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30 Dec 12 11:56:19 pm
Since I got a bit bored and non motivated, I decided to get someone to list items on ebay for me.

I have gone from 60 listings to 650 listing, I have told him to list 1000 items

I pay him 50 cents per listing, mind you, each listing has a multiple of 10 of each item.

So far so good, I have noticed an increase in sales like straight away, I suppose he does not car what e lists as long as he gets paid, where I would be choosing things I think would sell, he just picks them randomly, seems to work.

Also, shipping costs are a nightmare, he has stuffed a few but oh well, I will fix them eventually.

Also he has put everything in the OTHER category in my store, will have to sort that out

Wondering if there was a application on ebay to show all items in a file and let you edit them etc, including shipping.

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Since I got a bit bored and non motivated, I decided to get someone to list items on ebay for me.

I have gone from 60 listings to 650 listing, I have told him to list 1000 items

I pay him 50 cents per listing, mind you, each listing has a multiple of 10 of each item.

So far so good, I have noticed an increase in sales like straight away, I suppose he does not car what e lists as long as he gets paid, where I would be choosing things I think would sell, he just picks them randomly, seems to work.

Also, shipping costs are a nightmare, he has stuffed a few but oh well, I will fix them eventually.

Also he has put everything in the OTHER category in my store, will have to sort that out

Wondering if there was a application on ebay to show all items in a file and let you edit them etc, including shipping.


Tidy bit of delegation there, nice work :)


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17 May 16 05:02:34 am
t0psales wrote:Since I got a bit bored and non motivated, I decided to get someone to list items on ebay for me.

I have gone from 60 listings to 650 listing, I have told him to list 1000 items

I pay him 50 cents per listing, mind you, each listing has a multiple of 10 of each item.

So far so good, I have noticed an increase in sales like straight away, I suppose he does not car what e lists as long as he gets paid, where I would be choosing things I think would sell, he just picks them randomly, seems to work.

Also, shipping costs are a nightmare, he has stuffed a few but oh well, I will fix them eventually.

Also he has put everything in the OTHER category in my store, will have to sort that out

Wondering if there was a application on ebay to show all items in a file and let you edit them etc, including shipping.



First Question: How are you able to list that much stuff on ebay, they stopped me at 200!

2) How long have you been dropshipping?

3) Can you expound on what you issues with the shipping costs are?

4) I thought dropshipping on ebay was illegal. I keep hearing mixed things about this.

5) How did you go from 60 - 650 listings, seems like a big jump.

(New here) I am just getting started so excuse me if these questions seem obvious. I am a seller on ebay, I sell vintage clothing, shoes and designer scarves and stuff like that. Making a bit of money so I like it! I am finally able to save quite a bit. My goal this year is to be fully self employed. Anyway, Hi all!

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17 May 16 11:31:22 pm
Hi Stephanie,

There are a few personal questions there for Laurie, so I will leave those for him to repsond to. But there are a couple that I can help you with, so I'll take care of those for you.

1. eBay selling limits. New accounts can be limited by eBay and it's important to highlight that by new account, I mean all new accounts. So if you have another successful account you have been using and open another, then you can find that new one limited. I know, that seems a little stupid, but that is as it has been and I'm not aware of nay new changes in that area.

Now the good news is that these limits are only for a limited time, esentially until your account has been proven and then those selling limits can be lifted.

2. Dropshipping on eBay. Dropshipping is not only allowed on eBay, I would take a guess and say that it makes up an extremely large portion of their revenue base. The thing to watch out for with starting a new dropshipping account is a PayPal funds hold. PayPal can hold funds paid by a customer until they receive confirmation that the transaction/s has been completed.

This can usually be done by providing PayPal with an item tracking nunber or the buyer confirm that they have received the item. So a lot of people come unstuck with this hold due to thinking they will be able to use the customer's payment to process their payment for the item. So that is something you DEFINITLEY need to be aware of when dropshipping.

To be honest, since eBay and PayPal have now split, I'm not even sure if PayPal still has this hold policy in place. I would suggest perhaps confirming that with PayPal just to be sure.

Cheers


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18 May 16 12:21:17 am
fudjj wrote:Hi Stephanie,

There are a few personal questions there for Laurie, so I will leave those for him to repsond to. But there are a couple that I can help you with, so I'll take care of those for you.

1. eBay selling limits. New accounts can be limited by eBay and it's important to highlight that by new account, I mean all new accounts. So if you have another successful account you have been using and open another, then you can find that new one limited. I know, that seems a little stupid, but that is as it has been and I'm not aware of nay new changes in that area.

Now the good news is that these limits are only for a limited time, esentially until your account has been proven and then those selling limits can be lifted.

2. Dropshipping on eBay. Dropshipping is not only allowed on eBay, I would take a guess and say that it makes up an extremely large portion of their revenue base. The thing to watch out for with starting a new dropshipping account is a PayPal funds hold. PayPal can hold funds paid by a customer until they receive confirmation that the transaction/s has been completed.

