Last Updated: Oct 14, 2018
I want to welcome you to another review of WebMarketSupport. Today we will be discussing about an e-commerce opportunity that is very popular online. Inside the Amazing.com website and in the free membership area there is a 4 video series explaining how you can leverage your own e-commerce business in partnership with Amazon. The co-founders guide us step-by-step to build an Amazon Seller Central account and give instructions and insights for the operation and growth of this particular business model.
Inside the Amazing Selling Machine
The Amazing Selling Machine (ASM) is a training program created by Matt Clark and Jason Katzenback teaching aspiring online entrepreneurs how to sell and co-operate with the largest US online retailer. Everybody knows Amazon, anyone that has purchased a product online crossed paths with this giant retailer. I personally use Amazon quite often to get presents, electronics, books, compact discs, and other products for over 15 years. I never had any problem whatsoever with the shipments or payments.
Amazon has gained huge recognition throughout the world for the products quality, fast deliveries, accurate shipments, and excellent customer support. Amazon makes billions of dollars in profit every year and thousands of retailers, producers, manufacturers, traders, and affiliates work as partners with this corporation.
Lately, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, became the richest man in modern history.
So what exactly is this Amazing Selling Machine opportunity.?
..In a nutshell ASM helps you create your own brand of physical products that you will be buying from producers or manufacturers from anywhere in the world and you will be promoting and selling through Amazon. This can be done from the comfort of your home using your computer and an internet connection (of course, there will be trips and other costs associated).
Free Online Videos
In the 1st video Matt & Jason are introducing Amazon and present a clear diagram of their unique partnership model.
They recommend that you start with the Amazon.com platform instead of the other Amazon’s platforms like Amazon (UK), (Australia), (Germany), (Japan) and others, because Amazon.com is the fastest. With this video comes a pdf document explaining in depth the procedure of registering an Amazon seller account, the verification and the final creation of your brand. No matter where you live in the world you can start up this kind of business.
Although Amazon.com has restrictions and a certain Approved Bank List according to specific countries Matt & Jason provide solutions for people living outside of this List and they interpret how to set-up a bank account and validate a mailing address that you need in order to create your seller partnership account.
The video includes live examples to help us choose hot Amazon product opportunities and how we can use those as examples and formulas for our business. Fully detailed and highly professional, this video goes deep inside the Amazon operation and cites the best product scopes based on keyword research, content, imagery and final presentation. They highlight the most important criteria that a physical product and its presentation must have in order that to achieve a successful and profitable lifecycle.
2nd video – Tips for the Right Supplier
They examine exclusively the market potential on how to find the right supplier for our products. How to research the most suitable suppliers with the help of the internet, how to get in contact with them through some contact templates, how to order samples and review them to find out if the product meets your brand’s criteria and how to place your first inventory order. Another detailed video production that won’t leave you with many unanswered questions.
They examine the unique trading opportunity that internet offers and they compare this business model with the trading business of the past decade in which you were obliged to own warehouses, shipping equipment, managers and staff throughout the world and a lot of money to invest. I totally agree at this point and this kind of international trading was one of the most expensive and risky investments. But things have changed and will continue to change with the development of technology.
3rd and 4th videos – Listing Launch Formula 2.0 – Tools & Testimonials
Now they reveal how to launch your new product on Amazon, how to create Amazon ads, get category rankings and eventually bring traffic to your offers in order to make sales. They investigate the whole set-up for the product and how to begin a marketing campaign to target potential buyers. Where to get reviews for your product and how to use ads and other methods for the acquisition of the valuable online traffic to your Amazon seller listings.
Ultimately they represent video testimonials of successful participants with the Amazing Selling Machine Business Model and they also underline that the doors are closing soon.
Training – The Momentum Learning Method Consists of 8 Modules
Their online training program gives you the opportunity to participate in a supportive community of premium members that can help you along the way. Let’s illustrate the most important points of the 8 Modules Program.
