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The secret life of successful online sellers

Daniel Posted On - February 6, 2017

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A lot has been written about successful online sellers over web—how they started with zero investment, how they are making millions today, the luxurious life they are currently enjoying, and just how rocking their lives are right now. While as exciting as it is to read these ‘success stories’, fact is that they often skip so many important details, offering only the ‘goods’ the readers want to read. This leads to false and unrealistic expectations that new sellers hold close to when making important business decisions. And needless to say, this turns out fatal for their business over the course.

Here are 6 crucial truths about the journey of successful online vendors that you don’t get to read in these purported success stories-

  1. They spent countless sleepless nights

These successful Amazon and eBay sellers were once but a beginner rather like you. However, to complete the journey from where they were to the current spot where they are, they spent countless sleepless nights, working hard to face the challenges and make things work out—something that the regular ‘success stories’ sidestep, focusing solely on the ‘success’ part.

They are more serious about marketing than you

Marketing is the key to success for every business. And the successful online sellers know this very well. Aside optimizing their stores for the internal search engine of marketplaces, they still spend a ridiculous amount of time promoting their products and store across platforms, from social media to IMs to search engines. And unlike the new sellers, they don’t shy away from investing in advertisements and PPC.

  1. They offer personalized experience to the customers

Given the high competition in the market, successful online sellers strive to offer personalized experience to their audience and customers, whether with marketing, selling or post-sales follow up. This helps not only boost their sale, but also build customer loyalty, who acts as “fans” of the store, often triggering Word-of-Mouth marketing.

  1. They always strive to scale their business

Started from the bottom, now they are at the top—one of the reasons why that is because they always strive to scale their business. They always plan and map strategies how to reach more audience, how to make more sales, and how to expand their business beyond.

  1. They make time to ‘live’ by using e-commerce software solution

One of the biggest secrets of top vendors, in fact, is they are never alone in their endeavors. While they often hire professionals and experts for additional assistance, for all their backend tasks, they rely on multi-channel e-commerce software solution. Handling everything of various storefronts from a centralized platform, including products setup, real time inventory management and order fulfillment, they end up making plenty of time for other important tasks and luxurious activities.

  1. They enjoy a location independent life

Yes, few part of the cliché ‘success stories’ are true. Top online sellers do enjoy a dreamy life. Some even live a location independent lifestyle—more common for the affiliate Amazon and eBay seller. Working from Thailand this week while in Rio de Janeiro, soaking sun on an exotic beach the next week.

So have you been reading the success stories of successful online sellers for some beat of motivation, know that they often skip crucial parts of the real stories. Prevent from forming any unrealistic expectations. Enter the market – sell on Walmart online, start an Amazon storefront – with the right facts and numbers.

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Here’s What eBay Sellers In Walmart.com Are Happy About

Daniel Posted On - December 21, 2016

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The fact that Walmart.com has opened up ample avenues for third party sellers to perform under their umbrella, has been considered a mini blessing by e commerce sellers at large especially those that are already present in top marketplaces like eBay and wish to enhance their scope even further. However, the raging battle with established and often demanding marketplace requirements has left infinite sellers fumbling with locating routes to harmonious selling practices.

On occasions when sellers, especially Amazon eBay sellers failed to find the best integrated selling strategies, the consequences were as drastic as warnings, loss or ranking and eventual suspensions in both platforms. While many such cases have been reported over the past few months, the brighter side of the picture has emerged with a number of sellers in Amazon and eBay stating their first hand experience on performing in both marketplaces successfully.

Here are a few factors that have been pointed out by these sellers as being integral in contributing to their success…

Integration professionals are only a step away –

Integrating with Walmart.com is a perfect bliss for all sellers in the world of ecommerce. The platform has maintained effectiveness and simplicity in its API, which makes it easy for sellers at all levels to understand and act accordingly. Besides this, sellers can also gain easy access to the best ecommerce solution developers that are also the official integration partners for Walmart.com. Things could not get any better than this.

