PAGE 1: Introduction to Selling on eBay & Fees

PAGE 2: The Planning Stage & What to Sell

PAGE 3: Research, Prepare & Where to Find Products

PAGE 4: Start Small and Grow Big

PAGE 5: Important Links and Starting Information

I have had many people here at WA and some outside who have asked me about selling and making money on eBay. I have been planning to do this training for several months now but was debating on whether it should be one long tutorial or break it up into two or three parts.

As you can see from the title of this tutorial, it will be at least two parts. There is just way too much I want to share from my 15+ years of selling on eBay. To fit it all into one tutorial is just not a viable option because there are too many selling options available to you.

CAN EBAY BE A FULL-TIME BUSINESS?

The simple answer to that question is yes, but only if you sell a lot of items every week, mainly few items every day. When you get to the early stages of this mass selling you will be known as a PowerSeller. There are a few stages of PowerSellers, all tied to how much you list and make per month.

In order to become a PowerSeller you must consistently sell at a specific level for a full 12 months straight and then maintain or sell more than the minimum requirement. Just like with any kind of online business it will take time and hard work to achieve your financial goals.

When beginning your selling on eBay you must first realize that your profits are going to be small and in some cases nonexistent in the beginning. This is because in order to sell on eBay, you have to pay them. Then in order to get your money you have to pay PayPal.

The minimum you will pay eBay to list an item is 30 cents. When an item is sold, eBay will take 10 percent of the total. Example: If you sold something for $90 + $10 shipping, the total the customer pays you is $100. eBay will then take $10, which is 10 percent of $100.

Now PayPal will take a minimum of 2.9 percent + $0.30 or $3.20 ($2.90 + $0.30). So after all of the fees are taken and shipping is paid for you will get $76.50. The breakdown is below.

Sold Price =========== $90.00

Shipping ============ $10.00

Total Received ======= $100.00 (Minus the Following)

SHIPPING

Cost for Shipping ---------- $10.00

FEES

eBay Listing Fee ----------- $0.30

eBay Final Value Fee ----- $10.00

PayPal Payment Fee ----- $2.90

PayPal Transaction Fee - $0.30

BALANCE DUE YOU == $76.50

NEXT UP = Planning what and how you will sell on eBay

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IKAWRA Premium
Great information Robert, I wish Ebay, would give you extra fee for bringing in the business to them such like this. Sorry, I just speaking with my own mind. - Lulu
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Lulu.
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IKAWRA Premium
Hi! Thank you Robert, you really the man for Ebay - line to do business. In my case, I want to buy from wholesaler of Ebay for my business(beads for jewelry making and other components) at wholesale at the same time I can earn from them (even small), better than flying to Indonesia and Cambodia that cost lots of travel expenses. Then, I do costume jewelries and sale in retail back to Ebay which is big money back for me. My designs, are authentic, legendary, tribal customs and traditional, this designs are only in Palau you can buy. and i will bring it out to online very soon, as far as most of our shop customers encouraging me to put it online. Right now, I just only ordering small stuffs due to small demand on our handicraft shop(local business), and just only sending through Postal Mail, coz' FEDex, and DHL are very expensive. So once, I bring out the business online, surely I need to order from wholesalers. This is what mom always ask question to me, Are you ready?, my answer: BIG YES! My training with WA plus the community are Big extra help to me now. Once I make it, I owe you big time Robert plus WA. God Bless - Lulu
Oh, am waiting for your next lesson. thanks
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boomergp08 Premium
I am a lifetime member of WBI and I have access to close to 1,000 certified wholesalers. All of these wholesalers will sell directly to new marketers if the are members of WBI.

This is good for members because most wholesalers will not sell unless you can prove to them that you are a legit company. WBI members do not have to worry about this.

You will be able to buy in small and large bulk, have access to liquidation and closeout merchandise, and have the option for these wholesalers to give you free drop shipping.

I did a review of WBI on my website and provide a link for you to check out their website. I have also included a video about all of the services WBI has to offer. Take a look at that too.

