Finding your product is perhaps the most challenging task to accomplish to become a successful Amazon seller. Once done - consider you are halfway to your own profitable business.
Happily, you are not alone in this data ocean - we are here to share a few tips that will save you time and money at the very beginning.
Tip 1: Categories to avoid
At the very beginning of your Amazon journey, you may want to avoid categories with complicated products, such as:
Camera & Photo
Cell Phones & Accessories
Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry
Computers & Accessories
Grocery & Gourmet Food
How to avoid these categories:
Use respective checkboxes in the Product Finder when doing your research:
Tip 2: Products to avoid
Apart from categories, there are also a few types of products that you definitely do not want to deal with in the early stages:
Products with the very high competition;
Products with high seasonality, like New Year tree decorations or Halloween masks;
Products of great sizes, like garden-houses or refrigerators;
Consumable products like food and drinks;
Any products that can break easily: vases, glasses, mirrors, etc.
How to avoid these products:
Pay attention to the number of sellers. The higher this number is - the more sellers will compete with you.
You can exclude oversized products from your research at the very beginning. Additionally, add a Weight filter to be 100% sure you will not be extra-charged.
3. Consumable products.
Simply do not include this category in your search:
Tip 3: Prices
There are two important things to keep in mind about prices.
Products that cost less than $15 are usually low-margin products
Products that cost a lot are likely to require larger initial investments
Your solution is always to choose something in the middle.
How to set a price:
To search for products within the particular price range only, use the prices filter:
Good luck with your research!