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.

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April 12, 2021 28 min

If you've ever tried manual online arbitrage (OA), you know that it can take up immense amounts of your time to find what you are looking for. On today’s show you’ll learn about a tool called Tactical Arbitrage which can, among other things, help you drastically reduce the amount of time you spend looking for items to resell.

Rebecca has been using Tactical Arbitrage for well over four years, and her and Stephen’s FBA business ...

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Today we dive into the topic of how to profit from selling seasonal items on Amazon. You might be wondering, what are seasonal items? Well, this category includes anything that isn’t usually promoted all year-round. From Easter eggs and Mother’s Day gifts to snow boots and bathing suits and everything in between, seasonal items (if done correctly) can bring in some big time seasonal profits.

In this episode you’ll learn when the be...

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A race to the bottom isn’t the kind of race you want to win. By beating your competitors' prices to the bottom, you can ruin your chances of making good ROI. In this episode, Stephen and Rebecca Smotherman go into detail about “racing to the bottom” and discuss some of the best ways to avoid it.

To kick things off, we first look at how racing to the bottom is a sometimes drastic lowering of prices between two or more competitor...

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When selling on Amazon, there are occasions you will struggle to move certain items from your inventory. This can happen for a multitude of reasons, and you can address this issue in a number of ways.

In this episode, we share a few top tips for helping the process along and cleaning out those lingering items no one seems to want! From using Keepa for better tracking and understanding of your inventory sales velocity, to using othe...

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In today’s episode, we are going to blow your mind with some incredible Amazon stats. Not only are they wildly impressive, but these facts and figures actually impact you as an Amazon seller and could get you excited about continuing to sell on Amazon.

We start off by sharing some of the stats around Amazon’s popularity and supplement them with some of the many reasons why so many people shop there. Next we dive into Amazon’s sales...

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Whether it is a business partner or your significant other, working with a partner can have a hugely positive impact on your Amazon business. In today’s episode, you’ll hear our advice for successfully working with a business partner, from communicating risk tolerance and prioritizing the personal relationship over the business relationship to managing your time together and scheduling regular meetings to make sure everyone is on t...

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One thing you can never get back is time. You need to manage your time wisely so that you can follow the quickest, most efficient path to success. Welcome back to another episode of the Full-Time FBA Show! We are excited about today’s episode, where we will be diving into some really nerdy stuff like time management, how to better use your time in your Amazon business, and make the most of your time.

As we discuss today’s conversat...

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Today we sit with Ian Bower, who has been selling items on Amazon that he sourced via wholesale companies for over five years. In the time that has passed, Ian has managed to scale his business and averages around $40,000 in sales a month. In this episode, we start off learning Ian’s professional history and what he was doing before he got into wholesale. From there, we hear about his first mistakes in FBA wholesale and what he lea...

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Selling products wholesale on Amazon can seem like a daunting undertaking -- not only because it seems like there are so many people who are already doing it, but because there are pervasive myths around aspects of the wholesaling industry that make it seem almost impossible to get started. Dan Meadors joins us on today’s show to debunk five of the most common myths and to offer advice and encouragement to those who want to start t...

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Wholesale is a great sourcing strategy to add to your FBA business. Kicking off our month-long wholesale series, today’s episode dives into some of the reasons you should add wholesale sourcing to your business. We talk about the tremendous return on investment wholesale provides, some of the advantages it has over online and retail arbitrage, and ways that wholesaling will save you time (you won’t have to drive around or repackage...

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Returns are the worst. But did you know it can still be possible to make nice profits from your returned items? Today, we want to help you make the most of those items that get returned, and then share some of the different ways you can make a profit in these scenarios. Just because something has been returned by a customer, for one of many possible reasons, does not mean you have to bear that cost – you can still find ways to make...

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January 25, 2021 16 min

Most Amazon sellers know that when you run an FBA business there will always be periodic times when sales are slow. This is inevitable, no matter what your strategy is, but there are definitely a few practices and habits to employ that will help you keep sales more consistent, as well as be less emotionally affected by slower periods. We decided to dedicate today’s show to dealing with slow sales on Amazon.

In today’s episode, you ...

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The relationship between time and money is always changing, especially in an Amazon FBA business. In the beginning, time seems to be more expendable than money, but as your business grows and becomes more successful, your end goal becomes finding more time so that you can focus on the most important tasks of growing your business.

We’ve been there, and today we share how to achieve the delicate balance of finding easy and creative ...

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There are many ingredients to becoming a successful Amazon seller. You need to buy the right products to sell, price your items competitively, learn and execute different sourcing strategies, and the list goes on… but today, we’re going to be discussing the one essential success strategy that nobody seems to talk about: Focus.

By eliminating the noise and focusing on what truly needs your attention, you can finally transform your F...

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As we stand at the beginning of the new year, you might be asking the same question many others are: Is Amazon trying to get rid of third-party sellers? Spoiler alert: The answer is "no." While common frustrations like increasing Amazon fees, storage limits, and brand restrictions seem to make it harder and harder to sell on Amazon, there are actually a multitude of solid reasons why Amazon needs third party sellers like yo...

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If you want to create success for your full-time FBA business, then setting goals should be your first step. Today we sit with full-time FBA seller Jo Ann Zimmerman to hear her secrets behind effective goal-setting. We open the show by talking about how Jo Ann sets goals for herself, first by looking at where she is in the present moment, assessing the past year, and then ultimately deciding where she’d like to be in the future. Sh...

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December 21, 2020 7 min

We have so many great guests join us on The Full-Time FBA show to share their wisdom but the person who joins us today is extra special because he is Stephen and Rebecca’s son, Peter Smotherman! Peter is here for a "snack-sized" episode to share some of the pieces of wisdom he has been learning in his 8th-grade class called ‘Skills for Success,’ along with a little help from Dad to apply these skills to Amazon FBA sellers.

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December 14, 2020 14 min

During the most lucrative part of the sales year, many sellers leave Q4 with high profits but without a clear plan on how to spend them. Today we give you our top tips on making the most of your Q4 profits. Early in our conversation, we highlight how investing in time-saving tools and software can unlock greater productivity and profit. After touching on how you can save money by switching from monthly to annual plans, we talk abou...

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Since December is one of our most lucrative sales months, today’s episode is devoted to helping your business end the year with a bang and not a whimper. We open by exploring why you should reprice your items, with host Stephen Smotherman sharing his liquidation repricing rules for offloading gift items and decorations. After touching on the benefits of using automatic pricers like BQool, we talk about why you may want to expand yo...

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Many Amazon sellers avoid deal lists for the well-founded fear that items appearing on these lists will soon flood the market, leading to inflated competition and price drops. Today we dive into the issue and show listeners how, with the right list, they can make healthy profits with little to no competition.

We open our conversation by exploring what deal lists are and why people use them. We then discuss the many forms that deal ...

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