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322 : Alex Moss – Speed and accuracy are the keys to working with large amounts of Amazon data
19th July 2018 • eCommerce Momentum Podcast • eCommerce Momentum Podcast
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The rest of us see an incredible sales channel with Amazon while Alex Moss sees data. Ok he sees tons and tons and tons of data. Data that he wants you to use, to slice and dice and find profitable items to sell on Amazon. His passion for this has not waned. Honestly I think he is more excited in this episode three years later than when we talked in 2016. Crazy! His excitement is contagious. Get ready to do simultaneous accurate multiple searches even faster!

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Transcript: (note- this is a new tool I am trying out so it is not perfect- it does seem to be getting better)

Stephen:                             [00:00:00]               I’m excited to talk about my sponsors today, Gaye Lisbey’s million dollar arbitrage group. Amazing, amazing group. This is a teacher. This is Gaye, she was a teacher. She is a teacher. Still. You need to learn. This is the type of environment you want to be in because she’s going to help you understand why, and I think that’s the hardest part of this business is understanding why. Why is the red one popular when the green one isn’t? Well, there’s usually a reason and what Gaye does is probably parse that better than anybody and she’ll explain the reasons for those things. I think that’s really powerful. Yes, she puts out a list. You’re going to get a good use of that list if you get in the group. Now here’s the deal. The group isn’t always open, right? So you get on the waiting list and you can join the waiting list through my link.

Stephen:                             [00:00:46]               Doesn’t cost anything to get on a waiting list and if you like her service, which I find that most people do that, that’s why there’s not so many openings. Um, you’ll be with her for a long time. And so it’s amazing freedom.com. She’s part of Andy Slam. It’s group amazing freedom.com. Forward slash momentum. And you’re going to get in the waiting list. That’s all I can get you on right now. You can use my name and see if that gets you anywhere. But what I like about in the uh, what I like about what they teach in that group or the things that are going on, you know, the current things. I’ve seen a lot of stuff going on about stores going out of business. Well here’s where an opportunity is, here’s why you want to do this. Hey, be cautious about this, you know, with toys r US coming out, you’ve got to think about this and that’s the learning that you need to do.

Stephen:                             [00:01:30]               And Gay is better than anybody else I’ve seen. So I’m amazing. Freedom Dot com. Forward slash momentum will get you to the waiting list. Then hopefully I can get you in the group and then you’re going to see me in there and we can chat anytime you’re ready. Karen lockers, group solutions, the number for ecommerce solutions, four ecommerce.com, forward slash momentum. It’s going to save you 50 bucks. Karen’s our account manager. We recommend her to everyone because she’s done so well for us. I mean that’s quite frankly the reason we’ve been paying her for last few years, but she’s become an important part of our team. Her and her team are so involved in our account. I just see the emails coming back and forth, hey, we did this for you. I just saw two listings today. I’m like, wait a second. Why did they show up?

Stephen:                             [00:02:09]               I did put any listings up. They got a. They got a set off to the side by Amazon and they reactivate them for me. You know what I mean? That’s the stuff that just happens when you have a strong team and I can’t recommend Karen enough if you use my code. Momentum. Karen pays me. I don’t want to hide that. Of course we all know that, but you’re going to say $50 and it’s a great opportunity to really, really build out your team with somebody you can trust. That’s why I recommend them. So solutions four ecommerce solutions, the number four e-commerce dot com, forward slash momentum. It’s going to save you $50. Oh, and by the way, she’s going to do an inventory health report. Why is that important? Well, guess what fees are going up. Is your inventory health number declining like ours is?

