So You Wanna Sell On eBay
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This podcast show is for anyone thinking about starting an eBay business or anyone that currently has an eBay business. We interview successful eBay sellers and entrepreneurs. Our goal is to help you get your eBay business to the top.
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112: So You Wanna Sell On eBay - Keith Ritchie
Keith is a former factory worker turned professional dropshipper. He has been dropshipping on eBay full-time since 2014. He employs virtual assistants to make his life easier & enjoys learning new skills and traveling. He also enjoys teaching others how to make a living online through e-commerce. Interesting Notes Keith defines Dropshipping as simply taking a product from one store or one vendor and placing it on a marketplace or website for sale with a markup. He likes MAP (Minimum Advertised Pricing) price for wholesale, as long as there is profit. He said that you will find good wholesale companies that police their MAP. There are some that don't care. And those are the ones that you have to let go. When Keith was still doing the wholesale, he would look and monitor the competitor's prices. Then he would make a phone call to the company and report a competitor who is breaking the MAP. He would then see what the company would do. After 2 to 3 times that the company would not do anything, he would not continue to dropship. When he first started, he would give a virtual address, a phone number, and a professional business email. He would come up with a big beautiful building when in reality he is only in his living room. Dropshipping has a small barrier to entry. You need to know what you are doing. It is not something that you dive in and not have any direction. If you have a solid system and guidelines to follow, you'll be the next success. Keith cited that the good thing about eBay is you are not necessarily competing on the price. You can change your keywords or images. You can do other things your competitors are doing to drive those buyers to your listings. He uses the stock images of the manufacturer. He would resize them to make his stuff stand out in the searches. Keith does Dropshipping for full-time since 2014. He used to work 6 to 7 days a week in factories. He would get as much overtime as he wants it. But when 2008 came, he gets lucky if he can get 48 hours of work. Like any other people, he is looking for stability. Then cam
Rated 5 out of
Motivates me to sell on Ebay again.
I gave Ebay a shot and couldn’t hack it. But I didn’t have access to this information. Thanks for this valuable resource Ali and Ron.
Date published: 2014-09-27
Rated 5 out of
Great eBay Podcast!
Hey Ron, great step by step podcast on how to see in ebay.
Date published: 2014-09-19