You either already use Tactical Arbitrage or you are chomping at the bit to start using it.
Whatever camp you fall into, this Tactical Arbitrage user guide is going to be an all-encompassing resource to teach you how to use the software and harness it’s power. I’m including text, photos, and videos. This way we should cover just about any way someone likes to learn.
Before we get started, I’m no genius. So, if I forget something or do not make it clear enough, please tell me. I will not take it personally and I will improve the material. Now, let’s get going!
Amazon to Amazon arbitrage or Amazon flips (the current parlance for the Amazon crowd) can be a great way to make a profit selling on Amazon.
Basically, you find a product on Amazon that is priced lower than usual, buy it, then ship it back to Amazon via your FBA account and wait for the price to come back up. Prices often bounce back quickly. Especially if the demand is high or stock is low. These are great opportunities to make a profit.
Let's dig in!
What Causes Prices to Dip
That is a great question. I appreciate you asking.
There may be a flash sale. Amazon’s algorithm may have had a hiccup. A third party seller may not know what they are doing. Maybe a repricer has gone haywire (I know this has happened very recently, but that is all I can say).
It doesn’t really matter what causes the price of a product to drop precipitously. It just matters that you are able to be there when it happens.
How Can I Be There
Well, there are several ways. Fortunately, they aren’t particularly hard either. However, they may take some learning.
The first place to be is Keepa. Click on the deals button in the top left corner. It will show you all the price drops and update them every time you hit refresh.
Over on the left side of the screen you can even use the filters to only show certain price drops by percentage, you can filter for seller, how old the price drop is, the price range of the item, and also sales rank.
Once you have all that set it is easy to sort them by newest and refresh for new price drops to show at the top.
A quick glance at the chart and a little math or a quick check with the Amazon Calculator Widget and you will know if the item is profitable for a flip.
Pro tip: Follow the keepa notifier on twitter. You can easily see what price alerts people have set up and possibly take advantage of them for yourself.
Use Software to Make Things Easier
Tactical Arbitrage has a built in Amazon to Amazon arbitrage feature. It will search products on Amazon based on your criteria and will pull back items that are ripe for flipping.
If you want to learn more about the Amazon Flips feature inside of tactical Arbitrage you can check out my How To Guide.
As you can see the Amazon Flips feature has a ton of filters for you to choose as you please. You are also able to search bulk categories, bulk product codes (ASIN’s or UPC’s), as well as Best Seller categories if you have StoreFront Stalker Pro.
Once you have found some winners it is time to buy or set an alert for when the price dips back down to where you want. You can do this easily with the keepa extension. You can be notified via email, twitter, or even facebook.
Remember, look in many categories for flips. Lots of people really like to focus on a particular category or two for amazon flips. You shouldn’t. You can find profitable items to resell in just about every category.
This feature pays easily pays for the $99 monthly subscription all by itself. Plus you get product searches, reverse searches, and The Library search features and you can run all of them simultaneously.
This Seems Hard (It's Not)
The vernacular of Amazon to Amazon arbitrage, reading charts, using software all seem hard. But it really becomes second nature with a bit of practice. Before you even make a purchase you can do mock trials with alerts and manual tracking to see if you would make a profit on a flip. Once you feel a bit more comfortable it is time to practice with a little money. I believe you always learn the best when you actually have some stakes in the game.
If you spend just a few hours and a few dollars on learning the process through trial and error (never go deep, always go wide on flips) you will be a master in no time. I promise.
So, what tips and tricks do you have for Amazon to Amazon arbitrage? Please share them in the comments below.
Today I want to share with you several things about StoreFront Stalker Pro in all its wondrous glory.
First, let's talk about what StoreFront Stalker Pro does. Honestly, the name has a creepy vibe to it but it has some sweet little features. Second, I will show you multiple ways to use this Chrome Extension to actually source like a lunatic. Gone are the days of using the excuse “I can't find anything profitable to sell”.
What does it do?
Like the name suggests StoreFront Stalker Pro was originally built to stalk other Amazon sellers stores. It will pull their ASIN's and put them into a CSV file for you to then use in a third party program so you can find items from other marketplaces to sell at a profit. Tactical Arbitrage and OAXRay are perfect examples of third party programs that will allow you to run these lists of ASINs. I will show you how to do all of this below so, keep reading!
