Copying Powersellers, is that a good strategy?

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felipeduque
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9 Feb 10 06:07:55 pm
Hello dear friends,

I am the one that is trying to sell on Ebay Spain and become a POWERSELLER LOL!, I don't know if you remember me but I would like to know what do you think about selling the same products that the powerseller are selling here at Ebay.es; I have been looking for my niche and luckily I found some powerseller that are selling some of the products that I can get from local wholesalers of Valencia city. Before I was thinking on importing from VIA Trading but now that I found the source of the products that many of this powersellers are selling online, I think that Im going to start with that. What do you guys think about this strategy?

Apart of that, I have found another interesting niche, that really demands importing stuff from the USA, in another topic I will ask for wholesalers that you may know that sells these kind of products I'm looking for.

Thank you for your answers, and I think that Im very close of opening my own shop in Ebay where I could sell at least 10 items per day with a profit of 10 bucks. IM HAPPY! And all this thanks to Salehoo, your advises and my work!

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fudjj
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9 Feb 10 09:43:29 pm
Hi FD,

Nothing wrong with setting yourself targets, it's a good way to maintain focus and drive.

The obvious answer would be to say that if you can sell the same item as a Power Seller is selling, and compete, then that would be a great idea, however not quite that cut in reality!

If we are talking about Power Sellers who are selling just this one item, then I would say go for it, however most Power Sellers tend to cover a few products, and not all of them sell as well as others.

Being that the item is sold by a Power Seller, and you can source at a price that will allow you to compete is a good start, but you need to look past the Power Seller status, and concentrate your research on the actual product to give yourself a clear answer as to its potential.

It's really good to hear that all that research is starting to pay off for you Felipe.

Good luck with it.


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richelle_salehoo
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9 Feb 10 11:21:19 pm
Hi Felipe,

It might just work for you! Especially if your prices a competitive.

But do take note that on eBay buyers will not just be looking at your products/prices when they buy - they will also check out your profile. So if your a new seller on eBay it might not be as easy as 1-2-3. You will have to give a little extra effort selling yourself as well, an About Me page may help.

I do wish you all the best with your plans! Keep us updated :)


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felipeduque
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10 Feb 10 09:22:37 am
Thank you very much for your answers! I really appreciate them.

Actually I have 60 positive feedback as a seller and then I will try to sell myself at AboutMe page as you said Richelle. I hope It will give some confidence to the buyers.

About the products they sell (fudjj), they in fact don't sell just one product, the sell a huge variety of them, so now I will have to study the potential of each product and then choose what to buy from the wholesaler, that's going to be hard I guess, Do you have any advice of how could I do that research?

Apart of that I'm going to offer a 24/48 hours delivery service and try to use some other strategies to play with the emotional part of buying trough internet, like giving discounts for the next buy, or giving a small present with a certain amount of products bought..etc, Do you guys have another suggestion? I'm sure you do!

The e-commerce market here in Spain is less developed than in USA or Australia so I really think that your suggestions are the best tool to don't die on the way.

:D Felipe ;)

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12 Feb 10 05:30:20 am
Hi FD,

Regarding researching the products, a very useful tool to use is terapeak, not free, but quite valuable for the serious ebayer. Something more simple is to use ebay listings themselves.

Take a look at current listings, check the prices, compare auctions to BIN options, and then check completed listings to see how well the sales have been performing in the recent past.

Speedy delivery time is always an excellent thing to offer, great customer service is a good way to get great feedback, and create return business.

I myself offer same day despatch for orders with payment confirmation received before 11.30am weekdays. Now some might think that 24 hours would be the same, but it creates a lot of local sales for me because someone living in Brisbane paying for their game before 11.30am, means they should have that game the nest day (given that Aust Post do their job)

That gets my nose in front of another seller offering 24 hours, because the chances are that they won't ship till the next day, and that's an extra day the customer is waiting.

Might not sound like much, but it's all those little things that you can sharpen up to get your nose in front of the pack!

There are quite a few triggers that you can pull to create a sale, even though you are limited to less when dealing with on line sales. I've only just started my new ebay venture, but I have promised to show a few members some marketing tricks that we have implemented already.

What I may just do is drop some links in a thread over the next few days, point out what we have done, how we have done it, and why we have done it, then others may well be able to take some tips and make them work on their own accounts.

So keep an eye out for that, I think you may well find an idea or two there that will be of interest to you.


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