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TOP TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR FBA PRIVATE LABEL SELLERS
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Jungle Scout Extension – This product research tools has become one of my favorites. It saves hours of time and allows you to export data to refer back to while in the research stage. There’s a video Greg Mercer (the creator) made and shows how to use the tool and find products fast.
Jungle Scout Web App – New Product Discovery Tool – This allows you to find products that meet the criteria of low competition and good sales demand. The first time I used this tool I found a product I could Private label in under 10 minutes. No Joke!
This tool can save hours of time searching manually and help to locate hidden opportunities that may have been overlooked.
Find products to sell on Amazon that are on AliExpress. Launch products with only a few units before doing a more capital intensive larger inventory order. (Included with AmaSuite 5)
KEYWORD RESEARCH AND TRACKING
Google Keyword Planner – This is a FREE tool that allows you to research keywords for search volume and demand for a product. This tool is also great for creating new campaign keywords for Amazon PPC campaigns.
Simple Keyword Inspector – This tool allows you to scrape and spy on your competitors and see what keywords they are ranking for. I usually use this tool to create new PPC campaigns to help rank for my competitors keywords.
AMA Keyword Generator– The Keyword module in this suite allows you to find more keywords by using seed keywords and competitor listings. It will also help with suggested ones too.
This also allows you to look deeper into product reviews that will help you identify what you can improve on your product.
Guided Imports – This company is a “one stop shop” for Product Sourcing, Negotiating, Inspections and Shipping. They pretty much do it all for a fee of course.
Aliexpress – This is website like Ebay, but for sourcing products. They make it real easy and allows you to get started with small orders to test, before investing larger amounts of money.
Alibaba – This is another website that allows you to connect with agents, suppliers and manufacturers.
ThomasNet – This is another website for businesses to connect with suppliers.
PRODUCT PICTURES AND ARTWORK
Up Graded Images – This was recommended by many of our EMPIRE MINDS listeners. They are priced well and provide very high quality set of images. Plus, they understand what Amazon likes to see in their product images.
Fiverr – If you are on a budget, you can search and find a freelancer that could do product images.
Upwork – This website will allow you to connect with Photographers that could possibly do product photography.
Splitly is a tool that now allows us to Split Test various elements such as Images and Pricing and measure how they convert over time. Before this software was created you would have to manually change the element you were testing over the course of 2 to 3 weeks and then see what the results were. I’ve done it and it’s a pain, but worth it of you can 3x your sales from one tweak.
When I found out that Greg Mercer of Jungle Scout was behind this software, I jumped in and tried it right away. It’s Awesome and is super simple to set up and use.
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PRODUCT DEAL SITES – SALES
Jump Send – This deal site was created to allow sellers to connect with 1,000’s of shoppers looking for discounts and deals. The buyers are not required to leave reviews and conforms to Amazon’s new TOS. This is a jungle scout product as well so when you click on the link scroll to the very bottom and click on jump send. The link will be there!
Part of the launch process has been to give product discounts to help rank for keywords and get sales moving. Amazon has said you can still give discounts to customers, just not in exchange for reviews. So, using a deal site or your own email list to drive sales will be part of my NEW launch process.
I will update this section when more trusted deal sites become available.
EMAIL FOLLOW UP & FEEDBACK / REVIEW COLLECTION
Salesbacker – (My Tool Of Choice) – This was built for the Private Label Seller in mind. It focuses on both Feedback and Reviews for more control of your follow-up emails.
*60 day FREE Trial for EMPIRE MINDS listeners and Unlimited emails during 60 days. Pre-Installed email Campaign Templates – No Credit Card Required
Feedback Genius – This tool will allow you to follow up with your customers and help build your feedback and reviews.
ConvertKit – This my tool of choice for collecting email addresses from customers. It allows my businesses to create a database that can be used for future product launches and following up.
