Need advice to generate more sales

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quinnline24
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10 Jul 14 04:16:01 pm
I am just starting out to dropship. I have found a couple suppliers and I have had a few products online for a couple months. I'm getting discouraged because not one thing has sold. At first, just to get the hang of listing, I listed personal items and they all sold fast. None of the items listed to dropship have. I'm getting a little discouraged. Any advice?

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raiderjake
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10 Jul 14 08:22:27 pm
Are the prices close to your competition's prices?

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fudjj
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10 Jul 14 09:21:42 pm
Hi Heather and welcome to the forum

It really could be any number of things affecting sales. For example, Jacob's question about competitive pricing is an important one. You have to know your competition inside out and be able to compete effectively.

If you can send a link to your items I'll take a look and see if I can make some suggestions for you.

Cheers


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rachel_ramos
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11 Jul 14 03:22:46 am
Hello Heather,

While Marc takes a look into your site and products, here are a few things you may want to look into, as well.

Simple things may affect how your products are driving sales and traffic. Example would be the photos and description of your products. The more pictures, the more you can generate sales. Of course, the pictures need to be attractive and properly arranged with a detailed description. Customers like to read about products, too.

It's true that how they are priced compared to the actual ranges in the market affect sales. If they are a bit higher, then perhaps you can try offering shipping discounts and the like.

These may just be simple stuff to ponder on, but pretty true when you think about it.

What products have you sold out of your household items? You may want to rethink your niche if that would be the case.

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quinnline24
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11 Jul 14 03:41:24 am
I'm right in line with the competitors. I chose the price that the same item sold for. I,ve had a "coach" who seems to think my listings are ok. I have about 25 listings of various products. I don't really have a niche yet. Something that makes it hard to find things to sell is I have to price my item to cover the cost and shipping (I have free shipping), which I have to allow about $20 for shipping and then add on what profit I can try to make. So if I buy something from a supplier for $30, I have to add about $20 on to cover shipping and then add a little for profit. My ebay I'd is Quinnline2424

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14 Jul 14 12:41:48 am
Drop a link to one of your listings, I'll take a look for you.


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