Selling on Amazon?
June 16, 2010 12:06 PM Subscribe
How to be successful as a professional Amazon merchant and how to limit one's risk?
posted by mintchip to work & money (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
How to successful as a professional Amazon merchant and how to limit risk when one’s business operates in a single sales channel?
I’m interested in importing products for resale on Amazon.com.
I’m not sure if it’s true, but I have heard some seller complaints about having their accounts suspended inexplicably when their volume gets beyond a certain point. There's also the risk having one's reputation damaged due to bad feedback from a competitor or one angry customer.
1. What can you tell me about how to be successful as a professional Amazon merchant?
2. How I can protect myself against the inherent risks of having one’s livelihood resting on a single sales platform? What would you suggest as ways to limit this risk or branch out beyond Amazon? (I used to sell on ebay too but I haven’t been very impressed by the percentage of auctions that have been resulting in sales.)
3. What products do you like to buy online? Are there any hard to find items that you’ve been looking for or would like to see listed that you don’t see currently?