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Sometimes selling on Amazon can be frustrating, but we're here to help. Hosted by Full-Time FBA's Stephen and Rebecca Smotherman, The Full-Time FBA Show is a podcast focused on helping you grow your Amazon FBA business to a point where you can make a full-time income with only part-time hours. We'll talk about the best Amazon FBA strategies and hear inspirational stories from those who have succeeded in making a full-time income with Amazon. The podcast features fresh content, proven strateg ...
 
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Q4 can easily be the most profitable 3 months of your Amazon selling year. In fact, some sellers say that their Q4 sales eclipse the sales from the first nine months combined. As Amazon sellers head into the final months of the year, we need to make sure we’re fully prepared, because it is the run-up to the biggest holiday selling season when milli…
 
Today, we tackle five major profit leaks that affect many Amazon FBA sellers, also giving you solutions that will increase your revenue stream. It doesn’t matter how big your Amazon boat is, if it’s got a leak, then it’s going to sink. We'll break down all of the hidden and forgotten fees that are stealing your profits and show you how to lower the…
 
Are you wondering whether selling Halloween-related stuff is even worth it this year? Well, Stephen and Rebecca are here to tell you that not only is it worth it, but it can also be a profitable opportunity! In today's episode, Stephen and Rebecca talk about some spooky, exciting, and awesome things you can do to grow your Amazon FBA business in th…
 
To remain competitive in the Amazon marketplace, it is imperative that you are constantly reassessing the pricing of your inventory. While some Amazon sellers choose to adjust their prices manually from time to time, Amazon sellers who are focused on achieving long-term success would rather rely on an automatic repricer to update their prices to re…
 
In this episode, we dive into the buy and hold strategy, which is basically buying products now in order to hold them to sell at a point in the near or distant future. Sometimes a reseller will find an item that is not profitable now (or that could be even more profitable in the future) and might be tempted to buy the items now to sell them some ti…
 
Making the transition from a retail arbitrage business model to a 100% wholesale model was not something that Dan ever envisioned when he first started selling on Amazon, but when Dan learned about the power of wholesale, he made the transition and has never looked back. As our first-ever returning guest, Dan talks about transitioning from retail a…
 
Wholesale sourcing does not have to be so hard. Most people who want to get into Amazon wholesale selling have met with the same old methodologies. But on today’s show, we’ll discuss a different formula for getting wholesale on Amazon right, which includes a simple, tried-and-tested model for reverse wholesale sourcing. Today, Stephen interviews Dy…
 
Amazon Brand Restrictions. It's something that a lot of sellers get frustrated about when they're trying to grow their Amazon business. Today's episode covers how you can increase your chances of getting approved to sell those restricted items, plus a whole lot more on the approval process itself. Of course, the title of this episode refers how to …
 
While you may have built your empire by selling on Amazon, today’s episode shows you how you can sell more by expanding to Poshmark — a marketplace for new and used clothing, accessories, beauty and wellness products, and even home goods. In today's episode, Stephen interviews Rebecca and they talk all things Poshmark. After explaining what Poshmar…
 
We can all agree on one thing: returns stink. Imagine the scene — you’re an Amazon seller diligently checking your inbox when you get that painful message; another customer is returning one of your items. It's never a fun experience. In this episode, we'll show you how to deal with Amazon returns so that each time you get one of those return notifi…
 
When most people start selling on Amazon they have visions of creating a sustainable income stream that will last them a long time, but few ever actually achieve that goal. In this episode, we are going to share our three keys to Amazon FBA success, plus some game-changing tips and tricks to help you with your Amazon business. The bulk of this epis…
 
Did you know you could actually buy items directly from Amazon and flip them back on Amazon for a profit? Today I'm talking with online arbitrage expert and seasoned Amazon seller Jo Ann Zimmerman. The former teacher discusses how she first learned about selling on Amazon, experimenting with private label selling before discovering her niche in ret…
 
Whether you're just starting to sell on Amazon or you've been selling for a while, you might have asked yourself if the number of Amazon sellers was getting to a saturation point. Every day, more sellers start selling on Amazon, but are there too many now or is there still room for new sellers? For those of you who are gathering information, trying…
 
Are you letting any fears stand in your way of pursuing the dream of starting and succeeding with an Amazon FBA business? Even though you might have read all the books, listened to the podcasts, and signed up for every related newsletter, there are those who still struggle to find the courage to start selling on Amazon. While we get that it can see…
 
