This page contains links to products, services, and resources that I personally use and find helpful related to selling online.

Please note that many of these links are affiliate links.  These links do not  cost you anything extra, and purchasing through them helps me to be able to put out free content in blog posts.  These are all products that I personally use, if you purchase through the links provided, I truly thank you!


Inventory Lab –  I use this service for all of my listing and accounting needs.  It saves me time when listing, and makes the accounting side of things very simple.

Scoutify – This is the primary scanning app that I use in retail stores, and is included in the InventoryLab subscription, so there’s no added cost here for me.

Shoeboxed – I use this service to have all of my receipts scanned into a digital portal.  I simply mail them my receipts and they scan them into a portal that I have access to and send them back to me.  It saves me a lot of hassle of personally scanning them all to my computer.  I now have an exclusive link that in addition to a 30 day free trial, will give you 20% off for the first 6 months, should you continue to use the service.  Sign up using my link by clicking HERE.  

Feedback Genius – This is a feedback tool I am using.  The service automatically sends out emails when items are out for delivery to the customer, as well as 4 days after the item has been delivered.  I tried out the free trial of this service, and it dramatically increased the percentage of orders on which I receive feedback without adding negative/neutral feedback, so I am now a paying customer.

Appeagle – This is a service that I am using to reprice my items.  Basically, I tell them what the lowest and highest prices I am willing to sell an item for based on the competition, as well as how I want to be priced based on the competition and their software takes care of making sure my price remains competitive.  I have noticed an increase in sales since using the service, and it will save a significant amount of time versus manually repricing once I have it completely setup.  Sign up for a free trial HERE.

UPS Smart Pickup – This allows me to have UPS pickup my boxes directly from my house as opposed to personally driving to a UPS location to drop them off.  I was able to sign up for UPS Connect to get a year of smart pickups free.  I was paying for it before signing up via UPS Connect, and whether you pay for it or not, having a pickup saves a ton of time.

OAXray – I use this tool to help for online sourcing.  It greatly speeds the process of evaluating products at all of the supported sites.  If you sign up through my link you will get double the normal free trial.  Sign up for the free trial HERE.

Tactical Arbitrage – This tool helps to automate the process of online arbitrage.  You can have it evaluate links from retailers in bulk at over 200 different sites.  I am able to input links that I want evaluated and then the software is able to take it from there.  You can sign up for a 7 day free trial HERE. – This is the service I use to hire virtual assistants to help with my Amazon business.  I have have had better luck here than with upwork.  The quality of work for the price is excellent, and the individuals on the site understand English very well.  Check it out HERE.

Tools – Note these are listed in the order of which I would personally purchase them if I was just starting out.

USB Barcode Scanner – This is the one that I am using now.  It comes with it’s own stand and is able to “auto-detect” motion so that you don’t have to pull the trigger every time to scan.  This saves me a ton of time when listing items.

Shipping Scale – This scale is great for my needs.  I recommend getting a scale that has the display for the weight separate from the scale for easy viewing.  I used to use this shipping scale, but upgraded when I moved into my warehouse. Scotty Peelers – These are great for removing price stickers from items purchased on clearance at retail stores.  I have found that using a paring knife also works well for removing these stickers, although I can’t officially recommend using paring knife as it’s a bit dangerous.

Heat Gun – I use this to help remove labels from products, as well as labels from shipping boxes.  Running the heat gun over a price sticker or label will make it significantly easier to peel off. If you are in a household that has a hair dryer, that might work just as well, but these work great for helping to remove tough labels.

Zebra LP2844 Label Printer – This is an excellent printer for printing shipping labels to affix to boxes being sent to FBA, as well as for any orders you are merchant fulfilling.  The main link goes to eBay as the price is generally quite a bit lower on eBay, but these can also be found on amazon through this link if you would rather purchase there.

Dymo 450 Turb0 Label Printer – I use this printer to print individual item labels to go on items that I am sending to FBA.  You can find the labels I use in the “supplies” section.  I find the Dymo printer to be drastically faster than the “30 -up” labels, and is well worth the invest if you are labeling your items.

KDC Bluetooth Scanner – I have both the KDC200 & KDC300 Bluetooth scanners and find them to save quite a bit of time when scanning items in retail stores.  They are a decent sized investment, so this is far from an absolutely necessary tool.   The initial link goes to eBay, and the other 2 go to amazon, I find that generally prices are a bit lower on eBay.  If you want to see the KDC200 in action, checkout this video from you youtube channel.


