4 Superb Tips for Amazon Sellers Sourcing Products

Amazon Product Trends for 2016

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1. Shopping in Pyjamas is Unbeatable

Back before computers and the internet were everyday things, people had to get dressed up in clothes and head out into public to pick up whatever was missing from their stock. Yikes—we know, eh? What an awful ordeal.

Now, however, life has improved considerably. You can carry out online sourcing from the comfort of your own home, and without having to change out of your pyjamas. Not only is it much simpler (all you need is a computer with internet connection), but it also makes your life a whole lot more flexible. Got a sick child home for the day or a parent in need of care? No problem, set up your laptop wherever works best for you and avoid leaving your home and all that requires your attention.

2. There are Better Deals Online Than Off

You can always clip coupons and head to your closest big box store to get some neat savings, but do you really want to visit stores one at a time, hoping you don’t get seduced by new, shiny products?

No, you want to keep focused, and the online world is where you can do that. Just plug in your searches, narrow things down to exactly what you want, and start sourcing away. Plus, it’s a whole lot easier to get amazing deals on larger quantities of products online than in brick-and-mortar stores, giving you a huge advantage for your Amazon store.

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3. The Little Details Don’t Matter Any more

Let’s say you go to a flea market (do they still take place any more?) and find some neat knick-knacks that’d look good in your Amazon store. Because you’re picking them up in person, you don’t have to worry about paying shipping costs. Great. But how are you going to get them to Amazon? If they’re all different or weird shapes, what boxes are you going to use? Buying online means they already come in boxes, so you can just reuse them without worry.

But let’s say that’s not a worry and you just so happen to have weird-shaped boxes at home. What happens if you package off one of those flea market items and your buyer sends it back because there’s something wrong with it? You’re out the cost of the item (among other costs), but if you source online, then you at least have a shot at recouping your losses and tracing it back.

4. Sample Before Buying in Bulk

One of the most important lessons when it comes to online sourcing is to start small first, with samples. Until you’re well familiar with any product and how it’ll act in the next several weeks and through regular wear-and-tear, don’t commit to buying too much at once.

Imagine you’re selling bed sets and have decided to start off by focusing on sheets. Have you run a set through the wash and ensured that the colours won’t bleed, or the fabric won’t get fuzzy? It’s one thing to spend money on a small number of smalls; it’s quite another to refund all your orders, as well as take a bad rating hit on Amazon. It’s simply about risk assessment and management, and it’s something all the smart sellers practice.

Final Thoughts

Once you’ve got all your ducks in a row, don’t waste another second in moving them off your virtual shelves as efficiently as possible. Instead of going into detail about all the ways you can make this happen, we’ll just offer up the best and fastest tip to employ: using RepricerExpress. Want to know just how fast and easy it is to use? The only thing you have to do to get started is sign up today for your 15-day free trial.


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