www ebay com official site

www ebay com official site

When we speak of selling online, the first web site we think of is www ebay com official site. Of course, there are many others of its kind and many more to come but, www ebay com official site is still on the top of the hill.

I will speak of my experience selling in ebay com official site and try to share with you the good things and the bad things it can happen to the new sellers on ebay, if you thinking of selling stuff and make some money from home take few minutes and read what i have to say to you, it can really save you some hassle, or you can always learn the hard way…

First of all, you need to create your account, is simple just click on the register button located at the top left of your screenand a simple menu with email, name and mobile phone is asked, fill those and you are set to go.

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In my way of seeing things, ebay have two distinct type of buyers, people looking for bargains or used items in an auction type of bids and those buyers that don’t mind paying a little more than on other web sites but on ebay they know they get what they paid for or they get refund 100%. Ebay is very protective of its buyers, i believe that’s why so many people still buy from them, that and being able to pay with paypal (thing you can’t on Amazon). Some people still afraid of using credit cards on the web because of the frauds and scams.

In order to sell you also need to create a paypal account, and link it with your ebay in account settings tab. This being done you ready to start selling…  Now you ask what will i be selling on www ebay com official site? Easy, to starters, i really recommend selling used stuff, why? Multiple reasons wich i will describe bellow.

1º You will get the most profit out of your deal since you don’t need to pay to a supplier, you will be selling stuff from your garage or basement.

2º Ebay and paypal don’t know you, so until you gain their trust, when someone buys from you, the money will be on your paypal account but, it’s frozen and will only be available once the buyer gets the item he purchased up to 20+ days.  It can be less if you provide a tracking number. (we will talk of this later)

3º You need 25 successful transactions on www ebay com official site before the money on paypal be available as soon as someone buys from you, this is the goal any seller on ebay wants to achieve as soon as possible. By then we won’t be investing our money to buy from a supplier. Now we can start to have fun.


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A good tip, always sell physical items on ebay, don’t go for digital stuff unless you also ship it with tracking number to the buyer address on printed paper in case of cd keys or in a burned cd or dvd in the case of digital books or any other digital product. Why? Because of scammers. People abuse the system and if you sell someone a key from a digital product and mail it after receiving the money

Why? Because of scammers. People abuse the system and if you sell someone a key from a digital product and mail it after receiving the money you can get in deep trouble. I talked about the buyer protection program earlier, people call the credit card company and complain they didn’t buy anything with the credit card and ask for a reversal of credit. This will open a dispute on paypal, your money will be automatically withdrawn from your account and, unless you have proof you delivered to the buyers address (snail mail)  with the tracking number you are in deep trouble 99% of the times the buyer wins.

This sort of scammers have a pattern behavior that experienced ebay sellers are aware of. Thing is, they prey on newcomers so beware. Is a good habit to always take a look into people that buy from you. Check their history, scammers usually have new accounts, and go on buying sprees within a couple of days so if someone with this profile buys from you, take the right precautions and ask for more info ex: phone number, usually they walk away when confronted.


www ebay com official site Feedback

Feedback is a very important factor when someone buying from you so try and keep your feedback wall immaculate. To do so , reply fast to your buyer’s questions and doubts, once you receive the payment, ship the articles as soon as possible and fill the shipping tracking number so your buyer can see where the item is.

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Ever heard of drop shipping? Nowadays after the 25 first sales, most people on ebay com official site sell all kind of items with drop ship method.

Basically what people do is  find good suppliers that do drop shipping,  get some screenshots of a given product, calculate ebay fees and paypal fees and put a prive over it as profit. Then Create a sale on www on ebay com official site and once the article sells, go and buy from your supplier. He will now ship the article directly to your customer, all you have to do in between is copy paste addresses and phone numbers. Best of all is that you won’t even need to invest your own money, because since you over the 25 initial sales on ebay com official site you paying your supplier with your customer money. People that have good drop ship contacts can still make quite a sum on www ebay com official site and work from the comfort of their home.

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20 thoughts on “www ebay com official site”

  1. Great Read. I was a little skeptical about selling on EBay but after reading this I feel a little better. Knowing a little about PayPal and how secure they are, I like how you mentioned I need a PayPal in order to sell. I didn’t know about the digital world and scammers trying to get you. I plan to just sell physical items. Once again great article

    • Hi, thank you for your comment.

      Keep in mind that to sell on ebay you need to ship fast once you sell (ALWAYS WITH TRACKING NUMBER) and try to keep your feedback wall immaculate.

      Good luck

  2. Great info. I have used ebay for years and have had a little success but know some people that have really done well. I am not sure of their secret. There are all kinds of training courses out there. Do you recommend any of them? Also do you have any recommendations for a reliable drop shipping company? I have heard a few horror stories there!

    • Hi Dennis,

      Selling from www ebay com official site can be tricky, specially to good, honest and sometimes are naive people.

      Most of the courses out there charge you money for information that you can get on the web for free. We have to read a lot and keep the “juice”. Ebay has no secrets, some people are make living out of it just from buying from Amazon (that don’t accept paypal) you have to use a credit card, and selling on ebay where people can use paypal (some people don’t have or don’t want to use credit cards on the web).

      Imagine a unemployed person, if he can sell 40 items per day with a 0,50 to 1.00 usd profit he can make 600 to 1.200 usd per month. And with this margins is easy to archive. All you be doing is copy paste information from your client to your supplier.

      I believe that to learn to sell on ebay you must first buy at ebay. And only way to learn how to sell it on ebay is selling on ebay. Keep it simple low price low margin items. Ship fast, always with tracking number.