Self-Seal Polybags – I use these to create multi-packs and for items that are partially exposed that require bagging per amazon guidelines.  I like this set of bags as it gives you 4 different sizes that are very useful.  I now sometimes buy my bags from Uline, but you have to purchase 1,000 of each size at a time, so I will often buy the multipack of bags linked here.

Kraft Paper – I use this for “void fill” when packing FBA boxes.  I find this to be a very convenient option to fill any extra space in FBA boxes.

Sold as a Set Labels – I use these when creating mult-packs.  If you don’t want to buy labels, you can also print off individual sold as set labels using a Dymo printer.  At about 3 cents a label though, I find these to be well worth having around.

Suffocation Warning Labels – I also use these when creating multi-packs.  Again, you could print these out with your Dymo printer, but these are generally less than 1.5 cents each, so I find it better to have a roll of these around.

Goo Gone – This works great for cleaning up any residue that might be left behind by clearance stickers.

Shipping Tape – This is the tape I use, I generally buy 36 rolls at a time and it’s a little over $1 per roll. Next I will share the individual item labels I use.  It would be a good idea to read amazon’s guidelines about labeling HERE to make sure you understand the policy.  Two specific points are that they require item labels to be printed with a laser printer, such as the

Dymo 450 Turb0 Label Printer, and “all labels on your products should be removable by the customer.”  Dymo 30252 Labels – These are my go to labels that I purchase from eBay.  I find that they are relatively easy to remove, so I believe they fit the amazon guidelines.  I have also purchased THESE from amazon and they work quite well.  If you are concerned about the “removableness” of the labels, then you can buy THESE that specifically indicate they are removable.  Note: that these labels are for use with 3rd party listing services such as: Scanpower, Inventory Lab, and

Dymo 30334 Labels–  If you are using amazon’s scan and ship, then these are the labels you will need. 30 up Labels Laser – These are the sheets of labels you need if you are printing out sheets of labels rather than using a dymo printer. 30 up Labels Inkjet – Note that it would be against amazon policy to use these for individual item labels per the above, but if you use them to print off expiration labels, or sold as set labels, they should be fine.

FBA Courses & Books I have used/read –

Proven Amazon Course – This is a complete course for learning how to sell on amazon.  It covers the absolute basics of getting started as well as many advanced techniques.  There is a ton of information included in this course, and I have yet to make it through all of it, but the information that I have been through has been very beneficial.  You can find out more information and testimonials on the sales page HERE.

Arbitrage – This book by Chris Green was one of the first that I read related to FBA.  It covers many of the basics of how things work, and for about $9 you really can’t go wrong.  Chris Green is one of the founders of Scanpower, and in the book it does promote Scanpower quite a bit, but the information in the book is quality.

Liquidation Gold –  This was the first of several eBooks by Jessica Larrew that I read.  It covers the basics of sourcing inventory to resell in liquidation type stores.  After reading the book, I was not immediately able to find liquidation stores in my area, but I have found some in other areas that have been quite profitable for me.

Online Sourcing Strategies – This is a video course by Jessica Larrew and Matt Carlett.  I did a full review of this course, which you can find HERE.  This course was revamped and improved in March 2015, I will plan on updating the review post in the near future.

Outsourcing Sourcing – This is a guide that I wrote that covers all of the details of having people you trust source and ship products directly to amazon warehouses for you.

The Complete Guide to FBA Reimbursements – This is a guide that I wrote that covers every method I am aware of to get reimbursements from Amazon.  It comes with a money back guarantee that if you do not receive more in reimbursements than you pay for the book after putting the processes in place, you will get a full refund.

Social Media –

Like the Online Selling Experiment Facebook page and follow me on twitter @Walkaway50k to stay up to date on the latest happenings related to my amazon business.

Join the Online Selling Experiment Facebook group to learn and connect with FBA sellers.  You can come here to learn from the “experiments” others are working on as well as share your own.

Subscribe to my Youtube Channel where I occasionally share videos relating to selling online.

Click here for a list of 4 FREE tools that can help with your FBA business (particularly sourcing online).

That’s all I have for now, I will continue to update this page as things change and if I add anything new to my business.  If you have any questions on any of the above resources please let me know in the comments!



