Amazon FBA, so far, has been less popular in the UK. The UK market, though fairly large, still lags behind America with adoption rates being much slower.
Kindle books, for instance, sell much better in the USA where more people have Kindle e-readers.
eBay in the UK has faired much better with more resellers on eBay than on Amazon FBA.
However, some of the more well known YouTubers in the UK have been busy documenting their reselling experiences.
When using Amazon FBA instead of eBay in the UK, good results have been shown with boxed board games, slow but reasonable sales with books, but minimal profits on DVDs provide a varied picture of reselling results.
Older items that are tough to get hold of, like new, shrink-wrapped VHS blank tapes, fly off the shelves.
Signing up to Amazon FBA in the UK, it’s possible to also be accepted to sell on Amazon.fr (France), Amazon.de (Germany), Amazon.it (Italy), and Amazon.es (Spain) too.
Selling on Amazon FBA in the USA is only possible when signing up separately with Amazon.com.
There are a few UK resellers who have been documenting their experiences on YouTube.
One of these is Tom the English Picker, who is a full-time reseller who has been active since 2007. He sells primarily on eBay, but began selling on Amazon FBA in June 2014.
Tom’s experience is that you have to jump through many more hoops to get approval to sell certain product categories (to get “ungated”) on Amazon FBA.
He has mostly sold in product categories like board games and books where there is less difficulty getting started as an FBA reseller.
Toys can be lucrative, but are restricted in November & December with resellers required to meet certain conditions from September onwards including 25+ sales on record.
The best places to source product, according to Tom’s videos, is charity shops, home clearance sales, and car boot sales.
He first used his house as his warehouse to store items he’d bought for resale.
He finds that board games (new or opened) sell extremely well in the UK.
Disposable cameras are also surprisingly good sellers. He tends to avoid DVDs because of the low margins, but he does pick up collections of books for low prices.
At the last count, he had over 2,000 items sitting in one or more Amazon warehouses listed for sale on Amazon.co.uk.
Nic Hills is another reseller who has been active in the UK reselling community for several years.
He has his own home page and also some videos on his YouTube channel. Nic also does well selling board games.
Tom the English Picker and Nic Hills have been on a couple of Google+ Hangouts that they’ve put on YouTube to share with their audience.