New Seller objective

by Vincent Marmalade
(FM, Texas)

Original Comment:



July 15, 2016

As a fairly new Amazon seller who has been selling on Ebay for years what is my best course of action in regards to FBA?

I've been selling books for about 6 months (full time for 3) with a growing inventory which currently numbers about 600. I have yet to make the jump to FBA but want to do so in the next few months. My thoughts are leaning towards shipping my sub 250k rank books to Amazon and ship the remainder myself. This strategy would seem to circumvent the issues dealt with in this article.

Comments welcome..........

Vincent Marmalade



Response:


July 17, 2016

Hello Vincent;

You have the right idea: Limit your exposure to the constantly changing policy swings at Amazon by only sending your fastest moving merchandise into FBA.

I know sellers who never send products to FBA with a sales rank above 100,000. But the sales rank can't be the only determining factor. You should also consider the total number of FBA sellers and eventual selling price.

Even if an item has a sales rank below 10,000 (really, really good), but there are 100 sellers priced at $3.99, it's probably not a good FBA candidate. Make sure your margins are high and competition is low.

That's how you'll make money.

Right now my average FBA sale price is slightly above $15. I'm pushing that number to $20 or more. I'm doing it by pulling everything under $15 and listing them locally, if possible. For the items that remain I'm matching the lowest price when there are more than 25 sellers just to clear it out.

Thank you for replying to my blog post. If you want to correspond more, you can get unlimited answers to your questions in my bookseller's forum by going to the Forum Guidelines page and signing up for a FREE MEMBERSHIP.

You'll get useful advice from me and other experienced booksellers to help you grow your business and make it more profitable. Make sure you sign up today and introduce yourself to everyone!

Joe Waynick
Bookseller, Author, Mentor

Go Back To The Original Article

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Comment on this article!.

Would you like to comment on this article?

Has this article been helpful to you and/or your business? Would you like to add a point or two I may have missed?

Use the form below to create your own webpage on this site and share your thoughts about the article. You can even write an entire article of your own! In fact, comments consisting of 300 words or more receive priority consideration.

Blatant commercial messages will not be posted. In addition, SPAM or inappropriate comments or pictures (in my sole opinion) will be ignored.

Nevertheless, a SHORT promo for your business and a link back to your website at the end of your comments are permitted.

What Other Visitors Have Said . . .

Click below to see what other visitors have said about this article.

There Is More Than One Way To Skin a Cat! Not rated yet
Original Comment: November 28, 2014 Just to add to Joe's excellent rebuttal to Anonymous' overly simplified post, just because a thrift store …

Click here to write your own.

Sign-up For A
FREE Weekly
Bookselling Tips
Newsletter
Enter eMail Address
Enter First Name

We promise not to sell your information to anyone.

Click to learn more and sign-up with Endicia Dazzle for a FREE TRIAL!
Click for FREE trial!

Click this image to learn about the Dell PDA with barcode scanner attachment

Click to learn
why you need
this device!

Click this image to learn about the Socket Scan Card for your PDA

Click to learn
why the this
Socket Scan
Card is best!