Why new sellers should sell Books and Media on Amazon FBA

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booksandmediaWhy We Suggest You Sell Media Products before Non-Media Products

When you start selling on Amazon, we recommend starting with media products for several reasons.

1. Everyone has media products around their home. Books, DVDs, CDs, and VHS tapes all qualify as media. By selling items already in your possession, you can generate income to buy more inventory later.


2. Media is a low dollar category. Amazon often imposes selling limits on new sellers. You can be a victim of your own success if you sell too much too fast on Amazon. Your funds from sales can be held up to 45 days and you can be put on probation and restricted from listing more items. We highly recommend that you list and sell media only for at least 30 days before attempting to list non-media items. (Please note, this has happened to some of our clients. This restriction can be very inconvenient if you have money in your Amazon account that you cannot get to. Also, of you have purchased inventory for sale, and cannot list it, you will be paralyzed and unable to list or sell the products you have invested in. We caution you against jumping into Amazon too fast.)


3. You need to learn how to handle merchant filled items before moving to FBA. Merchant filled means you ship the item yourself. Even if your goal is strictly FBA selling, you need to know how to handle merchant filled orders. For example, at Christmas time, some items and toys are such fast sellers and time runs short, so you will want to merchant fill these types of “hot” items. Also, certain items may not qualify for FBA selling, but may be profitable to sell. For example, products in aerosol cans and anything flammable or hazardous (lighters, perfumes, etc) cannot be sold through fulfillment. You may find these items and want to sell them merchant filled.

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