Drop Ship Newshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/RSS feeds for 60http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100572/4-Money-Making-Tips-for-Successful-Dropshipping-on-eBay#Comments04 Money Making Tips for Successful Dropshipping on eBayhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100572/4-Money-Making-Tips-for-Successful-Dropshipping-on-eBay<br><img id="img-1378327558353" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/success1.JPG" alt="eBay dropshipping success" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Would you like to get 4 simple tips for making money <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> on eBay?<br><br>While you might have heard some negative talk to the contrary, the truth is that there are plenty of successful ecommerce entrepreneurs dropshipping on eBay and loving it! One thing you should always keep in mind when you run across these doomsday stories about how making money on eBay with the dropship business model is impossible is that in many---or even most---cases, these people would have failed at any endeavor, not just dropshipping on eBay.<br><br>Let’s face it. We all know the pessimistic people who moan and groan all the time about basically anything and everything.<br><br>These are the Eeyores of the world. The thing is that things don’t usually improve much for these folks because they never recognize or acknowledge the reason for their misery and repeated failures. What is the problem? Why do some people fall flat on their faces time after time, in one venture or job after another?<br><br>The problem is their attitude and in all too many cases, things such as poor work ethics, unrealistic expectations, poor planning and management, and so on.<br><br>If you are the type of person who has a winning attitude and you have what it takes to be successful in an online business, you most definitely can succeed with dropshipping on eBay.<br><br>Here are 4 money making tips to help you achieve that success:<br><br>1. Offer free shipping. Internet research has shown beyond any and all doubt that the average online shopper is more likely to buy if free shipping is offered. You can factor in the amount of shipping into your starting auction price or your fixed price listing so that you don’t lose any money. This is a win-win for all concerned. You make more sales and the buyer is happy with free shipping.<br><br>2. Learn and use the eBay jargon so that your titles will pack more of a punch and provide more info to shoppers. Since eBay expanded the number of characters allowed in the titles, it has been a big help. Still, knowing how to use eBay Speak effectively can make your titles even better. Here are a few to get you started: NWT---New With Tags. NIB---New In Box. OSFA---One Size Fits All. There are more, just scout around some auctions and learn the lingo.<br><br>3. Research pricing in your niche or of your dropshipping products so that you are competitive with your competitors. Don’t try to undersell them, though. Shoppers are not averse to paying more for something that has more perceived value. You can beef up the perceived value of your items by having better descriptions and images than your competition, offering free shipping, 14 day returns, etc. <br><br>4. Timing is everything! There is literally no telling how many people have failed as dropshipping sellers on eBay because they didn’t grasp the importance of timing. For example, you may be a night owl who loves to stay up all night, but having your listings end in the wee hours of the morning is just plain dumb. How many insomniac shoppers are likely to be online at 3 am and shopping on eBay? A few, yes, but not enough to offset the loss of traffic from the people who went to bed and slept through the night, as most of us do. Keep in mind that eBay runs on PST. You should adjust your timing for ending listings accordingly. <br><br>Use these 4 money making tips for dropshipping on eBay and watch those sales start pouring in!<br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100572/4-Money-Making-Tips-for-Successful-Dropshipping-on-eBay&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 04 Sep 2013 20:41:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100572http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100437/5-Mistakes-eBay-Dropship-Sellers-Make-What-NOT-to-Do#Comments05 Mistakes eBay Dropship Sellers Make: What NOT to Dohttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100437/5-Mistakes-eBay-Dropship-Sellers-Make-What-NOT-to-Do<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/warningbean.JPG" alt="eBay dropshipper mistakes" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">You may have heard someone grousing that there is no way to be successful as a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> seller on eBay.<br><br>This is nonsense.<br><br>There most certainly is a way and in fact, there are many successful eBay dropship sellers who are making a very nice living at it. But, there have been many who tried it and failed and many more, no doubt, who will try it in the future and fail miserably.<br><br>So, what is the difference between these two groups of eBay dropship sellers---the success stories and the failures? What does one group do that the other doesn’t? Are the successful eBay dropshippers privy to a secret that others don’t know about?<br><br>The secret is what the successful ones do and perhaps even more importantly, what they DON’T do!<br><br>The thing about eBay is that you don’t get a lot of room for mistakes, especially when you are first starting out. There is a very narrow margin for error and a few feedbacks will be enough to sink your eBay ship if you flub up right from the begging.<br><br>Here are 5 common mistakes made by eBay dropship sellers who end up being unsuccessful:<br><br>1. They don’t provide good images. Your pictures have to clearly show a shopper what you are selling, so they need to be good enough to enable the person to make an informed buying decision. If you plaster poor quality, blurry or otherwise crummy images on eBay of your products---forget it. You won’t succeed.<br><br>2. They don’t provide good descriptions. Everything mentioned above about images goes for descriptions, too. Your descriptions should tell a viewer everything they need to know about your product. For example, if you are selling shoes and neglect to mention what size they are who do you think is going to buy them?<br><br>3. They don’t answer questions from potential buyers. Let’s face it, despite all of the disruptive change of the last few years and efforts to rid eBay of bad sellers, there are still some to be found on the site. Some are probably not so much bad as just stupid or ignorant. Be that as the case may be, there are a lot of buyers who have been burned by purchasing an item that was not as described. They might need reassurance that the item is as good as you say it is. Answer these messages! Doing so may gain you a valuable repeat customer. Not doing so will almost certainly cost you a sale. <br><br>4. They hold feedback hostage until after the buyer leave feedback. Honestly, this is lame. In the olden days of eBay when sellers could still leave negative feedback for buyers, this practice might have had some purpose. But, those days are gone. Sellers are unable to leave buyers anything except positive feedback. So, holding out on leaving feedback until after the buyer does really makes no sense and it antagonizes a lot of buyers. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar!<br><br>5. They don’t download tracking info. Hopefully you are doing business with a wholesale product source for your dropship items that furnishes tracking numbers. Some dropship eBay sellers simply can’t be bothered to post this info to the site so that the buyer knows their widget is on its way. This is bad business and will cost you repeat business as well as gain negative or neutral feedback. <br><br>Those are 5 <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=45" title="common mistakes eBay dropship sellers make " target="_blank">common mistakes eBay dropship sellers make </a>that cause them to fail, so avoid them and you can be successful if you do everything else right!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100437/5-Mistakes-eBay-Dropship-Sellers-Make-What-NOT-to-Do&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 30 Aug 2013 01:07:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100437http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100161/How-to-Use-SEO-to-Boost-Ebay-Dropshipping-Sales#Comments0How to Use SEO to Boost Ebay Dropshipping Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100161/How-to-Use-SEO-to-Boost-Ebay-Dropshipping-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/seo-clipart-resized-600.jpg" alt="SEO eBay dropshipping" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0">Many people who are <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> on eBay fail to realize that using SEO effectively could them to boost sales.<br><br>The fact is that SEO is critical to your success as an eBay dropship seller and learning how to use it to its best advantage will go along way toward making your home ecommerce business successful and profitable.<br><br>First of all, if you are just getting your feet wet in the ecommerce pool and maybe not entirely sure what SEO is, here is a simple definition of SEO straight from that free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia:<br><br>“Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search, news search and industry-specific vertical search engines.<br><br>As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. Optimizing a website may involve editing its content, HTML and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and to remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines. Promoting a site to increase the number of backlinks, or inbound links, is another SEO tactic.”<br><br>So, you can see that the whole idea of SEO is to make your website or your dropship listings on eBay search engine friendly so that they will be easily found.<br><br>Here are some fantastic tips from the eBay Learning Center about SEO:<br><br> <ul> <li>Target the right keywords and keyword phrases</li> <li>Use keywords frequently throughout content without spamming. It's important that your content reads naturally to others.</li> <li>Do not duplicate content</li> <li>Include keywords at the top and bottom of your content</li> <li>Use fonts and formatting to emphasize selected words and avoid invisible copy. H1, H2 and H3 tags are great ways to achieve this.</li> </ul> <br>Targeting the right keywords and keyword phrases simply means that you should use those in your titles and descriptions. For example, if you are dropship plus size nightgowns, be sure to use those words in your titles and product descriptions.<br><br>Not duplicating content is another thing to be conscious of as the search engines frown on this. If you are selling several variations of a product, write a fresh description for each item instead of the same one with only the color or whatever changed.<br><br>Hyperlinking is a very important part of great SEO for your eBay dropshipping sales. For example, if you are dropshipping basketball equipment, you might use this phrase within your description for a basketball goal: “Check out my great deals on basketball equipment” with the word basketball hyperlinked to your store listings.<br><br>Using proper SEO will be quite beneficial to you, not only with the eBay Cassini search engine, but with Google and the other big search engines as well, that crawl the internet looking for content.<br><br>EBay has a ton of traffic, but chances are that you will have a lot of competition, so being smart about SEO will help give you that competitive edge once you learn how to <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/31906/seo-for-ebay-how-to-get-your-listings-seen-by-more-buyers" title="use SEO to boost eBay dropshipping sales" target="_blank">use SEO to boost eBay dropshipping sales</a>!<br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100161/How-to-Use-SEO-to-Boost-Ebay-Dropshipping-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeMon, 19 Aug 2013 21:46:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100161http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100125/3-eBay-Dropshipping-Mistakes-That-Can-Cost-You-Money#Comments03 eBay Dropshipping Mistakes That Can Cost You Money!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100125/3-eBay-Dropshipping-Mistakes-That-Can-Cost-You-Money<br><img id="img-1376845469237" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/warning sign-resized-600.gif" alt="warning sign resized 600" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">If you have an eBay <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> business, you might appreciate finding out about 3 common mistakes that can cost you a lot of money over time.<br><br>Some dropshippers don’t do all that well on eBay and mistakenly believe that it is just how it is, having read or heard that success with dropshipping on eBay is nigh on to impossible. <br><br>Heads up, eBay dropshippers! This is not true! The fact is that there are a lot of successful drop shippers on eBay. They aren’t easy to spot because they don’t advertise that they are dropshipping, and why should they? The successful drop shippers on eBay blend right in with all of the other sellers, which is as it should be.<br><br>You can dropship on eBay and make a very comfortable living doing so, if you play your cards right and avoid these 3 costly mistakes.