I use WBI for finding certified wholesalers for both doing free drop shipping on eBay and for wholesalers I buy in bulk. Some of my smaller items I buy wholesale, stock myself, and resale on eBay.

https://legitimatejobfromhome.com/free-drop-shipping-wholesale-suppliers-make-money-on-ebay/
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AshokG Premium
Interesting...
Can one buy wholesale from Alibaba.com and sell on eBay or Amazon?
If yes, what are the most recommended items which sell easily?
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boomergp08 Premium
I do not know enough about Alibaba to answer that effectively. You would have to research that on your own. Just remember, every supplier that requires you to pay them to drop ship is scamming you.
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basemfodah96 Premium
Hey Robert,
I'm still on the first page but before reading the rest I have a question, is this a lesson about making money on eBay as a dropshipper or owning your own products and selling it on eBay?
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Rbobejr1960 Premium
It looks like a mix of ways to find items to sell,
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boomergp08 Premium
This is a 3-part training series covering all of the different ways to sell on eBay and make money doing so.

I do cover owning your own products, sourcing products from others, doing drop shipping, using real wholesale suppliers, and how to avoid getting ripped off by fake drop shippers and Craigslist scammers.
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sovani Premium
Hey Robert, and how about selling stuff through my affiliate website in ebay instead of amazon?
Would that be a good idea?
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boomergp08 Premium
If you mean through the eBay affiliate program, yes, that is another good option if you would like.
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sovani Premium
thank you , Robert! :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome
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GiuliaB Premium
Very good training Robert, which gave me a deeper insight in the whole eBay selling experience, and with excellent tips to make eBay a sustainable selling resource. Thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. If you have no problems putting in the time and effort and you can source products to sell, eBay can provide for some nice extra income.
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Dear Robert, Thank you for your explanation and advice, well, my question here is could I do that when I live in Bahrain?, since the shipping to eBay and Amazon or any other global eCommerce is a bit expensive!!, Which other technique do you prefer for Bahrain residance members? Thanks a lot in advance.
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boomergp08 Premium
Unfortunately shipping costs to countries outside from North America can be high. But if you are doing drop shipping and working with companies that are in or near the countries you are shipping to, the shipping costs will be cheaper.

You would have to do some research and find global wholesale drop shippers. Then you would have to see which one offers a better deal with shipping costs. Or you can only select to drop ship within the United States and Canada. You do not have to live in the same country you drop ship in.
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I have a personal ebay account, but I would like to upgrade to a store. I currently have over 600 items right now, but they are all different. Can I "bulk" load them even though they are dfferenmt or do I have to upload them 1 at a time?
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boomergp08 Premium
Though I personally never saw a benefit to upgrading to a store because it is more costly than cost effective and showed no proof of better sales, I believe you would not be able to bulk load the items.
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Fashionholic Premium
Paypal does nt support here . what is other option?
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boomergp08 Premium
eBay would be able to tell you of the other payment options they accept for areas of the world that do not support PayPal.
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Fashionholic Premium
Does ebay charge for single product upload for sale ? If one's account is personal?
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes they do.
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Susieq57 Premium
Hi,
Something from my experience selling EBAY. I stay away from very heavy items, because people are too cheap to pay for postage. Also, I go on Ebay to look up an item first before I set a price to see if I can beat their price.
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boomergp08 Premium
I never ship anything real heavy unless it is small enough to fit inside a USPS Medium or Large Flat Rate box, because yes, people are cheap and want free shipping.
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Susieq57 Premium
I can't wait to read part 3. thank you
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. - I still have to write it.
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msh2501 Premium
Robert, this is a very thorough training about selling in eBay. thank you for your explanation and advice. Regards, Martha
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Martha. Happy you liked it.
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dembler Premium
I finally had time to do this training. Awesome and easy to understand as always, thank you. It still bothers me that my state is banned from their affiliate program ... but they are a internet giant to be respected.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. Happy you liked it. But at least you could still partake in the other selling aspect of eBay other than their affiliate program.
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philaccardo Premium
Hey, Sir, I can't believe that you call a good business to go around all over visiting thrift stores, junk yards, garage sales to find some used up goods and then you inventory, prepare, package it yourself to ship it to Ebay for sale. It sound like an extremely laborious, tedious, slow way to make money.
Best.
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gmegs Premium
You'd be surprised how profitable it can be Phil. I have/had been making decent money doing exactly that for quite some time.

