A Guest Post: 888Lots, a Different Way to Source Inventory

You’ve seen services that help you optimize sale strategies, services that help you list on multiple online marketplaces in Asia, Dash buttons that allow you to order one – that’s right, only one – kind of items from Amazon, and maybe a bunch of blue and orange circles representing data from JoeLister. But have you seen anything like 888Lots? Ok, maybe you’ve seen liquidation services – but 888Lots, with one heck of a distinct name (and a corresponding $88.88 “Lots Master” plan) does this online and pretty much all the time. Check it out. If only for features like “Mystery lot”, this guest post is a pleasure to read. 

888Lots: Who are we?


888 Lots is an online platform for liquidation sales and wholesale lots. What we offer for sellers is the opportunity to buy brand new merchandise from over 100,000 products in more than 30 different categories.

What we offer?

All kinds of different lots specially made to meet the needs of all online sellers.

Our lots and items:

  • Low-cost lots – low-cost items perfect for flea markets
  • Standard lots – all kinds of items on all kinds of prices
  • Branded lots – contains only items from one brand
  • Premium lots – higher per-item values, the lowest possible shipping costs and marketplace fees, and the highest margins possible.
  • Lot of the Day – a special lot on a special price with a flat shipping cost of $8.88.
  • Mystery lot – sometimes our Lot of the Day will be a Mystery lot which contains items without ASIN numbers and barcodes. Everything about it is a mystery, but the price is the real gem. You can expect to buy these lots on very low prices (sometimes even under $100!) considering the overall value of the items in it.
  • Individual items – You have the opportunity to buy just one item instead of buying an entire lot. All of the individual items have high profits.

And if you are wondering how JoeLister can help, you should know that not every item can be sold on Amazon. That is where JoeLister can help you to maximize your profits: by allowing you to sell the items onto a different marketplace.


All of our lots come with as much detailed information as possible, plus a downloadable manifest file with all of your lot content in it.

Detailed information to help you make smart buying decisions, such as:

  • ASIN numbers
  • UPC codes
  • MSRP value
  • OFF MSRP value
  • Detailed manifest file with reviews rank and sales rank
  • Item quantities
  • Item descriptions
  • Last known prices of the products
  • Sorting by different item information
  • and more

Our features

  • The Negotiator – you can negotiate the price of each lot
  • Bulk uploader file – you can download your entire lot content into a file, ready to be uploaded directly in your Amazon seller central saving you hours of work
  • FBA profit calculator – FBA fulfillment profits and fees in real time on our website
  • Email notifications
  • Dedicated sales representative

How we work?


Our plans and pricing

Our team has come up with three subscription plans to meet the needs of all of our customers. You can find more about them from the picture below or if you visit our website.

subs plan

Our Vision

We believe that hard work and service quality is the key to a successful business. Everyone on our team is dedicated to bringing you the best liquidation service. From our warehouse managers to your dedicated sales representative and our developers, we are constantly hearing from our customers and members to tweak and polish our platform so you can enjoy a smoother buying experience from the moment you register to the moment you make your first sale.

If you want to be part of our journey to become the most advanced liquidation platform, sign up now – for free – at our website: 888Lots.

A Guest Post: 888Lots, a Different Way to Source Inventory



Your JoeLister visual of the week: a representation of percentage FBA inventory listed on JoeLister. The circles highlighted in orange represent more than 50% of FBA inventory listed on JoeLister, and the blue are listings with less than 50%. The size corresponds to the percentage.

We can also do this with last week’s visualization, by the way. In this one, anyone with more than 2,500 items in FBA is represented by an orange circle. The size corresponds to the amount of FBA items. 



The Dash Button: Amazon Gets (Kinda) Serious About Automation


An array of small buttons to take over your house, one click at a time. 

We like to think of ourselves here at JoeLister as helping people through automation. We’re making it easy for you to list on both Amazon and eBay, and we do that by taking care of a lot of things that you otherwise would have to do yourself manually (creating listings, fulfilling orders across platforms). With the dash button, Amazon now does the same. Well, not really. Sort of.

