This video is dedicated to all you cynics of ebay – yes ebay can be better than amazon – if you think SMART!
Hope this makes sense
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Now I know Cassini ebay search has been with us for a while, but nevertheless thought to create a visual view of how you can raise your ebay listings just by applying a few of the suggested techniques.
Hope it helps – Gareth.
Postage can be a PAIN and can seriously eat into your margin, effect your feedback and generally upset your customers if it is done WRONG.
So if there are any ways to improve this process it is worth checking out.
Hence to pointer here:
Here ebay are trying to help us out here with various options on easing up the Postal drag.
Worth a read!
Hope it helps – Gareth.
22nd May 2014: it’s not been a good day for ebay.
Shares down, mainly due to the recent news of their security breach.
Advice: Change your ebay passwords now.
Remember: ebay is still a fantastic site to build your online business, so don’t let anyone compromise that fact for you.
Check out the news article here:
Ever wondered how to sell some of your old stuff – without having to slash your prices?
Well ebay is a great place to start, but there is a BUT!
You’re old stuff may still not sell. What can you do?
1) Slash your prices:
Pros: You get rid of your old stuff (possibly);
Cons: You lose margin and may even sell at a loss.
2) Add new stuff with cross-linking:
It’s this approach that you should consider.
ebay LOVES having new items posted in your shop. It pays attention to your activity.
What this means is that your new items will feature more prominently in searches (buy-it-nows).
So why not add the cross-linking to some of your older stock in the new listings?
Here’s an example:
New listing here – notice that two of the jerseys in the cross-linking box are now sold (at last).
This is a simple way to help sell older items without reducing your prices. Try it!
ebay is great for selling stuff, but even better for marketing your online business in general.
Why is this so?
The answer is simple.
Firstly, YOU’RE able to retain the email address of every customer that you sell to; and
Second, build that all important LIST through PayPal and Aweber.
This is one of the main reasons why I love ebay. Amazon is cool and even having your own web-site, but as yet I have not managed to attract 55 – 60 million visitors to my own site like ebay.
When you get your head around this fact, hopefully lights will illuminate.
It’s not just about the making the SALE!
I bang on about this very important point in both the
Here’s what to do with ebay.
In preparation for the launch of the
LIST Money Generator and Stealth Money Generator,
I am running an exercise to prove that
VIDEO MARKETING can have a dramatic impact to YOUR business.
The results will be recorded in both the next Money Generator series’ programs.
So here’s one of the exercises explained:
1) I have an ebay shop;
2) There are around 300 items in the shop at any one time;
3) The average number of views I receive for each individual item is around 120 – some attract 1000’s due to cross-linking; but let’s take the average of 120.
4) I want people to view my Youtube Channel and find out more about the
Money Generator series so I can raise the
I place a video in each of my listings:
Wow: now think of the numbers!
300 listings * 120 views = potentially 36000 views for one video.
NB: This exercise will run for a couple of months.
Now if you click on the image below you can see how an ebay listing can be so much more interesting — just by adding a video.
|Check out the video below:||Now.see.the.video.in.the.listing|
ebay wish to introduce some changes (again). That’s fine. The drive is to improve the buying & selling experience for all. What’s important is that YOU are aware of the pending changes.
The effect is almost immediate:
Here are the HEADLINE statements:
- Changes to the Top Seller requirements:
Changes to the returns policy;
Same day & free post option;
An express delivery option.
- Improved photos are needed: make sure they are original high quality & not stock pictures.
No borders either or extras built into the photo (i.e. Sale Promo).
- Category & Item specific changes:
Category alignment taking place here – just ensure that your listings are correctly categorised.
- Changes to Shop Subscriptions:
Good & bad here: Listings can potentially be free but the monthly subscription will rise.
- Add unique product identifiers for Google Shopping:
Mentioned in Auction Money Generator – this is a good thing – you may need to apply for EAN, GTIN numbers if you have new and own branded products – this is not difficult to do.
Do read them and update your ebay listings.
There are many ways YOU can create interest in your listings, but what better way is there than sourcing support from others.
This idea grows stronger with me every day, so I want to socialise the idea with YOU.
The idea seems to have traction especially as the members of the Auction Money Generator progress with the course.
So much emphasis has been placed on cross-linking for promoting products from one account to another.
I do this regularly with eBook (10-days) auctions, costing me nothing and promoting my main items in my ebay shop.
So, why not stretch this idea further by promoting fellow AMG members listings (in a reciprocal fashion – win/win)?
Now, I have produced some code which makes it easy to add products of other members’ ebay listings (e.g. the box shown below) – I will making the code available in the LIST Money Generator (when refined a bit more). It can easily be amended and then dropped into an ebay listing/auction.
If you think this idea has traction then let me know. I am happy to explore this option.
It is worth acquainted yourself to these new introductions and determining how best to manage the changes.
For me, I am comfortable with the increase in monthly fees as I will make a saving on the 30 day listings, but I will need to consider the requirements for being a Top Rated seller with regards to offering free postage.
The message is simple: if you are aware of the changes you can at least prepare for them.