Drop Ship Newshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/RSS feeds for 60http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100123/6-Secrets-to-Selling-More-Dropship-Products-on-eBay#Comments06 Secrets to Selling More Dropship Products on eBayhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100123/6-Secrets-to-Selling-More-Dropship-Products-on-eBay<br><img id="img-1376770885219" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/salesign.jpg" alt="6 secrets dropship sales" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Would you like to know the 6 secrets to selling more <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> products on eBay?<br><br>Read on and get the low down on what it takes to rev up eBay dropshipping sales!<br><br>Some people mistakenly believe that selling on eBay is different than other types of sales. In a way, this is true, because there are some unique do’s and don’ts that are all part and parcel of selling on eBay, one of the two largest online marketplaces in the world today. (Amazon is Number One, sorry eBay.)<br><br>Since eBay is an auction site, there are fundamental differences. That being said, there is a Buy It Now option that allows for instant, flat out sales instead of waiting for an auction to play out. Now let’s take a look at the 6 important secrets to boosting eBay dropship sales, bearing in mind that when all is said and done, the principles of success with sales on eBay are the same as any other ecommerce endeavor.<br><br>1. Have a niche product with a high enough demand that you get plenty of viewers and potential buyers. Regardless of platform or type of sales, it all comes down to supply and demand. If there is a great demand for something and you supply that demand, you will almost certainly be successful. But, if you make a poor choice when it comes to a niche and try to peddle something on eBay that virtually nobody wants---you are doomed to failure. <br><br>2. Have a fantastic title. Your title is your first line of communication with shoppers on eBay, along with your gallery image, so it needs to be eye catching and make people want to click through and actually read your listing. It also needs to use keywords wisely in order for the eBay search engine, Cassini, to pick it up and put it where it belongs. Romance your title! For instance, which sounds better: “Used Cell Phone” or 4G iPhone with All the Bells &amp; Whistles Works Great”? You get the idea.<br><br>3. Give an excellent description. This is your chance to tell someone everything they need to know about your dropship product in order to make a buying decision. Many ecommerce entrepreneurs lose sales because they fail to provide enough info about their item. Online shoppers rely on your images and description to furnish sufficient information and enable them to decide whether to buy or not. You can use the descriptions from your wholesale product source, but if you really want to make more sales on eBay---write your own!<br><br>4. Use the free marketing tools provided by eBay. There is a Markdown Manager, for instance. Plus you can send out marketing emails to subscribers, showcase your newly listed or favorite items, and much more. These tools can be very beneficial in helping you make sales!<br><br>5. Use good images and have enough of them to show your products to their best advantage. For example, if you are selling plus size lingerie, try to show the front, back, side and close up views so that shoppers are able to really see and appreciate your products. As with descriptions, you can use the images provided by your wholesale dropship product supplier, but the smart thing to do is obtain one of every product you sell on eBay and take your own photos. This will give you a huge edge over the competition!<br><br>6. Be professional. This means no poor grammar, misspelled words, typos or other booboos that make you appear unprofessional and not overly bright. This does not inspire confidence in the average shopper and who could blame them? The more polished your descriptions and the better your photos, the more you will seem to be an expert in your niche, which scores points with shoppers.<br><br>Use these <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=44" title="6 secrets to start selling more dropship products on eBay" target="_blank">6 secrets to start selling more dropship products on eBay</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/100123/6-Secrets-to-Selling-More-Dropship-Products-on-eBay&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 17 Aug 2013 20:18:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100123http://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/77505/Learn-How-to-Launch-Your-DropShip-Business-on-EBay#Comments0Learn How to Launch Your DropShip Business on EBayhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77505/Learn-How-to-Launch-Your-DropShip-Business-on-EBay<br><p>Are you having trouble getting your drop ship business off the ground?</p> <p>You may be interested in reading <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/dropship-selling-on-ebay-a-tale-of-two-sellers-copy/" title="Drop Ship eBay Sales: A Tale of Two Sellers" target="_blank">Drop Ship eBay Sales: A Tale of Two Sellers</a> .</p> <p>In this free eBook , you’ll follow the paths of two very different sellers, each with their own approach to selling drop ship products on eBay. While one seller makes a lot of mistakes and wastes precious time that he could have been making money, the other seller gets it right from the get-go. The prosperous seller takes some simple steps that are paramount to success. These steps not only save time and make money in the beginning, they set a business up to succeed in the long run.</p> <p>In every type of business, there will always be those who fail and those who find success; eBay is no exception.&nbsp; Why do some eBay drop ship sellers succeed in creating and maintaining a lucrative business, while others go into it with high hopes only to fizzle out in failure?<br>The answer to that lies not in the undertaking itself, but solely with the individual involved.&nbsp; In the free eBook, we show you the difference between the sellers who succeed and those who fail.</p> <p>Is your business set up to succeed in the long run?</p> <p>Find out if financial freedom is in your future.</p> <p>Learn from sellers who have been there and done that! Use their tried and true tips to take your sales to the next level!</p> <p>A <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/dropship-selling-on-ebay-a-tale-of-two-sellers-copy/" title="Dropshipping on eBay: Tale of Two Sellers" target="_blank">Dropshipping on eBay: Tale of Two Sellers</a> will teach you:</p> <p>* What preparations you need to make before you sell drop ship products.</p> <p>* How to research market trends to find the best drop ship products to sell.</p> <p>* How to get your customers to come back again and again.</p> <p>* The easiest way to make more money with the same drop ship products.</p> <p>Are you more like Seller A or Seller B?</p> <p>Find out now ! Take advantage of these two sellers’ experiences, and put their knowledge to work for you.</p> <p>You’ll discover what it takes to make your online business successful.</p> <p>Please enjoy our free gift to you!</p> <p>We put this free eBook together for you, because we are passionately committed to your success. We want to help you succeed!</p> <p>Thank you for taking the time to learn how to build a profitable <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" title="drop ship business" target="_blank">drop ship business</a>!</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>Please check out our <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/" title="Drop Ship Blog" target="_blank">Drop Ship Blog</a> and our free <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education.php" title="Dropship Business Guides" target="_blank">Dropship Business Guides</a> to learn easy ways to boost your sales.</p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebay-logo-280x154.jpg" alt="dropship business eBay" border="0"></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/77505/Learn-How-to-Launch-Your-DropShip-Business-on-EBay&bvt=rss">Danny CraigSat, 19 Nov 2011 23:29:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:77505http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77504/Increase-DropShip-Sales-with-Viral-Marketing#Comments0Increase DropShip Sales with Viral Marketing http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77504/Increase-DropShip-Sales-with-Viral-Marketing<br><p>Have you heard about viral marketing?</p> <p>When used effectively, viral marketing increases your drop ship sales exponentially! Viral marketing encompasses several strategies that are easy to use and produce dramatic growth. All of these strategies are tried and true.</p> <p>Our Drop Ship Access team put these tips to the test and was blown away with their success! We shouldn&rsquo;t have been surprised though&hellip; Professionals have been using these marketing techniques to earn six figure incomes for years.</p> <p>Now, you can too. Viral marketing is so easy that anyone can do it! Better yet, it&rsquo;s free! If your sales figures aren&rsquo;t quite where you want them to be, then read <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=79&amp;TB_iframe=false" title="Experience Exponential Growth with Viral Marketing" target="_blank">Experience Exponential Growth with Viral Marketing</a> to start making more money online! You&rsquo;ll learn the top five marketing strategies that you need to succeed in today&rsquo;s market.</p> <p>We want to see you succeed! At Drop Ship Access , it is our mission to help you make the profits that you need to prosper, especially in these tough times. We are passionately committed to your success, which is why it is so important to us to send you valuable information for free! The more you learn about drop shipping, the easier it will be for you to make serious money online.</p> <p>Use the following tips to boost your drop ship sales the easy way:</p> <p><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=62&amp;TB_iframe=false" title="The Surprising Marketing Tool" target="_blank">The Surprising Marketing Tool</a></p> <p><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59270/Can-Facebook-Help-Grow-Your-Ecommerce-Drop-Ship-Business" title="Can Facebook Help Grow Your Ecommerce Drop Ship Business?" target="_blank">Can Facebook Help Grow Your Ecommerce Drop Ship Business?</a></p> <p><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59174/How-to-Increase-Your-Wholesale-Drop-Ship-Sales" title="How to Increase Your Wholesale Drop Ship Sales" target="_blank">How to Increase Your Wholesale Drop Ship Sales</a></p> <p>Take your business to the next level by implementing viral marketing strategies today.&nbsp; We hope this info will help you Increase <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" title="Drop Ship Sales" target="_blank">Drop Ship Sales</a> with Viral Marketing.&nbsp; Thank you for taking the time to learn more.</p> <p>Wishing You Lots of Success!</p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/DSA bank_robber-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="increase drop ship sales viral marketing" /></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/77504/Increase-DropShip-Sales-with-Viral-Marketing&bvt=rss">Danny CraigThu, 17 Nov 2011 20:10:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:77504http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72545/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Use-Daily-Deals-to-Boost-Sales#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Use Daily Deals to Boost Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72545/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Use-Daily-Deals-to-Boost-Sales<br><p>If you are looking for a new way to boost your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce sales, you might consider using Daily Deals!