A RESELLER has made thousands in just four months and has shared what brought her so much success.
She has been using Fulfillment by Amazon to sell high-demand products that she buys from other stores, sometimes at a discounted price.
FBA WITH DEY (@deyhustlehq) shared her experience this week in a video on TikTok.
She said she made $15,000 in just four months with her method.
Dey explained that she buys items that are seasonal products, limited editions, or highly sought-after in bulk from Sam's Clubs and other stores.
Her TikTok showed her car's backseat and trunk full of Hostess Valentine's Day Ding Dongs and Welch's Fruit Snacks.
In the caption of the video, Dey said that selling through Fulfillment by Amazon has allowed her to quit her job in the medical field.
She added that people doubted she would be successful at first, but she took a chance on herself with it.
“I started selling 4 months ago and never looked back! I was working in the medical field, had tons of bills, and wasn't able to spend much time with my kids,” Dey said.
“After seeing others like me reselling on Amazon I figured what's the worst that could happen??
“Little did I know, I ended up quitting my full-time job to pursue Amazon FBA full-time.”
She said that her reported $15,000 in sales so far has allowed her more flexibility in life, especially when it comes to her children.
She now enjoys taking them to and from school and never misses their games or other events.
“If you're looking for a flexible schedule that you can control Amazon FBA is for you,” she said.
Fulfillment by Amazon is run through Amazon Marketplace, which allows independent sellers to be third-party shippers and make a profit from it.
The platform “is an e-commerce platform owned and operated by Amazon that enables third-party sellers to sell new or used products directly to consumers on a fixed-price online marketplace alongside Amazon's regular offerings,” according to Amazon.
Amazon said independent sales make up more than 60% of its sales.
The professional selling plan costs $39.99 per month, no matter how many items are sold.
To sell food on Amazon, you have to work under Amazon’s Professional Selling Plan, according to pixelfymeblog.
You have to give Amazon records and documentation for the products, provide certain details about the services you will provide, and keep product invoices.
Further requirements include having less than one percent of orders with defects, less than 2.5% cancel rates, and a less than 4% late shipment rate.
It's important to note that not everyone will see the same success on the platform and that you're required to report income over a certain threshold to the IRS or you could face tax consequences.
Some of Dey's viewers had questions, including one who asked, “How much higher are you selling the items? It’s weird to me that people know it cost less in stores but will pay double or even triple.”
She responded, “People are paying for convenience.”
Others thanked her for the information and showed interest in learning how to do it themselves.
“I would say the hardest part was learning the software. After that it’s a breeze,” Dey wrote.