Have You Joined The Source, List, Sell And Ship Club Yet?

Have you joined up to the source, list, sell and ship club yet?  If not why not? Source, List, Sell, Ship
As a reseller on Amazon and eBay you need to sign up to this club and be 100% committed to it.  Now of course such a club does not really exist, but in our minds and in our business journals we need to create our own club.

Our reseller business can really be broken down into Four main areas :

  • Source
  • List
  • Sell
  • Ship

Each one of the above is so important, on its own but when you add the four together you have a powerful business that will continue to grow and add money to your pocket and bank balance. For you see before you can ship and item you need to sell it, and before you can sell it you need to list it and before you list it you need to source it. Yes it is really that simple.

So if you have not done so yet, I want you to write in your business journal on a clean sheet of paper todays date, followed by this sentence “I have joined the source, list, sell and ship club, and I am 100% committed to it, to grow my business”

Then you need to commit to a set number of hours a day or week that you can source and list. And in the early days this is where you are going to spend most of the time. You need to build up a large list of items in Amazon and eBay – it is a proven fact that the more you list the more you sell.

Now of course this needs to be in proportion with each other. If you are sourcing for 10 hours a week, you need to look at setting aside 5 hours a week to list, and if you are buying joblots or wholesale lots you may need to put more time to listing as the joblots could have multiple items. Once you have been doing this for sometime you will get to know what your hours will be in this area.

The sell part of the business model does not take much time as most of this is done by eBay and if you are doing Amazon FBA there is nothing for you today at all.

Lastly the shipping part hours will grow as you grow your business. Again the Amazon FBA side does not need to be taken into account, but if you are doing merchant fulfilled or eBay orders you will need to allow more time on this as the orders grow.

So there you have it, a simple formula of Source, List, Sell and Ship, but if you do not spend time on each of these areas your business will suffer and sales will stop.

Hope this has helped you get motivated to grow your Amazon and eBay businesses and to take them to the next level. So get going and start to source, List, Sell and Ship.

Andrew Milburn has been selling on eBay and Amazon for many years
and is now helping many others from around the world learn the
freedom of selling on Amazon and eBay can bring. Andrew is currently
working with Jim Cockrum and Skip Mcgrath as an Amazon Consultant  and eBay Consultant and offers coaching through their coaching programs. For further information please fill out the box to the left.

 

Life As An eBay And Amazon Consultant – Part One

Life As An eBay And Amazon Consultant

If I look back on my life, and asked would I be doing the job I do now I guess the answer would be no. I guess if anyone asked me what I would be doing now, I would have to say working in retail or marketing, both areas I love…… so fast forward to 2015  and working in my own business as an eBay and Amazon Consultant is a real dream come true. I have retail aspect of the selling and sourcing, the marketing side and then the cherry on the icing is the consultancy and coaching I do.

Every day is different, yes I have the planned calls in my diary and the to-do list for my own retail business but then it stops. I have no idea what emails will come in, what questions will be asked in the forums, Facebook or on a reactive coaching call –  this is what makes it exciting, and what makes me want to wake up each morning.

Helping people take their business to the next level is fantastic, and seeing people grasp hold of something and the light go on and see them forge ahead in their business is a really humbling experience.

So through this serious I hope to share with you hints and tips on not only the practical and theory of the Amazon and eBay business but also share with you what items I have sourced when I go out sourcing.

Will this be a daily blog?  I do not think so, but who knows I want to have to free as possible to add what content I like, when I like….. hope that makes sense.

Andrew Milburn has been selling on eBay and Amazon for many years
and is now helping many others from around the world learn the
freedom of selling on Amazon and eBay can bring. Andrew is currently
working with Jim Cockrum and Skip Mcgrath as an Amazon and eBay Consultant and offers coaching through their coaching programs. For further information please fill out the box to the left.

UK Product Source – Costco

Today we look at general wholesaler, and the chosen one is Costco. Costco is a bit different from most wholesalers as it is more a buyers club with a Costcomembership fee.

