I Spend 50k/ Month on Amazon

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I have tried forming llcs to get a commission, always banned because im the only customer and it looks bad. I once had 30k earned in two months right before a ban. Is there any way for me to monetize this? I buy my retail inventory from amazon and already run a profitable biz, but it feels like I'm leaving a lot on the table. I do spend up to 300k / month at my best. I currently earn a grand total of 3% by running it all theough an amazon card.
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  • Profile picture of the author James McAllister
    It's against Amazon's TOS to purchase stuff through your own affiliate link.

    So the answer is no, not legally.
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  • Profile picture of the author NevinC
    Originally Posted by stainless View Post

    I have tried forming llcs to get a commission, always banned because im the only customer and it looks bad. I once had 30k earned in two months right before a ban. Is there any way for me to monetize this? I buy my retail inventory from amazon and already run a profitable biz, but it feels like I'm leaving a lot on the table. I do spend up to 300k / month at my best. I currently earn a grand total of 3% by running it all theough an amazon card.
    I guess you can get a friend/relative to set-up an account and run a blog that writes reviews for those stuff. Purchase articles for the blog. Spread your purchases to multiple accounts if possible?

    Maybe you can approach long-term affiliates of Amazon to share the commission as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    wow, can definitely see why you would want to do that, it would seem crazy to lose out on all that commision.. get a buddy on different side of the world to create some blogs reviewing the things your buying or something
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkAse
    Let's also add that Amazon is going to catch you if you try it. I'm not even 1% as sophisticated as Amazon and I've dinged affiliates for trying to buy something for themselves through their own affiliate link-
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Originally Posted by stainless View Post

    I have tried forming llcs to get a commission, always banned because im the only customer and it looks bad. I once had 30k earned in two months right before a ban. Is there any way for me to monetize this? I buy my retail inventory from amazon and already run a profitable biz, but it feels like I'm leaving a lot on the table. I do spend up to 300k / month at my best. I currently earn a grand total of 3% by running it all theough an amazon card.
    Just from reading your post it would appear what your doing is not allowed by the Amazon TOS.

    Instead of spending your money and time trying to beat the Amazon system, why don't you take the same time and money to do it within their system. It's quite obvious Amazon algorithms are set up to detect those who try to beat them. However I suspect you are very aware of Amazon's capabilities.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Just from reading your post it would appear what your doing is not allowed by the Amazon TOS.
      Exactly - It's against the terms YOU agreed when you signed up with Amazon.

      Interesting there are always those who try to post solutions here - to help you violate Amazon's TOS.

      You aren't really leaving money on the table - you are paying the cost of doing the business you've chosen to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doug9
    This thread doesn't make any sense. The implication from reading this is that you are putting your own product on Amazon and then buying them yourself to get the commission.

    But Amazon charges sellers to sell on Amazon right? Are you telling me that Amazon pays out more in commissions then it charges the sellers? I don't think so.
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  • Profile picture of the author pluto1
    Not cool. Try doing things differently. Within Amazon TOS.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by stainless View Post

    I do spend up to 300k / month at my best. I currently earn a grand total of 3% by running it all theough an amazon card.

    This is one crazy business model. I hope you have other income streams besides a measly 3% commission from Amazon.

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  • Steve,

    Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

    I hope you have other income streams besides a measly 3% commission from Amazon.
    Originally Posted by stainless View Post

    I buy my retail inventory from amazon and already run a profitable biz, but it feels like I'm leaving a lot on the table. I do spend up to 300k / month at my best.
    Sounds like the OP runs a brick and mortar retail store and buys his inventory from Amazon. And, since the OP mentioned that he once earned $30K (I think from commissions) by doing this (OP said he spent $300K) before a ban -- I think the OP wants to "earn back" (READ: Get a discount) around 10% of his product acquisition overheads in Amazon, instead of the 1% discount that he gets with his Amazon card?
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    • Profile picture of the author Doug9
      Originally Posted by Marx Vergel Melencio View Post


      Sounds like the OP runs a brick and mortar retail store and buys his inventory from Amazon. And, since the OP mentioned that he once earned $30K (I think from commissions) by doing this (OP said he spent $300K) before a ban -- I think the OP wants to "earn back" (READ: Get a discount) around 10% of his product acquisition overheads in Amazon, instead of the 1% discount that he gets with his Amazon card?
      OK, in that way it makes sense. Then I think Ghost's advice would be the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author stainless
      Originally Posted by Marx Vergel Melencio View Post

      Steve,




      Sounds like the OP runs a brick and mortar retail store and buys his inventory from Amazon. And, since the OP mentioned that he once earned $30K (I think from commissions) by doing this (OP said he spent $300K) before a ban -- I think the OP wants to "earn back" (READ: Get a discount) around 10% of his product acquisition overheads in Amazon, instead of the 1% discount that he gets with his Amazon card?
      Yes, that is correct (except its 3%). Thank you for the suggestions everyone. I am attempting to find more direct routes to the merchandise but it appears many large sellers I purchase from lose massive amounts of money on the items I buy. I may just start clicking a charity affilliate link.
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  • Profile picture of the author ghost209
    Hey Stainless.

    if you're buying that much inventory on Amazon each month, then yes, you most likely are leaving alot of
    money on the table. But it sounds like you are just looking for it in the wrong place

    Instead of trying to game the system, get affiliate commissions off the products, and violate Amazon TOS..

    You should go ABOVE them.

    Cut Amazon AND the vendor out of the picture and just go direct to the manufacture... And guaranteed you can buy the stuff for pennies on the dollar. And pocket 500x more and you won't even care about Amazon's measely 3%.

    Here's what I mean.

    Find out who the vendor is getting the products from. Who is their manufacturer? And buy products direct from them.

    You can probably even go to a website like Alibaba or AlibabaExpress

    find another manufacturer who makes the exact same product, and if you buy it in bulk you can get UNREAL savings..

    For example.. I buy alot of merchandise for one of my businesses. Standard retail for it is $50 / each.
    If I shop around to other vendors.. I can get it down to $30..

    But if I cut out the vendors completely and just go direct to the source (the manufacturer).. I can get the exact same product, exact same quality for $2 each.

    Which is a world of difference.

    Problem solved.

    And if for some reason the merchandise you're buying is hand crafted and only made from 1 person in the world (which is who you're buying it from).. Go to China or even domesticly. Give them the product and get them to create a similar mold.

    Now you control your own product. You call the shots.. And you just saved yourself 90% of your spend.
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    I love your username, it's quite the oxy-moron because you have left a whopping stain in this here thread!

    Stainless, haha,
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