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355 : Brooks Boland – Use Datamiine to gain the edge in your Ebay business

Released Monday, 12th November 2018
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Finally I see a way to parse your sales, organize your inventory and get real costs of goods all in one place for Ebay. I love the focus of this company: either it saves time or grows revenue! So smart. So focused! Get control of your business and grow.



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Transcript: (note- this is a new tool I am trying out so it is not perfect- it does seem to be getting better)

Brooks:                                 [00:00:00]               The question all the time to our users, so for the full time seller out there, that’s using data mine on a daily basis, they say on average, we’re saving them about two hours per day.

Cool voice guy:                  [00:00:11]               Welcome to the ECOMMERCE guys. When we focus on the people, the products, and the process of incomers cylinder. Here’s your host, Steven Peterson.

Stephen:                             [00:00:25]               He wanted to talk a few moments about some sponsors scope from several labs. Um, when’s the last time you created a listing? Right? And when you create that listing, you’ve got to come up with the keywords, right? It’s all key word dependent. I don’t care if it’s a private label or wholesale. You’ve got to get it right. Well, what’s the best way to get it right? If you’re selling a similar product that’s really successful, you go and you take and use their keywords and that’s what scope does for you. So phenomenal tool brought to you again by seller labs. The leaders in technology when it comes to Amazon, right now, they are just crushing it with all their products, but scope allows you to get that listing right. Get ranked for those key words as fast as possible, therefore you get the sales. So go to seller labs.com, forward slash scope.

Stephen:                             [00:01:14]               Use the code word momentum. Save a little bit of money. Get some free key words to test, try it out and see if you see an improvement. If you don’t adjust, what’s cool about what I love about a seller labs is that you then message and say, Hey, I didn’t get this right tyler. Hey Jeff, this isn’t working right. What am I doing wrong? I boom, you’re going to get the help you need and that’s what you’re going to get from solar lamps. And, and it’s a very special group that had been very. I’ve been very fortunate to be connected with them. And again, I look over time they’ve delivered every single time, you know, same thing I can say for Karen from solutions for ecommerce. I mean, she’s been carrying my account for a couple years now, um, and our account, my wife and I, and she really does handle things for us.

Stephen:                             [00:01:55]               Um, I mentioned, uh, just last week we created a new listing with, I forget how many variations, but again, all the flat files uploaded done as I needed. I pop in, so she’ll send me a template, I pop in some information and then boom, it’s handled, await. These pictures weren’t done right, blah, blah, blah. This UPC, Nita poom modified adjusted. And again, the communication has been phenomenal too. I get an email back saying, hey, this was done or this, you’re missing this, Steve. Hey, you got to do this. So, you know, we have those challenges too. And that’s why I like working with somebody who’s been doing it. I’ve been doing it for a long time to do, you know, Karen also does listings for Ebay. Yep. Lots of them. So if you want to build out that channel, which of course you should, it’s q four, you should be selling everywhere.

Stephen:                             [00:02:39]               You can, um, Karen can help you with that too. So you gotTa tell her I’ve sent you. So you’re going to go to solutions four ecommerce forward slash momentum. You’re going to save 50 bucks every single month. You’re going to save that $50, but more importantly, you’re going to get an inventory health report. Um, did you just get hit with monthly longterm storage fees? Well, guess what? If you haven’t, they’re coming. You want to get that inventory right and she can help you with that. You’ve got to tell her I sent you again, solutions, the number for ecommerce forward slash momentum will get you into that. Save the 50 bucks. Get that inventory health report though. That’s really, really important. Get that going right away. And I don’t want to miss my coach when it comes to retail arb or online or when I have a question.

Stephen:                             [00:03:18]               And I do not that we don’t, we don’t really do much of it anymore, but when I do have a question, I go to Gaye Lisby because why? Because she’s really, she is a coach. I mean, she’s really phenomenal, but she also puts out a daily list and you’re going to get that list five days a week. You’re going to get tons of leads. The number of, uh, agreed to amount that you’re supposed to get. She at least, she usually gets to those in the four days and then the fifth day seems to be a bonus most of the time. Phenomenal Group, small amount of buyers where this list is going to. And the best thing is the nuggets that you learn. Hey, why is the red one better than the blue? One? Gaye can help you with those questions. I saw. Hey, I got, um, I got to the dreaded letter about a brand.

Stephen:                             [00:03:58]               Here’s the, here’s the way you approach it. Hey, receipts. Um, how do you, what’s the best practice? I saw her leading instructions, teaching me the accountant how to do a better job with it and it’s phenomenal. So it’s Gaye Lisbys made a million dollars selling. Um, I’ll have the link in here. You’ve got to use, um, the, my, my link and it does help me. I don’t want to say it that way, but um, it’s part of amazing freedom with Andy, slam inslee, Ron Hirsch, corn, and nate’s lamins. So, you know, you can trust. Okay. So come back to the website, take a look at it and you will get a savings. And you can get two weeks free right now, only through my link. You get two weeks free. Try it. You don’t like it? I get it back off. But right now is the time to make money.

Stephen:                             [00:04:41]               Get cash flow going right now. And so join you. Get two weeks free. The only way you’re gonna get the two weeks for if you use my link, it’s on this episode. Come on out and give it a try. You will not be disappointed again. You’re going to see me in there. So reach out if I can help you too. Let’s get into the podcast. Welcome back to the ECOMMERCE momentum podcast. This is episode 355. Brooks Boland. His name might not be familiar with you, but his company might be, um, there’s a whole bunch of smart people that have found this out and I’m just finding it out. And that’s pretty normal. I’m a little behind the curve. The companies called data mine data mine with two eyes. Okay. So data mined with two eyes and it is probably one of the biggest advancements that I see for an Ebay business.

