Unique Things-Learn To Sell On EBay

We all would like to make extra money and the business of reselling seems to be a hit with a lot of people. My spouse K  got into reselling on Ebay recently and actually loves it. I recently went with her to a thrift shop and watched her work. It was nice to see her work as she checked items for its origin and scanned items to see what it was selling on places like Amazon and Walmart. I got a better understanding, though if you look at her makeshift garage office with boxes and products I sort of had a idea it was a lot harder than I gave her credit for.

Questions and Answers for Ebay Selling.

1. Compare Ebay to website selling on Unique Things.

Answer Question 1:   The biggest difference of selling on eBay is the traffic, consumers like to shop with establish brands. eBay has already earned a level ofconsumers trust. People need to know that they are shopping at store that’s not going out business soon. Unique Things is the new kid on the block, so we mustmarket our brand to drive consumers to our website.  Once you earn their trust they will continue to shop there. Biggest difference is established vs not having a name brand.

2. How did you get started with Ebay selling?

Answer Question 2:   It’s funny that you ask that question, it was never my intention to sell on eBay.  The products I was selling on Unique Things, my spouse didn’t think they belong on our Unique Things Store, so I was forced to remove, since I didn’t what to establish another, I throw them on eBay, and they started selling there.  So, we decide to move all the products from Unique Things to eBay, funny thing is the stuff we couldn’t sell on Unique Things store was selling on eBay. Again, that is why being an establish brand helps.

3. How do you find your merchandise?

Answer Question 3: I find my sources all over, I go to retailer’s clearance section, I have a business account with Earth Entertainment, I only joined them because I wanted Funko Pops at a discounted price. I also use BULQ, Bulq is where you can get returned items from stores that could’t move merchandise, so they need to make room for the new merchandise coming in. You don’t need a business license to get merchandise from them, there is also the thrift stores and yard sells that you can use for sourcing. I have put the link below for Bulq and Earth Entertainment and other sourcing website. Also, you can use offer up or let go, and even FB market place.   You can also get products from Alibaba and Dhgate. While I have used Alibaba in the I wouldn’t recommend their if you are just starting out because of the shipping. DHgate is a little better because it ships the products for free but they up the product to compensate for the shipping. I’m starting to get my sourcing for US because of the shipping cost.

https://www.entertainmentearth.com/?id=LI-306202360

https://www.bulq.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=CPCS%20-%20Branded%20Search&utm_term=bulq.com&utm_content=BULQ%20-%20Core

https://www.primeseller.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhpyCgbv03QIVQ9bACh2rSwHbEAAYAyAAEgJXf_D_BwE

https://www.simplelots.com/

https://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/bulk.html

https://www.alibaba.com/?src=sem_bing&cmpgn=133412793&adgrp=5557239277&tgt=kwd-134161276047:loc-190&KwdID=134161276047&mtchtyp=e&bdmtchtyp%20=be&ntwrk=o&device=c&creative=14787491421&p1=default&p2=default&p3=default&Query=alibaba%20group

4. How many ways are there to sell on Ebay?

Answer Question 4: There are three ways to sell on eBay.  Auction, Fixed Price, Best Offer. Each has itsadvantages and disadvantages.

Auction: is when you place an item up for bid, this is good if it’s a hot item, the price can go up over the original price you pay. That’s when you have a bidding war. The downside is if the bidders are trying to out smart they will bid a nickel at time or even a dollar over the bidding price, they are trying to get the item at lowest price. So, you may not get the asking price you were hoping for.

Fixed Price: is when you set a fixed price on an item, thismeans you will not budge on the price. However, you can set it up to where you willing to negotiate the price by having lowest price you will except. That’s when the best offer comes in,

Best offer: if you have negotiated the price to where and consumer have agreed on the price. You meet somewhere in the middle for the price.

 5.Give a step by step instruction on selling on Ebay.

Answer Question 5:  1.make sure this something you want to do

2: research the product on items you want to sell. This was my best mistake getting items I liked and not having a market for the item. Before I buy a product, I use an app that tells me what the item is selling for. The app I use is Shop Savvy

3: open an account to sell on eBay, you don’t need a business license or anything, you use it as a personal account.

4: load the items you want to sell

6.What about shipping do you charge shipping or not?

Answer Question 6: When starting out you may what to offer free shipping even if you can’t afford it, this helps you get establish on eBay. If simply can’t afford to do that then make sure you offer the cheapest shipping to the consumer.

7. What shipping supplies do you use?

Answer Question 7: You’ll need an array boxes from big to small and medium. This will also cut down on the shipping price. The smaller the box the cheapest it is to ship, specially if under 1LB.  I get my boxes from packages I receive I’ve also dumpster dive for boxes, and I’ve ordered box from online. You’ll packing tape, Box cutter, I also use a scrapper tool to remove labels from product and boxes below is the link to amazon for the tool, this helps so that the product doesn’t get ruin by you trying to scrape off the price tag.

https://www.amazon.com/Scotty-Peelers-Label-Sticker-Remover/dp/B0068QIQVA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1538922272&sr=8-4&keywords=price+sticker+remover

8. How do you come up with pricing?

Answer Question 8: I use to go by what amazon prices where, I would either be the same price or just a little lower. I also gauge what eBay was selling for. But now I use this eBay profit tool to give me an idea of what my profit margin would be. Again, you can use Shop Savvyor Profit finder apps.

9. For someone new just starting out in the business of reselling would you recommend Ebay?

Answer Question Answer We all would like to make extra money and the business of reselling seems to be a hit with a lot of people. My spouse K  got into reselling on Ebay recently and actually loves it. I recently went with her to a thrift shop and watched her work. It was nice to see her work as she checked items for its origin and scanned items to see what it was selling on places like Amazon and Walmart. I got a better understanding, though if you look at her makeshift garage office with boxes and products I sort had a idea it was a lot harder than I gave her credit for. Anyway, here’s the questions and answers on Ebay Selling.

