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How to Approach Book Flipping When You're Gated

Published on: December 1 2022 by Bryan Guerra

How to Approach Book Flipping When You're Gated

How to Approach Book Flipping When You're Gated

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00:00:00 00:00:03 so one of the things i saw in the last
00:00:02 00:00:06 version of the course
00:00:03 00:00:08 was a lot of people in the book module
00:00:06 00:00:10 saying i'm gated for books right
00:00:08 00:00:12 and one of the things i notiked about
00:00:10 00:00:15 every single one of these people
00:00:12 00:00:16 was they were brand new sellers so how
00:00:15 00:00:17 then
00:00:16 00:00:19 do you approach book flipping when
00:00:17 00:00:21 you're a new seller okay
00:00:19 00:00:23 well you want to understand that when
00:00:21 00:00:24 you're a new seller a lot of products
00:00:23 00:00:27 will be gated for you
00:00:24 00:00:28 that's completely normal a lot of top
00:00:27 00:00:30 branded textbooks
00:00:28 00:00:32 and a lot of top ranked books so low
00:00:30 00:00:32 bestseller ranked books right so high
00:00:32 00:00:35 ranked
00:00:32 00:00:37 uh like below bsrs and just items in
00:00:35 00:00:39 general not just books will be
00:00:37 00:00:41 gated for you that's to be expected
00:00:39 00:00:42 right the best way to get ungated for
00:00:41 00:00:45 these things
00:00:42 00:00:48 is to simply sell products okay
00:00:45 00:00:48 sell anything you can you honestly just
00:00:48 00:00:51 need to build
00:00:48 00:00:53 some credibility with amazon basically
00:00:51 00:00:55 by selling items in the beginning
00:00:53 00:00:57 you'll build seller credibility with
00:00:55 00:00:58 amazon so that's like your amazon sales
00:00:57 00:00:59 metrics and they'll solely improve so
00:00:58 00:01:01 that's your
00:00:59 00:01:03 your feedback your sales your seller
00:01:01 00:01:04 history your customer satisfaction
00:01:03 00:01:06 the fact that you ship out fast if
00:01:04 00:01:08 you're doing fbm obviously
00:01:06 00:01:10 um if you're shipping into fba then that
00:01:08 00:01:11 doesn't really matter that you always
00:01:10 00:01:13 list and sell the right items
00:01:11 00:01:15 right any of these things are potential
00:01:13 00:01:17 indicators and obviously
00:01:15 00:01:18 go towards your sales metrics not
00:01:17 00:01:20 specifically but i'm just trying to
00:01:18 00:01:22 open your mindset to like why amazon is
00:01:20 00:01:23 vetting you right
00:01:22 00:01:25 think of this as your initial gating
00:01:23 00:01:26 phase and your
00:01:25 00:01:28 think of the initial gating phase excuse
00:01:26 00:01:30 me as your test period
00:01:28 00:01:32 and basically what this is is amazon's
00:01:30 00:01:33 way of seeing if you're a reliable
00:01:32 00:01:34 seller or not
00:01:33 00:01:36 or if you're someone that's just listing
00:01:34 00:01:38 whatever you can to make a quick buck
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00:01:38 00:01:42 customers because
00:01:40 00:01:44 amazon hates this they are customer
00:01:42 00:01:46 obsessed okay
00:01:44 00:01:48 so in short the best way that you can
00:01:46 00:01:48 ungate it that you can get ungated for
00:01:48 00:01:51 top brands
00:01:48 00:01:52 top books or top pro like products of
00:01:51 00:01:55 any kind
00:01:52 00:01:57 in any category is to simply build your
00:01:55 00:01:59 seller metrics by selling okay
00:01:57 00:02:01 so easy ways to do this are to get free
00:01:59 00:02:04 and cheap books from craigslist
00:02:01 00:02:05 offer up facebook marketplace etc you
00:02:04 00:02:07 can literally go there
00:02:05 00:02:08 search for free and search through the
00:02:07 00:02:10 like the free listings
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00:02:10 00:02:14 free this is something that i'm not just
00:02:12 00:02:16 telling people to do i literally went
00:02:14 00:02:17 out and did myself to prove to people
00:02:16 00:02:19 that were complaining in like i think it
00:02:17 00:02:20 was version two or three of this course
00:02:19 00:02:21 now
00:02:20 00:02:22 that we're complaining like oh like
00:02:21 00:02:24 you're saying that but like i doubt you
00:02:22 00:02:24 ever did it so i was like you know what
00:02:24 00:02:26 i'm gonna go do it
00:02:24 00:02:28 and i did like i think i grabbed like
00:02:26 00:02:29 over i think it was like 1500 books
00:02:28 00:02:30 roughly
00:02:29 00:02:32 and i list them all and i showed
00:02:30 00:02:34 examples of how this was improving my
00:02:32 00:02:36 seller metrics i showed examples of a
