Post Purchase PRO Podcast - Episode Fifty Seven - With Special Guest Scott Needham Founder of Smart Scout
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This is the Post Purchase Pro Podcast. And today, we have another very, very special guest, Scott Needham. Scott is a longtime Amazon seller himself entrepreneur and he's also the founder of Smart Scout, which is an amazing tool that we're going to be talking about some today. Because, honestly, Scott, when you kind of unveiled this to me, a couple of months ago, blew my mind. I've never seen anything like this at all.
We're going to be getting into your background and all of all of it, but for now, Scott, let's start at the very beginning. How did you become the Scott Needham of today? Where did you start, and bring us, bring us up to date, Scott.
Sure. Thanks for having me.
Uh, on the show. So, my background. Computer engineering, you know, I spent way too long in school learning about things that I don't use completely today, But I did learn how to program. And so, while I have been selling the law for a long time on Amazon, it's actually always from the capacity of a software developer, or either building, you know, automation and inventory management. Because in 20 12, there were no tools. There was no community, there was no, like, you know, so we kind of had to build things from scratch. My brother was scaling a wholesale business to over, I think, when I joined was already a eight million a year, and then got to, where we built, that's about 50 to 60 million a year.
And with software, actually was less stressful when we are bigger than like, When we were small, so. a big believer in technology. and using very, you know, very slight changes to To improve your business.
Yeah, that's amazing. So. So you kind of came from the computer science world and the data world right, and then you, you stepped into your brother's business where he was building a business and you got to see kind of the Amazon opportunity. Is that kind of where you kind of dip your toes in?
Yeah. I mean, you don't spend a lot of time on Amazon to like, see it as a huge opportunity.
Yeah. It's like just the sheer number of products.
The volume, and I was kinda hooked on, if you know, most people can remember some of their first sales online, I think my first one was the i-pod Nano, I think like the fourth generation.