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Amazon Seller Happy Hour Podcast

Get your Amazon account reinstated, sell with confidence, and increase your bottom line. Riverbend Consulting helps you navigate online retail.
Happy Hour Podcast

The role of product identification in eCommerce with Lesley Hensell and GS1 US

Lesley Hensell will sit down with Shane Morris and Megan Baumer of GS1 US! They’ll be discussing the role of product identification in eCommerce and the key aspects that Amazon sellers should be aware of when it comes to GTINs, UPCs, and barcodes.

Financing Amazon sellers with Lesley Hensell and Donald Henig

Lesley Hensell and Donald Henig, of @AccrueMe, as they chat about everything from financing Amazon sellers in unique ways to funny stories from Donald’s past in the entertainment industry.

Amazon EU Expansion with Stefano Puddo

Lesley Hensel and Cameron Yoder, of Teikametrics, as they chat about the role influencers can play in promoting an eCommerce brand and reminisce about the huge amount of growth that the eCommerce sphere has seen in recent years.

Amazon Happy Hour with Lesley Hensell and Kevin King

You won’t want to miss two of the biggest Amazon industry experts as they discuss all things Amazon!

How to sell compliantly in Canada as a non-resident Amazon seller

As a non-resident Amazon seller, you may have heard about Canada’s goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) requirements for foreign sellers.

Amazon Lightning Deals – Differences And Benefits

Take advantage of Amazon Lightning Deals! 𝐊𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐬 𝐒𝐢𝐮𝐢𝐩𝐲𝐬, Founder and CEO of AMZ Bees joins Lesley 𝐋𝐞𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐇𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐥 to discuss all things Amazon Lightning Deals, planning inventory and tips on how to make lightning deals work for you.

Amazon FBA fulfillment.

Want to learn how your 3pl can reduce unnecessary packaging compliance disputes, how to optimize your inventory limits, and more?

Worry less: Insurance Solutions for eCommerce Sellers ft. Amit Batzir, Spott

Be an Amazon seller with low risk and financial stability. Does that sound like an impossible oxymoron? Think again. Spott has a plan for e-commerce businesses.

Optimizing Amazon Listings: “What’s in a name?” ft. Emma Schermer Tamir, Marketing by Emma

“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare wrote long ago. And here we are, writing Amazon listings in 2022, still deciding how to string the words and names together efficiently and effectively build our brands.

Ask Us Anything Episode 43

ASK US ANYTHING Happy Hour! Join Riverbend’s Lesley Hensell Demond and ex-amazonian/current Riverbend Director of Operations Kelly Johnston for a fun-filled Q&A for all things going on Amazon. Get ready to pick their brains and try to stump them!

Amazon Advertising

Ready to up your Amazon ad game? We’d like for you to meet our friend Mina Elias, CEO of Trivium Group.

Sell on the Walmart Marketplace ft. Joe Zalta & Justin Maner, DataSpark

Let’s talk Walmart Marketplace! Walmart has been in eCommerce for years, why are people now really starting to pay attention?

Returns don’t necessarily mean lost-profit.

Amazon customer returns market in the US is huge! Today we will talk to Brandon Dupsky, CEO of Back-Track.

How Amazon Sellers can Adapt to FBA Limits ft. Manish Chowdhary, CAHOOT

FBA limits have created plenty of stress. What’s an Amazon seller to do? Let’s talk fulfillment and more efficient shipping practices with Manish Chowdhary – CAHOOT Founder & CEO. Riverbend co-founder Lesley Hensell.

Virtual Assistance

Gain valuable time to manage daily Amazon chores by hiring a VA. Virtual Assistants quickly become an important part of your team. You may wonder how you ever worked with out the support of a VA!

Spring cleaning your Amazon seller account.

This problem-solving duo will discuss simple actions that can help improve your Restock Limits AND Cleaning up Manage Inventory – why it matters and how it helps your account.

Vendor Games

Amazon vs Vendors Join Lesley Hensell and Kelly Johnston as they breakdown this ongoing duel. Vendors have to play it safe to remain in the game.

Ask us anything.

Former Amazon Seller Performance investigator and current Riverbend team member Kelly Johnston joins Riverbend co-founder, Lesley Hensell to answer ALL of your Amazon questions during our weekly Amazon Seller Happy Hour.

Amazing Exits, selling your Amazon business

Why is 2021 a great year to sell your Amazon business? Guest Kellianne Fedio, Amazing Exits and Riverbend’s Lesley Hensell will discuss how to prepare your business for an exit.

Terrifying Just in Time Inventory for Amazon & eCommerce Sellers

Just In Time Inventory giving you nightmares? Ecommerce sellers can rest easier knowing their inventory is always current.

Fulfillment for Amazon Sellers ft. Nathan Bindschatel, My Prep Centers

Amazon sellers must be able to scale the processing of their inventory. Nathan Bindschatel, Founder and Owner of My Prep Center joins Lesley Hensell to discuss the perks of using a fulfillment center.

Amazon DSP ads explained

Buy Box Experts’ Dave Vermeulen, will join Lesley Hensell to bust some DSP ad misconceptions. Is this a good choice for your brand?

Scary Amazon Tales

It was a dark and stormy night…Join Riverbend’s Lesley Hensell and Kelly Johnston for true tales that will frighten and thrill you. Learn how not to anger the Amazon spirits!

You’re not crazy. Amazon ghosted you.

Amazon is doing everything it can to reduce contacts from sellers. Also, suspensions for “condition” are the new black. And what’s up with related account madness?

Top-sellers on Amazon: Are masks the next fidget spinners?

It’s tempting to think short-term. That could by why masks and gloves are everywhere … but will they be warehoused soon?

