Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Inside Amazon’s Prep Center: A Look at the Hub of Product Preparation

Learn how to sell over a million dollars on Amazon without handling products through online arbitrage. Prep centers handle labeling, boxing, and shipment creation for a fee of $1-$2 per unit. Choose a prep center based on sales tax advantages, promised prep time, and communication methods. Quick turnaround times are crucial for success. Test out different prep centers to find the best fit for your business needs.

How to Use Prep Centers to Sell on Amazon FBA Without Touching Products

Video by https://www.youtube.com/@FieldsofProfit

  1. The video explains how to sell over a million dollars on Amazon without touching or seeing the products being sold.
  2. The primary business model used is online arbitrage, where items are bought from websites like Walmart and flipped on Amazon.
  3. Prep centers receive inventory, take care of labeling, boxing, shipment creation and even print out labels and ship it off to Amazon on behalf of the seller.
  4. A shared Google sheet or Inventory Lab is used to communicate with prep centers about what products are being bought.
  5. Per unit fees for using prep centers can range from $1-$2 per unit.
  6. It’s important to know when you’re ready to switch to a prep center based on having extra money in your bank account but not enough time for prepping inventory yourself.
  7. Look for sales tax advantages in certain states when choosing a prep center as well as their promised prep time and communication methods.
  8. Long lead times can be expensive so it’s important that items are prepped quickly by the chosen prep center
  9. Communication between the seller and the chosen prep center should be frequent through email or messaging platforms like WhatsApp
  10. Testing out different prep centers may be necessary before finding one that works best for your business needs

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