River Colony Trading on Amazon is a store selling games, toys, housewares, electronics, musical instruments, and more. Click the blue link above to check out what deals and promotions they are currently offering in a variety of products. At the moment, they do have a Save 25% Off of Select Items promotion.
As of 1/3/2018, River Colony Trading has earned 957,803 positive feedback ratings, with a current 99% positive overall score. They are also rated as a #1 Best Seller in many of the categories that they sell. This basically means that they offer both a competitive price, as well as a history of customer satisfaction in those categories.
River Colony Trading mainly sells health store items like games, toys, housewares, electronics, musical instruments, and more. They carry brands like Intex, Crayola, The Great Sack race, Bubble Thing, Ultra Pro, Dunn-Rite Water Games, Crazy Aaron’s, Simon, LEGO, Crazy Aaron’s Putty World, Crazy Aaron, Marky Sparky, Right Track Toys, Jilong, and others.
This is one of those Amazon stores to visit when you want the retail experience. If you’ve been to a department store lately, or even any mall in general, you should be familiar with the brands and styles that they carry.
Items like Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset, Intex Rainbow Ring Inflatable Play Center, LEGO Chima 70145 Maula’s Ice Mammoth Stomper Building Toy, Wild Kratts 10 Pack Action Figure Set, etc.
River Colony Trading sells brand new merchandise, and does offer a 100% Authentic guarantee, as well as a 100% money back guarantee.
When you sell name brand products, etc., especially at a discount, a popular question is always going to be if the items are authentic, fake, or knock-offs. To answer that question…
Let’s take a closer look at their recent feedback history. Amazon buyers have a really good way of weeding out the good sellers from the bad. If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, they will leave you bad feedback. And any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback. With that being said, over the past 12 months, River Colony Trading has received about 85,000 positive feedback ratings, compared to just 0% negative feedback comments. With that sort of lop-sided ratio, it definitely appears as though River Colony Trading is an honestly run business, selling authentic merchandise.
All items are guaranteed to be 100% authentic, and come with all the manufacturer paper work, in their original authentic boxes as provided by the manufacturers.
River Colony Trading is actually one of the oldest stores on Amazon. They used to be known as ToysNGamesEtc, but their name was changed in 2016. Overall, they have been selling on Amazon since 2007, which is impressive given how strenuous the 3rd party seller guidelines are. They are much more strict than other platforms like eBay, Walmart, etc. You really have to focus on customer service when selling as a 3rd party seller, and obviously River Colony Trading has done that.
Other than their Amazon profile, you won’t find much information about them online. There is no River Colony Trading website that you can visit.
If you dig a bit deeper, it turns out that River Colony Trading is owned by SCS Direct Inc., a company located in Trumbull, CT.
SCS Direct Inc. is a company that deals in the toy, baby, housewares, home Improvement and outdoor living product categories. They mainly deal with niche and hard to find brands like CucinaPro, Imperia, Bentology, Sipping Stones, Little Sprout, Big Buckets, Right Track Toys, etc.
These aren’t the type of brands that you will find in stores like Macy’s or Walmart. But if you walk around in a mall, you will notice a few stores that sell one or two of the brands above.
What I Like
At first glance, it looks like River Colony Trading sells the usual items sold on Amazon. When you look further, as mentioned above, they mainly stock hard to find brands – oddball products.
Sometimes you want the big brands, and sometimes you need a niche brand – which is where River Colony Trading comes in handy. To really be a successful store on Amazon, you need to nail down a niche, and then dominate it. River Colony Trading is clearly dominating the niche brands market. And their feedback and sales volume really backs that up.
Which leads to:
Their large selling volume really allows them to get super competitive with their pricing. If you compare their prices with the average selling price online, they are usually below average, and often around 25-50% of the retail price. Which is really cool if you are into saving money. (Who isn’t?)
Click on one of the links above to go into their Amazon store, and do a search for “Play Tent Princess Castle by Pockos”. You’ll see something that looks like this:
If you then google that same phrase, you’ll find it selling for between $25 to $50. Now go back and look at the price that River Colony Trading sells it for. Pretty cool!
You just can’t be super successful on Amazon without a smooth return policy. River Colony Trading does have a 30-day hassle free returns policy. No need to email back for a return authorization, or deal with with annoying emails back and forth. You just click on return, and send it back. And having a month to do so is quite convenient.
Of course you also get the A-to-z guarantee when you purchase anything off of Amazon. Which comes in handy when a seller won’t communicate, or resolve an issue.
In my experience though, River Colony Trading always takes care of any issue you might have right away. You simply can’t have a 0% negative feedback percentage over a 12 month span unless you focus on customer service.
Have you shopped at this store before? If you have, leave a comment below and share your experience.