Sourcing books without leaving your computer is the fantasy – here’s 15 reasons Zen Arbitrage is the most powerful online book sourcing tool.
Online book arbitrage is the simple practice of finding cheap books on Amazon, reselling at a higher FBA price, and profiting the difference.
And then the clones arrived
People from outside Amazon selling world saw dollar signs, put on an “Amazon seller” costume, and copied Zen Arbitrage almost to the pixel.
One is called “Book Arbitrage.” Another is called “Eflip.” Funny thing about the clones is that they don’t even try to be better – they rely on two things:
- People lured to promote them with large affiliate commissions.
- Inexperienced sellers who don’t know Zen Arbitrage exists.
The clones are either run by pretend “sellers” who started just before they began selling things to Amazon sellers (time to learn just enough to get by in a blog or controlled Facebook group), or have been caught stealing data from Zen Arbitrage.
Nothing wrong with make a quality tool to sell to a market you’re ignorant on. But when you lie about your experience and steal data… Not cool. No one likes a liar.
Some things can’t be faked, and here are the 15 money-making features and technologies that Zen Arbitrage offers which no other tool does.
(Prediction: They’ll try to clone these as soon as this article goes live.)
1. Zen Arbitrage has the biggest database
This one is pretty simple: The more books you have access to, the more money you make.
Other tools do one of two things:
- Steal their data from Zen Arbitrage.
- Prey on newer & inexperienced sellers who don’t know how small their database really is.
Check out the behind-the-scenes promotional material for one called “Eflip”:
Three million books. Yikes.
No wonder other tools have been caught stealing our data.
Zen Arbitrage has over 21 million books – and what’s better, our database is curated. We cut out the books with no rank or other filler used to inflate numbers like those other guys (more on that in a minute).
2. Zen Arbitrage shows six month average sales rank for all books
Simply put: Any tool that doesn’t show you six month average sales rank is losing you tons of money. Tons.
And items current sales rank is basically worthless information. The only measure of an Amazon offer’s true demand is its average rank.
Not gimmick figures some tools use to skirt around the issue that they don’t show average rank – real sales rank data, directly from Amazon.
3. We set you up with a prep service (You’ll never have to touch a book)
This is the Holy Grail: Running an Amazon empire from your computer, without ever touching or seeing a book.
We have a plug-and-play system for making this happen.
4. World’s only textbook database
You can profit off online book arbitrage with all categories of books, but without question the most profitable book category is textbook.
We have an expertly curated database of over 300,000 textbooks – and growing daily.
5. World’s only Arbitrage Marketplace
This one is too bonkers to explain in one paragraph.
We offer the world’s first marketplace to buy and sell ISBNs of profitable books (not actual books).
Example #1: Find a profitable book in our database, but don’t want to order, wait for it to arrive, and then ship it to Amazon and wait for a sale?
List if for sale in the Zen Arbitrage Marketplace, and get paid directly via PayPal by sellers who will pay you money to access the ISBN of the book you found.
Totally digital. Get paid literally to search our database for book gold.
Example #2: Wake up in the morning, don’t feel like searching our database, and want to make a quick $30 before breakfast?
Head over to the Zen Arbitrage Marketplace, where you can search a list of books other users have found for you, and pay them pennies on the dollar.
It happens all the time: You find a book that is just outside your price range. Would be a great buy, but you’re not willing to invest $15 when your cost threshold is $10.
Good news: Amazon is like the stock market. Prices go up and go down all the time, and prices can drop in an instant, only to jump back up again an hour later.
Zen Arbitrage has you covered: Set the amount you’re willing to pay for any book, and Zen Arbitrage will instantly alert you over email when the price drops.
7. You can search by publisher
One of the most powerful ways to hone in on valuable book categories is the ability to search by publisher.
Say you want to find textbooks: Simply search by any textbook publisher (or other publisher), get a complete list of everything they publish, and go on a sourcing spree through their entire book catalog.
8. Our live monthly webinars & live Q&A
I personally do two live webinars a month with Zen Arbitrage members: One live “quickstart” training, and one open webinar I talk about the latest tactics to make money on Amazon. Both with lots of Q&A.
And recordings of all our webinars and trainings are posted in our Resources page, which contains a virtual PhD in selling on Amazon.
9. Export searches to Excel spreadsheet
This one is for you Excel junkies: Take any search in Zen Arbitrage, export it to a spreadsheet, and slice and dice the data anyway you want to find untapped gold. Get columns for average sales rank, title, and lots more to become a miner for hidden profit.
10. Free 250+ page book arbitrage manual
One one hand, online book arbitrage is pretty simple. On the other, you might want to go deeper into this subject than almost anyone ever has. For those who want complete mastery, we have the master guide to taking it even further: “Online Book Arbitrage: Inner Circle Edition.”
Over 250 pages of online sourcing training.
11. My cell number
People always think I’m making this up, but it’s true: All Zen Arbitrage members get my personal cell number, so they can reach me anytime for any reason.
I always want to make sure people hit the ground running, so I make myself available over text message to answer any questions you have.
Not answered by some assistant or robot: It’s actually me.
12. Personalized ISBN analysis service
I know one of the biggest questions that comes up when people get started is: “How do I know if I should buy a book or pass on it? How do I know what a good book is?”
That’s why I give all members a standing invitation: Email me me the ISBN of any book you’re considering buying. I’ll analyze any book, tell you if I would buy or pass – and the exact reasons why.
13. Most current trade in value
A lot of people doing online book arbitrage love Amazon trade in credit arbitrage: Finding cheaper copies of textbooks that Amazon is offering trade in credit for, and profiting the difference.
We know how volatile trade in credit prices and opportunities can be: Sometimes changing minute to minute. We refresh our trade in data over 24 times a day (that’s every hour) to make sure you get the most current trade in data.
14. Save search feature
There’s a virtually limitless number of ways to set the search options in Zen Arbitrage. So what happens when you find a great search combo that returns a huge amount of book gold?
With any other tool, you’re forced to pull out a napkin and jot down all 12+ search settings, or take a screenshot and hope you can find the file later.
With Zen Arbitrage, we make it simple: Click “save search,” give you search a name, and you can return to it anytime with one click.
15. A curated database
Other tools pad their already small database with lots of junk and filler: Books that are never going to be worth money to anyone, and that no credible tool should display.
Not Zen Arbitrage. We filter out millions of garbage books: Books with low cover prices which never be sold for a profit, books that never sold a single copy on Amazon, and more.
Get only quality results in your searches.
(Okay I lied. There’s more than 15 reasons…)
16. Only tool run by real Amazon sellers
Unfortunately, some marketers adopt an Amazon seller costume to sell you things. Ask founders of other tools for evidence they are real Amazon sellers. They can’t do it.
A few clues you’re dealing with an imposter:
- Will they answer the question: “How long did you sell on Amazon before you were building products to sell to Amazon sellers?“
- Do they refuse to get on a live webinar or other live medium?
- If they do, do they always keep the chat box private so they aren’t caught off guard?
Not talking here about staged photos of faux sellers holding books, or blog posts of repurposed material: Being an actual Amazon seller, not a person who pretends to be to sell you things.
With Zen Arbitrage, you’re getting real support from longtime Amazon sellers.
17. Trade-in price email alerts
Like our price drop email alerts, only opposite: We’ll monitor any book with Amazon trade in value that you want, and email you instantly when the price goes up.
18. Purchase tracking
We track all your purchases so you can review them at a glance: Great for both inventory tracking, and getting a profit-dense list of books you already made money on, and may want to buy again.
Any one of these 18 can make you significant money. When added together, well… you can do the math.
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