<br /><br />Daily Deals are the new wave on the internet and many e-tail merchants, including eBay, are offering Daily Deals to entice customers to their website. Some websites are all about Daily Deals and nothing else. Living Social, for example, is one such site that is relatively new but has built up a massive base of subscribers in a very short period of time. The same applies to Groupon. Cool Savings is using Daily Deals and many local newspapers as well. Walmart has jumped on the Daily Deals band wagon, too. <br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/dropship-selling-on-ebay-a-tale-of-two-sellers-copy/" title="Click Here For a FREE eBay E-Book That Will Have You Selling like a Pro!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE eBay E-Book That Will Have You Selling like a Pro!</strong></a></p> <p>Here are some stats from <a href="http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1008454" title="emarketer" target="_blank">emarketer</a> about Daily Deals:</p> <ul> <li>Users of both sites are more educated than Internet users in general.</li> <li>57 percent of Groupon users, and 51 percent of LivingSocial users, are in the prime homeowner age groups of 35 to 64.</li> <li>Nearly two-thirds of visitors to both sites are female.</li> <li>Daily deal users tend to skew toward affluent. A separate study, by Nielsen, found visitors to LivingSocial 49 percent more likely than the average U.S. Internet user to earn $150,000 or more, while Groupon's users were 30 percent more likely.</li> </ul> A chart from <a href="http://www.foreseeresults.com/" title="Foresee" target="_blank">Foresee</a> that breaks things down:<br /> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/daily-deals-new-business-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship ecommerce daily deals chart" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" /><br />Why are Daily Deals so popular? In a nutshell, these promotions appeal to those who love to get in on special deals and save money. In these days of continuing high unemployment, outrageous fuel prices and escalating costs of everything else---that group of people is huge!<br /><br />So, how could you incorporate Daily Deals into your dropship sales?</p> <p>Here are a couple of tips to help you get started:<br /><br /></p> <ul> <li>Bundled Deals: Bundled deals are hot! A bundled deal is where you offer an accessory or coordinating product as a go-with for another product at a cheaper price than buying each item as a stand alone purchase. For example, if your niche is electronics and you are dropship selling DVD players, you might offer a DVD player along with a DVD cleaner or cleaning kit.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Loss Leaders: Daily Deals are great loss leaders! A loss leader is a product that you sell at a rock bottom price for the purpose of attracting traffic to your dropship website or eBay dropship products. You might not make any profit on this item, so it doesn&rsquo;t need to be anything pricey like a Plasma TV, but the whole idea of a loss leader is that you go into it knowing you won&rsquo;t male a lot of money on it; just hoping it will drive traffic and then visitors will go on to buy other of your items.</li> </ul> <p><br />If you are only dropship selling one product, you would probably need to offer more of a selection of products in order to run Daily Deals. It would be best to stick to items within your niche but isn&rsquo;t strictly necessary.<br /><br />Try using Daily Deals to drive traffic to your ecommerce dropship website and boost sales! <br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:</p> <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32594/Dropship-Tips-Improve-Your-Google-Ranking-in-5-Easy-Steps" title="Dropship Tips: Improve Your Google Ranking in 5 Easy Steps" target="_blank"><strong>Dropship Tips: Improve Your Google Ranking in 5 Easy Steps</strong></a></p> <p><br /><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/72545/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Use-Daily-Deals-to-Boost-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 14 Sep 2011 16:16:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:72545http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/63900/eBay-Dropshippers-How-to-Make-Money-List-Products-That-Sell#Comments1eBay Dropshippers: How to Make Money & List Products That Sell!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/63900/eBay-Dropshippers-How-to-Make-Money-List-Products-That-Sell<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Daryl-money-womanrev-resized-600.jpg" alt="ebay dropshippers make money" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">You may have heard time and again that <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="eBay dropshippers" target="_blank"><strong>eBay dropshippers</strong></a> can’t make any money.<br><br>This is not true!<br><br>In fact, there are many dropship sellers making a killing on eBay, and you can, too---if you know how to go about it.</p> <p><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/ebay-sales-a-profitable-home-business/" title="Click Here For a FREE E-Book About Selling on eBay!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE E-Book About Selling on eBay!</strong></a></p> <p>As with any other endeavor, there will be the naysayers who are all gloom and doom; insisting that nobody can make any money with dropship products on eBay because they didn’t.<br><br>The thing is, no matter what you set out to do in life, there are those who succeed and those who fail. Which category you fall into…winners or losers….is up to you and you alone.<br><br>Just because someone else was a miserable failure at selling on eBay doesn’t mean that you will be. 99% of the time, people fail due to their own actions, or lack of action.<br><br>If one person sets out to do something and fails, or even if 10 people set out to do that same thing and they all fail, it doesn’t automatically follow that the 11th person will fail, too.<br><br>In order to list products that sell on eBay, do your homework before you get started. Here are a few tips toward joining the successful eBay drop shippers:<br><br></p> <ul> <li>Choose products that people want or need to buy. How do you know what these products are? This is where doing your homework comes in. Google the products you are considering selling….check them our on eBay and Amazon…find out if these are things with a big enough target market to be a profitable niche. The Ebay Pulse will show you various categories and the hottest searched for and watched items within those categories.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Take the time to write great descriptions! It’s astonishing how many eBay sellers think that merely repeating the auction title is enough of a description. It isn’t! Make your descriptions sing. Romance them to make your products sound fantastic and include a loud, clear call to action at the end. So what if it’s an auction? You have to ask for the sale! Sellers who put this principle to good use will outsell those who don’t by a country mile!</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Post excellent images! If at all possible, take your own photos instead of using the stock images from your wholesale dropship product source. Include several different views---front, back, side, top, bottom---whatever provides a shopper with the very best images of the product you want them to buy. Remember that contrary to shopping in real-time, online shoppers can’t actually see, touch or hold the product. So, it’s imperative that you furnish great images!</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Reassure potential buyers that you are trustworthy. Fear of being ripped off by a scam artist on eBay and other online venues is what causes a lot of internet shoppers to back away instead of committing to buy. You might offer a Return Policy or refer them to your excellent feedback if you have accrued plenty of that, or just plainly tell them that their satisfaction is your goal. It doesn’t matter as much what you say to assure shoppers that you’re on the up-and-up, as long as you get the message across.</li> </ul> <p><br>These tips can help you count yourself among the many successful eBay dropshippers!</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><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one:</p> <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/27654/Successful-Dropship-Selling-on-eBay-A-Tale-of-Two-Sellers" title="Successful Dropship Selling on eBay: A Tale of Two Sellers" target="_blank"><strong>Successful Dropship Selling on eBay: A Tale of Two Sellers</strong></a></p> <p><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/63900/eBay-Dropshippers-How-to-Make-Money-List-Products-That-Sell&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSun, 19 Jun 2011 16:08:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:63900http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/61530/Make-Money-on-eBay-With-Wholesale-Dropshipping#Comments2Make Money on eBay With Wholesale Dropshippinghttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/61530/Make-Money-on-eBay-With-Wholesale-Dropshipping<br><img id="img-1375414388914" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebay-logo-280x154.jpg" alt="ebay wholesale dropshipping" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">eBay has had some problems during the past few years but it is still the biggest game in town for online auctions, and there is still a lot of money to be made there with <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="wholesale dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>wholesale dropshipping</strong></a>!<br><br>What is wholesale dropshipping?<br><br>Basically, wholesale dropshipping means that you are getting the products to sell on eBay through a wholesale dropship product source, and then selling them at retail prices on eBay.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/dropship-selling-on-ebay-a-tale-of-two-sellers-copy/" title="Get FREE Valuable Information About Successful Selling on eBay!" target="_blank"><strong>Get FREE Valuable Information About Successful Selling on eBay!</strong></a><br>&nbsp;<br>But, although you can make a bundle this way, it is advisable to look before you leap. There are certain factors to take into consideration that will play a pivotal role in the success or failure of your career as an eBay dropshipper.<br><br>Here are a few tips to help you be successful with wholesale dropshipping on eBay:<br><br> <ul> <li>Do your homework. Before you slap some auctions up there on eBay, take the time to find out which products have a great sell through rate. This depends on the rule of supply and demand, which simply means that you will make more sales if you are supplying an item that is in great demand. You can make money with fewer sales if you are selling something that is less in demand but with a very high profit ratio, of course. But for the most part, stick with products that a lot of shoppers want. Check the eBay Pulse for a bird’s eye view of hot products that are much in demand.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Choose a wholesale product source that can be depended on to ship promptly, and then be upfront with your customers about shipping times. Don’t give an estimated date of arrival as one or two days if you are reasonably sure it will take a bit longer than that. Most buyers are fine with shipping times as long as the seller doesn’t mislead them about when to expect the item.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Always choose a dropship product source that will let you know when stock is running low or an item is out of stock. Some buyers will have a really bad reaction to buying and paying for an item, then being told they aren’t going to get it after all. In fact, some of them are likely to leave negative feedback and ding a sellers ratings, and a little of that will get you suspended from selling quickly. So, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Don’t oversell!</li> </ul> <br>Those are just a few things you should do before getting started in wholesale dropshipping on eBay. Bear in mind that there are dropship sellers on eBay making six figure incomes, so do it right and you can join them!