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Sorry, but your scanning app isn’t showing you FBA data anymore.

Sorry, but your scanning app isn’t showing you FBA data anymore.
The sad truth: Your scanning app is barely showing you any FBA offers. Here’s why. I don’t want to break any hearts here, but if you’re a Fulfillment by Amazon seller, your scanning app isn’t showing most FBA data. In...

New relief for negative Amazon feedback? An untested theory.

New relief for negative Amazon feedback? An untested theory.
Q: Is Amazon giving us another way to have feedback removed? A: Maybe, maybe not. Amazon has been slow to act on many key issues that affect sellers, a couple of them being feedback-related. Most recently, after no less than a million cries of...

FBA profits: It’s not how much you have, it’s how much you ship

FBA profits: It’s not how much you have, it’s how much you ship
Why the number of items in your inventory is virtually meaningless. One of the biggest questions among new (and not new) Amazon sellers sounds something like this: How many items do I need to have in my Amazon inventory to make $____ a month?...

Interview: Joe Waynick on Advanced Internet Bookselling Techniques

Interview: Joe Waynick on Advanced Internet Bookselling Techniques
Joe Waynick explains why he sells books on Amazon, two advanced book sources, and his book Advanced Internet Bookselling Techniques. If you haven’t picked up Advanced Internet Bookselling Techniques, I recommend it. It’s not often...

Five things Amazon sellers worry about that don’t matter

Five things Amazon sellers worry about that don’t matter
If you worry about these things, you’re probably over-thinking your Fulfillment by Amazon business. I’m probably going to offend some people here, but I can’t help it. You’ll hear a lot of frantic concern among Amazon...

Announcing: Master Bookselling Blueprint, 8-week live course

Announcing: Master Bookselling Blueprint, 8-week live course
Greg Murphy is going public with his 7-figure Amazon bookselling system in an 8-week tell-all course. If you watched last week’s webinar, you already heard the news: For the first time ever, an Amazon mega-bookseller is going into...

Watch the Webinar: “Building a 7-Figure Amazon Book Empire”

Watch the Webinar: “Building a 7-Figure Amazon Book Empire”
Nearly 600 people signed up for the live “Building a 7-Figure Amazon Book Empire” webinar with Greg Murphy Friday. Greg set out to do something pretty ambitious: Cover in one hour how he built a multi-million-dollar Amazon...

Coolest (Free) Webinar Ever? Building a 7-Figure Book Empire, with Greg Murphy

Coolest (Free) Webinar Ever? Building a 7-Figure Book Empire, with Greg Murphy
Update: Nearly 600 people signed up for the webinar! View the replay here. The million-dollar Amazon bookseller Greg Murphy is doing a free live webinar this Friday. If you read this site at all, you know the coolest thing I’ve probably...

What’s the deal with selling DVDs on Amazon?

What’s the deal with selling DVDs on Amazon?
Myths, rumors and (some) encouraging truths about the future of DVDs on Amazon. Everyone wants to know right now: What’s the deal with selling DVDs on Amazon? Bad news is that some of what’s being said is true. Good news is that...

“Blindspot Profits” is live!!!

“Blindspot Profits” is live!!!
I just dropped the bomb. Here it is: Blindspot Profits: Cashing in on Overlooked Items Every Seller Misses, and the Hidden Fortune all Around You (110 pages)   Sign up to receive new articles as they are...

Interview: Making Money with Used Board Games on Amazon

Interview: Making Money with Used Board Games on Amazon
Making money selling weird things on Amazon. Like…. board games? In this post:  Announcing another free bonus going live Sunday night. Interview: Reselling board games on Amazon. Drum roll to the Sunday night launch! I’m a huge fan...

Exclusive Interview: The $1.5 Million Dollar Amazon Bookseller

Exclusive Interview: The $1.5 Million Dollar Amazon Bookseller
This might be the most significant post I’ve done. In this article: An introduction to “social sourcing”: Organizing bulk buys of dozens, hundreds, or thousands of books just for asking. Another announcement: Social Sourcing...

Announcing: Blindspot Profits – Profiting Off Items Every Seller Misses

Announcing: Blindspot Profits – Profiting Off Items Every Seller Misses
In this article: An announcement. Case study: How one Amazon seller used “blindspot sourcing” to combat new competition & increase her profits by 35% Before the announcement, let me set the stage by elaborating on something...

What a jewel thief can teach us about Amazon sourcing

What a jewel thief can teach us about Amazon sourcing
In this post: The concept of blindspots: Making money off what other Amazon sellers don’t see The concept of Social Sourcing: Where the real money is Share your Social Sourcing stories Coming soon: My first time on video A photo of my...

How I made $2,000 flipping marketing products on Amazon

How I made $2,000 flipping marketing products on Amazon
How I found (mostly) cheap but (sort of) high-demand marketing products and sold them for big profits with Fulfillment by Amazon. There is, of course, a huge industry in selling high-end products that teach people how to make money. Not...

How I sold the American Sniper book on Amazon for $130

How I sold the American Sniper book on Amazon for $130
How I sold a $15 book for $130 with Fulfillment by Amazon. The American Sniper film – based on a book – came out this week. I don’t really watch movies, but I do know it’s the #1 film right now. And it reminded me of a...

The all-time craziest book I’ve found as an Amazon book seller

The all-time craziest book I’ve found as an Amazon book seller
I found a book on how to make crystal meth in your kitchen. It’s selling on Amazon for $75. And I don’t know what to do. I’ve picked up some weird items to sell on Amazon. This one gets the crown. Here it is: Yes, a book on...

