All posts by Andy Geldman

About Andy Geldman

Andy is the founder of Web Retailer. He can be found on Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Amazon to eBay Arbitrage: Everything You Need to Know

We answer every important question about dropshipping from Amazon to eBay, for eBay buyers, arbitrage sellers, and exploited Amazon sellers.

Amazon to eBay Arbitrage

Amazon to eBay arbitrage, or “dropshipping” from Amazon to eBay, makes some people very angry.

It’s where someone lists a product for sale on eBay, but they don’t actually possess the item they are selling. Once a sale comes through on eBay, they go and buy it on Amazon at a lower price and have it shipped directly to their eBay buyer. Their profit is the difference between the selling prices on eBay and Amazon, less fees.

Why does that make people angry? Well, buyers can get upset if the item they bought on eBay arrives in an Amazon box, and they realize that they could have saved money simply by buying from Amazon instead. The Amazon seller, if they figure out what happened, might be unhappy about being used as a dropship supplier without their knowledge or permission.

The arbitrage seller, though, can feel like they have found the perfect work-from-home business. They don’t have to handle products or deal with suppliers. They just find large price differences, list on eBay, and buy from Amazon.

This article covers everything you need to know about dropshipping from Amazon to eBay, whether you are an eBay buyer, Amazon seller or one of the arbitrage sellers working in between them.

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Our Top 12 Articles of 2018: Trending, Popular and Controversial

Catch up on your reading with our pick of this year’s Web Retailer posts, which demystified topics, expanded horizons and got people talking.

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At this time of year, it’s good to take a step back and reflect on the months gone by.

We have selected 12 of the best articles from all those we published in 2018. In this roundup we:

  • Demystify Amazon’s Choice, Amazon Seller Central and Amazon Vendor Central.
  • Talk about the changes in the private labelling landscape across Amazon and eBay.
  • Provide a step-by-step guide on how to use Facebook Ads to target Amazon customers.
  • Delve into the murky underworld of Amazon’s dirty sellers and fake reviews.
  • Discuss eBay Promoted Listings and repricing tools for eBay.
  • Consider escaping the marketplace rat race completely, by starting a subscription box business.

So sit back, put up your feet and catch up on your festive reading.

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Amazon Suspensions Roundup 2018: Horror Stories and How to Appeal a Suspension

Amazon Suspension Roundup

One of the most popular topics on Web Retailer is being banned from selling on Amazon. It’s an emotional experience. One seller described his state on the day he found out he was suspended as, “confused, destroyed, anger, sadness, extreme worry”.

Sadly, Amazon account suspensions are very common. Sellers often have misconceptions about suspensions and post incorrect advice on social media and seller forums. It is important to separate the facts from the myths in order to maximize your chances of being reinstated.

In this 2018 roundup we have pulled together articles covering everything you need to know about Amazon suspensions, categorized into the following areas:

  1. Suspension horror stories
  2. How to appeal your suspension
  3. Amazon is getting tougher
  4. How to protect your business

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eBay Roundup 2018: Trends, Marketing, Tools, Problems and Seller Stories

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We have published many articles about eBay over the years. In this roundup we have pulled together some of our most relevant posts for eBay sellers.

We have categorized them to make it easy to find what you’re looking for:

  1. Trends
  2. Marketing
  3. Tools
  4. Problems
  5. Seller Stories

You can also find out who The World’s Top eBay Sellers are, last updated in September 2018.

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The World’s Top Amazon Marketplace Sellers 2018

Worlds top Amazon sellers 2018
Photo: Used by kind permission of S. Pines. All rights reserved.

UPDATED: This post has been updated in November 2018. Many thanks to ecommerce intelligence firm Marketplace Pulse for their help with the data.

Here’s the third edition of the world’s top 1,000 Amazon marketplace sellers, updated from our last edition published in 2016. There’s a breakdown for each of the thirteen Amazon marketplaces, and additional data on cross-border trade across Europe and North America.

We also publish a list of the world’s top eBay sellers.

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