Cash Cow Pro – Incredible new software that is just phenomenal. It integrates everything into one incredible platform. Basically it gives you the response email section plus a ton of analytics. This is another one of my favorite services!
EMAIL LIST BUILDING AND CONTEST TOOLS
ClickFunnels – If you’re looking for a way to capture email addresses, sell on your own website, or just build a quick site for brand registry, this makes is insanely easy to do.
Leadpages – This tool will allow you to create landing pages to collect emails and thank you pages to deliver codes and additional offers.
King Sumo – One of the quickest ways we have found to create a targeted email list is by running contests in our market. We worked a deal out with King Sumo and you can “Save 50% OFF when you use code “_______”.
UPC / BARCODES
SnapUPC.com – You will need a UPC code to list your product on Amazon. You technically don’t need to have it included on your package unless you plan to sell in retail.
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But, you will need the FNSKU number, which Amazon issues you after your listing is created. Note: Amazon will print your FNSKU number for you at a cost of .20 cents per unit.
LEGAL / BUSINESS RELATED
Legalzoom – If you need advice or help creating your LLC, Trademark or any other business services, then I recommend Legalzoom. I used them for my LLC and a recent Trademark filed.
Product Liability Insurance – Amazon requires you to have a policy if you are doing $10,000 in sales per month. I’ve looked around and did a lot of calling and they are hard to find. This company I’ve worked with that is specifically for Amazon Sellers
SHIPPING AND FRIEGHT FORWARDING
FLEXPORT – If you’re ready to start shipping your products by SEA, you need to hire a company that handles the process. FLEX Port has made the process easy and allows you to see your products travel through a simple dashboard.
I’ve heard some people have handled this themselves and it’s a nightmare. You really want to use a company that you can communicate with during and after the process.
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CPA on Fire – Josh Bauerle is a Licensed CPA and is great at what he does. I have hired Josh to handle my taxes and advise me in accounting for my businesses. I’m very happy with his company and recommend him to everyone I know.
Wave – This is a FREE online cloud based basic accounting software. I currently use this software and it does everything I need at this point in my businesses.
Freshbooks – If you are looking for a more robust solution, then I would try this software.
Stitch Labs – This is an inventory management software that can also integrate with accounting software.
SALES TAX COLLECTION
TaxJar – This company has made it very simple to collect, file and submit your Sales tax. They also share a ton of information on this topic and always respond to questions. I currently use their service to collect and monitor my Sales Tax collections. I give them 5 STARS!!!
If you have any questions on this topic…visit their site or sign up for a FREE Trial.
AMAZON BRAND WEBSITE CREATION
BrandBuilders – BrandBuilders provides the perfect service for people either looking to get a Basic Brand Registry website built or someone looking to build an external channel to drive traffic and sales to Amazon. In the beginning, if you want to register your brand on Amazon, you will need a website.
This is who I used and now have them write and publish con
tent on a weekly basis to help build an Authority website that will receive external traffic and sales over time.
Shopify – This web building platform is LEGIT! You seriously need to check it out. I use have used it for two of my stores and it is just simple to use. It integrates all sorts of features you need to run a successful business. Dropshipping, Amazon FBA, McAfee, FBOOK login etc.
AMAZON BUSINESS SECURITY
Listing Eagle Listing Security System – Once you get your listing created and product selling you could encounter Hijackers that try and take over your listing. Hijacking is no joke! That is why this service was created to stop them right in their tracks. They are like a rabid dog ready to attack Hijackers!
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AMAZON BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Elemerce (Amazon Business Management) – When you are ready to hire a team to help run your Amazon business these guys are the best I know. Ty Roney, the president and founder of Elemerce is a successful seller himself. So, he knows what it takes to start and run a successful business.
He started an Agency to help sellers that want to either test their local brick and mortar stores or scale their current Amazon businesses. They do everything from creating all your listings, promotions…even managing your PPC campaigns. Click here to schedule a call with Ty if you’re interested.