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The Star Wars Party Bundle and Outsourcing Your Image Editing

In today’s post, I’m sharing with you the Star Wars Rebels Party bundle that I made over a year ago and recently sold out of.  Plus, I’ll tell you about the company that I’m now using for my image editing.

Star Wars Bundle

My bundle!

This is a 5-piece Star Wars Rebels party kit made up of plates, napkins and decorations.  I bought all of the supplies at Walmart.

When I first made the bundle, I sent five into Amazon and they sold pretty fast at $29.95 each.  Right after that, I went back to Walmart and bought the supplies for three more party kits.  Unfortunately, only one sold.

I’ve been sitting on the last two for over a year so I lowered the price and ran a free sponsored ad for 2 days with my promotional credits.  They finally sold and now I won’t be paying any Long Term Storage Fees on them. 🙂

Bundle Information

Star Wars Rebels Party Bundle – 5 Items: 9 Plates, 7 Plates, Napkins, Birthday Banner and Swirl Decorations

Buy Cost:  $13.15

Selling Price: $22.25
Net Profit after Fees:
$22.25 (sale price) – $7.40 (fees) – $13.15 (buy cost) = $1.70
ROI%: 12.93%

Category: Toys & Games
Ranking on 07/28/16: 185,222
Category % According to RevSeller: Top 4%

RevSeller Star Wars

I’m not too excited about my profit, but at least a 13% ROI is better than the .01% that I earn in interest from my savings account.  Also, at least now I have $30 more to purchase better inventory with.

Unless I find the bundle pieces at a lower price, I’m not planning on selling this bundle again.  However, I hope that maybe a few of you can find the supplies at a low price and keep the bundle going.

The bundle hasn’t gone away yet though because there are two other Sellers on the listing.   They are both selling it at very high prices:

High Prices

In my opinion, these prices are way too high!

After doing that Star Wars bundle, I made a sponge bundle and then I quit doing bundles up until recently.

Image Files for Bundles: If you don’t like making them, then outsource it!

This month, I made a couple of Back to School bundles.  As you may know, whenever you create your own bundle or create a new product listing, you have to provide product images that have a pure white background.   I know how to do that and even wrote a blog post on how to do that using Photoshop Elements, but I can’t stand doing that task at all.

I did this one and couldn't get the edges right.

I did this one and wasn’t able to get some of the edges right.

Even using web-based programs such as Fotofuze just isn’t my thing so I checked to see if I can outsource this task.  My search led me to Pixelz and I’m very happy that I found them.

I like them because they did a great job, they have a turnaround time of 24 hours or less and their $1.45 per-image price is well worth the 10 to 30 minutes per-image time that I saved from not having to process them myself.

In my first order with them, I submitted 6 images and paid $4.35 for all of them.  Believe me, that was the BEST $4.35 that I spent in a long time!  

*The first three were free, the last three were $1.45 each.

I highly recommend giving Pixelz a try if creating the white background isn’t your favorite task to do either.  They have an “Amazon” option so you don’t even have to give them Amazon’s specifications.  There’s no charge to test them out as your first 3 images are free!

Become a Bundle Pro

Now that I don’t have to worry about creating the image files, I’m planning on getting into bundles again.  If you’re interested in learning more about bundles, here are a few resources that should help you with getting started:

Bundle Masterclass

Creating a Bundle to Sell on Amazon

Remove Your Competition by Making a Bundle

How to Create an Image that Meets Amazon’s Requirements

Guest Post: 3 Most Common (And Wasteful!) Mistakes Sellers Make With Their Amazon Listings

Article: Creating Amazon Product Titles: What Works & What Doesn’t

Good luck with your bundles and let me know how you’re doing either in the comment form below or on my Facebook page!

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  • Jessica July 28, 2016, 8:03 pm

    With the new barcode rules how does that work with bundles? Do you happen to know any recent posts that answer this question? If not, maybe a post idea for you 😉

    • Diana July 28, 2016, 9:31 pm

      Hi Jessica,
      For my Back to School bundles, I purchased barcodes from barcodestalk. I don’t really understand all of the barcode rules, but they were recommended by other Sellers on a Facebook group that I belong too. I also checked and they’re not listed on the UPC Blacklist.

      I don’t know of any recent posts that cover the barcode topic and you’re right, that’ll make a good blog post topic. It’s something that I’ll need to research further though.



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