How to win the Buy Box (Amazon sellers)

by Jordan Malik on July 24, 2014

Some Amazon sellers (like you) find themselves unable to get ‘buy box’ exposure when they are among other merchants (including Amazon) selling the same exact product.

(Sellers ‘win’ the buy box when a buyer selects “Add to Cart” on the main product page AND the item displayed says, under ‘In Stock’, “Sold by [Amazon Seller's name]“). See an example here.

Amazon/eBay megaseller Skip McGrath just shared his strategy for getting the buy box, in his latest newsletter

(You don’t have to buy anything from him to learn from him.)

Get his free tips by going here and then then selecting “Newsletters -> Current Newsletter” – The first linked post at the top of that page is:

1. How The Buy Box on Amazon Works and How You Can Win It

also check out (the same page)

4. Setting up and Organizing Your eBay or Amazon Business



If you’ve given up on sourcing and selling used books, don’t: Essentially, you’ve been lied to (or you got the wrong information). sell books on Amazon

My videos below explain everything. But if you don’t do anything, at least read these 5 things:

  1. Just read the very entertaining and informative ‘squeeze page’ from Peter Valley (the author whose book I’m reviewing in the video).
  2. Many of your competing booksellers have quit because ‘all the sources have dried up’ (they’re wrong – I believe the opposite is true).
  3. There are (still) many more books to sell than there are sellers, that’s the truth.
  4. The profit margins, ease of selling, and low % of customer returns make selling books via FBA extremely lucrative.
  5. Watch my first video below (buy nothing, you’ll still learn something new).

Or just jump right to the new-for-2014 training bundle I’m recommending. Also see my 1-year no-questions-asked, 100% money back guarantee* terms at the end of Video 2 (also printed below Video #2).


Video 1: Why books now?/see my profit proof:

Video 2:  Peek insideBook Sourcing Secrets‘/ My included bonus  worth over $50 (offer expires 7/14/14):

* Peter Valley  (author of Book Sourcing Secrets) offers a 60-day, no questions asked guarantee for his e-book. If you buy his e-book via my link (it’s the same price) I make a small commission from Peter BUT I will personally add another 305 days to that guarantee. So: if you decide the book is not for you (and the 60 days have passed), forward your email receipt to me and I will refund you (100%) out of my own pocket. It’s the same ‘extra’ guarantee I give to several of the excellent guides and services that I endorse).


The original founder of (who sold his company to Amazon) has resurfaced with ““, and it looks to bring back the fun that early flip items on Amazon / eBayWoot fanatics loved so much (which is reportedly missing from’s Woot today). In this video I take a look at the potential of sourcing products from and reselling them on Amazon/eBay.

My facebook post on the subject is below of you want to comment there. otherwise you can comment by scrolling down below and selecting ‘Comment’.


FREE profit-boosting tips for Amazon & eBay Sellers

by Jordan Malik on June 26, 2014

Skip McGrath just shared many of his Amazon/eBay money-saving/profit-boosting tips in his mid-June 2014 newsletter.

(You don’t have to buy anything from him to learn from him.)

Get his free tips by going here:

1. How to Increase Profits in Your eBay and/or Amazon Business

also check out (the same page)

4. Coping with The Summer Slowdown




Copy me: Turn $1 into $10 with “Back to School” merch

by Jordan Malik June 25, 2014

Back-to-school is the U.S.’ second-biggest shopping season (yes, you read that right. Bigger than Halloween).  There certainly is a big/crazed shopping frenzy (the first video below will show you some of my own ‘profit proof’). You can (like me) make some steep profits from easily-sourced, low-cost merchandise for this year’s ‘Back to School’ shopping season. But you have […]

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You CAN post a video review of your product on Amazon BUT ….

by Jordan Malik June 25, 2014

Update 10:30A 6/26/14 - Some of my readers (scroll down) weighed in with Amazon’s terms and conditions which still (depending on how you read it) prohibit review submissions by those with a “financial interest” in the product. So if you submit a video review, do it at your own risk. Alternately, ask a friend/whomever has bought the item to […]

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These 32 toys are worth a (real) fortune

by Jordan Malik June 20, 2014

Remember begging for a toy when you were a kid? If you were like me, your parents said ‘NO’ because, well, ‘they’re junk’. You’ll get the last laugh here. See, I thought I wrote THE book on valuable toys you can find locally and resell on Amazon or eBay. But I missed most of these (this […]

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Here’s how I remove my negative feedback (Amazon)

by Jordan Malik June 10, 2014

Getting negative feedback removed is getting easier for some sellers: In summary: I think Amazon is making it easier*, and one of the reasons (well, my assumption) may surprise you: Scenario 1:  Amazon automatically removed a buyer’s negative feedback, upon my request, with no ‘human’ intervention (here’s a video, no sound, showing you how it happened). Scenario 2: I […]

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“How do I increase traffic to my Amazon listing?”

by Jordan Malik June 4, 2014

This post is for Amazon merchants who add a product to the Amazon catalog for the first time (meaning the product/ASIN never existed on Amazon until you created the product page itself.)* Sellers often ask me: “How do I make sure my item is found by people searching for it on Amazon”? Updated 7/9/14 – An alternative ‘plain […]

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Even MORE eBay selling ideas…

by Jordan Malik May 30, 2014

I’ve said it again and again, ‘Nostalgia sells’…Examples: 1.) Much to my surprise and delight (maybe you knew this already), this item was (25 years ago) highly coveted by my peers AND considered ‘junk’ by parents across the U.S., and now it’s a cornerstone of 80s pop culture. More proof adults ain’t always right. 2.) […]

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