Amazon FBA vs. eBay | Increased Profit Potential

This is the last installment in my series covering the differences between the eBay and Amazon selling platforms. I asked veteran Amazon sellers what differences they found between selling on eBay and Amazon FBA. There were ten areas identified as noticeably different between the two platforms:

Why are you in business? To make the world a better place? Possibly. To bring your inventions to the masses? Could be. When it comes down to it, most business owners are looking to turn a profit on their investment each year. Let’s face it, it wouldn’t be much fun to lose money after spending countless hours on your business, would it? One of my goals is to increase my profits year over year so that my business can continue to grow. To do this I need to be able to sell more items. When I analyzed my business last year during Q3, I realized that in order to grow my business and continue to increase my profits year over year I would need to delegate. I am only one person with two hands and only so many hours in the day.

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Amazon FBA vs. eBay | Control

This is the eighth installment in my series about the differences between the eBay and Amazon selling platforms. For each of the next six weeks I will continue to discuss these areas and … Read more…

Back to Basics – Using Yard Sales to Source for Amazon FBA

Friday from April through October is one of my favorite days because I get to scope out the yard sales for the weekend. Here in Southeastern PA most of our yard sales take place on Saturdays with infrequent ones occurring on Friday or Sunday. Friday is when I sit down and scour Craigslist, local newspapers, etc to see where the sales are happening the coming day.

Here is a list of the resources I use to find yard sales in my area:

  • Local Newspapers (I prefer their online websites to print versions)
  • Signs (some people don't post their sale online!)

I've been selling online since 2011 and garage sales have always been a great source of inventory for my eBay business. I've gotten away from garage sales as I've focused on switching over from an eBay focused business to an FBA-centric business. This weekend I'm going back to basics and using my yard sale adventures to source for Amazon FBA inventory.

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