The Amazon Seller Tribe is a community formed by three of the most successful Amazon private label brand builders and retail arbitrage sellers of today: Andy Slamans, Gaye Lisby, and Garry Ray.
The big three joined forces to spread the word about how lucrative Amazon selling is, especially at the moment where online sales are exploding like never before.
But just like any success stories you know, Andy, Gaye, and Garry also had their fair share of hardships before enjoying the amazing freedom they’re currently experiencing for themselves and for their families.
Let us get to know each one of these amazing coaches and discover how they were able to successfully grow their Amazon businesses from zero to multi-million figures a year.
Multi-Million Dollar Brand Creator and Co-Founder, Amazon Seller Tribe and Amazing Freedom
Prior to his Amazon days, Andy was a full-time houseparent for 15 years working and living with disadvantaged high school boys. Andy loved his profession so much that he thought he’d end up retiring there.
But Andy’s life course began to change in 2014 when he first discovered the Amazon.com marketplace. He decided to push his luck and started selling things from his house, thrift stores, and retail stores.
Andy treated his Amazon selling journey more like a hobby until his sales crazily exploded. From there, he realized how lucrative and scalable Amazon selling is compared to traditional businesses.
Fast forward to today, and Andy manufactures his own private label brand along with his nephew, Nathan Slamans. They now own a 10,000 square-foot warehouse where they keep their private labeled products to cater to the ever-growing demand of their online customers.
At the beginning of June, they passed $3 million dollars in sales after the first 5 months of 2020. They merchant-fulfill 80% of their products and project to end 2020 at $5-$6 million dollars in sales for this brand.
Looking back, Andy may have left his profession as a houseparent but that did not stop him from reaching and transforming other people’s lives. In fact, his mission as a houseparent became a preparation for him to effectively empower the lives of a larger audience.
It may not be with high school boys who he used to mentor before, but this time, it’s the people who want to experience an amazing freedom for their families by selling on Amazon.
Currently, Andy is going on 25 years of marriage to his beautiful wife, Deanna, and has two children, Korri and AJ.
Andy resides in Hershey, PA with his family, dogs, Hanna and new puppy River, and two crazy, savannah cats purchased one year before Tiger King was a thing!
The visionary behind Amazon Seller Tribe
Gaye is best known as the Amazon seller who paid off her $85,000 mortgage in just one year. But before this huge breakthrough, Gaye worked as a full-time caregiver for a retired surgeon.
Today, Gaye is already crushing products under the beauty category and has recently excelled in shoes and clothing sourced from outlets and half-priced stores.
Gaye is indeed a queen of Amazon retail arbitrage.
And because of Gaye’s consistent efforts, she was able to purchase a new home and build her own warehouse on her property.
Gaye’s Amazon success story however started with one simple book–a 2-dollar cookbook she found at the ‘museum of junk’ that became her golden ticket in dashing off that mortgage goal.
She was really on fire after selling that particular cookbook for $89! So she looked for the same cookbook, sold it again, and the rest is history.
Gaye believes that there’s a reason why she experienced all these things, and that is to help other aspiring Amazon sellers do the same. To date, Gaye has already reached hundreds of lives, helping them tick off their own goals.
A great deal of her energy and creativity goes into providing inspiring and helpful content and building strong professional relationships for Tribe members.
Gaye oversees the production of 16 Daily Finds Lists, 4 Saturday Lists, and manages the team of 16 virtual assistants in the Philippines. She also oversees the onboarding and management of membership and member service.
Gaye is a great conversationalist who encourages healthy, productive, and professional communication in the Amazon Seller Tribe. Her great joy is always seeing other Amazon sellers succeed.
The Master Coach who founded Amazon Seller Tribe’s steller Tribe Coaching Program
Prior to becoming an Amazon Seller, Garry spent most of his professional years in the insurance business.
It was in June 2015 when he and his wife, Kimberly Jo (otherwise known as Jo) sold $117,000 in 100 days without any previous eCommerce experience.
The whole Amazon business idea started when Jo went shopping and Garry thought if he could ever find something where Jo can make money shopping, they’d be rich.
It was just a funny and out of the blue thought but the next day, Garry saw a relevant video on his Facebook timeline and thought that was the sign he’s looking for, and he took action.
The moment they made $177,000 during their first 100 days, he knew that there is a lot of money to be made from this.
And five years since that very day he deliberately took the step, Garry and Jo are now making a six-figure income in a year.
Now here’s a fun fact. Gaye Lisby, one of the Amazon Seller Tribe’s coaches, was the couple’s first Amazon coach. Since that time, they have sold millions of dollars on Amazon. They created their private label brand in 2018 and since then have launched nine separate Private Label items.
Today, Garry is still keeping his position as a marketing specialist in the insurance industry, holding seven Hall of Fame Team and Personal sales records. He is still active in his agency while doing the Amazon business on the side.
Garry serves as a lesson that one does not have to quit his profession to start selling on Amazon. Anyone can start it on the side with the right tools and mindset.
With a combined passion for insurance, marketing, and eCommerce, Garry’s business wisdom is undoubtedly sought after advice for Amazon sellers.
Andy, Gaye, and Garry became ultimately successful Amazon sellers because they took the chance.
And you’re not reading this by accident.
This is the sign you’re looking for.