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Twelve Tips For Your Product Sourcing Strategy

Twelve Tips For Your Product Sourcing Strategy

“What’s the best thing to sell?” is a question I hear from many new marketplace sellers.

It’s a reasonable question to ask, but it can’t be answered directly. There is no “best thing to sell”, but many – depending on the seller, competition, location, timing and many more factors. Finding things to sell – sourcing inventory – is an activity that’s different for every seller.

With that in mind, here are twelve tips from ecommerce experts around the world to help you shape that activity, and develop your own product sourcing strategy.

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Common Mistakes Made By Marketplace Sellers

Expert Voices Feb 2014

Learning from your own selling mistakes is incredibly effective, but it can be an expensive form of education.

It’s nearly as good to learn from other sellers’ mistakes – you can feel their pain, but don’t have to share it. So I asked a dozen experienced sellers, consultants and suppliers what they often see online marketplace sellers doing wrongly, and what tips they could share so others could avoid the same pitfalls.

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