"In 2015 I had been selling various items on Amazon for a while and could see the potential. I wanted to branch out from my normal items, but so far that had not always worked as well as I hoped. I had added shoes, but was not good with sourcing them on my own. It seemed as if the buy box price would drop below profitable on too many pairs and I was getting quite a few returns. I watched a video in which Quincy Lin went over his basic sourcing criteria and best practices which helped me a lot. He came across as knowledgeable and his best practices made sense. One thing he said which I follow diligently is to keep in mind the customer experience. If a customer purchases high end shoes they do not want them to arrive in a polybag. I began to pay a lot more attention to my packaging. Before that, I would tape close the lids on the boxes. He suggested rubber bands because that will not damage the box. That seems normal now, but was new information back then. Because he seemed trustworthy on the video and his ideas made good sense, I subscribed to his list as a trial. I thought I would see how it worked, learn now to source and then drop the subscription in a few months. I am still a subscriber not only to his Gatedlist shoe list, but also to Qiklists and his Daily Sourcing list. His lists are not cheap, but are well worth the investment. If you choose an item on a free list, or a list which is sold to hundreds of people, you are then competing with hundreds of sellers and someone is bound to start a price war to the bottom. I am a very picky buyer and have tried other lists which just didn’t meet my needs. I may rule out some items on the Gatedlist, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t a good buy for someone else. My pet peeve with many lists are the price outliers. That is when one particular size is priced well above the average price of all the others. I don’t run into that with Gatedlist. His choices are well filtered to be potentially profitable items. He also shows when cashback may be available through a portal, which is helpful. Customer service with Gatedlist is excellent. Emailed questions are answered quickly and most often he will follow up to be certain the issue was handled. Once I had an account suspension because a customer claimed I had sold counterfeit shoes. I emailed Quincy to cancel my list subscription since I was not buying shoes at all. He offered to help and spent about an hour on a video call with me discussing the issue, giving advice from his own experience and making suggestions. Fortunately my suspension was quickly lifted and he did not charge me for the list while the account was suspended.
Overall it is a great service. If you are new to selling shoes, try his list and you will learn a lot about sourcing shoes. As an experienced seller, I still find the lists to be a valuable tool and well worth the subscription price."