Product Name: Ezon Income
Product Owner: Thomas Owen
Advertised Price: $17
Upsells: $7.95/month, $19
What Is It?
Buy items on Amazon and sell them on Ebay AKA drop shipping from Amazon.
Ezon income was a great concept, but then I dug into it and found out there are major issues you need to be aware of.
Before You Buy
Thomas Owen seems like a great guy, excited about his first product launch. But being a nice guy will only get you so far when you haven’t properly researched what you are telling people to do. (more discussed below).
You should also be aware that the glowing review of Ezon Income (yeah, the one with the cringeworthy breakout into song) was from Kristie Chiles and James Knight. They have a YouTube channel that does Hangout on Air videos reviewing products like this.
They have given “thumbs up” to more than a few bad products from JVZoo, and Chiles has launched several very poorly put-together products of her own.
What I Liked
One of the criticisms of getting into eBay is that competition is tough. This is lame excuse because there’s always going to be niche markets to get into. Also, if there’s competition, it means there’s money to be made. No reason to count out eBay as a means to profit online.
I did like the idea about changing the titles and descriptions of products to be more search engine friendly and to attract more clicks. Catch titles, good pictures, accurate descriptions, and other factors absolutely do make a difference in buyer mentality, and ultimately sales.
Perhaps the best thing about Ezon Income was the fact that everything was laid out on the sales page. There are so many “mystery systems” that expect you to pay for something before you know what it is, that a transparent product owner like Thomas Owen is always welcome.
What I Didn’t Like
Against Amazon’s TOS
Basically, my closing argument here is that you can get your Amazon account banned by breaking their Terms of Service. They state very clearly that you have a…
license to access and make personal and non-commercial use of the Amazon Services. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of any Amazon Service…
No Amazon Service, nor any part of any Amazon Service, may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Amazon…
In other words, you can’t use Amazon as your warehouse. You simply cannot sell stuff then use Amazon as a drop shipper.
They also dig into this with their Prime TOS, saying…
Prime members are not permitted to purchase products for the purpose of resale, rental, or to ship to their customers or potential customers using Prime benefits.
*I also know someone that used “zon” in his domain name and received a letter of cease and desist telling him to stop using the domain name. I think if “The Big A” knew about Ezon Income they would probably have issues with the way this product is being marketed and sold.
Unhappy Ebay Customers
No one likes being taken advantage of. Everyone knows Amazon’s logo. How do you think the recipient of your package will feel when they get something delivered to them with Amazon’s logo?
Do you think they’ll check their Amazon account? Probably. Check out the buyer feedback from someone who discovered that the eBay store they ordered from was doing this Amazon arbitrage.
Once you get a comment or two like this on your eBay account, how well do you think your store is going to do?
I’ll admit, there is a chance that Amazon doesn’t notice, some customers don’t price check, and people that order do not care that you are charging them more for stuff they can get on Amazon for cheaper.
But the people that meet all three of these criteria are few and far between. Add to the mix that you’ve got some stiff competition at eBay, I really don’t think this is that profitable or easy way to make money online.
Owen, Chiles, and Knight seem to think this is a genius idea, but it's been done before. I've reviewed it before with a product called DS Domination, which received much criticism from many communities, including Amazon's seller community. But it's not just one product, and the concept is so wide spread that The Examiner wrote an article warning people to steer away from this business model.
Others have published similar articles outlining the reason that dropshipping on eBay doesn't work AT ALL. Be sure to look at all the butthurt comments, which are collateral damage from the involvement of DS Domination (linked above) in MLM. But that's a story for another day.
Almost a good idea, but not quite there.
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