yea an ebay store is better to get traffic, but who can compete with thoses low ebay prices; if you know of a supplier that can supply products for prices that are cheaper than ebay's, then you'll be very successful on ebay; if you don't it will be very hard making a decent profit
believe it or not there are people that don't use ebay and/or don't like it and feel safer buying a product from a company then buying from an individual; having your own site is a good way to go if you can't compete with ebay prices; i know it costs alot of money to advertise your site on other sites and pay them on a lead basis etc., but there are altenatives; do what i'm doing , that is to advertise on online classifieds, and join googles adwords, you'll get traffic, also join an affiliate program where you can put other peoples links on your site and get money when people click on them and sign up for a free trail
i think ebay stores is a waste of money, people can just click on that 'View sellers other items' link to view all the stuff you have for sale
all in all, i think having a website is better, and at the same time listing your items with kyozou (kyozou.com) on ebay to make your listings easier and more professional, instead of an ebay store, would be good; kyzou also gives you the ability to also list your items on other auctions, thus giving you the opportunity to drive in more traffic to your site if you had one.........thats my 2 cents.im out.
P.S. i've also tried doba, in their 7 day free trial period, as soon as i saw the prices :shock: , i cancelled my memebership asap; i dont know how they were rated on some wholesale review list as the #1 dropshipper :? , their prices are ridiculous