You have to know what to look for to sell, so do research.
... and, there's a collector for almost everything - you'd be amazed.

I also used Terapeak (research tool) which helped.
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boomergp08 Premium
Its not as tedious as it sounds and you don't have to go to all of those places just to find stuff to sell. Doing research, like in any business, helps.

I made enough selling to pay my car payment and more each month. Sometimes you can find some valuable stuff at garage sales. In my part 3 training I will tell how I made a $24 profit on a $2 investment plus other great collectible finds.
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boomergp08 Premium
Not that a big fan of Terapeak. Maybe if it were free. LOL
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philaccardo Premium
OK, Sir. Waiting for 3 now.
Pls. tell me:
How do you advertise your products on Ebay?
Do you prefer EB to Amazon?
Do you do the same with Amazon?
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gmegs Premium
I picked Terapeak up back in the day when it was $9.95/mo.
... I let it go some time ago, but did really love it - it's more expensive now. When I have the time to get back to Ebay I might pick it up again; but you are correct Robert about researching items on your own.
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boomergp08 Premium
$9.95/mo is not bad, but now? Call me cheap! lol
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gmegs Premium
Hahahaha!
... I think we're actually two of a kind. I didn't want to continue to pay the $9.95 while I have to be away from Ebay, so I cancelled my "grandfathered" price.
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boomergp08 Premium
Birds of a feather... :)
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JesseLaird Premium
Very good training, see someone has been trying to get new to join INFINii, similar to DS domination I believe, and everything iv years about it is good, but I have not made any purchases yet
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boomergp08 Premium
I do not understand why people waste their time and money on supposed drop shipping/network marketing scams like the DSD or INFINii programs, when they can do it themselves for a lot less money? Drop shipping is not a hard concept to grasp.

But thank you for mentioning INFINii. It will be a pleasue to pick apart another waste of money program created by the same losers of DS Domination. My advice to you, get out now while you still have money.
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JesseLaird Premium
Thank you for this post and comment, the only thing I find interesting is there supposedly app that you can scan a product at a store and see if it is profitable.. but Im going to try drop shipping on my own, hopefully be following your trainings and do it properly. So is it profitable?
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JesseLaird Premium
Another thing I have read about is eBay/ pay pal have this thing where they hold your money for your first 90 days with ash active account, making everything will be out of pocket until that 90 days is up, do you know if this is true?
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boomergp08 Premium
Drop shipping is not something that a beginner should be doing in the first place. This is why people fail at it. Only do drop shipping AFTER you have established youself as a seller, which means you buying the product and doing the shipping yourself.
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boomergp08 Premium
I believe it is only 21 days.
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JesseLaird Premium
So your saying it would be best to buy something then sell and soup? And oh really? That's not so bad then
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boomergp08 Premium
Like I said in this training & in Part 2, it is always best to buy used items for as low a price as possible that you know will sell, and then resell it at a slightly higher price. Drop shipping should never be done until you have established yourself as a seller. This could take a year to happen for some people.
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bjdluna Premium
hi Robert,
Thank you so much for doing this! I know you said you were going to but somehow I missed this first one but found it when I was starting to look at the 2nd training. This is very helpful and very thorough! If you have any experience using Terapeak to find good things to sell I would really like to see that too. I stopped for awhile because I made the mistake of using Walmart as a "dropshipper" and that is really nowhere. I would like to try again but with a real dropshipper that has good wholesale products but I also want to find products that are really selling well before I start it back up.
Thanks again for making this training it's really Great!
Barbara
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks for asking about Terapeak. Though I am not a fan of Terapeak because you can do just as good a job without it, I will mention it briefly in my next training.

