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Yup... Startup #3! I'd like to introduce the fastlaners (especially all my Amazon FBA private label sellers) to:

FEEDBACKZ - Get More Positive Reviews For Your Amazon Product

Why It's Better?

  • HotStrike Feature - Schedule follow up emails to buyers who left positive seller feedback but not a product review. If you are private label, you know this is huge cause many buyers leave seller feedback but few leave product reviews. Seller feedback don't help anything when trying to rank your product.
  • High Converting, Optimized Email Funnel - I've tinkered with many variations of emails and how to ask for reviews and I've found the highest converting formula and have baked it into the app so you experience the same thing.
  • 5 Minutes To Setup - No fu**ing around. I spent all my energy into making this Ready to go out the box. Literally flip one switch to turn on email campaigns.
  • The heart and soul is run by a person inside the Amazon private label selling trenches day to day just like you. I run 2 private label brands breaking $50k/month, one brand with 3 products in the line, and other with 5. So 8 products in total.
  • I made this to scratch my own itch, cause the others sucked. I am an internet marketer and I know all the IN's and OUT's of ranking Amazon products. With that said; I have other apps I built for myself that helps me rank products as well. Feedbackz just happens to be my first one I am releasing publicly.
Some background: If you don't know.. I am a web designer and internet marketer who self-taught myself Ruby on Rails in 12 weeks.
Anyways, I coded Feedbackz myself with the help of a senior coder friend. I paid him 25 hours of work (at a whopping $150/hour!) and I put in about 80 hours myself. I also designed everything as well.


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AMAZIO LABS - A Blog For Amazon Sellers

On this blog; I talk about my own experiences and learning from selling my successes on Amazon FBA. If you are into Ranking and Marketing Amazon products; this is written just for you!!

Anyways.... ASK QUESTIONS!!

Yes, I coded this app myself.. Feel free to ask me startup questions related to dev work, and anything SaaS.

Yes, I gross $50k a month off Amazon FBA with my own private label products, Feel free to ask away on questions about Feedbackz, Amazio Labs blog, or selling on Amazon!


Thanks!
- James A.
 
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Awesome stuff James! I'll be sure to check out feedbackz. I'll spread the word to some people I know that are HEAVY FBA sellers.
 

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Whoa. Ok, I know little about Amazon FBA, so I can't really judge about what your project does, but HOLY SHIT your dev work looks impressive.
Think about all those startups who ask for huge loads of VC cash to come up with an MVP that does nothing, you can really see the difference between people with a get-shit-done mindset and people who really really want a C*O title on their door.

I like this stuff.
 

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James,

Just started reading your blog post, and i've already learned something.
Amazing content.

Could you elaborate on why Feedbackz would be a better solution than something like Feedback genius or if someone already had their own email funnel?

Do you plan to have any more tools?

I was actually thinking of doing something like this the other day...

I'd love to PM you sometime to exchange ideas.

P.S. Any tips on how to write great content?
 

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I like it. It looks sharp.

I have a new client I am just going to launch Amazon FBA with next week. I will consider giving your FeedbackZ a workout with them after I hear from some other posters here that your platform kicks a$$.

We are pretty happy with Feedback Genius right now for our mothership, but since you have more features I will watch this thread with interest and consider you down the road.

Good luck. Good work. At least the web site is SOLID. Like it. Like the concept.
 
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Awesome stuff James! I'll be sure to check out feedbackz. I'll spread the word to some people I know that are HEAVY FBA sellers.
Thanks man!
Whoa. Ok, I know little about Amazon FBA, so I can't really judge about what your project does, but HOLY SHIT your dev work looks impressive.
Think about all those startups who ask for huge loads of VC cash to come up with an MVP that does nothing, you can really see the difference between people with a get-shit-done mindset and people who really really want a C*O title on their door.

I like this stuff.
Thank you very much... man it took some crazy hours and focus but finally pushed thru it. The hardest part is actually in the details of user interaction and experience, literally have to think of every freaking thing. Not only that but adding extra effort.. I think it'll show for anyone really into it the app.
 
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James,

Just started reading your blog post, and i've already learned something.
Amazing content.

Could you elaborate on why Feedbackz would be a better solution than something like Feedback genius or if someone already had their own email funnel?

Do you plan to have any more tools?

I was actually thinking of doing something like this the other day...

I'd love to PM you sometime to exchange ideas.

P.S. Any tips on how to write great content?
Hey Ben!
Yes, I do have more tools. I use them privately though because they don't even have accounts, logins, etc. etc. I literally just fire it up from my computer.

Sure, definitely PM me anything you've got.

