Sometimes selling on Amazon can be frustrating, but we're here to help. Hosted by Full-Time FBA's Stephen and Rebecca Smotherman, The Full-Time FBA Show is a podcast focused on helping you grow your Amazon FBA business to a point where you can make a full-time income with only part-time hours. We'll talk about the best Amazon FBA strategies and hear inspirational stories from those who have succeeded in making a full-time income with Amazon. The podcast features fresh content, proven strategies, and motivational interviews that are sure to help you take the next steps in growing your Amazon business.
Returns stink - but they don't have to sink your Amazon business. Today, we'll show you how to deal with Amazon returns so that each time you get a return notification, you’ll know exactly what to do. We'll break down the six crucial steps you should follow each time you get a return. A valuable episode for both new and long-time Amazon sellers, listen in and learn how to handle returns with confidence
Most people have visions of using Amazon to create a sustainable income stream that will last them a long time, but few ever actually achieve that goal. In this episode, we are going to share our three keys to Amazon FBA success, plus some game-changing tips and tricks to help you with your Amazon business. Not only will these strategies help you when you start an Amazon business, but they will aid you in setting up your Amazon business for long-term success.
Did you know you could actually buy items directly from Amazon and flip them back on Amazon for a profit? Today I'm talking with online arbitrage expert Jo Ann Zimmerman. Jo Ann talks about her favorite OA strategy, Amazon flips, and why they are such a lucrative opportunity. She covers her tried-and-tested strategies for finding items on Amazon and other platforms to resell on Amazon, as well as other factors to consider when deciding to compete with Amazon.
Is Amazon crowded with too many sellers? Is there even room for new sellers? Whether you're just starting to sell on Amazon or you've been selling for a while, you might have asked yourself these questions. In today's show, we'll address where this thought process comes from, stemming from fears about not enough inventory and too much competition. You'll learn how Amazon has continued to expand over the years, steadily attracting more customers, and how that impacts you as a seller or potential new seller
Are you letting any fears stand in your way of pursuing the dream of starting and succeeding with an Amazon FBA business? Even though you might have read all the books, listened to the podcasts, and signed up for every related newsletter, there are those who still struggle to find the courage to start selling on Amazon. Today we walk you through some of the most common fears and how to get past them. We'll break down these fears, giving you loads of advice pertaining to inventory, money, and mindset.
Today we are going to look at the top myths that may be preventing you from growing your FBA business and meeting your goals. These myths range from the serious to the trivial, but if you're believing these lies, then you're not only missing out on more profits, but you're also ruining your success potential.
These are the most common myths I’ve heard over the years from both long-time and new sellers alike, so tune in to learn about the top Amazon myths you need to stop believing.
Why would anybody sell an item on Amazon for such a low price that they're actually losing money on the transaction? Today, we discuss why sellers may be inclined to use this "sell at a loss" strategy and how it affects you. There are actually several smart strategies that some sellers employ (at the right times) when they are deciding to sell an item at such a low price. We'll discuss multiple reasons why a seller would sell at a loss and how these strategies could impact your own Amazon business.
You don’t have to buy and/or sell on eBay to benefit from the platform! Today we’re going to talk about how you can leverage this app to support and boost your Amazon business.
Not only can you use the eBay app to check the profitability of an item with no product page, but it can also help you overcome the hurdles of restricted or damaged items that are a no-go on Amazon. Some products are not a good fit for Amazon, and that’s where eBay and its app can help you fill in the gaps.
Find out the top nine free tools for Amazon FBA resellers to help you make more money and save some time. These simple, easy-to-use, and – best of all – free tools will help you grow your Amazon business by calculating your FBA fees and potential profit, comparing prices, checking your sales, and comparing competition stock levels, as well as finding fantastic cash back benefits, coupons, promo codes, and deals.
From the tools that Amazon provides, to mobile/desktop apps and browser extensions, and m
Today we are going deep on some advanced tips and tricks for your online arbitrage endeavors. Rebecca is once again in the hot seat and answering all the questions on online arbitrage, tools, and mindset, so get ready for a whole lot of actionable information!
