Selling Online: 10 Reasons Why Ebay Should be First


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Start with eBay. It should be the first marketplace you setup online. You can quickly create product listings, use pre-made templates, find your pricing sweet spot using auctions, and get your inventory on one of the top 10 visited sites on the internet.

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Selling Online: 10 Reasons Why Ebay Should be First

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  2. 2. powered by 210,000,000 MONTHLY VISITORS • eBay is ranked in the top 10 most visited sites on the Internet • People visit eBay with the intent to make a purchase, not just browse 1
  3. 3. powered by AUCTIONS • eBay’s auction style platform gives sellers the opportunity to learn what customers are willing to pay for products • Though Amazon has a great amount of traffic, the auction ability that eBay offers is great for market research 2
  4. 4. powered by EASY • Extremely simple and quick set-up time • Within an hour, most users will understand how to use eBay and have their products listed • There are plenty of step-by-step guides available to learn more 3
  5. 5. powered by MESSAGES • You can communicate with your customers and provide them with answers to their questions • You can use this data to customize your online store by creating your content based around common questions 4
  6. 6. powered by COST • It’s usually free to list your item with the option to pay for additional features • The commission fees are only ~10% • As you build your store and become better at attracting customers, you can build your own e-commerce store and save the fees 5
  7. 7. powered by FEEDBACK • eBay’s feedback system is phenomenal because it helps you find out if a seller or buyer is reliable • For sellers who provide excellent customer support, service and pricing, this is a great place to shine 6
  8. 8. powered by IMAGES • A picture tells a thousand words! • eBay makes it easy to showcase your product images • Uploading images is easy and the quality of the images is very high • The more pictures you list, the more likely you are to sell your product 7
  9. 9. powered by SAFETY • Online fraud is big and continues to grow • eBay does a great job reducing and preventing fraudulent purchasing • Payments sent and received through PayPal are secure and eBay offers their own buyer protection program. 8
  10. 10. powered by CONVERSIONS • Conversions on eBay are higher than an individual e-commerce store • Consumers know that they are protected by eBay if they are unhappy • If you have good feedback, have fair pricing, and generate traffic, your products will sell well 9 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAug 100 75 50 25 0 28% 60% 60% 63% 89% 81% 77% 83%
  11. 11. powered by TIME • eBay listings look good and the templates make it easy to list your products • You can have your products up in minutes without any prior e-commerce experience 10
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