<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>If you liked this article, you may enjoy this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32487/Dropship-News-Social-Media-Marketing-Trends-Statistics" title="Dropship News: Social Media Marketing Trends &amp; Statistics" target="_blank"><strong>Dropship News: Social Media Marketing Trends &amp; Statistics</strong></a></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/61530/Make-Money-on-eBay-With-Wholesale-Dropshipping&bvt=rss">Greg ScottSun, 08 May 2011 16:16:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:61530http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/60334/eBay-Dropshippers-How-to-Make-More-Money#Comments0eBay Dropshippers: How to Make More Moneyhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/60334/eBay-Dropshippers-How-to-Make-More-Money<br><img id="img-1375414443170" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Work-At-Homerev-resized-600.jpg" alt="ebay dropshippers" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Although one must admit that it’s getting progressively harder for <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="eBay dropshippers" target="_blank">eBay dropshippers</a> as well as other sellers to make money, there are a few ways to increase sales and income.<br><br>Fees continue to rise. So, what can you do? Be proactive! You can’t just sit back and let the winds of eBay blow you around like a tumble weed, this way and that, while your profits trickle through your fingers more and more with each fresh policy change and fee increase.<br><br><strong><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/dropship-selling-on-ebay-a-tale-of-two-sellers-copy/" title="Click Here to Get Hot Tips for eBay Dropship Sellers!" target="_blank">Click Here to Get Hot Tips for eBay Dropshippers!</a></strong><br><br>How can you be proactive? There are some things you can do that will help you run a tighter eBay ship and hopefully make a bit more money. For example, take advantage of some of the free services for sellers offered by eBay:<br><br> <ul> <li>Traffic and Sales Reports: These services for eBay sellers with a store subscription can be tremendously helpful by allowing you to see which items have the most views and highest sell through rates, the average price of your items sold, when your peak traffic days are, how viewers are finding you, which of your keywords are producing the most views, and much more.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Email Marketing and Promotional Flyers: Build an opt-in email subscription list and make sure it is updated and sent out weekly, or more often if you have new items or are having a promotion or sale. You can create a promotional flyer, print copies and include in your packages as items are sold.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Promote Similar Items: This is a great tool and should help you make more money on eBay! When you do this, your similar items will be shown on watched item alerts and lists, end of auction/sales notices to buyers and bidders who missed out on an item, open items across all formats. You can reach literally thousands of potential customers this way.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Markdown Manager: Yet another great tool to help increase your profits! People in general love a sale! Using Markdown Manager, you can automatically mark down your selected items by a certain percentage of your choosing. The item is then clearly marked as being on sale and will catch the eye of many a roving shopper. You can go a step further and use the word "SALE!" or "CLEARANCE!" At the beginning of your titles. Again, a great attention getter!</li> </ul> <br>There are sellers making many thousands of dollars a month as eBay dropshippers, and if you use these tips, you can make more money, too!<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>If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/28844/10-FREE-High-Quality-eCommerce-Templates" title="10 FREE High Quality eCommerce Templates" target="_blank">10 FREE High Quality eCommerce Templates</a></p> <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/60334/eBay-Dropshippers-How-to-Make-More-Money&bvt=rss">Greg ScottFri, 15 Apr 2011 16:01:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:60334http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/60164/Work-Smarter-Not-Harder-How-to-Get-Repeat-Drop-Ship-Customers#Comments0Work Smarter, Not Harder: How to Get Repeat Drop Ship Customershttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/60164/Work-Smarter-Not-Harder-How-to-Get-Repeat-Drop-Ship-Customers<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/FriendlyService2-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="drop ship business good service" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Did you know that by making an effort to cultivate repeat customers, you could drastically increase sales for your <a title="drop ship" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" target="_blank">drop ship</a> business?<br /><br />Calculating and predicting the value of repeat customers is nothing new.<br /><br />Many mail order businesses and shopping companies on TV have been using customer behavior to predict the Lifetime Value and loyalty of customers for more than 40 years.<br /><br />There are some extremely detailed and complicated tables and formulas you can use to help predict Lifetime Value of a repeat customer, but for all practical purposes, the main thing is just to focus on trying to build a healthy repeat customer base.<br /><br />Repeat customers are a good thing.<br /><br />Why?<br /><br />Think about it. Here is a customer who has already visited your dropship business and is hopefully on your email subscription list, so marketing to this repeat customer is a piece of cake.<br /><br />You will have to spend less money on advertising for repeat customers as opposed to the amount necessary to get new business.<br /><br />You have their information, you know their buying habits, and they already know who you are----when you market to repeat customers you&rsquo;re working smarter, not harder!<br /><br /><a title="Click Here to Discover Powerful Ecommerce Marketing Secrets! " href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/rev-up-sales-with-these-ecommerce-marketing-tips/" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here to Discover Powerful Ecommerce Marketing Secrets! </strong></a><br /><br />Now, what are some ways you can encourage customers to become loyal, repeat customers? Here are a few tips that may help build a good, solid repeat customer base for your drop ship business:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Have a Customer Loyalty program. You might take a look at Drugstore.com and their repeat customer program. For every dollar you spend with them, you earn money that can be applied to a future purchase. Gymboree, a well known children&rsquo;s clothing company, does the same thing with their &ldquo;Gym Bucks&rdquo; incentive program. People respond very well to this type of incentive and it&rsquo;s a great way to build loyalty and keep customers coming back for more.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Actively solicit email subscribers to your opt-in list. This way, you have their permission to send marketing newsletters, let them know about special sales, contests and promotions, etc. </li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Keep track of who buys what. For example, if someone buys pool chemicals from you, there is a really good chance that same person will need pool chemicals again the next season. So, contact them with a special &ldquo;Repeat Customer&rdquo; discount on pool chemicals and other accessories commonly purchased for swimming pools.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>The best rule for getting repeat customers is to treat your new customers well, and your repeat customers even better. Make the shopping experience as fast, easy and efficient as you possibly can. Nothing helps to garner repeat customers as much as making a good first impression.</li> </ul> <br />So, be sure to build a great repeat customer base for your drop ship business, and watch your profits grow!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="How a Home Dropship Business Can Set You Free!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/51499/How-a-Home-Dropship-Business-Can-Set-You-Free" target="_blank">How a Home Dropship Business Can Set You Free!</a></p> <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/60164/Work-Smarter-Not-Harder-How-to-Get-Repeat-Drop-Ship-Customers&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 13 Apr 2011 16:03:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:60164http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59872/eBay-Dropshippers-Words-to-Help-You-Make-Money#Comments0eBay Dropshippers: Words to Help You Make Moneyhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59872/eBay-Dropshippers-Words-to-Help-You-Make-Money<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/mrtweet-resized-600.png" border="0" alt="wise owl dropship sales" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Here is a Heads Up for <a title="eBay dropshippers" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" target="_blank">eBay dropshippers</a>: There are certain words that pack such a punch they will make money for you!<br /><br />It&rsquo;s true.<br /><br />Just as there are words with negative connotations almost guaranteed to influence potential buyers to hit the back button and cause you to lose sales and money; there are also powerful buzz words that can have a positive effect on prospective eBay customers, thus making you money!<br /><br />Human beings are strange creatures when it comes to the realm of the subconscious mind. Let&rsquo;s use subliminal stimuli as an example. As far back as the 1950s, marketing experts realized the tremendous power of sending subliminal. Or &ldquo;below the threshold&rdquo; messages to people watching a movie at the theater or at home on their television set.<br /><br />It has been tested and scientifically proven that subliminal messages are extremely effective in influencing viewers. The effects are short lived and fleeting, but since most sales are impulse buys anyway---who cares about long lasting effects?<br /><br />Using powerful buzz words to increase your sales is not the same as using subliminal messages. But there is a similarity at least in effects due to the fact that as certain words have been positively identified as affecting a viewer&rsquo;s frame of mind either negatively or positively.</p> <p><strong><a title="Click Here to Receive valuable Information About Dropshipping!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/whitepaper/drop-shipping-ebook/" target="_blank">Click Here to Receive Valuable Information About Dropshipping!</a></strong></p> <p><br />How can this help eBay dropshippers?<br /><br />If you use some of the positive words in your eBay descriptions and titles, you may just give your sales a giant boost!<br /><br />Here are some of the words that may increase your sales:<br /><br /></p> <ul> <li>Unique</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Value</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Easy</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Whopping</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Good</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Save</li> </ul> <ul> <li>FREE</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Gift</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Quick</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Beautiful</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Rich</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Extra</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Fast</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Trust</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Natural</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Guarantee</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Powerful</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Effective</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Quality</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Hurry</li> </ul> <ul> <li>You</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Bargain</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Sale</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Clearance</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Superior</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Excellent</li> </ul> <br />There are a lot more! But, you might experiment and try using a few of these or similar buzz words in your eBay item descriptions, to see if they do impact your sales.