I chose this title when Josh would really say you can save money all the time using his service Fitshipper.com. He is right. I think that every seller needs to be merchant fulfilling in addition to FBA certain times. Not all the time, don’t get a warehouse unless that is what you want. But realize being first to market is an advantage and waiting to get stuff into a 3rd party warehouse, like Amazon, can be the difference in selling or racing to the bottom.
Transcript: (note- this is a new tool I am trying out so it is not perfect- it does seem to be getting better)
[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 bond gas. Will 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 321. Josh Newell. Very, very interesting discussion with a very, very smart guy. A very cool, uh, I love the story of how people get to where they are. And His story is very, very cool. It’s about overcoming challenges, figuring things out, you know, but realizing, you know, pretty smart, you know, you know, when you hear a story you can be like, oh my God, this guy is one of those smart guys. And yet he stumbled. Okay, people stumble. Now he had a reason. And, and figuring that out is really a big deal, but everybody stumbles. I think that’s the lesson, right? Everybody stumbles. It’s what you do when you get up and pick yourself up and you get going again. Well, Josh is a great example of what somebody with potential, um, who stumbles but realizes that and you know, I’m sure it’s family and having a good family around them and those who love them help but still getting up and going forward.
Stephen: [00:08:22] And, and he just did such a great job. So you know, there’s no doubt in my mind why he’s having so much success. When you hear a story and you start making the connections, you could just see it and it’s just so cool. Again, another reason that successful people, you know, when you look at these success stories, you always figured out that they solved their problem. While he’s a good example of somebody who figured that out. Somebody who saw something that said, Huh, I have the skillset, I can bring this to market. And so he’s got a service, it’s called flow fit shipper.com. And I have the link on the website if it’s something you’re interested in. Again, I don’t benefit other than you saving money, but I’m here to tell you is that I use services like his because I saved money. It takes away, you know, and I’m not complaining about Ebay in any way other than they have some.
Stephen: [00:09:05] They are changing their business to suit them. Well I don’t want to change certain things because it affects us in a negative way personally. So we don’t want to change something. So you lose some of your, your discounts and stuff. Well guess what? That was always something that held over my head. Well, now that option is gone because of the rather other smart guys like Joshua. I figured out ways to offer other options and guess what? Now that I have other options, we can go back to designing our life. And, and that’s what you do when you’re a small business person. You’ve got to keep your costs down, you want to do everything you can and Josh has a service that offers those types of things and I just hope that you figure this out. Q four is coming. You need to start working on your business.
Stephen: [00:09:44] This is a chance to work on your business. Let’s get into this great story with Josh. Really cool. All right. Welcome back to the ECOMMERCE momentum podcast. We’re excited about today’s guest because he is going to help us understand shipping and it’s a complicated subject. It’s not easy. And in this day and age, you know, in our precall we’ve been talking about this. In this day and age, you have to have a skills and all these services because there’s a time you’re going to need it and you’re saying, well, no, wait, I’m Fba only. I don’t want to ship. Well, guess what? That’s a perfect world. The world’s not perfect. It’s going to happen and the world’s gonna change and it might make sense for you, or q four is coming and you might have a product and you can’t get it in, in time, and yet you still want to sell it.
Stephen: [00:10:24] You don’t want to run out of stock. Well then you’re going to have to figure this out. And Joshua was an expert at that. However, he’s also a computer nerd. He’s also a, an Ebay and Amazon seller. Um, he’s also just a hobbyist for creating tech solutions to problems he’s had, which I think the most successful people have done. And that’s why he’s so successful at it. Welcome, Joshua Newell. Welcome Joshua. Thanks for having me. It. Was that a fair introduction? Yeah, I think so. I think I think the most successful people, and you’re very humble about this and so I mean it’s very cool that you’re very humble about this, but it’s true. The most successful people fix problems that they have. Right? That you created these tools and we’ll get into those to fix your problems, right? Just it’s just hassles and you’re saying, no, I don’t need these hassles because I’m smart enough and I have these skill sets and I can fix these things. Correct.
Josh: [00:11:17] Yeah. Being a, being a programmer, you get to solve a lot of lot of irritating problems since I can write some software and that’s kind of how I’ve gotten where I’m at now.
Stephen: [00:11:27] You know as a side note, because you are a programmer, because this question came up to me recently I guess in the last week is about ebay specific and somebody said that Ebay Motors, Ebay and their APP and whatever other platforms that they have. I guess I have a whole bunch of different pieces. There are all kinds of run independently and it’s one of the reasons that you don’t...