Friday, April 04, 2008

Great New Resource for eBay Sellers who Want to Sell on Amazon

I recently had the opportunity to review a great e-book by Steve Lindhorst, eBay seller and former eBay employee. It is called Selling on "The River" and really does a fantastic job of explaining how Amazon works. It is written from the perspective of a long-time eBay seller who struggled to find the right information on how to sell on Amazon.

This book is written specifically for eBay sellers who want to sell on Amazon, but are finding it a challenge. Steve does a fantastic job explaining the ins-and-outs of selling on Amazon from the perspective of an eBay seller.

I've read the book and think it would be a very valuable tool for those eBay sellers who want to expand their business to Amazon.
You could spend hours-upon-hours trying to figure out how Amazon works or spend a few minutes reading Steve's book and start listing immediately. IMO, this e-book should be required reading for eBay sellers on the move.
Just my 12%


Marty @ ohexpress Video & Music said...

The FBA is intersesting to me as my wife and I would like to travel in an RV and do eBay from the road, and the shipping part is a problem. She drop ships some items, but for me I need to have items on hand, and would need a weekly shipment sent to me, and one the road I would need to plan to find a place to meet the shipment, yikes. Marty

Randy Smythe said...


FBA works wonderful for me. I want to travel the US meeting 3P sellers, while blogging and having FBA ship my stuff.

Once I get the FBA biz established and consistent, that's exactly what I will do.

I'll post info when/if an e-book is written about this.

Cliff said...

I'm getting bitter on the FBA thing now -- my USPS delivery confirmation says the Amazon fulfillment center received my package March 21. So far I've had one canned-response type reply from support and I've just sent my second e-mail out today asking for more info. I'm really trying to hold off sending out my second package until they manage to find and list my first one, but I'm getting impatient.

So far, for me, the river's got a mighty undertow.

Randy Smythe said...

Cliff, are you shipping to the Lentucky warehouse?

I've shipped nearly 8000 items to the Reno warehouse with no problems.

I've heard a couple of other sellers have had problems with the Kentucky warehouse.

Cliff said...

Kentucky it is, I guess that's for us East Coasters? Yikes, Randy, that's not what I want to hear.

It's pretty obviously lost or been overtaken by some Kentucky warehouse rogue, so my next question would be are they going to do anything for me at the end of this?

I get the feeling they're just going to tell me to use UPS next time and not USPS, but that doesn't help me now.

As for now I've got all of these special labels I bought that I'm dying to use, but I'm scared too!

I really want this to work.

Cliff said...

By the way, I am going to buy a copy of that book, no matter how my Amazon problems turn out. Sounds interesting and perfect for me if I can get going again. Thanks for posting it.

Randy Smythe said...

It's hit or miss sometimes on FBA support. I've been very lucky to get good Support people on the other line the two times I've needed them.

It may be a USPS problem. I only use UPS.

Actually when I read the book I though it would be perfect for you.

Cliff said...

Interesting, it is a little steeper in price than I expected for an e-Book, but there's a lot of meat in those pages though I guess.

I'm betting that's what they say since they seem to prefer UPS, but the thing is my Delivery Confirmation label does say delivered. I don't think Amazon recognizes the package though until they actually accept it. Really irritating, I had a couple of more valuable OOP titles in there (funny thing, if I recollect properly they were old Glacier Bay purchases!)

Anonymous said...

"Now I just need to get him to work with me to co-write a book on Amazon's FBA program"

Why not let him write your blog too? Then you can just head for Florida and play golf all day...

Randy Smythe said...

Florida is too humid for me! :) But I do like the idea of playing golf all day.