The Q4 Profits Guide Will Help You Navigate The 4th Quarter On Amazon
If you have been an Amazon seller for any amount of time, I am sure you have heard people in groups talking about how awesome the Q4 season is right?
It's the time of year that Amazon sellers look forward to all year! That's because sales go crazy between the months of October-December.
There are 3 major holidays that occur during the 4th quarter. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
More and more every year people are turning to online retailers to fulfill their holiday needs. And the kicker is, Amazon is dominating the online retail space year after year.
Even though other stores are trying hard to get a piece of the holiday action, most people are just turning to Amazon. My guess is they know it is just easy to shop on Amazon. With free 2-day shipping, Prime members don’t have to worry if their gifts/holiday needs will arrive on time.
Last year alone, Amazon saw $60.5 BILLION in sales during the 4th quarter! Amongst all online retailers, Amazon captured 89% of all online sales during this time frame.
Amazon wants to have EVERYTHING a buyer could possibly look for, but they can't do the job alone.
That's where Amazon sellers come in! We get to make sure that all of those buyers are able to find their holiday goods.
You are in the perfect position to increase your Amazon sales this holiday season. The buyers are looking for items and you can be the one who fulfills that need for them.
Whether this is your first holiday-selling season on Amazon, or you are a veteran seller, I’m sure you will find some tips and tricks in this guide to help you feel more prepared going into this holiday season.
Q4 Is Coming, Whether You Are Ready Or Not
You already know that people are coming to Amazon for all of their holiday needs. But, are you ready to make sure they are buying from YOU?
The time between Halloween and Christmas Eve is incredibly busy for us… and incredibly profitable.
But here's the thing. Selling on Amazon during the 4th Quarter is a whole different ball game than the rest of the year.
We go from only looking at clearance products, to looking at regular retail priced products. It's a major mental shift and it can be difficult for many sellers to accomplish on their own.
That's why I wrote the Q4 Profits Guide. I wanted to share the secrets I have learned in the last 8 years of selling on Amazon! Every year I learn new strategies that can be implemented during this season.
If it is planned correctly, sellers can make up half of their yearly income in a month or two!
If you’re ready to take home your share of the profit pie and learn how to take advantage of the Online Christmas Shopping Frenzy then this guide is for you.
You Can Dive In Now And Take Q4 By The Horns
In this guide, I share with you what we’re doing to research, prepare, buy and sell during this time of the year. AND we have plenty of examples for you on what we have sold in the past and why it has worked so well.
We’re sharing the EXACT things we do each year during Q4. Things like:
- how to find products straight off the shelf that sell for 3x+ on Amazon
- when to focus on each of the major holidays so you don't miss out on any sales
- what clues we look for in stores that show us what people are eager to buy
- the strategies we use to make sure our inventory sells quickly and is profitable
- how we decide what to buy, what to test and what to skip
- what types of items we are looking for during each holiday
That’s right! We’re sharing our entire 4th Quarter strategy with you, right down to the little things we change at home to make sure things are running smoothly and we still have time to enjoy the Holiday Season.
Here are just a few things I really love about Selling on Amazon during the 4th Quarter
- We make a big chunk of our income during this time of year, allowing us to “take it easy” the rest
- The Game changes in a big way – it never gets boring during November and December
- I get to head out and shop for toys, gift sets and all sorts of other fun stuff
- Things are flying off the shelves in our Amazon Store
- We usually get to “beat Amazon” at their own game when they sell out of popular stuff. I know it’s silly, but it feels great to be able to jump in and fill the demand (not to mention that its VERY profitable).
If you’re up for bit of a challenge and a chance to make plenty of Christmas money and then some, this is what you need.
Navigating The Q4 Season Doesn't Have To be Overwhelming
A lot of people may be telling you that if you haven't already started buying for the Q4 season that it is too late. I'm here to tell you that is wrong.
If you are a retail arbitrage seller, the time is now. You can jump in right now and start cashing in on the Q4 madness.
We see Halloween items start selling in September. But that doesn't mean if it's October you are too late. You can still get plenty of stuff to Amazon throughout October and still cash in on the Halloween holiday!
Then we move right to Thanksgiving and before you know it Christmas is here.
I get it, that can be overwhelming to think about, right?
Well, this guide will walk you right through each of these 3 holidays and share with you the types of things that have sold successfully and how to spot items for each of these holidays.
Like I mentioned earlier, the strategies that we use during Q4 are different than the rest of the year. We are here to help you with straight up retail arbitrage in big box stores! Sometimes that means walking into Walmart, picking up a bag of candy off of the shelf for $5.88 and selling it on Amazon for almost $20!
Other times that means picking up a holiday inflatable for Big Lots for $20 and selling it on Amazon for $80.
You just have to know what to look for and this guide is going to teach you what you need to know!
