It was a cold winter morning in November of 2017 here in the Atlanta, GA area. I was on a roll, I finally cracked the code and I was gaining unprecedented access to thousands of manufacturer direct products from big brand names that were selling like crazy on Amazon.
I had my product research skills fine-tuned and was implementing a hyper-growth strategy for my Amazon business and it was working. In the months leading up to November I was implementing the things I had learned and made note of how I had more than doubled my monthly sales volume in just 3 short months.
I was running into a problem though, I needed more and more products to sell to feed this hungry beast! My growth hit a plateau because I needed more SKUs!
Now let’s go back 1 year… After researching some competition out there (specifically Million dollar Amazon sellers) I started to glean little shreds of truth until it finally dawned on me what these Amazon power sellers were doing.
More specifically, how were they able to sell top name-brand products from vendors that don’t allow Amazon sales and/or amazon had restricted somehow?
Either by some magic they were convincing the manufacturers that their volume was sufficient enough to justify their permission to sell on Amazon or something else was at play.
I won’t go into the mechanics of how I learned this but after some digging I figured out that they were setting up pseudo “brick and mortar” storefronts in order to receive merchandise from vendors who may not allow Amazon sales and vendors who are supposed “restricted brands” on Amazon as well as vendors who only sell to brick and mortar locations.
These sellers were raking it in, killing it and their accounts were not getting suspended.