April 15, 2013 No comments
Tricks to find the right eBay inventory as you spring clean
Once again, it’s spring cleaning time, and that means you have a great opportunity to clear out your clutter and make money on eBay. Spring is one of the best times of year to compile a nice inventory of eBay items and get started selling online. Read More
April 3, 2013 2 Comments
Event full of eBay seller education, expert tips.
eBay sellers, are you ready to party—and learn about selling on the marketplace? Registration is now open for this year’s eBay Radio Party & Conference. The seller conference in Las Vegas kicks off June 18 and lasts through June 20 at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Read More
March 20, 2013 3 Comments
Justices say first sale doctrine applies to items made abroad.
Online sellers in the U.S. can buy copyrighted materials abroad, import them and resell them in the States without getting the permission of the copyright owner. That’s the ruling the U.S. Supreme Court handed down on Tuesday in a copyright case involving an eBay seller who sold textbooks purchased in Thailand and the publisher of a few of those works, John Wiley. Read More
March 18, 2013 3 Comments
How I got my start consigning on eBay
Learning how to begin eBay consignment sales might seem like a difficult task, but I recently discovered it’s not so hard once you take the first step. I had never considered taking on consignors as a viable business element. It can be somewhat intimidating to think about expanding like that. Read More
March 4, 2013 1 Comment
Ensure your inventory is working for you.
Inventory: It’s the lifeblood of your business, allowing you to have the goods on hand to fulfill customer orders quickly and completely. That same inventory, however, can drain your bottom line when it languishes untouched and unsold. Just as a restaurant needs to turn tables to keep a flow of paying diners coming and going, so, too, does a business need to turn its inventory to ensure the money invested into it is quickly recouped and bears a profit. Read More
February 26, 2013 2 Comments
Expert shares his step-by-step buying strategy.
Can you source the best products to sell on eBay, Amazon or elsewhere online almost methodically via a step-by-step process? Considering how important sourcing is to your business, yet how challenging it is, perhaps a step-by-step process would be a good thing. Read More
February 19, 2013 1 Comment
Tips on where you can find inventory when you're ready to get your sales going
“What should I sell on eBay?” You may have asked yourself this question several times. The auction giant has numerous categories and millions of listings, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and under-informed when trying to decide just what you should sell. Read More
February 15, 2013 3 Comments
Expert tells us how he got into this sourcing venture, if it's been profitable.
When we wrote our first article about buying storage units at auction, little did we know that the whole field would soon be engulfed in scandal. Recently, Dave Hester, one of the stars of the popular A&E reality show “Storage Wars” alleged the show is fake, that valuable and exotic items are planted in some of the lockers to make things more interesting for viewers, and that the bidding is also rigged. Read More
February 12, 2013 3 Comments
Expert shares ins and out of working with drop shippers, selecting partners.
This is the second of our two-part interview with Jason Prescott, whose forthcoming book Wholesale 101: A Guide to Product Sourcing for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners will be published by McGraw-Hill later this year. Prescott manages TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com, global trade platforms for manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, importers, discounters and auctioneers. Read More
January 28, 2013 3 Comments
Author Jason Prescott shares sourcing trends, secrets and strategies.
Jason Prescott is the author of the forthcoming book from McGraw-Hill Wholesale 101: A Guide to Product Sourcing for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners. Prescott directs a network of global trade platforms for manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, importers, discounters and auctioneers, anchored by the websites TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com. Read More