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Earning on Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy

Explore ways to earn extra cash or build a business on Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy.  Buying, selling, sources, wholesale, dropshipping, etc.

Website: http://www.raunweb.com
Members: 186
Latest Activity: 3 hours ago

Welcome to Earning on Ebay!

My goal for this group is to develop a community of people with all levels of Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy experience to share their hopes, methods, and expertise to elevate the success of the rest of the group.

If you're new here, please leave a comment in the "Roll Call" discussion and tell us a little about yourself.

Share your Success Stories to provide encouragement to the group and help others along the path.

Discussion Forum

Question about Amazon FBA biz model

Started by Jon McDermott. Last reply by Raun Lauterbach 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi all,Like Dan I'm a car guy, and am looking to spin up a business that is automotive in nature.  I come into contact regularly with automotive aftermarket parts companies (big and small, old and…Continue

Tags: FBA, Amazon

Ebay help

Started by Bob Fraser. Last reply by Sam Hemmingway 10 hours ago. 7 Replies

My daughter is a single mom that needs to make some extra money to support herself and two kids.  I thought Ebay might be a good place to make $500-$1,000 per month.Any Ebay coaches in this group…Continue

Roll Call

Started by Raun Lauterbach. Last reply by Raun Lauterbach 17 hours ago. 131 Replies

If you're new here, please take a moment to introduce yourself to the group.  Please answer the following questions:How long have you been an Ebay user?How do you describe your level of Ebay…Continue

Tags: experience, auction, ebay, expertise, call

Integrate Ebay and Amazon sales/customer info into CRM

Started by Raun Lauterbach. Last reply by Raun Lauterbach Sep 15. 4 Replies

Does anyone have any idea if there are any CRM (Customer Relationship Management) programs that will automatically import customer data from sales on Ebay and/or Amazon?  I'd like to keep better…Continue

Tags: sales, data, customer, amazon, ebay

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Comment by Raun Lauterbach 17 hours ago

Cheri -- I recommend against that business model.  There's too much risk that you won't be able to get the product that someone just bought from you and you don't have any real control over your buy cost.  Prices can and do change frequently on Amazon.  Beyond that, I think your efforts would be better served finding inventory yourself to sell on Amazon.  You can use their FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) program to get the inventory out of your house.

I use Amazon FBA for the vast majority of my inventory storage.  Currently, I usually have between about 700 and about 1100 units of inventory in stock at Amazon warehouses at any given time.  I work out of an 8 x 10 foot bedroom and there's no way I could store that much stuff in there.  My monthly storage fees with Amazon usually run about $70, so it's a great deal.

Comment by Cheri M 19 hours ago

I'm not experienced AT ALL in online sales but would like to know more about opening on online store. Can I make a store out of products I see on Amazon and have amazon ship them? (I have seen a work at home ad for something like this). I have some ideas for an online shop but do not want to have all the inventory at my home. I would like to start something small like this page..selling alarm clocks for kids http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_home-garden?ie=UTF8&field-bra...


Group Leader
Comment by Raun Lauterbach yesterday

I did an interview with Dan Miller the other day. If you haven't had a chance to listen, here's a link to the notes and replay:

http://www.48days.net/group/48-days-net-weekly-brainstorming-sessio...

The resource page mentioned in the interview can be found here: http://www.raunweb.com/48days

Take a look and a listen and let me know what you think!


Group Leader
Comment by Raun Lauterbach on August 23, 2014 at 5:50am

FBA is an amazing way to scale up since Amazon handles picking, packing, shipping, and customer service.  There is a lot of nuance involved in making it work well for you. 

My advice would be to sign up for an Amazon Selling account and read about the rules there.  Some categories require specific approval, some don't.  Some items need to be bagged or boxed, some are good as is.  You can sell used items in some categories, not in others.  Yada, yada, yada...

If you have an iPhone, I would recommend downloading the free Amazon Seller App and go around your house and scan everything with a barcode to get an idea of what things sell for.  That might help you eventually decide on what product of type of product you'd like to have made.

My experience in finding a manufacturer for my private label product was probably easier than normal.  It really fell into my lap.  I found a product I liked and then I found the manufacturer.  We customized it to my liking and they made it.

If there is anything else you'd like to know, please feel free to start a new discussion using the "Add a Discussion" link above.

Raun

Comment by Whitney Madsen on August 22, 2014 at 11:49pm

Yes I have but small scale and only on Ebay. I really like the idea of having orders fulfilled by Amazon.   May main issue at the moment is deciding on type of product(s) to sell and where to source them from.  Also is it worth the hassle bring in something from an other country. 

I would love to hear more about your experience with obtaining a manufacturer and private labeling.

Thanks


Group Leader
Comment by Raun Lauterbach on August 22, 2014 at 6:36pm

Hi Whitney,

I don't have any specific experience with the Amazon Selling Machine itself, but I have heard some people say they are happy with it and some say it's a waste of money.  From what I understand, the principles are sound, it's just not that special.  I am actually currently having a private label product made to sell.  It has actually been a lot easier than I was expecting, but I have built a foundation selling other products on Amazon and eBay.  Have you done any selling online to this point?

Raun

Comment by Whitney Madsen on August 22, 2014 at 1:58pm

Hello everyone. I'm new Into the group as well. 

Has anyone here had any experience with the "Amazing Selling Machine"(ASM)?

They offer training in there business model on how they sell on Amazon. 

They seem to focus on one product that can be develop with a private lable and usually end up sourcing it from China?

Any thoughts? 

Comment by Steve Watkins on August 2, 2014 at 5:48am

Hi everyone.  Just joined the group.  Since mid-Jun I have slowly been selling on eBay and doing a little Amazon FBA (books only).  I'm working to grow my business but slowly and methodically.  I'm always looking for new tips and tricks though that will help me with that.  My "inventory" is a mix of things laying around my house and yard sale & thrift store finds.  The majority of my sales so far, 80%+, have come from the things setting around.  So I'm trying to find out what sells and how much I should pay for different things.

Comment by Tyler Wagner on June 24, 2014 at 9:53am

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share a little bit about myself as I am new to the group :)

My 2 friends and I have launched 4 bestselling books in the past 6 months and would love to teach all of you how we do it. 

We are having a google hangout tomorrow at 9pm EST.

If you are interested you can check it out here: http://bestsellingbooksystem.com/

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out. Would love to help and provide as much as possible to this amazing community. 

PS: Best way to reach me is email > tyler@conferencecrushing.com


Group Leader
Comment by Raun Lauterbach on June 5, 2014 at 4:21am

Hey Cy!  Congrats on getting started.  Most of my sales these days are using Amazon FBA.  It's a great way to leverage time and Amazon's expertise.  Let us know how it goes for you.

 
 
 

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