<br><br><strong>I. Poor customer service:</strong> This is an all too common failing of eBay sellers in general and it can take you down! Just because you are selling on eBay instead of your own website doesn’t give you a free pass to skip providing excellent customer service. Remember, the bottom line is that they are YOUR customers, not eBay’s. If you want to succeed and stay on eBay, you will have to be diligent about taking care of your buyers. Contrary to what some sellers say, the problem buyer on eBay is the exception rather than the rule. The majority of your customers will be reasonable, honest, decent people. There are a few bad apples, of course, but giving these crabby customers great service is one way of helping to avoid any unpleasantness. Do provide tracking info. Do answer all messages promptly and courteously---before and after the sale. Do include a simple “Thank You” with every invoice.<br><br><strong>II. Lousy titles, descriptions and poor images:</strong> Some of the titles on eBay are so bad that one has to wonder how the sellers ever manage to sell anything at all. Just browse the listings in any category and you’ll see the proof of this. For example, in Vintage Textiles, a title for what was presumably a chenille bedspread---”Senile Bedspread.” Really? Bedspreads can get senile or is it the seller who is senile? Or this one that is seen fairly often in the Vintage Lingerie category---”Satan Nightgown” instead of what is surely meant to be a satin nightgown. These kinds of mistakes will cost you sales because most shoppers don’t want to deal with somebody who is obviously incompetent, thinking that they aren’t trustworthy. As for descriptions and images, there is a general rule of thumb that will serve you well---Write your descriptions as though there are no photos and have your photos as though there are no descriptions. You get the idea. You absolutely must give online shoppers enough information to make a buying decision and your images and descriptions are the only way to do this.<br><br><strong>III.</strong> <strong>Have hostile terms and policies or too many terms and policies:</strong> People simply do not like this. You can find them in many eBay listings and some are so off-putting that any reasonably normal person will hit the back button and get out of there. Who wants to do business with someone who comes across as having the personality of a puff adder? Those terms and conditions that go on and on ad nauseum about all the things the seller will not tolerate and reason they won’t refund are hogwash anyway for the simple reason that if a buyer isn’t happy, they can file a dispute with eBay or Paypal and usually get their money back very quickly, with a minimum of fuss and bother. You won’t scare off the scammers and crooks that are out to cheat you because they get the benefit of the doubt with Paypal and eBay by virtue of being the customer. All you will succeed in doing is scaring away good buyers who wouldn’t have caused you a minute’s worth of trouble. So, don’t do this. Short and sweet should be your guidelines for terms and conditions.<br><br>Avoid these <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=45" title="3 eBay dropshipping mistakes" target="_blank">3 eBay dropshipping mistakes</a> and you can have a lucrative career as part of this mammoth global marketplace!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100125/3-eBay-Dropshipping-Mistakes-That-Can-Cost-You-Money&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSun, 18 Aug 2013 16:46:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100125http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99263/How-to-Set-Up-Dropship-eBay-Auctions#Comments0How to Set Up Dropship eBay Auctionshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99263/How-to-Set-Up-Dropship-eBay-Auctions<br><img id="img-1375410479574" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/confused3-resized-600.jpg" alt="set up dropship eBay auctions" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Anyone who wants to start a home business in ecommerce might be wondering how to set up <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>eBay auctions.<br><br>Well, good news! It’s easy!<br><br>In fact, it’s so low cost, fast and easy to start up a home dropship business and get your products listed on eBay---making sales and money---that you will be pleasantly surprised if you envisioned some long, drawn out, expensive and complicated process.<br><br>First of all, if you are just starting out in a home dropshipping business, eBay is an excellent choice for a marketplace to sell your products. It has a tremendous volume of global traffic 24/7 and is well known in most parts of the civilized world. For your purposes, the civilized world is all you’re concerned about since people living in uncivilized parts of the world probably don’t have access to computers and can’t buy from you anyway.<br><br>When you set up dropship eBay auctions, you get the benefits of eBay’s name and all that traffic, something you couldn’t possibly hope to match when you are first starting out. Well, actually, it’s unlikely you could ever match the amount of traffic eBay has, but at some point down the road, you might want to look at setting up your own web site and using eBay to drive traffic to your site to vice versa---use your web site to help drive traffic to your eBay dropship listings.<br><br>Here are the steps you will need to take, in order, to set up dropship eBay auctions:<br><br> <ul> <li>If you don’t already have one, set up an eBay seller’s account, as well as a Paypal account.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Next, decide on a niche. Do your homework and find one in high demand, at least high enough to keep you in potential customers.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>After choosing a niche, research to find out what the average retail selling price is for your niche product/s. If you don’t know how much you can reasonably expect to get for the dropship items you sell, you won’t have any idea how much you can afford to pay them for resale.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Once you have a good ballpark idea of the price your dropship products should fetch, find a reputable wholesale product source who stocks the product at genuine wholesale prices.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Now, you have decided on a niche, researched the selling price, find a wholesale dropship product supplier to deal with and you’re ready to import those products to eBay with just a few clicks of your mouse. Your product source will have descriptions and images, ready for you to simply point and click to list in eBay.</li> </ul> <br>That’s it! You’re finished! Your dropship products are listed on eBay and you are ready to start making sales and money.<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99263/How-to-Set-Up-Dropship-eBay-Auctions&bvt=rss">Greg ScottSat, 20 Jul 2013 23:22:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:99263http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98802/3-Ways-to-Boost-the-Conversion-Rate-in-Your-Home-Dropship-Business#Comments03 Ways to Boost the Conversion Rate in Your Home Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98802/3-Ways-to-Boost-the-Conversion-Rate-in-Your-Home-Dropship-Business<br><img id="img-1373031282442" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/funnel-resized-600.png" alt="dropship business conversion rate" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Would you like to know 3 great ways to boost the conversion rate in your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>business?<br><br>Sure you would!<br><br>After all, the higher your conversion rate, the higher your income. So, anything you can do to increase conversion and make more sales means more money in your pocket. <br><br>First of all, what exactly is a conversion rate?<br><br>You may be new to ecommerce and have heard the term “conversion rate” bandied about but be vague as to what it means. Here is a brief but accurate definition of a conversion rate, straight from trusty Wikipedia:<br><br>“In internet marketing, the conversion rate is the proportion of visitors to a website who take action to go beyond a casual content view or website visit, as a result of subtle or direct requests from marketers, advertisers, and content creators.”<br><br>In other words, in terms of your dropshipping sales, your conversion rate would mean how many visitors or click throughs to your site or listing on eBay, Amazon or wherever actually went on to make a purchase. For example, if you had ten visitors to your dropship website and 5 of them completed a purchase, you would have a conversion rate of 50%. If you are an eBay dropshipper, your conversion rate would apply to your listings. If ten shoppers clicked through to view your item and 4 of them made a purchase, then your conversion rate would be 40%.<br><br>Obviously, a high conversion rate is to be strived for at all times. There are other considerations when it comes to improving your dropship business conversion rates, as well. Having a high conversion rate will net you a higher ranking in search engine results pages because Google and the other major search engines reward good conversion rates as they are an indication that your site or your content is valuable to others.<br><br>This also applies to your dropship listings on eBay, particularly since the advent of the new Cassini search engine. You will score brownie points with Cassini and get ranked higher in search results if your listings convert to sales reasonably often.<br><br>So, without further ado, 3 ways to increase your conversion rate for a home dropship business:<br><br>1. Provide excellent descriptions and images. Always keep in mind that online shoppers are at a disadvantage in that they are unable to see and touch your products in real time. They must rely on reading your descriptions and looking at your images. Therefore, the descriptions need to be as detailed as possible, while romancing the benefits to the shopper of your product. The images must be large enough to see well, with clear, true colors, and preferably include several views. Having great descriptions and images of your dropship products will go a long way toward increasing your conversion rate.<br><br>2. Streamline and simplify checkout. The checkout process is one place that many an ecommerce entrepreneur comes to grief as far as a conversion rate, because this is the spot in the sales funnel where many shoppers bail without completing a purchase. The faster and easier you can make this step---the better off you will be. If you are an eBay or Amazon dropshipper, you don’t have to worry about it much as checkout is basically built-in. But, if you have your own website, this is a crucial step and to improve conversion….it must be quick and painless for the shopper. Don’t ask for info you don’t need to complete the sale. Don’t make the customer jump through hoops to checkout. Do have a progress bar that shows shoppers exactly where they are in the checkout process. <br><br>3. One of the biggest hurdles an ecommerce business person must overcome in order to make a sale is fear and shoppers being uneasy about getting ripped off. To overcome this and increase your conversion rate in a home dropship business, display your trust and security signs and symbols prominently. Make sure that visitors to your site know that it is safe and secure. This will help immensely in increasing your conversions.<br><br>Use these 3 tips to increase the conversion rate for your home dropship business!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98802/3-Ways-to-Boost-the-Conversion-Rate-in-Your-Home-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 05 Jul 2013 16:01:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:98802http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98788/6-Tips-for-a-Successful-Home-Dropshipping-Business#Comments06 Tips for a Successful Home Dropshipping Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98788/6-Tips-for-a-Successful-Home-Dropshipping-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/homebusiness 6-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropshipping business" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">If you are daydreaming of working from home in your own business, you might be able to put these 6 tips for a successful home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping " target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong> </a>business to good use!<br><br>1. Choose your niche wisely. A niche with the potential for profit is essential to dropshipping business success. Your niche must be one with enough of a consumer demand to ensure you get plenty of traffic and sales. You might be dropshipping the best darned little furry flying purple widgets ever invented; but if nobody much wants them---you’re sunk. Research and do your homework before choosing a niche. <br><br>2. When choosing a niche, try to find one without an absolutely humongous amount of competition. How can you do this and still sell products that are in high demand? One tried and tree way to thin down the competition is to drill down into a broad niche to find and develop a lucrative sub-niche. This way, the competition won’t be as fierce but you will still have a goodly amount of consumer demand.<br><br>3. Choose your wholesale product source wisely. There are scads of them available on the World Wide Web but it’s very much a case of buyer beware in some instances. Beware of wholesale dropshipping product suppliers who promise no fees. If you think about it, this is nonsensical. What legitimate business would stock products for you to sell, package and ship them and incur all the expenses of running a business of that nature---for free? Exactly. Nobody. You should look for an established business that is a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau. If you can find a supplier who has brand name products, so much the better! Make sure the product source offers real wholesale prices and not retail or close to retail. If you buy for resale at retail prices, how will you have any margin for profit?