Never do drop shipping with a retailer like WalMart or Amazon. That is just not the way to do it and make any profit. It has to be done with a wholesaler like I explain in my part 2 training.
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johnwnewman Premium
Great training Robert! :-)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks John. Working on part 2 today.
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The-Fran Premium
Robert, I have one more question. Will you be covering how you tie in Ebay selling with your WA site(s) in one of the next parts of this training? I would love that.
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boomergp08 Premium
I am not sure what you mean by tie it in selling on eBay with a WA site. What exactly do you mean?
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The-Fran Premium
For example, how (if) you promote your ebay from within your WA niche sites or from the email list built from a niche site.
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boomergp08 Premium
Oh I think I know what you mean. Probably like what I have already done on my WA site, giving people advice about how to sell on eBay? My WA website is about helping people make money online even if it is not with WA. So doing a blog or two on eBay is mainly a no-brainer.
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The-Fran Premium
I was wondering more along the lines of if you use niche site that is along the same lines as your ebay product niche; where you promote a specific range of your ebay products either from reviews or sidebar ads, or to the email list for the niche site.
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boomergp08 Premium
I don't think that would work out so well because most eBay listings last only 7 days, which means you would have to update your website page every 7 days. Too much work.

Even if you were to keep relisting it on eBay every 7 days you would have to keep changing the links to the eBay post too, because they change with every relist.
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The-Fran Premium
Ah, thanks, Robert. That explains it. I had wondered about a plugin; but I guess you would be using one if it made sense. Appreciate your response.
:D
--Fran
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Fran.
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rudog Premium
Hi Fran,
I am doing what you were asking about and I have to agree with Robert. I have to check the link frequently, because if the item is sold earlier than expected, the link is 'dead'. It's a bunch of extra work. I am working on finding a different way to get my visitors to go to ebay and then look up the item.
Rudi
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The-Fran Premium
Hey, Rudi. I appreciate your confirmation of Robert's experience. I'm really shocked that there are not more ebay plugins out there that do remote checking. I just scouted out Auction Nudge and Ebay Auction Scroller over on wordpress org. Both are for an ebay seller's own listings (and not meant for affiliates). Auction Nudge updates your own listings every 12 minutes. That's the kind of "tie-in" I was wondering about.

Naturally the reason to put it in the blog is to get people over to one's own ebay pages; and additionally to let blog site visitors see the type of items you sell. It seems like someone would understand, if they happened to click over and were 12 minutes late, especially if there was a disclaimer above the listing about the delay. Wondering if you or Robert have tried either of these two plugins.

Thanks Rudi, thanks Robert, for all of your insight. It's really helpful.

--Fran
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boomergp08 Premium
It is very easy to get people to your eBay account to see what you have for sale and NO plugin is needed. Just provide your readers with the link to your eBay profile page. From that screen people will get a preview of 5 items you are selling and a link to view all of what you are selling. Simple and easy to do.
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rudog Premium
I see what Robert is saying if you sell your own products. But in my case, I was just linking to an item that I mention in the blog, not one that I sell. I looked at plugins but they only had like 5 installs. Did not want to bother with that one.
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boomergp08 Premium
If you are trying to link to someone else's product that is even more problematic than what Fran wants to do. If you are looking to link to a particular kind of product you could just provide the link to the general search page.

Example, if I did a search for Toro Gas Mower, that will give me a list of all currently selling Toro Gas Mowers on eBay. I then copy that url to use in my blog. This way when anyone clicks that link they will see the most current inventory of mowers on eBay.
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rudog Premium
Exactly Robert, that is the best solution. I have implemented that method now using ebay 'Link Type: Search Result'
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boomergp08 Premium
Awesome!
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SamiWilliams Premium
Lots of information here Robert!
Thanks for answering the questions I had.
Sami
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Sami. Glad I could help.
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gmegs Premium
Hey Robert!
Great training - I like WorldWide Brands as well.
I more or less have stuck with antiques & collectibles though. Will try new products again (in time) - have my hands full at the moment.
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boomergp08 Premium
WorldWide Brands is good in terms of making it easier to find legitimate wholesalers but their lifetime membership price is not so user friendly, especially if all you want to do is establish a wholesale working relationship with a couple of companies.

Because I don't mind doing some research to find true wholesalers I have mainly used Wholesale Central because their directory is free. But you do have to do your due diligence in finding real wholesalers.

