Amazon FBA

Amazon is the largest retailer in the world. It's also one of the top 10 most visited websites in the world. It's where millions of ready-to-buy people go every day to, well, buy stuff. And Amazon allows merchants to sell their products on the Amazon platform. In other words, Amazon will put your products in front of, potentially, millions of would-be buyers. The program is called Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) and, if you sell physical products, it's something you should at least look in to.

Amazon FBA isn't for everyone, but it's certainly a program with the potential to truly explode your business turnover and profits. To learn more about Amazon FBA, or if you're already an FBA recruit, then these resources will help you get the most out of the Amazon FBA program...

Amazon's FBA Help Page

When embarking upon Amazon's FBA program there will undoubtedly be a lot of questions you'll want answered &, more often than not, getting straight answers to those questions from Amazon's helpdesk system will leave you more confused than when you started. A good place, therefore, to start is Amazon's FBA resources page - videos, quick reference guides & other info which might answer your questions...

Google Trends

Google Trends allows you to see what the world is searching for and how it's trending (i.e. whether it's becoming a more popular search term over time, or if it peaked some time ago, or is declining and so on). It's useful from an Amazon FBA perspective as it allows you to see what's currently hot and what isn't, it gives insight into popular search keywords (useful for your Amazon listings) and whether you're entering a potentially hot or cold market...

Alibaba

Alibaba, reported to be the biggest ecommerce company on the planet, connects Chinese manufacturers with global purchasers. If you're looking for products to buy or if you want to get a product idea developed then you'll undoubtedly find a Chinese company that can help you on Alibaba. Millions of products are available and Alibaba offers a number of tools and resources to help you connect with your Chinese supplier as well as safeguards to protect both the buyer and the seller...

AliExpress

AliExpress is the offshoot retail version of Alibaba. Chinese businesses offer their products to global purchasers - e.g. electronics, fashion, toys, tools, outdoor gear and just about everything else you can think of. While the prices are higher (still very cheap) compared to Alibaba, AliExpress is a good way to test the waters with FBA as the minimum purchase quantity is most often set at 1. As with Alibaba, there are a number of tools and safeguards to facilitate good business...

CamelCamelCamel

Camelcamelcamel is a free Amazon price tracker that constantly monitors and graphs the prices of millions of products sold on Amazon. It is useful for monitoring competitors pricing history, and you can be alerted to price drops so you can keep informed on what your competition is up to. It's also useful for knowing when to purchase inventory if you're in to arbitrage...

ThomasNet

Previously called the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers and established over 100 years ago, ThomasNet, as it is now called, is an online directory for supplier discovery and product sourcing in the USA and Canada. Previously it was a massive 34-volume catalog and, such was the reputation of the book in years gone by, very few US industrial manufacturers could afford not to be included in the book. If you're looking for industry suppliers from the US and Canada then ThomasNet is a good place to start...