You’re jumping in money first… Don’t.
You’re spending money on products you don’t need yet and need to be weaned into to learn first. The only reason I drop $50,000-$100,000 a month on stuff is because I know what I’m selling and I know how well it sells. I could also become a pharmacist with everything I know about pills and supplements.
For scouting, start with profit bandit. You’ve already gotten the app, so drop an extra $50 for the scanner function and you’ll be presently surprised at how much faster it really is. Also, mass inventory download apps can be just as slow if it has to search the entire Amazon catalog, nor are they live, which makes you miss one critical metric: rank.
Save yourself the money and do the research first. Then, devise a business model. Figure out what you will need for your business model and what infrastructure is needed. Next, figure out what tools you have available. FBA is one TOOL. It can be a good tool if it suits your needs.
Remember this, please, that FBA is not a business model. It is a tool. If FBA didn’t exist, we would have to change a few things around here because we wouldn’t have the same TOOLs, but our company wouldn’t falter.
Also, please read this post, as it will give you a ton of insight to the things you may not be considering:
Fun fact… I just googled “Near-definitive” which is the keyword I used to make that thread unique, and apparently my post is getting linked on other forums! Nifty.