to John Ghiorso, host of the podcast called E-Commerce Deep Dive and founder and CEO of Orca Pacific. John started his agency in 2008 and has been able to see a lot of changes and see the whole business evolve over time and therefore has a lot of experience with Amazon. We talk a bit about rules that Amazon sets and that ultimately the…
 
Today we cover more grammatical particles. These two are very similar so don't worry, it won't be too difficult to learn both in the same day. To and ya both are used as the "and" in a list or group of things. The difference is contextual and important, and John tells us how to know when to use which particle.…
 
Today we are talking about closet design and are sharing some tips for creating more closet space, including knocking down walls and using a room next to your bedroom. We talk windows and the role they play and a few other tricks for arranging storage & furniture. We have some suggestions for mirrors and our love for valet rods and hooks. We talk a…
 
In this episode we talk to Matt Wiklund, co-founder and COO of Ad Advance. We talk about how Ad Advance combats other companies coming in on your product page and leaching potential customers from your products by showing and only promoting the same brands for a specific product in order to increase their own sales. We discuss separating your diffe…
 
In this episode, we talk with Jen Dolan, Director of Sales for residential and retail at Arteriors. Jen tells about where Arteriors started, how far they've come in design and how they have moved into all aspects of interior design development, including furniture, accent furniture, upholstered seating, wall decor mirrors, lighting, and accessories…
 
Today I talk about some of the ideas that can really get the creative juices flowing and about some of the things that I’m implementing and never thought I would have done. There are certain times in business when we say “Wow, I should have been doing this a long time ago.” That’s something you want to be saying often. In past episodes, I go over m…
 
In this episode we talk about the dining room and how it’s a place for celebration and we say go wild and really embrace the fact that a dining room is a special place for special occasions. We discuss the details of lighting, how your chandelier should hang and a few tips to make it look exquisite. We discuss the round table vs a rectangular table…
 
Today I interview Joseph La Selva from Perpetua, an optimization and enablement tool for Amazon advertising. Perpetua tries to combine the power of human intelligence and always-on optimization to drive the best performance in advertisement campaigns. Joseph tells us a bit about how it works, starting with a goals based software, which first will i…
 
Today we talk about the powder bath, our favorite room in the house where people can play all their cards and take some risks because you won't be in there for long. Choose wallpaper for this room like you are choosing art. You should feel excited and have an emotional connection with it. We prefer large organic prints to loosen up the space and lo…
 
Today I start off by discussing how important it is to educate yourself and that the purpose of this podcast is to help you learn and be prepared for your own business. I discuss what’s going on right now in our economy. Amazon fulfillment centers are overflowing and products are getting restrictions on what we can send in to Amazon. I talk about h…
 
Today on Dear Alice we will be talking about mixing styles. The best way to successfully mix an overstated design with a more understated style is to start by neutralizing the colors then start to add the layers back in. An important thing to ask yourself is how your room makes you feel. You want your design to match your personality, and that can …
 
Sometimes requesting for a refund can get you a lot of money. This is one of the things Scott has learned as he has been an Amazon seller. Amazonlit made their first million in 2015, which was all retail arbitrage. Trademark infringement has become a bigger issue over time. Now they pay more attention to this problem and they have drastically reduc…
 
We discuss the final layer that brings everything together. You can help kids to keep things neat by accommodating some styles to their interests, and giving them their own shelf to display their own stuff. Make a distinction between their toys and “your toys.” This can give them pride in their own stuff. Give them a delicate collection of their ow…
 
You make money on the buying side. Scott has been profitable from the start. From day one, they have been making purchases that are more valuable on the streets than from where they bought it. Scott went to China and spent a lot of time with a Chinese supplier. This built a strong relationship and made them eager to do business with one another. Do…
 
Today we discuss the family room, and why it is different than the living room, which is usually more dressy and reserved for company and adults. Some houses get rid of the living room and instead have what some would call a great room, one really large scale room, which is open to a kitchen and an open floor plan and could also be considered the f…
 
In today’s episode, we hype up our upcoming episodes and invite the listeners to stay tuned. We talk about how scaling and growing your business is made easier on Amazon. We talk about how we’ve scaled our own business. Scott announces a tour of BuyBoxer’s warehouses, facilities, and distributions teams in Logan, Utah and Indianapolis at the end of…
 
In this episode, we talk about the master or primary bedroom and advantages of investing in your own sleeping space, which can tend to get neglected when you're a parent trying to tend to the other rooms in your house. We want to help the listener have a better experience sleeping & living in your room of privacy and repose. We start our discussion…
 
Today, Scott breaks the fourth wall and is completely transparent as he talks about his podcast. He tells us his reasons for starting the podcast, which includes greater visibility for his company and its investments. He shares how he realized its potential as a valuable marketing tool after he saw the attention he got from a Reddit post he made. H…
 
