But twins. Best friends. Business partners. And confidants. How are you ryan and david? David: doing well. How are you? Karyn: i’m doing amazing. You two are my favorite twins of all time. Ryan: you need to expand your twin selection if we’re your favorite twins! Karyn: i’m not just saying that! You guys are salt of the earth. Genuine. Inspiring people! David: *takes a breath. Inflating his ego* karyn: and with a great sense of humor! Ryan: we are so thankful to be here and so glad that you reached out. I don’t think you realize how big of fans we are of helium 10 and what amazon can do for people who are not only buying products.
But selling products. Early innings – david & ryan’s background. Pre-amazon karyn: before we get into your amazon journey. Do you guys mind sharing a brief background of what you were doing before selling on amazon? David: ryan and i both went to a small. Christian school and we both ended up marrying our high school sweethearts. We ended up getting drafted in the milb draft of 2013. We got to play professional baseball for about five years.
Ryan Retired In 2017
And i retired in 2018. Ryan is now a financial advisor Turks and Caicos Islands email list with edward jones and i work with a startup company that invests in minor league baseball players. We also do amazon part time because we wanted to pursue some entrepreneurial endeavors. A friend of ours became successful through amazon and ended up leaving his job for it. He told us “you gotta get in on this.” karyn: what position did you guys play? Ryan: we were both pitchers. David was a starting pitcher and i was a relief pitcher. I come in to close the game. David has been a starter since high school. We had some cool success in high school.
Winning two state championships. Then we went to a small christian university in ohio. We were what many called “late bloomers” – played a little high school ball like everybody. Then started getting bigger. Stronger. And throwing harder. Everyone was like “what? What happened to these kids?” karyn: wow! What’s the fastest you’ve ever thrown? Ryan: i was clocked at 100 mph by one gun and 99 on another. But that was literally one time! David: ryan. If you hit it once… it counts.
Ryan It’s True
But the faster it goes in the faster it goes out. Remember that. If they (the batter) can get a piece of 100. It’s gonna leave the park real fast. David: those were our past lives! We don’t play baseball anymore. We just teach it. Covering all the bases – amazon mentor and diversifying business karyn: so you touched on how you got into amazon – you had a friend who was doing it and he kind of tested the theory that you could indeed make money being a seller on amazon.
Can you tell me when you got started and your journey from then until now? David: 100%. So. Our friend was doing retail arbitrage. Most people try to teach the three ways to sell on amazon: retail arbitrage. Wholesale. And then private label. He started doing retail arbitrage for about a year and was finding success. But it just requires so much time. It requires a little bit more in the way of logistics. You have to go buy this stuff. You have to know what’s on sale and then resell it.