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:

  • Appliances

  • Automotive

  • Camera & Photo

  • Cell Phones & Accessories

  • Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry

  • Computers & Accessories

  • Electronics

  • 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:

1. Competition

Pay attention to the number of sellers. The higher this number is - the more sellers will compete with you.

2. Size

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!

Read more:

How to use Product Finder and Filters

How to use Product Bookmarks

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