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Never Get Suspended for Dropshipping on Amazon...Seriously!

Published on: December 1 2022 by Bryan Guerra

Never Get Suspended for Dropshipping on Amazon...Seriously!

Never Get Suspended for Dropshipping on Amazon...Seriously!

i really briefly want to cover an easy
way to protect your metrics when you're
drop shipping okay
now one of the things that you'll run
into when you're drop shipping because
one of the benefits of drop shipping is
that you can list products um you know
even high price products for example and
some of those are even ideal that don't
necessarily sell as well but when they
do they sell for high profit margins
right and so if you're building a store
with a lot of those and you don't
necessarily have you know a lot of low
priced low margin items that sell
frequently instead the majority of your
items tend to be a little higher price
but they don't sell as much or maybe
you're sharing the buy box and you're
not getting as many sales the whole key
here is is if you're not having a lot of
sales you really don't have a lot of
room for error when you know you're if
you mess up on an order or two right
whereas if you're selling and doing a
lot of volume then obviously you have a
lot more room for error because you can
mess up those orders and it still won't
really ding your metrics that bad
because you have you know the sales
volume to protect you right
so if you don't have a lot of sales
volume and if you want to protect your
metrics when you're drop shipping on
amazon over the long haul this is a
great method to do it right now
obviously there's many key metrics that
matter but your late shipment rate how
fast you get orders out give given
within the time frame that you set like
your handling time uh to ship it out and
market shipped obviously that matters a
lot your pre-fulfillment cancel rate you
know how often you cancel an order
matters a lot they take that super
seriously this is one that you can't
really you know you you don't want to
play with this one this one they take
very seriously right they take them all
seriously but this one seems to be in my
experience the most serious okay and
your valid tracking rate which obviously
is the the tracking numbers that you're
putting in and and how often you give a
tracking number that corresponds validly
that that the customer can track right
so all of those matter but in this
lecture specifically i kind of want to
touch on a you know a cheap and easy way
to protect your metrics when you're drop
shipping on amazon because if you can't
protect your metrics you're not going to
last very long and you're not doing this
necessarily for like a month or two to
make a little bit of cash you want to
build a long-term sustainable business
or at least as long-term as possible
when you're doing this so that you can
protect your metrics over the long haul
right and build an account that actually
amazon trusts so one thing that you can
do to protect your metrics that's super
cheap and super easy is sell a lot of
cheap items that have a lot of sales
right cheap items that move you know
very very well on amazon now we're going
to cover a lot of keys here but one of
the keys here is you're not necessarily
going after and you're combining this
with drop shipping by the way you're not
necessarily going after the profit on
these items right you're doing this for
the sales volume to help build out your
metrics so that you're doing more volume
overall as a merchant fulfilling seller
so that you can make the money on your
drop shipping listings right does that
make sense okay
so the sales volume that you do
with these you know books for example or
wholesale products that are cheap that
are moving very very quickly is going to
help protect your account metrics and
protect you from ever going under in any
performance category this is a hack that
i've been using i typically use it with
books because when i sell my wholesale
products i ship them into fba but you
can obviously do this with wholesale
products and sell them merchant
fulfilled as well so first things first
is books um and right after this
specifically i'm going to drop the rest
of a lecture that i did in my book
course so it's going to cover a number
of ways to get free and cheap textbooks
you can you know obviously go to local
thrift stores you can go to craigslist
you can go to let go or offer up which i
believe is the same platform now um
there's a number of ways we're going to
cover specific ways that not only you
can but proof and i'll show you of ways
that i was able to do it in the past and
just get a number of free books that i
list on amazon as merchant fulfilled
used and when those sales are when those
sales when those sell uh it obviously
adds a sale to my account for that day
or for the month or you know what i mean
like maybe it's like a couple sales a
month or like 10 or 20 sales a month on
used books for those but those added
sales help protect my metrics right you
and i didn't really scale that up
because i was doing a lot of volume
specifically with other low priced um
books that i was dropping not books
products that i was drop shipping so it
helped protect my sales in that aspect
but if you're one of the people that's
doing high prices or not a lot of sales
yet this is a great way to protect your
account as you scale all right so again
we're not going to cover books too
specifically here because i'm going to
drop an entire the entire rest of the
lecture that i did right after this um
we're going to move into that video so
you it's going to show you how to get a
bunch of free and cheap textbooks or not
