We've all been there.
You went through all the doubt and all the boring grind of research, spreadsheet overload and discussion on Facebook Groups (by the way, good luck with advice from people who have made...ooh...precisely zero dollars online. Ever)
Then of course, you've had the joy of going through Alibaba, emailing suppliers and a whole new head-spin handling multiple email or Skype or WeChat conversations with multiple suppliers.
And now - at last - you think you're ready to go.
You've got the factory who seems to be responsive (and seems to actually be a factory...but that's another story...)
The product samples seemed good.
You've negotiated a bit on price and the figures seem to stack up.
You trust your supplier. You don't need to mess with inspection. And freight to USA is supposed to be simple these day.
But, if you're reading this, I think you still have concerns.
In my experience - you probably should have! Many clients come to me just a step away from a sourcing nightmare.
Concerns include questions like...
"Can I trust this manufacturer?"
"How do I know if they will really produce this product the way I want? "
"What about quality control?"
"How do I really negotiate?"
"Is this actually the right decision and use of my money?"
And overall feelings, like;
"Maybe I'm wrong!"
"But then what if I'm RIGHT? I should just plunge ahead and risk thousands. Screw it. "
After nearly 4 years of Amazon selling, 2 1/2 years of mentoring, 2 years of masterminds,
I hear you!
If you're really sharp, you'll have spotted that I just offered you what we call in the trade a "false dichotomy". (Ah! Tricked you!)
Choice 1 - Doubt and inaction
Doubt yourself. Play it safe and buy nothing. Lose no money...but you've now lost time in research...and still have no business...
Choice 2 - Blind Faith
Doubt yourself BUT grit your teeth. Spend thousands in the hope of making thousands more. But knowing in your gut that you're wondering if you will lose thousands instead.
There is a very simple third way.
Choice 3 - Get Some Professional Input
Have some faith in your sourcing work so far (Self belief is critical for an entrepreneur, after all)
AND be humble enough to recognise that, first time out, you just might not have the whole picture yet.
So then - just get some input from someone who's been there...many times before.
Have enough faith not to give up without a fight...but have the humility to ask for help.
Get an Amazing FBA "GEM" Sourcing Sanity Review.
The "GEM" Process
M=Make Clear Recommendation
We will double check your market research briefly, and also check the process you've gone through to this point.
NB This is not the place to review your product research in detail. If you need to do that, our RAC Product Research Check is the service you need.
We will double check:
Once again, this is not the place to check your research - it's about the nitty-gritty of sourcing.
Make a Recommendation
It's your business & your decision. But after reviewing the evidence with you, we can make a go/no-go recommendation.
What to do next to book straight away...
To book in your session with me, just click on the button below, then choose the correct service below to choose one.
You'll be taken to the page where we offer all 3 sanity check services:
First, click on the service you want.
You'll be asked to confirm your timezone, then you'll be offered a variety of time slots from my diary/schedule I've made available.
You just choose your slot, pay, and you're booked in! (Yes, we can handle Credit cards or Paypal. And yes, different currencies are not an issue either. If they are an issue, email support and we will make it happen!)
You'll then be sent emails to make sure we're ready to work together to get your work clarified.
If you have any quick questions about how the service works, or any tech issues, please just email [email protected]
Please note: we won't be able to give you free guidance on email about your actual sourcing. This is purely about the service itself. Our support staff are not trained in advising about Amazon or sourcing.
If I'm answering support emails myself - which I often still do at the moment myself - that means I'm having to move fast. My focus is on helping our podcast listeners, and paying clients. We cannot give free individual advice (the podcast is there to give our free advice after all!)