SaleHoo is a directory that specializes in people who sell on eBay and they have a yearly price of only $67, and a year is more than enough time to establish a wholesale relationship. Though I haven't used them I have heard good things about them.
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gmegs Premium
I was lucky and purchased WWB probably 10 or so years ago. I can see that they have increased (of course they would) over the years.
That is a pretty hefty price at $299 lifetime.

I've heard good things about SaleHoo to but have not tried.
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boomergp08 Premium
Wow! So you joined when they were in their early days and their price was much cheaper. I got your PM and I will let you know on that.
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gmegs Premium
ok
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Susieq57 Premium
I am with Salehoo, and they are fantastic!
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The-Fran Premium
I'm so happy to get this information from you, a 15+ year veteran. Training on ebay selling is usually very expensive, with strings attached. Thank you, Robert.
--Fran
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Fran. I have seen many people selling training courses and memberships for eBay training, but learning to sell on eBay is not as hard as people make it out to be.

Obviously everything that is new can seem hard because it is an unknown, but once you do something 3 or 4 times it becomes easier. The process of posting things on eBay is very repetitive so it isn't hard to understand.

Only the sourcing of products and selling for others could be a bit difficult at times, I will explain in my next training. But for the most part, the selling process on eBay is pretty simple. But like I said in the training, becoming a buyer first really helps.
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The-Fran Premium
Well, I'm going to follow your training closely, Robert. Thanks so much!

You saying, on page 2, that working with a wholesaler is preferred over working with a drop-shipper, in particular, right? I think I missed where you explained why.
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boomergp08 Premium
I didn't explain why, I hinted that it might be a better option and I would explain why in the next training. But when starting out you should avoid both drop shipping and wholesalers until you are more comfortable with the selling process. Always start by selling items around the house and found at garage sales and thrift stores.
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The-Fran Premium
Alright. :) Thanks.
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MistiC1976 Premium
i enjoyed this training, I am also a seller on ebay.
Thanks for the advice, I can always use it. I am doing pretty good so far, I've just been trying to find some good wholesalers.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Did you try the second link at the top of the last page of this tutorial? That goes to a wholesaler resource on Google that lists over 1000 different wholesalers.
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RoopeshG Premium
Hi Rob
Just added you as one of my fav sellers on eBay. How often do you decide whether an item should auctioned off or a complete "buy it" one?
Thank You
Regards
Roops
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boomergp08 Premium
Cool! What is your eBay user ID?

Normally my own personal items I will set as an auction with a Buy it Now option, unless I want a specific price for it, because I do not like doing "Reserve" priced listings.

With the exceptions of the DVDs I am auctioning off and the two AT&T products, all of the Sports Memorabilia I am selling for a local collector. Also the Damascus Steel Knives and Daggers I am selling for a company that hand makes them.

With both of these product suppliers, who I actually found on Craigslist (more on this in part 2), it is they who tell me what price to set and whether it should be Auction or Buy it Now.
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RoopeshG Premium
Thanks for that.Really appreciate it.My id is buyerfanatix.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.

OK, I thought that was you but I wasn't sure because I have many followers.
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LLiu Premium
Hi booomer, Yes enjoyed your training and I too have sold on eBay!
Everything you have said is so very true. Having a store is not necessary at all...waste of money.
Look forward to your next training!
Thank you, :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Linda. I remember when eBay first came out with the whole "store" feature and it just didn't seem like a big advantage, especially since they charge a monthly price whether you sell or not. I just chalk it up to yet another way they try to make money off of their sellers.

I hope to have part 2 of the training done in a week or two.
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LLiu Premium
boomer that is so very true!!
I look forward to part 2
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viyee Premium
Thank you very much. Great training, your hard word and all the information. Thank you again.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Creating it was my pleasure.
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AK16 Premium
Thanks again for great info in easy to read format!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I strive for tutorials that are easy to read.
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wrs Premium
Robert, Great training as usual. Thanks!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Bill. Glad you liked it and stay tuned for Part 2.
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dianeburket Premium
Great info! I look forward to part 2. Thanks!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Diane.
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rayh1051 Premium
Hi Boomergp08,

Nice training - I have been an Ebay Powerseller for many years and agree with all the points you made.