<br><br>4. Choose an appropriate venue for your dropshipping product sales. You may hear or read that eBay dropshipping sellers can’t succeed. This is NOT true! There are many successful eBay drop shippers. Ditto for Amazon. You might prefer one of those mammoth marketplaces, at least initially, rather than your own website simply because of the incredible volume of global traffic that flows through them daily.<br><br>5. You can import images and descriptions straight from the wholesale product supplier’s website and if you need to generate some income fast with immediate sales, this is your best route. However, it is best to obtain one of each type of dropship product you are selling and take your own pics. Ditto for descriptions. Write your own! Using your own images and descriptions will set your items apart and frankly---above---your competition selling the same pr similar products. <br><br>6. Use great SEO. Some people mistakenly believe that the Google Penguin and Panda updates negated the value of SEO best practices. Not so! Google wants valuable, relevant content and good SEO does still help immensely with getting your dropshipping products found by the search engines. This also applies to the eBay Cassini search engine. There are free webinars and classes online to help you learn the basics of SEO.<br><br>Use these 6 tips for a successful home dropshipping business!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98788/6-Tips-for-a-Successful-Home-Dropshipping-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 04 Jul 2013 20:12:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:98788http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98634/How-to-Use-the-Cassini-Search-Engine-Tips-for-eBay-Dropshippers#Comments0How to Use the Cassini Search Engine:Tips for eBay Dropshippershttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98634/How-to-Use-the-Cassini-Search-Engine-Tips-for-eBay-Dropshippers<br><p>All eBay dropshippers should familiarize themselves with the latest and greatest (supposedly) search engine to be rolled out on the ever shifting sands of the site: Cassini.<br><br>Cassini is markedly different than previous search engines on eBay. Whether it is actually better or not depends on who you are talking to. The eBay execs, whose brainchild it is, extol the virtues of Cassini. eBay sellers, including dropshippers, don’t have much of anything good to say about it.<br><br>But here is the thing: If you want to remain one of the eBay dropshippers who make money and are successful on the site, you will have to adapt---or die.<br><br>Like it or not, Cassini rules the day on eBay and you’ll just have to go with the flow or pick up your dropshipping marbles and go elsewhere.<br><br>Here are some tips to help you adapt to the Cassini search engine and optimize your dropship listings to accommodate it. These were gleaned from a presentation given by Todd Alexander, Director of Onsite Search at eBay.com.au at the PeSA 2013 Internet Conference to help make eBay search placement more transparent for sellers. Todd’s explanations were quite helpful. <br><br></p> <ul> <li>The key to understanding the eBay Cassini search engine is to realize that the search engine now is all about utilizing all of the data to give shoppers on eBay immediate results that are specifically targeted to their searches. This is to happen quickly and hopefully, painlessly. Cassini is supposed to eliminate a lot of the totally irrelevant search results shoppers frequently got with the old search engine. Does it do this? Not really. But, in fairness, it does seem to be marginally better than it was. So, understand that Cassini uses a lot of data to rank your dropshipping items in search results.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Cassini is supposed to focus on four main factors:</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li>Relevance</li> <li>Trust</li> <li>Value</li> <li>Convenience</li> </ol> <p><br>The whole idea is to streamline the entire shopping process and give shoppers search results that offer a good value from trustworthy sellers, are relevant to their search terms and with a fast, easy transaction from start to finish. This is a good thing and if it really works, will be good for eBay drop shippers as well as other sellers.<br><br></p> <ul> <li>Best practices to keep in mind when it comings to ranking high in the Cassini search results center around using good keywords, lots of item details, write titles and descriptions that get shoppers to click through and buy. Your keywords are crucial. Todd Alexander suggested looking at the keywords or keywords phrases that come up under the search box when you type in a specific keyword or phrase and using them in your titles. For example, if you type the keywords “digital camera” into the eBay search box, here is what you will see:</li> </ul> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebaycassini-resized-600.jpg" alt="eBay dropshippers Cassini search" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br><br></p> <ul> <li>Instead of loading up a big batch of listings at once, stagger them out and schedule to start gradually. In the past, a lot of dropship sellers and others would list a slew of items to try and dominate the category. This is not advisable with the new Cassini search. You should list as many as you actually expect to sell.</li> </ul> <p><br>These are a few tips to help eBay drop shippers understand and cater to the new Cassini search---put them to good use and increase your sales!<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><br><br><br></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98634/How-to-Use-the-Cassini-Search-Engine-Tips-for-eBay-Dropshippers&bvt=rss">Greg ScottSat, 29 Jun 2013 21:04:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:98634http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98419/eBay-Dropshippers-Use-Terapeak-to-Provide-Marketplace-Research#Comments0eBay Dropshippers: Use Terapeak to Provide Marketplace Researchhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98419/eBay-Dropshippers-Use-Terapeak-to-Provide-Marketplace-Research<br><img id="img-1372014224236" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/moneyhand-resized-600.jpg" alt="Terapeak eBay dropshippers " class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">eBay <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshippers" target="_blank"><strong>dropshippers</strong></a> should consider using Terapeak to provide up to date market research that will help you stay current with the hottest trends.<br><br>If you want to change your eBay sales from blah to brilliant, check out Terapeak!<br><br>In case you have heard of Terapeak in passing but are more or less clueless about that it is and what it does, as well as how it might be expected to help you on eBay with your dropshipping business….read on.<br><br>Terapeak is a certified eBay provider that was founded in 2004. Here is an explanation of what it’s all about, straight from the Terapeak website:<br><br>“Terapeak analyzes over 2.4 billion transactions per year and over $68 Billion in online consumer spending worldwide. This summarization of data provides online merchants with the market intelligence needed to maximize their business, resulting in increased margins, revenue, customer loyalty and satisfaction.<br><br>Terapeak helps online merchants to understand the current and competitive landscape of their market space by providing transparency into competitor behavior, pricing techniques and strategies, supply and demand, category and product trends, and customer purchase patterns.<br><br>As the first authorized analytics provider of eBay market data, and the leading aggregator of e-commerce data for eBay, Amazon, Yahoo! JAPAN and Magento, Terapeak has evolved from a pioneer to the market leader in analytics and business intelligence for ecommerce platforms and merchants.<br>&nbsp;<br>Founded in 2004, Terapeak is an indispensable resource for over 1.3 million online merchants.”<br><br>Terapeak for eBay is specifically for eBay sellers, drop shippers or otherwise, and is the only tool you will need to shift your eBay drop shippers sales into high gear. It takes the guesswork out of selling, something anyone who has ever sold on eBay can identify with. Besides learning how to sell more effectively on eBay, you will examine market activity, product performance, along with consumer and competitor behavior.<br><br>Trying to get your dropship products seen in Best Match, especially since eBay rolled out the Cassini search engine, is challenging to say the least. Terapeak to the rescue! With Terapeak, you get a lot more visibility for your dropshipping products because it gathers market intelligence about transactions on eBay for the past year and shows you how to optimize your presence on the site to rank higher in the eBay search results.<br><br>This benefit alone is worthwhile!<br><br>Terapeak is the sole worldwide distributor of eBay Market Data. You are provided with detailed insights from billions of consumer transactions on the site into:<br><br> <ul> <li>Statistics</li> <li>Ecommerce trends</li> <li>Buyer behavior</li> <li>Lifestyle</li> <li>And more</li> </ul> <br><br>Terapeak provides:<br><br> <ul> <li>Forecast future trends</li> <li>Specific verticals</li> <li>Flags warning areas</li> <li>Illuminates demand and opportunities</li> <li>Alleviate risk in decision making</li> </ul> <br>Using Terapeak will help you to work smarter instead of harder and to make wiser, more informed decisions about the operation of your eBay dropshippers business. Knowledge really is power and when you put Terapeak to work for you, it provides the knowledge you need to put your eBay dropshipping business on the fast track to success.<br><br>Check out Terapeak today, the choice of eBay dropshippers who want to maximize sales and profits!<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98419/eBay-Dropshippers-Use-Terapeak-to-Provide-Marketplace-Research&bvt=rss">Greg ScottSun, 23 Jun 2013 22:41:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:98419http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97639/Dropship-Home-Business-eBay-Amazon-or-Your-Own-Website#Comments0Dropship Home Business: eBay, Amazon or Your Own Website?http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97639/Dropship-Home-Business-eBay-Amazon-or-Your-Own-Website<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/puzzled.jpg" alt="dropship eBay Amazon" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Do you want to start a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> home business and are unsure about which venue is best---eBay, Amazon or your own website?<br><br>This is a very common question about newbies to the world of ecommerce and it has a multifaceted answer. Knowing something about the basic structure for sellers on Amazon and eBay, along fees, policies and which categories you can sell in will all help make up the bigger picture and make it easier for you to decide which is best for your dropship business.<br><br>Let’s take a look at each venue and weigh the pros and cons of each.</p> <h2>Dropship on Amazon</h2> <br><strong>The Pros:</strong><br><br> <ul> <li>Sheer volume of traffic will help get global exposure for your dropship products. You could not possibly hope to duplicate the amount of traffic found on this giant venue.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>The name is famous and respected around the world and some of this cachet would rub off on you by virtue of selling there, boosting the trust and confidence of shoppers who view your products.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Marketing and SEO are largely something you won’t have to worry about if you dropship on Amazon. You should still incorporate good SEO into your titles and descriptions, though.</li> </ul> <p><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-ecea40ff-cbe8-47ab-aa52-de0f26fd60bc"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-ecea40ff-cbe8-47ab-aa52-de0f26fd60bc" id="hs-cta-ecea40ff-cbe8-47ab-aa52-de0f26fd60bc"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/ecea40ff-cbe8-47ab-aa52-de0f26fd60bc" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-ecea40ff-cbe8-47ab-aa52-de0f26fd60bc" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/ecea40ff-cbe8-47ab-aa52-de0f26fd60bc.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-ecea40ff-cbe8-47ab-aa52-de0f26fd60bc"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=ecea40ff-cbe8-47ab-aa52-de0f26fd60bc&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><strong>The Cons:</strong><br><br> <ul> <li>Very little personal communication with your buyers, which means it will be harder to build a repeat customer base.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Fees are a little high, so you will need to set your prices high enough to allow an ample margin for profits.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Policies are fairly strict, but if you are a good, honest seller this really shouldn’t affect you.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>The categories unavailable to list in are pretty standard, such as prescription drugs. Some categories require approval by Amazon prior to listing.</li> </ul> <h2>Dropship on eBay</h2> <br><strong>The Pros:</strong> <br><br> <ul> <li>As with Amazon only to a somewhat smaller extent, there is a huge flow of global traffic that will get you’re a lot more exposure than you would get on your own.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>While using SEO on eBay in your titles, product descriptions and other content will certainly help you to make more sales, it isn’t as crucial as it would be with your own website. Ditto for marketing.