So you’ve realised that the Amazon website can be a great place to sell goods on for a profit, but that doesn’t answer the all important question. How can you source products to sell on Amazon? Where are those all important goods to sell on actually going to come from? Here are just a few places to consider, helping you to get started.
1. Your garage/attic
You don’t need to live in a house for long to start to accumulate an assortment of bits and bobs that you don’t really need anymore. If you are looking for something to sell why not start in your own garage or attic? Shifting some of these bits and pieces has a dual benefit; it clears out the clutter in your own house and it can bring in some great profit, which you can then use to put toward new stock to sell.
2. Your local charity shop/car boot sale
Other people are in exactly the same situation as you; they have lots of ‘junk’ in their houses that they want to sell on to make a bit of money. Always remember that one man’s junk is another man’s gold, and charity shops or car boot sales can be great places to source products to sell on Amazon. Just make sure you have an idea of how much you can stand to make from each purchase; you don’t want to spend a lot of money only to realise that you can’t make any profit selling the items on online.
3. Your friends and family
Why not offer your online selling services to your friends and family? You could sell on some of their unwanted goods, keeping some of the profits for yourself and passing on the rest. Just make sure you are clear about how much you’re keeping before getting started; you don’t want to alienate your nearest and dearest in the pursuit of a few pounds!
4. A wholesaler
All sorts of businesses around the globe can offer goods at a reduced, or a wholesale, price and you can use it for Amazon sourcing. Some of these places may exist within your own town or city, while others can be found in different locations with a quick online search. Look for wholesale providers in your niche market area to see if they can offer you some goods at a price that provides you with plenty of profit when you go to sell the items on.
The last option to consider is that of eBay, or other online auction websites. Sometimes it is possible to get your hands on a great deal on these websites for goods that you can sell on Amazon for a profit. But won’t those Amazon shoppers just go to eBay to get the same deal? Not at all! Many buyers automatically go to purchase from Amazon.com without ever even checking the price; they simply assume that Amazon offers the best deal and, if not, it at least comes with excellent customer service. You can take advantage of this by sourcing stock to sell on Amazon on other websites where it may be significantly cheaper.