I’ve been selling on Amazon since 2001. I’ve launched many successful private label brands and seven-figure e-commerce businesses. And I’ve shared my knowledge with others by speaking at conferences, helping clients who run their own Amazon businesses, and mentoring students. Collectively, my students sell over half a billion dollars on Amazon every year.
My goal has never been to grow the biggest business in the world. For me, selling on Amazon is about freedom: the freedom to travel to all seven continents, including almost 100 countries. The freedom to spend quality time with my wife. The freedom to be my own boss. Therefore, I look for tools that make my job easier, save me time, and pay for themselves.
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Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, but that doesn’t mean the past 100+ years have taught us to do it right. We surveyed 100 moms to ask them the best and worst gifts they’ve either received, given, or heard about. We also surveyed 100 general audience respondents for their thoughts on the best and worst Mother’s Day gifts. They shared what worked (and didn’t) with the moms in their lives, too.
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It’s a contentious issue, pitting national security against privacy rights. Last week, a federal judge ordered Apple Inc. to help investigators gain access to encrypted data on the iPhone 5c used by Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, on Dec. 2.
We polled 200 people to see whether they felt Apple should comply with the order. Here’s what they said…
May old acquaintance be forgot. It’s that time of year when we resolve to better ourselves. Whether it’s to lose weight, quit smoking, or floss more, New Year’s resolutions tend to come and go as January turns to February and beyond. Or maybe not…
We asked 100 people whether they have had success with resolutions. See what they said!
If you’re like me, you saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend. As I watched actor Adam Driver inhabit the character of Kylo Ren, I couldn’t help but giggle at the satirical headline from The Onion‘s offshoot StarWipe that read, “Our Spoiler-Free Star Wars Review That’s Just About Whether Adam Driver Is Attractive.” It’s not the first media outlet (albeit a humorous one) to delve into the controversy. Since his role on the HBO series Girls, entertainment fans can’t seem to decide whether Adam Driver is hot or not.
What else to do but turn to PickFu? We asked 100 females whether they thought Adam Driver is sexy. Here’s what they said!
Not only can PickFu help discover products and services that will or won’t work in the market, it can give you insight into how potential customers would prefer to pay for those products and services.
One PickFu user recently asked respondents whether they would prefer to pay for an adventure itinerary put together by locals, or pay a higher price to have that itinerary include gift cards to restaurants and activities within that itinerary.
See the results!
Businesses use PickFu to validate their ideas, and one PickFu user had a particularly memorable idea – coffee mixed with fruit juice.
The user polled 50 people to see whether they would try it. See the results here!
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What does the future look like? Is it a bleak dystopian hellhole? Or is it a time full of promise and possibility?
One PickFu user wanted to know, so he polled 50 respondents to see what they had to say. See the results!
It’s Thanksgiving week, and we at PickFu certainly want to wish you all a happy holiday.
Do you serve a traditional meal, or are you willing to stray from the pack? That’s what we wanted to know when we asked 100 respondents, if you could only choose one protein (turkey or ham), what would you rather have on your Thanksgiving table?
Do you agree? See the results here!
PickFu is a great way to discover pain points. With holiday travel season upon us, one PickFu pollster wanted to know what users’ biggest frustration was when it came to travel sites – finding the cheapest price, or the fact that the information isn’t all in one place. Interestingly, the results were tied, which could mean that people are just frustrated all around! That’s when respondent comments become handy and insightful, not to mention the ability to broaden the respondent pool.
What would you say is your biggest beef with travel websites? Do you agree with what the respondents said?