5 Rules You Must Follow If You Are Going To Profitably Drop Ship On

Written by Robbin K. Tungett

At first glance, drop shipping on eBay looks like every beginner's dream. All you need to do is list a product on eBay, collectrepparttar money when it sells, and someone else does everything else. You don't have to purchase or store any inventory. There's no standing in line atrepparttar 148270 Post Office, no packing items, and no need to buy a camera or other photo equipment.

Sounds likerepparttar 148271 perfect business doesn't it? Unfortunately, nothing could be further fromrepparttar 148272 truth. In reality, for most people, drop shipping on eBay is almost a certain recipe for failure and 95% or more ofrepparttar 148273 sellers who try it will fail.

To give yourself any chance to succeed on eBay with this business model there are five rules you MUST follow:

1. You MUST locate a product that will sell in large enough quantities to allow you a chance to succeed. Finding a drop shipper who sells hand-woven wool blankets featuring Old Faithful erupting inrepparttar 148274 center doesn't mean anyone is going to buy one to place on their bed.

When considering drop shipping any product,repparttar 148275 first thing you must do is sufficient research to determine if there's a market for it. If you are going to be successful theremust be a good-sized active market for your item.

2. You MUST locate a product that provides a sufficient markup that allows you a reasonable profit. You are not going to be successful inrepparttar 148276 long term selling something that you only make a $10 or $20 profit from each item. With that kind of profit per item, it's just not reasonable to expect you can sell enough to attain long-term success.

3. Limit yourself to selling only a few related items that are all targeted atrepparttar 148277 same market. By limiting yourself like this you can decrease your costs, become more knowledgeable about your market than other sellers are, and inrepparttar 148278 long-term will make things more profitable.

10 Benefits Of Opening An eBay Store

Written by Robbin K. Tungett

Whether you are just getting started or are an experienced eBay Power Seller, having an eBay Store is a wonderful way to reach potential customers you may not get through eBay auctions.

Here are some benefits having an eBay Store can provide your business:

1. More Profits - According to eBay, sellers with eBay Stores see an average of 25% increase in their total sales within three months of opening store. You will also save on listing fees since store fees are significantly lower than auction fees on eBay. EBay also offers storeowners promotional offers and free subscriptions to some of its services.

2. Regular Customers - People who buy from your eBay Store are more likely to turn into regular customers if you provide excellent customer service afterrepparttar sale.

3. Professionalism and Credibility - A professional looking eBay Store makes you look more professional as an on-line seller. An image of professionalism adds to your credibility in customer's minds. As an added benefit, an eBay Store gives you access to eBay's Business Resource Center, where you can download templates for professional looking business cards and much more.

4. Save Time - eBay Store special features, such as longer listing periods and automatic re-listing, will save you time.

5. You Have Your Own Website - When you open an eBay Store you have a unique URL you can promote both on and off eBay. Your eBay Store will be picked up by search engines just like other websites are.

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