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The Amazon Files, hosted by Kristin Ostrander, Amazon business strategist and one of the founders of Mommy Income, hits the airwaves every Tuesday with the real truth about selling on Amazon. This show isn’t about sugar-coated reality. It’s real truth - the good, the bad and the ugly - shared with practical action steps and strategies to help both new and experienced sellers tackle the world’s largest retail sales platform.

Feb 10, 2020

If you’ve just started poking around to see what it’s like to run an Amazon business, there’s a high chance you’re bombarded with hype. We’ve seen a lot of content on the interwebs - from YouTube videos to blogs - hyping up their Amazon businesses. There’s a ton of information out there highlighting their sales and how they can work from home, and while you’re interested in starting an Amazon business, you’re not sure where and how to start, or if it’s right for you. Don’t worry! We understand this struggle, and we’re here to help.

In this episode, we share what it’s like to sell on Amazon and if it’s the right business model for you. We reveal the different processes involved in running a business on Amazon and illustrate how much time and money you need to invest to start your business. We define what Amazon FBA and wholesale bundling are and explain why we recommend them. We also share the reasons we started a business online as well as the questions you need to ask yourself before you start selling on Amazon.


“Failure isn’t the opposite of success. It’s part of the journey.” - Amy Feierman


This week on the Amazon Files:

  • How to start selling on Amazon
  • What is the Fulfilment-By-Amazon program and what makes it different?
  • The benefits of using Amazon FBA
  • Why we recommend starting as a sole proprietor
  • How much time and money you need to invest on Amazon
  • Starting an Amazon business for $500 or less
  • The learning curve involved with starting an Amazon store
  • Why Kristin switched from eBay to Amazon
  • Product research, prepping, and other processes involved in running an Amazon business
  • The role data plays in your online business
  • The benefits of selling on Amazon
  • Free tools you can use for your Amazon business
  • How much money we spend on advertising and pay-per-click
  • Why we encourage beginners to start with wholesale bundles on Amazon


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