Amazon Navigator Bonus Course - Sophie Howard (Aspiring Entrepreneurs)
MODULE 5 - Product In Stock
This is a detailed review of Module 5 of the Amazon Navigator course created by Sophie Howard.
Module 5 is all about establishing relationships with manufacturers and putting the order in your Seller Central Portal.
MODULE 5 - Getting Your Product In Stock
AZ Nav: Module 5: Working with Suppliers
When Setting Up Amazon Shipments in Seller Central
Three kinds of Shipping
Sophie doesn't order them, rather she sends a few of her first order to her established review network. She does, however, get on a skype call and looks over the product and packaging.
When you go through the ordering process for the first time, Sophie highly recommends getting a member of Amazon's help line to walk you through it to make sure it is correct.
Make sure that your initial shipment is packaged according to Amazon's requirements. (Sophie says that often poly bags are the minimum, which is true according to Amazon's ToS.)
Module 5 - My Primary Takeaways
One of the most important tips I gathered from Sophie's 5th module was her long-term mindset.
Rather than bartering with the supplier to get the lowest possible price on the products, Sophie commented that she is pretty "soft" in negotiation, which generally builds a better rapport with suppliers as well as suppliers aren't tempted to skimp on product quality to make up the difference that you "negotiated" from them.
Additionally, Sophie's method has gotten her better payment terms (paying 50% up front and then being able to pay the other half 2 weeks after her product has arrived at Amazon's warehouse and is in-stock.
OVERALL IMPRESSION OF MODULE 5
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