Created Materials List

Wed 30 November 2016

If you look in the Materials tab, you will see that I've listed all of the materials required to build the Mancala board. This includes pricing.

As you can see, my wholesale price of $22.50 isn't going to cut it ... 18% is not much margin. This is especially true since I've not factored in my own labor yet. I might raise the price a few more dollars.

I'm going to work on lowering the price of:

  • finish oil
  • silicon feet
  • teal green gems (who is the original manufacturer?...)

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Two Sold On The First Day!

Wed 30 March 2016

Wow, that happened fast! Two of the three boards sold on the very first day we became visible. As soon as we get back home (sadly, that is Sunday) we will need to pack and ship more units to Amazon inventory. I think we will put in at least 9 ...

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First Try At Amazon Promotion

Tue 29 March 2016

In the last post I mentioned that our Mancala board is not visible in the search results when you search for "mancala." Simply put, we are invisible on

I strongly suspect this has to do with their ranking algorithm sorting not just on content, but also on the ...

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Followup On Amazon FBA

Mon 28 March 2016

The first three units showed as available inventory the next day: Friday the 25th.

Sort of.

The three listings that were associated with it were not correct in some way that is, to be blunt, fairly non-obvious. But, after much tweaking of settings and letting the changes trickle through the ...

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First Units Arrived at Amazon FBA

Thu 24 March 2016

After much packaging, labeling, and "arranging things," the first 3 units of the mancala board were shipped to Amazon for general sale on Monday. According to UPS package tracking, they just arrived at the Chester, VA warehouse (aka "RIC2," apparently). It will be intersting to see how long it takes ...

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