Just want to bring 2 topics and 2 books that warrant your attention this week.
Free Bestselling Silent Sales Machine eBook
From now Feb 25th 2015, Jim Cockrum is celebrating his birthday by giving away his best selling 'Silent Sales Machine' ebook! This book has been the foundational starting point of thousands of online businesses. This limited promotion is for the ebook/kindle version only (usual $5 for the ebook and $25 for the printed version). The promotion includes full professional audio of the book as well (recently added).
If you are in a country that does not have access to Amazon Kindle, you can still access Kindle content with the following steps:
- Use a VPN service like TunnelBear or FreeVPN
- With your VPN on, open a new Amazon account - just make sure you do NOT input your local credit card info and use a US address (get one free from one of the numerous consumer shipping services like Viabox).
- Download and install the Kindle App on your computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device. If you can't find the app in your device due to the local app/play store restrictions, Google for Kindle app download for PC, iOS or Android.
- With your VPN on, go to the Silent Sales Machine Amazon Kindle product page here and download the eBook.
- As a bonus, you will now also be able to access any Kindle book using the same method. If payment is required, simply log in to your other Amazon buying account, purchase a gift card and email it to your new US Amazon account to make payment.
Real Wholesale Sources
Following up from my last email about the Proven Wholesale Sourcing course...
(Update June 2015: Proven Wholesale Sourcing has just been added to the Proven Amazon Course!)
Many non-US based sellers have asked about the need for a US Tax ID/Resale certificate/EIN when applying for wholesale accounts with US suppliers. The simple answer is there is NO need. In the last week I have registered for 3 wholesale accounts and when asked for any of those numbers, I simply provide my Singapore business registration number. This is called a UEN in Singapore or an ABN in Australia. If needed, I explain that we are headquartered in Singapore but all orders can be shipped to our warehouse/freight forwarder in the US (which would be any of the FBA prep companies you use).
The 2 other common questions are how to find wholesale sources and the typical minimum order quantity (MOQ).
I've found that many wholesalers have an MOQ of either 1 case (which could be 6 to 24 units per case) or a dollar amount ranging from $100 to $1,000. Many offer free shipping with a minimum order amount such as $300, $500 or $1,000.
For wholesale sourcing, there are several ways to do it.
The simple FREE way is to Google. Just type product name or brand wholesale. For example: Avengers action figures wholesale.
Another usually free method is to register for a tradeshow. You can easily find all the available tradeshows in the US or UK again with a simple Google search. Pick a tradeshow, register for it and you'll have access to the directory and contact info of all the vendors. All you have to do then is contact them, say you got their infor from XYZ tradeshow and ask for an electronic price sheet (ak an emailed softcopy).
If you want a compiled list of wholesalers in a one-stop shop directory, Ryan Reger has just released the updated 2nd edition of a book he first wrote last year called Real Wholesale Sources that sold thousands of copies. In it is a list of over 200 wholesale companies that you can purchase from for your Amazon, eBay, or even offline business. You can get the updated version for only $9.99 here. I just bought mine yesterday, then realized that this book is one of the resources included in the Proven Amazon Course!
Take action & have a great week!
P.S. As you might have noticed, the Proven Amazon Course includes lots of the resources that I use. That's why I always strongly recommend it as the best one-stop lifetime Amazon selling training which has thousands of dollars worth of resources in one package for a cheap one-time price of $299...and there are continual free updates for life.