Some Practical Tips For Setting Up Your Amazon FBA Business
Here are some great tips if you’re just starting out your Amazon FBA business and are wondering what kind of supplies you need. Everything from boxes to tape are covered, with some excellent tips along the way.
I especially like how he told you exactly where he buys his boxes and what to look for, as well as the great tip for removing stickers from items.
Great Advice From An Amazon FBA Expert
You can tell this seller really knows what they’re talking about and gives some excellent tips to help you in your Amazon FBA business.
What’s up guys Chas here with FBA rock stars bringing you a supplies video let’s dive in I’ve been doing this YouTube channel for almost a year now and one of the number one questions that I have always gotten is what supplies do you recommend we keep our business super simple so the supplies i’m going to show you or nothing fancy they’re just what we use to get the job done number one boxes if you have not already i’ve already done a video on where i get my boxes from so go to the other video check it out we actually buy them believe it or not we do not get free boxes we buy them from lowes now you can go and get free boxes if you’re on a limited budget absolutely go check the back of stores go ask the managers go do all that stuff get our check craigslist you can also check to offer up all these different avenues to get free boxes for me personally it’s all about convenience so i’ll pay a buck apiece to go get some of these as far as sizes get a variety of sizes guys now remember with FBA your boxes cannot weigh over 50 pounds and if you have multiple items they cannot be longer than 25 inches so you want to keep that in mind most of your standard boxes are not going to be that big but i recommend having a small medium enlarge this is why i like Lowe’s or Home Depot because they come in those three sizes and they’re fairly inexpensive next up we have tape tape is going to be the number one supply you use along with the boxes I recommend you get shipping tape something it’s going to be a little bit heavier duty one tip that I have is don’t just put the tape on and leave it keep in mind these boxes are going to be shipped for up to sometimes I can take two or three weeks especially during q4 so you want to make sure that after you put the tape on actually take the back of my fingernails and rub that into the box it doesn’t say it takes half a second just do that real quick gets the tape embedded onto that box a little bit better that way it’s not going to sit in a cold warehouse and the tapes going to come off Scotty peeler this bad boy right here will be your best friend my first few weeks doing FBA when I was doing a lot of pallets a lot of that stuff has stickers and goodwill oh man good will especially goodwill and thrift stores love their stickers my fingernails bled a few times because I was sitting here for hours picking this stuff off and then somebody had mentioned hey why don’t you just get a scotty peeler tada this thing is razor captain that is razor sharp this doubles as a box cutter to which sometimes you need to make a custom box to fit your stuff which we call a mummy box or Franken box highly recommend this absolutely get one it will save your fingernails of course with the Scotty peeler you want goog on goog on is such an amazing thing you guys can see we use a lot of it we’ve gone through I don’t even know how many bottles of this stuff we’re almost out we need to stock up again now you can get this kind we poke a little hole in the top so it’s just a tiny dab that comes out you do not need a lot of this I have when I first work with it I made the mistake of pouring off pouring it on and it has a very waxy finish so you want to make sure you’re not dumping this on to anything that’s going to be a solid cardboard that it can discolor you want to make sure on books we use a tiny time talking like a tiny bit of this on on the cover of smooth books and will gloss up that that cover especially on a black but you again make sure that is a tiny hole you can actually get a spray of this as well we just get our stuff from Amazon check out the links below you can grab that along with that you want to make sure that you have a rag especially when you’re taking off those stickers you pair these two together you’re gonna put a little bit of goo gone on the sticker let it soak for a minute and then you can take Scotty peeler pop it off take the rag finish it off make sure there’s no residue on their labels you will also go through a crap ton of labels my friends now for some reason everyone in my other video the step-by-step video kept asking where i get my labels from so here you go we do the basic avery avery label again all this stuff I’m talking about you can find on amazon check out the links below if you want to use those we just use the Avery brand we love it works for us all you’re doing guys these address labels right it’s the 30 you guys see that make sure you get the 30 I’ll show you so there’s just 30 little labels on there you put these into your printer like a normal piece of paper and then when you go to do your shipment like I showed you in my step-by-step video this is exactly how it prints off and all of your item labels are going to be right here the other label that you’re going to use most often is a shipping label now we only are using these right now because we forgot to order more but you can get these for free one hundred percent free by going to UPS com create an account and then you go to order supplies and you can order 50 of these at a time so you can go in there once a day you know do it for a week or something like that just get a huge stockpile and that’s what we’ve done we forgot to order which is why we also just pick these up and you guys can see these come in a sheet of two because that’s how your shipping labels are going to be printed off there’s two labels it get printed on here those go on your boxes both the item labels and the shipping labels are stickers so you don’t have to worry about tape or anything like that you just peel them off stick them onto your stuff poly bags poly bags are used for anything that is loose or anything like a toy that has an open-faced on the box amazon will alert