<br /><br />Why not give it a try?<br /><br />As the old saying goes:<br /><br /><em>&ldquo;If you have nothing to lose by trying and everything to gain if successful, by all means try!&rdquo;</em><br /><br />Who knows, eBay dropshippers? Just incorporating a few of the positive effect words into your text might send your sales skyrocketing!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="Dropship Tips: Working at Home---Habits of Highly Effective People" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/34050/Dropship-Tips-Working-at-Home-Habits-of-Highly-Effective-People" target="_blank">Dropship Tips: Working at Home---Habits of Highly Effective People</a></p> <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/59872/eBay-Dropshippers-Words-to-Help-You-Make-Money&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 07 Apr 2011 16:34:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:59872http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59487/How-to-Make-Money-as-an-eBay-Dropshipper#Comments0How to Make Money as an eBay Dropshipperhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59487/How-to-Make-Money-as-an-eBay-Dropshipper<br><img id="img-1375414493575" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/daryl ebook cover effective marketing revised.jpg" alt="ebay dropshippers ecommerce tips" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Can you really make decent money as an <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/drop_ship_store.php?osCsid=rlh9pfra1ipqagqgrj24kth0s5" title="eBay dropshipper" target="_blank">eBay dropshipper</a>?<br><br>This is a much debated question and there are scads of naysayers all over the internet saying that you absolutely, positively cannot make any money as a dropship seller on eBay.<br><br>These are the most vocal ones, the killjoys that scoff at the very idea of making money with wholesale dropship products on eBay. <br><br>But the truth is that there is a whole other faction out there who is not talking about making money on eBay---they are just quietly going about the business of doing it.<br><br>There are many, many eBay dropship sellers!<br><br>Looking at it realistically, would these sellers stay on eBay, month after month, if they weren’t making money? <br><br>Of course not!<br><br>So, the true answer to the question of whether or not you can make money as an eBay dropshipper is Yes. Yes, you can! However, it won’t be a cakewalk. You must be ready to make a commitment to doing what it takes to be successful.<br><br>Like any other retail or e-tail business, you will have to adopt a hands on approach to generating traffic to your listings, making sales, and building a solid base of repeat customers.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/learn-how-to-make-money-online/" title="Click Here to Learn Tricks of the Trade for Ecommerce Sales!" target="_blank">Click Here to Learn Tricks of the Trade for Ecommerce Sales!</a><br><br><strong>How Can You Drive Traffic to Your eBay Listings?</strong><br><br>There are several ways to drive traffic to your eBay listings. Here are a few:<br><br> <ul> <li>Offer free shipping. Research has shown that online buyers, including those on eBay, love free shipping and will gravitate toward it even if the total price of an item is the same or more than another store or seller offering the identical item for less money, but with a shipping charge. The trick here is to factor the shipping cost into your price.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use email marketing. Ebay has a very good system all set up to help you launch and maintain a successful email marketing campaign. To make the most of email marketing, you must actively solicit viewers and buyers to subscribe to your mailing list. Make it worth their while and it will be worth yours. For instance, you might offer half off shipping on their next purchase if they sign up to get your emails, or something along that line.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Make your titles pack a punch! Use the eBay Research Labs keyword tool to help you write a great title using the buzz words that drive traffic to your listings. Many sellers make the mistake of using crummy titles and then wonder why they aren’t making any sales. You have 54 characters---use them wisely!</li> </ul> <br>Those are just a few things that will help you get sales on eBay. There are others. But the point is that the sales are there, waiting to be made by an enterprising dropship seller!<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>If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/33343/Tips-to-Increase-Sales-in-Your-Online-Dropship-Business" title="Tips to Increase Sales in Your Online Dropship Business" target="_blank">Tips to Increase Sales in Your Online Dropship Business</a></p> <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/59487/How-to-Make-Money-as-an-eBay-Dropshipper&bvt=rss">Greg ScottFri, 01 Apr 2011 16:05:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:59487http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59339/Email-Marketing-can-Rev-up-Sales-for-eBay-Dropshippers#Comments2Email Marketing can Rev up Sales for eBay Dropshippershttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59339/Email-Marketing-can-Rev-up-Sales-for-eBay-Dropshippers<br><p>Many <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="eBay dropshippers" target="_blank">eBay dropshippers</a> don’t think about doing email marketing like a regular ecommerce business, but the fact is that it can be extremely helpful in getting traffic to your listings and boosting eBay sales!<br><br>EBay actually has in place all of the things you need to have a successful email marketing campaign. You can send out a standard email, or customize it to suit your product niche and/or current sale or special promotion. <br><br>To get started with your email marketing for eBay:<br><br></p> <ul> <li>Go to My eBay</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Click “Marketing Tools” in the Account drop down menu</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Click the “Email Marketing” link</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Click “Create Email”</li> </ul> <br>Once you have reached this point, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get creative!<br><br>You can now choose the email template and layout that you want to use. There are several templates to select from, including Welcome, Ending Soonest, Newly Listed, Previous Purchase, or Custom.<br><br>The Custom template allows you to really do your own thing and generate your own creative content and layout.<br><br>You begin by entering the subject of your email, or using the one already in the template. In the email subject space, your text will appear just after “eBay Seller Email.”<br><br>Next, you can use your store header just as you have it in your listings. It will show up at the top of your email and will include your store logo, name, and links to your categories and pages.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Click Here for Expert Tips on SEO to Boost Sales &amp; Traffic!" target="_blank">Click Here for Expert Tips on SEO to Boost Sales &amp; Traffic!</a><br><br>The next step is to either go with the standard message included in a template, or enter your own personalized message to the email recipients. You are allowed 96K of content, so you can have some fun with this. You are also allowed to post images as long as they are hosted by eBay, as well as eBay Store HTML Tags.<br><br>You can even feature specific items with larger photos by using the “Showcase” option! This is a fantastic feature and lets you put the spotlight on any special items you are promoting. <br><br>You may also show an item list of up to 50 items.<br><br>If you wish, you can include a link back to your Feedback profile. As far as frequency, you may choose to program automatic emails, or customize. According to eBay, your emails are most likely to be read on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.<br><br>Be sure to give viewers the option of signing up for your newsletters, and highlight it prominently to build a substantial subscription mailing list!<br><br>So, start today with an email marketing campaign---a real shot in the arm for eBay dropshippers!<br><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/37713/eBay-Dropship-Sellers-The-Basics-of-Best-Match" title="eBay Dropship Sellers: The Basics of Best Match" target="_blank">eBay Dropship Sellers: The Basics of Best Match</a></p> <p class="title"><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-5d914ef1-8804-4875-b047-7890c8bb1263"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-5d914ef1-8804-4875-b047-7890c8bb1263" id="hs-cta-5d914ef1-8804-4875-b047-7890c8bb1263"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/5d914ef1-8804-4875-b047-7890c8bb1263" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-5d914ef1-8804-4875-b047-7890c8bb1263" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/5d914ef1-8804-4875-b047-7890c8bb1263.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-5d914ef1-8804-4875-b047-7890c8bb1263"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=5d914ef1-8804-4875-b047-7890c8bb1263&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 class="title">&nbsp;</p> <p class="title"><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebayoutbidcat-resized-600.jpg" alt="ebay dropshippers" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0"></p> <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/59339/Email-Marketing-can-Rev-up-Sales-for-eBay-Dropshippers&bvt=rss">Greg ScottWed, 30 Mar 2011 16:06:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:59339http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59139/Blogging-is-a-Great-Way-to-Help-Promote-Your-Dropship-Products#Comments3Blogging is a Great Way to Help Promote Your Dropship Products!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59139/Blogging-is-a-Great-Way-to-Help-Promote-Your-Dropship-Products<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/daryl blog ebook cover-resized-173.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship products blog" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Blogs are HOT, and having a well written and maintained business blog can go a long way toward helping you promote and sell your <a title="dropship products" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" target="_blank">dropship products</a>.<br /><br />A blog, which is internet speak for &ldquo;web log&rdquo; is a wonderfully effective and best of all---FREE---way for you to let humans and search engines alike know about the products you are selling.<br /><br /><strong>What About a Website?</strong><br /><br />Naturally, if you have a website of your own, you can have a blog. But it isn&rsquo;t necessary to maintain your own website in order to maintain your own blog.<br /><br />For example, if you are an eBay dropship seller, you probably don&rsquo;t have a website. <br /><br />This makes no difference! There is still plenty of room for you in the photosphere, and numerous online sites available that will allow you to set up a blog absolutely free.<br /><br />WordPress is one such online service, and definitely one of the most popular of all the free blog sites.<br /><br /><a title="Click Here to Learn the Benefits of a Business Blog!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/blog-your-way-to-greater-profits/" target="_blank">Click Here to Learn the Benefits of a Business Blog!</a><br /><br />It has a user friendly, simple interface that is extremely easy to set up and use, but all of the bells and whistles you could possibly want to dress up and customize your blog.