For a long time I have admired how Amazon has changed the way people buy and sell goods. They have been a pioneer is so many ways.
A couple weeks ago I felt honored to get a call from Amazon. They are working to beef up their trading card listings and were asking us to start selling some of our inventory on their website. We talked through what was necessary to make it happen and decided to give it a try with just a small portion of our inventory.
On Friday afternoon our account went live, and it took 2 days for them to upload our sampling of 600,000 items.
Here is what happened to Amazon’s Trading Card category over the last 24 hours.
Orders starting to come in
In our first day we already hit a glitch due to David Freese’s recent popularity… Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals. One of David’s cards sold on both Amazon and CheckOutMyCards.com at the same time. I had to pay top dollar to buy the last one that was remaining on CheckOutMyCards.com to replace the one that sold on Amazon.
We are currently working out the kinks, and as we get the process more automated, we will opening it up so that CheckOutMyCards sellers have the option to have some or all of their inventory listed on Amazon as well.