Pricing compatibility tools are available easily with quality e commerce solution developers –

When you sell on Walmart.com and eBay at the same time, a lot of issues associated with pricing inconsistencies between the two marketplaces can arise to take a toll on overall performance, visibility and profits. However, with the availability of advanced tools and software solutions that are available with the official integration partners of Walmart.com, these inconsistencies can be easily bridged.

The solutions usually come with a considerable price tag, but are always worth the approach and are perhaps the best shield against adverse consequences like loss of visibility, warnings and suspensions.

FBA applies in Walmart.com, so maintaining quality in order fulfillment is never an issue –

FBA is applicable to eBay and Walmart.com perfectly. Thus, sellers who are already using this order fulfillment system are not required to hunt around for suitable order completion solutions while performing in Walmart.com. Approaching proper FBA integration with all marketplaces of presence should be good enough to maintain commendable performance.

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5 Horrors All eBay Sellers Wish They Could Avoid

Stephen Posted On - September 10, 2016

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If you think you are having a hard time in eBay, please remember that there are many other sellers who are suffering extreme horrors at this very moment. This is also the lot who can narrate a chain of unfortunate circumstances in their own firsthand experience that will make you thank your stars for being at a far better position.

Here are 5 of the most common issues that eBay sellers face at some point of the other which can cause significant levels of push-back in business. However, none of these are matters that cannot be brought under control with the right techniques at the right time.

Invisible listing

The matter of listing invisibility was faced by infinite sellers even the upper crust sellers in eBay mostly after Cassini was rolled out a couple of years ago. It took a while for all to understand what the new search engine demands and create listing accordingly. The impact of the rollout was so bad that many sellers had to consider quitting eBay for a more favorable platform.

Unexpected marketplace updates

Besides Cassini sudden surprise updates like the latest delivery review have grasped sellers in a whirlpool of uncertainty. In fact, many sellers have been performing under pressure that has directly contributed to messing up their approach to selling as well as their good night sleep.

Fraudulent purchases

There is not one eBay seller who can say that they are completely safe from fraudulent purchases. eBay as a platform is well known for fraudulent buyers who either misuse products and return for full refunds or make fraud payments through ghost accounts leading to complete loss in the part of the sellers.

Bad reviews

eBay selling is never a bed of roses. At some point in selling, bad reviews and rating are assured to come in to add bitterness to your otherwise good records. Things usually seem gloomier when these poor reviews don’t have any real backing. Cassini takes reviews very seriously; therefore dealing with these horrors can be a painstaking experience.

Fee miscalculations

O My God, What Have I Done moments are common with fee miscalculations. Even with the best eBay Amazon seller central assistance, fee miscalculations can cause significant setbacks for sellers. Not using fee calculation tools can often lead to this hassle.

Basically, if you feel that you are facing any of these issues, it will benefit to remember that taking the right preventive measures and corrective measures can bring things back to health.

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Amazon Sellers Are Pampered Lot – Truth v/s Myth

Thomas Posted On - May 16, 2016

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Amazon is a class apart in many ways making it the unchallenged leader in the world of e commerce. While many new e commerce marketplaces are claiming that they will soar over Amazon in a few hand counted years, in all honesty, this is one of the toughest and rather unachievable dreams that may not be possible till the next few decades. Besides that fact that Amazon is the largest marketplace in the world for perhaps, the largest categories of products, this is also the platform that offers the ultimate possibility of growth and profits to sellers irrespective of their size, experience or volume of business.

In fact, it is often believed by the world of e commerce enthusiasts that Amazon seller happen to be the pampered lot who are spoiled rotten with over-the-top advantages showered on them. For those who have glanced through the benefits of Amazon vendor, seller central and most importantly FBA, cannot often be convinced otherwise. In most cases, there is no need to. However, to take the fact for granted that Amazon pampers its sellers rotten is nowhere close to the truth. Whether you like it or not, Amazon & eBay has always been and will continue to be more in favor of buyers than Amazon or eBay seller.

