How Do I Find Products to Sell on Amazon?

Matt Ferguson has a few tricks up his sleeve for resellers and private labelers on Amazon. The force is strong with this one.

Have a question for us? Send it to questions@webretailer.com. Readers’ Questions are in partnership with Emanaged and Online Seller Consulting.

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Love your answer to Cathy. So I’m taking you up on your offer to ask “How best to find products to sell on Amazon?” Specifically I have a beauty brand with seven products I started selling FBA last February and would like to add some private labels to quickly scale the line. How can I source profitable items to add, including sourcing suppliers?

— Sam U, Houston, TX

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Is it Time to Sell Your Ecommerce Business?

Yes, you CAN sell a business that trades only through marketplaces like Amazon. Victoria Duff explains when to sell and what to expect.

This post is by Victoria Duff, a web business mergers and acquisitions broker with Latona’s LLC. Victoria works with both institutional and individual buyers and sellers of established and profitable online businesses, including ecommerce, SaaS providers and blogs.

In the beginning, you read books and articles and researched products as you planned your entry into ecommerce – a very personal investment of hundreds of hours of work and many sleepless nights. Your business is your creation and you were thrilled when you booked your first revenue.

Over time you made some mistakes, but also had moments of genius, and now you are wondering how you can take advantage of all this hard-earned experience to expand your enterprise. Perhaps you are also wondering if you should just cash out, take the money, and run.

In a normal year, I evaluate at least 250 web-based businesses – Amazon, Shopify, eBay, and independent ecommerce websites. I work with the people who are selling those businesses and I also work with the buyers. Although mergers and acquisitions of web enterprises are still a relatively new business activity, there are emerging industry standards and good business strategies that you should know about as you make plans.

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The Tjernlund Brothers are Still Killing it on Amazon, Two Years On

Alex Knight catches up with Will and Andrew Tjernlund, two years after their business was first profiled here. Everything has changed.

When Web Retailer first spoke to Will Tjernlund back in April 2015, he was working with his brother Andrew, running a business selling private label products alongside established brands, mainly through Amazon.

Their Lean Startup approach saw profits grow dramatically, and they were at the stage of looking to hire more employees. Meanwhile, Will’s aim was to become location independent – so he could work from anywhere in the world.

Then the situation changed, almost immediately after the interview was published.

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Spotlight on Profit Bandit from SellerEngine

Here’s why Profit Bandit is the number one mobile app for Amazon product research and scouting

This post is by Austin Fisher, Product Manager for SellerEngine’s product research scouting app Profit Bandit. He also works with SellerEngine Services, helping Amazon sellers with listing and account issues.

At SellerEngine, we’re proud that Profit Bandit has long been the number one dedicated mobile scouting app for Amazon product research and retail arbitrage.

We’ve consistently received an impressive number of downloads when compared with other scouting apps, and we’re pleased to have helped Amazon sellers of all sizes and experience levels achieve greater success with their businesses.

We’re more than just a software company though. Our support and services teams are here to interact with sellers, answer questions, solve problems, and do all the things that software can’t.

At SellerEngine, we take pride in helping out and interacting with people. It’s the goal of this article to explain not only why Profit Bandit is the number one scouting app, but also help readers get to know SellerEngine and our community.

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Selling on Amazon in the EU? Your VAT Obligations Explained

Claire Taylor demystifies Amazon’s European fulfillment options and their VAT implications – including the new Pan-European FBA

This post is by Claire Taylor, CEO of SimplyVAT.com – a company which helps ecommerce businesses trade across borders in compliance with complex European VAT legislation.

Amazon is steadily implementing its amazing vision to be the greatest online shopping marketplace for millions of customers across Europe. It now offers access to EU customers through five marketplaces: Germany, UK, Spain, Italy and France. It has 31 distribution centers in seven countries and is constantly looking to increase this number.

Amazon wants its sellers to access the huge mature ecommerce market within the EU, which last year grew 12% to a staggering €500 billion. There are 96 million online shoppers in the EU spending an average of €1,500 per year. It’s a great opportunity for sellers to access new markets, increase profits and ensure sustainable online retail businesses!

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