Inside the Amazon Seller Lifestyle

Amazon sellers come from all walks of life. While their products, business models and backgrounds may vary greatly, sellers have more commonalities than they do differences. In order to celebrate the unique #SellerLifestyle enjoyed by sellers and ecommerce entrepreneurs across the world, we put together a list of things only sellers can relate to.

 

You know you’re an Amazon seller when…

The people in your Amazon seller Facebook groups feel like lifelong friends even though you’ve never actually met them in person.

The manager at your local big box store is literally your best friend.

People still keep asking you when you’re going to get a “real job” even though you’re a solid six figure seller.

You see the people at the UPS store more than you see most of your friends and family.

You bring your grandmother shopping with you so that you can get the senior citizen discount.

Instead of saving up for a trip to Disney World, you’re saving up for a sourcing trip to China.

When you receive a gift card as a gift, you immediately spend it on inventory.

You consider your living room decor “warehouse industrial chic.”

You’d rather lose your wallet and your phone than lose the Buy Box.

The greatest compliment anyone can give you is a five star review on Amazon.

You live for closeout sales and estate sales.

You spend more time in the clearance aisle than you do at home.

You get more excited about a new toy on the market than your kids do.

You can’t remember the last time you put your car in your garage. It’s your original warehouse facility.  

Watching Game of Thrones reminds you of your fight for the Buy Box – the struggle is real.  

You don’t live in a box, but sometimes it feels like you work in one.

You do a touchdown dance every time you make it to the post office seconds before it closes. The satisfaction never gets old.

The only thing better than making it to the post office at the last second is getting ungated in a new category.

 

If all or any these describe you, chances are you’re an Amazon seller who prides themselves in growing your business, making your own hours and living on your own terms. Whether you’re a retail arbitrage, private label, wholesale or a whole other kind of seller altogether, you are your own boss and you call all the shots.

Have something you’d like to add to this list? Tweet it to @getpayability or share it on your social channels using #SellerLifestyle. Happy selling!

Victoria Sullivan
Victoria Sullivan is a Marketing Manager at Payability. She has over eight years of social media, copywriting and marketing experience. Prior to joining the Payability team, Victoria developed social media content and strategies for top technology brands such as Skype and Samsung. She holds a degree in Advertising from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She can often be found in a yoga class or working on her fashion blog.

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