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[METHOD] Sell like Professional on Amazon and make $1k+/Month

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Bet365, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. redrubies

    redrubies Supreme Member

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    OP, there are some things in your post that I would like to address:
    You don't need a UPC code. There is a way around that.
    That is against Amazon's terms and it can get the seller kicked off Amazon. It's under "guidelines." http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=200441880 Also, I am curious how you get the customer's phone number. Amazon didn't give it out when I was a Pro Merchant. I was also a Platinum merchant and didn't have it then either. Also, the customer's email address is encrypted and the seller doesn't even have access to that. All messages go through Amazon's messaging system and Amazon can read all the emails between you and your customer.

    Other things that you left out and are cruicial...
    1. Never make the name of your Amazon storefront anything like the name of your business and/or website. It is the kiss of death. I was the snitch for this, among other news stories. http://www.dailydot.com/business/how-amazon-exploits-small-online-retailers
    2. You will make a lot of money on Amazon. You are also selling your soul to the devil. Not worth it in my opinion.
    3. If you think PayPal is bad, Amazon is worse. They will freeze your money when you start to make a lot. It is hell trying to get your money. They will give it to you when they feel like it, IF they feel like it.
    4. Ever since they outsourced Seller Support to another country, you have to deal with a bunch of inept people. I will never forget the time someone said "What is a bead?" Or the time someone said "Just ask them to PayPal you the money" when Amazon refunded someone by mistake.
    5. The customer is always right, even when they are wrong. I have had people break jewelry in half and say the jewelry was broken during shipping. This was jewelry packed in a gift box, then tissue paper, then bubble wrap, then another box. Everything came back in perfect condition including the gift box, but a strong piece of jewelry inside the box looked like someone took a chainsaw to it. Amazon customers are smart. They know what will get them their refund. You as the seller have no say in the matter.
    6. That feedback will stay on Amazon even after you are dead. It will be there for all eternity. So will all your pictures. Do not sell those things anywhere else, especially on your website. You are competing with Amazon for the rest of your life. You won't win.
    7. Your customers from Amazon will not follow you after you leave. They bought from you because they bought it at Amazon.
    8. If you do get bad feedback, it won't be removed unless there was cussing in it. Even feedback that says it was delivered late, a day after the customer bought it.
    9. Have the item in stock before you sell it. Otherwise it is an accident waiting to happen. Because if you say there is a 7 day time before it ships, Amazon switches it to 3-7 days to make it look sooner than it is. Then the customer gets mad at you for being late.
    10. Good luck. You're going to need it.
     
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  2. Chaddicus

    Chaddicus Newbie

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    This I would be interested in...
    There is no debating the overall evil of Amazon. The sometimes impossible standards they hold us sellers to can be beyond ridiculous. Every once in a while you run into an amazon customer that makes you understand how cold, calculated murder happens. Amazon will basically own that product of yours FOREVER. Which can be a huge pitfall if you're a small retailer. (Although the article linked above has some tips with watermarking that could prove useful.)

    But... Money. You can make so much money with Amazon if you do it right. It's a give and take for sure. And you might not want to do it forever -- I know I don't -- but might as well strap a saddle to it and try to ride for the full 8 seconds.
     
  3. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    This has lots of potential. Not my slice of pie, I prefer to avoid actually working with the physical products, but it definetly is a lot of space for profit in this method.
     
  4. redrubies

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    You can't watermark. It is against Amazon's terms. That article quoted a nitwit who didn't know what he was talking about. He had no knowledge of Amazon. Yet another one who claimed he was an seo expert.

    As for making a lot of money there...I know. I was invited to sell in an invitation only category and a couple of years down the line, I was given Platinum status. I made a great deal of money. And I gave it all up when I left. I don't make anywhere near that now but never again will I go back. They still ask me. I still say no.
     
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  5. redrubies

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    There are several things that I don't believe in your post, but this I really don't believe. I was given some of Amazon's algorithm from someone on the inside. It is not possible to make 500k a year with a only a handful of products. Also, you said that you only sell one thing and make 1k a month. That is not possible either. I will refrain from posting here why I say that, but it's not true.
     
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    I stopped right there..
     
  7. sufisarfi

    sufisarfi Junior Member

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    For your satisfaction i am attaching screenshot from one of my amazon accounts .. .i have 4 of them each dedicated to a particular category.
    what happens when you rank for a 400k keyword? the same goes with amazon :)
    3oTJIm1.png
     
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  8. generalrahman

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    I guess no one will be tired of making money :D
     
  9. redrubies

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    Their terms say a seller can have only one account. How do you have four accounts when a seller has to provide a social security number or tax ID? My numbers on the bottom did not look like that. The font wasn't that big, and it wasn't in bolded black font. I just looked at one of my old statements that I have saved in another computer.
     
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    May I ask what kind of traffic are you driving to your amazon page?
     
  11. zarrakdesigner

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    You make my day.... if this work.. so i will give you 500$ TIP... :p


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    You would be best served reading what Dorothy (redrubies) is saying in this thread.
     
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  13. sufisarfi

    sufisarfi Junior Member

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    dude... i am an Indian and i just need a new bank account for a new account and about the fonts .. i think you need to login to your amazon account and check it again...
    i know it hurts that i make more money than you and i am just a newbie on this forum...but its the truth :)
     
  14. sufisarfi

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    wait i am not over yet... here is another one... this time a video from my another account... i am on a trip accessing my computer through team viewer i have a dedicated computer for every account :)
    youtube.com/watch?v=JvOndXgCIHg
     
  15. prithviraj0007

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    That is amazing.. Are you selling on Amazon US or India?
     
  16. redrubies

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    That's awesome if you do. I don't get jealous over such trivial matters. Nor do I ever discuss money amounts here or in rl, so no one knows what I make. But if you make more money than me, I am very happy for you. Helping others and what kind of heart a person has are much more important than how much money a person makes.
     
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    I really love when you call me Dorothy. I laugh every. single. time.
     
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  18. dhoomtv

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    thank you for shared your method bro
     
  19. redrubies

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    All you need is a bank account to have four Amazon accounts? http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200414320 You need more than that. It's prohibited. If you really want to have two accounts, you need to get more than a new bank account. You have to apply and get permission.
     
  20. washington2010

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    OP is an idiot. Delete thread.