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Amazon Product worth targeting?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by GTRM3, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. GTRM3

    GTRM3 Junior Member

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    I found a product which sells for around $15-30 on amazon, are these low price products worth targeting? Or should I aim for more expensive products i.e $100+?

    I researched the keyword, has low competition with around 3,000 per month along with other related/similiar low comp keywords

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    acotut Elite Member

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    Well,it depends on your goal,but consider that your commision is going to be like 1.8$ for each sale.
    So,i'd go with more expansive items,especially on low volume keywords.
     
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    Smart SEO Senior Member

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    I had a very similar situation to you and got around 5$ commission for each sale which wasn't that good so I decided to sell it myself lol. The product I was promoting costs much cheaper on wholesale sites and ebay. So I bought the item from eBay and sold it for a high price on amazon. Each sale now made me around $15 profit which is a huge improvement. Only annoying thing is that you have to take care of postage and packaging but I think it's worth it.
     
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    nam6641 Supreme Member

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    If someone creates an order with that item and 10 more items you'll get commission on the entire order so you should also consider relational purchases...

    Example: a cheap product that requires an additional product or add-on which has a decent likelihood of being purchased. Dumb example, but maybe a cheap plug that requires an expensive adapter. So you direct them to the plug, and maybe 25% or 50% of the people who buy the plug will also buy the adapter in the same order.
     
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    You have much flexibility here to choose according to what works better for you. A low priced item that is selling like mad on Amazon will make up in volume what you don't get in larger commissions. Large commission make up for fewer sales, but if you don't pick the right product or don't draw the traffic to it, you may pick up zero sales. Choose wisely.

    And while the prospect of getting extra sales from people ordering other items while still under your cookie is real, it's if come/when come money that should not be relied on. Plan your Amazon campaigns around the products you are actually promoting or focusing on, and let the extra commissions come in whenever they decide to come in.