Today we are going to look at the top myths that may be preventing you from growing your FBA business and meeting your goals. These myths range from the serious to the trivial, but if you're believing these lies, then you're not only missing out on more profits, but you're also ruining your success potential. I've been selling on Amazon since 2011 …
 
Why would anybody sell an item on Amazon for such a low price that they're actually losing money on the transaction? If you’ve ever been sourcing, found an item, but see it's for sale on Amazon at or around the same price you're seeing it sold for in the store you're at, then you’ve probably felt very confused as to why these sellers would be selli…
 
You don’t have to buy and/or sell on eBay to benefit from the platform! Creating an account and downloading the eBay app is free, and today we’re going to talk about how you can leverage this app to support and boost your Amazon business. Not only can you use the eBay app to check the profitability of an item with no product page, but it can also h…
 
Find out the top nine free tools for Amazon FBA resellers to help you make more money and save some time. These simple, easy-to-use, and – best of all – free tools will help you grow your Amazon business by calculating your FBA fees and potential profit, comparing prices, checking your sales, and comparing competition stock levels, as well as findi…
 
Today we are following up on last week's show on online arbitrage. While we explored beginner strategies in that episode, today we are taking things a step further and going deep on some advanced tips and tricks for your OA endeavors. Rebecca is once again in the hot seat and answering all the questions on online arbitrage, tools, and mindset, so g…
 
Getting started with online arbitrage (OA) can feel overwhelming. From not knowing where to look for inventory to feeling like you don’t have enough time, it may seem like there are many roadblocks in your path. This does not have to be the case if you break your online arbitrage into easy-to-manage steps when you’re first starting out. In this epi…
 
Could Amazon's return policy actually be a good thing for Amazon sellers? We all know that sinking feeling attached to a return notification from Amazon. While returns may not be our favorite part of the job of being an Amazon seller, it is a necessary aspect of business to deal with. Amazon's amazing return policy, as we explain in today's show, a…
 
Looking for the best ways to source profitable wholesalers for your Amazon FBA business? This episode is especially for you. Finding these wholesale sources can make all the difference for you and your income, so we wanted to share multiple methods for tracking down those wholesale accounts to get you ahead in the Amazon game. All of the methods we…
 
They say the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. But some Amazon strategies are too risky to ever pay off. In this episode, we unpack six risky Amazon strategies and why we don’t teach them. We'll talk about everything from the risky strategies that might be obvious to you, to some risks you might not have ever thought were risky. All of these …
 
Today on the show, we give you a behind the scenes look at The Full-Time FBA Amazon business journey: How we got started doing FBA, how we’ve progressed to working part-time hours with a full-time income, and the key decisions, tools, and systems that have had the biggest impact on getting our business where it is today. We start from the very begi…
 
There will always be more and more things you can do to be productive, free up time, and accomplish more in your Amazon FBA business. Yet oftentimes we do a few things that are actually counter-productive and ultimately hinder the growth of our businesses. In today’s episode, we highlight seven things you should stop doing if you want your Amazon F…
 
How confident do you feel as an Amazon seller? In today's episode, we will help you build up the confidence you need to find that success you're looking for. Have you ever felt like you're just fooling yourself when it comes to actually building and running a successful Amazon FBA business? Do you let the success you see in others make you feel bad…
 
It seems like almost every Amazon seller has to deal with being accused of selling an inauthentic item on Amazon - even if we know for a fact that it's not inauthentic at all. If you've never had it happen to you, then it'll probably happen soon. Today on the show, Stephen interviews Kim Coghlan, an expert on the topic, about how to properly handle…
 
Amazon announced on March 17th that the FBA warehouses are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products coming into their fulfillment centers so that they can more quickly receive, restock, and deliver these products to customers. This temporary pause will be until April 5th. With this priority shift,…
 
With all that’s going on in the world right now during the spread of Coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19, we at Full-Time FBA want to take a moment to check in with our listeners and let you know how we are handling this worldwide emergency as it relates to our Amazon FBA business. Usually we focus our podcast episodes on ways you can improve yo…
 
Sales rank on Amazon can be one of the most perplexing aspects of the trade. In today’s episode, we clear up the confusion by unpacking this phenomenon, describing what it is and how it works so that you know how to best leverage this information. Sales rank numbers can be arbitrary since the same number can mean different things depending on the c…
 
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