The former high ticket course “Amazing Selling Machine” has closed its doors, but Amazing.com now offers a membership site that is open to anybody. With a 30 day free trial and $39 per month after, it’s way more affordable than the former $3,500 Amazing Selling Machine course.
But the main question is if the courses available within the site are worth the $39 monthly price tag – I’ve taken the time to dive into the site to provide you with a more in depth review of Amazing.com so you can decide if it’s something for you.
What is Amazing.com – what do they offer?
Amazing.com specializes in courses that teach selling on Amazon, specifically with their FBA program (fufillment by Amazon). This is a type of retail arbitrage in which the seller buys products and resells them using Amazon for a profit. Amazon takes care of all the shipping and handling, but you get the profit (minus the fees Amazon takes out).
You probably notice this when you go buy products on Amazon and you see the “additional seller” category. Much of those are businesses using Amazon’s FBA program.
It may sound relatively simple, but obviously the trick is knowing where (and how) to buy items cheaper so you can make a profit. There’s also the issue of over-saturation and getting your products to stand out.
This is where many of these courses offered come into play – they can teach you the steps you need to take to start out using the Amazon FBA business model.
Well over 50% of the courses at Amazing are directed to Amazon sellers.
There are also courses covering:
Facebook/social media marketing
E-commerce (additional platforms like Etsy, etc)
Still, those seem to be in the minority. Amazon selling definitely seems to be the most extensively covered topic within the courses offered at Amazing.
I would think Amazing would have to continually put out new courses each month to justify anyone staying a member at the $39 rate.
My First Impressions
Honestly the impression I get from the membership site is that there doesn’t appear to be any structure, at least for people who are looking for some type of guide on how to get started.
While the courses themselves seem to be pretty good quality and easy to understand, there really isn’t any “step by step” guide to follow along with, nor is there really a good outline of the courses provided within their membership. This makes it very difficult for a beginner (or even someone with experience online) to navigate the site and find what they are looking for.
Also, the community seems to be pretty inactive. It is set up as a basic forum, but many posts go unanswered or have very few replies.
At $39 per month and the first 30 days free, it is definitely affordable. However, considering the price tag only gives you access to courses and the membership forum (which isn’t very active) it is a bit steep.
You are going to need to invest in additional costs for your business, especially in the category of arbitrage since it requires first purchasing the products to sell (unlike other business models like affiliate marketing).
With Amazon’s FBA program, you will also need a pro merchant account to sell which is an additional $40 per month.
In addition, consider costs for advertising expenses, more products, and even for your own website and hosting.
It really is good they have a free trial, though, so you can take full advantage of the courses for 30 days and cancel before they bill you (you will have to give them your credit card details for the free trial). You just have to email their support team for cancellation requests.
Conclusion – would I recommend the Amazing courses and community?
Perhaps you may find the community and courses at Amazing a good fit for you and your educational needs, but, I think most beginners would have a difficult time starting out there and navigating their way through to find success.
With no structure, no tools and little support one could argue this membership site to be not worth it considering much information available in these videos can be found elsewhere for free. That is not to say the information provided within the courses is not good (it is) but rather they could do a much better job of structuring the membership so each course is laid out based on what direction the member wants to take.
Part of the reason people want to pay for courses like this is to give them a structured environment with support to help them along the way, but with the current set-up of Amazing’s membership site that is not really the case at all.
In all honestly, retail arbitrage is a difficult field to crack into, especially in this day and age for those who are just starting out in online business. Most people will need a more structured training guide and support to get them through.
If you are really interested in online retail arbitrage and Amazing FBA selling, feel free to sign up for the 30 day free trial. However, I’d highly recommend finding a more structured type course on the subject -Amazon Bootcamp by the Selling Family is one that comes to mind.
If anyone has any experience with Amazing (or the Amazing Selling Machine course), or Amazon FBA selling in general, feel free to drop a comment down below. I’d love to hear about it!