This course is designed to help teach you techniques that will help you find products that you can source regularly and make you a steady income on Amazon FBA. The course consists of 29 videos that average around 10 minutes each. These videos are live screen shares of the exact processes I use to source products on a daily basis.
The videos are almost all based on sourcing from your computer, even though we may actually be getting product from retail stores. While the course does have some online arbitrage, it is generally using techniques that many sellers are not aware of. I won't be telling you to check Keepa 7 times a day or subscribe to a paid list.
By using the screen share method of teaching, it is like we are sitting down and working one on one through the different techniques. My goal is to teach you how a full time FBA seller is thinking when they have to find products.
I have purposely left the normal " beginner" stuff out of the course as much as possible. I don't believe that it adds much value to the audience that I am trying to reach, so if you are wanting to learn how to list a product or open an Amazon account, this may not be the course for you.
You will learn how to think out of the box about sourcing and learn that there is better ways than scanning every item in a stores aisle.
I don't expect you to do every single technique presented here, but by the time you have completed the course, you should expect to be able to build a list of replenishable items that you can count on for steady income.
We need to make sure we are on the same page about what is a replenishable product and what isn't.
The Chrome browser is the tool of choice for online arbitrage (OA) and there are extensions that can make your life a like easier. We need to set this up before we move forward.
A quick overview of looking at the charts to help in making buying decisions
You can lower your cost of goods by using cash back sites and discounted gift cards. Many times this turns a marginal product into a winner.
You can sign up for Fatwallet here:
You can sign up for Raise here:
You shouldn't blindly be buying every unit that is on the shelf. You can use a a free website and some deductive reasoning with get an estimate of the possible nomber of units you might be able to expect to sell
The normal thought process is to scan every item in an aisle to find products. The problem is that many aren't listed under the correct UPC ( or they are part of a bundle) Amazon has a search function that can be used to find products before even entering into a store.
A lot of times one off items that you find in clearance can lead you to replens because other stores are still selling them. You can also look through your out of inventory items and the Chrome extensions can find a source for you.
Store brands are off limits for Amazon to sell, so that eliminates one potential risk. Many times you can just search the Amazon catalog with the brand name and find potential replens. You may have to wait until these products go on sale or use discounts to get the lowest cost of goods.
Sometimes the simplist way to find replen products if to just look each product on a website
Sometimes the Chrome extensions don't seem to search or find some website. This video shows an example of a product found locally when scanning and how it was found from on the store's website but at a lower price (more profit!)
Amazon is one of the biggest retailers and you should be using them as a source for products.
OAXray is a paid program that can automate your searching. It isn't prefect but it can save you a lot of time.
Bundles are called the poor man's private label and they are a good when to reduce the competition. You can create your own or jump onto someone else's bundle.
When there are hot selling products, you can look for similar products ( different name brand) that aren't listed on Amazon yet. You may be able to find these by searching online or may find them in the retail stores.
This is very similar to finding similar hot selling products and bring them to the Amazon catalog except you will be the only seller on the listing. This raises the barrier to entry ( more work) and reduces competition even more.
If you have cleared off all the shelves of your local stores of a product, it is time to start looking a wholesale supplier.
People use FBA Toolkit figure out how many units of product are being sold. If you use this hack and think about things differently, you will see that FBA Toolkit provides you a unbelievable list of products that you can source.
Using coupons and hacking stores loss leaders cycles are a possible way to source products. There is a little more work involved but you may be able to sell lower than the competition and still have good margins.
Not every item that is replenishable has to be grocery or HBA. Use this thought process to find other sources of products,
Some of these simple shipping tips can help lower your cost of goods and put more money into your pocket.
Many sellers source from Dollar Tree but don't know that you can buy by the case and have it sent to your local store for free. You could use this if your local store can't supply enough for you or if you are bundling, you could order the larger quantities you might need
There are a few ways to get the prices down lower at Target.
There aren't too many ways to hack Walmart, but you can save a little money and problems if you follow these.
Although Big Lots may not be a big source of replens, here are a few hacks to use if you source there.
Drugstore.com is a great place to scource from online but you need to always work to get the best pr
Meijer is a good place to source for replens because they don't really sell online and the Chrome extensions don't search their website to show other resellers the prices.
Walgreens is one of the best places to source for replens. They have lots of sales and a very nice rewards program. They also sell online and show up in most of the Chrome extension.
I am a full time Amazon FBA seller and Merch seller. I have been making a living online for the last 2 years. I have a degree in Accounting and worked in manufacturing for over 20 years prior to being self employed.
I have created Udemy courses to help other people like myself. I hope to speed up their learning curve and get them making money online faster without doing as much trial and error that I had to go through.