Now, it has gotten even better. Not only will the extension pull items from other sellers but you can use it to pull ASIN's directly from the Amazon catalog itself. Whether you want to find Amazon best seller items, movers and shakers, or you want to dive deep into any category or sub-category. You can pull all the ASIN's you need and then find out where to source those items profitably.
In the next few paragraphs, I am going to touch briefly on how to use each feature and I am going to include a video so you can see exactly how to use StoreFront Stalker Pro.
This feature is the original premise of the extension. I'm sure most everyone knows how to use this feature. However, There are some enhancements that I will highlight as well as an idea to find more stores to stalk. Take a peek at the video below to learn some more.
Amazon Best Sellers
Maybe your business model is the fast nickel. I completely understand. Get in, sell fast, and get out quickly with a little profit. StoreFront Stalker Pro makes that easier than ever now. You can check out the best-selling items on Amazon and then export the data to Tactical Arbitrage or OAXray. Find out where to buy it so you can make a fast flip on the item profitable. You'll be able to download up to 400 pages of items all at once in just a few minutes. Check out below as I show you exactly how to do it.
Movers and Shakers
The next place you can keep an eye on with StoreFront Stalker Pro is the movers and shakers section. I have a couple of reasons why I would personally check this section often. In economics as market demand increases while inventory supply decreases you see prices trend upwards. This can work in your favor as a seller because you can locate and re-sell inventory at a very fast and hopefully extremely profitable rate.
Let's use a very recent example. Gene Wilder, the legendary actor, recently passed away. Over here on the left is his Funko Pop Vinyl Figurine from Willy Wonka. It skyrocketed to the number 1 selling toy on Amazon almost instantly. Following this Amazon sold out of this $8.95 product and other sellers who had inventory in stock came to the rescue selling their inventory at a higher price point.
So, What if you could find these items in your local markets, maybe a market that doesn't have a huge movie fan base or maybe your town is a place gene Wilder thought sucked. You would be able to purchase that inventory and move it to a marketplace that has demand in need of being filled with your higher priced product.
Yes, This is what we Amazon sellers do every day but when certain events happen or funny videos go viral it is our job, nay, our responsibility to help fulfill the demand for the product the consumer is wanting.
Check out the video below and I will show you how to use StoreFront Stalker Pro to grab all the Movers and Shakers so you can profit!
Stalk Entire Categories and More
One of the best features of this new release, in my humble opinion, is the fact that you can download ASIN information from entire categories. So, if you would like to grab all the ASINs from the Toy category to reverse search you can do that. You will need to drill down to a subcategory like action figures because of the size of the entire toy catalog. But, category by category you can grab all the information you need to go out and find items to flip.
The other powerful way to use StoreFront Stalker Pro is to find all of the ASIN information on something you want to sell. For example, I want all the ASINs from a search I did for “broccoli”. Here is what gets pulled up.
It is hard to see, but there are over 27,000 results for the search term “broccoli”. Now I can go and download all the ASIN information, open up Tactical Arbitrage or OAXray and be on my way to finding profitable items to sell.
In this last video tutorial, I will show you exactly how to do what I have described. If you have questions or something isn't as clear as it should make sure to let me know.
Final Thoughts and a Disclaimer
First, a little disclaimer about StoreFront Stalker Pro. The guy behind the program is not only a stand-up dude, a fellow Buckeye, but he is also lucky enough to call me his friend. Now, this doesn't make me a shill for Nate McCallister (you can learn more about him at his blog). In fact, I'd be the first to tell him if his product was a piece of hot garbage but, it isn't. It is a powerful tool that, if used properly, can make you a lot of money. As a plus, you can even use this tool to make money while you are binge watching Stranger Things on Netflix.
My suggestion is to add this to your sourcing tool belt. Utilize it to its full potential and make a killing this Q4. I know Nate stand behind his product with a money back guarantee and if he won't for some crazy reason (he will, by the way) I will refund you if you absolutely can not find any products worth flipping.
Finally, thanks for reading this far. If you have any questions please leave me a comment. I honestly will read every one of them and I will respond if you need any help.
Tactical Arbitrage Best Sellers Integration
So, I had to update this post because StoreFront Stalker Pro just got even better. Tactical Arbitrage integrated it right into the platform so you can search best sellers on Amazon for profit.
It is super simple to use, you just need your StoreFront Stalker Pro key. If you don't have this saved in your email you can reach out to Nate McCallister and he will get them for you.