by Barbara Brengel
November 26, 2012
Having just sent in my first few boxes to FBA, I am glad to see the happy ending to your article supporting this venue.
Having sold in another marketplace, I can only state that so much of my time was taken in taking pictures, packing, weighing, posting, trips to post office and back, etc. it is a relief and delight to let someone else do this tedious work.
Yes, I get charged for the service, but while they are charging me, I am taking that former time spent on those laborious details to get out to the stores/libraries/events to purchase more items to increase my income.
As the old adage says, time is money and I would rather spend my time buying products than packing and shipping them.
November 27, 2012
I'm glad you liked the article and found it helpful.
I'm in total agreement with you about the time savings. The rates Amazon charges are pretty reasonable. I always tell readers that if the prices they charge for their inventory can't support Amazon's charges, then they should be selling better books!
I have tens of thousands of books in Amazon distribution warehouses around the country. There's no way I'd want to pack and ship all the orders I get on a daily basis because it'd take me too far away from what I consider my core competency: finding and buying more books.
I wish you great success with your business and I hope you'll share your FBA experiences with the members of my Internet Booksellers Forum. Membership is FREE and I strongly encourage you to join and introduce yourself to the group. I'm sure everyone would love to hear about your efforts to build your business.
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