Amazon FBA and Dopshipping from Jamaica

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7 Jan 16 11:16:36 pm
Hi everyone, Salehoo has been a God send so far for me, I'm truly happy that you guys are here. Now I am a successful ebay dropshipper and I do this from outside the US so I am familiar with dropshipping from abroad and so forth, however I recently started to investigate dropshipping on amazon and FBA and I have ran into quite a dilemma with the two.

First question: I am unable to pinpoint a solid niche to dropship items for on amazon, can anyone point me in the direction of a great niche category to get started on? I need to get familiar with the entire amazon seller interface and I plan to do so using dropshipping as my start up, but I am hesitant about what to start with due to a vast oversaturation of products already listed in the niches I plan to list in.

Second Question: I plan to transition to FBA soon, now this poses a challenge, I would like to know if there is anyone here who has successfully launched a FBA business from outside the US. I'd love for that person to mentor me in the great ways of FBA from abroad.

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8 Jan 16 01:07:50 am
Hi Jodiann and welcome to the forum. It's nice to hear you're having some success :)

Regarding a niche market, these type of markets are really only found one of tow ways. Either many hours of test marketing different products to gauge results over an extended period of time or to get extremely lucky and hit on a product by sheer chance. Because of this, anyone that has discovered a good working niche will rarely share it because sharing their effort then adds to the competition and that of course then destroys the niche they put their effort into finding to start with.

So I don't think anyone is going to give that information up easily, at least not if thy're smart. If I had a niche product myself, I would keep it well hidden or at least as well as possible.

Regarding FBA. I'm not an expert in the field, but I can't see the difference between using it from inside the US or outside really. Maybe I'm missing something, but FBA is a fulfillment service. So they warehouse and distribute your products, meaning you're pretty much hands off. Given the hands off nature of fulfillment services, I wouldn't think your personal location would be any issue at all.

If you have a good reliable relationship with your US suppliers, then that's the most important part of it right there.

Still, would be good to hear from anyone with personal experience in using FBA, either US based or international.


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pukieswares
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8 Jan 16 01:59:58 am
Thank you for the response! The thing is I wanted to get the best possible prices so I am in dialogue with a chinese manufacturer, so the goods would be shipped from china to the FBA center. But I will consider US suppliers, speaking of which do you guys know of any bracelet suppliers who would allow me to print custom bracelets and armbands?

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8 Jan 16 02:19:23 am
For the bracelets, just contact Link hidden: Login to view with details and the support staff there will do their best to assist.

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