eBay and Dropshipping - A Perfect Fit!Written by Joe Clare
eBay and Dropshipping go together like a hand in a glove. As you read this article, right now, thousands of eBayers are running there own auction business. Some of them make little money, and some of them make real huge profits. Why? It is mostly due to products they choose to sell, Dropshippers they use and how they promote their eBay Business.
If you are new to Internet Marketing, promotion of your new eBay Business is key. Also, staying up to date with all new and better ways to advertise and promote your business is cruical. Things on Internet can change almost over night and to keep your eBay Business making money you must keep up with those changes. But don't be discouraged, ease of using dropshippers will allow you more time to concentrate on improving your sales skills and learning how to bring more customers to your eBay auctions.
The real great thing about dropshipping is that it will allow you to operate a work-at-home business as an Internet Marketer with out ever worrying about storage of inventory, packaging of inventory, or even shipping of that inventory. How? The dropship supplier will look after all of that for you. And even greater still is fact that your auction business will cost you very little to get started. The fact is, most dropshippers charge you nothing to become a member to sell their products. While others may charge just a nominal administration fee. So, with such a low financial risk only thing you have to lose is a bit of your time.
What to Sell on eBay - 7 REAL Tips for Finding Successful ProductsWritten by Matt Blasses
This question has become one for ages. There are many answers to it, few of which will actually help you. Today we will give you 7 tips you must keep in mind when you search for items to sell on eBay.
The problem with asking question "What can I sell on eBay" is that you're likely to get one of a small group of boilerplate answers. These answers get repackaged and dispensed as brand new answers, however they are still same, reworked, difficult advice.
The most common answers you will find are:
The problem with all of these things is they just don't work, they are too complicated, or they are just overdone.
- Look for items at garage sales, flea markets and estate sales.
- Speak to manufacturing corporations and ask them if you can sell their products on ebay for them.
- Buy from wholesalers.
- Buy cheap items from retail stores.
- Negotiate with stores to sell their overstocked items.
How to Settle on a Product
There are 7 necessary tips to keep in mind when searching for a product that will sell well. To find best product it must meet a number of guidelines.
- Keep it small. Larger items bring with them a host of issues, from storage to shipping and everything in between. Unless storage is not a problem for you, keeping more than a few large items around can cramp up your extra rooms, basement and garage. The problem is that you need to be able to keep a large supply of items that you're selling to make any real money. Making $100 on a sofa is great, but it hardly pays bills. If you have any ideas about quitting your job or supplementing your income, you will need to be selling a lot more of these. Heck, 3 or 4 sofas in a room should fill it up. So where are you going to put 10 of them? Keep your items small, and you can use shelves, drawers and closets for storage.
- Can it ship easily? I know we covered size issue in previous paragraph, but it comes up again here. Even if you find perfect product, you must be able to ship it easily and cheaply. You may find a great deal on rocking chairs, but how are you going to get a box around them? Not to mention, shipping costs on large, heavy and bulky items can be in hundreds of dollars. Look for products that can ship for a minimum amount of money. Anything from toothpicks to books fit bill nicely.
- Find a niche! If you try to sell everything to everyone, you will end up selling nothing to anyone. The more specialized you become, better your chances of being able to offer unique items. For example, there are thousands of people on eBay selling DVD's. Prices have been cut down to nothing, and profits along with them. The only way to make money as a DVD seller on eBay is to be one of few sellers who have huge volumes. Starting out that way is very tough indeed. On other hand, if you sell a specific type of DVD, like old horror movies or cartoon sets, you will likely have better profit margins. The large DVD warehouses just can't move enough of them to make it worth their while. Come up with a few niches, and you should do pretty well.