<br /><br /><strong>How to Make a Blog Work for You</strong><br /><br />A blog can be tremendously helpful in driving traffic to your dropship products, on your website or another venue such as eBay or Amazon. But it doesn&rsquo;t work by magic!<br /><br />In order to be effective and help increase your sales, you will need to make a commitment of time and effort. <br /><br /> <ul> <li>Google and the other search engines love fresh, relevant content! So, while it isn&rsquo;t necessary to try and compose some epic work along the lines of Gone With the Wind, you do need to make sure your blog posts are informative, entertaining, easy to read and well written with proper English. </li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>A good average length for a blog post is 350-450 words. Anything much over that and you risk losing a viewer&rsquo;s attention. So, as a general rule, keep your blog posts short and sweet for best results.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Update with new blog posts at least once a day if possible. Use your blog and keywords wisely so that the search engines will get to know you and know what you&rsquo;re all about. This makes it easier for them to index and locate your dropship products.</li> </ul> <br />Start blogging today and increase your sales!<br /><br />If you enjoyed this article, this one is a must read:&nbsp;&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="Blogging for Dollars: A Social Media Guide for Your Dropship Business" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/48040/Blogging-for-Dollars-A-Social-Media-Guide-for-Your-Dropship-Business" target="_blank">Blogging for Dollars: A Social Media Guide for Your Dropship Business</a></p> <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/59139/Blogging-is-a-Great-Way-to-Help-Promote-Your-Dropship-Products&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 26 Mar 2011 16:45:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:59139http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59003/How-New-Fees-Will-Impact-eBay-Dropship-Sellers#Comments1How New Fees Will Impact eBay Dropship Sellershttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59003/How-New-Fees-Will-Impact-eBay-Dropship-Sellers<br>&nbsp;<img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/twitter-logo.jpg" border="0" alt="drop ship access" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />&nbsp; If you are an <a title="eBay dropship seller" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" target="_blank">eBay dropship seller</a>, you should be aware that there will soon be yet another fee increase.<br /><br />This one, like some of the others, comes to us as a wolf in sheep&rsquo;s clothing---promising lower fees when in actuality, in many cases your fees will be higher.<br /><br />What are the fee changes all about this time? In a nutshell. Ebay, not content with collecting listing fees when you list your widget, Final Value Fees once your item is sold and Paypal fees when your buyer pays for the item; will soon be collecting fees on what you collect from your buyers for shipping.<br /><br />The story is that sellers will be rewarded for low cost or free shipping because while eBay will be charging fees on the shipping cost come July, they will reduce a seller&rsquo;s Final Value Fees on the transaction.<br /><br /><a title="Click Here to Learn How to Become an eBay Powerseller" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/learn-how-to-become-an-ebay-powerseller/" target="_blank">Click Here to Learn How to Become an eBay Powerseller</a><br /><br />Naturally, the Powers That Be at the Bay are touting this fee change as a good thing for sellers. But, many are speculating that the overriding reason for the decision to start charging fees on shipping charges is simply that eBay needs more money.<br /><br />Here is what eBay has to say about this lovely new update:<br /><br />&ldquo;New fees reward low cost shipping.&rdquo;<br /><br />The new fees will help dropship or other sellers who are already selling with free shipping. For example, if you are a seller in the Clothing, Shoes &amp; Accessories category, you will pay 2% less in fees on a $15 sale with free shipping.<br /><br />This same item, if you sell it for $12 and collect $3 shipping, will cost you a little over 4% more in fees even though eBay has decreased your Final Value Fees.<br /><br />What does this mean to sellers? <br /><br />You will have to pad the cost of your item to be able to offer free shipping. Of course, this only works for Fixed Price listings. If you still prefer to sell in auction format, as many sellers of vintage and collectible items do, them you will have to incorporate your shipping cost into the starting price of the item in order to offer free shipping.<br /><br />Either way, buyers are probably going to be angry and upset when prices go up across the board on eBay again due to another increase in seller fees.<br /><br />Here is a free calculator generously donated for public use by some nice eBay seller. It will help you do the math and see exactly how these new fees will affect your eBay profits:<br /><br /><a title="Fee Calculator " href="http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/news/feecalculator.html" target="_blank">Fee Calculator </a><br /><br />Dropship sellers can make a substantial income on eBay, but you have to keep an eye on your bottom line! So, be sure and educate yourself on this newest change so that you can adjust and adapt if necessary.<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also enjoy this one: <br /><br /> <p class="title"><a title="Drop Ship News: A Heads Up For eBay Sellers!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/41812/Drop-Ship-News-A-Heads-Up-For-eBay-Sellers" target="_blank">Drop Ship News: A Heads Up For eBay Sellers!</a></p> <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/59003/How-New-Fees-Will-Impact-eBay-Dropship-Sellers&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 24 Mar 2011 16:07:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:59003http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/51721/Handy-Tips-for-Dropship-Selling-on-eBay#Comments0Handy Tips for Dropship Selling on eBayhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/51721/Handy-Tips-for-Dropship-Selling-on-eBay<br>If you have a home business in <a title="dropship sale" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">dropship sale</a>s, you might consider selling on eBay!<br /><br />Despite some changes that have been immensely unpopular with most sellers during the regime of the present CEO John Donahoe, it is still possible to earn a nice income on eBay.<br /><br />But, in order to be successful with dropship sales on eBay, you must watch your Ps and Qs. <br /><br />There is not a wide margin for error and if you are a relatively small seller, you will find yourself suspended from selling or restricted to a certain percentage of items you are allowed to sell each month if you receive more than 2-3 low Detailed Seller Ratings and/or bad feedback.<br /><br /><a title="Want to learn marketing techniques that can send your sales skyrocketing? Download this free e-book now!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/rev-up-sales-with-these-ecommerce-marketing-tips/" target="_blank"><strong>Want to learn marketing techniques that can send your sales skyrocketing? Download this free e-book now!</strong></a><br /><br />So, here are some tips that will help you navigate the tricky waters of the Bay:<br /><br />1. eBay will raise your items in search if you offer free shipping. Why? Because eBay only receives a Final Value Free for the amount of the purchase, not including shipping charges. When you factor shipping cost into the price of your widget, eBay makes more money and you get elevated ranking in Best Match search.<br /><br />2. If you offer free shipping, be sure to ship quickly and download the tracking info or Delivery Confirmation number for each item right away. If you adhere to this practice, buyers will not be allowed to leave anything but a &ldquo;5&rdquo; for shipping time and cost. The DSRs are on a scale of 1-5, so this will help your overall ratings.<br /><br />3. Educate your buyers about the Detailed Seller Ratings! EBay, for some unfathomable reason, has not seen fit to do this, so you will have to do it yourself. When leaving feedback, buyers are told by eBay that a rating of &ldquo;4&rdquo; is good when the fact is that an average rating of 4.1 will get a seller suspended. Not good. So, it helps to print up a short little blurb about DSRs and enclose it in each package. <br /><br />These are only a few things you might do to be successful in dropship sales on eBay, but if you follow these suggestions, it will help keep your ratings where you need them to be!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="Are You an eBay Lister or an eBay Seller?" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32065/Are-You-an-eBay-Lister-or-an-eBay-Seller" target="_blank">Are You an eBay Lister or an eBay Seller?</a></p> <br /><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Work-At-Homerev-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship business" class="alignCenter" style="display:block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><br />&nbsp;<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/51721/Handy-Tips-for-Dropship-Selling-on-eBay&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleyWed, 01 Dec 2010 16:02:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:51721http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/49132/eBay-Dropship-Sellers-New-Reporting-Hub-for-Bad-Buyers#Comments0eBay Dropship Sellers: New Reporting Hub for Bad Buyershttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/49132/eBay-Dropship-Sellers-New-Reporting-Hub-for-Bad-Buyers<br><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/zuperbuzz-buzzos-bangdhika--resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship eBay" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If you are a <a title="dropship seller on eBay" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">dropship seller on eBay</a>, you might be interested to hear about some promised changes that could afford you a modicum of protection against unreasonable or malicious bidders and buyers.<br /><br />According to eBay, beginning in late October sellers will have access to a reporting hub to blow the whistle on scammers and hostile buyers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a title="Stop Scammers In Their Tracks With One Simple Step! Download Our FREE eBook To Learn More!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/get-your-free-homebased-ebay-business-whitepaper/" target="_self">Stop Scammers In Their Tracks With One Simple Step! Download Our FREE eBook To Learn More!</a></strong></p> <p><br /><br />Straight from eBay:<br /><br /></p> <ul> <li>Starting in late October, you&rsquo;ll have easy access to a streamlined reporting hub to share with eBay your full experience with a buyer. </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Links to the new reporting hub will be at your fingertips&mdash;in the Feedback flow, in your Seller Dashboard, on the Contact Us page on eBay, the seller information page in the eBay Buyer Protection hub, and in Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro. </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Though it won&rsquo;t be public or visible to buyers, the information you provide will be used by eBay to help identify and take action against these buyers and sellers. They may be suspended or placed on restriction and their feedback and Buyer Protection cases removed from your account. </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Starting in November, you&rsquo;ll also see on your Seller Dashboard the number of times negative Feedback, low DSRs, and Buyer Protection cases were removed from your account due to seller reporting and eBay&rsquo;s detection methods. </li> </ul> <p><br />Can this be true?<br /><br />Is eBay finally starting to get the message that---contrary to what they have been saying for the past few years---all buyers aren&rsquo;t perfect?