00:02:34 00:02:38 specific book that i think was called
00:02:36 00:02:38 the rape of lock or something it was
00:02:38 00:02:40 like purple
00:02:38 00:02:42 and it sold for over 800 bucks i got
00:02:40 00:02:44 that book for free in that lot right
00:02:42 00:02:45 as well as countless other books that
00:02:44 00:02:47 increased my seller metrics and were
00:02:45 00:02:48 profitable right some of them weren't
00:02:47 00:02:49 profitable
00:02:48 00:02:51 some i only made like 10 cents on
00:02:49 00:02:51 writers someone i only made like a buck
00:02:51 00:02:53 on
00:02:51 00:02:55 some i lost money on but they improved
00:02:53 00:02:57 my seller metrics the whole point here
00:02:55 00:02:58 is when you're on gate when you're gated
00:02:57 00:03:00 for a lot of things
00:02:58 00:03:02 one of the best ways to do it is go out
00:03:00 00:03:04 and get a lot of free and cheap books
00:03:02 00:03:06 because they'll be used books that are
00:03:04 00:03:08 low best seller ranks or sorry
00:03:06 00:03:09 high best seller ranks so they're not
00:03:08 00:03:11 ranked very well
00:03:09 00:03:14 and they'll sell slowly obviously but it
00:03:11 00:03:15 will increase your seller metrics right
00:03:14 00:03:17 and so another way that you can do it is
00:03:15 00:03:18 source and sell online arbitrage
00:03:17 00:03:20 products so that's something i go over
00:03:18 00:03:22 in the bulk and retail website module
00:03:20 00:03:24 as well as literally sell anything from
00:03:22 00:03:26 around the house i had used books at my
00:03:24 00:03:28 house i had used movies
00:03:26 00:03:29 i sold them all and they all helped
00:03:28 00:03:31 improve my seller metrics
00:03:29 00:03:32 honestly you don't need a lot of sales
00:03:31 00:03:33 to start getting ungated and building
00:03:32 00:03:35 your metrics
00:03:33 00:03:37 you just have to start selling things
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00:03:37 00:03:41 that you are a serious seller and that
00:03:39 00:03:42 you're not going to screw their
00:03:41 00:03:44 customers over
00:03:42 00:03:46 their biggest concern is the integrity
00:03:44 00:03:48 of their platform and that their
00:03:46 00:03:50 customers will lose trust
00:03:48 00:03:51 buying on it they've spent decades
00:03:50 00:03:52 building that trust
00:03:51 00:03:54 and now we literally just go to amazon
00:03:52 00:03:55 and we don't even check to see if our
00:03:54 00:03:56 products coming
00:03:55 00:03:58 or check to see if there's going to be
00:03:56 00:04:00 an issue because we know that we have
00:03:58 00:04:02 all the power when we buy on amazon
00:04:00 00:04:03 right we just inevitably like inherently
00:04:02 00:04:04 trust that the products can get
00:04:03 00:04:06 delivered to us
00:04:04 00:04:07 and you know if there's an issue then we
00:04:06 00:04:08 can take it up then and amazon will
00:04:07 00:04:10 solve it for us right
00:04:08 00:04:12 they've spent decades building that
00:04:10 00:04:13 trust and so their biggest concern with
00:04:12 00:04:15 you as a new seller
00:04:13 00:04:17 is that you're going to screw their
00:04:15 00:04:19 customers over so slowly sell things
00:04:17 00:04:21 anything you literally can and i just
00:04:19 00:04:21 gave you countless examples of what you
00:04:21 00:04:22 can do
00:04:21 00:04:24 and this is not just stuff that i'm
00:04:22 00:04:26 selling i'm telling you you can do
00:04:24 00:04:28 it's stuff i've literally done and have
00:04:26 00:04:31 battle tested myself okay
00:04:28 00:04:33 so slowly sell some things build some
00:04:31 00:04:34 trust and they'll ungate you very
00:04:33 00:04:36 quickly okay
00:04:34 00:04:38 so if you're one of the people saying
00:04:36 00:04:39 i'm gated for books
00:04:38 00:04:42 well chances are you're a brand new
00:04:39 00:04:44 seller without much seller metrics so
00:04:42 00:04:45 go through this process maybe go out and
00:04:44 00:04:47 get free and cheap books from craigslist
00:04:45 00:04:49 offer up in facebook marketplace
00:04:47 00:04:51 or start sourcing online arbitrage
00:04:49 00:04:53 products and sell a few of those
00:04:51 00:04:54 or literally list anything that you can
00:04:53 00:04:56 around the house
00:04:54 00:04:57 just make sure that you list it under
00:04:56 00:04:59 the correct listing
00:04:57 00:05:01 and you will slowly get ungated and it
00:04:59 00:05:02 will happen a lot faster than you think
00:05:01 00:05:03 and then you'll be able to sell a lot of
00:05:02 00:05:06 the top
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