The Full-Time FBA Show - Amazon Reseller Strategies & Stories

The Full-Time FBA Show - Amazon Reseller Strategies & Stories

Sometimes selling on Amazon can be frustrating, but we're here to help. Hosted by Full-Time FBA's Stephen and Rebecca Smotherman, The Full-Time FBA Show is a podcast focused on helping you grow your Amazon FBA business to a point where you can make a full-time income with only part-time hours. We'll talk about the best Amazon FBA strategies and hear inspirational stories from those who have succeeded in making a full-time income with Amazon. The podcast features fresh content, proven strategies, and motivational interviews that are sure to help you take the next steps in growing your Amazon business.


May 13, 2024 13 mins

Books, books, books, today’s episode is all about books! We typically promote a replen model of sourcing at Full-Time FBA, but for some sellers getting started with books is the best way to build up your selling experience and your sourcing capital.

Today we will cover our favorite spots for sourcing books, what types of books to look for, and which books to ignore. If you’ve ever thought about selling books and want to hear all th...

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Whether you are a true Amazon newbie or you’ve been selling for a while and you’re considering adding something new to your business, you’ll want to tune in today to hear about this underrated mistake that can be costing you thousands in profits.

Big reveal: the mistake is getting stuck in the learning stage of selling on Amazon and delaying taking any action on what you’re learning. In this episode you’ll hear several reasons why ...

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Stephen and Rebecca at Full-Time FBA have been selling via Amazon FBA for over a decade, and from time to time they still hear folks refer to Amazon reselling as “passive income” – but is that a good way to describe an FBA business?

On today’s episode you will hear them discuss the ways Amazon FBA can be a form of passive income (including ways to make it even more “passive”), but they are also frank about the up-front work it requ...

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Do you feel unstoppable in your Amazon FBA business, or is there something holding you back? We know that many of our listeners have the goal of making a full-time income selling on Amazon, and many of you simply want to earn a good chunk of profits with Amazon as your side hustle. Either way, we at Full-Time FBA want to help you meet your goals and become unstoppable at Amazon selling!

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If you pay any attention to the news, you probably notice that a constant headline in the US is how the economy is or isn’t doing at any given time. On today’s episode of the show, we’re going to discuss why we at Full-Time FBA don’t get too worried over news of the economy – because we have enough experience in the FBA business to know that there will always be ups and downs.

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In our FBA business we try to keep to a goal of selling through inventory within 30-60 days of reaching the Amazon warehouse – but what happens if we don’t reach that goal? It can happen to all of us, although hopefully not too frequently.

Today on The Full-Time FBA Show we are discussing how to handle our slow moving (or aged) inventory, in particular how to ma...

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No foolin’ and no jokin’ – you don’t want to miss this episode of The Full-Time FBA Show. Today we’re discussing two foolish ways you could run your Amazon FBA business that could lead to its ruin.

One of the most foolish things you could as an Amazon business owner is let your profits slip right through your fingers – instead of into your pockets. Tune in to the show to find out how you can stop these two profit drains and be a wi...

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Everyone has habits, good or bad, in their daily life and in their business. If you’re not intentional about your habits in your Amazon FBA business, chances are that you have some bad habits you need to work through.

Today on The Full-Time FBA Show we’re going to be covering the best habits that Amazon FBA sellers can develop in order to grow their business and make the most profits. Make sure you listen all the way to the end to ...

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Making assumptions can really cost your FBA business time and money. Typically assumptions come from incomplete information – sometimes those assumptions can turn out to be correct, but all too often they can be incorrect and we end up losing out big time. On today’s episode we’re going to cover several common incorrect assumptions that happen in the course of running an Amazon FBA business and how you can avoid those assumptions a...

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In today’s episode we’re following up on one of the questions posed in last week’s episode: Are you reinventing the wheel when you should be following smooth, clear systems and processes? The best way not to waste time in this situation is to create standard operating procedures for your business – also known as SOPs.

We’re diving into why you should create SOPs for your business, a specific example of an SOP from our Full-Time FBA...

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Time may very well be the most precious commodity we have in our lives. Whether you’re running an FBA business or not, you are likely to be serious about not wasting time whenever possible. Many, many things are pulling at our attention – some of them good and some of them not so good.

In today’s episode of The Full-Time FBA Show, we’re going to give you several questions to ask yourself so that you can analyze whether or not you’r...

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Did you get an email (or two) from Amazon about their “new” SIPP program? Many sellers received these emails in December 2023 and February 2024 inviting them to join the program, also known as “Ship in Product Packaging.” We’re not signing up, and we don’t recommend it to most sellers, either. Tune in to today’s episode to hear why we’re opting out and which (very limited) sellers could benefit from opting in.

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In our previous episode, we looked into the top red flags you should watch out for when signing up for an account with a new wholesale supplier – but what do you do if you’ve been working for a while with a supplier and things start to go sideways?

Today we’ll discuss how to decide if it’s time to walk away, along with the best business practices to use in this not-so-fun situation. Listen to the end to find out why signing up for ...

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February 12, 2024 10 mins

Do you know how to spot red flags in potential wholesale suppliers when you see them? Sometimes a wholesale supplier looks too good to be true, and other times something looks just a bit off for that supplier.

On today’s episode we’re going to discuss the top red flags you should be aware of when you’re considering working with a new supplier for your Amazon FBA business, so that you don’t end up losing your precious time and money...

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Have you received an email from Amazon inviting you to become a “Stickerless Seller”? If so, you’ll want to check out today’s episode before signing up for this not-so-new program!

Amazon touts the benefits of going stickerless, but do those benefits apply more to Amazon than to the third-party sellers on their platform? (Spoiler: Of course they do!)

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Have you heard of the so-called “done for you” automated Amazon agencies claiming to give you a fast-and-easy return on your investment? These all-in-one services make big promises that all you have to do is pay thousands of dollars, and you’ll have all the work of opening and running an Amazon business done for you. All you have to do is pay thousands of dollars. All you have to do. Yep, it’s that easy…or is it??!!

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“Your listings are deactivated for potential pricing error.” Just seeing that phrase in the subject line of an email from Amazon can cause you to lose your mind! On today’s episode we’re talking about what to do if you get an alert from Amazon that an item in your inventory has been deactivated due to a high pricing error.

Today we will spell out for you the steps to take to reactivate your inventory and continue to earn excellent ...

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You’ve probably heard it time and again in the recent headlines… “What is going on with this economy?!” Questions over the economic climate may be causing you to wonder if now is still a good time to be selling on Amazon. Well, in today’s podcast episode, we’re here to tell you the answer is YES. We’ll take an honest look at the challenges of the current economy, plus the three crucial ways you can work to thrive in your Amazon FBA...

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We all make mistakes…and we all want to avoid mistakes, right? If this is you as an Amazon seller, then you’re in the right place! On today’s episode we’re discussing 5 more mistakes that even smart Amazon sellers make – and how to avoid those mistakes. If you’re making these mistakes, you will want to stop what you’re doing and learn how to turn those mishaps around. Fix these mistakes and you'll start saving more time and making ...

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In this episode, we unpack the secrets of effective goal-setting for your Amazon business using the SMARTER goals framework and uncover the steps required to turn your Amazon aspirations into actionable plans! From setting precise goals to breaking them down into achievable steps and calendar deadlines, finding accountability, and scheduling regular goal reviews, this episode provides a roadmap to success for your Amazon business.


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