Stephen:                             [00:02:57]               Well, here’s why and what they can do. What I like is I get a spreadsheet from them and it says, Hey, here’s a bunch of inventory. Here’s what we recommend. And I’m like, Yep, read refund. I mean a delete a return to us, blah blah, blah, whatever it is and it’s or destroy and it just happens. That’s what I like. The other thing that I have Karen helped me with a lot is creating new listings. We do a lot of the research ourselves. We upload our images and then boom, magically the listing goes live and I don’t have to worry about it. Those are the services that Karen offers. CanNot recommend her enough solutions. Four ecommerce.com forward slash momentum. Save 50 bucks. Use My code. You save $50 a month every single month and it’s a great service. Plus you get that free inventory health report. I think it’s a really powerful way, so I can’t.

Stephen:                             [00:03:45]               I’m so excited how many people have been joining her because I see it and I’m excited because the messages I get from people saying, hey, this is great. I finally feel like I can focus on something else because Karen and her team are watching this for me and I highly recommend her. Next up is scale a seller lambs and scope and we’ll set it wrong. It’s, it’s amazing. I mean, it really is amazing when you sit back and think about, hey, I want to get this product up and it similar to this product and that’s, that product does well. Well therefore, if that product does well, they have the right keywords, they’ve chosen things correctly, so guess what? You scope and you could see all that stuff and that’s what the most powerful thing in the world is to copy somebody who’s done it right.

Stephen:                             [00:04:28]               That’s what you want to. You want to take advantage of that, right? I mean it’s, it’s fair to see and so therefore you can take and apply it to your listing and immediately get that same benefit. That’s what scope does for me. Sellerlabs.com, forward slash momentum. It’s going to save you $50 on the service. Oh, by the way, it’s free to try. So sign up, try it and say, oh, this is how it’s done. Boom. And then you’re going to. The light’s going to go on and you’re going to be like, man, I can get my products out there. I just can’t wait. Can’t wait. So are labs.com forward slash momentum? The other day I bought another domain. Yes, I bought it the other domain. It’s almost like A. I’m admitting guilt, but it’s because I had an idea and it was something that was a pretty good idea I think is going to go pretty far.

Stephen:                             [00:05:18]               And so what do I do? I go to try Godaddy.com forward slash momentum and save 30 percent. So domains aren’t very expensive. You get a few services, it adds up a little bit and I usually buy three years. I usually by privacy, by the way, I recommend that to buy that, you know, it’s not that much money, but when you can save 30 percent it makes it that much sweeter and it makes it easier when you’re buying domains and especially if you buy a bunch of domains. I am a domain collector and so I do tend to do that, but that 30 percent makes it a lot easier and I use godaddy because what I like is I can pop in and address, I’m thinking and it’ll say, nope, nope, could try this version or try this extension and then boom, there it is. Hey, you better hurry before it goes away and the right, you know, and so try Godaddy.com, forward slash momentum save 30 percent.

Stephen:                             [00:06:07]               Also want to mention about grasshopper. Who was that? Just talking to somebody the other day and they were like, Oh yeah, use this company called grasshopper. I’m like, Dude, did you buy it through my link and save 30 percent? Hello? No, they missed that. So save 30 percent. It’s try grasshopper.com. Forward slash momentum. No surprise there, but you’re going to save 30 percent and what the real cool part about that is they’re using it for their private label business and it gives them virtually a second phone on their current phone without having to get another number. They can make up a vanity number. They don’t have to go and do all the grief and sign loan contracts. Pretty easy stuff, and so if you’re creating a brand that you want to identify, you want to look professional, you want to look like a real company. Grasshopper is a great tool. It’s an app you put on your existing phone and boom, you now have a customer service to. You now have a sales department. You’d have a manufacturing division. You could forward it to somebody else. You can have it go to different voicemails, different departments, and it’s all included. So try grasshopper.com, forward slash momentum. Save 30 percent.

Cool voice guy:                  [00:07:13]               Welcome to the ecommerce moment, didn’t podcasts. We focus on the people, the products, and the process of ecommerce selling today. Here’s your host, Steven Peterson.

