If you read/listen to a lot of the entrepreneurial blogs and podcasts out there, selling on Amazon is a very attractive prospect, especially on Amazon.com in the US of A. USA presents a huge market population, one that frequents online shopping significantly more than countries like Australia. The US e-commerce scene is relatively mature, as such it offers an abundance of opportunity to sell niche products.

The tough part is selling products in the US through Amazon when you live over 14,000km away! Inspired by podcasts such as Smart Passive Income, The Amazing Seller & Freedom Fastlane, I decided to try my hand at sourcing and selling private label product (with the dream of building a brand) from my home in Melbourne, Australia. I decided to do this using the Amazon FBA service, where the Amazon warehouse takes care of order processing and shipment for you. Easy right? Not quite…

I’m writing this blog for two reasons: firstly, so that I don’t forget the journey, and secondly, so that anyone else who is about to undertake a similar journey will have the reference point that I never had. If you are going to give this a shot, hopefully this blog will reassure you during the tough times and stop you from making mistakes I made. I’ll provide as many tips and as much advice as I can based on my experience.

Now, I’m still relatively new to this so I will try to capture all my learnings as I stumble through the Amazon maze.

Here’s a snap shot of my first month’s progress on Amazon… and so the adventure begins…

First month snapshot