As far as Feedbackz being, that's an awesome question. Thanks for asking!

1) HotStrike. If you've been selling awhile, you'll quickly notice you get buyers to leave feedback reviews on your seller account. And very few leave an actual product review on your listing.

This doesn't do us private label guys any good. We need product reviews. It's the currency on Amazon.

Anyways; so unlike FeedbackGenius, Feedbackz will automatically pull and schedule follow-up emails to all those who left positive seller feedback. These are what we call "warm" leads for reviews because we know a) they're vocal.. and b) they're already satisfied with your product. So they are really more opt to leave a product review as well. It helps me out a lot.

2) Optimized Emails. I've tested out a lot of different ways to ask for product reviews, and I've found the highest converting one. Not only that, but since I'm hardcore into Amazon. I continually find more and more ways to extract reviews and rank products. Those other guys are all about "software".


3) Shows New Product Reviews. The dashboard shows your 20 latest product reviews. Those other guys can only show seller feedback, that's worthless to us trying to rank our private label products. Basically, when your reviews start rolling in (I get about 1-3 daily) its boring to open each product page every single day to check for new reviews. It's a waste of time, now it's in your face.
 
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I like it. It looks sharp.

I have a new client I am just going to launch Amazon FBA with next week. I will consider giving your FeedbackZ a workout with them after I hear from some other posters here that your platform kicks a$$.

We are pretty happy with Feedback Genius right now for our mothership, but since you have more features I will watch this thread with interest and consider you down the road.
Wow! Awesome.. thank you!!

Question: do you run into the problem of getting way more buyers leaving seller feedback rather than product reviews? Does FeedbackGenius automatically send follow-up emails to them?
 

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Sleepless nights trying to launch this stuff... now the hard part begins! The hustle of marketing and getting out there.

Going to be pushing Feedbackz directly this weekend... and then I'll probably just focus on content curation for the rest of the time.
 

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I can say, "I'm impressed".

I'm the opposite of you though in your current situation. You sound 80% Amazon seller, 20% SaaS owner right now. Whereas I am 80% SaaS owner and 20% dabbling into Amazon as a seller.

I actually do a lot of little small stuff on the side, but seeing you doing both makes me want to focus more on Amazon. I've had a couple of ideas for YEARS and have helped other ecom's sell on eBay, Amazon, ShopBot, Sears and other places and I am kicking myself for not doing more on Amazon personally for myself.

I'm gonna bookmark this thread and your blog. I might reach out to you later about private label.

You going to the FLF meetup in March?
 

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Wow! Awesome.. thank you!!

Question: do you run into the problem of getting way more buyers leaving seller feedback rather than product reviews? Does FeedbackGenius automatically send follow-up emails to them?
Double edged sword. Send them too many messages and they will hammer you.
 
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More so a rant from spending a few hours marketing..

Man, the barrier of entry to different communities is high! Guess it's purposely made this way so they can make money via ads/sponsorships, makes sense. Looks like I'll have to pull out the wallet to get some exposure.

I'm doing a round of marketing the Feedbackz app directly. Then really just hammering away at providing value through content and promoting just the blog. Going to really try to own this Marketing/Ranking Amazon product niche. We'll see!

Got my first blog subscriber tonight!
 
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I can say, "I'm impressed".

I'm the opposite of you though in your current situation. You sound 80% Amazon seller, 20% SaaS owner right now. Whereas I am 80% SaaS owner and 20% dabbling into Amazon as a seller.

I actually do a lot of little small stuff on the side, but seeing you doing both makes me want to focus more on Amazon. I've had a couple of ideas for YEARS and have helped other ecom's sell on eBay, Amazon, ShopBot, Sears and other places and I am kicking myself for not doing more on Amazon personally for myself.

I'm gonna bookmark this thread and your blog. I might reach out to you later about private label.

You going to the FLF meetup in March?
Thank you! I unfortunately won't be able to make it this year. In my opinion, you can make Amazon FBA so passive that you can literally dedicate 80% time towards something else. But yeah; you're about right, I'm 80Amazon/20SaaS for the time being; I'm hoping to move more towards 30/70 in a year's time.
 

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@JamesF Props to you for the Feedbackz service, looks really great, awesome UI! I have just signed up and will be testing it this month. Feedback genius is great but there was always space for a competitor, and hopefully you'll be that competition.

Would love to get an idea of what other kind of private tools you have. Not expecting you to shoot them out to me, but I love hearing fresh ideas for things that I could get built for myself that may help my biz.

I'll be keeping an eye on your blog.

Keep up the good work dude! I'll let you know how I get along with Feedbackz.

