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.... Show More

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October 19, 2020 27 min

Sometimes it can be scary to think about actually hiring help in your Amazon FBA business. Expanding your business by adding more people can be a daunting process, with a long list of things to worry about. In today’s episode, we draw on our own practical experiences and share the best insider tips so you can overcome fear of hiring help for your Amazon business.

We dive into how you can hire the best individuals, from virtual assi...

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Sometimes the fear of making sourcing mistakes will actually lead you to making more sourcing mistakes. In today’s show, Stephen and Rebecca create a slightly different format where we present a few different scenarios that have to do with sourcing and what to do when faced with them. It's a little game we like to call "Should You Resell It?"

We talk about whether to resell an item with decent sales rank, great ROI, but...

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No Amazon seller likes it when their items start tanking in price. When prices go down, so do potential profits. On today’s episode of Full-Time FBA we dive into a 4-week Fear Series with the topic of how to tackle overcoming your fear of tanking prices. We go into how to avoid tanking prices and how to deal with situations when prices do in fact tank.

When you're out sourcing for inventory you might worry about going "too ...

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Selling oversized items on Amazon is often overlooked, but in today’s episode we talk about the benefits, dispel some of the misconceptions, and provide some tips for selling oversized items for supersized profits. From saving on storage fees, knowing which oversized items are worth reselling, and finding the right packaging, to saving money on inbound shipping and branching out into a new category, this episode covers it all.

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Q4 can easily be the most profitable 3 months of your Amazon selling year. In fact, some sellers say that their Q4 sales eclipse the sales from the first nine months combined. As Amazon sellers head into the final months of the year, we need to make sure we’re fully prepared, because it is the run-up to the biggest holiday selling season when millions of people scramble to ensure they get gifts for their families and loved ones.

To...

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Today, we tackle five major profit leaks that affect many Amazon FBA sellers, also giving you solutions that will increase your revenue stream. It doesn’t matter how big your Amazon boat is, if it’s got a leak, then it’s going to sink. 

We'll break down all of the hidden and forgotten fees that are stealing your profits and show you how to lower these fees with just a few tweaks to your Amazon FBA business.

One of the biggest p...

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Are you wondering whether selling Halloween-related stuff is even worth it this year? Well, Stephen and Rebecca are here to tell you that not only is it worth it, but it can also be a profitable opportunity! In today's episode, Stephen and Rebecca talk about some spooky, exciting, and awesome things you can do to grow your Amazon FBA business in the days leading up to Halloween.

In today's episode, they discuss the three ma...

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To remain competitive in the Amazon marketplace, it is imperative that you are constantly reassessing the pricing of your inventory. While some Amazon sellers choose to adjust their prices manually from time to time, Amazon sellers who are focused on achieving long-term success would rather rely on an automatic repricer to update their prices to remain competitive. The success of an automatic repricer depends solely on correctly se...

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In this episode, we dive into the buy and hold strategy, which is basically buying products now in order to hold them to sell at a point in the near or distant future. Sometimes a reseller will find an item that is not profitable now (or that could be even more profitable in the future) and might be tempted to buy the items now to sell them some time down the road.

Maybe you found an out-of-season item that might be profitable when...

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Making the transition from a retail arbitrage business model to a 100% wholesale model was not something that Dan ever envisioned when he first started selling on Amazon, but when Dan learned about the power of wholesale, he made the transition and has never looked back.

As our first-ever returning guest, Dan talks about transitioning from retail arbitrage to the wholesale model, strategies for getting a "yes" from wholesal...

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Wholesale sourcing does not have to be so hard. Most people who want to get into Amazon wholesale selling have met with the same old methodologies. But on today’s show, we’ll discuss a different formula for getting wholesale on Amazon right, which includes a simple, tried-and-tested model for reverse wholesale sourcing.

Today, Stephen interviews Dylan Frost from The Wholesale Formula. Dylan, together with his business partner Dan M...

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Amazon Brand Restrictions. It's something that a lot of sellers get frustrated about when they're trying to grow their Amazon business. Today's episode covers how you can increase your chances of getting approved to sell those restricted items, plus a whole lot more on the approval process itself.

Of course, the title of this episode refers how to get approved to sell restricted brands, but it will also help you with al...

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While you may have built your empire by selling on Amazon, today’s episode shows you how you can sell more by expanding to Poshmark — a marketplace for new and used clothing, accessories, beauty and wellness products, and even home goods. In today's episode, Stephen interviews Rebecca and they talk all things Poshmark.

After explaining what Poshmark is, Rebecca talks about how you can take items you can no longer sell on Amazon...

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We can all agree on one thing: returns stink. Imagine the scene — you’re an Amazon seller diligently checking your inbox when you get that painful message; another customer is returning one of your items. It's never a fun experience. In this episode, we'll show you how to deal with Amazon returns so that each time you get one of those return notifications, you’ll know exactly what to do.

We'll break-down the process of ...

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When most people start selling on Amazon they have visions of creating a sustainable income stream that will last them a long time, but few ever actually achieve that goal. In this episode, we are going to share our three keys to Amazon FBA success, plus some game-changing tips and tricks to help you with your Amazon business.

The bulk of this episode is focused on the main tips that have helped Rebecca and I work part-time hours i...

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Did you know you could actually buy items directly from Amazon and flip them back on Amazon for a profit? Today I'm talking with online arbitrage expert and seasoned Amazon seller Jo Ann Zimmerman. The former teacher discusses how she first learned about selling on Amazon, experimenting with private label selling before discovering her niche in retail and online arbitrage. Jo Ann talks about her favorite OA strategy, Amazon fli...

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Whether you're just starting to sell on Amazon or you've been selling for a while, you might have asked yourself if the number of Amazon sellers was getting to a saturation point. Every day, more sellers start selling on Amazon, but are there too many now or is there still room for new sellers?

For those of you who are gathering information, trying to decide, “Is this the right time for me? Am I going to start selling on Am...

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Are you letting any fears stand in your way of pursuing the dream of starting and succeeding with an Amazon FBA business? Even though you might have read all the books, listened to the podcasts, and signed up for every related newsletter, there are those who still struggle to find the courage to start selling on Amazon. While we get that it can seem daunting, remember that you can starts as small as you like. It’s all about buildin...

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Today we are going to look at the top myths that may be preventing you from growing your FBA business and meeting your goals. These myths range from the serious to the trivial, but if you're believing these lies, then you're not only missing out on more profits, but you're also ruining your success potential.

I've been selling on Amazon since 2011 and these are the most common misconceptions I’ve heard over the year...

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Why would anybody sell an item on Amazon for such a low price that they're actually losing money on the transaction? If you’ve ever been sourcing, found an item, but see it's for sale on Amazon at or around the same price you're seeing it sold for in the store you're at, then you’ve probably felt very confused as to why these sellers would be selling products at a loss.

Today, we walk through why sellers may be incl...

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