Three steps to double your Amazon business in 2015

Three steps to double your Amazon business in 2015
For the new year, three simple tweaks you can make that will double your Fulfillment by Amazon income. My general sense is that just about everyone makes everything more complicated than it needs to be. Especially selling with Fulfillment by...

Pricing “unreasonably high”: Holiday pricing for FBA sellers

Pricing “unreasonably high”: Holiday pricing for FBA sellers
As we approach some of the biggest online shopping days of the year, a few notes on repricing your Fulfillment by Amazon offers for the holidays. Repricing Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) offers for the holidays is a little different. And in this...

What I learned buying a video store, confessions of an Amazon seller

What I learned buying a video store, confessions of an Amazon seller
Confessions of an FBA seller who bought a video store: Approaching the two year anniversary, I share the lessons I learned driving cross-country for 3,000 DVDs. (If you’re not in the mood for a cool story about a big score, skip to the...

I can’t believe it: They found my #1 secret book source

I can’t believe it: They found my #1 secret book source
A retrospective and obituary, after two sellers discover my #1 secret book source. (Apologies for the delay between posts. Big things in the works. All will be revealed soon….) It happened. I mean, it always happens, but I never thought...

A really awesome estate sale book-goldmine. Finally.

A really awesome estate sale book-goldmine. Finally.
The story of one estate sale and an herbalism-book cash cow. This was the ad on Craigslist: “Mom died and we’re cleaning out her house. She had some nice things, but there’s nothing super expensive. Mom was into alternative...

Whole Foods arbitrage: media sourcing in aisle 11

Whole Foods arbitrage: media sourcing in aisle 11
Two stories on finding profitable media in the most unlikely of places (i.e. the bulk foods section). Part I: Whole Foods arbitrage The hidden benefits of “compulsive scanning syndrome” I scan everything compulsively. It...

My magic formula for identifying poorly-ranked books that actually sell

My magic formula for identifying poorly-ranked books that actually sell
How to separate the obsolete books from ones that will actually sell on Amazon. Readers of this site know I am a proponent of two closely linked things: The theory that “almost everything sells on Amazon, eventually.” Not being...

Textbook buying frenzy starts TODAY: Everything you need to know

Textbook buying frenzy starts TODAY: Everything you need to know
The textbook rush has begun. Here is everything a Fulfillment by Amazon seller needs to know about maximizing your profits. If you’re selling books on Amazon, this is the day. Students around the country are flooding back to...

Inside the mind of a madman: Why I spent $60 on books ranked 8 million

Inside the mind of a madman: Why I spent $60 on books ranked 8 million
How I knew 10 books with terrible Sales Rank’s would still sell. (Get past the boring title and subject matter and there’s a valuable lesson here, so take this bitter pill. You may even enjoy it.) I took a road trip to Iowa...

The garage sale experiment that would never work…. but did.

The garage sale experiment that would never work…. but did.
I blindly look for books at two-dozen random garage sales, and track the results. Here’s an idea: How many books would you find if you visited 25 random garage sales, pulled out of a hat? Recently I decided to find out. My anti-garage...

How I profited off the world’s worst library book sale

How I profited off the world’s worst library book sale
Recently I attended a library book sale about 45 minutes from my home. And it fit the profile of the “World’s Worst Library Book Sale.” What does that mean? Let’s look at the list of factors that might make a library...

Book Sourcing Secrets has arrived…

Book Sourcing Secrets has arrived…
The day has come. At midnight, Book Sourcing Secrets went live. After hundreds of hours of writing, editing, and research; and seeking the input of dozens of readers (and even one copy of the book getting out before publication), Book Sourcing...

Book Sourcing Case Study #3: University infiltration

Book Sourcing Case Study #3: University infiltration
In this post: Book Sourcing Case Study #3 (final in the series). FBA Mastery gets hacked? Book Sourcing Secrets leaks. By now, you’ve already read case study #1, of another who sources entirely through dumpsters while working just 8...

Book Sourcing Case Study #1: “Trash cash” – the interview

Book Sourcing Case Study #1: “Trash cash” – the interview
First, an announcement. For the “inner circle” on the FBA Mastery email list, you’ve already known about this for 3 days. For the rest of you, I’ll just be blunt: ____________________________ I’M RELEASING A...

9 sites for Amazon sellers that are better than this one

9 sites for Amazon sellers that are better than this one
I’ve been keeping a secret for a long time: There are many sites for Amazon sellers that are better than this one. Here are nine of them: Honest Online Selling Jordan Malik is best described as “legit.” His blog, Honest...

Selling CDs on Amazon: Lightning Round Q&A With an Expert

Selling CDs on Amazon: Lightning Round Q&A With an Expert
In last week’s post, I covered buying a large lot of CDs on Craigslist, and admitted my general ignorance about selling CDs on Amazon. Some of the biggest questions I was left with were: Can Fulfillment by Amazon sellers charge more than...

The time I bought 1,000 CDs on Craigslist

The time I bought 1,000 CDs on Craigslist
Two weeks ago, I saw the ad: “1,000 CDs – Prog Rock, Metal, Psychedelic, More – $100.” This one seemed too good to be true. And on Craigslist, that means it usually is. You’ll see CD collections for pennies on the...

From $1k to $9k a month in 3 months: The Ryan Grant Interview

From $1k to $9k a month in 3 months: The Ryan Grant Interview
Ryan Grant quit his job in September, 2013 and threw himself into selling via Fulfillment by Amazon (and eBay) full time. He took his business to $9,000 in net profit in just a few months. He tracks his online selling journey on his site,...