Had some questions regarding starting a supplement company and selling via Amazon FBA.
First off, has anyone here done this? Would definitely appreciate any advice or tips! I have seen a couple people who have had great success with it, so I know it's more than possible.
Does anyone have supplement companies they would recommend that are savvy with Amazon FBA?
How about companies that offer low(er) minimums on custom formulations? Seems most want 300,000 pills, or $5000 minimum order.
So far, I have been contacting suppliers and doing research. My findings thus far:
- Amazon is very picky when it comes to packaging. If something is sold in a glass bottle, it needs to be bubble-wrapped and survive a drop test.
- Since supplements technically expire, Amazon requires you to print the expiration date on a separate sticker. So that's 1- bubble wrap it, then 2- apply bar code sticker AND 3-expiration date sticker on bubble wrap.
- My business is based in California, but one supplier told me that if I wanted them to ship to an Amazon fulfillment center in either AZ or KY, then I would need a separate resale license for those states, in addition to my California one. Is this normal?
- Are there companies that will prep a product for Amazon? So i could have the supplier ship to them, they bubble wrap and sticker it, then ship it ready to go to Amazon. I would like to automate the process so I don't have to manually pre-pack everything.
I would love to hear any advice and tips from the experienced players out there! I'm new to this business model, but committed to making it work.