In today’s video, I got the opportunity to spend some time with Scott Voelker of The Amazing Seller podcast. If that name sounds familiar, you may remember that I helped him organize a meet-up earlier this summer, or just due to the fact that he has one of the biggest podcasts about Amazon on the internet :).
Scott was kind enough to hang out and talk about what FBA sellers should do to prep for changes coming in 2018 and beyond.
What can we do to prepare for the future?
Scott believes that customers will always buy products. This doesn’t change, it’s just the rules that change that we have to abide by.
It’s important that we as sellers remain flexible.
Also, Scott talked about something that got my wheels turning right there on air. Make sure you see that around the 16:50 mark.
Also important is that we should take traffic and sales into our own hands. Scott believes in the power of the email list and driving your own traffic to your listing.
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Today I’m sharing three thoughts about how to best sell private label products on Amazon FBA in 2018.
This is in response to questions that I hear a lot from you guys, so here are my answers!
1. Is it too late to start selling on Amazon?
No! Amazon continues to grow at a frenetic pace. There are over 100,000 sellers selling over $100,000 worth of revenue each year. So why not you?
2. Should I build a brand or an open brand?
I don’t think this matters too much when you start. What matters more is that you start. I do think you should pick one or the other though. Either have an open brand and just look for things that you can sell, or curate a focused brand that will let you own your niche.
3. Should I diversify my channels?
Yes! But not yet. Start small, with one platform. Then expand. Become great at selling on Amazon before you worry too much about selling on other platforms. The learning curve is already so steep, don’t make it too hard on yourself.
What do you think is the right answer to these questions? Tell me in the comments!
Oh, and once you’re ready to move forward with selling on Amazon, check out my friends over at StartUpBros. They created the end-all-be-all guide to selling on Amazon in 2018 and beyond. Make sure you bookmark this because you’re going to need to read it more than once.