An Amazon success story

Travis R.
Amazon seller & Software Founder

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 an Amazon success story with our customer Caleb.

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

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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.

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.”

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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.
That was a pretty cool Amazon success story!
Gong traveling while selling on amazon

Name: Andrew Gong
Age: 26
Location: Fresno, California

How long have you been selling on Amazon?

3 years seriously and 3 years as a hobbyist. So 6 years all together in total.

What made you decide to write a book about selling on Amazon?

I wrote the book because I didn’t see a great amount of material on travel sourcing books, and I wanted to put it into a single guide where people could have the groundwork for making a sourcing trip work. I also wrote the book to anyone that sells books to go on a road and source books a few times in their life.

It really does the soul good to travel, and doing it for work gives you an excuse to go on a work vacation. It might have been much longer before visiting New York, NY and Washington DC if I hadn’t discovered the power of travel book sourcing, and I want others to experience that same pursuit of happiness and freedom.

Where can readers get your book?

It’s available on Amazon right now actually.  Here is the link (just click on the book):

road trip warrior book cover

What are your goals for 2019?

My goals are to triple my sales through hiring 2-3 book sourcers and increasing the amount of bulk books that I do with local thrift stores.

I also want to finish my self-taught Spanish lessons and bench at least 165 pounds because I want to be able to talk sexy in Spanish with washboard abs to my girlfriend.

What’s your Amazon success story?

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