But the yearly fee is well worth it and you can find some awesome buys both on an off line. Also look out for their brand names the main one is “Kirkland”

  • Category :  General
  • UK Product Source : Costco
  • http://www.costco.co.uk
  • 01923 830477

Andrew Milburn has been selling on eBay and Amazon for many years
and is now helping many others from around the world learn the
freedom of selling on Amazon and eBay can bring. Andrew is currently
working with Jim Cockrum and Skip Mcgrath as an Amazon and eBay Consultant and offers coaching through their coaching programs. For further information please fill out the box to the left.

UK Product Source – Ancient Wisdom

Ancient Wisdom

Well you have been asking for UK product Sources and here they are.We shall be  listing many different product sources within the UK and Europe, that you can approach to open trade accounts with.

  • Category : Gift
  • UK Product Source – Ancient Wisdom
  • URL : http://www.ancientwisdom.biz
  • Contact : 0114 279165

Please remember these are business to business companies and to approach them in a professional manner. Fill out the enquiry form or send them an email outlining your business.

Andrew Milburn has been selling on eBay and Amazon for many years
and is now helping many others from around the world learn the
freedom of selling on Amazon and eBay can bring. Andrew is currently
working with Jim Cockrum and Skip Mcgrath as an Amazon and eBay Consultant and offers coaching through their coaching programs. For further information please fill out the box to the left.

UK Product Source – Joe Davies

Well you have been asking for UK Product Sources and here they are.
We shall beJoe Davies listing many different product sources within the UK and Europe, that you can
approach to open trade accounts with.

  • Category : Gift
  • UK Product Source – Joe Davies
  • URL : http://www.joedavies.co.uk
  • Contact : 0161 975 6300

Please remember these are business to business companies and to approach them in a professional manner. Fill out the enquiry form or send them an email outlining your business.

Andrew Milburn has been selling on eBay and Amazon for many years
and is now helping many others from around the world learn the
freedom of selling on Amazon and eBay can bring. Andrew is currently
working with Jim Cockrum and Skip Mcgrath as an Amazon and eBay Consultant and offers coaching through their coaching programs. For further information please fill out the box to the left.

How To Drill Down In The Best Sellers On Amazon

Did you know that you can drill down in the bestsellers on Amazon to find some really cool products that you can take and run with to make some great money?

We are all so used to just seeing the top 100 products within the main category, but by clicking on some of the sub-categories and sub-sub-categories we can go deeper and deeper to see what people are buying right now on the Amazon platform.

As a tip remember that these top 100 lists are just a stamp shot in time of what is selling. Amazon refresh this every hour, of every day, of every week of every year. But here in the UK we can see how long a product has been there. Sometimes it is brand new other times it has been there for hundreds and even for thousands of days. The longer it has been there the greater the chance of the product being long term seller. Also you can see if it is on the way up or down. Green is good, red is keep an eye open.

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at how to source products in a lot more detail. Product Sourcing is one of these things that as online resellers you need to get a real understanding of for if you don’t you will not have products to sell.

Remember I am here to help you anyway I can to get a grasp on how to source, where to source products from, but there is a great course that has helped many people come to terms and understand it a lot better. The course is called Product Sourcing Master Class and if you click on the link you will be taken to further information.

In closing check out the video below and leave us comments and any questions and we will help you get started

 

Andrew Milburn has been selling on eBay and Amazon for many years
and is now helping many others from around the world learn the
freedom of selling on Amazon and eBay can bring. Andrew is currently
working with Jim Cockrum and Skip Mcgrath and offers coaching through
their coaching programs. For further information please fill out the
box to the left.

Sourcing The Life Blood Of Your Amazon / eBay Business

As a Amazon / ebay consultant it has been worrying me recently when have beenSourcing The Life Blood Of Your Amazon / eBay Business talking with people and I hear they have been struggling with sourcing products to re-sell. Yes we can have a grasp of how the numbers all work, what sales rank is and how to buy within sales rank and make sure there are only a few FBA sellers, we can have top marks for that.

But if we cannot grasp hold of how to source and what sourcing is then our business will slowly die a death.Therefore I have decided to spend the next week or so, and look at what sourcing is, and how to do it in a way that is fun and enjoyable and at times can involve your family and friends.