<br /><br /><em>Gasp!!!</em><br /><br />What heresy for eBay!<br /><br />If so, this could be a major breakthrough for dropship and all other sellers on eBay who have been at the mercy of every penny ante crook and sourpuss with an axe to grind against those who can&rsquo;t defend themselves.<br /><br />Dear old &ldquo;Uncle Griff,&rdquo; the alleged seller advocate, has often commented that every time a transaction goes south it is the fault of the seller. Every time. No exceptions.<br /><br />His avowed belief is that there are no such things as bad buyers, only bad sellers.<br /><br />Or, at least that used to be what he said in his discussion thread on Seller Central.<br /><br />Nobody really knows what he might be thinking these days because he isn&rsquo;t saying anything, having vanished from the infamous &ldquo;Ask Griff&rdquo; thread several months ago, never to be seen again. To date, anyway.<br /><br />Now, sellers probably don&rsquo;t much care what Uncle Griff says or thinks one way or the other, but if eBay itself is backing off their similarly biased claptrap that demonizes sellers while elevating all buyers to sainthood&hellip;.that might be interesting!<br /><br />Be on the lookout for the new reporting hub and start being a whistle blower when someone attempts to extort you for an unwarranted refund or leaves undeserved bad feedback or DSRs. It could help your dropship business!</p> <p><strong><a title="Boost Your eBay Sales and Increase Your Profits Today!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/dropshiping-niche-toolkit/" target="_self"></a></strong><br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp;</p> <p class="title"><a title="eBay Sellers: Start Training Now for the eBay Olympics High Jump" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32524/eBay-Sellers-Start-Training-Now-for-the-eBay-Olympics-High-Jump" target="_blank">eBay Sellers: Start Training Now for the eBay Olympics High Jump</a></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/49132/eBay-Dropship-Sellers-New-Reporting-Hub-for-Bad-Buyers&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleySat, 23 Oct 2010 15:10:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:49132http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/41812/Drop-Ship-News-A-Heads-Up-For-eBay-Sellers#Comments2Drop Ship News: A Heads Up For eBay Sellers!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/41812/Drop-Ship-News-A-Heads-Up-For-eBay-Sellers<br><p>If youhave an <a title="online dropship business " href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">online dropship business </a>and sell on eBay or are any other kind of eBay seller, you need to be aware of a significant change included in the Fall Updates!<br /><br />Announced under the heading &ldquo;Streamline Buyer Communications&rdquo; in the eBay Fall Seller Updates announcement, eBay announces that it is moving the &ldquo;Ask a Question&rdquo; link to the bottom of the page.</p> <p><a title="Download our FREE whitepaper to start learning how to be successful on eBay!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/get-your-free-homebased-ebay-business-whitepaper/" target="_blank"><strong>Download our FREE whitepaper to start learning how to be successful on eBay!</strong></a><br />According to an eBay Customer Support Representative, this change is currently being tested on approximately 25% of eBay viewers.<br /><br />What does it mean to sellers?<br /><br />In one word: Disaster.<br /><br />What does it mean to eBay?<br /><br />In two words: More Money.<br /><br />First of all, think about how this will impact your online dropship business sales on eBay:<br /><br />Many buyers need to ask a question before bidding. Regardless of how thorough you may think your description is, you can chalk it down that there will be some buyers who will think of something that needs addressing NOT covered in your description.<br /><br />At that point, they click the &ldquo;Ask a Question&rdquo; link and send you, the seller, their question.<br /><br />Simple, right?<br /><br />Wrong.<br /><br />For many years, this &ldquo;Ask a Question&rdquo; link has been on the right side of the page, at the top, along with &ldquo;See Other Items&rdquo; and &ldquo;Save This Seller.&rdquo;<br /><br />Save This Seller is certainly appropriate because many sellers will need saving when eBay sales---already waaaaay down due to over two years of the current CEO&rsquo;s &ldquo;disruptive innovations&rdquo;---totally tank because buyers are unable to ask sellers a question.<br /><br />Now, not to be misleading, there is a link to ask a question.<br /><br />Guess where?<br /><br />All the way down at the very bottom of the page.<br /><br />How will buyers know to look for the link down there?<br /><br />They won&rsquo;t.<br /><br />But, the few that do scroll all the way down the page to the bottom in search of the missing link will be treated to the eBay ad for its credit card and other sellers&rsquo; similar items.<br /><br />Oh happy day! Now eBay is gouging its sellers for outrageous fees to advertise the competition&rsquo;s listings!<br /><br />Presently, the only ad that will benefit eBay is the plug for their credit card, but one must suspect that new ads are in the making, hence the true reason for relocating the Ask a Question link to the bottom of the page.<br /><br />Again, yet another Disruptive Innovation that will seriously impact already depressed sales.<br /><br />Thanks, eBay!<br /><br />If you have online dropship sales or other sales on eBay, it would be a good idea to edit your listings to include the information about where to locate the Ask a Question link, preferably at the top of the page where buyers can actually see it!<br /><br />If you enjoyed this article, you might also like this one:&nbsp;</p> <p class="title"><a title="eBay Sellers: Are You a Top Rated Seller or a Dishonest Dirtbag?" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/29544/eBay-Sellers-Are-You-a-Top-Rated-Seller-or-a-Dishonest-Dirtbag" target="_blank">eBay Sellers: Are You a Top Rated Seller or a Dishonest Dirtbag?</a></p> <p class="title"><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebaycartoon-resized-600.gif" border="0" alt="ebay dropship sales" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <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/41812/Drop-Ship-News-A-Heads-Up-For-eBay-Sellers&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSun, 05 Sep 2010 15:43:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:41812http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/34004/EBay-Dropship-Sales-Slow-Use-Loss-Leaders-to-Boost-Your-Bottom-Line#Comments0EBay Dropship Sales Slow? Use Loss Leaders to Boost Your Bottom Linehttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/34004/EBay-Dropship-Sales-Slow-Use-Loss-Leaders-to-Boost-Your-Bottom-Line<br><p>Summer is traditionally somewhat slow for many <a title="eBay dropship" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">eBay dropship</a> sellers, and according to reports, this summer is particularly sluggish since the newest policy changes back in March that buried eBay auctions among thousands and thousands of store listings that were dumped into core. <br /><br />What can you do to boost traffic to your auctions and hopefully increase your bottom line with more sales?<br /><br />Try using loss leaders!<br /><br />What is a loss leader? In a nutshell, a loss leader is something a merchant offers at a very low price for the purpose of attracting customers, who will then purchase other products.</p> <p><a title="Download our free e-book to get the inside scoop on effective marketing techniques!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/ecommerce-marketing-strategies-to-grow-your-business/" target="_blank"><strong>Download our free e-book to get the inside scoop on effective marketing techniques!</strong></a></p> <p>Yes, in some instances a loss leader really does mean that a seller takes a loss on that particular item. <br /><br />But, look at it this way: If you lose a dollar or two on an item, but it garners a lot of increased visitors and traffic to your other items, and you end up selling more than you would have if the loss leader hadn&rsquo;t attracted that extra traffic&hellip;.then you&rsquo;re still way ahead of the game! <br /><br />You don&rsquo;t have to offer more than one loss leader at a time.<br /><br />For example, if you have auctions set to run for 7 days, then to increase traffic to those auctions items that you have high hopes of selling for a good price provided you can manage to get them seen by eBay shoppers, then you might run just one loss leader during that 7 day interval.<br /><br />While you don&rsquo;t want to give away the store, do choose loss leaders that somebody might actually want. It is also extremely helpful to stick to items for loss leaders that are within your niche.<br /><br />For example, if you sell vintage fishing lures, you should have a loss leader that correlates with that niche instead of something like a bicycle horn, which has nothing to do with your niche and would not attract potential buyers who would be interested in your fishing lures.<br /><br />Times are hard on FeeBay right now, even worse than they have been for many sellers during the past 2-&frac12; years of &ldquo;Disruptive Innovation&rdquo; that has forced a lot of small sellers completely out of business and seen fees skyrocket while service plummeted to new lows.<br /><br />But, if you want to stay and try to keep your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_new">eBay dropshipping sales</a> alive there, you might consider trying a strategy such as loss leaders to drum up some business!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/15569/Seven-Secrets-to-Selling-More-on-eBay" target="_new">Seven-Secrets-to-Selling-More-on-eBay</a></p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/sales-chart-copyright2-resized-600.gif" border="0" alt="" align="none" /></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/34004/EBay-Dropship-Sales-Slow-Use-Loss-Leaders-to-Boost-Your-Bottom-Line&bvt=rss">Madison ClaireTue, 22 Jun 2010 17:39:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:34004http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32764/eBay-Dropship-Sellers-Are-You-Using-Social-Media-Marketing#Comments0eBay Dropship Sellers: Are You Using Social Media Marketing?http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32764/eBay-Dropship-Sellers-Are-You-Using-Social-Media-Marketing<br><p>If you are like a lot of <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" title="eBay dropship sellers" target="_blank">eBay dropship sellers</a>, it’s hard to make any money these days and using social media marketing to boost your eBay sales is something you should think about doing.<br><br>First of all, if you are going to get any advertisement for your eBay listings, it is becoming increasingly obvious that you’ll have to do it yourself as eBay doesn’t seem inclined to pay for such unimportant little trifles like advertising anymore.<br><br>With the average small to medium sized eBay seller experiencing the lowest sales ever, one would think that eBay would invest a few dollars of those outrageous fees they are constantly raising in advertising to try and drum up some business for the faltering site.<br><br>This seems logical, doesn’t it?</p> <p><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/use-social-media-marketing-to-increase-sales/" title="Find out how social media marketing can send your sales soaring! Download this free e-book now!" target="_blank"><strong>Find out how social media marketing can send your sales soaring! Download this free e-book now!</strong></a></p> <p><br>However, it might be a little unrealistic to expect logic from the powers-that-be on FeeBay, as past experience has shown us during the past couple of years.<br><br>Anyhow, since you are apparently going to be forced to use DIY advertising in an attempt to increase your eBay sales, what better method than social media marketing?<br><br>It isn’t all that easy, but it isn’t rocket science either and most people can get the hang of it fairly quickly. Plus, it’s FREE.