Amazon made an announcement on October 10th that they would not accept any inventory from first-time FBA sellers until after the holiday season. And by “made an announcement,” I mean Amazon just started blocking shipments from anyone who had never used their FBA service before.
Because that’s how Amazon rolls.
But that doesn’t mean all is lost. Seller Fulfilled Prime may just be the answer you’re looking for. Continue Reading
My first “lessons learned” post was supposed to include data from my first sales. It was supposed to be about how I got 25 positive reviews. About how I already had to order additional inventory and was ready to add a second product line. It was supposed to include a pretty spreadsheet showing how this was going to be a profitable product.
Instead, I’m writing about none of those things. Four weeks since my last post, I have accomplished nothing. Zero inventory. Zero sales. Zero reviews. That’s not to say nothing has happened; I just have nothing to show for it.
You don’t have to hit a homerun. You just have to take a swing.
How’s that for sports metaphors? I could go on, but I’ll stop while I’m ahead. The point is: Don’t worry about trying to find the golden goose for your first private label product. Just pick something that looks profitable and won’t break the bank while you test it out.
So how do you do that? All I can do is tell you what I did. Maybe it will work for you, too.
I’ve made my decision. I’m going to source some private label products from China, slap a logo on them and sell them online using FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon). It can’t be too hard. Right?
Let’s just say the path that led me to this decision was not well marked.
I’ve consumed more content in the last three years than I can even remember. And I knew I wanted to try my hand at starting an online business. So I would get caught up in whatever I was reading about at the moment and decide I had found the path I wanted to take.
Until I started the next book or blog. Then I wanted to go that route. It was a never-ending cycle.
Enough is enough!