February 26, 2018 at 7:43 pm #167052
we are new FBA sellers and we are selling any type of products and we are not doing the private labeling. We are set up with good wholesale companies (arts and craft supply wholesale) and we have noticed when we find good products with good prices and good BSR, we discover while researching that Amazon is selling the same product. I am willing to match the prices with Amazon but we were informed that Amazon will not share the BUY box with anyone. So we have decided to stay away from products being sold by amazon. This results in time consuming efforts trying to find good products not being sold by Amazon. You have any pointers on how to find a product without the Amazon competing headache ??
Robert SmithFebruary 26, 2018 at 7:55 pm #167568
Hello Robert & Michelle,
Welcome to the world of selling on Amazon! What you’ve encountered is a reason that so many sellers opt for private labeling on Amazon, so they can control their own branded listings and not compete with Amazon in the buy box. What you need to remember is that many sellers do sell what Amazon also lists because Amazon often runs out of stock and drops/adds products. When they do, your listing can take over the buy box. Seller tools that help you track top sellers and Buy Box placements can help with this, too. Sellics, Seller Labs, AMZ Insight, and even product scouting tools like Profit Bandit, Amazon Seller App, and Scoutify can tell you if Amazon has the Buy Box with a quick UPS lookup. This takes some time and, of course, the info can change, but it’s a start.
Also, talk to your vendors. They may be able to reveal what is and isn’t sold directly to Amazon and help you weed out the items you don’t want to compete on. That’s what I did and it helped tremendously. Hope this helps you develop a plan. Good luck!