93 Responses

  1. Janes Lassus
    Janes Lassus / 7-9-2014 / ·

    I appreciate your website and all the info you are putting out, I am considering selling on Amazon to supplement my income but am concerned about the sales tax issue,
    How to you address this issue as you Started your business.
    For your Time
    Chris Lassus

    1. Judy J
      Judy J / 8-2-2014 / ·

      There are a lot of podcasts out that talk about sales tax — try those from Thrifting for Profit and That Kat / FBA Radio. Also, there is a service called TaxJar. They have a website, Facebook page as well as a service that is billed monthly. I have not decided what to do yet — and I agree with Ryan I don’t want to seem to be offering advice — but listening to the podcasts and joining Taxjar’s FB group would probably help you feel like you understood it better.

  2. Ron
    Ron / 8-7-2014 / ·

    Thanks Ryan,
    Appreciate all the information you always give.

  3. Manuel Alvarez
    Manuel Alvarez / 8-7-2014 / ·

    Hey Ryan,

    The info you provide is great!

    Can you point me in the right direction on setting up a DYMO 450 Turbo to label items for FBA?

    I haven’t found a way to make it work properly.

  4. Scott
    Scott / 8-9-2014 / ·

    Do you do ScannerMonkey? I was wondering if it was worth the monthly fee.

  5. Jim
    Jim / 8-19-2014 / ·

    Do you do any of your own shrink wrapping? Do you use a machine for that? Any recommendations?

  6. Eric
    Eric / 8-19-2014 / ·

    Do you recommend the KDC200 or the KDC300? I understand the KDC300 includes the 2D scanner, but I am not sure how useful that would be when scanning retail. Does the KDC300 have any other advantages over the KDC200 such as speed or successful scan rate?

  7. Eric
    Eric / 8-19-2014 / ·

    One more question, does the KDC200 or KDC300 require SerialGears to work properly with Scanpower? I would be using a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4 and can’t seem to find the answer online.

  8. Ben Toland
    Ben Toland / 9-4-2014 / ·

    Ryan why not save $ and just pick up the Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500… At $30/mo with shoeboxed you pay for that in 14 months. I am thinking of buying one myself.

  9. Noob
    Noob / 9-27-2014 / ·

    Hey Ryan,

    Are you using the Dymo and Zebra printers for 2 different purposes? Or are you just presenting your readers with 2 different options?

  10. LD
    LD / 10-11-2014 / ·

    Hi Ryan, I just purchased a Brother QL-700 Label Printer instead of the Dymo. Seems to have all the same functionality of the Dymo, great reviews, and at a cheaper price. Does Seller Central and/or Inventory Labs only support Dymo for item label printing, as far as you know? Thanks!

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  12. scott
    scott / 10-25-2014 / ·

    You said you own the kdc 200 and 300. Were the 400’s out when you bought those? Just wondering if you have looked at the 400’s and what you think or, if you were just staring like me, would you still stick with the 200 and 300 and why? Thanks…besides product, this is my biggest expense staring out and i wanted to make the right choice. I want to move fast though, so i dont mind the expense.

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  14. scott
    scott / 11-17-2014 / ·

    Hi Ryan, I have seen that Debbie Conrad, Jessica Larew and others use inventory lab as well. Just wondering if you or anyone you know has tried scan powers listing services and other services.

  15. Lauren
    Lauren / 12-3-2014 / ·

    I’m very new to all this so I apologize. For my first couple orders, will I need a scale in order to weigh my package before I print a label, or can I just take it to the UPS store and have them weight it there? Also, does the shipping label need to be sticky or can I just print it on paper and tape it to the package? I don’t have much to invest right away and want to put as much money towards inventory as possible in the beginning. Thanks!

  16. Chris
    Chris / 12-9-2014 / ·

    Hi Ryan,

    Thank you for all of your information and openness on your site. I bought the bar code scanner (LS2600) and was wondering if you had a recommended web site I could reference to help set up the scanner?? The requested RS232 set up didn’t appear to be included in the box, so I will need a little more information to properly set the scanner up. Thanks for any help you can give me.

  17. Ken
    Ken / 12-19-2014 / ·

    Hey Ryan,

    This might be a stupid question. I am testing out Inventory Labs and my profits are always different when I enter the products compared to Profit Bandit. Any thoughts why?

    Also when you enter the Price Per Unit amount do you include the tax as well? Trying to get this as nailed down as possible.

    FYI: Your figures are very inspiring!! Trying to turn this into a business.