<br><br>Many eBay sellers have a one or two person operation, so trying to spread yourself too thin by covering multiple social platforms isn’t a realistic goal. Instead, focus on two or three of the giants such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.<br><br>Twitter and Facebook are becoming more and more ecommerce friendly, and you might be surprised at how much new traffic you can get from these social sites!<br><br>YouTube is a natural for social media marketing because people all over the world love to watch videos. <br><br>You don’t have to hire a professional studio to make a short video for YouTube. Almost any digital camera with video function, or home video camera, or even a cell phone can produce a nice little video for YouTube.<br><br>Your video should correlate in some way with your presence and/or products on eBay. Make it catchy, throw in some humor, and who knows? It might go viral!<br><br>If you are an <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_new">eBay dropship seller</a> or other type of eBay seller who is tired of falling sales, try leveraging the power of social media marketing to help grow your profits!</p> <p><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.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-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&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>If you found this article useful, you may want to read this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/18627/Tools-For-eBay-Sellers-To-Boost-Sales" target="_new">Tools-For-eBay-Sellers-To-Boost-Sales</a></p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Ebaydogcat-resized-600.jpg" alt="" align="none" border="0"></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/32764/eBay-Dropship-Sellers-Are-You-Using-Social-Media-Marketing&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 08 May 2010 13:40:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:32764http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32377/eBay-Sellers-How-to-Write-a-Better-Listing-to-Boost-Sales#Comments1eBay Sellers: How to Write a Better Listing to Boost Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32377/eBay-Sellers-How-to-Write-a-Better-Listing-to-Boost-Sales<br><p>Writing a better, more attractive listing can help boost your sales on eBay! </p><p> If you are like many eBay sellers these days, you need all of the help you can get…and then some. </p><p> One of the things you might consider doing in order to improve your eBay listings and garner more sales is to take a good, long look at your listings. </p><p>The more attractive you can make your eBay listings to viewers, the better chance you have of converting interest into an actual purchase! </p><p> Here are some tips about the various Dos and Don’ts of writing listing for eBay: </p><ul><li>DON’T MAKE YOUR LISTING ALL IN CAPS BECAUSE IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOU ARE SHOUTING AT THE VIEWER AND BESIDES THAT, YOUR TEXT WILL BE HARDER TO READ.&nbsp;</li></ul><ul><li>Don’t have your description and terms, etc. all running together in one continuous, long block of text. Most internet users just scan the highlights, they don’t actually read as though they were reading a book. Break your text up into short sentences and brief paragraphs to keep them engaged. <br></li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use an inappropriate font or colors in your text. For example, you wouldn’t want to use a font such as Jokerman at all. The rare exception might be for party supplies or a similar fun-type product, and then only if you used it on a couple of words somewhere you wanted to draw attention, no more. Another point to remember is that you shouldn’t mix up a whole variety of colors used in your text. This is confusing to the eye and will be hard for viewers to switch back and forth from <font color="#ff0000">red</font> to <font color="#00ff00">green</font> to <font color="#800080">purple</font> to <font color="#ff00ff">pink</font> to <font color="#0000ff">blue</font>, etc. <br></li></ul><ul><li>Don’t have misspelled words! There is never a place for this. It looks unprofessional, and in fact, it <i>is </i>unprofessional. Misspellings make you look less than intelligent, also, as well as sloppy and careless. Seeming unprofessional, stupid, sloppy and careless is not the impression you should be fostering in potential buyers to gain their trust. <br></li></ul><ul><li>Do use conversational grammar. This doesn’t mean that you should use a lot of slang or sloppy punctuation, but write as though you’re speaking to the viewer in person. <br></li></ul><ul><li>Do make your content easy on the eyes. As a general rule, dark text on a light background is the best and easiest to read. Whatever you do, don’t put dark text on a dark background or light text on a light background so that it is almost impossible to see. <br></li></ul><ul><li>Do personalize your listing in some way that is uniquely yours! This will help with brand recognition---in this case your User ID on eBay---and make it easier for buyers to recognize your listings again. Remember that many buyers buy from a wide variety of sellers and may not remember your User ID at all the next time they’re shopping in your category. So, giving them something to remember you by in the way of customizing your listing is a great way to be remembered. A logo is an excellent way to achieve this. Smart sellers go an extra step and use their logos on business cards or thank you notes that are included in the packaging. <br></li></ul><p>Having better listings is one way to increase your<a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_new" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com"> eBay dropship sales</a> or sell-through rates for all auctions!</p><p> If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/17610/Selling-On-Ebay-Feast-Or-Famine" mce_href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/17610/Selling-On-Ebay-Feast-Or-Famine" target="_new" title="" rel="" class="">Selling-On-Ebay-Feast-Or-Famine</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebay_logo-resized-600.gif" mce_src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebay_logo-resized-600.gif" alt="" title="" vspace="" width="173" align="none" border="0" height="150" hspace=""> <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/32377/eBay-Sellers-How-to-Write-a-Better-Listing-to-Boost-Sales&bvt=rss">Madison ClaireSun, 25 Apr 2010 18:10:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:32377http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32065/Are-You-an-eBay-Lister-or-an-eBay-Seller#Comments0Are You an eBay Lister or an eBay Seller?http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32065/Are-You-an-eBay-Lister-or-an-eBay-Seller<br><p>So, are you an eBay lister, or an eBay seller?<br><br>There is a rather large difference between the two, you know.<br><br>With the latest fee hikes which have increased Final Value Fees enormously in many cases, plus the humongous, disorganized mishmash that is Best Match search, if you want to actually sell anything on eBay and make a profit---you’re going to have to put your shoulder to the wheel and also keep your calculator handy!<br><br>Otherwise, if you don’t watch your Ps and Qs, you’ll be listing everything but the kitchen sink but not selling anything.<br><br>In which case, you would be an eBay Lister instead of an eBay Seller.<br><br>Sales have dropped so low for many eBay sellers since the latest round of changes that eBay might soon start a new thing: Power Listers. You might have dreamed of being a Power Seller and fallen short, but not to worry, you could still be a Power Lister if you list enough auctions that close without a bid.<br><br>Oh, happy day!<br><br>But seriously, who wants to be a Lister instead of a Seller? <br><br>Nobody, including you!<br><br>So, now more than ever, if you want to succeed on eBay, you absolutely must keep your eye on the ball and the bottom line. Pennies make dollars, and with the outrageous listing and final value fees, plus Pay-Through-The-Nose-Pal fees---it is difficult to make a profit. <br><br>One thing to think about is offering free shipping. Yes, eBay is promoting and pushing free shipping like it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. But, is it really a good thing?<br><br>Well, yes, it is a good thing. It’s a good thing for <i>eBay</i> because you have incorporated the shipping cost into your item price and so eBay---who doesn’t yet charge a fee on shipping charges---now gets their hand in your pocket for a few bucks more because the item price/final value fees will be higher. <br><br>But, is it a good thing for you?<br><br>It may not be. Don’t be nagged and coerced into offering free shipping unless you can do it profitably. Do the math and decide if giving free shipping is feasible for you.<br><br>If it isn’t, if it’s going to cut into your ever-dwindling profit, then charge for shipping and let eBay sing for its supper!<br><br>Keep accurate records of your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" target="_new" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/">eBay dropshipping business</a> or other sales and make sure that your profit is acceptable.</p><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebaycartoon-resized-600.gif" mce_src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebaycartoon-resized-600.gif" alt="" title="" style="" vspace="" align="none" border="0" hspace=""> <br></p><p>&nbsp;If you liked this article, you might enjoy this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/24886/How-to-Maximize-Your-eBay-Sales" mce_href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/24886/How-to-Maximize-Your-eBay-Sales" target="_new" title="" rel="" class="">How-to-Maximize-Your-eBay-Sales</a> </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/32065/Are-You-an-eBay-Lister-or-an-eBay-Seller&bvt=rss">Greg ScottMon, 12 Apr 2010 23:22:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:32065http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32063/Blog-Your-Way-to-Better-eBay-Sales#Comments0Blog Your Way to Better eBay Sales!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32063/Blog-Your-Way-to-Better-eBay-Sales<br><p>Have you ever thought about having a blog to help promote your eBay store and boost sales?<br><br>If you haven’t given this matter some serious consideration, maybe you should!<br><br>After all, eBay is an ecommerce business, when all is said and done. Besides, since eBay doesn’t seem motivated to spring for any advertising these days, if you are a serious seller, you are probably going to be forced to drum up some business for yourself without any help from FeeBay.<br><br>Additionally, with the advent of the latest “disruptive innovation” on eBay wherein thousands upon thousands of store items were dumped into core listings, and the Google RSS feeds that don’t seem to be working anymore….you have little hope of keeping your head above water if you don’t provide your own lifeboat in the form of advertising to drive traffic to your listings. <br><br>So, why not a blog?<br><br>Whatever your field of expertise and your niche market on eBay might be, blog about it!<br><br>For example, if you sell collectibles such as Carnival glass, stamps, or any other items grouped in the collectibles category, you can bet that there will be plenty of interest in a blog about your items, simply by virtue of the fact that people collect them and are therefore interested in them.<br><br>Even if your category isn’t collectibles, no matter. If you can sell it, you can blog about it!<br><br>The key to using a blog to drive traffic to your eBay store and/or auction listings is to be consistent. Blog regularly, and blog often. You should experiment with articles to see which ones generate the most interest.<br><br>Don’t worry about running out of things to blog about. If you sell mostly vintage toys on eBay, for instance, think of that specific topic as the main trunk of a tree. Then, you can branch off in all sorts of directions with related topics!<br><br>WordPress will give you a great free blog with plenty of plug-ins and ways to customize it to make your blog uniquely your own. There are analytics available, too, so that you can gauge how well certain articles do as related to others.