Today, we talk about how we at Alice Lane Interior define luxury and ways to experience luxury in your everyday choices. We start our discussion by talking about a conversation between Whitney Robinson (former editor in chief of Elle Decor) and Martyn Lawrence Bullard (star on Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators and decorator for Kylie Jenner, Khloe …
 
In today’s episode, we talk with Ken Kubec from Thrasio (https://www.thras.io/), a fast-growing acquirer of Amazon FBA businesses. He explains the growth and development of Thrasio, as well as its structure and operation. We talk about the advantages of acquiring businesses as opposed to starting them. We discuss the red flags when doing due dilige…
 
Today’s episode is all about entryways and entrances to your home. We give you advice and solutions for entry spaces of all shapes and sizes. We recommend useful and inviting items like a tall pedestal console table, a mirror, a lamp, or a piece of artwork for small entryways. We talk about the importance of making your home inviting to your guests…
 
Today, we discuss Intellectual Property in the context of increasing the value of your Amazon business . We talk about copyright protection, design patents, and utility patents, clarifying that while copyright technically exists immediately after creation, it is worth the effort to officially attach intellectual property to your products to make th…
 
Today, we discuss what inspires us as designers, creators, and people. We talk about how to find inspiration from design books and the unique view they give into the creative process. We talk about the inspiration that can come from extraordinary people who live exemplary lives. We also share the unique perspectives and experiences that come from n…
 
Today’s episode covers all things Amazon DSP (demand-side platform) with George Meressa from Clear Ads, an AdWords agency that helps businesses attract new customers and increase sales. We discuss what Amazon DSP is, how it is different from Sponsored Products, and the advantageous data and re-marketing features it provides for creating custom audi…
 
In this episode of Dear Alice, we get to interview Thom Filicia, one of the original designers from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He is a well seasoned interior & product designer with amazing experience and has such a great way of working with clients. We discuss what inspires him, how he works with clients, we get to know his background. We als…
 
In today’s episode, we talk with Benjamin Faw, co-founder of BestReviews, a very successful product review company. We talk about how review sites work and the process of getting into Amazon’s Onsite Associates program to bring outside editorial into an Amazon search result. We discuss how this program can increase search volume and sales on a succ…
 
"In this episode of Dear Alice, we talk about patterns. Mixing patterns with patterns takes some effort and there is definitely an art to helping patterns work together so have dedicated an entire episode to it. We discuss matching patterns and colors, where to put patterns, maximalism, and what NOT to do. How to match patterns and colors 4:12 Patt…
 
Today, we talk with Paul Rafelson, founder of the Online Merchants Guild, a trade association that gives online merchants a voice. We talk about the achievements of this group, including their instrumental role in the launching of the AB-147 bill and fighting for marketplace facilitator’s laws in 39 states. We talk about Amazon’s “scapegoat” approa…
 
In today’s episode, we talk with Larry Lubarsky, AKA “Watch Me Amazon,” who has launched the influential Wholesale Academy program. We start by discussing how the coronavirus has affected Amazon sellers. We talk about best practices with pricing and how to work with account health reps to prevent suspension. We talk about best tactics with negotiat…
 
In this episode of Dear Alice, we are so pleased to have Ashley Stark, the creative director from Stark Carpet. We get to dig into Ashley's creative process when starting a room, what inspires her and what advice she has for how and when to use trends when designing a room. We also learn a bit more about Ashley's role at Stark and some secrets abou…
 
Today we talk with Bradley Sun From Helium 10, a software provider, about launching products on Amazon. We discuss how the Coronavirus has affected launching products, pointing out that to launch a product, you need to be looking at historical data of its past performance. We talk about Helium 10’s Project X on Youtube, as well as how Helium 10 is …
 
In this episode of Dear Alice we do a series of rapid fire questions followed by a game of Would You Rather. Our answers are personal preferences, so you don't need to agree with all we say but hopefully you can ask yourself the same questions and learn more about your own tastes. We hope you enjoy this fun episode. Introduction 0:22 Beginning of Q…
 
In today’s episode, we talk with Jeremy and Andy from Veriship, a UPS and FedEx audit company that bought Scott’s company, Valence. We discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has affected shipping. We explain what kinds of audits Veriship performs and why their services are of value for your Amazon business. We discuss the One Rate Program and Seller-…
 
In this episode of Dear Alice, we are privileged to interview Ray Booth, an architect, product and interior designer. Ray’s work is widely known and we are so excited to have him on our show. We discuss Ray’s approach to understanding his clients and how he sees past the design to the heart of what is important to his clients. We also dive into the…
 
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