While I am working towards a 100% Wholesale Amazon business, I still can’t make the complete switch so I am still working the arbitrage sourcing. I mostly sell clothing and toys sourced from big box stores. The thrill of the deal is something many of us thrive on and arbitrage is often our passion.
Don’t you see loads of sellers talking about selling toys all year, and wonder what they are selling? I know I am restricted on some toy brands, but overall most sellers can find enough unrestricted brands to make sourcing toys very profitable.
One of the best parts of learning to sell toys is the cross pollination that happens for sourcing other things that are hardly ever restricted. The same themes that are popular in toys are often just as popular in clothing, school supplies, bedding and other home goods.
I Started My Toy Sourcing Training In Q4
Last fall I signed up for a 3 month coaching group devoted to finding toys to sell on Amazon during Q4 (the holiday season). This was my second go around with this course, because every year is different. Rarely is a toy popular and profitable more than one holiday season.
After the season is over instead of wondering what to source next, another 3 months of instruction is available. It feels familiar, because many of the same people take the next course, yet it’s totally different. The landscape for buying and selling toys changes drastically after the holidays. You must learn to source strategically and limit those sourcing mistakes we all seem to make.
I keep calling this a course, but it is so much more than just a course. My personal favorite is the live sourcing video training. Seriously, this just rocks if you can’t figure out how to source for good toys. We actually go shopping (vicariously) live and go up and down the rows of Toys R Us while the baskets are filled with the best toys to sell right now.
This course is run by Beth Maus and her son Seth. The daily training is run through a private facebook group. It’s a pretty small group and the stuff they teach will knock your socks off. These two live and breathe toys. They make most of their full time income selling toys. They really KNOW toys.
Some of the best reasons to sell toys on Amazon during the summer:
- Sourcing toys is fun, even my hubby likes to source toys with me because he gets to check out all the new super hero stuff.
- I rarely get a customer return for a toy. I sell a lot of clothing and the return rate is much higher.
- Many of the profitable toys I sell are not very costly.
- Most of the toys take very little if any prep (unlike the clothing I sell)
- The knowledge learned in this Summer group is going to set me up for better than ever Q4 selling toys with Amazon.
We Also Spend A Lot Of Time On Back To School In The Summer Coaching Group!
Summer Coaching Group! While most kids are just now ending the school year, we are looking ahead to the Back to School season in just a couple of months. This high selling time falls right in the middle of the summer group and is something a lot of sellers need help navigating.
Having a solid Back to School selling season can lay a nice foundation for Q4 success. Having a Back to School season full of bad choices and lost profits can cause sellers to enter Q4 struggling to recuperate.
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