After many months of researching, brainstorming, and preparing (1, 2), my product finally went live yesterday on FBA (for real this time)! In the last 24 hours, a shocking 37% of my inventory has been purchased by the wonderful customers of Amazon. Seeing as I expected to sell only 1 or 2 products in my first month, I was more than pleasantly surprised to find that I sold 16 items in the first single day! For reasons I'll discuss in a later post, this speed will soon decrease dramatically. But I'll take what I can get!
It's a great relief to finally see some FBA revenue. Small in quantity, but significant in meaning, this little victory is my "proof of concept". Now it's time to really buckle down, increase the variety of my inventory, and develop a well-functioning system for the timely replenishment of stock.
Tune in next time for more details about my first sales, my future plans, and the difficulties I see just over the horizon!