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Hi James

I have read your history... my question is... why with your level of income 50k you do not open your own platform? I know the hard that is lose your business because Google or other of big players kill your business

I think that you can drive your customers of amazon to your website right?
For example you can add in your label to the url of your website and incentive to the customers to visit your website
I have talk with amazon and if you sell in your website using FBA you can get the data of buyer and you will make more money because you don´t pay commission (I lost here around 5 USD of price of sale only to sell in amazon.com)
Decided to go the route of apps... at the moment; I'll be okay with being in the passenger seat of Amazon.
 

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@James A

Great work dude!

Just happened to stumble across your thread today and I'm about to dive into your blog post after I rap this up.

My cousin and I have been selling on Amazon for the last 2 months and are using Feedback Genius but I'm going to give your platform a shot.

Bout to dive into your 35 Ranking tips article :D
Thanks!! and sounds good!
 
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@James A

Just got all of my campaigns switched over and running. Do you have a recommendation for what time the emails go out? I was wondering if any customers had commented that a certain time converts better than others.
Morning times work great so far for me.. around 8-10am.

Hi James,

I'm in the process of switching over to your service from FB5!

Can I ask technical questions here, or should I PM you?
Sorry for the delay.. done!
 

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Blog looks awesome.

When you talk about private label, is it something you import and smack a branded logo sticker on, actually storing the inventory, or drop shipping with your branded logo?
 

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Awesome work James! Your success is inspiring.

I'd like to create an Amazon FBA business soon also planning and learning programming.

What language or stack are you using for FeedBackz? Are you self taught?
 

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Just stumbled across this thread, which is pure gold. I'm going to be launching an Amazon FBA business in the next few months, and ironically was looking at a Stayblcam for making my product videos - I had no idea it was born out of TMF.
 
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This is an awesome thread and your blog is awesome. Im launching on Amazon this week and I plan on signing up for your feedback service. I was reading through your blog and did see the best way you launch a product. I have been leaning towards running ads to a LP rather than paying a service just because it seems more ethical to me. I was wondering if you would provide some details on being successful at this.
 
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Blog looks awesome.

When you talk about private label, is it something you import and smack a branded logo sticker on, actually storing the inventory, or drop shipping with your branded logo?
Thanks!.. All of the above except storing inventory; I send it to Amazon's warehouses.
 
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Awesome work James! Your success is inspiring.

I'd like to create an Amazon FBA business soon also planning and learning programming.

What language or stack are you using for FeedBackz? Are you self taught?
Thank you..! Ruby on Rails, Postgres, etc. Yes, self-taught enough to launch an minimum working app.. then I outsource to people alot better than me to improve the app.
 

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Just stumbled across this thread, which is pure gold. I'm going to be launching an Amazon FBA business in the next few months, and ironically was looking at a Stayblcam for making my product videos - I had no idea it was born out of TMF.
Thanks.. and best wishes for your future Amazon endeavors!
 
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This is an awesome thread and your blog is awesome. Im launching on Amazon this week and I plan on signing up for your feedback service. I was reading through your blog and did see the best way you launch a product. I have been leaning towards running ads to a LP rather than paying a service just because it seems more ethical to me. I was wondering if you would provide some details on being successful at this.
It works... driving traffic to a promo (basically a free product) from exact users is really (relative to other things) really easy. I usually hit forums or groups of users that my product is for and skip the paid. Just ask the mods before posting because promos are almost "too good to be true" just coming from no where.
 
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Feedbackz Update 1-11-2016:

Spent the best of the last 2 months really figuring out Feedbackz, it's users, it's focus, it's core VALUE.

With that said; things clicked and have been working furiously on re-branding, re-design, etc. on everything. Has taken much longer than expected as I get OCD about UI and UX but ready to release stuff this week!
 

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You keep making it awesome, and I will keep talking about it to everyone and anyone!

Can we get a preview of some of the changes?
 

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You keep making it awesome, and I will keep talking about it to everyone and anyone!

Can we get a preview of some of the changes?
I am still using Feedback Genius, only due to the pain in the a$$ of migrating everything.
 

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I am still using Feedback Genius, only due to the pain in the a$$ of migrating everything.
What is there to migrate? If you shut off FG and turn on another service, the new service will only run for that moment forward and the old will stop getting new orders to email to.

Setting up new campaigns would involve some time, but at the same time it's good to re-do your campaigns that you know work well, and change up the ones that don't. Feedbackz has a good level of options where you can really target your emails in a specific sequence on specific orders and order types.

I don't know how your stuff is set up, but one thing that is clear... feedbackz templates for their emails look 10x better then all the other services without even modifying them. I get the standard wall of text FG emails from time to time and immediately delete them. They aren't designed for people to read efficiently.
 

