An Amazon success story

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What is your Amazon success story?

We love hearing about Amazon success stories.  That’s literally why we built AccelerList.  So more people could be successful.

We like to think that we don’t make money unless YOU do.  And that’s a really good value proposition for any company we feel.  Our goals are aligned.

Let’s dive right into one of our favorite success stories with our customer Caleb.

Amazon success story

Name: Caleb Maclagan
Age: 26
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

amazon success story

How did you hear about selling on Amazon?

I first heard about selling on Amazon from my buddy, Lance Calvert, who started his AZ journey back in early 2017.

I heard about his success and decided to jump in with both feet! My wife and I sold our second car to self fund our AZ business right from the beginning and we haven’t looked back since!

I’ve always had a entrepreneurial mindset and have sold items for many years on other platforms but it was time to scale up by reaching more customers around the country…Amazon was the answer.

The rat race 🐀 has never been attractive to me. Doing the same kind of work over and over while not getting a pay raise and making the guy at the top, richer and richer because of my hard work.

From a young age I have always felt I should be that guy. To me, owning my own time is priceless! I am in control of my schedule.

I can work as much or as little as I want, I don’t have to request vacation time and risk being denied. And I most of all, I have the freedom to spend time with my young family.

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What lessons have you learned so far?

Patience is probably one of the most important lessons I’ve learned so far.

This business is a grind, not a get rich quick scheme. You have to put in the work over time!

After this most recent shipment, I walked away with all the confidence in the world!

I knew I had a good system and I knew I had a great listing software program, I just needed to actually take the leap and be open to making mistakes while learning everything that I could.

Another thing I wanted to do is help other sellers out with their questions/situations. I wanted to be able to pass some knowledge on to the next guy/girl, just like my mentors had done for me in the past! I’m a big believer it “what goes around, comes around.”

How did you source this latest big shipment?

I specifically look for businesses that are going out of business and work out a bulk deal with them including warehouse space for the week if they’re willing.
I ask for an inventory list then I run all the books through the ScoutIQ app. It was all books on this last deal that you see in the picture.
After I make my book selections I give the list back to the business and they bring the books to me.

 

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