Starting an Amazon Store: Staying Organized [14]

Summary: It is imperative to stay on track and systematic in your approach to business. This lesson point out how staying focus keeps your from losing your place and money.

As you’ve learned by now, there are a lot of moving parts that you need to manage and work on when you’re doing business through Amazon FBA. No single step is particularly challenging, or likely to get overwhelming, but if you don’t keep yourself organized then it’s easy to lose your place, potentially make a mistake, and cost yourself time and/or money.

Think about your past business ventures and projects; what techniques did you use to keep yourself organized? Maybe it was an online project management system, which can be a great idea if you’re going to be enlisting some help with some of the steps of the process.

Or maybe you use your own online calendar and to-do list, or perhaps a spreadsheet, to stay organized with each task you have to do in connection with your first batch of products that you want to sell through Amazon FBA.

Even if you’re used to keeping your professional life in order with a notebook and a pen, there’s no reason you can’t keep doing the same thing when it comes to your Amazon FBA activities.

Regardless of the method you use, you may want to consider making sections or divisions within your system. For example, you’re probably going to be engaging in a series of transactions with your supplier or wholesaler for your product. These interactions may very well justify their own notebook or page on your computer spreadsheet.

If it ever feels like something is about to slip through the cracks, or that you’re on the verge of missing an important deadline or milestone with your FBA business, then take a close look at your organizational system and make the necessary changes as soon as possible.