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Let's talk about Amazon niches. Seasonal stuff and high price stuff.

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by ThreadKiller, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. ThreadKiller

    ThreadKiller Power Member

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    Hey all.

    Anybody feel like brainstorming a bit about Amazon niches? I have been making decent cash on Amazon the last six months, and I am looking to explode that now in the next six months. What I'd like to reflect about are seasonal niches and high price items. Not looking to be spoon-fed. I can share as well as receive.

    I am not from the USA, and like so many others, I want to profit from US clicks, so some of my questions come from that point of view.

    So let's start.

    I've already figured out that high price items are very nice to profit from. I do market a lot of cheap items in the 40 dollar range, but what really increases my Amazon balance at the end of the month are people that come specifically looking for the +200 dolllar item that I have tried to sell. IMHO it seems that actively marketing very expensive items, and occasionally sell one of them, is a lot more profitable than marketing and selling cheap products, and hope that the same customer is on a larger shopping spree that day.

    With high ticket items I've had some luck with Automobile parts. I find it amazing that you US people buy a gigantic truck (Ford F150) in larger numbers than any other vehicle. Of course a vehicle like that is gonna need a lot of fancy parts, like truck bed covers. And those are not cheap. And it seems that at the same time that Americans buy a new cover for the truck-bed, they might as well buy another steering wheel, or exhaust, or whatever at the same time. Good for me. Bad for their wallets.

    What would you guys reckon, apart from Automotive, are the biggest niches for high ticket items in the typical American household. Gardening-tools? Exercise-tools like home gyms?

    Also, what are the niches where people buy a lot of stuff at the same day? I have already figured out that Automotive is one of those. When you sit down to buy parts for your car, it is usually because you have figured out that you want to make an overhaul of your car, and you buy all the parts at once. I would assume it is the same with home repairs and home improvement. Furniture and kitchen appliances might have the same purchasing pattern.

    Already figured out that the US sports seasons are very seasonal. NBA, NFL, NHL etc do not have an equal amount of interest over the year. So not gonna dive too much into that. You might think you are obsessed, but compared to European football ( so called because they actually touch the ball with their feet) you guys are not as obsessed.

    When do Americans buy gun-parts? Seems like Amazon is full of gun parts, with everything from laser sights to Glock replacement triggers on offer. Is this purchased all year, or is it seasonal?

    Toys are of course seasonal as hell. December interest in toys should be at least 12x bigger than during the rest of the year, if we suppose that kids get just as many toys on X-mas as they do on their birthday.

    When do you buy most of your hunting gear, all year except winter?

    Same thing with fishing, what are the big months there?

    Gardening, is a spring thing mostly?

    Not gonna put a wall of text here, don't want to scare people off. Just interested in getting the conversation started.
     
  2. hieudaigia

    hieudaigia Junior Member

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    Interesting topic, thanks for your value info. I only pay attention to the shopping season at the end of year. Not as detail as you.
     
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    every thing is seasonal.

    you need diapers in childhood not full life.
    you need Pokemon in childhood not full life.
    you need cold clothes in winter not whole year.
    you need condoms today no one know if you will need next day.
    you need breakfast in morning but not in evening.
    you need air while inhaling not while exhaling.

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  4. ThreadKiller

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    Well definitely, but this is a complicated issue that somebody has hard data for.

    Motorcycle parts and accessories for example.

    The need for motorcycle parts is the highest at one time during the year. It could be just before you take your bike out for the first time for the season, and it could also be when you have driven it for a while, and sensed out what needs to be replaced.

    Also, the beginning of the season would also be defined in which climate zone you live.

    The indicators for the data would be the monthly breakdown of income for motorcycle stores for example, I guess divided into three product groups, motorcycles, motorcycle parts, motorcycle accessories.

    Trade organizations for the motorcycle industry would have all this data, but they might not share it.
     
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  5. Phobos

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    I'm not going to spoonfeed - but I will tell you everything you need to know. Spend time in researching the following, and you will know all the answers to your questions:

    -Google search "amazon bestsellers"
    -Check number of positive reviews and price > $300
    -Do monthly search volume check in Google Adwords and check the season in which it's highest.

    You're going to come across some gems that will make your eyes pop out. Don't ask anyone's opinion, start targeting them and rank for the terms. Within 3 months you'll be waking up every morning to massive commissions. I hit 3k per month in Amazon with the same strategy.
     
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  6. ThreadKiller

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    Already doing the bestsellers, but have not been correlating with search volume in Adwords. Too bad that the limits of bestsellers listing are so blatant. Would be way more useful if one could see 1K results instead of just 100 for example.

    Congrats on the 3K
     
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    appreciate your share
     
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    check google trends every time , they provide more data.
    -=-
     
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    Thank you for your valuable information