Our Story – Chris Green and Paul Retherford, Co-Founders of ScanPower
In August of 2009, an Amazon seller who needed a better way to list FBA inventory met up with a programmer who was looking to start a new company.
Today, they are still business partners and the company is called ScanPower.
In a world filled with inventory management tools and Windows Mobile based scouting tools, ScanPower offered new, innovative features that were simply not offered by anyone.
ScanPower was the FIRST to offer individual and instant FBA label printing.
ScanPower was the FIRST to offer ‘FBA Net’ prices (price + shipping) for scouting, listing, and repricing.
ScanPower was the FIRST to include FBA offers for scouting, listing, and repricing.
ScanPower was the FIRST to offer mobile scouting apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
ScanPower continues to set to standard when it comes to providing the specific data that today’s online sellers need.
Chris Green has been selling online since 1999 and has sold over 2.5 million dollars worth of products on eBay and Amazon combined. His highest year of sales was over $600,000 on eBay and his single highest Amazon 2-week payout was over $30,000. He even wrote a book about the business of buying and selling online called Arbitrage (available from Amazon in book and Kindle formats).
Today, Chris enjoys teaching, writing, and speaking about Amazon, FBA, and online selling in general as well as developing additional features for the ScanPower suite of programs.
While the majority of his time is dedicated to ScanPower, you can find his Amazon and eBay accounts here:
Amazon Llama_Lane (books & media)
*Amazon Locomodem (all other items)
*It is important to note that you should not have more than one Amazon account without prior approval from Amazon.
Paul Retherford has helped businesses leverage cloud computing since 2006. ScanPower grew up in the cloud making it more reliable, cost-effective and at the same time flexible for our customers.
He believes we are going through a sea-change in mobile, ecommerce, and manufacturing and wants to help online sellers and entrepreneurs leverage this new technology.
— Paul Retherford (@paulretherford) August 12, 2013
When not overseeing the ScanPower operation, Paul contributes to local tech efforts at HiTechSmallTown. He enjoys sailing, XC, and soccer.
Bob Willey joined ScanPower (then FBAPower) at SCOE Seattle 2011, and has been running the Support Desk ever since.
Bob has been selling on Amazon using FBA since June of 2008, and on Amazon since 2005. He is mostly FBA and we use FBA to sell practically anything! When it comes to selling on Amazon using FBA, he doesn’t discriminate. The only requirement is that the items are profitable! He sell toys, games, books, and media items such as DVDs, CDs, even VHS tapes! He’s also been selling on eBay since 1998 with over 11,000 feedbacks (100% Positive)!! Has been an eBay Trading Assistant for over 10 years.
Bob buys Books / Media / Toys / Games. BooksforBob.com. Bob moderates the YahooGroup FBAForum with over 3,400 FBA members strong which started in 2008.
Bob’s background is varied, and owned a computer consulting business for 28+ years, and a Brick-n-mortar Auction House for 5 years with a weekly auction filling a 15,000 sq ft building. Plus has done over 150 Estate Appraisals. OK, Bob likes STUFF….
Bob offers one-on-one training / mentoring, a customized to you approach. Also on Facebook. Plus Bob just added a course for eBay Sellers who want to get into Amazon FBA, a transitioning to learn that Amazon is NOT eBay, the basics of Amazon FBA, and the tools of the trade. A 3-hour crash course to fast-track you to success.