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Using Squeeze Bottles in Your Kitchen

Using Squeeze Bottles in Your Kitchen

Cooking, it’s one of my favorite past times. For many people cooking is a way to unwind and relax. Something that can either help or hinder the experience is having the right tools in the kitchen.

I am a huge fan of organization and making things more efficient. A product I like to use in the kitchen are condiment squeeze bottles. I decided to experiment with their uses and have grown to really appreciate their functionality and versatility. I enjoyed them so much we decided to sell them on Amazon.

Here are some of their uses I have found helpful.

 

  • Use them to mix up homemade dressings, it’s especially useful when making salad dressings. You simply pour in half oil and half red wine vinegar. Give the bottle a shake and squeeze onto your next sandwich or salad.
  • Use them to equally distribute olive oil on a pan. The best part is you can lace the top of the skillet and let the oil leak down the sides. This evenly coats the sides of the pan or skillet.
  • Use them to reorganize your refrigerator. You can funnel in all your fridge condiments into squeeze bottles for a more spacious and uniform look. We even include labels so you can label all your sauces and dips appropriately.
  • Use them to disguise everyday eye sores. Do you keep your dish soap on the counter? Ditch the ugly and bulky branded soap container. You can buy soap in bulk and refill the squeeze bottle for a more polished look. BONUS: Buying soap in large bulk containers saves money too!

 

Your own Private Label via FBA | Finding a Niche

Your own Private Label via FBA | Finding a Niche

Amazon is currently the largest retailer & also the fastest growing retailer in America. FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) allows you an opportunity sell your own product to the largest customer base in the world. Not a bad gig. It’s much easier said than done but if you do your due diligence and eliminate as much risk as possible, it can be done.

We launched 3 private label products 8 months ago on Amazon & have already sold over 4k units!

 

 

 

 

The very first thing I recommend doing is getting familiar with every aspect of the business. Luckily there are a couple great resources already out there that do a wonderful job breaking the process down & making it as simple as possible.

The Amazing Seller

Jungle Scout

Read the blogs & listen to the podcast from these guys. It will paint a much more clear picture. I probably would have been overwhelmed without their guidance.

I’m going to break down my personal journey & struggles very briefly through a series of articles.

 

Part 1 – Finding a niche.

What the heck do I sell? How do I know what will sell consistently? The beginning is actually the most difficult part in my opinion. Deciding what your first product will be. After about a week of scouring the internet I came across Jungle Scout. The Web App is a necessity in my opinion. The Web App allows you to research the Amazon catalog of products in a completely customized way to find a niche that isn’t already saturated.

Main criteria that is fairly universal amongst FBA Private Label sellers.

 

  • Light weight – less than 3 LBS

 

Because it’s cheaper and easier to ship. Amazon charges more for over-sized products if they are too big or heavy.

 

  • Product costs at least $10 + has enough demand

 

Because Amazon charges a significant fee to list your products on Amazon Prime. There needs to be enough volume for you to sell 40 units per month to justify paying $40/month membership fee.

 

  • No dominant brands + minimal competition

 

It would be awesome to have your own brand of shoes but do you want to compete with Nike, Adidas and Under Armour?

 

  • Able to complement with other similar products

 

The concept of this  business is to eventually scale up and earn money. It’s easier to do with multiple products that are similar or already complement each other.

I spent about a week of research using the Jungle Scout Web App & using the criteria to pinpoint a niche that I felt comfortable with. I had 5 or 6 products that qualified for all of the criteria above and finally decided to go with Muslin bags.

I chose muslin bags because they were the lightest/cheapest and had the most demand on Amazon. Muslin bags are also sold in a variety of sizes so it was easy to launch a bigger sized bag first then eventually add a smaller bag as my second product.
Click here for part 2 – Finding a supplier.