10 Amazon Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
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Here are some real life success stories of starting a amazon business:

1. Felony Case ($1.44M/year)

Felony Case founder, Andrew Moore, stumbled upon the idea for his iPhone case business after seeing a photo of a metal studded case on Twitter. He decided to try making one himself and received positive feedback from friends and eventually retailers like Holt Renfrew. After initial success, he sought out a factory in China to manufacture the cases and expand his business.

How much they make: $1.44M/year
Current team size: 1

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How I Started And Grew A $50K/mo Phone Case Business

Felony Case, a Toronto-based company designing unique iPhone cases, started as a small shop on Etsy and has grown to become an internationally recognized fashion iPhone case brand sold in top tier retailers like Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, Indigo, Urban Outfitters, Revolve, Free People, and made over half a million dollars in revenue last year.

About
Andrew started Felony Case about 12 years ago
Revenue
Andrew grew the business to $120K/month
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2. Xena Intelligence ($300K/year)

Akhil Nair and Dhvanish ‘Danny’ Shah started off by taking up marketing and operations projects with small businesses in the Greater Boston area. They realized that many small businesses lacked the resources to hire consultants, so they decided to build a tech platform to automate data analytics using machine learning and AI. They have already had over 50 businesses take their free assessment test and have made $23,000 in revenue within a month of launching their product.

How much they make: $300K/year
How much did it cost to start: $10K
Current team size: 3

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How Two Friends From India Bootstrapped A Management Consulting Business

Two friends from India co-founded a management consulting firm that offers free basic business assessment tools and paid in-depth analysis tests, with 50 businesses taking the free assessment test and 4 clients paying for the in-depth analysis test, resulting in $23,000 in revenue in just a month.

About
Akhil started Xena Intelligence over 3 years ago
Revenue
Akhil grew the business to $25K/month
Costs
It cost Akhil $10000 to start the business
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3. Mitch Davis ($36K/year)

How much they make: $36K/year
Current team size:

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Amazon FBA Japan: Make $3000 a Month Selling Private Label Products

Learn how one Amazon seller in Japan made $9,000 in sales each month by selling private label products, and how he shares his tips and tricks on his private Facebook group, Amazon Japan Exclusive.

Revenue
Mitch grew the business to $3K/month
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4. Plugable Technologies ($14.1M/year)

How much they make: $14.1M/year
Current team size: 42

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Navigating The Shipping Crisis And The Ultra Competitive Amazon Landscape With Bernie Thompson

Learn how owner Bernie Thompson built Plugable Technologies into one of the most well-known USB device brands in America and the world, while using his own in-house tools to regulate his Amazon business and helping other sellers with Amazon PPC ads.

About
Bernie started Plugable Technologies over 14 years ago
Revenue
Bernie grew the business to $1.18M/month
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So... can you actually make money with a amazon business?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now

5. Stoic Muse ($120K/year)

Jeff, the founder of Stoic Muse, came up with the idea for his business while living as a digital nomad in Bali. Inspired by Stoic philosophy, particularly after listening to "The Obstacle is the Way" by Ryan Holiday, he decided to create art and merchandise based on these principles and sell them on Etsy. The ease of using Print on Demand services made it simple to design and launch products without any upfront costs for prototyping or manufacturing.

How much they make: $120K/year
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 1

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Starting A $3K/Month Stoic Wisdom Inspired Arts Etsy Store While Digital Nomading In Bali

Jeff started Stoic Muse, a creative side project selling 100-150 t-shirts per month ($3K revenue) on Etsy, without any upfront costs for prototyping or manufacturing, by learning graphic design and using Print on Demand to fulfill the merch.

About
Jeff started Stoic Muse about 4 years ago
Revenue
Jeff grew the business to $10K/month
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So... can you actually make money with a amazon business?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now

6. BuildFBA ($1.2M/year)

Samrudha, the founder of a 6-figure Amazon e-commerce business, came up with the idea after being heavily impacted by the pandemic and looking for a touchless business model. Starting with dropshipping and then transitioning to Amazon arbitrage, Samrudha eventually decided to develop a unique product, a bike wall stand, due to high demand in the biking niche. With a bare minimum capital of $5,000, the business has now achieved over $1 million in sales in just 2 years' time.

How much they make: $1.2M/year
How much did it cost to start: $10K
Current team size: 3

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How A $5K Investment Turned Into A Million-Dollar Ecommerce Business

This case study follows the journey of a founder who built a 6-figure Amazon e-commerce business from scratch, with initial capital of $5k USD, and achieved more than $1M in sales in just 2 years, focusing on a unique niche in sports and outdoors products through influencer marketing and quality products.

About
Samrudha started BuildFBA almost 5 years ago
Revenue
Samrudha grew the business to $100K/month
Costs
It cost Samrudha $10000 to start the business
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