Say for example, if there is a tussle between the sellers and buyers about a certain order in terms of returns and refunds, one can take it for granted that the verdict will be settled in favor of the buyers. It does not really matter how flimsy or absurd the reason for returns may be. The crux of the matter is, if the request is made, it will be entertained. So, hypothetically, if a certain clever buyer orders a designer dress, gets it delivered, wears it with the tag on to wherever intended and places return request the next day with the dress intact with the tag and in perfectly saleable condition… the request has to be entertained.

At this very moment, discussion forums are getting hotter with how unfair Amazon gets with sellers when it comes to perfecting purchase experience in the part of buyers. Besides this, an average Amazon seller also gets to experience the inadequacies of the otherwise advantageous options of sellers / vendor central as well as FBA. In all honesty, none of these are fool proof solutions to seller success. Winning in Amazon can actually get very tough for the latter and requires constant hard work and support from intelligent tools and software solutions. at times, business improvement in Amazon can get really expensive.

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eBay Selling Strategies That Large Sellers Need But Hobby Sellers Don’t

Stephen Posted On - April 19, 2016

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eBay as a top performing marketplace has gained phenomenal popularity among e commerce enthusiasts mainly because it accommodates all kinds of sellers. Whether you are a very large manufacturer or a midsized retailer; whether you are private label enthusiast or a 10 product hobby seller; eBay has made itself accessible and profitable for all. While every one of these sellers are perpetually clashing to gain the best exposure and the best profits (in their terms) the strategies that are used by the larger sellers happen to be way different than that of the smaller hobby sellers when it comes to achieving individual goals.

Say for example, larger sellers in eBay who usually maintain very large inventories across multiple warehouses can never get even a step ahead without proper eBay Inventory management systems that integrate and automate their inventory movement seamlessly and flawlessly. Hobby sellers on the other hand can well do without these otherwise expensive support softwares. Considering the fact that their inventories are mostly socked right under their nose, movement of the same is always traceable. At same time, maintaining these support systems with bare minimum pocket-money profits is never a good business decision to make.

Creating quality eBay listing is one of the most critical tasks that all sellers need to take up with extreme care and caution. Sellers with hundreds and thousands of products usually find relief in using eBay listing software for the sole function of automating in creating the listing or brining changes into the same. Hobby sellers with hand counted products to sell, on the other hand can accomplish quality listing manually. With very little to upload, the task of creating quality keyword rich titles, taking quality images, determining competitive prices etc all gets very easy. Spending on softwares when manual efforts can be more promising is not advisable at all.

Besides the usage of softwares for critical operational tasks, there is yet another factor that differentiates the selling strategies of hobby sellers and larger more serious sellers and this has got everything to do with opening eBay stores. Opening eBay stores is usually advisable to larger manufacturers, retailers, private label owners etc who need to create a brand impact to drive sales. Hobby sellers who are usually home based sellers don’t have any such urgency nor do they have the required funding to open and maintain eBay stores. So, they are better off selling individually than otherwise.

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Things To Consider Before Owning Your Own eBay Store

Stephen Posted On - March 21, 2016

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The scope of eBay is all inclusive which has been working wonders for serious e commerce enthusiasts from all over the world. With millions of unique visitors thronging the platform any given minute, there is ample possibility for all existing sellers to be discovered by an overwhelming team of target buyers. At present, there are two primary forms of sellers in this platform that are the individual sellers and those that own their eBay stores. Each have their own set of unique advantages that are all directed towards propelling growth of the concerned sellers through different dimensions.

However, it has often been seen that it is the owners of stores in eBay that are more motivated towards better performance. One can say that this is mainly because of the fact that sellers who own their stores are often the ones who are more serious in their business and their presence in eBay may be one of the primary sources of their income. Many times, it has been seen that sellers may have commenced their venture as individual sellers that eventually escalated to creating their own stores in this platform as traffic, sale and list of positive reviews rose to significant levels.

