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    Ask Me Anything About Amazon!

    Hi Everyone! My name is AmazonDon. While I've lurked The Fastlane Forum for some time, I've regrettably fallen out of touch with the community and the mindset while chasing slowlane pursuits. I'm ready to shift gears, get back in the fastlane, and chronicle my journey here on this forum. While...
  2. Alicia10

    INTRO New Member

    Hi everyone, My name is Alicia. I just joined the forum from Jersey City, NJ, and I'm excited to be here! I've been on a journey of entrepreneurship for the past ~2 years, and I haven't exactly gotten the results I've been hoping for. While I've learned a lot, and I continue to learn, my...
  3. door123

    Can this Pet E-commerce brand work? or is it Doomed for Failure From the Start?

    Is this reality check or am I facing the dessert of desertion? Here's the Back story: The product: pet consumable, customer would replenish about every 2 months. I saw found this pet product in Asia last month, thought it solved a real need. I only found a 3 sellers selling this product on...
  4. thechosen1

    Could YOU build a business with only one product??

    Hey all, I have a product that I've had for sale for the past year. The first 2 months I sold about a dozen of these for total sales of around $700. Not bad, but I have about $6,000 worth of inventory. Ever since then, I have not made a single sale. My primary sales channels were Amazon and...
  5. D

    How to sell things to soldiers in the America or other countries.

    Hello, I'm a young man who wants to take the fastlane in Korea. I have several businesses. One of the businesses is selling supplies for soldiers. As you know, South Korean men have military duty. Among them, the most popular item is shoe deodorizer for soldiers. I want to sell this product...
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    What is the best subscription or something else to learn and build new ideas

    I, by the way my name's Jean-Baptiste. I don't know if I should keep my amazon's subscriptions like "Amazon Kindle" or "Audible". Well, I can keep buying those subscription but for the price of 240$ per year to have 120 books per year I don't really choose (inconvenient of Amazon Kindle). But I...
  7. Chibbs

    HOT TOPIC Invented Product: Testing Market w/ Amazon Product Listing and Facebook Ads

    Hey all, I recently started a new ecommerce business venture. When I moved to a new house and installed by weight room in the basement. I realized the I-joist ceiling was the perfect place to hang pullup bars & monkey bars. I came up with a design that allowed me to create a pull up bar...
  8. ProcessPro

    Any ideas on how to market to Amazon sellers?

    I offer services that can benefit the aforementioned target market, but I'm not sure what's the best point of contact. I'm thinking of going on the seller page then 'Ask a Question'. What do you think? Any help or ideas are appreciated.
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    Selling on Amazon vs Website

    I wanna start selling my own product soon (still have to look for one btw xD), however, I'm unsure whether I should start with my own website or with FBA. Going for the website would basically be the concept MJ and Tim Ferriss (4-Hour Work Week) recommend, even though I don't quite know their...
  10. thechosen1

    Bookstore Inventory

    At risk of sounding like an idiot, I have a question for anyone familiar with selling books. How do book sellers source their inventory? Sites like Thriftbooks, sellers on Amazon, sellers on Ebay... So many businesses sell used books. Where do they come from and how do they get them? Is...
  11. RazorCut

    Reducing your Amazon Exposure - Getting MORE sales and Making MORE money. Would you be daft not to?

    OK this is graph of third party Walmart sellers on the Walmart.com platform (which operates just like Amazon) You can see how Walmart have been gearing up to take on the might of Amazon and do their utmost to steal sales away. To do that they need as many third party sellers as possible...
  12. StoveOngle

    INTRO I'm here because my girlfriends mum said I couldn't do it.

    Let me introduce myself first of all. I’m Stove, I’m from Scotland (UK), I’m 29. I’m a hobbyist filmmaker/ photographer and I currently work in digital marketing for a campervan manufacture company. I own my own successful small local business too, which recently got all but destroyed thanks...
  13. Vigilante

    Amazon Launches A Feature I Have Been Asking For 6 Years

    What are Virtual Bundles? Virtual bundles are a new type of ASIN that let you sell FBA products from your brand in complementary groups and give you the option of offering discounts on the new ASIN. It takes just a few minutes to create a bundle. You don’t have to change anything about your...
  14. Young Money

    I violated CENTS and my business failed..

    My first product failed and I lost a lot of money on it. Now I’m looking back at what went wrong to make sure I don’t make the same mistakes for the new business I’m starting. Well, all I really had to do was a CENTS analysis and it became clear very fast! First Business (Amazon FBA Product)...
  15. MTF

    MARKETPLACE Grow Your Business With a Book (An Unorthodox Marketing Strategy That Built One of the Largest Real Estate Companies in the World)

    Are you looking for a new, lesser-known but potentially very lucrative source of leads to your business? Would you like to build authority in your niche, develop new relationships, get press mentions, paid speaking gigs, or consulting contracts? Do you want to have a high-value gift for your...
  16. Salama2017

    OFF-TOPIC Price Gouger Is Left with Thousands of Products!

    He has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them This is what happens when you jump into one product and use one channel to resell. He will probably end up donating everything.
  17. biophase

    I turned off all my Amazon PPC and sales dropped...

    but not by alot! I just found this too interesting not to post. The numbers have been altered (because I didn't want to give away my revenue) but the percentages are accurate. Here are the results from Feb 1-13 and Feb 14-26 Feb 1-13 Sales $100k. Sales from PPC $35000, cost $6700. ACOS 19%...
  18. Tim001

    Amazon - Any Tips for rebooting a listing that has been "sold out" for some time?

    Hi Everyone, I have an Amazon listing that had steady sales and high conversion rates, when launching I only spent $30 on advertising. I capture & analyze keywords that generated sales then used those to update my listings. We ran out of inventory (separate story) and were sold out for about...
  19. AgainstAllOdds

    HOT TOPIC Why Amazon Sucks: The Master Thread

    The purpose of this thread is to present real, concrete facts and numbers on why starting a business on Amazon might be the absolute dumbest, lowest ROI thing you could do. It's not based on anecdotes. It's not based on hypotheticals. It's based around numbers published by one of the most...
  20. MTF

    RANT Can You Escape the Giants in an Online Business?

    Virtually every online business model I analyzed recently relies to a large extent on one of the giants: Google, Amazon, Facebook, or Apple. It seems like with each year it's getting harder and harder not to base your online business on one of the big companies. Just to give a few examples...
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