Tactical Arbitrage Discount Code: How to Find One

I'm going to make an educated guess.  You have probably stumbled across my little blog post here because you are thinking about pulling the trigger on joining Tactical Arbitrage.

I can read your mind like that because you likely came across this post by searching for Tactical Arbitrage Discount Code.

First, good for you!  I'm a bit of a Tactical Arbitrage fanboy and self proclaimed evangelist of the software so let's see what I can do to help you here.

It only makes sense to go out and see if there is a discount code you might be able to use.

Now, I'm here to break some bad news and give you some good news, so, keep reading.

Where Do I Find a Tactical Arbitrage Discount Code?

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7 Methods for Finding Products to Sell on Amazon

When you are new to selling on Amazon, heck, even when you are an Amazon selling pro, finding products to sell on Amazon can be work.

However, it is the lifeblood of your business.

You need to find products, sell products, then move on from the ones that tank.  On top of that you need to find additional products to sell so you can continue to grow your business.

A new seller or someone who is thinking about jumping into selling may find this daunting.

It doesn’t need to be.  There are, literally, tons of ways to find products to sell on Amazon.

In this post I will break down the different methods of finding (sourcing) products to sell and share some tools that may make it a bit easier.

Now, please don’t think that these tools will make sourcing an absolute breeze.  You need to learn to properly pick items for sale and that is an art and a science that deserves its own post.

Let’s dig in!

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How to be Amazing at Amazon to Amazon Arbitrage

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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.

Keepa Daily Drops

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.

Tactical Arbitrage Product Search

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.

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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.

Chris

3 (Not So) Crazy Tips I Wish I Had When I Learned How to Sell on Amazon

How to Sell on Amazon

I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey of learning how to sell on Amazon, honestly.  The trial and error, the wins, the losses, and the stalemates have brought me to where I am today.  The only thing that I do wish is that I would have implemented a few strategies earlier.

This isn’t a regret, per se.  Just knowing what I do now I realize my business would be in an even better position had I implemented just three tactics much earlier in my business.  These three things are what I am going to share with you.

Networking

Many months passed by before I ever posted in any Amazon related Facebook groups.  Mostly this is because I was worried I may ask a stupid question and make a fool of myself.  In retrospect this was foolish.

When I started to participate more in groups and actually network with people my knowledge about how to sell on Amazon grew by leaps and bounds.  People would actually share information with me.  They would teach me tactics I didn’t know, share ideas on how to maximize profits, and so much more.

Many people were happy to share information. They wanted to see me succeed.  They even wanted to go out of their way to help little old me.  I know now that this is not uncommon in the Amazon community.  You need to jump into the deep end and start gleaning information from those people who have made mistakes and overcome them.  Doing this will help you in ways you can only imagine.

Online Arbitrage

In the beginning, I only knew of retail arbitrage.  It helped that I enjoyed the hunt.  It did not help that I was only able to practice the fine art of searching for money laying on store shelves only when I could shirk my responsibilities at work and home.  Had I known earlier that I could supplement my sourcing with a virtual assistant or with the help of a software program like Tactical Arbitrage I believe I would have been able to become a full-time seller much faster.

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I also could have used the assistance of a VA to source for me while I slaved away at my day job.  Either of these methods would have helped me find and sell products at a faster rate than grinding away in stores.

Just to clarify, I am not knocking retail arbitrage.  I still believe it is an important part of an Amazon business.  I still source at retail stores and I still love it.  I just think that diversifying your stream of product sources is extremely important.  Especially as the competition in the Amazon marketplace increases.

Don’t Pack Boxes

If I wasn’t out sourcing I was at home packing boxes to ship to Amazon.  This is likely the case for many people just learning how to sell on Amazon.  I think that it is something we should all know how to do and then we should all quickly move that responsibility away from ourselves.

Packing boxes does not make you or I any money.  Sourcing product makes us money.  I suggest finding a prep and ship company that will accept your retail finds.  Here in Ohio (where I am located) we just happen to have a great option with buckeyeprep2prime.com.  They will gladly accept retail arbitrage items as well as online arbitrage shipments.  If you do solely online arbitrage and would like to deal with someone in a tax-free state you should look no further than primezeroprep.com.  These folks really have a handle on how to take care of your business like it is their own.

Conclusion

There are several other business changing ideas I have learned over the past few years.  But these three tips would have helped me grow my business by leaps and bounds from the very beginning.

I hope that you will implement one or all of these in your business as you learn how to sell on Amazon.  If I can personally help you in any way please reach out to me.

Finally, what tips have you learned that could help someone else grow their business faster?  Share it in the comments.

Audentes Fortuna Juvat

Chris