you on what needs polybag so make sure that you’re checking for that stuff make sure you’re prepping your materials the right way when you get these they come in a bundle of various sizes which is why we prefer these ones they also are printed with the warning label on the bag which is required on any polybag bubble wrap you can never go wrong with bubble wrap especially if you are in the used electronics area we’ve done a lot of used electronics which means we’ve got three a lot of bubble wrap you can use bubble fast calm uline com amazon ebay a lot of different companies provide big big rolls of this stuff you can even go to your local walmart or staples if you don’t mind paying a little bit more in the store we’ve had to go and grab some ourselves sometimes but you do what you got to do to get the shipment out right air bubbles seas are amazing because sometimes you can use craft paper or any other big bulky type of thing to fill space within a box anytime that you send in a shipment you don’t want a big box with a little bit of stuff that’s only filled maybe half way and you have all this extra room so think about shipping right all your materials being thrown around your inventory is bouncing around you don’t want that so you can use these air bubbles to fill those gaps now if you’re not into the air bubbles we have craft paper this was actually inside of my same video that I did at lowes so go check it out going to my channel i’ll just type in boxes and you’ll see where i get my boxes at lowes and this stuff is actually constructors papers it comes this is about half you so it comes in a pretty big role we got this for eight bucks so again this is thick paper you literally just crunch it up and it’s simply just to fill the space shipping scale next up is a printer we keep our super simple just a basic standard printer you’ll preferably want to use a laser jet we love the brother brand so you can check that out sidenote get a heater because it’s gonna be friggin cold if you’re working in a garage this thing has been well loved over the last several months you absolutely want a shipping scale because you need this stuff to be pretty accurate amazon is very picky with their guidelines in their policy so you want to make sure you’re sticking to those the best that you can sure you can get away with using a bathroom scale to ballpark or guesstimate what the Box ways but you want to make sure you’re trying to be accurate so just invest a little bit of money this thing costs about $35 and it weighs up to 110 pounds your boxes are rarely ever going to go over 50 pounds at the most when you wait your stuff though make sure that this whole thing is sitting on a very firm surface you do not want this sitting on your carpet on top of foam padding if you’re in a garage like we are so we set this directly on the concrete itself of our garage set it on your kitchen floor if you have linoleum obviously by making sure it’s a very tough surface it’s going to give you the most accurate reading this bad boy is a USB scanner it will save you so much time my first pallet I did that bulk pallet that most of you have seen by now where I got the big pallet of toys and I manually this is what most of you did not see behind the scenes it took me hours I had to manually type in the UPC code on every single item that I put out of that palette because I had no idea one of these things existed the second I was done with that pallet i posted about inside our group and everyone had said why didn’t you use a USB scanner plugs right into your computer you can scan the barcode and that UPC pops right into the area that you’re putting in those numbers those have been all the basic supplies that you need to get started I didn’t even start with that many so you want to make sure that any time you start a business of any kind you want to research what supplies you need invest in those supplies because you will need them for these last two items they’re not necessities but they do help I have found great benefit in both of them which is what I’m gonna recommend them number one’s going to be a mophie case this is a battery case you guys all know the the block you looking battery packs right you can plug your cord in to carry it with you is kind of a pain this hooks onto your phone you can see the phone plugs in right there take the case apart plug your phone in that shows you how much battery that you have you guys can see I need to charge mine this thing has been simply awesome because when you are out scanning in the stores are a style retail arbitrage your battery drains quick this has been a lifesaver in many situations for us it’s a KDC 200 I scanner this is a Bluetooth scanner that syncs up with your phone when you are going out scanning inside of stores instead of using your sellers app to sit here and wait for the actual camera to focus sometimes it could be Roy a royal pain sometimes instead of sitting here waiting for it to focus this thing will be a regular scanner so you see the red light come out and it’s just a quick beep check it on your phone and move on specifically when I’m scanning books actually set my phone up on the shelf and I use inventory labs Scout off’ I so Scout if I is open and I will literally just build a beep beep beep beep beep and I can look at the screen until I find one that’s a keeper keeper put it in my shopping cart BP BP beep move on this thing does make a difference as far as speed goes now you can actually purchase this through one of our guys Dean check out the link below for his website he is hooking us up the rockstars specifically for 50 bucks these are refurbished I’ve used this one for many months never had a single issue so for 50 bucks you can get ahold of this finally last but certainly not the least you want to have some nice wine a beer or some coffee because this stuff has gotten through a lot of shipments in this garage for us that’s been all the supplies that you need as a newbie to begin your FB a journey you can actually find most of these products and the links below so be sure to check those out you have any specific questions drop a comment below join our facebook group or message me directly i’ll get back to you as soon as i can thanks for tuning in we’ll see you guys later peace out [Music]