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>eBay is well known and although it has lost some ground, remains a very popular online shopping mall for the world in general. This lends you a certain amount of credibility by association if you dropship on the site.</li> </ul> <br><strong>The Cons:</strong><br><br> <ul> <li>Fees are not as high in some categories as they were prior to the Spring Sellers Update, but higher in others, especially if you sell in large volume. Policies are extremely rigid and almost unrealistic in some cases.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>You are discouraged (to put it mildly) from having any communication at all with your buyers, making it almost impossible to forge a connection that would lead to repeat purchases.</li> </ul> <h2>Your Own Dropship Website</h2> <br><strong>The Pros:</strong><br><br> <ul> <li>You can personalize and customize your website to suit yourself.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>You aren’t bound by someone else’s rules and policies and don’t have to worry about unfair or undeserved feedback trashing your business or getting you shut down and banned from selling as you do on eBay or to some extent, Amazon.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>You can make a more personal connection with your buyers and encourage repeat business.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>No fees.</li> </ul> <br><strong>The Cons:</strong><br><br> <ul> <li>You cannot reasonably expect to get the amount of traffic generated on Amazon or eBay.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>You will have to be much more aggressive about marketing, SEO, website maintenance and more.</li> </ul> <br>So, as you can see, each venue has something top recommend it and some points not really in its favor. When you start your home dropship business, weight each of the pros and cons about eBay, Amazon and your own website; then choose which seems best for your purposes. <br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-4cdd8ee0-caa0-44ff-99c2-cd048a2dbcc6"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-4cdd8ee0-caa0-44ff-99c2-cd048a2dbcc6" id="hs-cta-4cdd8ee0-caa0-44ff-99c2-cd048a2dbcc6"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/4cdd8ee0-caa0-44ff-99c2-cd048a2dbcc6" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-4cdd8ee0-caa0-44ff-99c2-cd048a2dbcc6" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/4cdd8ee0-caa0-44ff-99c2-cd048a2dbcc6.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-4cdd8ee0-caa0-44ff-99c2-cd048a2dbcc6"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=4cdd8ee0-caa0-44ff-99c2-cd048a2dbcc6&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97639/Dropship-Home-Business-eBay-Amazon-or-Your-Own-Website&bvt=rss">Greg ScottWed, 29 May 2013 17:04:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:97639http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97617/eBay-Dropship-Seller-Tips-Tools-for-Success#Comments0eBay Dropship Seller Tips & Tools for Successhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97617/eBay-Dropship-Seller-Tips-Tools-for-Success<br><img id="img-1375410703827" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebaybuilding-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropship seller eBay" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br>If you are an eBay <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>seller, you may be interested to get some tips and tools for success!<br><br>Anyone who is longing to get out of a deadly dull, high stress and low pay job in favor of working from home in a dropship business of their own is already on the right track. Disregard any of the gloom and doom stories you might see online about how it is impossible to succeed on eBay and especially with a dropship business model.<br><br>This is simply not true.<br><br>Many, many people from all around the world are earning very comfortable livings--or more--as dropship sellers on eBay, and you can, too, provided you follow a few easy rules and tips.<br><br>Here are some valuable tips and tools that can be your strongest business partner for your dropship selling career on eBay.<br><br> <ul> <li>First, establish your account. If you don’t have much feedback, Paypal is apt to hold your payments until each products has been received by the buyer. Who wants that? So, set up your account and begin making some small purchases to establish feedback. Besides, buying before selling can be extremely helpful in giving you a bird’s eye look at the process from a buyer’s point of view. If nothing else, you might learn what NOT to do.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Find your niche. This is of paramount importance in selling on eBay. You should find a niche with a large enough demand to keep you in sales and traffic. Hopefully, your niche will not be oversaturated with competitors. Some competition is okay, of course. You can out distance your competition by providing better customer service than they do and thus gaining more repeat customers, as well as referrals from previous buyers.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Try using audio in your listings. Many shoppers respond favorably to audio as long as it is pertinent info about your product that helps them make an informed buying decision.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be careful to fill out all of the Item Specifics. Yes, It’s a tedious process, but the more completely you fill these out, the higher eBay’s search engine will rank your listing in search results. So, it is definitely a worthwhile thing to do.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Have more auctions of shorter duration. The reasoning behind this is that even with the new eBay Cassini search engine, listings ending soonest will be elevated in search results for Best Match. This way, you also get more exposure for the shoppers who search by Ending Soonest, too.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use an email signature. You can opt in to do this on eBay and you might be surprised at how much it will help your sales. As a rule of thumb, use 6-8 lines that describe briefly what you sell and include a link to your eBay store. You can set it up so that this signature is added automatically to every email you send on eBay.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Take advantage of the free eBay Research Labs tool called BayEstimator that can help you write better titles that should generate more click throughs for you. It’s a handy tool and you can learn a lot about what search words within your niche are trending and hot.</li> </ul> <br>These tips and tools can help you become a successful eBay dropship seller, so get started today!<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97617/eBay-Dropship-Seller-Tips-Tools-for-Success&bvt=rss">Madison ClaireWed, 29 May 2013 00:52:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:97617http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97340/Dropship-Tips-Use-Best-SEO-Practices-to-Boost-eBay-Sales#Comments0Dropship Tips: Use Best SEO Practices to Boost eBay Sales!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97340/Dropship-Tips-Use-Best-SEO-Practices-to-Boost-eBay-Sales<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebay.jpg" alt="SEO tips eBay dropship" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0">You can have a thriving, successful business on eBay as a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> seller, especially if you use best SEO practices!<br><br>Using SEO on eBay is just as critical as using it anywhere else for ecommerce. This is something that many eBay sellers tend to overlook and they pay for this oversight with less sales and profits. If you simply take a little time to familiarize yourself with best SEO practices for eBay and then implement them---you will be amply rewarded with more income!<br><br>These tips and tricks are not at all difficult and even newbie eBay dropship sellers can master them quickly.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>SEO Tips for eBay</h2> <br>Use these SEO tips for more eBay dropship sales.<br><br> <ul> <li>Your Title: eBay now allows up to 70 characters in the title. You should use at least two, preferably three, of your main keywords and make them as close to the beginning of the title as you can.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Your Descriptions: Use at least 200 words for your eBay descriptions and apply your keywords strategically, especially in the first sentence. Don’t over do it, though. Using such tactics as bolding and italicizing keywords is also quite helpful.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Feed Google: Just like any other ecommerce endeavor, Google will reward eBay dropship sellers who provide it with fresh, relevant content. Have a Facebook Fan Page for your eBay items, tweet about them, start an account on Pinterest….the more you do to provide content about your eBay listings, the better your chances of having Google and the other search engines find you and boost your ranking in search results pages.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>About Me Page: If you don’t already have one, do have an About Me page on eBay. This is not only a way to connect on a more personal level with your customers, but a way to furnish content and good SEO. Use plenty of links to your eBay store items and listings. Google and the other search engines love links and they will prove helpful to you by providing more SEO.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Update Keywords: It’s a good idea to update your eBay keywords about every two or three months. eBay itself will generate keywords for your store, but you should change and update them from time to time. Don’t know how to do this? You can find your eBay store keywords by looking at “Marketing Tools” and “Search Engine Keywords.”</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Category Names: When choosing category names for your eBay store items, use ones with your keywords. For example, if you are selling lingerie, use each specific type you sell as its category name---corset, nightgown, girdle, and so on. This will greatly enhance your chances of having your dropship items found when an eBay shopper performs a search for a specific item you have in your store.</li> </ul> <br>Using best SEO practices for your eBay dropship store items and listings can prove quite beneficial to boosting traffic and sales. Use these techniques to beef up your eBay SEO and watch traffic and dropship sales improve!<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97340/Dropship-Tips-Use-Best-SEO-Practices-to-Boost-eBay-Sales&bvt=rss">Greg ScottTue, 21 May 2013 19:11:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:97340http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97090/Dropshippers-5-Proven-Ways-to-Boost-eBay-Sales#Comments0Dropshippers: 5 Proven Ways to Boost eBay Sales!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97090/Dropshippers-5-Proven-Ways-to-Boost-eBay-Sales<br><img id="img-1375410791440" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/askfrosale.jpg" alt="eBay dropshippers" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you are one of the many <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshippers " target="_blank"><strong>dropshippers</strong> </a>on eBay, you might be interested in picking up a few tips for boosting traffic and sales to your listings.<br><br>After all, more traffic and sales converts to more money and who doesn’t want that, right? Have you ever heard anybody in ecommerce say, “No, really, I don’t want to make more money?”<br><br>Of course not. Making money is a good thing and eBay dropshippers are generally in favor of getting their share of it.<br><br>Here are 5 tried and true, proven ways to boost traffic and sales for eBay dropshippers:<br><br>I. Use Cross Promotion with Other Sellers<br><br>Some eBay sellers are hesitant to do this because they fear they will lose sales. But, when you cross promote your items with other sellers, you increase your visibility and widen your sphere of influence on the site because those other sellers are showing your items, too. It’s a case of one hand washing the other and it does work, so don’t be afraid to give it a try.<br><br>II. Start an eBay Newsletter<br><br>You have free email marketing with newsletters, so take advantage of it and actively solicit subscriptions from customers as well as looky loos. Offer an incentive of some kind. You don’t have to give away the store, but make it worth someone’s while to opt-in to your email list. Please note that this is available to eBay store owners only, but hopefully you already have a store. Which brings us to our next tip.<br><br>III. Have an eBay Store<br><br>The Basic eBay Stores subscription is a mere $15.95 a month. Since the Spring Seller Update, if you agree to keep your store for a year, instead of on a month to month basis, you get the benefit of 150 free listings every month. This is nothing to sneeze at! Do the math and figure what you would pay for listing auctions for items with a starting price of, say, $34.99. You’re looking at $0.75 per listing fee. If the item doesn’t sell, you can relist and get a credit if it doesn’t sell the second go round. But, if it doesn’t, you’re out double listing fees. Ouch!<br><br>IV. Use Best Practices SEO<br><br>Many sellers don’t understand the importance of SEO for eBay drop shippers and others. In fact, keywords are vitally important! If you fail to use your prime keywords in your titles and descriptions, your rankings in eBay Best Match search will not be as high as they could be. As with any other search engine, the higher you are in search results, the better off you because more shoppers see your listings. If they don’t see your items, they’re unlikely to buy them, right?