From the Verge

“When Amazon announced the Dash Button back on March 31st, it seemed like an early April Fools’ joke: it had made a button you can buy that would place an order for something — a single, specific product — whenever you pressed it. But the Dash Button was very real and designed to be a convenience for helping people reorder commonly used household goods, like toilet paper or laundry detergent. They were initially available for free to Prime members, but only by invitation. As of this week, they’re now available to be purchased by all Prime members for $4.99 each.

There are 18 Dash Buttons so far, with buttons for Glad bags, Bounty paper towel rolls, Smartwater bottles, and Gerber baby formula, among others. Each button represents a specific brand, but from within that brand you have some choice over what product and what quantity you want to order whenever it’s pressed. (That means you won’t be stuck getting fruit punch Gatorade every time you press the Gatorade button and can move onto something more sensible like Glacier Freeze.) Frivolous as it is, the Dash Buttons certainly seem like a convenience for household staples that you regularly need. Just don’t accidentally hit it when you’re still stocked up.”

We’ll save you the work: if you didn’t click the link up there already, you can go here to see the page for dash buttons.

S/O to Amazon for the info, and Verge for the article. Oh, and Amazon for the buttons.

The Dash Button: Amazon Gets (Kinda) Serious About Automation


Or as they like to say sometimes, “The ChannelAdvisor of Asia”. This post, written by our friends over at Branch 8, highlights the platform they’ve built to facilitate e-commerce transactions in Asia. If you’re interested, head over to Branch8 and register to be on their priority list. 

Ever thought of going beyond your current markets? Ever thought about selling to markets in another part of the world? What if you could do the exact same thing that you’re doing, but reach customers in Asia? All this given it is hassle free and minimal work? Get ready, because we’ve finally found the solution for you.

Market in Asia

You’re probably an expert in selling on e-commerce marketplaces like eBay or Amazon in the US if you’re working with JoeLister. However, the market in Asia is completely different. Where eBay and Amazon dominates 80% of the US market, in Asia, the market is completely fragmented with no market leader. It means if you want to increase your sales, you’ll need to list on multiple marketplaces, which means increase in work.

More than that, the Asian e-commerce market is to hit $1 trillion in revenue and have 1 billion online shoppers in the next couple of years.

That’s why we’re here. Branch8 is here to help you increase your sales with no additional work.

What is Branch8?

We’re a website that help sellers to list and manage products on multiple e-commerce marketplaces. We hope to be the one place for sellers to sell on every marketplace in the world.

You can imagine Branch8 as the ChannelAdvisor of Asia. We’re connected to 15 marketplaces with current focus on Lazada (The Amazon of South East Asia), Qoo10, Linio, Jumia and Amazon. We’re looking to integrate an additional 1 marketplace per month.

Our platform has 3 Basic Features and 3 Advanced Features:

1 2

You can to go to our website to learn more about these features.

What about Logistics and Shipping?

You’re probably asking if the shipping is safe and will it take a long time. You would imagine that shipping from the US to Asia would be a big hassle, but there’s been an increase of shipping providers developing and refining the quality and time it takes to ship from the US to Asia. We’ve figured this out with our partners. It would take 1 to 2 weeks to reach the marketplace customer and rates are quite competitive, so rest assured that we’ve gotten this big puzzle piece figured out for you.

How Does it Actually Work?

It’s 3 simple steps:

  1. Ship from Amazon to Branch8’s dedicated shipping providers
  2. Branch8’s shipping providers will relabel and ship out to Asia
  3. Once the item has been delivered, you will get paid

Come Be Part of the Priority List?

We’ve recently opened up our service for sellers to go on a free 3-month trial to help us test our advanced premium services. We’re hoping you be part of this as well. So it’s simple, just sign up!


7/23/15: A Recap of Updates

Hello everyone – a few updates to the software today, first of which is the multiple options in “Pricing Formula”.

