Hearing about SaleHoo member's successes, however big or small, is my favorite part about my job at SaleHoo and today, I'm pleased to be able to share Dana's story with you. Dana has experienced some tremendous successes in her time selling wholesale women's clothing!
Check out her profile below and if you have any questions or thoughts, be sure to leave a comment.
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Forum username: DPS103
What items do you sell? Mostly famous catalog clothing for women and department store clothing and handbags.
Where do you sell them? I have sold in bulk on Liquidation.com for a couple years. I have also sold in 1 day liquidation sales in large venues. Now all of my sales are done on eBay. I am currently researching alternate selling sites.
How long have you been a member of SaleHoo, and what do you like most about it? I have been a SaleHoo member for just over 2 years. I love SaleHoo! It's a great community of people who are not only the most knowledgeable in online selling, but they are happy to answer questions and share their experiences.
What one piece of advice do you have for other sellers? Research. Research. Research. Don't just jump in! Utilize SaleHoo to find out as much as you can before you start selling online. There is a wealth of expertise here to help you from making costly mistakes.
What was the biggest obstacle you've had to overcome in selling online? eBay's degradation & disregard for their sellers.
What's your favorite thing about making money from selling items online?
For many years, I was the sole owner/operator of a retail clothing store in CT. At certain times of the year, the store was open 7 days a week & it was a very busy place.
Every day, I was responsible for the staff, buying, bookkeeping, rearranging the floor plan, window displays, hiring, firing, payroll, scheduling, training, customers with issues, delivery deadlines...etc...
Now that I am an online seller, thanks to SaleHoo, here is an example of a typical day for me:
Did I mention I'm still in PJ's & fuzzy slippers?
For me, the most time consuming part of online selling is taking the photos & posting the inventory. There are days I work 10-12 hours picturing & posting. But I choose the day & I have the option to stop and finish whenever I want
Now I have the freedom to go to the gym, have lunch with friends, have dinner with my family. The possibilities are endless because I can make my own hours & I don't have the constant pressure of a staff. I'm the staff and I love my boss!
You can check out Dana's eBay My World and listings here: http://myworld.ebay.com/dps103