just textbooks books in general that you
can then list merchant fulfilled on
amazon to help protect your account
another easy way is wholesale products
now wholesale products is one of the you
know one of the
it's a way that you can be profitable um
and also find brand name products that
are moving very very quickly if you're
really really worried about it because
books might take a little bit longer to
sell
especially if you're you're dealing with
like a lot of higher ranked books
wholesale products you can typically go
after
cheap products that move very very
quickly so you're getting a lot of sales
right you might not necessarily be
profitable but for example like there
was one that i bought um when i did this
i think four or five months ago
and i bought a bunch of phase 10 cards
on um what was it e distribution because
those phase 10 cards were literally like
four bucks a pack right and they were
selling on amazon i think for like 7.99
or something at the time or maybe like
8.99 so i was still making like 25 cents
for every single one that i fulfilled so
like yeah i was making money but that
wasn't the issue that wasn't the reason
i was doing it right i was doing it for
the added sales i was thinking i think i
was selling like five to ten of those a
day because i was sharing the buy box
with like a number of other sellers and
it had like hundreds of sales a day but
that's five to ten sales i was getting
every single day that i was printing out
the amazon shipping label so that every
single one of those sales was going to
add and and protect against my metrics
in case i made a mistake on a drop
shipping order right so you can do that
with wholesale products obviously you're
going to need like an ein you're going
to need a resale certificate um to be
able to sign up for wholesale companies
but you don't need to find like any
specific obscure wholesale companies
because you're not really trying to find
profitable products here you're just
trying to find products that sell so ee
distribution is still a great place to
do that because those toys sell
really really quickly and they sell
really really well and a lot of people
when they're doing wholesale they're
looking for profit right and don't get
me wrong like you you can be looking for
profit right but the key here is you're
not necessarily trying to be super
profitable with these items you're doing
this for the added sales to protect your
account metrics overall right so that
you can typically make lots of money on
your drop shipping listings you're not
really trying to make money with the
wholesale products or the books
necessarily right but if you can if you
are making money on those and you can
find profitable products and even more
power to you right but that's not the
key here you're doing this protector
metrics all right so i don't want to get
too too into the wholesale products just
know that that's an avenue that you can
take if you want the books is a really
really easy way and a good beginner
method to start protecting your account
because you can get free a lot of free
and a lot of cheap textbooks and a lot
of books in general
list them fulfill them slowly and help
protect your account that way but you
can also go uh the scalable very very
quickly root with wholesale products as
well right and you don't need to do this
i want to hit this home you do not need
to do this so if this doesn't interest
you at all then just skip this is
totally fine you don't need to do this
by any means but this is just a good way
to safeguard your account metrics for
not much more work at all once you get
some inventory like i fulfill
you know a couple books here and there
like every other day maybe and it takes
me like 10 minutes while i'm working out
in the morning it doesn't take a lot of
my effort a lot of time right so you
might need to go get the books initially
or the books initially and then those
slow sales will be a trickle effect to
help protect your account right you
might need to order the wholesale
products initially but those sales will
help you know protect your account
overall so that you can really make
money and turn up the drop shipping and
not really worry about messing up a sale
or two here and there because you have
the sales volume doing this to help
protect it right and then obviously as
you scale your drop shipping listings
and you have a number of drop shipping
listings
that are doing well that you can trust
you don't need to really worry about
this anymore all right so i'm gonna drop
the rest of a lecture that i did on um
books from my book course on how you can
find find cheap and free textbooks i
think it's gonna really help the few of
you that want to kind of try this out
because i'm telling you this is gonna be
a game changer once you start drop
shipping you'll notike just how
difficult it can be not always depending
on your products but how difficult it
can be to protect all of your metrics
and this is an easy way to do that long
term all right so let's jump into the
book lecture and we'll cover how you can
get cheap and free books another great
place where you can find cheap and free
books and this is actually a place where
i got i think like i think it was like
750 to a thousand books with like a
month ago and i still haven't listed all
those because i actually did this on let
go as well and got another book palette
as well so i've been using craigslist
let go and offer up to find free books
yes free books so if you come down here
to the craigslist section right here
into free you'll notike that people list
free stuff that they're just trying to
get rid of okay so you can scan through
