How To Sell On Amazon For Beginners Steps By Steps
The question of "how to begin selling on Amazon" is just one that I get asked frequently. I've written many posts about how to sell on Amazon efficiently, but not a comprehensive guide to selling on Amazon created for novices. This post will start at step one and let you know what it takes to earn money selling on Amazon.
My goal for this post is to show you the full process of what is necessary to sell on Amazon. After reading this article I believe you will have sufficient info.
Before we get into the specifics I will provide you a fast introduction of my experience selling on Amazon.
I have been selling on Amazon since 2008 when I was a freshman in college. In September of 2013 have been running my own business since, and I quit my full time job to pursue making a full time income selling on Amazon. In this time I have learned many things that have helped my business succeed. In both 2015 and 2016 my company did well over $1 Million dollars in sales every year on Amazon. It's been a whole lot of fun, and it's exciting to see sales continue growing.
I did not begin advertising on Amazon at this level. With sharing that my goal is to give you an idea of the potential. In October of 2013, my very first month selling on Amazon I did about $3,000 in earnings. You can read the results article for that month HERE, however my point is to show you could start selling on Amazon in a tiny scale. If you browse through some of the monthly financial results articles that you are able to see the development of your own business.
With that short intro, let's get into everything it takes to market on Amazon.
How To Sell On Amazon FBA For Beginners
I will first give an overview of how selling on Amazon works. Amazon is the largest retailer in the world, and you may have. To millions of consumers, your items can be shown in return for a number of fees which you pay to Amazon. We'll get into exactly what products to market in this post. For the time being, let's take a look at what it seems like once you have an item for sale which you are currently selling on Amazon.
If you sell on Amazon your item will probably be displayed in either the buy box or in another sellers part of the Amazon product detail page. Typically there are only 3 different sellers displayed from the other vendors section on the main product page. If there are over 3 other vendors, which is very common, then the purchaser will have to click to look at each the available offers to see every vendor who's about the listing. It's also important to be aware that all sellers for the identical item display on the page. Then this will be a small shift, if you've sold on eBay in the past. You can add your product offering on the same product detail page as sellers when selling on Amazon. In the case of the Catan game over, you can find 81 vendor who have this item for sale at the time of this screenshot. The purchase box vendor along with the other sellers section are the only vendors that are featured in the moment. Finding the buy box is an integral part of seeing success. The exact algorithm isn't known, but 3 of the top factors you can control are: your own cost, your feedback score, and your fulfillment method.
The fulfillment method is essential to maximizing your results on Amazon. Using Fulfillment as your fulfillment method is going to be among the greatest things you can do in order to generate sales when selling on Amazon.
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