Q4 Isn't JUST About Toys!
There is a big misconception about selling on Amazon during the holidays and that is that TOYS are the main thing that is selling. Sure, you CAN sell a lot of toys if you want to. But there is SO MUCH MORE that can be sold on Amazon during the holiday season.
Here are some examples of things that you can be looking for coming up to Halloween:
- Costume accessories
- Yard inflatables
- Yard decorations
- Kids costumes
- String lights
- Trick-er-Treat bags
- Adult costumes
- Pet costumes
- Advent calendar
- Garden flags
- School party sets
- Party Invitations
- Bathroom decorations
- Kitchen decorations
- Paper plates/paper cups
- My 1st Halloween baby clothes
- Party favors
- Village sets
- Window decorations
- Yard stakes/lights
- Oh, and toys…
Same goes with Christmas. There are a ton of things that can be sold during Christmas that have nothing to do with toys.
Whether you have kids in your house or not, we can help you know what is popular and what is selling well!
Sign up right now and you’ll be ready to sit down, read through the guide and get your strategy set for this Holiday Selling Season
This guide will take you by the hand and walk you through each of the three major holidays of Q4: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
You'll know how we plan ahead for sourcing trips, what we are looking for once we are in the stores and the ways we maximize our profits during this season.
One of the best ways to learn is through an apprenticeship. While it isn’t practical for me to have you over at our house, or out shopping with us, this is the next best thing.
We’ll walk you through everything we will be doing in the coming weeks and point out the main pitfalls we’ve come across in our 8 seasons of selling on Amazon during Q4.
Thank you for everything Jessica. As a new Amazon seller who had not yet sent an order to Amazon, I wondered if I was ready for this Q4 class, and almost decided not to participate. I am so glad I changed my mind. You are both wonderful teachers and the class surpassed my expectations. I was able to jump and I surprised my husband as he watched how much money I was able to make. Thanks to both of you, I learned enough, and felt confident enough in the business, to quit my job in order to pursue FBA full time. I have purchased all of Jessica and Cliff’s classes. I also loved reading about others amazing success and profits. I am so happy to be part of such a positive group. – Debra B
Let’s Take a Closer Look at What You'll Discover In This Guide
We’ve purposely kept the guide to the point with no fluff. Don’t let that fool you though. With almost 130 pages packed full you will discover everything we’ve learned over the past several years, when it comes to selling on Amazon during the Holiday Season.
Here’s just some of what we’ll be covering in the Q4 Profits Guide:
- Our top selling categories during Q4
- Why ranks matter in Q4 and what we suggest you stick with
- What we focus on instead of just toys
- How we feel about buying based on speculation
- When we compete with Amazon
- The secret strategy that can add thousands to your bottom line
- Ways to maximize your profits
- How to use weekly ads to find profitable products
- The clues scattered around retail stores that lead to profitable items
- How you can use the Hot Toy Lists to sidestep the competition
- How to maximize your profits on Black Friday
- The way we turn meh items into profitable items
- How to know when you should buy, test or leave an item
- And SO MUCH MORE
See… We weren't kidding when we said we had you covered when it comes to buying, selling and profiting during Q4!
Here’s What You Should Do Now
I've given you a pretty good idea of what I'll be covering in the Q4 Profits Guide.
Now is the perfect time to step up your game and get serious about selling on Amazon this Holiday Season.
No, it isn’t too late to get started.
As soon as your payment goes through, you’ll have access to the complete guide and be on your way to your most profitable Q4 season.
The guide is delivered as a pdf. Read it on your computer, download it to your tablet or print it out and read it.
You can even download a copy to your smartphone and refer to it as you’re out and about shopping if needed.
There’s a lot of information packed into each page and you’ll be coming back to this season after season picking up new tips each time.
Go click that buy button right now. I look forward to seeing you on the other side and sharing what we’ve learned in our many years of Holiday Selling on Amazon.
You've Got Nothing To Worry About
I know buying guides online can seem risky. Will the person actually deliver? Will you learn anything?
So, here's the deal. I'll take ALL of the risk here.
You can buy this guide for $97, read the entire thing and then if you decide it sucks, I'll give you your money back. No questions asked. Just send me an email (or use the contact form right here on our website) and let me know you want a refund. It's as easy as that. You've got a full 60 days to put this into action.
I feel confident this information will help you be profitable this Q4 season! If not, then you can have that money back. I don't even want it.
Many thanks! You both are remarkable teachers and I truly appreciate your sound guidance. I thought the research provided in the spreadsheets each week was especially useful as I created and tracked my individual sourcing plan. Also, I learned a lot about timing purchases and pricing/repricing during Q4. I’m so grateful for everyone’s sharing of ideas and encouragement – you all helped me exceed my Q4 goals and set a new course for 2015! Wishing everyone great success in the New Year! – Cynthia O