and see if there's any book listings
here now this is one of the things i
teach people to do in online arbitrage
in general just come here and find
things look free pet carrier you can
resell that back online for 100 profit
margin free it looks like free tricycle
and ride toys just out by the curb free
armoire a lot of times you'll see like
free tables free piano free couches so
you can resell them back on like
facebook marketplace for 100 profit free
couch because people just aren't they
they aren't trying to do the leg work to
move those out right free pool table
sometimes you'll see and so if you have
like a truck or you have something big
you can go pick those up for free and
then resell them back on like facebook
marketplace for profit or if it's
something a little bit smaller back
online somewhere else for a profit like
amazon or ebay or poshmark or mercari or
something like that okay but often
you'll see books listed here as well so
you can also come to the free and search
for books
up in the search and see if there are
any books here
and quite often you'll see look free
cookbooks that's super close to me free
books there's no there's no uh
picture there
free curb alert kids toys high chair and
books so you can go pick these up for
free and quite often you'll see look
right here a lot of cooking books for
free you're getting like it looks like
20 or 30 books right there for free that
person just probably has them out by the
curve they're probably just trying to
get rid of them and so the way that you
can basically utilize this to show you
i'm not just making this up
is one of the ways that i've used this
in the past is i'll just message these
people and be like hey i'm interested in
the books um if this picture uploads hey
i'm interested in the books i saw them
are they still available right and then
they'll give me more information and
i'll basically be like hey okay like
that's great um you know you're 20
minutes away or you're 15 minutes away
from me you know how many books are
there i'm interested in coming to pick
them up but i just want to make sure
like it's kind of you know it's kind of
worth my my money and gas or something
like that right and so you want to get
information on them or what's there
ahead of time so you have to make that
call for yourself if it's worth it to go
pick up 20 books for free
10 minutes away right or go pick up 30
books for free five minutes away and
depending on where you're gonna find
these you can find great deals look look
at all these books right here free books
that's
two that's maybe like a hundred books or
so maybe 200 books there's probably a
bunch in this little thing right here
you can get these for free if you're go
if you're willing to go pick them up
because this person is just trying to
get rid of them so just to show you like
i said that i am not just making this up
look i message people like this all the
time and this is one i literally
messaged this guy
it was kind of sad his mom actually had
just passed away she'd lived a long life
so that was you know i was good but he
was he was moving things out of his out
of his mom's house and she had
ridiculous amount of books i messaged
this guy and asked them you know hey i'm
interested in the books how many you
know how many uh you know are there how
many you know is it worth my while to
come pick them up and he was basically
like there's thousands here if you want
to come grab them and so what i did is i
went and i grabbed as many as i could
literally fit in bins in my car because
my car's not that big and i went and i
and i grabbed a bunch of books okay i
could have grabbed all the other ones
too i just never ended up going back so
there are great opportunities just to
show you all those books that i did grab
here's uh you know some of those books
right here here's some of the books as
well and then look all of these
literally i grabbed and threw in my car
i couldn't fit anymore in my car
otherwise i would have grabbed more so
there's a great opportunity i got those
all 100
free and i think at the end of it i
think there was like 750 roughly books
in that palette or in that like full lot
of what i grabbed but there was probably
another good 750 there that i didn't
take as well so you can utilize places
like free craigslist like this right
free books to use them and go to the
free section and find free opportunities
especially for books and then every time
you sell that it's a 100 margin you're
gonna find that you know some of them
you're you're gonna scan with the amazon
app when you won't go to resell them and
they're not gonna be worth anything
and that's okay because you got it for
free and some of them are gonna scan and
they're going to be worth very minimal
and some of them are going to scan and
they're going to be worth like five
bucks and some of them are going to scan
and they're going to be worth like 10
bucks and every once in a while you're
going to scan one and it's going to be
worth a lot of money and that's
basically what i've seen so if you're if
you go out and find like a thousand
books right and you get them for free
using facebook and let go and offer up
okay then you're gonna find that maybe
200 of them
aren't really worth anything and they're
not going to really sell because their
best seller rank you know or their their
the
their sales velocity on amazon and you
can use jungle scout or you can look at
the best seller rank to see what their
sales velocity is we'll tok about that
a little bit more in depth in the uh the
e-flip tutorials when we're we're
sourcing through different books and
seeing like kind of if they're
profitable and if we want to buy them or
