Alex Knight walks us through the best FREE apps for eBay market research, listing new and used items, and analyzing your sales.
Last year we welcomed a miniature dachshund to the family. Unfortunately, she immediately started terrorizing the family’s garden gnome collection and they were forced to seek refuge in the shed.
When tidying the shed this spring, I rediscovered our collection of twenty gnomes (what can I say, we like gnomes!) We can no longer have them on display in the garden, so I have decided to sell them on eBay.
I would ideally like to use some eBay software to help me with the process. I think the gnomes would fetch a better price if I do my market research up front, and build attractive listings for all the other gnome-lovers out there. However I don’t intend to build a real business selling on eBay just yet, so I’m looking for free software that can optimize my selling.
This post is by Carlo Silva, founder of ecommerce outsourcing company 2nd Office. Carlo has 16 years of experience selling on eBay and is a former eBay Titanium Power Seller.
UPDATE January 2017: this second edition has been completely reviewed and revised, with three new tips added.
Do you remember the days when you as a seller could leave negative feedback for bad customers?
Do you remember the days when you could list multiple listings and flood eBay’s search engine with auctions, Buy It Now listings and get tons of sales?
This is when eBay was still using their search engine called “Voyager,” which was built around 2002. Voyager was clearly more about the seller and not so much about the buyer because, if you knew how Voyager worked, you would be banking in on all the sales.
If you’re an old school eBay seller like me, then you experienced the glory days of eBay from the early 2000’s to 2008. I still remember those days. I also remember when everything started to change.
It’s time for our annual round-up of ecommerce predictions for the year ahead!
This year we have over fifty experts from five continents – from the USA to the UK, Ireland to Israel, Singapore to South Africa and more. It’s the most comprehensive panel of online sellers, technology vendors, service providers and ecommerce consultants ever assembled.
They have a lot to say about what to expect in 2017, taking in Amazon, eBay, private labeling, sourcing from China, multichannel ecommerce, consumer expectations, social media and more.
So here it is: our Expert Voices Ecommerce Predictions for 2017.
Over the past two years we’ve covered selling on eBay from many different angles, from Cassini and conversion to software tools, listing design and markdown sales. Here’s a roundup of our best posts focused on eBay.
Also see our Seller Stories and Supplier Profiles – many of those interviewed are also authorities on eBay selling.
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.