Jessica posts training materials online that are very affordably priced. Furthermore, the training materials are segmented by industry; for example, if you want to try health and beauty product drop-shipping, Jessica offers an ebook on the subject for only $27. Alternately, you can also buy the entire Amazon Boot Camp for $299.
That’s an incredibly irresponsible position the host gave on that call – people lose their businesses over bad advice like that! Amazon takes the privacy of their customer VERY seriously. Email follow up with Amazon customers is a minefield that you MUST be extremely caution playing around in. I flat out don’t do it. Not worth the risk.
Case in point: Jessica Larrew of Amazon Boot Camp. Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income interviewed Jessica and her husband/business partner Cliff and the couple appear to apply all the principles outlined in ASM except that they don’t source their product from China or other offshore countries (nope, they get their deals at places like Walgreens).
I know it’s not uncommon in the IM business, but if that’s what you’re doing, I personally think its a pretty crappy thing to pitch your services over and over again on a thread about the course you’ve basically lifted the info from.
I didn’t buy Amazon Selling Machine but it seems the Amazon Selling machine product is more about removing yourself as much as you can from the process such as focusing on the “Advanced” FBA concepts of using suppliers that ship/label for you and send to the Amazon FBA warehouse.
As someone making a full time living doing what they teach, I thought I’d chime in. First, I need to say I haven’t bought the product and I think it’s overpriced. I watched the free videos, the webinar with Matt Carter) and read all of the comments on the free videos and see that they are doing exactly what I’ve done (without the course). They find a product that is hot, they “make their own version” (basically brand it with a logo and in my case, a trademark) and sell it for higher prices than competing “brands” through FBA (fulfillment by Amazon) allowing their fulfillment process to be automated. This DOES work and it works well. However, I make around $10,000- $15,000 profit a month, NOT $100,000 (though I only have 2 branded products and they are not in the “best sellers”- they have 5-30 that ARE in the best sellers so it IS possible.)
That’s the thing about the importing as well that most people don’t realize. To make importing feasible, you have to import a full container. Do you know how many units of something it would take to fill an entire container when the weight is 16 ounces? Do you know what the total cost of that container would be? Now, you could balance it out with a heavier item; one that would fill up 3/4 of the container and then fill in the 1/4 with the smaller items. But either way, you’re talking about a $40-50K investment in that case.
#2: for someone who has over 200+ comments in this forum, you seem as you have experience in IM, so I wont teach you how to suck eggs. They provided lots of value on the webinar to show people by doing the basic things ANYONE can make money in FBA, in addition to the training inside the course your results will go into overkill (positive).
This Amazing Selling Machine 2018 review is provided by a current member of ASM 8. The Amazing Selling Machine which is also known as ASM is a training program that helps people like you build a sustainable long-term business selling products on Amazon. This program was created by Matt Clark and Jason Katzenback and it has had over eight previous series with the Amazing Selling Machine 8 (ASM 8) coming out in October 2017.
The $3.500 is way too low for what they are giving you for your money. If you ever had a real business you would have known this is really low-cost what you are paying but not low-cost what you are getting.
Incorporation = $400-$800 – WFT- really, to start this?? I didnt! When starting one can operate as a sole proprietorship – no cost. When things start moving, over $15 a month, then create an LLC. This is not required. My cost $0
If it was so easy to be successful – everyone would be doing it. Of the 1,000’s that will shell out the money for this course I believe MOST will NEVER even recoup their initial investment in the course. They throw around the astounding sales results of a few individuals, including one of the promotors – if it’s too good to be true…well…
What you will also realize is that you need initial investment of at least $1000 – $4000 to start. But to be super realistic $1000 is not enough. If you want to get desired product most suppliers in China will work with minimum order quantity (MOQ) of 500 pieces. For lower quantity the prices are higher and many manufacturers are not even willing to work with you. So here are all the various costs to consider:
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9.) As an example there was a item I recently sold that I got 40% off regular retail at cost- it was $18.00 but ,after amazon fees and commission as well as the the shipping that you pay for to send products to Amazon my profit was – 10% not really great for something I got below retail for 40% off. Do your research with Amazon Fulfillment the best way , is to get suppliers to ship it directly to Amazon , of course if you do not see the product that’s another risk. Some would say 10% is great but thats only $1.80,which when you figure in fuel , it cost more for me to take it to the post office. Scaled Up – 500 Units x 1.80 = $900
The interesting thing is The Amazing Selling Machine guys have been doing this for 4-5 years in a row, with the same company name and same address. If they were underhanded or crooked or doing anything illegal, they would have had to dissolve and/or change names and/or re-package under a different name, and/or receive a class action suit and/or a big consumer outrage, and I don’t see any of that. I think their offer, program, and money-back guarantee is ‘fair’ and they’ve operated fairly. It’s just their price point is considerably higher than what you can find comparably with (say) Proven Amazon Course (just one example).
What this means is that, if you buy the program and buy inventory, market it, and do not make money following their methods, ASM will refund you the full cost of the program and they will reimburse you for any money you spent on inventory, up to $10,000.
I agree with your analysis. I ran the numbers on what they were telling us to do and came up with 20,000 Amazon products at most to make the first two criteria cuts. Then there are several other important factors which will knock that 20,000 down again. Now add a course with possibly 2,000 highly motivated people (having spent $3497) who are all looking for the ONE big money product, and how many of the 2000 will come up with one? Sure, out of 2000 starters, a few will land a big one, “proving” the course. But I doubt that even 20 will land a big one, and that’s less than 1%. A post above mentioned that some beta testers did very well. I’ve not seen one single mention about the percentage of people in the beta test who even made back their investment. If it were my course, I would be recognizing the success of those who performed well. Sometimes the lack of evidence is evidence itself.
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Work out how to get yourself into one of the top three positions for the ad. This may mean over-bidding in the first instance but you will soon be able to judge ad price with ad position and reduce your ad cost. NB there is a 3 to 4 day time lag on the action you take on amazon ads and the relevant report data.
Anyway, that process took me 4 weeks and I am just now sending my inventory to Amazon to start selling. I could have been selling weeks ago if I didn’t go that route so it is my choice, not because of the program or anything else.
I have never taken the course.. All the knowledge I gleaned were from his podcasts and other sources (reddit, FB groups, ImportDojo, etc.) I have 2 products out and am on number 3 and hopefully 4 soon. You can absolutely do it without taking the course. With that said, I would imagine there would be rgeat value in that course still, but if I were you I’d just take advantage of all the free info that’s out there.
I chose not to buy this product when it first came out becasue it was too expensive for me. There sale material did stimulate my interest in selling on Amazon and FBA in particular. There are some very good (and less expensive) products that will help you if you are intersted in Amazon selling.
… (PAC) teaches about arbitrage (buying generic brands at low costs and selling for a higher price) this does require visiting shops, charity shops, car boot sales etc, box them up add the labels on and ship to Amazon. …you can not automate the PAC business or hire scouters for your business as you run the risk of losing your worker.
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I think the most noticeable difference between the two is the new one is all about private labeling with wider profit margins rather than the former one which was dropshipping? There, I just saved everyone $3,400+
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I have been listening to this podcast daily. I have already found a product and ordered a sample to begin with selling on Amazon FBA. I feel so much more confident in starting up thanks to Scott’s great advice and awesome interviews with guests. I can’t stop listening! Almost ready to launch!