                                          Questions and Answers

 

1. Compare Ebay to website selling on Unique Things.

Answer Question 1:   The biggest difference of selling on eBay is the traffic, consumers like to shop with establish brands. eBay has already earned a level ofconsumers trust. People need to know that they are shopping at store that’s not going out business soon. Unique Things is the new kid on the block, so we mustmarket our brand to drive consumers to our website.  Once you earn their trust they will continue to shop there. Biggest difference is established vs not having a name brand.

2. How did you get started with Ebay selling?

Answer Question 2:   It’s funny that you ask that question, it was never my intention to sell on eBay.  The products I was selling on Unique Things, my spouse didn’t think they belong on our Unique Things Store, so I was forced to remove, since I didn’t what to establish another, I throw them on eBay, and they started selling there.  So, we decide to move all the products from Unique Things to eBay, funny thing is the stuff we couldn’t sell on Unique Things store was selling on eBay. Again, that is why being an establish brand helps.

3. How do you find your merchandise?

Answer Question 3: I find my sources all over, I go to retailer’s clearance section, I have a business account with Earth Entertainment, I only joined them because I wanted Funko Pops at a discounted price. I also use BULQ, Bulq is where you can get returned items from stores that could’t move merchandise, so they need to make room for the new merchandise coming in. You don’t need a business license to get merchandise from them, there is also the thrift stores and yard sells that you can use for sourcing. I have put the link below for Bulq and Earth Entertainment and other sourcing website. Also, you can use offer up or let go, and even FB market place.   You can also get products from Alibaba and Dhgate. While I have used Alibaba in the I wouldn’t recommend their if you are just starting out because of the shipping. DHgate is a little better because it ships the products for free but they up the product to compensate for the shipping. I’m starting to get my sourcing for US because of the shipping cost.

https://www.entertainmentearth.com/?id=LI-306202360

https://www.bulq.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=CPCS%20-%20Branded%20Search&utm_term=bulq.com&utm_content=BULQ%20-%20Core

https://www.primeseller.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhpyCgbv03QIVQ9bACh2rSwHbEAAYAyAAEgJXf_D_BwE

https://www.simplelots.com/

https://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/bulk.html

https://www.alibaba.com/?src=sem_bing&cmpgn=133412793&adgrp=5557239277&tgt=kwd-134161276047:loc-190&KwdID=134161276047&mtchtyp=e&bdmtchtyp%20=be&ntwrk=o&device=c&creative=14787491421&p1=default&p2=default&p3=default&Query=alibaba%20group

4. How many ways are there to sell on Ebay?

Answer Question 4: There are three ways to sell on eBay.  Auction, Fixed Price, Best Offer. Each has itsadvantages and disadvantages.

Auction: is when you place an item up for bid, this is good if it’s a hot item, the price can go up over the original price you pay. That’s when you have a bidding war. The downside is if the bidders are trying to out smart they will bid a nickel at time or even a dollar over the bidding price, they are trying to get the item at lowest price. So, you may not get the asking price you were hoping for.

Fixed Price: is when you set a fixed price on an item, thismeans you will not budge on the price. However, you can set it up to where you willing to negotiate the price by having lowest price you will except. That’s when the best offer comes in,

Best offer: if you have negotiated the price to where and consumer have agreed on the price. You meet somewhere in the middle for the price.

 5.Give a step by step instruction on selling on Ebay.

Answer Question 5:  1.make sure this something you want to do

2: research the product on items you want to sell. This was my best mistake getting items I liked and not having a market for the item. Before I buy a product, I use an app that tells me what the item is selling for. The app I use is Shop Savvy

3: open an account to sell on eBay, you don’t need a business license or anything, you use it as a personal account.

4: load the items you want to sell

6.What about shipping do you charge shipping or not?

Answer Question 6: When starting out you may what to offer free shipping even if you can’t afford it, this helps you get establish on eBay. If simply can’t afford to do that then make sure you offer the cheapest shipping to the consumer.

7. What shipping supplies do you use?

Answer Question 7: You’ll need an array boxes from big to small and medium. This will also cut down on the shipping price. The smaller the box the cheapest it is to ship, specially if under 1LB.  I get my boxes from packages I receive I’ve also dumpster dive for boxes, and I’ve ordered box from online. You’ll packing tape, Box cutter, I also use a scrapper tool to remove labels from product and boxes below is the link to amazon for the tool, this helps so that the product doesn’t get ruin by you trying to scrape off the price tag.

https://www.amazon.com/Scotty-Peelers-Label-Sticker-Remover/dp/B0068QIQVA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1538922272&sr=8-4&keywords=price+sticker+remover

8. How do you come up with pricing?

Answer Question 8: I use to go by what amazon prices where, I would either be the same price or just a little lower. I also gauge what eBay was selling for. But now I use this eBay profit tool to give me an idea of what my profit margin would be. Again, you can use Shop Savvyor Profit finder apps.

9. For someone new just starting out in the business of reselling would you recommend Ebay?

Answer Question 9. I would recommend starting out on eBay. There’s less over head you don’t have to worry about marketing because there’s already traffic going to eBay. Also, if you want to try it out you don’t have to worry about paying a monthly fee. Unless you decide to open a business account. Other than that, there’s hardly any downside to starting out on eBay. 

10. What videos or websites do you use or would recommend?

Answer Question 10: I use YouTube videos, because I’m visible learner, I must see how it’s done. However, eBay offers some tutorial. There are books out there. I just prefer to watch videos because I can see how it works.