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How to be Successful Selling on Amazon During the 2017 Holiday Season

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 07:31 AM

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What's going to be this year's "Tickle Me Elmo?"

It may only be July but in the retail world it’s time to be thinking about the holidays and what the hottest gift items are going to be. As an Amazon FBA Seller, this obviously includes you! 

So, what's setting up to be this years' smash hits?

From toys to tech, there are many options for you to choose to carry; it’s up to you to decide! So, you want to know how to be successful selling on Amazon this holiday season? We’re breaking down some of the hottest tech trends that are projected to be in demand by your customers. You'll definitely want to carry these!

Xbox One X: Expected to launch in early November, the Xbox One X will feature the most powerful specs in the company’s history making this one of the hottest gaming items to hit the market in 2017. Xbox 1 X will continue to run the system’s current library of games but at faster load times and with sharper graphics on a 1080p TV. All accessories will also have HDR, Dolby Atmos, and 4K UHD Blu-Ray support. Developers also noted that the smaller than the previous Xbox 1s.

iPhone 10 Year Anniversary Edition: Though the announcement isn’t expected until September, people are already speculating that Apple will be going big in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone. Though tradition indicates that the next model (after the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus are launched) will be the iPhone 8 many believe that the name will jump to the iPhone 10 to commemorate the anniversary.

Speculations suggest that the home button will be removed from the front of the device to allow for a larger screen that reaches the edges of the handset much like the Samsung Galaxy S8. Some rumors also indicate a curved OLED screen, a glass body supported by a stainless steel or aluminium frame, and an improved camera. It is also highly likely that the internal processor will be improved to keep pace with Apple’s competitors. No matter what upgrades actually pan out expect the 10th anniversary iPhone to be one of the hottest items to give during the 2017 holiday season.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Due to release in August, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been highly speculated for the last several months. Rumors suggest that the Note 8 will clock in with a large 6.3-6.4 inch screen and a dual-lens camera. The device is also expected to be faster and have a longer battery life than its predecessors. There is also hope that the Samsung S Pen stylus, a critical aspect to the Note series, will be more accurate and reliable allowing for a better overall on screen writing experience.

Accessories: If these new tech items seem to be a little too high dollar for you as a new Amazon FBA seller, don’t worry! There are plenty of lower risk items that you can carry that plays right into these tech trends such as their accessories! No one wants a broken screen on their first day with a new device and by providing accessories like cases, chargers, and screen protectors you allow the customer to be ready for when their new device arrives or is gifted to them. Best of all you can choose to stock low, mid, or high end accessories depending on the price point that you want to stay in.


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