Over the past two years we’ve profiled successful marketplace sellers from the United States, UK, Germany and Australia.
We don’t like to put forward a specific business model or sales channel as “the best”, so we’ve covered them all: wholesale, retail arbitrage, liquidation, private labeling, used items, Amazon, eBay, online stores and more.
So this post is a roundup of all our Seller Stories to date. It shows there are many ways to sell online, and no right way or wrong way to do well in this business. There are many ways that can work.
This post was originally published on LinkedIn as Why Are eBay Buyers 10x More Demanding Than Amazon Buyers?
A lot of businesses sell on both eBay and Amazon.
Many of them – from part-time traders up to multi-million dollar companies – have told me that eBay sales take a lot more of their time and energy than Amazon sales.
I’ve heard enough sellers say the same thing to be convinced that there’s some truth in it. But what I had never seen, until recently, were any hard numbers backing it up.
But then Web Retailer member Bigian13 posted some statistics in our forum, from his sales in January this year. His numbers don’t just back it up, they put a shocking perspective on it.
This post is by Fredrik Gronkvist, an experienced product developer based in Shanghai. Since 2011, he has helped hundreds of companies in the EU, US and Asia manage manufacturing in China. Fredrik is also the co-founder of Chinaimportal.com, a leading online knowledge base for all topics related to importing products from Asia.
Product regulations are harmonized in the European Union, so you don’t need to keep track of different regulations in each member state. That being said, navigating the regulatory landscape in the EU can still be incredibly complex and time-consuming.
In this article, I will give you a broad introduction to product regulations in the European Union. Keep reading, and learn about electronic safety standards, chemical regulations, documentation requirements and the rules for laboratory testing.
You will also find out what might happen if you fail to ensure compliance.
This post is by Jennifer Dunn, Chief of Content at TaxJar. Throughout her writing career, she has specialized in demystifying tricky income and sales tax concepts for business owners. Connect with Jennifer at @TaxJarJenn.
“Tax-free weekend.” “Severe weather preparedness holiday.” Depending on what part of the country you’re in, you may see sales tax holidays crop up in your state from time to time. As a buyer, they can be a great way to save a few bucks on school supplies or a new, more energy-efficient washing machine.
But as an online seller, sales tax holidays can present a major headache. If buyers are buying school supplies from your out-of-state online store during the tax-free weekend, they’re going to expect a tax-free purchase. If you aren’t prepared, you may end up with some unhappy customers.
But before we get to how online sellers should handle sales tax holidays, let’s back up. What’s the deal with sales tax holidays anyway?
This post is by Greg Mercer, the founder of Amazon product research tool Jungle Scout, and a solution for Amazon product reviews, Review Kick.
The formula to finding a perfect product to sell on Amazon is deceptively simple: find a product with enough demand, limited competition, and enough profit margin at the end of the day to make it all worthwhile.
Through my experience researching and launching dozens of products, I have learned many lessons the hard way. There’s no need for you to go through my learning experiences yourself. In this post, I will outline five mistakes that Amazon sellers make when they research products.