One Year Ago Today…A Milestone…In 332 Words…

One year ago today, I sold my first item on Amazon as a merchant fulfilled seller after having taken a 6 year hiatus from selling books.

One year ago today, I heard of this thing called “Fulfillment By Amazon.”

One year ago today, I listed a package of photo paper on Amazon to see if I would have better luck selling it there than I was on eBay.

One year ago today, I sold that photo paper on Amazon for $3.99 + a $3.99 shipping credit.

One year ago today, I realized that other stuff besides books sells pretty fast on Amazon and that I should probably look into this “FBA” thing to see what all the hype was about.

One year ago today, I learned what “Q4” meant but I didn’t know how to get in on the action.

…fast forward to today…

One year ago today marks the first sale I made after taking a 6 year break from selling on Amazon. This is a reminder of how far I've come and where I can go from here...

One year ago today marks the first sale I made after taking a 6 year break from selling on Amazon. This is a reminder of how far I’ve come and where I can go from here…

Today was the first time since I’ve started selling via Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) that I’ve actually seen something other than $0.00 in the “Same day last year” column. I consider today to be a milestone for me because I now have something to compare my sales to. This time last year, I sold two (2) items for the entire month of December for a total of $8.98. I was frustrated with my eBay sales and I was looking for another revenue stream to help me bring in extra money to get rid of my student loans and the speed in which those items sold was enough for me to really research what FBA was.

Fast forward to today. I achieved a new milestone which is grossing $2k in sales in a single day. It is amazing to see what I’ve learned since then and I’m excited about the possibilities that await me. 🙂

Until next time…keep on sourcing and shipping,

Yolanda