Is it worth to have Ebay store?

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boxerbhai22
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25 Jan 08 07:57:46 pm
I'm currently using dropshipper and have listed few products on my ebay store. But most of dropshipper products were sold in online auction rather. (not a big profit margin, but not bad for a newbie like me)

Ebay charges around $15/month. Yes, it is cheaper to list under your store, but haven't had any success. I have few thoughts going on..

Is it worth to have Ebay store
Should I list max items from dropshipper's website (doba.com)
How can a newbie compete by listing competitive prices under mystore in oversaturated ebay market
What is the general % sucess that people would buy it out directly from your store?

Any advices, thoughts would be greatly appreciated

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planes
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25 Jan 08 09:34:58 pm
Its worth it if you have items that are slow sellers or items which will sell but need time for the buyer to find them.

I have a lot of records in my store which dont always have buyers online in the auction format. But the buyers will key in the item name and will find them at my store.

Also, there are sellers that sell for volume and instead of having to pay the high auction format fees they list them for 6 cents in their store.

This is mostly good for items price over 100.00 to compensate for the higher fvf.

There is a price point that is perfect for stores. Being items over I think 250.00 because the listing fee to auction is so much higher that the fvf from the store that its a wash.

The other good point about stores is that you can upload them to google with a piece of software called googlebase which will list all of your store items to google search.

This isnt known to a lot of ebay sellers that all of your store item will be listed on google.

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boxerbhai22
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25 Jan 08 10:48:18 pm
As I was writing this post, I just sold my first product from my ebay store :) maybe I spoke too early :)

For me, it's a morale booster, I guess.

Thank you Planes for your feedback regarding Googlebase. It surely works. I just installed it and published it. Thank you again,
Sam

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boxerbhai22
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25 Jan 08 10:51:57 pm
As I was writing this post, I just sold my first product from my ebay store :) maybe I spoke too early :)

For me, it's a morale booster, I guess.

Thank you Planes for your feedback regarding Googlebase. It surely works. I just installed it and published it. Thank you again,
Sam

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26 Jan 08 08:24:14 am
This isnt known to a lot of ebay sellers that all of your store item will be listed on google.


Actually within 24 hours all of your listings are automatically submitted to google search by ebay. Its one of the most known connections ebay has with google. Thats why its funny that ebay wont allow googlepay. Even though google makes ebay billions each year


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29 Jan 08 09:02:56 pm

Actually within 24 hours all of your listings are automatically submitted to google search by ebay. Its one of the most known connections ebay has with google. Thats why its funny that ebay wont allow googlepay. Even though google makes ebay billions each year


Many Powrsellers use Googlebase and it is talked about on the powerseller forum.

It is different as it is a store on google and is different than just having your items listed through eBay. I am not sure why or how.
Plus you have control over when and how often your items are uploaded to Google.

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oneelectronics-com
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30 Jan 08 10:21:55 pm
Guys,

I am new in this and learning a lot from this forum. Interesting!.

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bearteggie
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31 Jan 08 01:21:01 am
Thank you guys for all your imput - I too am new to this and don't know much at all about eBay stores - am considering opening on soon though and will definitily look at using googlebase. Thanks

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31 Jan 08 03:00:22 am
Can anyone send me your feed back on how to market my ebay store. We have been selling since October and have grown each month but I think we can grow even more. We are totally e-bay stupid and would welcome any help.
Thanks
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31 Jan 08 05:18:47 am
So eBay store is worth it if you have items that are high valued? I mean if the item has a price range of $100-$2000? I pay an average of $4-$6 Listing Fees every item that are fixed price and Final Value Fees are also high as well. So is it worth it having an eBay store if a seller is selling high valued items?

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31 Jan 08 09:10:54 pm
So eBay store is worth it if you have items that are high valued? I mean if the item has a price range of $100-$2000? I pay an average of $4-$6 Listing Fees every item that are fixed price and Final Value Fees are also high as well. So is it worth it having an eBay store if a seller is selling high valued items?


You pay a higher fee for listing in fixed price/auction listings for better placement in the search function.
It is wise to always have some listings in these type auctions. This gets your name and items viewed by many more people than just in a store listing.
But as stated earlier, you pay for this with a high fixed priced item listing.

What many eBayers do is list some items to auction/fixed price format and in those listings tell people to visit their store.
Then, in their store they may have hundreds of items for sale. I have seen some of the top eBayers have tens of thousands of items in their store. One seller has 35,000 items listed in his store.
Many will put the name of the item and then the model number in the title of the listing.
The reason they do this is one, so they can easily ascertain what sold and the other reason is when they upload their listing to Google the item can be searched as either model name or model number. Many buyers will punch in the model number to ensure they get the exact result they are looking for. So the eBay seller knowing this, ensures to put the model number in the title as well. This ensures he will turn up somewhere in that search.

This is a reason for having a store. The other of course, is to be able to list a high number of items at a lower cost to the seller. This way a seller can list hundreds and even thousands of products cheaply. As 1000 items will only cost 60$ per month with a gallery pic. Listing a 1000 items in the auction format could cost anywhere from a 1000$ to 5000$ per month which would make it impossible to to make a profit.

The key is to find the correct solution for your business.

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31 Jan 08 11:01:29 pm
The dropshipper which I use has a 'push to market place' option which is very convineant. It has the option of 'GTC' or '30 days' (if I put it in ebay store)

Do I need to relist after 30 days even if I select GTC or it will just roll over?

What should be the ration of mixing with online auction? Is it a good idea to list niche product as auction?

I think it makes sense to fill up the store as much possible and mix up with online auction

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31 Jan 08 11:02:02 pm
The dropshipper which I use has a 'push to market place' option which is very convineant. It has the option of 'GTC' or '30 days' (if I put it in ebay store)

Do I need to relist after 30 days even if I select GTC or it will just roll over?

What should be the ration of mixing with online auction? Is it a good idea to list niche product as auction?

I think it makes sense to fill up the store as much possible and mix up with online auction

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18 Feb 08 03:48:39 pm
can anyone please tell me how to relist automatically a item once its sold

what is the differnce between teh fee charged by ebay adn paypal when you sell 1 item using normal auctions

and when you sell same product in multiple .

thanks,
mm


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18 Feb 08 04:07:19 pm
which one would be good to sell on ebay.


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18 Feb 08 06:07:43 pm
to relist just click the drop down box to the right of you unsold items, then select relist - then follow the instructions on the screen.

I always sold multiple items, its cheaper I think!

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6 Mar 08 03:47:45 am
Is there a fee when you list your product under your store

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