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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:43 PM   #1
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Success with Amazon DVD sales?

Anyone have any success selling dvds on Amazon? Anywhere else better to sell?
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Old May 19th, 2008, 04:14 PM   #2
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I sell instructional dvds on amazon. I had to get a barcode, and get a "store" for a month to be able to upload the UPC code data.
I burn and ship the DVD's myself. I do not sell a lot of them there, but I am happy with whatever I can make. I list the dvd for 19.99, amazon gets about 3 dollars as a fee, and they give me 3 dollars to ship it. so I get 20 dollars minus shipping cost. Shipping costs about 2 dollars via first class mail in a yellow bubble mailer. I also sell from a website and ebay, and looking to expand to as many places as possible.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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Great, thanks for the info. Thats kind of an odd deal for Amazon huh? I thought they would take a larger cut than that.

I'm planning to shoot a documentary this summer with the intent to sell DVDs on Amazon as well as a dedicated website. So, I'm trying to get a feel for how many I could actually sell before I consider a budget.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 12:13 AM   #4
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I've got... uh... 8? DVDs for sale on Amazon (through Createspace.com)

Let me tell you this...

...they don't promote themselves.

Simply getting on Amazon doesn't guarantee you a single sale, you still need to be able to promote the hell out of them to make a penny.

I sell about 10x more off the website than Amazon.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 10:17 AM   #5
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I've got... uh... 8? DVDs for sale on Amazon (through Createspace.com)

Let me tell you this...

...they don't promote themselves.

Simply getting on Amazon doesn't guarantee you a single sale, you still need to be able to promote the hell out of them to make a penny.

I sell about 10x more off the website than Amazon.
What do you think the most effective way to promote your dvd?

Advertising on other sites, etc?
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Old May 21st, 2008, 04:37 PM   #6
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What do you think the most effective way to promote your dvd?

Advertising on other sites, etc?

Well, totally depends on your market and budget. Different products need to be backed up by advertising that delievers the tightest market range to them.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 03:57 AM   #7
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I've sold a few through createspace (distro through Amazon)
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Old January 25th, 2012, 08:03 AM   #8
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Re: Success with Amazon DVD sales?

I've never used Amazon to sell/try to sell anything, but I just learned of a newcomer to the market...movielocker.com.
Their fee seems a bit steep: 20% of each sale. Free accounts are/seem to be available; Terms of Use are governed by laws of Switzerland. I haven't signed up yet, but am considering it. I want to do a bit more research before then...like why Switzerland?

Best of luck.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #9
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Re: Success with Amazon DVD sales?

Brick+mortar retail sales have an idealistic 30% margin on their sales, so 20% is pretty good in that respect.

Better still, if it wasn't obvious as to how they would make a suitable incomes as a business and thus prosper, then I for one would be concerned about engaging in business with them. Having to set up a new partner all over again (for that sort of thing) would be a definite disruption to your own business.

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