♦ MODULE 1
- Why start with Amazon
- Setting up your business name
- Creating an Amazon seller account
- Picking a product of the hot products opportunity based on specific criteria
- Building your hot product opportunity list
- Choose your top 3 starting product opportunities
♦ MODULE 2
- Finding and working with Suppliers
- Researching suppliers for the top 3 products we chose
- International product sourcing
- Contacting Suppliers
- Supplier follow up
- Choosing your best product option
- Selecting suppliers & Ordering product samples
♦ MODULE 3
- Evaluating product samples
- Choose the best supplier
- Create a brand name for your business
- How to get the best price and terms from that supplier
- The lighting live method (how to get your 1st product selling as quickly as possible)
- Finding the best performing keywords for your product
- The 4 part rapid Amazon product listing setup (Crafting the perfect product title – Writing an irresistible product description – Creating Attention-Grabbing product images)
- Grabbing your piece of Amazon real estate
- Placing your 1st inventory order
♦ MODULE 4
- 6-step listing jump start system
- Release product series
- Free product promotion with the Alliance
- Building social proof with a Facebook brand page
- Your 1st product promotional video
- Create your product brand website in less than an hour
- Getting 5-star reviews with Active Loop
♦ MODULE 5
- Listing Launch Formula 2
- Getting your 1st product reviews
- Amazon sponsored ads
- Promotion tool
- Leverage your reviews
- Igniting rapid growth with a discount promotion and more
- Running your business (seller operations overview)
- The daily seller checklist
- When to reorder inventory
- The brand enhancement blueprint (Create a brand logo)
- Premium packaging options from the supplier
- Hiring designer for custom packaging design
- Give the supplier the final packaging design for production
- Preparing for frustration-free packaging for the future
- Placing your enhanced inventory order
- plus bonus – The power of package inserts
- Ultimate sales accelerator
- Velocity sales boost
- Building your product launch list
- Leverage top Amazon reviewers
- Advanced Amazon sponsored ads
- URL boosting
- Re-optimizing your product listing
- Outsourcing your business for massive growth and the ultimate freedom
- Getting started with outsourcing
- Hiring your first outsourcing employee
- Managing your team
- Scaling the business (when to add new products)
- Product launch checklist
- Expanding and diversifying your traffic sources
- Expanding internationally
- Expanding your product empire beyond Amazon
Training Includes: Web Based Software & Tools
1) Active Loop (emails, customer experience, getting 5-star reviews)
2) A private electronic network called the Alliance (promotion tool) and additional tools like press release tool – product watchdog – HTML compressor- profit calculator – URL booster
3) The community – other amazing selling machine members already selling on Amazon that will support us
4) The team – proved graduates of this program for 1-1 support along the way – the ASM mentors
Update Oct 14, 2018 – What’s Included
The ASM creators proceeded with a 5th time complete overhaul. They updated and created from scratch all the lessons, all the videos, all the strategies.
Members will get:
- The brand new 8-week online web class ($9,997 value)
- Access to the private ASM mentor program ($4,997 value)
- Lifetime access to the private and exclusive members community ($1,997 value)
- The upgraded private resource vault ($9,997 value)
- Special bonus #1 ($1,597 value)
- Special bonus #2 ($997 value)
- Special bonus #3 ($797 value)
Examples of Courses
- Brand Genesis (Case Study) by Matt Clark
- Amazon FBA: a step-by-step guide to picking and listing a product with a live example by Erik Rogne
- eCommerce: Product to Profit by Bill D’Alessandro
- The eCommerce blueprint by Ben Hebert & Roy Krebs
- Advanced product marketing on Amazon by Mike McClary
- Amazon conversion maximizer by Karyn Thomas
- Copy command by Franklin Cole
- Amazon sponsored ads, from basic to pro by Philip Jepsen
- Retail arbitrage fast track by Christie Nachtrab
- App start-up by Andreas Kambanis
- Amazon barcodes and brand registry by Christie Nachtrab
- The insider blueprint to sourcing from China by Mark Houng
- From China to Amazon: a live case study & complete guide to importing from China & selling by Manuel Becvar
- Amazon seller operations: streamline your business by Jessica Steele
- Beyond Amazon: a step-by-step guide to monetizing your products online by Mark Attwood
4 payments of $1497 or 1 payment of $4997 with a ZERO RISK guarantee for 30 days after the first module releases. You can try it out and if it is not something you like you send an email, or access the live chat or make a phone call and they will refund you 100% and they buy back up to $1000 inventory if you already bought products from the suppliers.
