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Anyone selling on Amazon?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: May 30, 2022 11:41AM
We're considering selling my company's products on Amazon, and wondering if any MacResourcer does that and, aside from Amazon's online school, has any suggestions for starting or pitfalls to avoid. Thank you.



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Re: Anyone selling on Amazon?
Posted by: gadje
Date: May 30, 2022 12:27PM
I sold on Amazon about 10 years ago, both directly from my place to buyer and also via FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) which was a new thing back then. In fact that’s how I made 95% of the sales. Less headache on my side but also no control over returns. I got mostly positive feedback but I also got negative feedback when Amazon delivery was late or the item arrived damaged. Also I had a few cases where the buyer claimed they got used products even though what I sold was new. Maybe Amazon mixed my items with item from other sellers or the buyer was dishonest. I will never know and I no longer care. I stopped selling on Amazon since it became more and more difficult and they increased their fees and added new rules all the reason me.
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Re: Anyone selling on Amazon?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: May 30, 2022 12:51PM
I still do, almost exclusively brand new name brand products. I too use FBA (more profitable because less cost for me, can charge a higher price, faster sales velocity). Using FBA also ensures any negative feedback gets removed or struck through (not counting against your metrics).


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Also I had a few cases where the buyer claimed they got used products even though what I sold was new. Maybe Amazon mixed my items with item from other sellers or the buyer was dishonest.

You can enable a setting that prevents this. Though I’ve heard sometimes they still do. I’ve never had an issue.
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Re: Anyone selling on Amazon?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 31, 2022 03:28PM
What do people successfully sell on Amazon? I avoid third party sellers like the plague on Amazon, just as I do at other retailers. The reason is price. Third party sellers typically sell their wares 2-3 times more expensive than just about anywhere else. I really only make exceptions for companies that have a sales presence on Amazon since the price etc. is the same as buying at their site.
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Re: Anyone selling on Amazon?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: May 31, 2022 05:02PM
You name it, almost anything. For example I specialize in discontinued (and sometimes therefore hard to find items). Plus people pay more on Amazon than eBay, for the convenience and relative security. I prefer Amazon as the seller, but if not, at least someone that is Prime, and decent feedback.
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Re: Anyone selling on Amazon?
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 31, 2022 06:33PM
I've sold mostly college textbooks on Amazon, after my kids finished their semesters. Better prices, yes, than eBay. But the biggest advantage was their listing tool. I could look up the UPC or ISBN and have my item posted in seconds. On eBay, I need pictures and to write my description and make shipping choices and blah blah blah. Works great for things in the Amazon retail catalog. For vintage and collectable stuff Amazon is not really the right place.
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