Many people wish to start a business and work for themselves. The problem is that it can take a lot of money and expertise to get started. Luckily, there are many ways to start a business that can be done by anybody.
For instance, many people are selling products on Amazon and seeing a lot of success. Amazon has millions of shoppers per day on the platform. As a seller, you will have access to all of those shoppers.
The platform is called Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA). There are so many benefits to starting this type of business. Amazon handles the storage, packaging, and shipping of your product which allows you to focus on growing your business. In this article, we will go over what you need to do to start selling on FBA.
Have a product manufactured
The process begins with making a product that you believe has a market. With the right product idea, you can then go to a manufacturer to have it produced. It will take some time to find the right factory. Look for ones that will work with your specifications and allow you to start with a small order at first.
A smaller minimum order will result in a higher price per item but it can keep your initial costs low. There are many factories in China that will work directly with small businesses like you.
Once your order is complete then you will need to get it shipped to Amazon. When you go through the Seller Central platform, they will let you know where to send your finished products.
Have it shipped
Shipping is time-consuming and accounts for a large part of the cost of your goods to sell. Shop around and find a courier that will pick it up directly from the factory in China. Once it arrives in the US, you will need to then have another courier take it through customs and to the Amazon distribution center.
Make sure to get a same day cargo quote from the courier that will handle getting it to the fulfillment center. It’s worth it to pay more for fast service as you will start making money sooner. The longer it takes to get the product to the center, the longer it takes to start making your money back.
Make a good product page
Putting your product in the best possible light will help you sell more of it. This means taking great pictures and writing a detailed description.
Pictures should be taken from multiple angles. Additionally, they should show how the product is used. This allows people to understand if the product will help them or not.
The description area is essential to get write. Use concise language that gives the reader the information they need quickly. Bullet points will help them see the most important information easily. The language should be simple, yet persuasive which convinces the reader that they’re making the right choice by purchasing.