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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 11, 2019

Almost every new Amazon seller have things that stop them from jumping into wholesale and wholesale bundling. Typically, people are held back by fear - fear of the unknown - and by myths surrounding vendors. It may be that you are worried about saying something stupid when dealing with a vendor or it may be that you are stuck trying to find wholesale suppliers.


Today, we dispel the myths about buying wholesale for Amazon FBA. We reveal what it means to deal in wholesale and how to get vendor accounts. We share where you can find 100s of wholesalers and break the myths around minimum orders, margins, Amazon fees, and prep centers. We also highlight the value of building relationships with vendors and how to get around issues such as vendors that won’t send a product to a residential address.


“You are never going to know unless you ask. Don’t assume that you are going to get a no; you may be surprised by which wholesalers will work with Amazon sellers.” - Amy Feierman



This week on the Amazon Files:


  • How wholesalers’ attitude towards Amazon sellers have changed during the previous months.
  • Trade show stalking and how to get a list of 100s of wholesalers.
  • How to find wholesalers that have low minimum-order values.
  • How to get the best price from your vendors and when to ask for a better deal.
  • Why quantity and convenience make wholesale product sourcing more attractive than retail.
  • How your average selling price can save you on Amazon fees and make more profit.
  • Why you should speak to your vendor’s representative to find the best sellers.
  • The importance of shopping around and how creating bundles can increase your return on investment.
  • Why Google is the last place to find wholesale vendors and where you should find them instead.
  • How to get around vendors who only deliver to a residence and when to switch to a prep center.
  • How having a website can help Amazon bundlers get a yes from wholesale vendors.



Mommy Income Question of the Week:


  • When should I start using a prep center and when does it make sense to add this cost?






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