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How to use contact at Amazon to make money?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by whitetigerz85, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. whitetigerz85

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    Hi everyone!

    A friend of mine has taken up a job in Amazon recently at top tier in my country. I have very good terms with him and he will help in any way that is legal and does not jeopardize his position. I have read many posts here regarding people making money with amazon. Is there any way I can capitalize on this? I have fair amount of capital to invest and I believe if pointed in right direction I can make something great out of this with this contact of mine. Please help.
     
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    Define top tier job ? Is he the main man running Amazon UK as an example ?

    Which country ?
     
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    I would not like to mention his designation and country. But he is in top 3 people at Amazon in my country. Its not UK but a country where Amazon is currently going all guns out trying to wipe off local players. If you guess it i wont confirm it.
     
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    He's C-level in your country and has no idea how to benefit from it ?!

    That is why I believe that every person thinking about running business or working at higher position, should make a degree in business...
     
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    If there's one thing I learned; there are no short cuts in IM.
     
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    Wow...who says he doesnt have an idea? I am not the only friend he has. He is not going to call me and hand me over the keys to everything. But if i ask him for a favor he would help. I thought about supplying things like corrugated boxes/cartons to Amazon. Air filled packets , labels, adhesive tape,bar code stickers etc etc. But those are already saturated businesses which demand a lot of capital and have very competitive returns (2-3%) . I have no experience in online businesses. Hence thought maybe people here who have much more experience than me in this field can provide some guidance.
     
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    Sigh... I do have a Business degree. What I dont have is experience in online businesses.and hence here I am looking for some wisdom.
     
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    I dont know...maybe what you call a shortcut i call an opportunity.
     
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    One of my cousins also happens to be really high up at Amazon. You could pick his brain, but I doubt there's any direct way you could make money from that relationship unless you become a massive player and need a direct connection or something. But, my cousin is in US, so it may be and probably is different with an emerging market.
     
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    You live in India.
    It's Amazon India.
     
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    hmmm..
     
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    Great you are on the right track.. Ask him what packaging material they need and they purchase from an external vendor and then you can give quotation for the same items at lesser cost than the other supplier

    Also Amazon take help from some third-party shipping companies in many cases as they can't deliver in all the areas so you can untap that opportunity too.

    You can act as an official shipping partner with them. Since your friend is there, he will help you in setting up the things

    Good luck
     
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    Sure you have, I guess that is what they've learned you.
    Some ideas from here would be considered as a serious crime (Amazon in India still has shareholders )

    Too bad that there is just a small amount of real business schools outside US and UK.

    If you have a business degree than you should know... IM is just a part of marketing strategy, has nothing to do with a business itself. You should know that as business functions are presented on 1/2 semester of BD...
     
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    Be a supplier of something and seal the deal or become an exclusive reseller in the country and use him to distribute using amazon.
     
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    Long enough to ask for his help and trust him to help me as long as its legal and does not jeopardize his position in the company.
     
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    Thank you . Good idea :)