We will look at many different ways of how to source, for example:

  • Retail Arbitrage
  • Online Arbitrage
  • Wholesale
  • Importing
  • Private Label
  • Craft
  • Trade Shows

As ecommerce sellers we need to learn not only just how to source but to make it a fun part of our business. If we do not enjoy getting out there and finding new products then our business will slowly die a death as there will be no products in our stores for people to buy. And if people keep coming back and find the same items time after time they soon get bored and will look elsewhere.

Over the course of this mini how to source course we will look at many different and creative ways to source products using a range of free and paid for tools. As I mentioned at the start it is good to know your numbers and it is a must, but numbers without products is no good, and products without knowing the numbers is no good either so we need both. And throughout this process you will see how we can do this.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section below or over on our Facebook Page and we will help you all we can. Lets make this interactive and above all lets have some fun.

How Amazon Can Change Your Life For Ever

Did you know Amazon can change your life for ever? Have you ever wondered FBAwhat it would be like to have a global retail business with products selling 24 hours a day, and you never having to send a single package out, rarely deal with customers, and even manage your business from the beach? And having a payment sent to your bank account every 14 days?  Well this is the world on Amazon FBA. Or Fulfillment By Amazon.

But before you all start packing your cases and heading to the beach, I do need to tell you something you still need to do some work – sorry. But the work is fun.  It means you can go shopping and buy lots of cool items, toys, gadgets, home and kitchenware, clothing, food, cosmetics and the list goes on and on. And yes you do need to add them to Amazon and print a label and stick onto the products, then pop them all into some boxes and wave them good bye as the UPS driver drives off into the sunset to one of the Amazon warehouses in your country.

To many this all may seem a dream or even a con, but honestly it is not, this is a business model that has been around for many years and is earning people part and full time incomes. But as I said there is some work involved and a few best practices that you need to follow to make sure your items that you buy sell better and faster. And over the coming weeks and months we will look at these in depth. And also do videos so you can watch what I am doing.

But for now I would like to recommend a course that has helped many people achieve their goals of having their own business and being able of giving up their full time work.

PAC

 

And for those of you who sell on eBay, how would you like the same process to happen? Well for a lot of the items you sell you can also list on Amazon, send the items into Amazon and then when you make a sale on eBay, you just pop over to Amazon, click a few buttons and enter in the name and address of buyer and Amazon do your packing and shipping……. so now you need never shut your eBay shop down even when on holiday. (Please note there are some products you cannot do this with, and again this will be explained in depth, but if you have any questions please ask)

Well there we are Amazon really can change your life, the life of your family, give it a go and see the difference it can make.

What Are The Best Items To Start With On Amazon?

One of the popular questions I get as a Coach and Consultant in the world on e commerce is “What are the best items to start with on Amazon?” Now I know there are millions of products out there and still millions more being introduced to the market place on a regular pattern. But I am going to be open and honest with you some will hate this other will love it …………………… Books, yes that simple hubble pile of paper is what is best to start with.

Now before you think I have gone mad and what about this product or that product or have I not heard that so and so is selling like hot cakes, I have, but to most sellers new or semi new a lot of these cool products are out of their range, either on price, quantity they need to buy, or getting approval.

But when you boil it all down and crunch everything together Books really are the best items to start with on Amazon, they are easy to source and low cost to buy.

Books to stay away from……..

  • Fiction
  • Book Club
  • Most Paper Back books
  • Readers Digest Type books

The best books to source are ……..

  • Non fiction
  • Theology Books
  • Law Books
  • Cookery Books
  • Text Books
  • University Books
  • College Books

Where to source these books ……

  • Car Boot Sales
  • Estate Sales
  • Charity Shops
  • Thrift Stores
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Neighbours
  • Theology Colleges
  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • Adverts in Craigslist
  • Flyers
  • Cards on Notice Boards
  • Word of Mouth
  • And the list goes on and on

Over the coming weeks and months we will in depth of how and where to source, but for now spread your net far and wide and look for books everywhere

When you source remember buy as low as possible when making offers make low offers you can always come up on price if need be but you can never come down.

Never commit over phone or email to a price you are prepared to make as you do not know the condition of the book until you sell it.

Lastly always meet in a public place and tell someone where you are going and try to go with someone. Stay safe

Hope this short article has helped you think when you are wondering what are the best items to start with on Amazon.