not you'll understand that more but
what i'm basically trying to say is if
you buy a thousand maybe 200 of them
aren't good they're not going to sell
very quickly if they ever sell or
they're not worth much and then maybe
700 of the of those of those thousands
so now we're at 900 total 700 of those
thousand are you know maybe worth like
five to ten bucks they're not really
worth much but remember it only costs
you about 250 to 280 to ship them out so
then that's 700 that's 7.50 profit
margin potentially that you're going to
make not counting the amazon fees and
also remember that the amazon fees are
super cheap as well so if you're making
like 7. 7.50 profit then your fee might
be like another two bucks and you're
making like 550 now and if you're
selling a book for like four bucks then
your fee might be like 150 and then
you're making three dollar profit so if
you can imagine if you can get a number
of books in bulk
for free like this you can make a lot of
money pretty quickly and more
importantly you can make a lot of sales
while you're making a lot of money to do
that so utilize these to your advantage
it's very very easy to get free books
i'm telling you if you're willing to top
on these and you do need to hop on these
because other people are looking for
them as well but i'm proof that i've
done it a couple different times now not
just with books but with other things
too and this is something that i preach
across the board if you're willing to
put the legwork in
you can get a number of free things to
make money very easily so to show you
how to do it with let go i've used let
go as well i went and picked up it was
like a month ago as well right before i
went to the shore it was like i want to
say like 200 books from some lady that
was like cleaning out her garage and her
husband was like a hoarder and she was
just trying to get rid of all the books
and now she has my number and she said
basically she's continually going
through and she's going to start
stacking up more and she's going to text
me every single time she has like
another couple hundred that she wants to
get rid of and boom i just go pick them
up and it's free books free money free
sales and it's going to increase my sale
my my best not my best seller rank it's
going to increase my seller metrics and
also help me get on gated because i'm
getting free inventory i'm getting the
sales and free money okay so that's how
you use let go
and craigslist you come to free stuff on
let go right here you can add your
location access obviously is what you'd
want to do
and then it's going to show you what's
close to you what's free close to you
look books right here oh those are
bookshelves only not books and you can
also once again come into let go search
and just type books once you're in free
stuff and it should sort through pretty
easily so here's nine free books right
here five free books right there and so
on and so forth and every once in a
while you'll notike that you know there
are a number of good books you just have
to be willing to go out and message
people see how many books they actually
have and see if something's worth your
while okay same thing with offer up so
if you come down here and you go to more
and free it will sort through free and
then you can basically see what's free
you can also search for books and see if
there are any free books uh you know
listed right here okay so right here
boom disney collection of books
magazines for free scholastik books this
person's selling them you don't want
those
and that's basically how you're going to
go ahead and get free books like that
okay so that's how you use craigslist
let go and offer up to find free and
cheap books now you can also find free
and cheap treat books using facebook
marketplace too so if you come to
facebook marketplace and you search for
books then you can just kind of sort
through and see okay are people selling
a bunch of books oh here's free vhs
tapes really close to me about night
about like 10 minutes away from me
probably i can go grab all these and
sell these and make a ridiculous amount
of profit so if you're willing to go
grab these you can do that as well okay
so use facebook marketplace to your
advantage it's very very easy to go do
that now you can also the number of
other ways these aren't free necessarily
so the other methods that i just gave
you craigslist facebook marketplace let
go and offer up and e-flip isn't free
but it's super close to free a lot of
times because you're getting them for a
cent to your door
but those are all basically free or very
very cheap now
what just to kind of to tie it back into
the way that usually people get free
books or cheat or usually people get
cheap books excuse me they go out and
they source out like goodwills or thrift
stores but you can you i'm going to show
you how to buy books very very cheaply
online okay so one of the ways that i
like to do it and i'll show you an
example of one that i bought right here
i bought i bought i probably bought like
maybe like five to ten of these now is
i'll buy like lots of books on on ebay
if i can find a good deal with new books
or good condition books um and i can get
them to my door so look if you see here
i literally bid 50 bucks on this for 100
books which is 50 cents a book to my
door because i'm just trying to increase
my sales and i'm also i made money um i
probably sold maybe like 20 of these
hundred already roughly i'm just
estimating and i probably still have
like 80 left in inventory currently in
this lot but i've probably been close to
making my money back roughly just on
those 20 i probably haven't made the 50
