Additional aids, sites, and software for selling on eBay.
A. EBay express
EBAY TAKES ALL BUY IT NOW ITEMS AND MAKES AN ONLINE STORE OF THESE. ITEMS MUST BE LOCATED IN US
GOOD IF SELLING ITEMS ON YOUR OWN WEBSITE AND WANT THOSE ITEMS TO SHOW UP IN EBAY SEARCH RESULTS
IS AN OPTION CHOSEN WHEN YOU LIST AN ITEM
AMAZON OFFERS FULFILLMENT I.E. YOU SHIP THEM ITEMS. THEY STORE AND PACK/SHIP AND PEOPLE GET IT FROM ITEMS. For example, you buy from China and ship to Amazon and sell on eBay. Good for if have hot selling item that you know could sell lots and better if get china and cut out drop shipper rather find own supplier in China or elsewhere. Find via alibaba.com.
FOR EXAMPLE, PURELAND Co. FOR SLEEPING BAGS AND OTHER CAMPING EQUIPMENT
TURBOLISTER: FREE, FULLY SUPPORTED BY EBAY, I.E. IF SELLING SLEEPING BAG EVERY WEEK, IT DOES ALL THE SETUP AUTOMATICALLY ( so don’t need manually enter description, pictures, terms, and other listing details) IF PLAN TO RESELL AN ITEM REGULARLY START RIGHT AWAY USING TURBOLISTER
WILL AUTOMATICALLY INSERT THEIR LOGO INTO YOUR AUCTION IF YOU ASK THEM – IS GOOD GET AUTOMATIC LOGO INSERTION, SET IT UP IN MY ACCOUNT
Request a PayPal Dr. card.
If you don’t have someone in the US to whom PayPal can mail the PayPal debit card, use http://www.mustop.com/ . They’ll take delivery of anything and send it to you in wherever you are abroad, or use http://www.2checkout.com/.
G. How to calculate shipping costs for Israel
Go to Israel postal website for costs on shipping abroad: http://www.israelpost.co.il/
Can get the site in English
free auction tools for eBay sellers for tracking and managing bids, free eBay store fronts, etc.
Figure 1: Auctiva homepage summarizes free tools
An online warranty provider, online merchant verification and dispute resolution. Good for high priced items, they provide arbitration of disputes.
Figure 2: SquareTrade Homepage and Merchant Solutions pages
Auction Sniper and Bid Sniper are automated bidding software that will place bids at last moments of auction up to a limit you set, so you don’t have to watch auctions yourself, and won’t pay more than needed.
Terapeak: Built into eBay. Free. See http://www.terapeak.com/ .
Figure 3: Terapeak Homepage Summarizes Its Features
Vendio see http://www.vendio.com/ . Has risk free trial, so I assume is not free.
Figure 4: Vendio Homepage Summarizes Its Features
AVOID EBAY’S ADVERTISEMENTS. BETTER:
FOR EXAMPLE IF WRITE GUIDE, TAKE SOME IF IT AND PUT OUT FOR FREE ON EBAY FOR REVIEWS AND GUIDES. FOR EXAMPLE: SELLER OF GUIDE TO SELLING TKTS TO EVENTS ON EBAY WROTE FREE “TEASER” GUIDE OFFERING SOME TIDBITS IN ORDER TO GET YOU CURIOUS ENOUGH TO BUY THE BOOK
· EMAIL CAMPAIGN (MORE ON THAT LATER)
· USE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES LIKE http://www.stumbleupon.com/, facebook, youtube, etc.(MORE ON THESE LATER). SOCIAL MEDIA GOOD IF HAVE ESTABLISHED BUSINESS.
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