In this episode, Rebecca shares some great ways to minimize OA problems and how to keep going when issues come up — mindset is key! We talk about a host of tools, both paid and free that can make your OA experience that much easier and profitable
Getting started with online arbitrage (OA) can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be that way. In this episode, Rebecca is in the hot seat, and Stephen picks her brain to learn the best beginner strategies for OA success. Rebecca does almost 100% percent of the online arbitrage in the business, so she is well-positioned to provide expertise. Rebecca shares more about her OA journey and how she put theory into practice and found success.
Could Amazon's return policy actually be a good thing for Amazon sellers? While returns may not be our favorite part of the job of being an Amazon seller, it is a necessary aspect of business to deal with.
In today's show, we'll discuss how Amazon's amazing return policy actually leads to more sales! We'll also chat about the small amount of policy abuse when it comes to returns and the best course of action to deal with a customer's potential abuse of Amazon's return policy.
Looking for the best ways to source profitable wholesalers for your Amazon FBA business? This episode is especially for you. Finding these wholesale sources can make all the difference for you and your income, so we wanted to share multiple methods for tracking down those wholesale accounts to get you ahead in the Amazon game. All of the methods we discuss on today's show can bring replenishable inventory into your Amazon business, so why not give each strategy a spin and see what works for you?
Big risk, big reward? Usually that's not the case. Today we unpack 6 risky Amazon strategies and why we don’t teach them. These strategies are too risky to ever pay off. In this episode, we'll talk about everything from the risky strategies that might be obvious to you, to some risks you might not have ever thought were too risky. Remember, there are no shortcuts to creating a successful Amazon business. This is why we believe in a slow, low-risk approach to growing your business into a sustainable one.
Today, we give you a behind the scenes look at The Full-Time FBA Amazon business journey: How we got started doing FBA, how we’ve progressed to working part-time hours with a full-time income, and the key decisions, tools, and systems that have had the biggest impact on getting our business where it is today. Get ready to go with us down the many paths that have guided our business toward success, and can help your Amazon business too!
There will always be more and more things you can do to be productive, free up time, and accomplish more in your Amazon FBA business. Yet oftentimes, we do small things that are actually counter-productive and ultimately hinder the growth of our businesses. In today’s episode, we highlight seven things you should stop doing if you want your Amazon FBA business to flourish. These are all easy-to-follow, actionable steps that anyone with an Amazon FBA business can benefit from.
How confident do you feel as an Amazon seller? Have you ever felt like you're just fooling yourself when it comes to actually building or running a successful Amazon business? Do you let the success you see in others make you feel bad about your own minor accomplishments? This is called Imposter Syndrome and it's an outright lie that your brain tells you when you're not seeing the results that you're looking for. Today, we'll help you build up the confidence you need to find the success you're looking for.
It seems like every Amazon seller has to deal with being accused of selling an inauthentic item on Amazon - even though it's not inauthentic at all. If you've never had it happen, then it'll probably happen soon. Today on the show, Stephen interviews Kim Coghlan, an expert on the topic, about how to properly handle inauthentic claims. After this episode, you'll be empowered to know exactly what to do when Amazon puts an inauthentic ding on your account, and how to best protect your Amazon account health.
Amazon announced on 3/17/20 that they are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products coming into their fulfillment centers so that they can receive, restock, and deliver these products faster. Amazon sellers are temporarily paused when it comes to sending in items that Amazon does not consider essential. Today we'll break down what you need to know and how to best respond to this news in your Amazon business while still keep your business afloat.
With all that’s going on with Coronavirus/ COVID-19, we want to talk about the impact your actions can have on both your business and the world in general. Not everything is about making money, especially during a time of unprecedented public health emergency unlike anything seen in our lifetime - but at the same time, we need to keep our FBA businesses going and feed our families and pay our bills. So here are 7 ways we are responding to the Coronavirus pandemic in our Amazon FBA business.
Sales rank on Amazon can be one of the most perplexing aspects of the trade. In today’s episode, we clear up the confusion by describing how sales ranks work so that you know how to best leverage this information into faster profits. Sales rank numbers can be hard to understand since the same number can mean different things depending on the category: what is considered a good ranking in one category might be deemed below average in another. In this episode, we'll bring clarity to sales ranks.