Owing stores often makes the process of eBay selling a little easier with greater freedom granted towards how you design your store front and how you manage your business through the same. It has been observed that driving traffic one’s store is often a well supported process and a steady one too. However, at all times it must be kept in mind that kick staring a store will never guarantee augmentation in traffic and sale. Considering the fact that the rules of eBay as far as visibility of sellers change very frequently, store owners may have to do their own bit to promote their existence in this platform.

Using eBay selling software is often considered one of the best ways to win the best exposure for stores. Operational ease as well as freedom from human errors is also assured by these inputs of quality technology. In fact, it can be said with confidence that eBay store operations should always be software supported for enhanced performance and to tide over odds. Besides this, it is always recommended that stores are created if the number of products under the umbrella of the seller is medium to large. Sellers owning stores with only tens of products to sell are usually seen to incur losses.

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Seller Secrets That eBay Store Competitors Will Never Tell You

Steve Burns Posted On - March 17, 2016

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If you are a new seller in eBay and are looking for success tips from established performers, be assured that no one will spoon feed you with the ultimate secrets of their achievements. For all you know, if you are close to selling similar products or may be featuring under the same product category, there is no way your competitor would boost your performance with their tried and tested tips and tricks. This is justified to an extent for obvious reasons. Putting it in simple words, not many would want to nurture their own competitors simply because it is as good as axing one’s own feet.

To begin with, as a new eBay seller, you are very likely to wish to understand how to utilize listing in profitable ways. Be assured, you will never get the complete tapestry of how to go about the process from performing competitors in this platform. Basically, this will be more like a trial and error process for you wherein you will undergo crests and troughs in your performance till you hit upon the strategy that works best for you. Similarly, if you are looking for tips and guidance for adding luster to your listing, store designing or even winning conversions for that matter, you may discover that you are on your own.

More often than not, established sellers have also been seen to be very secretive about the type of eBay selling support that they may be using. While some may be generous enough to give out the names of the developers, there are others who usually blur things out so that the information is no good to no one. While this seems to be a desolate chain of affairs, this does not mean than you will have to go without any success assistance while launching your efforts in this top performing and rather maddening marketplace.

Existing as professional e commerce solution developers, these super entities can offer you not just valuable advice but also the right tools and selling solutions that will help you make leaps of progress from the very onset of your venture. With these professionals by your side, you will not have to face harassment while looking around for productive advice. Considering the fact that many of these developers offer budget friendly eBay selling solutions smaller startups with limited resources can start their endeavors in eBay with their best foot forward.

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Sell On eBay With Indomitable Confidence Using These Tips

Robin Smith Posted On - March 1, 2016

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If someone told you that selling on eBay can be challenging… he or she is absolutely correct. However, this does not have to dishearten the enthusiasts to an extent that they choose to stay away from this otherwise yielding marketplace. Considering the fact that eBay is a close second to Amazon in ranking, it experiences an overwhelming volume of traffic and resultant conversions in favor of all sellers who set foot on this platform.

Many eBay sellers who are not prepared to take on the rush can come face to face with highly restrictive and retarding impediments in their course of everyday operations. More often than not, such retardations can become thoroughly counterproductive leading to loss in the face of competition and erroneous performance that hamper buyer experience and eventually cause suspension of accounts.

While all this sounds very intimidating, it is also true that there are at present, infinite sellers who have been making the best of eBay irrespective of their size, volume or level of experience in the world of e commerce per se. These sellers may not be masters in eBay selling but have in fact, cracked the codes of success with the help of a smarter approach to maintaining a yielding eBay presence. Starting their endeavors with the usage of the right selling softwares can be mentioned as the first among a list of other good decisions made towards catering to this end.

Usage of eBay selling softwares ensures aiding sellers in keeping in tune with the flow of the platform and that too without facing errors and flaws in the process. Be it with respect to listing or inventory management or real time order tracking and fulfillment, there are solutions to add speed and performance to just about any critical aspect of selling in eBay.

eBay is a bidding based marketplace which may be a little difficult for newer and lesser experienced sellers to understand. So seeking assistance for the same through appropriate solutions can go a very long way in making proper and yielding bids. The better your bids better will be your sale and exposure among target buyers. Seeking assistance for pricing and repricing is also very favorable.