  18. Marian
    Marian / 12-27-2014 / ·

    Happy holidays & best of 2015

    Thanks for having just a clean, noise free site, so refreshing (I can feel my headache literally slipping away).

    Want to start Amazon in 2015 and just been doing a ton of research.

    Want to get the PAC, will use your link when ready (thks for the discount in advance ;o)

    Totally bookmarking the site. (such an inspiration)

  19. Kate
    Kate / 2-6-2015 / ·

    Hi Ryan,
    Firstly, I’m addicted to your website on the same level as I am to eBay’s completed listings! You’re awesome and so motivated! Love that you share your tips and tricks in order to pass on the wealth to others wanting to do the same thing! I’ve been selling on eBay and Etsy for about 6 months now and while it originally was going well, it seems to have plateaued for me. I’d love to chat with you a little more in depth about this (but of course don’t want to take up too much of your time). I have a list of questions for you but wasn’t sure how to best reach you?

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    […] Yes, I generally do my shipping from the road out of the hotel room.  Processing from the road can be a bit cumbersome, but I generally due some shipping due to space constraints.  I bring basically all of my normal supplies.  I bring my laptop, USB scanner, scale, dymo printer, zebra printer, tape, boxes, poly bags,  and scotty peelers.  You can find all of the tools I am using on this page on my blog: […]

  21. Richard S
    Richard S / 2-8-2015 / ·

    Thank you so much for this wonderfully written and well illustrated and documented piece. It seems unfitting to call it a “piece” when it’s actually the “whole enchilada”. The amount of time and effort you unselfishly put into preparing it is obvious. There is more meat here for free than many would sell for good money. It’s refreshing to see that in an ocean of hucksters trying to make a fast buck with shallow “how to make money from home” pitches there exists a few honest, willing to help individuals such as yourself. I really DO appreciate all that you’ve done here and will look forward to following you on all of your future endeavors.

  22. Jason
    Jason / 2-9-2015 / ·

    Does anyone know a UK alternative to Inventory Lab?

  23. kent
    kent / 2-18-2015 / ·


    You provide good information and it is refreshing to read. For the folks that you have shopping for yourself do you have them classified as interdependent contractors or employees? I’m getting set to do the same thing and wanted to see what you are doing.

  24. Kelli
    Kelli / 3-19-2015 / ·

    Question..What is the difference between Scoutify and ScanPower/Profit bandit? If they essentially do the same thing, which one are you truly using? I stumbled upon your blog post comparing Scanpower to Profit bandit (very helpful-thanks!) where you said you are using Scanpower but then on this page you state you are using Scoutify. Thanks in advance for the clarification and for sharing your vast knowledge!

  25. Pam Chin
    Pam Chin / 4-7-2015 / ·

    Hi Ryan:
    We are considering buying Quick Books online as well as Inventory Lab for our new business on eBay and Amazon and we are getting conflicting information as to if we need both or can Inventory Lab handle all our financials, inventory etc eliminating the need to also buy Quick Books? Your advice would be greatly appreciated before we over spend over small start-up funds.

    Thanks, very much appreciated

  26. Pam
    Pam / 4-9-2015 / ·

    Thank you very much Ryan. We appreciate your recommendations and will proceed accordingly. We will continue to follow your blog as we have come to rely on your suggestions in many areas.


  27. Madeyonist
    Madeyonist / 5-27-2015 / ·

    Wow, this website is such an amazing resource! Thank you so much!

  28. Terri
    Terri / 5-30-2015 / ·

    If you were to select one scanning tool to get started, what would you suggest? What are your thoughts on Scanpower?

  29. Leslie
    Leslie / 6-29-2015 / ·

    Hi Ryan,

    I watched your video demonstrating the scanner KDC 200. Although I know there are free apps out there, and that’s great because I understand start up costs can be expensive. That being said, after messing with free apps, I think I want to invest in a scanner. Can you elaborate on the differences between the KDC 200 and 300? Also, I see I can get the KDC 200 on Ebay for $105. Your thoughts on this please. It may be used, not sure.

    Also Ryan, I would like to say I appreciate your quick responses to all of our inquiries, as well as, the simple language you explain.

    Much appreciated,

  30. chris anderson
    chris anderson / 7-2-2015 / ·


    Do you still have Feedback Genius send out emails both before the order arrives (out for delivery) as well as after (four days? I’m currently trying two days)?

    How much did you tweak the body of the email from FG’s template? I feel like less wording is better to get the customer to act.