Having a good customer feedback score is a vital part of FBA success on Amazon. Higher scores increase your ability to win the buy box, helps you earn customer trust, and even ensures higher levels of protection for your seller account. In this episode, we'll clarify for you how Amazon’s seller feedback works and share with you how to improve your feedback score while staying within the parameters set out by Amazon.
Here are 8 different ways to find profitable inventory to sell on FBA, specifically if you have limited amounts of sourcing capital to work with. The goal with these strategies is to find inventory that you can sell for as high an ROI as possible, after which you can roll your profits back into your business and have more sourcing capital to invest into further inventory.
Here are six ways that you can earn money to fund your FBA pursuits! These are a bunch of fast money-making strategies that you can use to get quick cash in hand to build up your Amazon business and all fit nicely into the type of schedule you are trying to create by selling on Amazon already. Tune in to hear the low down on these great ways to get more money to help build your dreams.
When you're just beginning to sell on Amazon, one of the best ways to start growing your business is to find profitable inventory that costs you zero dollars. The crazy thing is that there are so many possible ways to get free inventory. We'll discuss all of the ways we know in today's podcast.
The numbers are not encouraging. There are over 1 million new Amazon sellers that start every year but almost all of them end up quitting. In today's episode, we'll discuss the main reasons why most Amazon sellers quit and how you can overcome the odds and find success!
The future is bright for Amazon sellers in 2020! While some people think that it's too late to join the Amazon reseller party, the truth is that now is an amazing time to start selling on Amazon. Today, we'll talk about some very exciting reasons why you can be excited about selling on Amazon in 2020.
Q4 is awesome, but let's make it even better! Amazon sellers, if they focus on these strategies, can find that their Q4 sales multiplied 10X from the rest of the year. In this episode, I share with you how to make the most of your Amazon sales during Q4.
Learn the magic words to finally get the help you need from a Seller Central Support rep. In this episode, you'll learn how to lessen the frustrations and find more solutions by tweaking how you communicate with Seller Central support reps.
Finding profitable wholesale suppliers can be hard if you don't know these strategies taught by Dan Meadors of The Wholesale Formula. Learn what wholesale companies are looking for in a buyer and see how to get started selling wholesale items today.
The easiest FBA job to outsource? Using a FBA prep, pack, and ship warehouse. In today's podcast we'll talk to Amanda Sheppard (of Brown Box Ninja Prep Center) about what FBA sellers need to know when outsourcing to a prep, pack, and ship warehouse
Imagine working less but making more money. It's not too good to be true! Learn exactly what to outsource, who to outsource it to, and how to best use your brand new free time. Stop being a one-person business and grow your profits by getting help.
How to avoid the summer sales slow down every year. In this episode, we discuss multiple strategies to keep your sales consistently high during the summer months. No need to worry about slow summer sales anymore!
Learn how Rebecca overcame her skepticism, started selling, and achieved her goal of making a full-time income on Amazon. We also talk balancing family with an online business, as well as obstacles to overcome working together as a couple.
Your mindset could be the missing puzzle piece you're looking for on the road to success. In this episode, we'll talk about how the growth mindset and the fixed mindset impact different areas of your Amazon FBA business.
From a salesman to making a full-time income selling on Amazon, Chris walks us through his journey to becoming his own boss. He shares his story about doing retail and online arbitrage, plus when he knew he had to make the jump to full-time FBA.
Nobody wants to lose money, but these 7 profit killers are stealing your Amazon FBA profits on a daily basis. We'll share how you can recognize these profit killers and how to respond so that your Amazon FBA business is protected and safe.
Want a boost in your Amazon FBA profits? Take action on these 6 easy-to-implement profit accelerators. Each one of these action steps can help you see a nice boost in your profits if done consistently.
Today, we talk to Jessica Larrew from The Selling Family. Jessica and her husband Cliff have been selling on Amazon for many years. Jessica tells us her origin story and how they were able to transition to making a full-time income selling on Amazon.
In this episode of The Full-Time FBA Show, you'll learn about the most important part of an Amazon product page: the Buy Box. We'll share with you how the Buy Box works, and more importantly, how to win the Buy Box. More time in the Buy Box = more sales.