Over the last couple of years I have attempted a litany of side projects that were passions, but none of them were terribly lucrative. Then, in my COVID induced lethargy, I came across a “get-rich-quick” scheme that was too good to be true – that’s because it was. Starting an Amazon business is the new endeavour. “It’s a little hard work upfront, but it will be easy”, they say. So I decided to call their bluff, and the only accuracy in these influencers videos are the bits about ‘a little hard work upfront’. In this blog over the course of the next couple of months I will take you on the journey through international trade and intrigue. Regulatory capture and rent seeking. Then, God willing, an actual Amazon listing and sale. Why would I waste $1000’s of dollars and give myself a massive headache on this fool’s errand? Because I’m a Systems Engineer that has a masochistic need to learn hard things. Hell, I might even make some money.
Below are some of the Products I hope to sell via this site and other content funnels. Tell me what you think.
Nordic Night Stand Lantern – New square design wood resin cordless RGB multi color led USB rechargeable touch desk table lamp
I finally received the sample for this (at a cost of $80) and I am currently not that impressed.
15W Qi Charger stand 3 in 1 Fast Charger with night light and holder Wireless Quick Charger for iPhone, Samsung, Huawei Devices
Currently in negotiations with this supplier now.
New Design Touch Sensor Bedside Wireless Charging Table – Lamp Led with USB Port Led Night Light Wireless Charger for Phone
I find this design a bit more elegant, but I suspect this may be a trick in photography. It similar in function as the 15W Qi Charger stand 3 in 1 Fast Charger. Currently in negotiations with this supplier now to obtain a sample of this as well.
I find this design a bit more elegant, but I suspect this may be a trick in photography. It is similar in function to the 15W Qi Charger stand 3 in 1 Fast Charger. I am currently in negotiations with this supplier, in order to obtain a sample of this as well. These and possibly other products are what I am working on, to sell on Amazon. Amazon did not make it easy setting up the seller account, and they are taking a sizable chunk out of the profit margin for the privilege of having access to their marketplace. Now I am running into finding freight forwarding facility/Service to help me through the process of getting these products from the Factories in China. There is A LOT of rent seeking that happens in international trade – many middle men (and women) in this process. Government agencies I have had to deal with so far: FDA, US Customs and Border and the patent and trademark office, because that may need to be a thing I have to do soon. Strangely though I am enjoying this journey and it is far cheat than a degree in International Business.