I have a friend who sells wholesale camera equipment and he can drop ship everything for me. Are there any good sources out there for creating, running and marketing an Amazon Store?
ecommerce stuff : storecoach.com
If all you want to is sell on amazon all you need is an Amazon seller account. It costs 39.99 a month but well worth it if you have a good source. It is critical that you stay on top of your inventory and ship on time. They rate you on how fast you ship and a ton of other factors. Do a search for Amazon Seller Central to sign up.
so as far as marketing the products go, there should be no marketing on my end? are there things i can do to promote my products and help get more traffic?
The goal with Amazon is to get the "Buy box". If there are other sellers you will have to compete and be a better seller (not the cheapest seller). You will still get sales with out the buy box but not as many. Also you can offer group discounts and shipping discounts which could help sales. Read through their seller coach section help for ways to increase sales.
will my amazon products automatically be put into the google shopping results, or do i need to do something to get them there?
That is a question for Amazon. I always do my own google feed linking to my shopping cart. Amazon is just another sales channel. I would rather sell direct. Amazon just has so much volume you can’t ignore it.
Good question though. I never really thought about it. I am assuming they do it too?
is store coach worth it
Since Google shopping product listings went paid, Amazon decided not to pay, so they don’t have any PLA’s for their products anymore. I know this because I used to be on the opposite side, competing with Amazon, but after going paid our conversion rates increased and CPCs were lower than normal paid ads! Ebay advertises on Google shopping though.
Oops I just noticed someone bumped an older thread, the first post was over an year ago!