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Aliexpress.com is the best place to start when you are considering becoming an Amazon seller.
Aliexpress is known as the 'Retail' branch of the Alibaba.com as it is where shoppers go in order to buy small numbers of items for their personal use.
This, however, has also lead to the development of the retail supply chain known as Dropship or Dropshipping.
In this way, you as a seller can advertise items that you do not actually have but that are being sold by another party on a site such as Aliexpress.com.
Alibaba.com is the original site in the Alibaba Group. It is the Wholesale selling arm that sells Bulk quantities of items to retail sellers for them to list on sites like Amazon, or eBay.
As an Amazon seller, you can find an item that you would like to list for sale and buy a quantity of it for a fraction of the price that you will resell it for.
You are also usually able to customise the items that you order, with a company logo or custom colours etc. Whatever element you would like to change about the product to make it unique to you as a seller, and therefore giving you an edge on your competitors.
Other good things to weave into this copy include: awards won, distinctions given, number of products sold, company philosophy (just keep it short), interesting company history bits, and anything that makes a reader think you'd be awesome to do business with.
As an Amazon Seller, if you are thinking of buying items the Amazon FBA service, you will need to make sure you do your product research beforehand.
Jungle Scout is by far the most superior software available for this research. It allows prospective Sellers to assess millions of products already being sold on Amazon in order to establish metrics like popularity, profitability, and importantly level of competition.
The seller who first undertakes this level of research is able to avoid trying to sell products on Amazon that have too much competition to allow a new seller in that space to be competitive, or to choose a product that doesn't provide you with enough profit for you.
One of the best parts about Jungle Scout is that you can subscribe on a month to month basis, so if you are trying to keep your costs down, you are can.
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