I have had the most success in finding a specific category of products and then focusing on that category exclusively. This allows you to develop in-depth knowledge about hot sellers and pricing. In the end, it allows you to sell more and make better margins.

Ray
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boomergp08 Premium
I agree Ray. When you can pin down that specific niche of an item or items and run with just them it can be pretty nice profit-wise. My thing has been baseball cards and sports collectibles.

Though I have found other products that seemed probable, finding a steady source can be problematic. As of right now I am starting a new item, Damascus Steel Knives and Daggers which are big with knife collectors.

Though I have a reliable source of high quality knives, it is a bit of a saturated market with many cheaper lower quality items, and people tend to buy cheaper and take the risk that the knife they buy will be satisfactory.
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LyndiM Premium
Wow we, I had no idea about eBay. It sounds interesting. Thanks!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Lyndi. It is rare to find someone not having any idea of what eBay is about. :)
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RonAlderman Premium
Thanks so much for the training and I look forward to the next installment(s). I have had an account for years and sold an item here and there. I have been considering this but did not really know how to go about getting items to sell on a regular basis.

I saw the store option as well and could not really see and advantage in it and your description helped me to understand it much better.

You also gave me other great ideas for moving forward and organizing how I will proceed.

Thanks again!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Ron. The store option is really not a benefit because people are going to click on your link based on what you say, the picture, and your price. The majority could care less if you are a store or not. All it does is maybe make you listing stand out a little bit more but for the price you pay eBay it is a bad ROI.
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JulietAA Premium
I have had eBay accounts for many years, I might start using them now. Thanks for this training
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am glad I could help.
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Hi Robert, great training, bookmarked. Have had an ebay account, both for buying and selling, for quite a number of years but have rarely used it. I might now just give it another go, thanks for sharing.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Brian. Just remember to plan ahead by doing research into what you will sell, where you will get it and/or how you will sell it, either direct or by drop shipping. I suggest direct at first when starting up.
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paulgoodwin Premium
Great training my friend and yes eBay is great and I have been using it for over eight years and sales have been over 50k so it works but now want my site to do the same !!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you and I agree with you 100 percent on that Paul. If I could get both to make equal amounts, I would be a happy man.
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paulgoodwin Premium
really but will keep trying
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TW2016 Premium
One question though since this related to eBay. Can a person outside of US start a US eBay account to sell in the US market? Id so, what is the process involved? Please advise.
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm in Australia and I can't sell on eBay US. eBay wants a US street address and a US phone number to verify that you are in US. The items you sell can be shipped from a different country. Yeah I tried but I couldn't get an eBay US selling account. I can only have an eBay Australia account for selling.
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boomergp08 Premium
You don't need a U.S. sellers account to sell in the U.S. You can sell internationally in any country you like. But as far as getting a U.S. sellers account, no, your account has to be where you are residing.
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TW2016 Premium
Thanks for the response to the issue raised boomergp08 and MarionBlack. I thought so eBay was restrictive in that sense unlike Amazon. never mind, in that case I will develop the eBay platform selling in Australia since I'm residing there too.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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TW2016 Premium
This is an excellent topic on how to start an eBay business highlighting the pitfalls and not to fall for marketing gimmicks, the cost structure, eBay selling plan, where to source for product, etc.

Just only for Part 1, it is already a highly informative quality information, I can expect more gems in parts 2 and 3 to come. What I love most about this case study is that boomergp08 is sharing his personal experience on eBay that we can associate and learn.

Whether you are a first time or struggling to succeed or even have failed on several occasions in the past, let this be a reviving opportunity to restart again and pick up those important points we have missed out. This could be the turning point in your life. Start as apart time and slowly gain momentum as you pick up and eventually may turn it into a full time job.

This is a very detailed concise training that I highly recommend we should not miss this one out since this is another internet business model platform besides dealing with affiliate marketing internet model.

As for myself, I've tried eBay in the past, but not succeeded and given up this model. No that this is an informative training and understanding where my shortcomings are, I'm going to give it another try to revive the eBay model. I'll do it once my WA site is up and running. Meanwhile, I will keep reading and understanding the training material to the stage that it sinks down into my memory and very conversant with it.

