Hello, I'm the latest newbie. I have a store on Ebay.ca that is not doing well. I recently acquired a dropshipper, doba.com, to add more diversity to my shop. So far I am out $300 and some odd dollars in ebay listing fees and 1 sale. I am thinking of setting up a website instead, no fees and you can market it more. Ebay has strict limits on marketing. I notice people on this forum recommending Amazon.com. How does one advertise there from ebay. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can turn my business around and start selling. I sell anything to do with children. Thanks, Nancy
I would recommend a Clean slate and get away from Ebay. Ebays getting worse right now as the days go by. Ebay is making changes to become more like Amazon because they know Amazon has taken alot of Ebays top power sellers including myself. Only problem is I think the changes are a bit too late. Amazon is making it more simple for a seller to make a transaction. Its also got the best buyer protection of any site online. Which make a buyer more comfortable to pay more for that item versus risking money on ebay.
Ebays Shares have dropped 24% Funny thing is Amazons has jumped 17% since eBay made their changes. So we know for a fact many of the sellers Ebay lost went to amazon.
Starting on amazon is fairly simple and the traffic is awesome. Also you can sell at your own price. You can experiment as selling a few listings is free. And if you like it get an account and pay the monthly fee and start selling hardcore.
You wont regret it.
Im actually trying to push many of my Pack buyers away from ebay right now because the profits are much better on amazon. Ebay is a bargain basement right now.
Im not saying ebay is going to die or anything like that. But they are going through major changes. Until these changes are complete and they get their system more stable its not the best place to sell anything if you want maximum profits. Ebay will always be a strong company but during this transition phase is a very volatile market.