EDIT: A great feedbackz feature would be to track open rate and provide some sort of analytics! That would set you apart from feedback genius free plan and small plan. I haven't actually used their middle priced plan so haven't seen the message analytics but I'd drop them right away if you provided that!
 
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James,

I like the hotstrike feature, I've also bookmarked your blog. I presently use feedback genius but I may consider the switch.
 

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@JamesF Props to you for the Feedbackz service, looks really great, awesome UI! I have just signed up and will be testing it this month. Feedback genius is great but there was always space for a competitor, and hopefully you'll be that competition.

Would love to get an idea of what other kind of private tools you have. Not expecting you to shoot them out to me, but I love hearing fresh ideas for things that I could get built for myself that may help my biz.

I'll be keeping an eye on your blog.

Keep up the good work dude! I'll let you know how I get along with Feedbackz.

EDIT: A great feedbackz feature would be to track open rate and provide some sort of analytics! That would set you apart from feedback genius free plan and small plan. I haven't actually used their middle priced plan so haven't seen the message analytics but I'd drop them right away if you provided that!
Thank you so much! Be sure to turn off all emails on your current software before turning on campaigns for Feedbackz otherwise you'll shoot double messages.. :nailbiting:

I have a couple tools; I can't spill the beans just yet, but one helps me get 50-75+ product reviews at a time. All legit from real buyers. The other tracks competitor products. That's about as much as I can say.. :cool:

Thanks again for the props and motivation. And yeah; I def agree, email analytics would be awesome. It's on the long list of stuff to do... it's actually one of the harder things to program too.
 
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James,

I like the hotstrike feature, I've also bookmarked your blog. I presently use feedback genius but I may consider the switch.
Thanks! Yeah, it's nice.. it gets me about 1 out of 5 when those emails send out. So on average; if I get like 100 new seller feedbacks a month; that's 20 product reviews that would of never happened.
 

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Hey brother, I just signed up. Haven't used it yet but it looks incredible.

I just put my first listing up, so I have no customers yet. Once it gets off the ground, I plan to use this software and I'd be happy to give you feedback.

PS. Added you on Skype--I think you'll be a great addition to the group.
 

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Hey guys,
I updated the original post but I am putting this offer on the table: @BusinessBen @Vigilante @eliquid @axiom @ljb7 @ddall

Update 2-21: To all Fastlaners: I am giving all members of Fastlane a free 4 month trial. This is for any plan..

  • Save 4 Months of Fees - if you're using a competitor.. save that money by making an easy switch.
  • Full Cell Phone Support From Me: I am providing full phone support to get all things set up or transferred for you. This means I am giving you my cell phone #, so we can talk or text.
  • Exclusive Access To Future Tools In Beta: I am adding each and every one into a private list so when I get a chance to release these other tools I use.. you'll have first crack at it. Not only that; I will give you free lifetime plans for them as well.
Just let me know you signed up on this thread and I'll make sure your account is squared away.
Sounds like a sweet deal! Thanks dude.

I'll PM you my email address I used to sign up with now.
 

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@JamesF , how long did it take you to grow to $50K/month. What would you suggest for someone to have in their reserves for start-up cash.
 

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Hey guys,
I updated the original post but I am putting this offer on the table: @BusinessBen @Vigilante @eliquid @axiom @ljb7 @ddall

Update 2-21: To all Fastlaners: I am giving all members of Fastlane a free 4 month trial. This is for any plan..

  • Save 4 Months of Fees - if you're using a competitor.. save that money by making an easy switch.
  • Full Cell Phone Support From Me: I am providing full phone support to get all things set up or transferred for you. This means I am giving you my cell phone #, so we can talk or text.
  • Exclusive Access To Future Tools In Beta: I am adding each and every one into a private list so when I get a chance to release these other tools I use.. you'll have first crack at it. Not only that; I will give you free lifetime plans for them as well.
Just let me know you signed up on this thread and I'll make sure your account is squared away.
Just signed up and set everything up. Looking forward to taking this for a spin ;)
 

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Update 2-21: To all Fastlaners: I am giving all members of Fastlane a free 4 month trial. This is for any plan..
Sold. Let's give this a whirl.

I just started a feedback genius trial earlier this week... I'm going to cancel it.


Also, your website is SOLID. I think you've got something really good here.
 
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I absolutely love your website. I'm not selling on Amazon, but if I were, I would definitely sign up for it.

I just got a follow-up e-mail the other day from a purchase I made, and I was thinking to myself that it was such a good way to encourage positive reviews.

A++++++! This is a great idea - you are going to rock this!
 

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