  31. Leslie
    Leslie / 7-3-2015 / ·

    Hi Ryan,

    I am trying to send my first shipment to Amazon and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to print to my Zebra. I have no clue how to configure it. I got my Dymo set up ok, but for some reason, I am stumped. Help! So frustrated!!


  32. Leslie
    Leslie / 7-20-2015 / ·

    Hi Ryan,

    Me again with another question. I think I understand the new rules (not so new, but new to me) with regard to selling DVDs. I only learned when I tried to list my first DVD for sale. I have several hundred of my own and I think I am stuck with them until I can prove to Amazon that I have purchased from a reputable wholesaler. Is there any way around this restriction to new sellers?


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  35. seahawks
    seahawks / 8-18-2015 / ·

    Hi .. I am fairly new doing Amazon FBA and looking to expand into gated categories. Do you have any recommendations for ungating services for sports and health and beauty.

  36. Leslie
    Leslie / 8-28-2015 / ·

    Hi Ryan, Well last month I did a small amount of about $300 profit. I guess that’s not too bad, but I want more. I hardly spent any money doing that as some of my product was donated and a bit of it was purchased. I would like to bring in at least a couple thousand a month and I am realizing that I need to spend money to make money. It is hard as I am on a fixed income, but I could drop a grand and perhaps it would get me started. Do you think if I spend a thousand dollars wisely, I could get a jump start? Also, I am interested in your coaching program.

  37. Barb
    Barb / 10-27-2015 / ·

    I have been selling on Amazon since Jan 2015 and have an item I would like to try on FBA. I have a simple question – why do they want me to print a label to cover the UPC? Is that then removed by the customer?

  38. ravibrooks
    ravibrooks / 1-31-2016 / ·

    Hi Ryan,

    I’ve been reading through your blog and I’ve found the fire inside me to do what you do and quit working the 9-5.

    The past couple weeks I’ve started out with eBay selling and have made a few profitable sales.

    However I want to get into Amazon MF and FBA, but I’m from Australia and a lot of what you talk about can only be implemented for US residents. E.g. Inventory Lab won’t let me create an account without a US address, Scoutify won’t work without an Inventory Lab, etc.

    I haven’t actually made an Amazon Pro Seller account yet, because I was hoping to have everything established first, so I was hoping you can you give me some tips/advice on alternative software to use to scan products for selling data in Australia?

    Thanks a lot for all your help!!!

  39. Danielle Bryant
    Danielle Bryant / 2-17-2016 / ·

    Hi Ryan, Going to start selling on Amazon, what app should I buy? I have read that you used Scan power at one time. Do you still recommend that?

  40. Kent C
    Kent C / 3-13-2016 / ·

    HI Ryan,

    Thanks for your site, your experiences are an inspiration. I’ve been selling on Amazon for 8 years now, part time, all FBM. I have a full-time job and family so haven’t put in as much time as I would like.

    Problem is I do have a lot of inventory stored in my house, mostly books, and finally decided to go FBA to clean out the space and make room for more product beyond books. I’ll be sending items this week.

    My question to you, since we’re on the Resources page, have you used OAXray? Saw a couple of youtube videos and read about it. Looks interesting from an online arbitrage perspective. It is pricey at $100/mo I believe, but I suppose that is all relative if you can make a substantial return in profit.

    Appreciate your time. Best of continued success!


  41. Kent C
    Kent C / 3-15-2016 / ·

    Ryan, any particular vendor you use to buy shipping boxes, such as Uline or Amazon, etc? Could you share the different cubic feet of the boxes you use the most? Thanks!

    1. Kent C
      Kent C / 3-16-2016 / ·

      Hi Ryan,

      In regards to my question above, just watched your YouTube vid showing your warehouse from last year. So you answered my question in the video! Thanks. Uhaul boxes work for you. I used to buy Uline but the cost can be high with shipping fees. BTW I primarily sold books via FBM, so most of my shipments were via book folders not big boxes. That’s why the interest.

      If you have the cubic feet or # sizes of the boxes you seem to use the most, I would still appreciate that info. Thanks again.


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  43. avital
    avital / 5-5-2016 / ·

    I ordered your reimbursement book and never got it.
    What happened?
    email is

  44. Becca Cady
    Becca Cady / 9-20-2016 / ·

    I purchased your book online -Complete Guide to FBA Reimbursements but never received the link to download it. Who do I need to contact to get this?

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