      As for dropshipers there are some companies selling reviewed dropship and wholesale lists with customers feedback. A bad dropshiper can ruin your www ebay com official site reputation.

  3. Hi there Pedro,

    Awesome article and thanks for sharing it with us, it is really appreciated.

    I have tried with ebay before as a business to sell product that are available rather cheaply here in Asia but could nt get sales. Do you know how to or have some training on how to become a top seller or power seller on the site?

    I am interested as at this point in my career and business life I am looking into developing my own product and selling it on ebay and amazon as well as via my own site (amazon FBA drop shipping allows for cross channel selling in this way) the advantage of learning ebay is obvious..more sales!

    Thank you kindly in advance

    • hi, there are some good tips on the Web, like Skip McGrath, HE HAS NICE website with latest info on dropship suppliers and trends. Thing is people that sell on ebay these days are pretty distinct, or you well what everyone else is selling and your only profit cents from it, or you sell top notch equipment and you profit tons…

      Check trends , use terapeak, ebay tool to check trends… and go for the big fish.

      Best of luck

  4. You address some really great tips that somebody like me that has never used eBay can see the bigger picture of what you need to be aware of and how to do it.

    I saw a lot of stuff on eBay, and now that you mention using the drop shippers it all makes sense and especially knowing about having the 25 presales already accomplished to make your transactions easier.

    • Hi, thank you on your comment. Good tip on getting good dropship erst is buy something to yourself to check their timing / delivery.

      If you need anything let me know

  5. Great article my friend… I’m actually in the DJ business and seem to always upgrading my equipment. So you can probably tell where I’m going with this… Yep, i sell all my old equipment on Ebay, and have been very successful. I’ve actually made some purchases along way as well. The one feature I like about Ebay is that you can select local buyers only, therefore you don’t have to worry about shipping & handling fees. Nonetheless, good job!

    • Hi Mark, i truly think ebay is a awesome platform to buy / sell things. After all they started long time ago as a auction website mostly for used items.

      You also have ebay classifieds wich are great for those focusing on selling locally.

      As long as we take the right precautions everything goes smoothly, that’s why I pointed some heads up for those new sellers in need of a extra Income.

      Cheers

  6. Hello..
    I have created an ebay account few days ago. and I might say that im shocked how good producta we can find. Im thinking about selling products business but Im a little bit scared of it. Maybe it will be a great thing if you cooporatr with people who already have business and make them to order from your page. In this way both of you succeed.

    • Hi, there are so many e ebay manuals and become a power seller on ebay books out there… do you know what most of them have in common? They all say that in order to learn to sell on ebay, first you need to buy on ebay….

      Try and sell some used stuff you have, get used to the system, get a ebay / paypal fee calculator they both get a cut of your share.

      All of us have a hurge to learn fast and start to make money online “day before we even start”

      My suggestion to ebay “newbies” is to start selling stuff with no investment (used stuff from your basement) idea is to minimize the loose money risk.

      Cheers

  7. Thank you for this informative article. I have heard of eBay, but didn’t know much about it. Now I know more, and realise that it is for people who want to sell physical products.

    It is great to see that it is well run and honest, but I am sure you still have to be vigilant, as there is always someone out there looking for a way to crook the system.

    Drop shipping is something I must also look into, as I see quite a few people online do this and do quite well. It is just to learn where to start with all this.

    • Hi Michel,

      Thank you for your reply, thing to consider if you want to get into drop shipping is the supplier quality and time they take to ship the articles. Since ebay and amazon seller popularity is based on user reviews is a bad start if you get negative reviews because of item quality or excessive handling time.

      Get to know well your suppliers and even buy yourself first something you need to try out their performance.

      Best of luck.

  8. Hello again Pedro,
    I didn’t know about the scammers when selling digital stuff though, wow! I thought that selling physical stuff goes well everywhere, especially since I do affiliate marketing and everything is done online.

    Knowing that selling digital stuff is not recommended, I’m guessing that as an ebay affiliate, its a good idea to not recommend digital products as well right?

    • hi, Riaz.

      Thing about digital products is because they aren’t allowed by ebay but people still sell them.

      Only way it’s allowed is if you ship it to the buyers adress as well, but that cuts you profit margin with handling fees.

      What happens with scammers is they abuse buyer protection and open a paypal dispute and charge back their credit card. Paypal instantly get the money out of seller account, and if you loose the dispute (99 % times you will) you have to pay 20ish usd for dispute fees…. it’s a loose loose for the seller can ruin anyone morale of selling digital stuff on ebay.

      Cheers m8

  9. A very informative article on how to sell on eBay. I bought something from eBay a long time ago. I think, like Amazon, eBay is also one of the best platform out there to make money from home. Amazon is a good place to sell digital products for example kindle book. For someone who is more into selling physical products, eBay is one of the best platform!

    • hi Rozzie

      I totally agree with you. Since amazon don’t work with paypal and have other policy regarding digital products make it a lot safer place to sell digital content.

      Thank you for your reply.

      Cheers

  10. Thanks for doing such a great in-depth review of eBay Pedro. I think eBay is great because it provides a legitimate way for people to earn money, they allow you to sell new products as well as used products. However, I think it’s bad that there are so many scammers on eBay, these people will give the website a bad name, thanks for warning us about not buying digital products, I will remember that.

    • hi,

      Ebay still a great place to earn some extra income just keep in mind that you need to ship your items to buyer adress with tracking number and receiver signature. Get a good paypal and ebay fee calculator so you know exactly what you profit from each transaction and get your bisiness rolling.

      I always sugest people buy from eBay first before starting to sell 😉

      Best of luck

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