|Overall Rating:||Overall Rating|
|Type of Business:||High RIO Book Arbitrage|
|Skill Level Needed:||None, For Beginners+|
|Income Potential:||$3,000 to $20,000+ per Month|
Zen Arbitrage Review
by David Harris
Zen Arbitrage from Peter Valley and found at ArbitrageBooks.com is touted as the simple supertool that scans Amazon for profitable books, & lets you profit with no inventory, no experience & no advertising.
Zen Arbitrage claims its as easy as following 3 simple steps:
1.) Find cheap books on Amazon – The Zen Arbitrage tool finds cheap books with low (or no) FBA competition.
2.) Resell via FBA – Relist books at your higher “Fulfillment By Amazon” price.
3.) Profit the difference (40% to 150%+ ROI) – Simple as that.
Is it really all that easy?
They supposedly show how anyone can get a 40% to 150%+ ROI on the 10s of thousands of books that are available to arbitrage every day.
Okay, so… the first thing that didn’t make any sense to me about this was that you were supposed to find books on Amazon and then send them right back to Amazon for sale.
How in the world is that going to work?
After going through this top to bottom I’ve discovered that this all revolves around the Zen Arbitrage tool easily and quickly finding high demand books on the Amazon Book Marketplace that are not “Fulfillment By Amazon” or FBA.
80% of people that shop on Amazon have Prime and completely ignore non-FBA offers.
They never see the way cheaper non-FBA books because their Amazon account is adjusted to only see FBA offers.
FBA or “Fulfillment By Amazon” are the listings that are coming straight from and shipped by Amazon instead of the book owner.
These are the listings that say “Prime” next to them.
The non-FBA listings are being sold and shipped directly from the book owner and do not go to Amazon first.
These are referred to as FBM or “Fulfillment by Merchant”.
There are 10s of 1000s of books that will work for this that the Zen Arbitrage tool can find for you at any given time as the listings change daily.
In other words, there is a ton of books to go around for everyone doing this so reaching saturation in book arbitrage is highly unlikely to happen any time soon.
In the first couple of hours testing this out for myself, I found 15 or so books with a profit potential of between 60% and 120% ROI.
I also found dozens of other books in the 40% to 59% ROI range that I ended up ignoring because there were so many of them.
I had more fun hunting for higher ROI ones.
But still, 40% to 59% is nothing to sneeze at especially when you consider that you can, at the very least, average that every month doing this.
FYI, ROI (Return on Investment) and ROAS (Return on Ad Spend) are completely different.
ROI means that if you are getting 100% ROI on a $100 spend, you would get $200 back in return for that with the $100 seed going back to your pocket to re-invest and $100 being your profit.
Alternatively, a 100% ROAS on a $100 ad spend, you would just be getting your $100 seed back with $0 in profit.
There is absolutely no ad spend or any kind of advertising with this method of book arbitrage.
It was far easier and faster to find highly profitable books than I thought it might be.
I can definitely see how a lot of people are making $10,000+ net per month with Amazon book arbitrage.
It’s crazy that this actually works, but it does.
It turns out that you can do book arbitrage from anywhere in the world because you can simply use a U.S. address prep service to take all the books in for you.
The prep services will receive, inspect, grade, list, box, and ship to Amazon FBA all the books Amazon sends to them on your behalf.
Yes, that means that you would never touch any of the books when using a prep service.
The prep service is very reasonable at just $1.50 per book.
The cost of book boxes is included as well as all the services I just mentioned above.
So yes, that means that you never have to deal with any of the books yourself.
You would just spend your time finding more books to profit from and manage (adjust your book prices up or down when needed etc.) your FBA listings at Amazon.
If you live in the U.S. you could take all the books in yourself.
But I don’t feel its worth the time or hassle to try to save a few dollars doing everything yourself.
Your time would be much better spent looking for more books to profit from.
Zen Arbitrage also has a market place where other Zen members have found highly profitable books that they list for sale for a few dollars for the ISBN of the book.
They aren’t actually selling you the book, they are just selling you the info on a good deal they found and after you pay them.
The ISBN (book ID) is sent instantly to you so you can go buy the high ROI book right away.
This is a huge time saver.
I tested this out as well and got 2 high demand books that were over 100% ROI each for $5 for both of them.
This is instant, no time needed to go through the search results looking for good deals.
I thought this was a really cool feature that I’ve not seen anywhere else.
You can also find and list good books and make a few dollars per book without having to buy and list any books yourself (the other side of that).
There is also a feature that allows you to get notified when a book you’re interested in drops in price.
This is so you can get an even higher ROI from it before anyone else that just does the normal searching.
There are a lot of other really cool features in Zen Arbitrage that makes this the best Amazon book arbitrage tool on the market.
Zen Arbitrage was the first of its kind and remains the best, even after several companies tried their hardest to knock them off.
To top it all off, the support is second to none.
The owner, Peter Valley, even gives you his personal cell number so you can text him with any questions before or after you join.
Of course, you can email him your questions as well. He’s very fast to respond either way.
There is no reason not to try this because they start you off with a 14-day free trial.
I highly recommend Zen Arbitrage as a legitimate way to make money from home.
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