<br><br>V. Ask For the Sale<br><br>This is yet another area where a common misconception abounds for eBay dropshippers and other sellers. Any seasoned sales person understands the importance and effectiveness of simply asking someone to buy. If you haven’t tried it, start including a call to action at the end of every one of your descriptions and watch your sell through rate go up. For instance, if your dropshipping flash drives, end your description with something like this: “Why risk losing all of your important data? Back it up with a flash drive!” It’s easy. Just ask for the sale.<br><br>Dropshippers and other eBay sellers can use these 5 tips to help boost traffic and sales!<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97090/Dropshippers-5-Proven-Ways-to-Boost-eBay-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 15 May 2013 23:14:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:97090http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96684/Dropship-News-Looking-Around-for-an-eBay-Alternative#Comments2Dropship News: Looking Around for an eBay Alternative?http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96684/Dropship-News-Looking-Around-for-an-eBay-Alternative<br><img id="img-1375410844186" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebay2.jpg" alt="dropship ebay alternatives" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you have a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business, the latest batch of changes on eBay might have you looking around for a viable alternative.<br><br>The Spring Seller Update might be somewhat beneficial to smaller sellers or those who sell fairly low priced items, but for the sellers who deal in large volume and higher priced products---it’s another fee hike. A big one!<br><br>One thing this update has accomplished, it seems, it to put paid to the prevailing rumor of the past few years that eBay is making a concerted effort to get rid of small sellers, since this update actually gives them a bit of a break.<br><br>But, if you are in the group of dropship sellers who prefer to sell pricey goods, you will soon see your fees shooting up….again.<br><br>Many beleaguered eBay sellers are swearing that this latest change is the proverbial last straw and are actively seeking another online marketplace to move their dropship sales business.<br><br>So, are there any eBay alternatives?<br><br>Yes.<br><br>There are alternatives, although some simply do not have the traffic that flows through eBay. Let’s take a look at your options available for eBay alternatives:<br><br> <ul> <li>Amazon---This humongous marketplace is bigger and some say better than eBay. Amazon has continued to see massive sales growth during the past few years when eBay either remained stagnant or went backward. There are strict rules and policies for sellers on Amazon and the fees are about the same as eBay. But, you would have the advantage of more traffic, which would translate to more sales. So, the fees would probably be worth it.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Bonanza---This is a friendly site that has experienced much growth. However, it is still not getting the kind of traffic that the two giants--eBay and Amazon---get. Still, the fees are very low and if you have a hot enough niche and have been wise enough to build up a large opt-in newsletter subscription list of your customers on eBay, you might be able to take a lot of business with you. eBay wouldn’t like this but so far haven’t been able to prevent sellers from getting the email addresses of buyers from Paypal. This may be yet to come as eBay appears to be increasingly paranoid about buyers and sellers having any contact whatsoever. For now, though, you are free to harvest those email addys and run to the eBay alternative of your choice, announcing the move with a bulk email newsletter.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Ebid---This one is sort of like eBay’s little brother and has quite a bit to offer, even if it can’t match Big Brother’s traffic. The traffic is lower, but so are the fees. Some ex-eBay sellers are reporting good luck on this site.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>eCrater---This eBay alternative is gaining in popularity and has a very user friendly interface for sellers. One big plus is that all items are added to the Google Product Search, something that isn’t possible with eBay anymore since their apparent falling out with Google. Buyers can also use Google Wallet at checkout if you want to get away from Paypal, and the fees are a little lower than Paypal.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>OnlineAuction---This site offers an $8 monthly membership and no listing or final value fees, plus you can add a link to your own website, something eBay has prohibited for quite some time.</li> </ul> <br>If you’re fed up to the gills with the constant policy changes and fee hikes, there are eBay alternatives for your dropship business! &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96684/Dropship-News-Looking-Around-for-an-eBay-Alternative&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 04 May 2013 23:55:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:96684http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96420/How-to-Attract-Buyers-on-eBay-Dropshipping-Sales-Tips#Comments0How to Attract Buyers on eBay: Dropshipping Sales Tipshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96420/How-to-Attract-Buyers-on-eBay-Dropshipping-Sales-Tips<br><img id="img-1375410976937" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/bag-of-money-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropshipping eBay" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Anyone who wants to work from home with an ecommerce business might be interested in a few <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> sales tips about how to attract buyers on eBay.<br><br>Although the internet has opened up the whole world as a consumer market to ecommerce entrepreneurs---a huge improvement over a traditional brick and mortar store where you depend mostly on local traffic---the fact is that the World Wide Web is a big, big place. So, if you want to make sales, you must devise ways to drive traffic to your site or listings. <br><br>A steady flow of traffic is what makes sales, since without potential customers to see what you have to offer, your home business cannot prosper and you won’t be able to earn a comfortable living.<br><br>When you sell on a giant online marketplace such as eBay or Amazon, you have an advantage when it comes to traffic because both of these sites have an enormous stream of global traffic 24/7, which will be a big help to you. That being said, you still need to work on ways to attract eBay viewers to your dropshipping products.<br><br>Here are some tips to help attract eBay buyers:<br><br> <ul> <li>Write great titles! Your title and your gallery photo are the first thing shoppers see as they scroll through eBay listings. You need to make your title one that instantly grabs a viewer’s attention and incites interest in your dropshipping listing, so that a shopper will click through to see all of the details. Use good SEO in your eBay titles, trying to keep your main keywords as close to the front of the title as possible. For example, if you are dropshipping classical music CDs, use the keyword phrase “Classical Music CD” as the beginning of your title, going on to say what composer it is and other pertinent info.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Have great images! Your eBay images are crucial if you want to attract buyers, so make sure they are large enough and that they are clear and accurately depict the item. If at all feasible, don’t use the stock image from your wholesale products source’s website. Instead, obtain one of every dropshipping product you are selling on eBay and take your own photos. Get multiple views so that buyers can see the product fully. Images are vitally important with ecommerce because shoppers are unable to really see the item and must depend on photos and descriptions.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Write fantastic descriptions! Your descriptions should be written as though there are no photos. Be sure to include all pertinent info about your dropshipping products. For example, if you are selling lingerie, be sure to have the size, the measurements, materials and anything else that would help the shopper make an informed buying decision and pull the trigger on the sale. Use SEO to its best advantage in your descriptions.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Provide excellent customer service so that you are a Top Rate Seller. This will give you a boost in the notorious eBay Best Match search. The higher up your ranking in search, the more eBay shoppers who will see your dropshipping listings.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Free shipping will give you a boost in search ranking, as will a 14 day return policy. Factor the amount of shipping into your sale price and that way you don’t lose any money. eBay charges Final Value Fees now on shipping costs, anyway, so you might as well build the cost into your sale price and attract more buyers.</li> </ul> <br>Use these dropshipping sales tips to attract more buyers on eBay and have a profitable home ecommerce business!<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96420/How-to-Attract-Buyers-on-eBay-Dropshipping-Sales-Tips&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 26 Apr 2013 16:14:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:96420http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96323/Start-a-Profitable-Home-Dropship-Business-with-eBay-s-Free-Listings#Comments0Start a Profitable Home Dropship Business with eBay’s Free Listings!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96323/Start-a-Profitable-Home-Dropship-Business-with-eBay-s-Free-Listings<br><img id="img-1375411022987" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/sales-success.jpg" alt="dropship ebay" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0">If you have ever wanted to start a profitable home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business, now is the time with eBay’s free listings!<br><br>A home dropship business is one of the quickest and easiest of all ecommerce enterprises to get off the ground and running, making money fast. It’s one of the best opportunities around for anyone who wants to get away from a job they despise and work from home.<br><br>The dropship business model has much to offer wanna be ecommerce entrepreneurs and eBay is a great place to make money, with its enormous amount of global traffic passing through the site 24/7. Realistically speaking, you couldn’t possibly hope to draw the kind of traffic that eBay attracts and if you go about it right, you can successfully divert some of that traffic to your own dropship product listings.<br><br>While eBay has always been a viable venue for a dropship business, now that this giant online marketplace has started offering free listings, it’s even better!<br><br>Up until now, you paid a fairly high price to list auction style, plus a hefty Final Value Fee for each item sold. Fixed Price listings, while not costing as much in listing fees, incurred a higher Final Value Fee than auction style listings. If you listed in the auction format and your item didn’t sell, you had the option of relisting and not having to pay another listing fee if your item sold the second time around. If not, you were charged for both runs. <br><br>Ouch!<br><br>Nowadays, though, eBay has decided to make things a little easier on the pocketbooks of sellers by not charging any listing fees under certain circumstances. Let’s take a look at the new eBay set up for listing fees, as shown on the eBay website:<br><br>“Starting today—for sellers without an eBay Stores subscription—your 50 FREE listings* per month can be Auction style or Fixed Price. You pay a final value fee only when your item sells. Final value fees have been streamlined to just one flat rate of 10%—regardless of how you sell. You also get a FREE listing scheduler for more control over when your listings start and end!<br><br>Selling or planning to sell more than 50 per month? An eBay Store may be the best choice for you. Starting May 1, with an eBay stores subscription you’ll get between 150 -2,500 FREE listings* a month, final value fees from 4-9%, and access to a wealth of great marketing tools to help you grow your business! Best of all, subscriptions start as low as $15.95 a month for a yearly Store subscription. Learn more about everything eBay Stores have to offer.<br><br>Note: As a part of today’s fee update, any remaining of the 50 free Auction-style listings allotted on April 1 to sellers paying standard fees (no eBay Stores subscription) will expire, and new allotment of 50 free Auction-style or fixed price listings will be granted for the remainder of the month of April.<br><br>* Pay no insertion fees for your allotted free listings per calendar month. Optional fees, including advanced listing upgrades and supplemental service fees, still apply. Pay final value fees only when you sell. Motors Vehicles, Real Estate, Heavy Equipment, Concession Trailers &amp; Carts, Imaging &amp; Aesthetics Equipment and Commercial Printing Presses are excluded. 12 free pictures does not apply to Motors Vehicles listings. Terms are subject to change.”