Stephen:                             [00:07:27]               Welcome back to the ECOMMERCE momentum podcast. This is episode 322, Alex Moss, man. Oh Man. It’s been a long time since I’ve had alex on the show. It blows my mind to think what his product, tactical arbitrage, the difference from what it was then, which was cutting edge to what it is now. And he uses some pretty cool metaphors to describe it and it, it’s, it’s really neat to see. And it, what’s also neat to me is to listen to him, you know, this many years into it, still be so excited about it. Still gets so giddy about it. It’s not very expensive. And yet he can still get so excited about somebody who’s done something with it and it gives them a thrill. You just don’t hear that. Um, and I make a point of this at the end of the call because he does make an offer. I’m a, it’s an amazing offer.

Stephen:                             [00:08:16]               It’s a number one author. He’s never offered this. It is absolutely the longest offer out there, but he makes a point, um, you know, I make a point about consistency over time and I don’t want you to think you don’t want you to lose that. It is just so important to think about consistency over time. When I look for people, you know, not somebody who just has a startup and that’s cool, but you want to see, are they going to be there six months from now? You know, you put a lot of effort and energy to learn that and they’re not around where they don’t keep up with it. Here’s somebody’s been here for years now and it’s been getting better and better and better. Those are the people you want to align yourself with. And you know, I make the point. Q four is coming.

Stephen:                             [00:08:55]               Got to learn it. If you’re, if you’re planning to compete this year because it’s gonna, be a little more challenging. Well guess what? You need better data. And the way you do it is learning this stuff and now’s the time to put your head down to learn this stuff. Not when September comes along and you’re like, I gotta buy stuff now. I’ve got to buy stuff now and if you’re trying to learn this too, you know, I hate to say it’ll be a, it’s not too late, but it, it just going to make it more challenging for yourself. So if you’re interested in listening to his offer again, um, I look for consistency over time and so should you. It’s a very cool story and he’s got such a great guy. Let’s get into the podcast. Alright, welcome back to the ecommerce women, a podcasts. Very excited about today’s guest because, believe it or not, he’s actually, we’re recording this and he’s a day ahead of me. So it’s tomorrow and his land and yet it’s today in Milan and I’m trying to figure it all out and he’s a repeat. But man, we totally yours. How long it’s been since we’ve been together. Alex Moss, welcome Alex. how you doing? Welcome back. I should say, do we have not talked on on air now we’ve seen each other of course, but since September of 2016. Is that incredible?

Alex:                                      [00:10:02]               Has it been that long? Really? Wow.

Stephen:                             [00:10:04]               It’s amazing. It just blows my mind because I don’t know when I last saw you, I didn’t make it to rocky mountain, but I did see you maybe in Vegas or somewhere and you know, we caught up for a moment or two. Um, life has happened for everybody, right? You know, things going on. And you were, you were the most popular guy at the place. Everybody wants to spend time with Alex Moss. Talking about tactical arbitrage. You get that when you go to these meetups, um, you feel. Does that feel in closing on you or do you love it?

Alex:                                      [00:10:36]               I do, but I, I do love it, but I traditionally steer the conversation away from tactical arbitrage for a few minutes just so that I can, I get to know the person and just have, you know, maybe we grab a beer or we have a chat and inevitably the conversation rolls around the tea. Everybody’s looking for that one little hidden gem of information that I can give them that will give them the edge of course. But um, yeah, it’s also my love as well. It’s my passion and I enjoy talking about my business and I enjoy learning about other people and what they’re doing.

Stephen:                             [00:11:05]               Yeah, and I think that’s one of the best comments I’ve always heard about you and tea is you’re accessible. You guys are accessible. I mean, I know you have a whole bunch of people helping in. You’ve got a bunch of good friends that help you to have that really helps steer the ship, but, but you are approachable and accessible and I think that that’s powerful because they’ve been saying that now for several years. That’s, that’s real value, my friend, that that means that you’re bringing value to people. And I, I, I hope you never changed that. You never lose that approachability and accessibility because it’s so important.

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