Stephen:                             [00:05:25]               If you’re running an Ebay business and you’re not running it, well Steve, um, you know, that there’s opportunities, but it’s so overwhelming to try to manage it on your own. I mean, you know, if you’re a one or two person operation like we are, it is such a hard thing to keep track of things. It’s so hard to find what’s working right, what’s not working right. And what I love about data mine and the little bit I know, but the little bit I’ve used it, I physically have been using it and I’m already seeing an improvement in our efficiency because I’m addressing things that I’ve been to address but I couldn’t find them. Data mind makes it easy to find the problems in your business and their whole approach is again, driving revenue or saving time period. That’s it. Everything that they do when you go in and you start looking at d listing and relisting, there’s a recent.

Stephen:                             [00:06:13]               It’s helping you get moved up in the algorithm so it sells. Everything’s done to help you sell or save time. It addresses my inventory, shows me the age of our inventory and it’s. I said to Brooks, after we were done with the call, I said, it’s, it’s, it’s that health scale that nobody wants to go to and your stuff is put up on this big flashing board and it’s showing you how unhealthy you are. Sucks. But the great news is, I know what to fix. I haven’t, I have the ability to address it. I have a place I can go and that’s very, very exciting. So as uncomfortable it is to stand on the scale. It’s a great place to start because it tells you where you need to put in the work. Um, and again, I’ve already started doing the work immediately. First day I got it. I immediately like, Oh, I can fix that.

Stephen:                             [00:06:57]               Holy smokes. And so I got a lot of those small fixes to do, but again, that’s going to improve our business and it’s just so exciting. So let’s get into the podcast. Alright, welcome back to the ECOMMERCE momentum podcast. We’re excited about today’s guest because it’s an opportunity probably a whole bunch of us old settlers had been looking for. It’s an opportunity to gain gain back, to control the control that you have if you sell on Amazon, right where you can take your data and you can manipulate a third party systems, allow you to manipulate even Amazon, allow some of the manipulation, but on Ebay it’s always been a challenge. It’s A. Because I’ve tried many of the other companies, I I think I still have an ink frog account because that was at least one way I can get into our data and do some bulk edits, but it’s never been easy.

Stephen:                             [00:07:42]               It’s just never been easy and I’ve tried some of the old systems I don’t even think around again, but here’s a company that has really, really made it easy and we’re going to talk about some of the examples. One that I did this morning that just like blew my mind. I finally fixed an item that I’ve been dying to fix and it was because I was able to find it and that’s what this company is so, so good at a company called data mined with two eyes and I’m really happy to welcome Brooks Bolen. Welcome Brooks. Thanks for coming on the show. Hey, I appreciate you coming on. I think that statement. How many times have you heard that? What I just said how many times?

Brooks:                                 [00:08:17]               It probably almost every day I hear that statement because you know, when you download our software it’s going to open your eyes to a lot of things that you don’t really have the granularity to see on Ebay.

Stephen:                             [00:08:27]               And, and this isn’t an Ebay criticism, you know, again, and I always say this, this is a giant machine. There are a legacy company, right? They were one of the first. They have a gazillion, you know, we were talking in the pre show that they have, how many sub systems that they’ve been trying to bring together trying to bring together. They got this huge bureaucracy, so I’m sure they can’t make a decision because to be honest, a change in anything affects different differently because of the systems that they have. And so again, this is not a criticism, but it doesn’t matter. We’ve got to find a way to wake at work because ultimately if we don’t sell, Ebay doesn’t exist, right? They don’t have the money to keep it going, so the goal has to be to sell more and so that’s why I’m certain they embrace what you’re doing too. I can’t imagine that they don’t.

Brooks:                                 [00:09:15]               Oh yeah, they’re actually bringing this out, uh, on November 27th. So we’re flying out to San Jose to basically talk to a bunch of sellers at even.

Stephen:                             [00:09:22]               Is it because you come at it from a completely. You don’t have the, um, the investment in the romance, maybe that’s the right way to say there’s no romance for you with this old way of doing things, right. It’s completely here’s a subset of data, right? I always say it’s a database, right? So they, they can only do so much with it. Here’s the subset of data. We want to manipulate it this way, this way, this way and this way, right? You’re not romantic about, well, you know, there are three sellers and this is the way they do things, right. It’s, it’s just all for you business.

Brooks:                                 [00:09:55]               Exactly. I mean, what we realized is there’s no really one tool out there doing a little bit of everything from accounting to inventory automation, so as Ebay sellers for five years, we basically, we worked full time jobs elsewhere and so we had to develop a tool that helped us scale.

Stephen:                             [00:10:12]               Well. I want to get right into that story because I think again, you’re scratching an Itch, right? You found a problem. I watched John Chris Lynde show and it was just so great. The minute I saw it, I’m like, oh my God, these guys get it. They absolutely get it. They’re looking for the most efficient way to have the least amount of touchpoints for their data. They want to automate things that take no thinking, right? There’s three d list and realist something. There should be no thinking other than perhaps price. Right? If it didn’t sell, there might be a price issue, right? That that’s a different. That’s the decision, right? Quite frankly, if the listing stuff was already done, why do you have to decide it again and again and again? Right? And you guys get that,...

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