Many of you may have been thinking: how to get more sales on top of the current eBay business?Probably you’re tired of the unfair and complicated rules in eBay. Probably you find too many price wars under the severe competition in eBay. Probably you find your profit has been eaten up too much by the eBay fees. Or probably you just want to diversify your sales strategies without relying on one single channel too much.No matter what you think, getting more sales channels can never be wrong even you may have done very well in eBay.Other Online MarketplacesThere are many other online marketplaces doing what eBay is doing. Only they can never beat eBay. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t make some extra income from them? One example is iOffer. Of course, they are not that popular as eBay for both sellers and buyers. But you can still do some sales there. And one advantage for eBay sellers is that they have a feature called “Mr. Grabber”. With this feature, they can duplicate your items from eBay, so you don’t have to go thru the painful process, posting your items one by one. Also, it can grab your feedback number from eBay, so you don’t have to start from zero, building up your credibility again.One last thing: it’s free to post in iOffer. They only charge you transaction fee when you get sales. So what’s the harm to sell in one more place if it’s totally risk free? For myself, the sales performance is around 1 to 10, i.e. the sales I’m making in eBay is about 10 times of that I do in iOffer. Not bad to get an extra 10% income with no risk, right?Own Shopping SiteEvery one knows it’s always good to make sales in your own site: no posting fee, no final value fee, no worries about the frustrating rules and limitations in eBay, etc.But the problem is: how to bring in traffic? This is always one of the most difficult challenges for online sales. This is why eBay can get eat up so much of your profit while they’re one of the most busiest sites in the world.Yet setting up your own shopping site is still something you should consider. By just making 1 or 2 sales per month, you may have the enough funds to maintain your site. Therefore, it’s still an almost-free-risk strategy that you don’t have to worry trying.Then how to bring in traffic to your site? Internet Marketing or SEO is not the topics to discuss here. But you may think about how to make use of the eBay traffic and encourange your eBay visitors to buy in your site. Take a look at this eBay seller:http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=etimehunterDo you see how he drives traffic to his own site (About Me page is the only place you can advertise your own site in eBay)? By clicking on the link on this About Me page, visitors are brought to the shopping site:http://www.wowgiftmart.com/Although not all customers will be encouraged to buy finally, it’s still a chance to make extra sales, isn’t it?
I am a Silver Level Power Seller on eBay and have been selling since 2006. Since that time, I have sold over 20,000 items as an individual to buyers all over the world. During my eBay journey, I have gained expertise on what products to sell, where to find them, and how to successfully market items to make a profit on eBay. Selling on eBay is more than a hobby for me, it is a passion and full-time job.
For people who are interested to find out what items I sell for my success, you may take a look at 2 of my sources:
A reliable drop shipper: Giftamax.
Unique and personalized gift items: Wow Gift Mart.
I have created a self-sustainable eBay business now. I do not need to develop it further and therefore, I am more than happy to spend my time sharing my success and experience with anyone who is eager to join this industry.