The Amazon v/s eBay war is likely to continue for ages to come for many reasons than one. The platforms currently occupying the No. 1 and No. 2 places in the world of e commerce vastly differ from each other in their nature, assurance for best buyer experience being the only factor where they match. However, there are times when Amazon sellers are seen to vie eBay performers for a number of advantages that they seem to have over the former. If you take a close look, these reasons actually appear to make eBay more profitable for sellers than Amazon.
To begin with, eBay listing is more luscious in comparison with Amazon listing. Considering the variety of products that can be sold in this platform in a variety of conditions, it only made sense for eBay to make the listing more defined as compared with Amazon. Right from the images to the title to description of the condition in which the product is sold, contributes to offering best purchase experience in the part of the buyers.
Secondly, no one can deny the fact that seller exposure in eBay is irresistible. On clicking on a certain product in eBay following search for the same, buyers get to see vivid seller information at the side of the screen. While it is true that power sellers in eBay usually take the cake in this respect, even the smaller sellers are better exposed in eBay than they would ever be in Amazon. Basically growth as a seller has greater possibility in eBay than the latter.
The spread of allowed product categories in eBay is anytime more tempting than Amazon. From refurbished products to unique items and antiques, you can get anything and everything in eBay and that too with ample value for every penny spent on it. Amazon has a very wide product category but not as spread-out as eBay. This is one of the reasons why a greater number of sellers can find place in eBay than Amazon.
Fourthly, Amazon has never been a place for hobby selling. If you are selling in Amazon, you will have to go knee deep in using automation solutions and carrying out proper store integrations to get some chance at profits. For example, if you are a Magento powered store owner, you will have to carry out Magento Amazon integration without fail irrespective of how small or established you may be. Hobby sellers in eBay don’t have to take such loads on their shoulders.
A spark of debate has been seen brimming among the Amazon sellers while expressing their opinions on seller and vendor central. Somehow, the seller central enthusiasts cannot appear to decide whether this is their most favored selling solution or force favored selling solution. For a very long time, sellers were more or less blind to the little loopholes that the seller central featured without apology.
However, more and more aspirants of better business in this mighty platform are waking up to the defects and are also realizing why exactly their products will be featured next to or below vendor central products almost ever second search. This realization has thrown light upon 3 undeniable reasons why the vendor central is any time better and more favored as compared to Amazon seller central (give and take … conditions apply)
To begin with, vendor central sellers are more relaxed as far as management of their inventory is concerned. All that they need to do is hand it over to Amazon (Amazon buys their inventory) and get their payments within 30 to 60 days as specified by the platform. Considering the fact that the vendor central sellers are very large and often successful, they don’t rally mind being paid at such massive intervals. With the inventory handed to Amazon, their worries about inventory movement comes down to scratch if nor lesser!
Secondly, there is something so irresistible about access to Amazon Vine that is wholly and solely accessible to vendor central users (for a fee, of course). The Amazon Vine allows the vendor central users to send product to high quality reviewers to generate trustworthy reviews in favor of their products. This improves the visage of the products before target buyers thereby placing it in a more favorable and profitable place as compared with others. if you are thinking about moving inventory faster, this can help tremendously.
Thirdly, as a vendor central user, there is a whole lot that Amazon does in favor of your store than just handling your inventory. The process of automated returns-handling often leaves the seller central users fuming with envy. For the latter, handling returns is often a messy manual process that can get a facelift with the usage of tools and software solutions dedicated to the purpose. Carrying out integration processes between shopping carts and Amazon, e.g. Bigcommerce / Magento Amazon integration can help in this process.
There are many other advantages that are specific to vendor central and not granted to seller central users yet. However, the drawbacks of the former often tends to downplay its advantages giving the seller central users many good reasons to rejoice.