bucks back yet but it's pretty close so
i've practikally made my money back and
i have 80 more dollar
80 more books to sell
just buying these super cheap to my door
on ebay so what i basically do is i
didn't mean to x out of that
i come to ebay and i type in bulk books
and then i'll just sort through and i'll
see okay a lot of children's books for
50
35.99 and what you can do is you can
make offers you don't want to lowball
super super low but you can make offers
a lot cheaper and see if you can get
something super cheap uh 10 right here
that's not a bet that's not a good deal
because it's about a dollar a book
that's a bad deal
but quite often you will see bad deals
here trust me but quite often you'll see
good deals as well so right here 16 new
kindergarten first grade beginning to
learn uh children's book lot and they
are new right here it says 27 2750 or
best offer so what i would do that's
already under 50 cents a book right is
let's pull the calculator up right here
it's going to say that that's like 45
cents a book or something like that so
27.50
um divided by
uh 60
is 45 cents a book right so 45 8 45
cents uh a book roughly or 46 cents
almost a book now what i would call i
would do is i'd come in and i'd lowball
this person i wouldn't give them a
ridiculous low ball i would i would
maybe say like 17 bucks or 20 bucks so
let's say that maybe i bought these for
17
and i divide that by 60 then i'm getting
them to my door for 28 cents a book you
can make money on 28 cents a book and
then you have about 60 books to sell in
your inventory and then you're you know
however many away from 2000 sales in
that six-month period okay so this is a
great opportunity if you want to search
for bulk books on ebay another way that
you can basically do it is you can come
and you can search bulk books on um
on google and see what's available to
you depending on where you live um
because one of the things that we're
going to tok about here in a second is
gaylords which are basically pallets of
books it's just a term that they use for
pallets of books in bulk um and gaylord
is basically like that that bin that you
see
let me see right really fast so like
this bin that you see right here when
you click on this that's a gaylord uh
there's probably better let's see if
i've got a better picture of it
of course no but it's basically just
that big box of books that's a gaylord
okay so what you can do is you can
search bulk books on google and then
google will feed you stuff that's close
to you right here bulk books dvds used
let's see what this one is
so local pickup
and this is why you want to search it on
google or ebay because it's going to
suggest things that are close to you so
sometimes with gaylords you can get them
shipped but it's going to cost you a
ridiculous amount of money to ship them
because they're so heavy look 800 pounds
so you have to pick this up they're not
going to actually ship this although
some people will ship it but then you
have to pay a ridiculous amount so
that's why you want to search on google
to find which ones are close to you
because if you're close to one of these
people that sell gaylords then you can
go pick this up look 100 how many books
is this right here
let's see if we can find the info
of course it doesn't say let's resellers
full description about 800 plus books
right here for 180 bucks so what is the
calculator then 180 books
um 800 bucks
22 cents a book right here if you're if
you can go pick these up and then you're
getting 800 books that you can
potentially or 800 plus books that you
can then potentially sell back on amazon
for a profit because you're eventually
going to make your money back because
160 22 cents a book super cheap and
there's probably some good books in
there like we toked about some bare
books in there and some ones that sell
very very well and also ones that aren't
worth very much that's just the name of
the game when you're selling books but
this is how you're going to get them in
bulk you're going to want to search for
gaylords close to you whether you search
for on ebay or you search uh through
google and then you can buy cheap books
here's another example of one right here
269.97
you can obviously get this delivered or
you can pick it up um and where does it
say the uh
700 books right here should be over 700
books uh and probably weighs about 900
pounds so you're gonna obviously need a
truck to go get this and then usually
when people have uh pallets or gaylord
pallets they have like forklifts and
they can put it in your truck or your
vehicle and then you're obviously just
gonna have to take it out and like in
like uh if you have a forklift yourself
which obviously the majority of us don't
then you're just gonna have to kind of
load up boxes or load up bins and take
it out slowly but that's how you can
basically do that so don't be scared to
go ahead and do this and buy this in
bulk you can get a lot of sales and
you're gonna make your money back super
super fast okay so that's how you can
get free and cheap books remember to
utilize all those search for gaylords
also use facebook marketplace craigslist
free let go free and offer up don't be
one of those people that sits back and
is a skeptik look right here free vhs
tapes i might message this person when
we're done here and see if these are
still available because i'm going to go
ahead and grab them why would i not okay
so don't be one of those skeptiks go out
and grab these remember you can get
ridiculous amounts of books for free if
you're willing to put the legwork in and
then you can get to sales and get to
that maximum approval territory or tier
and also make money in the process