Amazon is now the largest e-commerce store in the world and doesn’t look to be stopped by anyone any time soon. Almost every major manufacturer, store and business sells on Amazon and with good reason. Amazon sees around 184 million average monthly users on their site. Meaning your products is already reaching tens of millions of people more than you could ever imagine targeting. If you want to be successful in the world of e-commerce then Amazon is probably the best way to go.
Amazon was never intended to be what it is today, it originally started out as an online bookseller in 1994, but over the past 20 years it has slowly grown to become the world’s largest online marketplace, selling everything from electronics to garden equipment and more.
While Amazon might be potentially one of the toughest places you can aim to sell your products, with approximately 3.5 million products being sold there, the competition is high but the potential rewards are great. Whether you want to make Amazon your full time business, or you just want to make some money on the side, the benefits of selling on Amazon seem unlimited if you know what you’re doing.
About the Author
Paul Ward is the Managing Director at Direct Foam and Packaging (since 2013) & Direct Packaging Solutions (since 2001). Direct Packaging Solutions is a privately owned supplier of packaging materials, protective foam and postal products to the trade, industry and end users, with three sites open across the UK; Stockport, Deeside and Blackburn. With over 25 years experience within the packaging industry, having started out as a Sales Representative at National Packaging from 1991 to 1996, later moving on to become Sales Manager of Cheshire Adhesive Tapes and Packaging up until 2001, at which time he became Managing Director at Direct Packaging Solutions. Today, Paul Ward is in charge of ensuring client and customer satisfaction, as well as absolute top quality control at Direct Packaging Solutions.