Category Archives: Product Types

Articles covering specific industry verticals like fashion, beauty, automotive and media.

Which Are the Best Places to Sell Clothes Online?

When it comes to selling boutique, designer or vintage clothes, eBay has strong competition from newer marketplaces that sell clothes online.

Women in clothes store working on a laptop

Selling new or used clothes online can be a profitable niche for many businesses. But there is no doubt about it, you need to have an eye for detail, bargains and trends, and sourcing your products can be time consuming.

Whatever your approach, you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing where to sell your clothes online. There are now a multitude of apps and websites used by professional clothing sellers, each with their own loyal base of fashion-conscious buyers.

In the past, eBay was often the go-to marketplace for clothes sellers, but it may no longer be your best option. So, in this article I am going to discuss some alternative marketplaces for selling clothes, and outline the key features of each.

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Private Label Skin Care: 8 Steps to Sell on Amazon

Philip Murphy covers finding a manufacturer, following the regulations, protecting your brand, handling restrictions, managing inventory & more.

Woman applying cream representing private label skin care products

This post is by Philip Murphy, Digital Marketing Manager for Private Label Sk.in, a skin care manufacturer for private label brands.

The advantages of selling private label skincare products on Amazon are substantial. But to succeed, you have to work through some of the challenges that go along with being on the world’s largest ecommerce site.

Yes, you will have immediate exposure to an enormous market, but you will also have to contend with strong competition, tough policies imposed on sellers, and – when using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) – potential inventory issues.

Fortunately, most of these challenges and others can be handled with research, planning, and diligence.

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Will It Fit My Car? Help Customers Buy The Right Part With myFitment

Timely and complete fitment data across every online sales channel reduces customer questions, grows sales and lowers returns.

Car exploded into parts representing fitment

The auto parts niche is unlike any other product category. A lot of the success or failure of selling auto parts comes down to the fitment data that you add to your products. Fitment or compatibility is the vehicle year, make, model, engine etc. that your parts and accessories fit.

Having fitment data that is accurate and complete, and in the right format for every marketplace, is crucial to success in this industry. Only people who know the auto parts business will appreciate all the technical complexities involved in that.

myFitment founder Adrian Klingel has been in the industry for twenty years, starting at CARQUEST Auto Parts in 1998. In 2003 he created Illumaware, the first software-as-a-service business in the automotive aftermarket for data management, with customers including Ford Motorcraft, Brembo, and many other enterprise manufacturers. Over the years, Adrian has also been involved in the creation of industry-standard data formats like PIES XML, and eBay’s own master vehicle list (MVL).

As a whole, the myFitment team has been sending fitment data to Amazon for ten years. In the last three years they’ve provided over 1.5 billion lines of fitment data for over 25 million listings to leading marketplaces and websites. So, this company doesn’t just know how fitment works, they know how to handle it at scale.

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Should I Sell Used Auto Parts Internationally?

Matthew Ferguson explains what’s involved in selling salvage auto parts both domestically and cross-border

Readers’ Questions are in partnership with Emanaged and Online Seller Consulting.

Question

I am working on opening my own salvage yard business. I’ve worked at an auto salvage yard for eight years, so I know the business.

Do you think I should start selling used auto parts internationally?

— Terrell K., MS

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7 Challenges Selling Health, Beauty and Nutritional Products on Amazon

Selling Health & Beauty on Amazon

This post is by Michael Butcher, a Senior Account Manager at SellerEngine. His career in ecommerce dates back to 2001, taking in both online retailers and digital marketing agencies. Michael has been with SellerEngine since 2011, and has helped dozens of health and beauty sellers grow their revenues on Amazon, while avoiding the many pitfalls of selling in this challenging category.

The health and beauty market is a huge force in retail, both online and off. It incorporates a wide range of products including health and personal care, nutritional supplements, medicines and creams, as well as beauty and cosmetics. Sales are high. In the US, health and beauty accounts for $300bn a year in sales, beaten only by groceries.

Amazon is the dominant online retailer for health and beauty products, as it is for many categories. I’ve seen a huge influx of sellers going into health and beauty on the Amazon marketplace, particularly in the last three years.

Its popularity among sellers is somewhat surprising, because health and beauty is one of the most challenging categories to sell in. These are products that go on or in the body, so safety and quality are of paramount importance. Brand names drive a lot of buying decisions, so counterfeiting is a big issue. And many items are liquids or creams, and contain organic ingredients, so they are fragile and can go bad if left in storage too long.

In this post, I’ll look in detail at the health and beauty market on Amazon, particularly the challenges that are unique to this category. I’ll cover what those challenges are, why they matter, and how you can overcome them to become a successful health and beauty seller on the Amazon marketplace.

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