There has been a lot different of e-commerce influencers out there that have talked about e-commerce automation. Whenever somebody mentions the word “automation,” I would often think of machines in a factory piecing together parts into whatever product. In the world of e-commerce, “automation” refers to a different thing, it still involves minimal effort. But not how you’d imagine it. A lot of different companies have popped up providing automation services for different e-commerce platforms, mainly Amazon and Walmart. Real Ecom Automation is just one of them.
While I was researching about this product, I was surprised to find out that one of its co-founders is Raphael Vargas. Raphael is a guy who got rich off selling wholesale real estate. It’s definitely a weird jump from real estate to e-commerce because it sort requires different skillsets and knowledge. But there are a lot of people who are a jack of all trades. So I guess Raphael might be one of them? He co-founded this company with Dylan Baker, who at least has some experience, albeit relatively shorter than most e-commerce gurus, in the world of e-commerce.
What Raphael and Dylan started is basically just another done-for-you e-commerce service. Usually they call done-for-your services “Amazon automation” or “Walmart automation” depending on the e-commerce platform you’re going to sell. Like I said at the start of this article, there have been a lot of these types of companies popping up recently. Often times they would describe this kind of opportunity as a way to earn income passively. You basically don’t have to much but you’ll be earning money regardless.
Like a lot of the e-commerce automation companies, it costs a lot of money to do business with them. Some of the companies have been upfront with their initial pricing for their services, it usually starts off at $25,000. But you will have to answer a questionnaire regarding your credit situation. Because you will be needing to use that credit once you’ve begun doing business with these companies. Usually, you will need to call them in order to initiate talks and ask them how much exactly it will cost.
You might be wondering why you need to put out an initial amount worth $25,000 and a good credit standing with your bank? Well, it’s because they’re to create a company that will then be used to create a seller profile on an e-commerce platform. You technically own the company that will be used to operate the seller profile. But the team at Real Ecom Automation will be the ones handling everything. And I mean everything. From finding products to sell, getting suppliers for those products, listing those items on the store, managing orders and even customer service. That’s the automation that they’re referring to. You’ll be the face of the company, but it’s Real Ecom Automation who is running everything else.
You are going to put out a lot of money into venture. After the initial $25,000 or so just to pay them for their initial services, you will also need an additional $30,000 or more worth of credit in order begin the process of starting the business. If you thought that having a passive income stream doesn’t take a lot from you, you may have thought wrong. You’re basically investing a lot of your money and trust to two guys in Florida to run a full-fledged online business on an e-commerce platform. That’s a lot to think about.
They seem to have an 18-month moneyback guarantee. It’s a lot of time to wait for you to have a return on investment. But it’s hard to have any faith for people you are going to be doing business with. I just want to hammer home that $25,000 is a lot of money to just give to somebody hoping that they can multiply that when it gets back to you. You can probably start your own business where you actually call the shots with money that you’re going to give them.
That’s my main reason why I can’t really recommend you to try putting your money towards done-for-you e-commerce services. Because you never really know who you can trust to run a business in your name. There are probably a lot of resources out there that will help you learn how to start your own online business. And there are probably government offices that will help you with anything that relates to the legal process of starting a business. There is just a lot to learn. And you can’t rely on people you just met to be truthful about what they do.
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