The Journey From Student Side Hustle to Fastest Growing Canadian Startup With Blair Forrest [Ep. 80]
What is the secret to creating the fastest-growing startup in Canada before the age of 24?
For Blair Forrest, the answer lay in identifying the nexus between a common pain point for FBA business owners, and an untapped gap in the logistics market.
While Amazon helps out by delivering products to consumers, the onus is on the seller to receive, store, label, and transport the inventory to Amazon fulfillment centers. It was here that Blair identified an opportunity.
Blair is the founder of AMZ Prep, an end-to-end fulfillment solution for Amazon FBA sellers. AMZ Prep stores, preps, packs, and ships inventory to Amazon on behalf of sellers, saving them precious time and resources.
In this episode, Blair joins us to discuss the common logistical pitfalls that FBA sellers experience and outlines the various ways FBA sellers can optimize their logistics. According to Blair,
“A lot of businesses have a fragmented approach to logistics, which is often why they don’t get the valuation that they want, or why they're not able to scale. What turns a good seller into a great seller is optimizing their fulfillment with a solid partner that has multiple warehouses, and can expand you to other marketplaces like Shopify and Walmart.”
Blair also shares insights into how he juggled starting and scaling a business while being a full-time student, and the various lessons he has learned along the way.
If you want to learn how to structure your logistics and inventory management like an FBA all-star, then this is the episode for you!
Topics Discussed in This Episode:
- Blair walks us through his entrepreneurial journey so far (03:55)
- How Blair juggled running a business and being a full-time student (14:30)
- The gap in the market that inspired Blair to create AMZ Prep (18:28)
- Some common pain-points Amazon Sellers are experiencing today (22:17)
- How to streamline your Amazon logistics (29:16)
- The common mistakes FBA sellers make when it comes to logistics(36:50)
- The secret to Blair's success(46:20)
Sit back, grab a coffee, and learn how to create a logistics strategy that will set you up for future success.