This can usually be done by providing PayPal with an item tracking nunber or the buyer confirm that they have received the item. So a lot of people come unstuck with this hold due to thinking they will be able to use the customer's payment to process their payment for the item. So that is something you DEFINITLEY need to be aware of when dropshipping.

To be honest, since eBay and PayPal have now split, I'm not even sure if PayPal still has this hold policy in place. I would suggest perhaps confirming that with PayPal just to be sure.

Cheers


Thank you Mark,

Do suppliers generally provide tracking information to us when the item has shipped? Also can I use the paypal account I am using with my current ebay account when opening a "drop shipping" account? Thank you.

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18 May 16 12:39:42 am
Hi Stephanie,

Most suppliers will supply you with tracking, but always check with them to make sure they do. I would never recommend dealing with anyone that doesn't, you really need that extra insurance when dropshipping.

Regarding payPal, your regular account is absolutely fine for processing dropship payments. Nothing special required there, all straight forward :)


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18 May 16 12:40:54 am
fudjj wrote:Hi Stephanie,

Most suppliers will supply you with tracking, but always check with them to make sure they do. I would never recommend dealing with anyone that doesn't, you really need that extra insurance when dropshipping.

Regarding payPal, your regular account is absolutely fine for processing dropship payments. Nothing special required there, all straight forward :)


Is it typical to have a fee that goes towards the supplier in addition to the wholesale price of the item?
Thank you!

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18 May 16 01:48:40 am
Firstly, let me ensure you understand the difference between dropshipping and wholesale. Dropshipping is essentially single item purchasing, where wholesale is volume purchasing, which secures you a better per unit price.

Of course there are also other differences between the models, but many confuse dropshipping with wholesale when first getting started.

Now to your question, you will find many who do have other fees associated with their accounts. Some will want account esstablishment fees, other ongoing account maintinance fees and so on, both dropshippers and wholesalers. Not all do this, but many do and it does seem to be a growing trend.

Many hate the thought of associated account fees and that puts them off, but I always suggest judging your decision on the value the supplier is providing. For example, are they offering better prices than ones that don't have account fees, will that mean you get a better deal all up. Do they offer a bonus scheme that offers incentives to sell more of the stock and again, give you the opportunity to once again, end up in front in the long term.

Don't just judge a supplier on an account fee, judge them over all to make sure you go with someone that is going to provide you with what you consider to be value.

Cheers


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18 May 16 01:55:17 am
fudjj wrote:Firstly, let me ensure you understand the difference between dropshipping and wholesale. Dropshipping is essentially single item purchasing, where wholesale is volume purchasing, which secures you a better per unit price.

Of course there are also other differences between the models, but many confuse dropshipping with wholesale when first getting started.

Now to your question, you will find many who do have other fees associated with their accounts. Some will want account esstablishment fees, other ongoing account maintinance fees and so on, both dropshippers and wholesalers. Not all do this, but many do and it does seem to be a growing trend.

Many hate the thought of associated account fees and that puts them off, but I always suggest judging your decision on the value the supplier is providing. For example, are they offering better prices than ones that don't have account fees, will that mean you get a better deal all up. Do they offer a bonus scheme that offers incentives to sell more of the stock and again, give you the opportunity to once again, end up in front in the long term.

Don't just judge a supplier on an account fee, judge them over all to make sure you go with someone that is going to provide you with what you consider to be value.

Cheers


Why would someone do drop shipping than? I was talking about wholesaling than, because I was interested in purchasing in bulk. That's weird. Ebay has an option that I clicked over, where it seems you could ship your product to them and they would ship things out...Have you ever used that? Is that the same thing?

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18 May 16 02:55:02 am
Dropshipping is an easy way into the market for many without cashflow. You've got very little to no upfront costs, zero storage problems and no shipping issues to deal with. So many see it as an inexpensive and hassle free e-commerce retail option.

Of course they are all the positive points that attract people, but there are plenty of negatives to dropshipping that balances it all out.

What you are talking about with eBay is a warehousing fullfilment service. Essentailly, you can have all your stock sent to them and they pertty much act as your very own personal dropshipper by storing and shipping your orders. So this kind of service really appeals to those who have the cashflow to outlay on wholesale, but either don't have the storage space to keep the stock or don't want the hassle of packaging and shipping orders.

Cheers


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18 May 16 02:57:09 am
fudjj wrote:Dropshipping is an easy way into the market for many without cashflow. You've got very little to no upfront costs, zero storage problems and no shipping issues to deal with. So many see it as an inexpensive and hassle free e-commerce retail option.

Of course they are all the positive points that attract people, but there are plenty of negatives to dropshipping that balances it all out.

What you are talking about with eBay is a warehousing fullfilment service. Essentailly, you can have all your stock sent to them and they pertty much act as your very own personal dropshipper by storing and shipping your orders. So this kind of service really appeals to those who have the cashflow to outlay on wholesale, but either don't have the storage space to keep the stock or don't want the hassle of packaging and shipping orders.

Cheers


Would I still have to take pics and price things?

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18 May 16 03:38:38 am
Yes,a fullfilment service is limited to warehousing, packing and shipping essentially. The marketing side is up to you. You can learn more about what eBay offers here Link hidden: Login to view


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