<br><br>Have a blog for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" target="_new">eBay dropshipping business</a> or eBay store and boost sales!</p> <p><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe" id="hs-cta-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe.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-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe&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;<img id="img-1376105527575" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ebay_logo-resized-600.gif" alt="" title="" align="none" border="0" hspace="" vspace=""></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you found this article useful, check out this one:&nbsp; <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/12968/Keep-Your-Finger-on-the-Pulse-of-eBay" rel="" title="" target="_new">Keep-Your-Finger-on-the-Pulse-of-eBay</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</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/32063/Blog-Your-Way-to-Better-eBay-Sales&bvt=rss">Madison ClaireMon, 12 Apr 2010 20:14:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:32063http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/31906/SEO-for-eBay-How-to-Get-Your-Listings-Seen-by-More-Buyers#Comments2SEO for eBay: How to Get Your Listings Seen by More Buyershttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/31906/SEO-for-eBay-How-to-Get-Your-Listings-Seen-by-More-Buyers<br>Now that eBay has made yet another change and dumped thousands upon thousands of store listings into the main search, it is going to be even more difficult than ever to get your auctions and Fixed Price listings seen.<br><br>It’s elementary, really---if nobody sees what you’re selling, nobody will buy what you’re selling. <br><br>If you aren’t already using SEO techniques in your eBay listings, it’s time to start! eBay has its own search, and using Search Engine Optimization will help you to get more visibility for your wares.<br><b><br>What Can You do To Improve eBay SEO?</b><br><br>First and foremost: Write great titles using SEO!<br><br>Your title is the biggie when it comes to getting seen on eBay. Good photos and an accurate description are vital to selling success as well as getting the best price for your widgets. But the listing title reigns supreme as the single most important thing in being found and seen.<br><br>You want to make sure that you make the most of every character in your title. Like Twitter posts, you are limited to how many characters you are allowed in an eBay title.<br><br>Actually, Twitter gives you 140 characters to get your message across and eBay only gives you 55 for your title. So, you need to write a title that packs a punch as succinctly as humanly possible.<br><br>Besides being brief, your title needs to utilize good keywords.<br><br>There are an unbelievable number of sellers on eBay who write awful titles! If you look at their completed sales for a two week period, you will almost always see that the items sold by these folks don’t fetch as good a price as similar items sold by sellers who wrote great titles.<br><br>For example, if you do a search in the Women’s Intimates category, you’ll probably see quite a few listings with this title or one very similar: “Women’s Button Front Sleep Shirt With Matching Long Pants.”<br><br>Ummm…..isn’t that <em><b>pajamas</b></em>?<br><br>Look at all those words wasted conveying what the seller is offering when one little word would have done it much, much better! <br><br>If you need help writing fantastic titles, go to the <a href="http://labs.ebay.com/erl/demoto/to?" target="_new">eBay Research Labs BayEstimator</a>. It’s free and is enormously helpful! You simply type a title into the search box, click submit, and the estimator will return a whole set of results that show you the numbers on how popular your title words are in an eBay search.<br><br>You can then add, subtract or exchange words in your title to optimize it, and the BayEstimator will tell you exactly how much you have improved your title.<br><br>Any eBay seller can use this free tool and it works quite efficiently for everyone from <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" target="_new">dropship sellers</a> to garage sale sellers! <br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" id="hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b.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-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b&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>If you liked this article, you might want to check out this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/18752/eBay-Alternatives-Fact-Or-Fiction" rel="" title="" target="_new">eBay-Alternatives-Fact-Or-Fiction</a><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/31906/SEO-for-eBay-How-to-Get-Your-Listings-Seen-by-More-Buyers&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 06 Apr 2010 13:17:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:31906http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/31758/Free-Tools-to-Help-Calculate-Your-eBay-Paypal-Fees#Comments0Free Tools to Help Calculate Your eBay & Paypal Feeshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/31758/Free-Tools-to-Help-Calculate-Your-eBay-Paypal-Fees<br><p>Do you calculate down to the penny exactly how much profit you will make on your eBay items after all fees are paid, or do you just go with the flow and pocket whatever is left over?<br><br>It will be much better for your bottom line if you keep an extremely close eye on all fees!<br><br>Of course, if you are running auctions, there will be no way to figure your Final Value Fees in advance because you won’t know the ending price until the auctions are over.<br><br>But with Fixed Price and store items, you can easily calculate all of your expenses with this FREE calculator from <u><b><a href="http://www.rolbe.com/ebay.htm" target="_new" mce_href="http://www.rolbe.com/ebay.htm">Rolbe</a></b></u>. </p><p><br>Not only will it calculate your fees, but you can also enter the amount you paid for the item, how much you are charging for shipping and handling, as well as how much the shipping and handling actually cost, your Powerseller Level, (if any) and whether or not you are a Top Rated Seller.<br><br>You may enter such things as any listing upgrades, which also come off your profit.<br><br>By tracking and monitoring all of your expenses and net profits, you might spot a dud of a product that is underperforming for you. This simply means an item that---by the time you deduct all expenses, fees, and your time to list, ship, etc.---isn’t paying enough in the final analysis to make it worthwhile continuing to sell it.<br><br>On eBay, anyway.<br><br>You can find a variety of free calculators on this website!<br><br>Besides an eBay fee calculator, there are many other fee calculators including:<br><br></p><ul><li>Amazon</li></ul><ul><li>Bidpay</li></ul><ul><li>Half.com</li></ul><ul><li>eBay Stores</li></ul><ul><li>eBay Motors</li></ul><ul><li>Etsy</li></ul><ul><li>Overstock</li></ul><ul><li>ePier</li></ul><ul><li>Paypal</li></ul><p><br>Especially now, with the new and definitely NOT improved eBay fees going into effect today, it is vitally important to keep up with all of your expenses and your net profits on each and every widget you sell!<br><br>The eBay and PayPal calculators would come in quite handy if you were looking for <u><b><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" target="_new" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/">dropshipping items to sell</a></b></u>, and wanted to quickly and easily figure how much profit you could expect from each item on your list of possibilities!<br><br>All of these calculators are 100% free, but if you like them and find one or more of them useful, you might consider making a small donation to the website.<br><br>Between FeeBay and Pay-through-the-nose-Pal, you might be making far less profit than you realize if you haven’t been tracking it.<br><br></p><p>If you have enjoyed this article, you might also want to read this one: <i><b><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/30487/Drop-Ship-Selling-on-eBay-Can-it-Work" mce_href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/30487/Drop-Ship-Selling-on-eBay-Can-it-Work" target="_new" title="" rel="" class="">Drop-Ship-Selling-on-eBay-Can-it-Work</a></b></i></p><p>&nbsp;</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/31758/Free-Tools-to-Help-Calculate-Your-eBay-Paypal-Fees&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 30 Mar 2010 22:24:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:31758http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/30695/Tips-for-eBay-Sellers-Only-the-Strong-Survive#Comments0Tips for eBay Sellers: Only the Strong Survivehttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/30695/Tips-for-eBay-Sellers-Only-the-Strong-Survive<br><p>If you are an eBay seller, you probably don’t need anybody to tell you that it’s getting tougher all the time to keep afloat on the Bay.<br></p><p>Many eBay sellers have jumped the fence for greener pastures such as Amazon. However, since Amazon doesn’t allow sales of vintage and collectible items for the most part, you may be one of the unfortunate sellers who are well and truly stuck with eBay.<br><br>Yes, there are other venues. But realistically speaking, none of them are much competition for FeeBay, at least for the time being. <br><br>So, if you must sell on eBay, how can you continue to make a decent and reasonable profit?<br><br>How can you avoid getting suspended or restricted in your selling due to a run of bad luck with undeserved low feedback and DSR ratings from a mere handful of PITA buyers?<br><br>It won’t be easy.<br><br>After the newest changes go into effect next month, it will be extremely difficult. Fees are increasing (surprise, surprise) and the bar has been raised even higher as regards feedback and Detailed Sellers Ratings.<br><br>Most of you can kiss any kind of discount off your Final Value Fees goodbye.<br><br>The long and short of it is that making it as an eBay seller has turned into the Law of the Jungle where only the strong survive.<br><br>So, you will have to be strong, and you will have to be extremely proactive. <br><br>You will have to be strong about your work ethics and practices. For example, if you say you will ship within a certain time frame, then do so. Don’t specify a time of 3 business days for shipping, for instance, and then dawdle around for a week or longer before shipping a buyer’s widget. <br><br>Don’t charge for Priority Mail and then ship Parcel Post, which is not only cheaper but also takes considerably longer.<br><br>Don’t be slipshod in your packaging and try to shave a few cents off expenses by stuffing items in a Priority Mail tyvek envelope turned wrong side out and shipping it First Class. This is not only illegal, it tells the buyer that you are dishonest. After all, if you’ll rip off the USPS, why not them?<br><br>Your packages should be professional looking and secure. If it takes an extra few minutes to package well, then take the time and do it. <br><br>Don’t leave your buyers in the dark about when you shipped their widget. Send a message and let them know it’s on the way. It takes a little more time, but it will be time well spent. Remember that they will rate you on communication.<br><br>Don’t forget one of the most basic but incredibly overlooked things that you should ALWAYS do for your buyer, and that is to say “Thank you.” It is absolutely amazing how many sellers fail to do this and it’s really stupid not to.<br><br>Being strong in your professional conduct as a seller, instead of taking the easy shortcuts of poor service to your buyers, will stand you in good stead on eBay. <br><br>It may not be enough to completely eliminate any problems with buyers, bad feedback and Detailed Seller Ratings, but it will definitely help! <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/30695/Tips-for-eBay-Sellers-Only-the-Strong-Survive&bvt=rss">Madison ClaireThu, 18 Feb 2010 01:12:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:30695