FBA Retail Arbitrage – A Weekend Adventure

Retail ArbitrageIf you still have a full-time job and want to earn income online, then I suggest you seriously consider Fulfillment By Amazon or FBA. With this program, you find items in stores or online that you can sell for a profit on Amazon. Over one weekend, I bought some items online as well as bought some items in retail stores in my area. Going to stores is called retail arbitrage or RA.

As you can see from the picture above, I was pretty successful. I shopped a few hours on a Saturday and Sunday and this is the result. I went to various stores all within 15 minutes of my home. I am very fortunate because there are many stores all around me with plenty of bargains.

Retail arbitrage can be very lucrative and even a “newbie” can do this. I started in the middle of November 2014 so I have only been doing this approximately 7 months. I get so excited when I tell people about this. Unlike other online marketing niches, Amazon has a lot of traffic so you don’t have to drive traffic to your listings in the beginning. Of course to get the maximum traffic, you will want to drive traffic to your product listings. Also, retail arbitrage is less dependent on other people than other online marketing niches. You are in control of your own destiny. You determine how much you will spend at the stores, what you will buy and to some degree what you will charge. It is not as passive as other ways to sell on Amazon, but I believe it is the best way to get started.

The one training that I used to get started with Retail Arbitrage was Amazon Boot Camp. Amazon Boot Camp is a step-by-step training course for Amazon FBA. This course starts with creating your Amazon Seller Central account. The course even comes with a very active Facebook group. After watching the videos, I was able to get started very quickly. I did make some mistakes along the way, but nothing that could not be corrected.

I have purchased quite a few courses and books relating to Amazon FBA. You can check out the resources I use on my website. Now is the best time to get started so you have your feet wet before 4th quarter arrives. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will answer your question. Happy Shopping!


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