<br><br>Now, there are several points in here that should be touched on because they’re important. <br><br>First of all, of course, is that paying no listing fees takes the financial risk out of listing your dropship items. During slow times, sellers can rack up a lot of fees and sell fewer items than usual. You should also note the free scheduler, because up until this change, scheduling an auction cost $0.10. Maybe that doesn’t sound like much, but hey---pennies make dollars!<br><br>If you list in two categories, you will pay a listing fee for the second. If you add special features such as Gallery Plus, you will pay the standard fee for those. Some categories are excluded from the free listings:<br><br> <ul> <li>Motor Vehicles</li> <li>Real Estate</li> <li>Heavy Equipment</li> <li>Concession Trailers &amp; Carts</li> <li>Imaging Aesthetics Equipment</li> <li>Commercial Printing Presses</li> </ul> <br>These categories are not likely to apply to a dropship seller.<br><br>If you’re tired of spending your life making money for somebody else and want to start a home business, start a profitable home dropship business with eBay’s free listings!<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96323/Start-a-Profitable-Home-Dropship-Business-with-eBay-s-Free-Listings&bvt=rss">Greg ScottTue, 23 Apr 2013 20:59:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:96323http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96231/Tips-For-Finding-the-Best-Dropship-Products-to-Sell-on-eBay#Comments0Tips For Finding the Best Dropship Products to Sell on eBayhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96231/Tips-For-Finding-the-Best-Dropship-Products-to-Sell-on-eBay<br><img id="img-1366414116917" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/bag-of-money-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropship eBay" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Do you want to start a profitable home business in ecommerce and in need of a few tips for finding the best <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>products to sell on eBay?<br><br>eBay is a humongous online marketplace with a tremendous amount of global traffic flowing through the site 24/7. If you are just getting started in ecommerce, you couldn’t reasonably expect to drive the amount of traffic that passes through this giant venue, so it’s a good choice for beginners.<br><br>eBay might remain a good choice for you, or you might decide somewhere down the road that you would prefer to build your own website. Or, you may opt for a turnkey online store such as ProStores.<br><br>For now, though, to get started making sales and money quickly with a home dropship business, eBay is a safe bet for you. Your eBay success as a dropship seller will largely depend on the niche you choose, so it is vitally important to select a niche with products that are in high demand on eBay.<br><br>If there is a large consumer demand for a widget, and you supply that demand, you have an almost sure fire formula for success!<br><br>Here are some tips for finding the best dropship products to sell on eBay:<br><br> <ul> <li>Check the Google Keyword Tool and do a search for a product you are thinking of dropshipping on eBay. This will provide you with the number of global searches performed for this product every month. If it is a high number, go to the head of the class---you have found a great performer to dropship on eBay. If it is a low number….keep looking, it’s a loser.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Scope out eBay itself as regards dropship products you are considering selling. You can simply find the category for the product in question and then search the completed listings to see how many there were, how ell they sold and the average selling price. This is good info and can help you pick a winner.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Find a reputable wholesale dropship product source, preferably one with brand name products, and browse their selection of products available to you for dropshipping. Any time you can dropship a famous brand name product you are one step ahead of the game because the majority of customers will buy a well known brand name before a generic no name product. Be sure to choose a wholesale product source who will give you genuine wholesale prices, low enough that you will have an ample margin for profit on every sale.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Finding the best dropship products to sell on eBay also might mean finding products that aren’t overflowing with competition. The less competition you have, the better---as long as it is a hot niche with enough potential customers to provide you with plenty of sales for a profitable home business. So, to find the best products, sometimes you may need to drill down within a broad niche to locate and develop a lucrative sub-niche that doesn’t have quite as many competitors.</li> </ul> <br>Once you find the best dropship products for eBay, start selling them and living the good life with your own home business!<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96231/Tips-For-Finding-the-Best-Dropship-Products-to-Sell-on-eBay&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 20 Apr 2013 00:25:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:96231http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96059/How-to-Find-Hot-Niche-Products-for-eBay-Dropshipping#Comments0How to Find Hot Niche Products for eBay Dropshippinghttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96059/How-to-Find-Hot-Niche-Products-for-eBay-Dropshipping<br><img id="img-1375411120479" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/choices-resized-600.jpg" alt="eBay dropshipping" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you have a regular job that you would love to quit, in favor of working from home in your own business, you might be interested in getting the scoop on how to find hot niche products for eBay <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a>.<br><br>eBay and Amazon are the two giant marketplaces and both have an enormous amount of global traffic 24/7. If you decide that you would prefer to go with eBay, you can count on reaping at least some of the benefits of this traffic. <br><br>While it would be nice to have your own website---and eventually you might do that---if you are just getting started in ecommerce, you would be well advised to stick with eBay as you couldn’t reasonably hope to drive that much traffic to your online store initially.<br><br>Now, how do you find hot niche products for eBay dropshipping? How do you know which products are likely to sell like hotcakes and which are liable to sit there and stagnate because nobody wants them?<br><br>These are weighty questions, since your success as an eBay dropship seller will largely depend on your niche. If there is a demand for your products, sufficient to keep you in plenty of sales, you are one step ahead of the game and can expect to do well and make money.<br><br>If there isn’t a demand for your products that is enough to sustain your business, your eBay career will tank.<br><br>Here are some tips to help you find hot niche products for eBay dropshipping:<br><br> <ul> <li>Go through the various eBay categories and check to see the completed listings in each one that you think might work for your dropshipping sales. If you see page after page of listings that show red for the selling price, this means that those items didn’t sell and you had better move on to something else, because if the product isn’t selling for other sellers on eBay, chances are it won’t sell for you, either. When you find products with a lot of green numbers for the selling price, which denotes items that sold, then you can take a better look at these high performance products that are selling well on eBay.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use the Google Keyword Tool (it’s free) to see how many global searches are performed monthly for a particular product. If there are a lot of searches, this tells you that a lot of people are actively looking to buy this product and that it may be a hot niche product for eBay dropshipping. For example, if you enter the keyword phrase “silver jewelry” and see that about 2 million searches were performed globally for it in a month---you know that there is a big consumer demand for silver jewelry.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Going back to plain Google, the search engine, do a search for the sales stats for the product you are considering dropshipping on eBay. You may not be able to find this info and if you can’t, this isn’t a good sign. The hot products and niches will almost certainly have this data compiled. For example, if you are thinking of dropshipping digital cameras on eBay, search Google to get the sales stats for 2012 on global digital camera sales. If those stats are high---you’ve found a winner.</li> </ul> <br>These tips will help you know how to find hot niche products for eBay dropshipping!<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96059/How-to-Find-Hot-Niche-Products-for-eBay-Dropshipping&bvt=rss">Greg ScottMon, 15 Apr 2013 18:55:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:96059http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96057/eBay-Dropshippers-Heads-Up-on-the-Spring-Sellers-Update#Comments0eBay Dropshippers: Heads Up on the Spring Sellers Update!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96057/eBay-Dropshippers-Heads-Up-on-the-Spring-Sellers-Update<br><p><img id="img-1366042674849" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/thinking-resized-600.jpg" alt="eBay dropshippers" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">eBay <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshippers" target="_blank"><strong>dropshippers</strong></a>, heads up on the Spring sellers update as it will impact you for better or worse.<br><br>If you are a dropship or other seller on eBay, you need to make it your business to get the lowdown on the latest seller update because it will affect you, one way or the other. Some sellers are screaming that it will literally double their fees and others are saying that they expect their fees to be less.<br><br>Which category will you fall into?<br><br>Here are some pertinent excerpts from the eBay Spring Sellers Update, directly from the site itself:<br><br>“New everyday simplified rate plans—pick the one that’s right for you<br><br></p> <ul> <li>Free listings with eBay Stores: Starting May 1, get up to 2,500 FREE listings* per month with your eBay Stores subscription. Final value fees will be simplified to 5 competitive category-based rates as low as 4% (and never more than 9%)—regardless of how you sell.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>More flexibility with standard fees (no Stores subscription): Starting April 16, your 50 free listings* per month can be listed Auction-style or fixed price. Pay just one flat 10% final value fee—only when your item sells</li> </ul> <br>New eBay Stores subscriptions: <br>Starting May 1, 2013: <br> <ul> <li>Pay no insertion fees on up to 2,500 total listings* per month with an Anchor Store subscription. The subscription fee for an Anchor store has been reduced to $179.95 per month with a yearly commitment and $199.95 for a monthly subscription.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Pay no insertion fees on up to 500 total FREE listings* per month with a Premium Store subscription: just $49.95 per month with a yearly commitment or $59.95 for a monthly subscription.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Pay no insertion fees on up to 150 total FREE listings* per month with a Basic Store subscription: just $15.95 per month with a yearly commitment or $19.95 for a monthly subscription.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Free listings* can be either fixed price or Auction-style.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>As always, get up to 12 pictures per listing FREE (Motors Vehicles excluded).</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Final value fees will be simplified to just five flat rates—as low as 4% and never more than 9% of the total amount of the sale—with a maximum fee of $250*.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Final value fees will always be lower with an eBay Stores subscription compared to standard fees, so if you sell more than 50 items a month, an eBay store subscription may be the right option for you.</li> </ul> <br>If you don’t have an eBay store, here’s the scoop:<br><br>New standard fees (fees without an eBay Stores subscription): <br><br> <ul> <li>Continue to pay no insertion fees on up to 50 listings* a month. Starting April 16, these free listings can be either fixed price or Auction-style.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Add Buy It Now FREE to your Auction-style listings*.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>As always, get up to 12 pictures per listing (Motors vehicles excluded).</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Get the listing scheduler FREE and control when your listings start and end.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>When your item sells, you’ll pay one flat 10% final value fee based on the total amount of the sale, with a maximum fee of $250*.</li> </ul> eBay’s standard fees may be the right choice if you sell occasionally or sell to earn extra cash. If you sell more than 50 items a month, you may benefit from the overall discounted rates that come with the new eBay stores subscription.”<br><br>Now, to help you figure out whether this update will work for you or against you, use this handy free Fee Illustrator from eBay: <a href="http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/news/FeeIllustrator.html" title="Fee Illustrator" target="_blank">Fee Illustrator</a>. <br><br>One change that most sellers seem to universally object to is that, starting May 1st, if you add a Buy It Now price to an auction listing, it must be at least 30% higher than your starting price. That’s a lot!