Welcome to Full-Time FBA

arrow-blue-outline-rightWelcome! On this blog, we talk about our journey towards making FBA our full-time job. We give out free tips and tricks to help you make the most of your time, money, and resources. If you want to subscribe, just fill out the form over on the right side of the screen.

Seller Central Cover Mini x3To show you our appreciation, we’d like to give you a free download link to our newest book, Seller Central Tips: Reimbursements, Refunds, and How To Correct Other Possible Amazon Glitches. When you confirm your subscription, the download link will magically show up in your inbox.

By the way, we hate spam as much as you do, so we only send you stuff that will help you make FBA your full-time job! Let us know if you have any questions.

Stephen & Rebecca Smotherman

8 Responses to Welcome to Full-Time FBA

  1. Hi Stephen. Thank you for the wealth of information that you are sharing. I’m starting my FBA journey this coming week and I was wondering how much starting capital I needed. I understand that there will be initial cash flow issues. I have opened a new account and have deposited $2500. Is that enough? I do have lot of credit cards but I’m afraid of using credit cards in case I’m not able to pay them off in full. You’re guidance would be appreciated.

    • Sunny,
      The question about how much starting capitol you will need is a complicated question because so much of it depends on your own personal situation. Personally, I think $2500 is a great starting point. What you need to do next is to write down all of the business related monthly fees you expect to be charged and set aside that amount so that it’s there when the fees are taken from your account. From there, I’d start buying up products to resell and send them to Amazon FBA as soon as possible. For me, I stay away from credit cards, but everyone has their own opinion on that topic. I hope this answer has helped some. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  2. Stephen,

    This ebook could not have come at a better time! I just finished reading it and the next day I had an email from Amazon that several of my items I shipped in were damaged by the distributor (me). I’m relatively new to selling FBA and if I hadn’t read your ebook, I would have just assumed I’d have to eat the losses.

    Instead, I followed the steps in your ebook and was fully reimbursed for all of the damaged items PLUS I ended up with a $25.00 profit to boot!

    Thanks again for all of your great advice!

    Joe

  3. Hi
    I just purchased and read your book about board games (that is the item that seems to attract me the most when I am out thrifting..) and realized that every game you listed in the BOLO were ones that, after checking their rankings on amazon, would have never purchased!

    How can you distinguish between a bad ranking game and one that has just doesn’t sell often? You say on a few of them that they sold up to once a day or once a month etc… yet the ranks are still so high..

    hmmm , I must rethink something in my purchasing selection, as I have passed on several of these games before (some even just this week!) I guess I need to look beyond ranking?

    Thanks for the info!

  4. I really enjoy getting your emails; they are always so informative! I’m looking at doing FBA but I do not quite understand it. I’m trying to figure out the fees associated with FBA. When shipping items to Amazon, there is the shipping fee and then Amazon charges a handling fee plus another shipping fee. Is this correct? If so, it seems like it could be very costly to the seller. When I sell an item on Amazon now, rarely does the shipping allowance allowed to me, cover the actual shipping cost. Therefore, I lose more money off my item. Any help would be appreciated!
    Thank you!
    Sherry

  5. Hello I have been selling on Amazon for years and I just started doing FBA. I found out about your site from a FB group and so far I love all the great information you are sharing. WHere is the best place to start on your site? Thanks

  6. HI, my question is this. with just books what would you say the starting capital would be. I see alot of people who have three or four memberships the up to date pda’s and scanners, all the shrink wrap tools ect.

    I want to know what the down and dirty is. I understand I need a scouting app so is amazon seller enough. I do know I need a scanner for my phone cause the camera is just not good enough. Do I have to shrink wrap books. Do I have to print labels or is it worth the money to let amazon do it.

    Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

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