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Amazon -> Ebay autopilot

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by daminee80, May 8, 2015.

  1. daminee80

    daminee80 Newbie

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    A few months ago a read an article on the Amazon -> Ebay dropship method. If I remember correctly, some dude on here was paying his college tuition just by doing that.

    blackhat-seo/making-money/731479-method-amazon-ebay-drop-shipping-done-right-spoon-fed-long-detailed.html

    Well, I tried the method manually, and it works... I am making a few hundred dollars in profit a month, nothing to write home about. But like all things in this forum, once you have a working method, it's about scaling. So as a programmer I figured why not develop a program to do this method automatically. So far, this is what I am going for:



    1. Put in item's ASIN and then all relevant text, images, and the item description will be taken from the Amazon and a listing will be created on Ebay.
    2. Pricing will be automatically set to Amazon Price + Ebay commission + desired Profit (with the ability to create new pricing models in later releases)
    3. Ebay pricing will be automatically updated to reflect any price change on Amazon. (I got screwed selling an item that listed on Amazon for $99 that went up to $119 a few days later)
    4. If the item is sold-out on Amazon (or at very low inventory), this will also be reflected in the Ebay listing. (Got a neutral rating added to my account because of this)
    5. Automatic re-listing of sold items. (Good for starter accounts that can't list many items)
    6. Automatic order table generation, listing all orders for the day with an easy to click link. (I didn't like to have to go looking for the items on Amazon again, once they were sold)
    7. Linking to Amazon Associates account so that you can make money twice, once for the sale on Ebay, and once again from Amazon for selling the item. (Yes this is possible, you just have to use your noggin, see #6)
    8. Plugin API to add new sites besides Ebay (My goal it to eventually make it scour the web for big price discrepancies, I made a killing last year selling Black & Decker toasters that sears had for $22-$24 and Amazon was selling for $39)
    9. Ebay to Ebay dropshipping (Auction <-> Buyit Now arbitrage, having tried this, but I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work. i.e. sell a ButItNow item (that you don't own yet) then buy it on Auction for cheaper.
    10. [Future version] Automated message and feedback posting.



    The purpose of me starting this thread is to:


    1. Receive feedback on features that I should add
    2. Get some alpha testers ( I will limit this to long standing members and any Admins if they are interested )
    3. Figure out what something like this would be worth??? Eventually after the final beta release, I plan to sell it to a limited few... selling it to the masses would sort of defeat the purpose of such a program.


    Side Note:

    I saw some people complaining about the not getting money into their account right away and having to wait twenty days. Well, the quickest want to become an approved seller is to ask a friend for help. Basically you list items that cost maybe $5 to $10, give someone you trust the cash and just have them buy it from you. If you don't have any friends or family, or, well anyone you can trust, just register an EIN with the state and then use that to create a bank account as a sole proprietor (well, you would register as an SP first, then get an EIN, then bank account) and just buy items from yourself. After you have achieved the quantity metric you then have to reach $1000 in total sales, so for the last item or two just sell something that you have that you really don't need anymore... at the end of the day, this might cost you a few dollars ($50 - $150) but at least you don't have to wait around for months to build up your trust rating and feedback score to get enough sales to do this method.
     
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  2. krishnacode360

    krishnacode360 Power Member

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    Good idea mate. Consider me for the alpha testing. I am looking for such tool.
     
  3. ziggle

    ziggle Newbie

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    Very interested in being a tester. This is something I've been looking into.
     
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  4. Shadexpwn

    Shadexpwn Elite Member

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    Harder to do manually, but what you've got here is simply stunning.

    Make sure it doesn't make you sell items which you lose money on.
     
  5. daminee80

    daminee80 Newbie

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    I will try to do a video of my progress and upload it this weekend.
     
  6. Teubira

    Teubira Newbie

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    I'm currently toying with amazon associates, I would like to give this a try to maybe scale it up
     
  7. aheebs

    aheebs Junior Member

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    I would love to get in on a beta of this, let me know if you need!
     
  8. blackjack

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    Looks good but just to warn you that point No 7 is against Amazon TOS. You can't buy from Amazon using your own affiliate link.

    "Linking to Amazon Associates account so that you can make money twice,"

    I would love do beta testing. Please let me know.

    Thanks
     
  9. IMpossible

    IMpossible Supreme Member

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    Have fun when your door-bell rings 100 times a day because of returns (2 years warranty).
     
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    This is great, would really like to test for you :)

    I've been reading through the product advertising API looking at ways to identify opportunities, i.e. compare product on amazon with same product sold listing on ebay, so we can be confident that it sells with a (user specified) profit margin. It would be great to tie this in with what you're doing.
     
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    Looks great, count me in on the Testing phase!

    I agree with the person above, i wouldn't want to use it if point # 7 is implemented
    as this will only get accounts banned. Please add me on skype!

    Cheers
     
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    Would love to beta test your tool.
     
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  15. marine584

    marine584 Registered Member

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    This software already exists save yourself some time and money. Its called Price Yakker
     
  16. Weblycos

    Weblycos Senior Member

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    Looks like a solid idea. Never did this type of stuff before. Will definitely love beta test
     
  17. blueskyorders

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    after reading your post.I am excited.I would like to buy it.thanks
     
  18. blueskyorders

    blueskyorders Newbie

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    Please consider me.I want this amazoing autopilot tool. it is certainly an amazing idea!
     
  19. spit666999

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    Consider me too, I'll gladly test your app :)
     
  20. The.Torment

    The.Torment Registered Member

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    Interested in this.

    FYI I think ebay images regulations are different than amazon (maybe description too?).