Build + Optimize Your Amazon Brand

Karyn Thomas, CEO and Founder of Private Label Profit. Karyn is passionate about creating brands and optimizing listings. Her energy is contagious.

Ask us anything Episode 19

Team member (and ex-Amazon Seller Performance investigator) Kelly Johnston and Riverbend co-founder, Lesley Hensell are answering ALL of your Amazon questions during our weekly Amazon Seller Happy Hour.

Amazon Happy Hour with Lesley Hensell and chargeguard!

Amazon sellers, especially those who are just getting their bearings in the Amazon sphere, will not want to miss this episode of our Amazon Happy Hour!

Growth in eCommerce with Lesley Hensell and Cameron Yoder

Lesley Hensel and Cameron Yoder, of Teikametrics, as they chat about the role influencers can play in promoting an eCommerce brand and reminisce about the huge amount of growth that the eCommerce sphere has seen in recent years.

Amazon happy hour with Incrementum Digital – Let’s talk advertising

Riverbend Consulting’s Amazon happy hour where Lesley Hensell will sit down with Liran Hirschkorn from Incrementum Digital to talk about advertising for an Amazon seller’s business, amongst other topics.

Ask Us Anything Episode 55

You won’t want to miss two of the biggest Amazon industry experts as they discuss all things Amazon!

Amazon Sellers – Ask us Anything Episode 52

Ask former Amazon Seller Performance investigator your most burning questions about selling on Amazon.

What works best for your ecommerce business in 2022?

We’re in a retail revolution. Online shopping is changing the way we shop and brick-and-mortar retail isn’t going anywhere. But what does that mean for retailers?

Securing capital for your Amazon & eCommerce Businesses ft. Mitchell Ledven, PIRS Capital

Funding your small business, especially in e-commerce is often complicated. Once you secure the funds you need to maintain a healthy cash flow and inventory.

Ask Us Anything Eposide 46

ASK US ANYTHING Happy Hour! Join Riverbend’s Lesley Hensell Demond and ex-amazonian/current Riverbend Director of Operations Kelly Johnston for a fun-filled Q&A for all things going on Amazon.

Why Metrics Matter for Amazon FBA Sellers

Smart Amazon FBA sellers know there comes a time when you need tools and more data to sustain and grow your business.

Ask Us Anything Episode 42

ASK US ANYTHING Happy Hour! Join Riverbend’s Lesley Hensell Demond and ex-amazonian/current Riverbend Director of Operations Kelly Johnston for a fun-filled Q&A for all things going on Amazon. Get ready to pick their brains and try to stump them!

Ecommerce Logistics

Welcome MyFBA Prep’s co-founder Taylor Smits to our Amazon Seller Happy Hour! MyFBA Prep is the largest prep and e-commerce fulfillment network in the United States.

Inventory Financing

A sellers’ inventory is often their greatest asset, but we all know that can complicate growth capital. Finance expert Rob Torti, COO of YAYDU will join our Lesley Hensell to discuss realistic financing products for Amazon sellers.

Amazon Seller Methods for International Shipping ft. Burak Yolga, Forceget

Inventory management and shipping are always a nightmare for sellers, even more so in Q4 and in 2021. Our guest Burak Yolga, founder of Forceget Digital Freight Forwarder, will share best practices for tracking and managing your inventory.

Getting the most bang from your credit card bucks.

Being an entrepreneur can mean cash flow crunches. That often that means relying on credit cards for inventory and running your business. Using those cards wisely and making the most of what they have to offer is key.

Cash Flow

What funding options do sellers have. And how growing brands can compete in a supply chain that favors larger brands!

Amazon Sellers: Introduce Your Top ASIN’s to Brick-and-Mortar Stores

E-commerce may be all the rage. But brick-and-mortar stores still represent 90% of retail sales in the United States.

Black Hat Trap, Pt. 3

BEWARE. Sometimes the black hat isn’t a stranger, it’s actually Amazon.

Black Hat Trap, Part 2

Lesley Hensell, Co-Founder at Riverbend Consulting, and her warnings about the Black Hat Trap Part 2! There are two ways sellers fall into the Black Hat Trap. Wednesday, April 14 at 6 pm E tune-in LIVE for Part 2 of the series.

Video Ads for Amazon Sellers ft. Joe Zalta & Michael Arking, Social Motion Films

How do you stand out as a Brand Owner, Amazon Seller or Private Label seller? Video ads on Amazon.com are all the rage.

Smart Packaging for Amazon Sellers & eCommerce Businesses

Amazon Certified Frustration-Free Packaging, what is it? Arka founder, Phillip Akhzar, joins our Lesley Hensell to discuss how packaging your products effects your seller account.

Everyday Outsourcing for Amazon Sellers

Overwhelmed as a seller? AmazonXperts’ Co-Founder and CEO David Dayon joins Lesley to discuss how outsourcing portions of your seller account can make you more profitable.

Amazon Sellers: Getting Your ASIN’s to Page #1

Editorial Recommendations are an affordable way to get to and stay on page 1 of search. How do you get your ASINs into this space?

We will talk about expanding your business beyond Amazon and the importance of multi-channel selling/diversification.

Amazon Sellers: Bundle up for a Competitive Q4!

Get the scoop on successful bundles, including great research and holiday tips from our guest Kristin Ostrander of Mommy Income.

Amazon Sellers: Bundle up for a Competitive Q4!

Get the scoop on successful bundles, including great research and holiday tips from our guest Kristin Ostrander of Mommy Income.

You’re not crazy. Amazon ghosted you.

Amazon is doing everything it can to reduce contacts from sellers. Also, suspensions for “condition” are the new black. And what’s up with related account madness?

Price Gouging: A Total Amazon Meltdown Takes Out Sellers

Amazon sellers are being threatened – with suspension and referral to law enforcement. Some are gouging. Many are pricing against the market.

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