Update Oct 14, 2018
Now ASM offers memberships, there are 2 plans:
- Monthly membership: $97/month (unlimited access to training, community, 14-day money back guarantee, cancel anytime, no obligations)
- Yearly membership: $67/month – you save $360 (unlimited access to training, community, 14-day money back guarantee, cancel anytime, no obligations)
Is ASM Legit?
Absolutely, this is definitely a legit and legal opportunity. It has nothing to do with online scams or other kinds of fraud. This is an e-commerce business structure in partnership with Amazon, this world’s most trustworthy retailer. Matt & Jason have created a training solution and they have years of experience in selling products on Amazon.
ASM stood the test of time and is being promoted and endorsed by leaders, top marketing experts, and influencers.
The free membership that comes with the 4 videos is a Goldmine itself. Matt & Jason present an extended research on Amazon selling model and without these documents, you would need weeks or months just to understand how things work. But I want to amplify the pros and cons of this model in order for you to better understand this kind of business and to give you my final conclusion/opinion.
- You can build your own Amazon seller partnership brand with the help of successful and experienced sellers like Matt & Jason
- Detailed step-by-step guidance along the way with exclusive tools and methods
- Supporting community, live chat
- 30 days guarantee, reduced to 14 days, but they offer very affordable monthly and yearly memberships
- Low start-up cost ($5000 or $6000) comparing to a FRANCHISE business or the creation of a traditional brick and mortar business ($40000 up to 1 million and more).
- Amazon reputation
- ASM is being launched with huge success for many years now
- High initial cost compared to other online business models, like Affiliate Marketing business ($50 up to $200)
- High risk that involves in the trading of all physical products – (1) possible defective products (2) transportation problems (3) quality problems (4) delays (5) trusted suppliers (6) product cut-offs – discontinued items
- Extra costs – (1) Logo and brand packaging – (2) Outsourcing employee (s) (3) Remaining products unsold (4) ads and paid reviews (5) video production outsourced
- The margin of Profit can be very low depending on the products
- Limited control of the transportations (from the suppliers directly to Amazon warehouses)
- 16,000 students
- 200 courses available
- 150 instructors
- 150 countries
- 10,000 hours of training
Overview – Who Is It For?
I am not a fan of trading physical products but that does not mean you can’t be successful following the ASM training. As a manufacturer for over 20 years, I believe that selling physical products has a decent margin of profit only in the case that you produce those products (being a manufacturer). When you buy from producers and sell through another network (Amazon in that case) your profit is very limited and still you own the products, you have to deal with delays, faults, complaints and you have to pre-pay for the costs. On the other hand, the Amazing Selling Machine model is a low-cost business comparing to franchise opportunities or other kinds of local businesses.
The final price of ASM alone is $5000 or $6000. Add the extra costs and you possibly meet the $10000 or $12000 for such a business. You will need a lot of time, hard work (as any business) to make a profit and finally to get your initial costs covered. So I think that Amazing Selling Machine stands for wealthy entrepreneurs, those that can cover that costs and are ready to invest in the physical products market If you had in mind to invest in a franchise or brick and mortar business this opportunity is a cheaper option with less risk.
*Update Oct 14, 2018: the monthly and yearly memberships are very affordable
Final Review Conclusion
This is a great opportunity if you seek to trade physical products. Amazon provides the platform, the network, the warehouses and the final delivery of the products to the customers. This saves you a lot of unnecessary costs and hard work. It is a decent online opportunity and has low starting cost comparing to traditional and franchise businesses.
But there are some risks you have to consider that we already stated. But it is a business, every business includes risk and hard work. There is a free membership area where you can test the ASM on your own.
Have in mind that as with every online business model, Amazing Selling Machine requires from you to put in the work. There are over 200 courses that cover everything you need to know to master this business, but you have to make it happen. More importantly, you have to apply what you learn. You won’t get any results by just investing in a detailed and comprehensive training program like ASM. ASM won’t do the work for you. ASM only provides the tools and support.
But if you decide to purchase the course, the high-quality training material will help you get started the right way. The support is enormous and there is an established private community to answer your questions and give you feedback.
*Update Oct 14, 2018: The updated memberships are very affordable
I hope you have a better understanding of what Amazing Selling Machine is all about and that this review will help you decide if this program is the right one for your needs.
That’s it, another review has finished, here on Web Market Support. I am waiting for your comments and thoughts. Till next time.