How to Sell Items on Amazon FBA and Build a Real Business Online

In Business and Marketing by Fathi Arfaoui2 CommentsLast Updated: September 15th, 2017

There is no need to waste your time learning thousands of lessons about the Amazon business, all you have to do is to think as a seller and a buyer at the same time. If you take a look at some products that people sell there, you will find that the majority are easy to use, small in size, and cheap, at the same time.

You might think about shipping and all these hard things that you can’t monitor. So, what’s the truth about making money with Amazon, and how professional sellers did it?

First, you need to know the Amazon FBA service, it’s the secrets behind the success of thousands of people who make millions of dollars and not thousands. Yes, that seems a huge income that even a CEO can’t get, but the work is not hard as you expect.

But, the success depends on your intelligence and the product that you want to sell. All the other things are nothing to consider really. Please note that this service is not available in some countries.

What’s the Amazon FBA?

The Fulfillment by Amazon is a service that makes the life smarter, easier and profitable for sellers. Unlike any other method, you can sell physical products from around the world, even, without touching them. However, I recommend buying the product from a supplier first and test it personally before selling it to people. That’s the honest and the best way to start. I can organize the full process in the following steps.

  1. Create an account with the Amazon FBA program
  2. Search for the top-selling products with low competition
  3. Search for suppliers who can ship the product
  4. Send the product from the supplier to Amazon directly
  5. Let Amazon sell and cheap your products to your customers
  6. Wake up in the morning and see good news in your income report

Now, let’s make things easier and look inside every step.

Selling Items on Amazon

Find top-selling Amazon products

You should not only search for products that people buy every day but also, that can make you good profit. Luckily, Mark Ling who is a super affiliate created with top Amazon millionaires a list of top 20 most profitable Amazon niches in 2015 with guaranteed success. The list was created based on these criteria.

  1. Highs sales volume
  2. Acceptable price for buyers and sellers
  3. Low completion
  4. You can add your own brand on it
  5. Have a good number of reviews below 1000.

So, what these criteria result is the following top 20 hot niches on Amazon.

  1. Toy Hammock
  2. Portable USB charger
  3. Adjustable phone holder
  4. Antiviral face mask
  5. Probiotic supplement capsule
  6. Water bottle cleaning brush
  7. Flameless tea light candles
  8. Flameless candle
  9. Vegetable Cutter
  10. French Press
  11. Velvet Hangers
  12. Fleece pet pad
  13. Oven safe containers
  14. Bicycle light
  15. Interlocking Exercise Mat
  16. Microfiber Yoga mat towel
  17. Tactical belt
  18. Microfiber cleaning cloth
  19. Bungee cord set
  20. Pruning shears

Search the product type on Amazon and see what you can learn from their prices. You will find that they’re selling like hot cakes, and best of all, they’re not expensive. Also, the number of sales per day, that the top seller generates, ranges from hundreds to thousands of items.

In the lower case, there are dozens of sales every day. Make some math, calculate the sales income, and find your profit when you buy products at a cheap price and sell them with profit.

Search wholesale suppliers

You shouldn’t pick any supplier, but those with whom you can add your brand to the product. Private label wholesale manufacturers are what you need.

I highly recommend Salehoo as the best place on the web to find legitimate and trusted wholesale supplier. They have thousands of manufacturers and millions of products that you can buy at cheap prices, and then, sell them with good profit.

genuine wholesale suppliersIf you use the above recommended place, you will find the exact products that make you money. They’ve been testing all those companies and they optimized everything for you.

On the other side, if you want to find a few retailer, you will need lots of time and hope that you will not being scammed. You can use Alibaba, it’s bigger than eBay and you can find great prices from China and all other countries that sell wholesale items.

when you create your seller account with Amazon, they will send you the address and details to cheap your products there. So, use that address and send it to the supplier. They will ship the products to Amazon.

Product designs, covers…

Remember that you need to add great photos to your product listing. Keep it professional and hire someone who can create the logo, the design, and other needed things. Add at least 10 photos from different angles, and show your customers how the product will look like exactly.

The more details you add in photos, the better for you. You can also, ask the manufacturer to send you their product photos if you want. But, testing the product is the best way to have an idea about it.

List your product on Amazon

Amazon let you list your items and chose between two accounts.

The first one is the ”individual seller” that allows you to sell up to 40 item per months. Amazon takes a small fee of every sale.

The second account is the ”professional seller” with unlimited sales, but, with monthly fixed fees, other fees apply. Just create the appropriate account for your business.

The next step is to create the product name, it should be easy to read and attractive. See how seller lists their items and follows their methods. Add your product name in the description and optimize it for a better ranking in the search.

Starting a business with Amazon

If you follow these simple steps, you should build a successful Amazon business as a seller. But, keep in mind that you need an investment to buy the product in the beginning. Start with cheap prices and buy some 40, or so items, and test the designs and the photos.

Now, it’s time to share this post with your friends and help them to learn more about starting a business that succeeds.

About Fathi Arfaoui

Fathi Arfaoui: A Physicist, Blogger, and the founder and owner of Trustiko.com. He shares Business, Blogging, WordPress, Web Safety, and Blogging tips to build better websites and blogs. Also, he shares online marketing strategies and recommendations.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the helpful article Fathi! Would it make more sense to do drop shipping running off the back of a successful blog or even an option on eBay, or would Amazon be the way to go in it’s affiliate market, simply because of the reputation behind it and even less hassle than eBay? I tried to enquire in France ( http://serviceclientcontacter.website/amazon-numero-service-client ) – But they didn’t seem to know what I was talking about. Perhaps it’s not over all of western Europe?

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      Go with Amazon, it’s better, more secure, and with a huge market. Of course, it’s not well know in your country, as they use eBay, however, you will get more benefits working with the leader in the online sellings which is Amazon. Just spend your time earning from successful sellers and everything will be OK.

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