Amazon.com is an amazing company that has made starting a business "easier" than ever. It's easy in the sense that anybody can do it. You can start and run your business from anywhere in the world, and work on that business at any time of the day. Yes there is still work, time, money and energy that needs to go into running a successful Amazon business, but Amazon handles all of the heavy lifting for you. Amazon allows sellers and business to leverage their billion dollar infrastructure as if it was their own. Below we have broken down 3 reason as to why you should start your own Amazon.com business today!
#1. Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA)
FBA is the number 1 resource that any company can use to grow and scale their business, no questions asked. Amazon FBA, also know as Amazon Prime, is the process of sending your inventory into Amazon's warehouse and having them handle shipping, customer service, returns and warehousing all on your behalf. Once your products are enrolled in Amazon FBA, your products will now be available for free 2 day shipping to Amazons 80 million prime members.
#2. Speed to Market
Amazon provides a unique opportunity to businesses and individuals to create a product from scratch and launch it on Amazon in a matter of weeks. No longer do you need to find a distributor or broker who has connections at a retail store who may or may not be able to get your products into that store next year. Not only does this take time and money, but these retailers will then want a slotting fee (a fee to manually put your product in their stores. Can be as high as $20,000) to put your products on their shelves. With Amazon, as soon you have product ready to ship, you can list your products on Amazon and start collecting sales and capturing market share instantly.
#3. Flexible Schedule / Additional Income
Unlike a traditional 9-5 job, Amazon offers the flexibility to run a business on your own schedule. If your products are enrolled in Amazon FBA you don't need to worry about processing orders and shipping product. Amazon will take care of all of the logistical work for you. You can create an Amazon store, spend a few hours a week making sure you have enough inventory in stock and fine tuning your marketing programs and let Amazon handle the rest. Once you have your processes in place, Amazon can run on cruise control allowing you the flexibility to work when you want and where you want.
There are a number of other reasons as to why Amazon is the perfect place to start a new business or make some extra cash on the side. There are hundreds of thousands of sellers on Amazon that have quit their jobs and have turned Amazon into their primary source of income.
Yes, we did mention that selling on Amazon is "easy" but selling on Amazon and excelling is a process and can be challenging. Thats where we come in. The Starren Group are Amazon Sales Consultants that specialize in helping companies sell on Amazon. We focus on Amazon FBA consulting and Amazon product page optimization but provide a variety of services to help your business get listed and be successful on Amazon. Contact Us to learn more about The Starren Group and so we can learn more about your goals and objectives with Amazon.