Congrats boomergp08, this is ne top quality training material on eBay, looking forward and excited to see the remaining parts of the training too ;)
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boomergp08 Premium
Wow! Thanks for the glowing endorsement and kind words. I am happy you enjoyed my training tutorial.
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ebufi Premium
I am glad that you are making it on ebay. I am new selling on ebay, I have been a costumer for a while and I decided to sell something. I made the mistake of offering free shipping and the sell went faster than expected but when I went to the post office they charged the price of the item and with the fees of ebay and paypal I am in the negative balance. I wanted to see if some things around the house that are almost new and I do not use could sell. But you are right, I have to do my research to see what things sell. Thank you Robert, great training.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you! Seeing that you are just starting out, you never want to offer Free Shipping unless you can cover the cost. Like I said in the training, free shipping only applies to the buyer. The seller will always have to pay for shipping if the buyer does not.

When you do decide to sell your items around the house, make sure you fully describe them, pointing out if they are damaged in any way and make sure to post at least 2 or more pictures. The more you can show and truthfully describe, the better it will be.
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rocky2 Premium
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just joined ebay and I am at a total loss as what to do. I really needed this training.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome! I hope it helps you to better understand. Selling on eBay does require some experimenting to see what is what. But like I said in the training, becoming a buyer first will help you to better understand eBay before you become a seller.
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Dinh Premium
Great training on how to sell on ebay. Looking forward to the next part. :)
Someone was warning me of DS Dominiation and I'm glad you mentioned it.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. I'm happy you liked it. I mentioned DS Domination because what they advocate is not real drop shipping and does not turn a real profit like drop shipping with a wholesalers does.

Because of DSD there are some online claiming that Drop Shipping doesn't work, when in actuality it does work. Only the DSD version doesn't work too well.
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carolb0701 Premium
Brilliant info (as usual!). Thank you. I'm looking forward to the next installment :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and thank you. I hope to have Part 2 available in another week.
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RobertCO Premium
This is awesome, thank you!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. It was my pleasure in putting this together for the community.
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subra Premium
Thanks for Part 1 (How to Sell & Make Money on eBay Part 1).
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I hope it was informative enough.
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tomtitty006 Premium
I must tune into this next one,I do sell on Ebay but just the items I have.
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boomergp08 Premium
You should look into some of the wholesalers and drop shippers located at the 2nd link on the last page. It could give you an idea of what kind of other items are available, until I get the other training together.
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katzee Premium
I am very interested, too, Robert. I was contemplating finding items to sell at a market stall, but getting out there at 4 am in winter to secure a site and then compete with all the other sellers does not really appeal. Also, we had a bricks and mortar store, and it was always a real challenge to make a profit after the lease rent, wages, insurance and all the other overheads. It was only when we paid more attention to how, what and where we bought our stock that we increased our bottom line - that was our best bet - the same would apply to ebay, I imagine. I am keen to give it a try. Another great training course!
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tomtitty006 Premium
Thank you so much.
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boomergp08 Premium
It is always important to get your products from a source with the cheapest prices and for new items that is either a wholesaler or a manufacturer of goods. Buying products from places that sell close to retail prices is not a smart option.

This is why I made mention of DS Domination. They tell their members to copy Amazon's and other online retailers info, paste it in eBay, set a higher price, then when sold, purchase it from Amazon, have Amazon ship it to your customer and you pocket the difference.

But what they don't tell you is that you still have to subtract eBay and PayPal fees along with the monthly fee they are charging you. It is very important to buy new products at wholesale prices or as cheap as possible if you want to make a profit.
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Susieq57 Premium
Thank you. Tried DS Domination, couple of years ago, did not work! A part of their training dictates only free shipping, which on Amazon, is over 35.00. So you are taking maybe a $50 item, putting it up for sale on EBAY, free shipping, yet no one buys because there are 15 people selling that same item cheaper.
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boomergp08 Premium
That is one of the reasons why DSD doesn't work well. Finding products on Amazon does not provide enough of a profit margin because you are not purchasing at wholesale costs.
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