Review of Scanner Monkey
by Stephen Smotherman
“Scanner Monkey” – it USED to be a negative term. A reseller with a barcode scanner would swing from book sale to book sale scanning books like a mad man. “I saw that annoying Scanner Monkey at the book sale today.” But what once was a derogatory term has now been changed for good.
A Scanner Monkey is now someone to be looked up to. Scanner Monkeys believe in the abundance mentality and are glad to share their wealth of knowledge. It first started out with sharing a few BOLOs (an item to Be On the Look Out to resell) but has since evolved into an amazing community of resellers who help each other in all aspects of reselling life.
Some may see a yearly fee to be a Scanner Monkey and not know what to think. I can tell you that from just one BOLO post, I more than paid for my membership fees for the next ten years. Not only can you make money with the BOLO posts, but you can also increase your bottom line by learning from the experiences of others in the group. At least once a week, there is a webcast where you get a glimpse into the life of a multitude of Amazon resellers. Each one contains informative, educational, inspirational, and often hilarious interviews with other Scanner Monkeys who are finding success.
The Scanner Monkey group is not just about business as usual, but is about having some fun too! From original memes, hilarious one liners, and stories that will have you laughing out loud, this group will keep you in stitches. If you’re the competitive type, there are also contests to enter. Who had the longest retail receipt of the day? How much do you think I spent on this cart full of Target clearance toys? What will the sales rank be of this item on Friday at noon? Correct answers get fun prizes from the Monkey Mascot to gift cards!
The members in the Scanner Monkey group take care of each other. They keep things positive, and they’re always glad to lend a helping hand. One time there was a Scanner Monkey who was going through a very hard time in their personal and business life. A multitude of Scanner Monkeys stepped up and donated gift cards, exclusive BOLOs, and other encouragement to this member in need.
This group is not just about making more money and improving business practices. This group is an amazing community of like-minded individuals who come together to do life together. I’ve made new friends through this group and have grown as a person thanks to the daily interactions I have with each and every Scanner Monkey.
Stephen Smotherman is a regular contributor to the Scanner Monkey Facebook group and shares TONS of valuable insights on how to better your FBA business on his blog FullTimeFBA.com.