<br><br>If you’re a Top Rated Plus seller, you must offer one day handling time and a 14 day return policy to get the 20% discount off Final Value Fees.<br><br>eBay has continued to raise the bar on getting that 20% discount. What next, we wonder? Sellers must meet all of the existing criteria PLUS hand deliver the item to the buyer? Send it in an armored car? Balance a ball on the end of their noses while juggling live pigeons, hopping on one foot and whistling Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture through a mouth full of crackers?<br><br>Anyhow, the 2013 Spring Sellers Update is sure to affect eBay dropshippers and other sellers, as well, so be sure you understand what’s coming before it gets here!<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><br><br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96057/eBay-Dropshippers-Heads-Up-on-the-Spring-Sellers-Update&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeMon, 15 Apr 2013 16:13:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:96057http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95614/Are-You-Looking-for-a-Dropship-eBay-Alternative#Comments0Are You Looking for a Dropship eBay Alternative?http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95614/Are-You-Looking-for-a-Dropship-eBay-Alternative<br><img id="img-1375411197816" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/thinking-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropship eBay alternative" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Are you looking for a viable <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank">dropship</a> eBay alternative?<br><br>Many sellers are upset about the fee hikes coming again the first of May. If you sell higher end, more expensive items, your fees are likely to double according to the eBay Fee Illustrator. In some cases, the new fees might even be more than twice as much.<br><br>So, with eBay once again using its philosophy of “If it ain’t broke, break it,” sellers will be jumping ship like the last passengers on the Titanic.<br><br>But, where to go? Is there really a good dropship eBay alternative?<br><br>The answer is yes. Yes, there is. In fact, there are several.<br><br>Let’s take a look at dropship eBay alternatives:<br><br> <ul> <li>Amazon---Amazon is bigger than eBay and in many ways….better than eBay. The site is growing at a much faster rate than poor eBay and it was huge to begin with. While the fees are hefty here, too, at least you get consistently good service for your money. Amazon actually has something eBay somehow hasn’t been able to come up with: a functional search engine. You won’t have to worry about your Amazon products being buried in the clunky train wreck of “Best Match” search as found on eBay. Nor are the rolling blackouts that scads of sellers swear are real a problem on Amazon. There don’t seem to be site glitches as often as on eBay, either. All in all, Amazon is a very desirable dropship eBay alternative.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Overstock---Overstock has discontinued auctions, but if you can meet the site criteria for wholesale type prices on your dropship products, this might be a dropship eBay alternative. There are costs associated with selling, of course, based on the products.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Bonanza---Bonanza is still up and coming and might make an excellent dropship eBay alternative. The fees are a mere fraction of what you would pay on eBay and the site has built up a fair amount of traffic. Nowhere close to the global traffic that flows through eBay and Amazon, of course, but respectable.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>iOffer---This site allows you to buy, sell or trade. New merchandise only, no auction formats. There is no listing fee for your dropship products, but you do pay a final value fee based on the selling price of your item. All photos are free, as is the gallery slide show. You only pay if your items sell and the fees are much, much less than eBay final value fees. Again, you aren’t going to see as much traffic on this site as the giants, eBay and Amazon. However, it may still be a reasonable dropship eBay alternative for you.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>eBid---Smaller than eBay but it has quite a lot to offer a home dropship business. First of all, unlike eBay, it is a Google marketplace partner, a big deal in and of itself. No listing fees. Currently, there is a special running for a lifetime selling subscription at the low, low price of only $49.49. You get unlimited listings for life, 5 eBid stores, no final value fees, 5 free images, import from eBay, uploads to Google shopping and a free tee shirt, too!</li> </ul> <br>There are others, too, where you might find a happy home if you are ready to look for a dropship eBay alternative!<br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95614/Are-You-Looking-for-a-Dropship-eBay-Alternative&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 29 Mar 2013 19:34:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:95614http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95572/Dropship-Secrets-How-to-Increase-Traffic-to-eBay-Listings#Comments0Dropship Secrets: How to Increase Traffic to eBay Listingshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95572/Dropship-Secrets-How-to-Increase-Traffic-to-eBay-Listings<br><img id="img-1375411303817" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/zuperbuzz-buzzos-bangdhika--resized-600.jpg" alt="dropship secrets eBay" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Are you interested in a few <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> secrets---how to increase traffic to eBay listings?<br><br>The truth is, there aren’t really any secrets about how to increase traffic to your eBay listings and make more sales. Most of the tips are plain old garden variety common sense and good business practices, but they will serve you well if you follow them.<br><br>eBay sellers are finding it increasingly difficult to make as much profit as they need to in order to maintain a viable ecommerce home business. The fees for higher priced items are jumping up yet again in May….way, way up for a lot of sellers.<br><br>This means that to be able to survive on the site, you will need to find ways to boost traffic and sales.<br><br>Here are some tips that will help drive traffic to your eBay listings:<br><br> <ul> <li>Use best practices SEO in your titles. SEO is important if you want the eBay search engine to pick up your listings and place them high in search results. Try to use the main keywords as close to the beginning of the title as you can. For example, if your item is a Eureka dome tent, let those three keywords be the beginning of your item title.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>You have 70 characters at your disposal for your eBay titles. Use them wisely. You need good SEO, but you also need your titles to attract shoppers and get them to click through to your listings. If you are selling clothing, for instance, try to romance your titles and make the item sound as good as you can possibly make it. Be imaginative. What sounds more appealing? “Long Dress” or “Twilight Purple Floor Length Formal Cocktail Party Dress?” Always include the size of the garment or other item specifics that will help catch the eye of a shopper.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Use great SEO in your item descriptions, too. Include your main keywords so that the eBay search engine, along with Google and others, will pick up your listing when their bots crawl the site. Include all information that will help a shopper make an informed purchase decision.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use social networking sites such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter to promote your eBay listings. There are 800 million users now on Facebook and it is still growing. Pinterest is booming and Twitter is immensely popular. Harness the awesome power of social media to increase traffic to your eBay listings.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Work hard at maintaining the Detailed Sellers Ratings and feedback that will keep you getting a boost in Best Match search, eBay’s default search. Top Rated Sellers are supposed to get better ranking in Best Match. You can also help improve your search results ranking by offering free shipping and one day handling time.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Take advantage of eBay’s free marketing services such as seller emails to get more traffic to your listings. You can customize your emails and should actively solicit opt-in subscribers.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Have an eBay store. This is a great way to boost traffic to all of your eBay listings. There are several levels of stores, from basic to premium, and some benefits to having a store on eBay.</li> </ul> Use these tips and tricks to make your own dropship secrets: how to increase traffic to eBay listings!<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95572/Dropship-Secrets-How-to-Increase-Traffic-to-eBay-Listings&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyThu, 28 Mar 2013 19:01:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:95572http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95478/How-to-Source-Wholesale-Dropship-Products-to-Sell-on-eBay#Comments0How to Source Wholesale Dropship Products to Sell on eBayhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95478/How-to-Source-Wholesale-Dropship-Products-to-Sell-on-eBay<br><img id="img-1375411386108" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/online-sales.jpg" alt="source wholesale dropship products eBay" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br>Are you interested in starting a profitable home business and wondering how to source wholesale <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank">dropship</a> products to sell on eBay?<br><br>First of all, if you have read or heard any of the horror stories about how it is impossible to make money dropshipping products on eBay…..put this right out of your mind because it isn’t true. Tee totally, absolutely, indubitably NOT true.<br><br>The fact of the matter is, there are many eBay sellers dropshipping and making a darn good living at it. One must wonder if the dire warnings, gloom and doom predictions and negativity are propaganda put out there by successful eBay drop shippers trying to discourage competition.<br><br>Another likely scenario for at least part of the doomsday prophets about eBay and dropshipping is that it’s people who have tried it and failed miserably. The thing to bear in mind about this group of losers is that they would probably have been dismal failures at any undertaking. <br><br>Why?<br><br>Simply because there are many people who go into a business, including a dropship business on eBay, with unrealistic expectations that are downright silly. No, you can’t put in a few minutes every now and then and expect to make money dropshipping on eBay.<br><br>No, you can’t merely throw some stuff up there without researching to find a good niche and expect to set the woods on fire with sales.<br><br>No, you can’t ignore questions from prospective buyers or fail to provide great customer service and expect to make money dropshipping on eBay.<br><br>The people who think that it’s possible to perform so poorly are doomed to failure. Not just on eBay, but anywhere.<br><br>Moving right along, now that we’ve cleared up the misconception that eBay sellers can’t thrive using the dropship business model; let’s look at how to source wholesale products for eBay dropshipping.<br><br><strong>Where to Source Products for Dropshipping on eBay</strong><br><br>There are a number of sources available with supposedly wholesale products. That being said, they may or may not be true wholesale product suppliers.<br><br>Before you enter into a business arrangement, check out the company for these things:<br><br> <ul> <li>Well established</li> <li>Member of the Better Business Bureau</li> <li>Large selection of products</li> <li>High quality products</li> <li>Brand name products</li> <li>Good communication and business practices</li> <li>Genuine wholesale prices</li> </ul> <br>In order to make money with dropship products on eBay, you must be able to buy at real wholesale prices. If you pay retail, or even close to retail, you will not have an ample margin of profit and will go bust in a jiffy.<br><br>Make sure that the company will send you low inventory or out of stock notices so that you don’t oversell. If you want to get lots of bad feedback, try selling a lot of items on eBay and then canceling the orders. Ouch! Buyers tend to get irate about this!<br><br>You always want to do business with a wholesale product source that carries high quality merchandise. Another way to ruin your eBay reputation in a hurry---or get your selling privileges suspended----is to have your buyers receive poor quality, shoddy products that don’t work right. <br><br>Check all of these things out with any wholesale <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/drop_ship_source.php " title="dropship source" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff;">dropship source</span></a></span> you are considering selling on eBay and look before you leap!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95478/How-to-Source-Wholesale-Dropship-Products-to-Sell-on-eBay&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 26 Mar 2013 19:28:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:95478http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94705/ProStores-The-Easy-Way-to-Start-a-Dropship-Home-Business#Comments0ProStores: The Easy Way to Start a Dropship Home Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94705/ProStores-The-Easy-Way-to-Start-a-Dropship-Home-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/rolling-in-money.jpg" alt="ProStores dropship home business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Anyone considering getting into ecommerce should take a look at ProStores: the easy way to start a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business.