Last but certainly not the least, it is always a good idea to understand and abide by the rules of selling in eBay. Trying over the top hacks and tricks can often be counterproductive. Not maintaining rules and selling ethics can cost the concerned seller with lifelong suspension.

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Tips To Make A Sparkling eBay Store

Robin Smith Posted On - February 25, 2016

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If you are a serious eBay seller who desires to pursue eBay selling as a full time career, it may make some sense to kick start a store. Building an eBay store is the first and the most important step that a seller can take to showcase their positive and progressive interests to prospective buyers as well as the platform in itself. However, unlike what it may have been a few years ago, owning a store in itself is never enough to march towards the direction of profits and growth. It takes much more to push a store towards a brighter and productive future than its mere existence.

It all starts with placing proper focus on designing the store. In fact, this is the most important factor that all eBay sellers should take into urgent notice. The focus should rest on making the store so attractive that buyers get entranced with it as they cast their very first look. Designing a proper captivating logo is extremely important. For stark beginners, looking into already established stores can be of massive help in gaining an idea about how to go about the process. When it comes to creating the perfect design, enthusiasts will have to chart out the A to Z of the essentials and figure out the best possible ways of putting the pieces together.

Say for example, making use of promotion boxes, pictures, logos, templates, titles etc. just about everything matters in bringing the best out of your store. It is always wise to start the process with some solid research on the subject. If you need to spend a week or two while researching the perfect store building strategies, it is advisable to do so with confidence. However, it is necessary to know that eBay as a platform is always changing. Improvements and enhancements thus, need to be taken into notice while introducing changes in the store accordingly.

The next most important thing to note when it comes to improving your eBay store presence like never before, is to have it integrated perfectly. Initiating integration would enable all operations associated with your store to get reasonably automated while eliminating scope for errors and bottlenecks. Considering the fact that eBay is very cautious about how sellers contribute to the purchase experience of buyers, proper store integration would directly contribute to making an impactful association with the platform. Using a range of well chosen eBay selling softwares is also advised.

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How can you manage your eBay Inventory?

Daniel Posted On - January 29, 2016

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Irrespective of the products that you want to put on sale on eBay, you have to keep your inventory properly managed and isolated from your home items. At any time you set up a home business, it can be quite possible for you to get your personal products mixed up with your business products. This is truer if you live in a small space. Even if you are an eBay seller with some amount of experience, you can end up losing some products you have listed on the website. This can spell doom for your enterprise and you can end up with negative feedback. You can try managing your inventory in the following ways.

Use Inventory software

One can get numerous kinds of inventory software apps for use. If you are using an accounting software system such as Quickbooks for handling your eBay inventory, you need to know how you should use their inventory. It is a good idea to get an inventory buying software which can analyze the type of inventory you have and inform whether your stock is filled or whether you have to reorder. In case you have an inventory app in modules, you should only buy the modules that you require. It is essential to consider your necessities and then acting in an according manner.

Hire an inventory management agency

There are lots of eBay Amazon Inventory Management service providing agencies and you have to choose a good one. Other than assistance with organizing eBay inventory, you can also get help with automated product listing, real-time inventory management and shipping and order tracking management services. Whether you have one or more ecommerce stores, and would like to have your items synced with suitable product categories from eBay, these agencies can help you.

Do not spend a lot on inventory

You will end up wasting a lot of cash if you spend a lot of inventory. Check whether you can return obsolete or old products. If you cannot find the same, find out a way by which you can sell them quickly. You may also check with other retailers like yourself and find out whether they are ready to get some of your inventory.

As the owner of an enterprise dealing with shopping stores like eBay and Amazon, you need to know how you should control your inventory without breaking your bank. The tips mentioned above will assist you in managing your inventory in a smart way.

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