Sourcing Amazon FBA Replenishables
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Sourcing Amazon FBA Replenishables

Learn how to build a base of profitable products that you can source regularly to give you a steady FBA income.
4.4 (74 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
747 students enrolled
Created by Jason Wilkey
Last updated 10/2015
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • source replenishable products for resell on Amazon FBA
  • build a list of items to purchase BEFORE walking into a retail store
  • lower their COG on products to increase profit margins
  • use sourcing techniques that other resellers are not using
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Requirements
  • You should have a working knowledge of how to sell on Amazon FBA
  • You should be ungated in one or all of the Grocery, Heath and Beauty categories
  • You should download and install the Chrome browser
Description

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.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for Amazon sellers that have at least a working knowledge of basic arbitrage
  • To benefit the most, sellers should already be ungated in grocery and health/beauty catagories
  • Although a totally newbie will benefit from the course, some of the techniques are very advanced
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Curriculum For This Course
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The Basics
4 Lectures 27:27

We need to make sure we are on the same page about what is a replenishable product and what isn't.

Defining What A Replenishable Product Is
05:24

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.

Preview 09:50

A quick overview of looking at the charts to help in making buying decisions

Chart Basics
10:32
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Sourcing Techniques
18 Lectures 03:21:26

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:

fatwallet


You can sign up for Raise here:


raise



Using Cash Back Sites And Discounted Gift Cards To Lower Your Cost Of Goods
07:33

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

Determining The Numbers Of Units To Buy
12:25

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.

Using Amazon Search And Brand Names To Find Replens
13:34

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.

Using Clearance Items And Past Sales To Find Replens
07:32

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.

Sourcing Store Brands As Replens
17:43

Sometimes the simplist way to find replen products if to just look each product on a website

Systematically Searching On Big Box Store Websites
10:16

Sourcing VIA Other Sellers
16:44

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!)

Finding Sources The Extensions Miss
10:12

Amazon is one of the biggest retailers and you should be using them as a source for products.

Sourcing From Amazon
11:55

OAXray is a paid program that can automate your searching. It isn't prefect but it can save you a lot of time.

OAXray
10:05

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.

Making And Selling Bundles
13:58

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.

Bringing Similar Hot Selling Products To Amazon By Making New Listings
05:03

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.

Private Labeling Similar Hot Products
10:11

If you have cleared off all the shelves of your local stores of a product, it is time to start looking a wholesale supplier.

Finding Wholesale Sources For Products
11:30

Sourcing Local Products
09:03

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.

FBA Toolkit Hack For Sourcing
14:53

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.

Couponing
12:24

Not every item that is replenishable has to be grocery or HBA. Use this thought process to find other sources of products,

Replen Books???
06:25
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Tips, Tricks and Store Specific Hacks
8 Lectures 49:17

Some of these simple shipping tips can help lower your cost of goods and put more money into your pocket.

Shipping Hacks
13:25

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

Dollar Tree Sourcing Hack
06:33

There are a few ways to get the prices down lower at Target.

Target Hacks
04:20

There aren't too many ways to hack Walmart, but you can save a little money and problems if you follow these.


Walmart Hacks
05:46

Although Big Lots may not be a big source of replens, here are a few hacks to use if you source there.

Big Lots Hacks
04:59

Drugstore.com is a great place to scource from online but you need to always work to get the best pr

Drugstore.com Hacks
02:52

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.

Meijer Hacks
04:41

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.

Walgreen Hacks
06:41
About the Instructor
Jason Wilkey
4.3 Average rating
215 Reviews
2,910 Students
4 Courses
Making A Full Time Living With FBA and Merch By Amazon

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.