What Supplies Do You Need to Sell on Amazon?
As an Amazon seller, there is nothing more frustrating than running out of supplies when shipping in inventory to Amazon. I worked on putting together a list of most of the supplies I use to keep things running efficiently. Efficiency is one of ways I Made $100,000 Selling on Amazon Last Year!
If you also like to make money on Amazon, here’s a list of my go-to supplies. It also makes reordering supplies a breeze when you keep an organized list!
One Time Amazon FBA Supplies
You won’t necessarily need all of these supplies just to get started. However, they were all items I acquired as our Amazon business made money, and have paid for themselves over time.
- DYMO Label Printer. This is the label printer I use to print labels for our items.
- Scotty Peeler Label Remover. Taking off price tags? This little peeler is like magic!
- USB Barcode Scanner. I use this handheld scanner to scan the merchandise into the computer quickly when I’m uploading all my products to ship.
- Brother Laser Printer. I started just using our standard printer at home, but after burning through ink, I bought a laser printer. Money well spent!
- Low Profile Shipping Scale. After I got sick of using our bathroom scale and having to remove each box to see the weight, I finally invested in a scale that has a remote display!
- Heavy Duty 3″ Tape Dispenser. I had a cheap one before, but decided to switch to 3 inch tape, which makes one pass at sealing a box. It became a great time saver. I ordered the tape dispenser from Bubblefast.
- Scanfob. This wasn’t a day one investment since it was expensive, but it did make scanning in stores incredibly fast. I purchased mine from Serialio.
- Books. The two books I bought when I started were Retail Arbitrage and Selling On Amazon: How You Can Make A Full-Time Income Selling on Amazon.
Here are the supplies that I reorder on an ongoing basis to keep our supply closet stocked:
- Orange-Sol De-solv-it. When the peeler leaves behind the gunk from the price tag, this spray is very helpful.
- Dymo Labels. After trying multiple labels, I now use number 30334 labels.
- 3 inch tape. I originally started with Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape before I switched to 3 inch tape. I buy the tape in cases from Fastpack.
- Boxes. I now purchase our boxes in bulk from Uline.
- Poly bags. I buy all of our poly bags on ebay from a seller named “mallquistore”. There is no suffocation warning preprinted on the bag, but I just print out a few hundred with my Dymo and stick them on.
In addition, I keep a tape measure, paper, scissors, scotch tape and a sharpie marker in our supply box.
Tools I Use
In addition to supplies, I use the following tools to run our Amazon business:
- Profit Bandit App. This is the app I use on my phone to make decisions on all of our purchases.
- Seller Engine Plus. I use SE Plus to upload our inventory and as our daily repricer.
- Quickbooks. I use quickbooks for our tracking our financials and for our inventory management.
- Amazon FBA Seller Account. I subscribe to the professional seller account on Amazon.
- Financing. I haven’t used any traditional financing in the past. However, we are planning to float extra inventory during the holiday season using 0% Credit Cards. It’s a much cheaper alternative than typical Amazon seller financing like Kabbage or Amazon lending.
What other tools and supplies do you use as an Amazon seller?
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