<br><br>ProStores is user friendly and makes it possible for you to get a home business in ecommerce off the ground and running---making money---in nothing flat. You don’t have to be a computer guru or a techie because ProStores has a quick and easy interface that will have you dropshipping like a pro!<br><br>In the days before the internet, starting a business…even a home business…was a complicated and expensive process. But the World Wide Web has changed all that and made it easy to have your own business online. ProStores has ramped it up to make the process even easier.<br><br>What is ProStores?<br><br>ProStores is an eBay company, so if you’re already an eBay seller you can integrate your inventory seamlessly. <br><br>You’ll get everything you need to sell online and can find a plan that best suits your budget. ProStores is a great choice when you want to grow your business through an additional sales channel, or if you’re just getting started in ecommerce.<br><br>Online wizards make it super easy to get started. Plus, there is a 30 day free trial and no set-up fee, so you can test drive ProStores before choosing a paid plan.<br><br>Here is an excerpt from the ProStores website that explains pricing and fees in detail:<br><br>“How much does it cost to open and operate a ProStores web store?<br>ProStores does not charge eCommerce merchants a general setup fee.<br>There are two fees charged to all ProStores eCommerce merchants:<br> <ul> <li>a monthly Subscription Fee* and</li> </ul> <ul> <li>a monthly Successful Transaction Fee calculated as a percentage of the sales price of items sold in your web store, with payments due the month after the calendar month in which the transaction fee was incurred.</li> </ul> <br>*Subscription Fee varies by ProStores subscription tier and ranges from $29.95 - $99.95.<br><br>All ProStores eCommerce solutions tiers carry a 0.5% Successful Transaction Fee — that's 50¢ per $100 sold in your web store.”<br><br>Definitely cheaper than eBay fees!<br><br>If you’re worried about ProStores having a cookie cutter look with your store a clone of a bunch of others, not to worry. ProStores is very customizable. You can choose from more than 150 eCommerce design templates to create your web store design, edit HTML directly in the HTML editor, customize your eCommerce design using our Theme Builder, or export your web store pages to an external web design tool and import your customized design back into ProStores.<br><br>If you’re wondering how ProStores is different than an eBay store, here is the explanation directly from the site:<br><br>“ProStores allows you to build and maintain a full-featured stand-alone web store with your own branding. Unlike an eBay Store, ProStores web stores are accessed through your own Web address (www.yourtstorename.com) and have no eBay branding.<br><br>While items on ProStores web stores will sell at fixed prices only, they can also be easily listed onto the eBay marketplace in either the auction or fixed price formats.<br><br>ProStores sellers are also responsible for driving their own traffic. One of the ways to do this is to link to your web store from your About Me page on eBay.”<br><br>If, after you have set up your ProStores dropship business and have grown, you can upgrade your plan to reflect the increased traffic and sales. <br><br>Check out ProStores: The easy way to start a home dropship business!<br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94705/ProStores-The-Easy-Way-to-Start-a-Dropship-Home-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 28 Feb 2013 21:20:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:94705http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94584/Dropship-Basics-5-Tips-on-Being-a-Better-eBay-Seller#Comments1Dropship Basics: 5 Tips on Being a Better eBay Sellerhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94584/Dropship-Basics-5-Tips-on-Being-a-Better-eBay-Seller<br><img id="img-1375411473957" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/moneyhappy.jpg" alt="dropship eBay" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you are just starting out on eBay, a few tips to help you be a better <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/index.php" title="dropship" target="_blank">dropship</a> seller might not come amiss.<br><br>eBay is a massive marketplace, second only to Amazon as an online shopping venue. While its policies and rules for sellers are a bit on the strict side, you can be very successful on eBay if you learn your way around. When it comes to dropshipping on eBay, what not to do is as important as what to do.<br><br>Many a hopeful eBay entrepreneur with a newly started dropshipping home business has started out with high hopes and then quickly fizzled out or gone up in smoke due to being unprepared. Like many other endeavors in life, success on eBay comes with preparation and going into it forearmed with the knowledge you need.<br><br>Here are 5 basic tips that will help you be a better dropship seller on eBay:<br><br>1. Choose your niche product or products wisely. You might be a superlative seller in every respect, but if you aren’t selling what people are looking to buy, you’ll fail miserably. Before you choose a niche, look around on eBay and see what the hottest sellers are. Check out the eBay Pulse, which shows the most watched items. Check completed listings for your niche to find out the general selling price and how many went unsold. This will help you make a shrewd and informed decision when you select a niche for dropshipping on eBay.<br><br>2. Decide to go with an auction format for your listings or a Fixed Price format. Here’s the thing: you will have to pay listing fees to list your dropship items. You pay those fees whether your item sells, or not. Be aware that auction listings have a considerably higher listing fee than Fixed Price listings, although a slightly lesser Final Value Fee. You can list a Fixed Price item for $.20 regardless of its price. Auction listings, though, are charged fees determined by the starting price. If you have researched similar products on eBay and gotten a good idea what they sell for, you might well be better off to stick with Fixed Price instead of auction style. That way, if an item doesn’t sell, you’re only out $.20 rather than a pricey fee for an auction listing that bombed.<br><br>3. Proofread your descriptions and titles carefully. If you misspell words and have sloppy grammar and typos, you are giving readers the impression that you’re not only unprofessional but not too bright as well. This does not inspire confidence in potential buyers. People take a leap of faith to buy online as it is. The last thing you want to do is make a bad impression, plus it tends to make viewers think that your products are probably as sub-standard as your writing. Don’t shout in all caps. Don’t use goofy looking titles that have a combination of caps and lowercase letters. This looks like something a first grader might do. Again, not a good way to build trust in viewers.<br><br>4. Use buyer requirements to filter out as many problem buyers as you possibly can. eBay has a special place for this and you can actually block people who have had X amount of non paying buyer disputes, policy violations and other transgressions. Unfortunately, these buyer requirements, while helpful, aren’t enough. Be proactive about protecting yourself by checking the feedback and feedback left for others of those making offers on your products or bidding. If you have a bid from a buyer with a scary habit of leaving apparently undeserved negative feedback for sellers---cancel that bid. (Yes, you can. It’s your stuff, remember.)<br><br>5. Here is one that may be a bit unorthodox but will prove to be very helpful to you if you want to be a successful eBay dropship seller: don’t use the same ID to buy and sell. Big mistake. Sadly, some eBay sellers are less than scrupulous and if you end up getting burned by one of them when a widget you bought is a worthless piece of junk…you don’t want to get your seller ID involved in a dispute. Leave another seller negative feedback using your selling ID, even if richly deserved, and there is a good chance they’ll retaliate and buy something from you just to neg you back. Nor are they likely to do it under their selling ID, so you wouldn’t be able to prove it. Keep the two activities separate. You’re allowed two IDs on eBay, use them.<br><br>These 5 tips can help you be a better dropship seller on eBay!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94584/Dropship-Basics-5-Tips-on-Being-a-Better-eBay-Seller&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 26 Feb 2013 01:38:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:94584http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/93960/Wholesale-Dropship-Product-Source-for-eBay-You-Sell-They-Ship#Comments0Wholesale Dropship Product Source for eBay: You Sell They Ship!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/93960/Wholesale-Dropship-Product-Source-for-eBay-You-Sell-They-Ship<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/excited.jpg" alt="wholesale dropship product source eBay" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">You can work from home, earning a nice income, if you find a good wholesale <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> product source for eBay--you sell, they ship!<br><br>Ask several non-dropship eBay sellers about shipping and you’ll probably get the same answer from all of them: it’s a bummer. Shipping is time consuming, labor intensive and costly. Here are some of the expenses involved:<br><br></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Mailers</li> <li>Boxes</li> <li>Plastic bags for items</li> <li>Tape</li> <li>Packaging tape</li> <li>Shipping labels</li> <li>Ink</li> <li>Internet postage service fee</li> <li>Standing in line at the post office if you don’t do the above</li> <li>Time spent pulling from inventory</li> <li>Time spent preparing for packaging and shipping</li> <li>Time spent packaging</li> <li>And more</li> </ul> <p><br>No wonder nobody really likes shipping. But, when you find a reputable wholesale dropship product source for eBay…you sell, they ship. It’s just that simple!<br><br>Think of all the time and money that you would be saving! That time could be better spent on listing more items to sell, providing extraordinary customer service, tweaking your keywords and SEO, creating a killer marketing email or any number of other things that would ultimately make you money instead of cost you money.<br><br>When you are able to turn over the shipping to your product supplier, you are free to do the thing that will net you profits---sell, sell, sell.<br><br>The dropship business model is one that is totally unique in that you never have the items you are selling in your possession. Your dropship wholesale product source houses the inventory. You don’t even have to pay for it up front! Instead, you pay your product supplier as each item is sold and your buyer has paid you for it, including the shipping cost.<br><br>At that point, all you have to do is notify your wholesale product source of the sale and provide all of the pertinent info such as the buyer’s name, address, etc. and then pay for the product.<br><br>Honestly, could it get any easier?<br><br>You may run across some gloom and doom stuff about how it’s impossible to successfully dropship on eBay. Don’t believe it. It’s not only possible, but in fact it is being done---quite successfully---every day by a large number of eBay sellers.<br><br>There are a few basic things to keep in mind if you want to be a successful eBay dropshipper:<br><br></p> <ul> <li>Be sure to choose a wholesale dropship product source for eBay wisely. They need to have high quality products, brand names if possible, and a great selection so that you have many choices of what to sell.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Be sure that the product supplier will send you low inventory notices to prevent you from overselling. You don’t want to do this because it means you would have to cancel a sale and a lot of customers get really snarky about this. Your feedback would suffer and you might find yourself suspended from selling because of it, which would be a bad thing.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Be sure to be upfront with buyers about the expected time for delivery. It isn’t necessary to lay it all out there and tell them you’re dropshipping. But don’t mislead them with unrealistic delivery times, either. Most people are fine with a bit of a wait as long as they were forewarned. It’s when you fib and tell them to expect it in a couple of days and they don’t receive their item for a week or more that the trouble starts.</li> </ul> <p><br>If you observe those practices, you can find a wholesale product <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/drop_ship_source.php" title="dropship source" target="_blank"><span style="color: #3366ff;">dropship source</span></a> for eBay: you sell, they ship---and have a lucrative thriving home ecommerce business!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" id="hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=9b2b2c6f-0a1c-4629-9acd-1f31e11b43b0&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/93960/Wholesale-Dropship-Product-Source-for-eBay-You-Sell-They-Ship&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyThu, 07 Feb 2013 01:53:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:93960