Reselling is an effective, if non-traditional path for manufacturing spend, meeting credit card sign-up minimum spend, and generally generating miles, points, cashback and hopefully profit. This guide is a collection of posts to help you effectively maximize the use of Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service for reselling.
- Beginner’s Guide to Fulfillment by Amazon: Setting up an account
- Beginner’s Guide to Fulfillment by Amazon: Analyzing and adding a product
- Beginner’s Guide to Fulfillment by Amazon: Shipping 101
- Beginner’s Guide to Fulfillment by Amazon: Shipping 201
- Beginner’s Guide to Fulfillment by Amazon: Ungating Product Categories
- Beginner’s Guide to Fulfillment by Amazon: Amazon Seller App
- Beginner’s Guide to Fulfillment by Amazon: Amazon Seller App Part 2
- Expert Guide to Fulfillment by Amazon: Dealing with Returns
Introduction to Retail Arbitrage
Enter: Amazon Seller App!
As you can see, there are plenty of things that the FBA Seller App will allow you to do. It is not as powerful as Amazon’s Seller Central, but, you still have a fair amount to do. I would argue the greatest value of this app, is the fact that you can search for products in store. You can do it via text, just like you would searching on Amazon.com, or, you could leverage your phone’s camera, and scan barcodes. I still don’t get tired of scanning barcodes, I mean, it’s just so easy! And most of the time, the App finds stuff. Easy!
Walking through the Retail Arbitrage Benefits of the Amazon Seller App
So, you’re wandering through a large store who’s name I won’t mention (because it’s more fun that way), and you see a product on sale. First you think, hmm, this could make sense to sell!
Are there other valuable aspects of the Amazon Seller App?
The Amazon Seller App is a hugely powerful tool, that just so happens to be free. Even if you start out doing Online Arbitrage, there is value in the app, because you can just tap in the product you are searching for, and get a simple to interpret page telling you the lowest selling price, whether Amazon is a seller, and what your anticipated Amazon Seller Fees will be. Most of the time, it will also tell you the rank. If you happen to consider retail arbitrage, then I’d argue it is even more powerful. Are there other paid options out there? Of course! There’s clearly a market for more robust applications, and if you need one, evaluate it and by all means enlist, but for me, I find this to be pretty darn effective.