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It works... driving traffic to a promo (basically a free product) from exact users is really (relative to other things) really easy. I usually hit forums or groups of users that my product is for and skip the paid. Just ask the mods before posting because promos are almost "too good to be true" just coming from no where.
Thanks so much James! The forums were a hit - sold nearly 80 units in a promo sequence and I am following up with them using your Feedbackz. I was working on my sequence and I got this error:

We have problems with your Amazon Account: Connection reset by peer - SSL_connect

Wondering if you could clarify what that means and if it could possibly interfere with the emails I have set up?
 

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I'm not into Amazon FBA or anything like that currently, but damn, your website looks incredible! Awesome work.
 
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You keep making it awesome, and I will keep talking about it to everyone and anyone!

Can we get a preview of some of the changes?
Thanks man! I wish I could "leak" some stuff but competitors are very quick to steal stuff unfortunately.. so I got to do like Apple, and keep things in, then hit everybody at once and market it hard before they copy features. smh...

It should be a nice feature released about once a week for this upcoming quarter!
 
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I am still using Feedback Genius, only due to the pain in the a$$ of migrating everything.
What is there to migrate? If you shut off FG and turn on another service, the new service will only run for that moment forward and the old will stop getting new orders to email to....
Yeah, that's Feedbackz's main "problem" is people don't want to move because much is invested into other apps. Which is something I thought long and hard about how to tackle... in the end; it all finally hit me who my users were and are. And to better define Feedbackz and what makes it different than the others. My users are different than theirs and FeedbackFive and any others..

Sorry to keep it sooo vague, but I plan on addressing this publicly in a blog post in the upcoming days!!
 

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Thanks so much James! The forums were a hit - sold nearly 80 units in a promo sequence and I am following up with them using your Feedbackz. I was working on my sequence and I got this error:
We have problems with your Amazon Account: Connection reset by peer - SSL_connect

Wondering if you could clarify what that means and if it could possibly interfere with the emails I have set up?
That is awesome!! =)

Can you shoot me a PM with the email address associated with the account? I'll take a look; possibly a permissions issue with the app connecting to your Amazon account. Likely in the MWS tokens that they give to put into the app.
 

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What is there to migrate? If you shut off FG and turn on another service, the new service will only run for that moment forward and the old will stop getting new orders to email to.

Setting up new campaigns would involve some time, but at the same time it's good to re-do your campaigns that you know work well, and change up the ones that don't. Feedbackz has a good level of options where you can really target your emails in a specific sequence on specific orders and order types.

I don't know how your stuff is set up, but one thing that is clear... feedbackz templates for their emails look 10x better then all the other services without even modifying them. I get the standard wall of text FG emails from time to time and immediately delete them. They aren't designed for people to read efficiently.
I get a lot of positive comments on Feedback Genius. Actually, on my Genius as conveyed through feedback Genius. So I guess it's just me. Platform agnostic. When I have time, I will move over to James' system and support the brotherhood.
 

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I have a product launching in less than two weeks.

Your software looks pretty cool! I have been hunting around for feedback software. Yours looks very nice, and I think it is cool that you are here on the forum helping people. Needless to say, I will be signing up with your software in the next week or two.

Live demo is awesome BTW.
 

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James, this is gold man.

Absolutely love your blog and mindset when it comes to selling on Amazon.

When (or if) I ever start up an FBA biz your blog/software will be the first place I go.

Keep up the awesome work!
 

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Emails set to start today. :rockon:

Looking forward to see what kind of difference it makes. Thanks for making this easy, @James A
 

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I am currently using this app, works great!

I just started selling on amazon last Friday

Edit: I was happy when sales doubled, and then I doubled that the next day.

Currently running a 3 email sequence, testing how many reviews actually come back


 
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@phicks @TTG SS - thanks guys!

Emails set to start today. :rockon:

Looking forward to see what kind of difference it makes. Thanks for making this easy, @James A
That's awesome.. try logging back into the app; got a surprise for ya. (shhh..... )

I am currently using this app, works great!

I just started selling on amazon last Friday

Edit: I was happy when sales doubled, and then I doubled that the next day.

Currently running a 3 email sequence, testing how many reviews actually come back
Whoa... that's a hell of a start from just Friday!! Congrats...
 
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Hi James,

Is there anyway you can add a feature so that the person's name or order number can be added to the email subject? Is this something that Amazon would allow. My issue is that when I get responses they look like this on my G-mail. Untitled.png

Everyone's emails get all jumbled into one big email and I can't keep track of who I've responded to. If I can have each subject different, each person's email would come in in a separate conversation.
 

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