AdvancedSettings FixedMarginPricing PercentMarginPricing

They can be seen under your “advanced settings” tab. Now, instead of using the custom equation (which at default sets your profit margin to be identical to the one you’d get from Amazon), you can easily set a fixed amount or percentage margin by selecting the first or the second option.

You’ll also notice this little addition.

Price Calculator

It’s the pricing calculator that we’ve been working on. It’ll show you in an incredibly simple and straightforward manner what your fees are, for both Amazon and eBay. No more guessing, or paperwork on your part.

Calculator Large ScreenYou’ll see that it’s in the box that appears when you click “edit and list”. We’ve put it there so you could set a different price for every single listing, if you’d like. When you change the value of “your eBay price”, the “eBay earnings” box automatically changes in real-time to show you what you’d earn off of that given price.

The “competitive eBay price” is shown right below to help you decide how much margin you’d want while still maintaining a price that’s feasible for eBay listings.

And that’s it for now – a design overhaul a few weeks ago, an enhanced sign-up process along with that, now a more transparent pricing calculator and a few different options to price your items as well. In the future, we’ll be updating our referral plans so that you guys can get more value out of it than now. Be on the lookout for that, but not to worry – we’ll let you guys know by email when it happens.

7/23/15: A Recap of Updates

A Guest Post: SellerEngine Plus

This post was written by our friends over at SEPlus; if it sounds like something that could help your FBA business grow, head over to SellerEngine and check out their whole array of products. 

It’s no big secret that JoeLister is all about increasing FBA sales. It streamlines the listing process by virtually cloning all their FBA stock across to their eBay inventory instantly. After JoeLister creates the fulfillment requests, the orders are shipped straight from the Amazon warehouse to the eBay customer. What could be simpler?

Funny you should ask, because we’ve come across something that could systemize things even further: SellerEngine Plus. Both JoeLister and SE Plus are powerful tools in their own right, but when you combine the two you get what we like to call a match made in FBA heaven. So, Amazon sellers, lend us your ears, because we are about to introduce you to the daring duo of multi-channel fulfillment.

What is SellerEngine About?

Imagine being able to manage your FBA shipments in one go; deciding what to include in your shipments, labeling them, listing them, comparing prices with your competitors’, and repricing instantly, all in one fell swoop. That, in a nutshell, is what SellerEngine Plus can do for you.

In other words, it takes care of most of the work involved in creating and maintaining your FBA inventory. When synced with Amazon, the data updates seamlessly, ruling out any mistakes. No more overpriced items, no more slow-moving inventory.

SE Plus gives you the latest data on both the items you already stock in an Amazon warehouse, and anything you may be looking to stock in the future. Then, it gives you the tools to make any necessary changes to your listings.

So, instead of sending those products to Amazon only to have them incur long-term storage fees; why not import a list of what your supplier has in stock, and run it by SE Plus? Compare sales ranks, check the competition, and figure out if they’re worth the trouble before buying and sending them out.


Could SellerEngine be Right for You?

You know how you spend hours and hours ordering, checking, labeling and shipping off your FBA inventory only to find that part of it incurs long-term storage fees? Well, SE Plus is a way out of this vicious cycle of nonproductive work because it helps you weed out items that are not likely to sell.

SE Plus has been helping Amazon sellers for 13 years. It’s working every day to keep up with customers’ changing needs, so those who use it can focus their time and their investments on products that are more likely to sell for a profit.

Turnaround times are quicker, FBA storage fees are smaller, and everyone’s happier, including JoeLister. After all, the more you list on FBA, the more data you feed into JoeLister, and the more you sell on eBay.

But don’t take our word for it. Download the free trial, and test the waters for yourself for a whole month. All sellers who sign up and quote JoeLister will get the first two months at half-price after their 30-day free trial is over, as a courtesy of Seller Engine. All you need to do to claim 50% off the first two months is write in to support and mention that you signed up via Joe Lister, and your second payment will be refunded.

A Guest Post: SellerEngine Plus