ecommerce or ebay for first timer

by junglesea99 14 replies
hi guys,
i've been doing research for online business on affiliate marketing and online store aka ecommerce.
for a start on lower budget, im thinking for dropshipping.
i still can't decide whether to sell on ebay or open ecommerce shop (eg shopify)

noticed numbers of supplier from aliexpress do sell on ebay too which make it quite competitive.
#ecommerce sites, wholesaling & drop shipping #ebay #ecommerce #timer
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  • Profile picture of the author joumana
    Ebay ofc bec it makes promotions so u buy stuff for a cheap price
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  • Profile picture of the author gasser
    I an new to internet ecommerce too. Aslo unsure of best route-fulfilled by Amazon or droppshipping, digital or physical products.
    One of my frustrations on Warrior Forum is the use of abbreviations. For example what does ebay ofc mean
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    • Profile picture of the author promike
      Hey Gasser

      Ebay ofc = The Meaning of OFC is "Of Course"

      next time just highlight the word you looking for, right click your mouse and " make a Search Google for Ebay ofc
      it will open a new tab and pick the one that you like
      That how I found OFC my self
      :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Mz
    Go with ebay they do all marketing for you and it will make it easier to get started
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  • Profile picture of the author hamzahachmoune
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana Sanders
    I think eBay and Amazon FBA are excellent starting points as they have the built-in buyer base. You can start very inexpensively with both platforms and the learning curve is not steep.
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  • Profile picture of the author dignesh solanki
    You should try ebay affiliate marketing and should work hard on it will get good results.If you open your own store you have to work on both backend and frontend and have to provide your customer best support it goes too tough that's why try ebay marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author gasser
    Thanks for the info. I assumed it was some type of ebay sellers programme.
    I have seen a few other examples of shorthand, never thought of right click and search.
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Splatterfox
    On eBay, the cheapest listing usually wins. People on there are looking for bargains, not the best quality possible. Therefore, be ready to enter a price war. Price wars are impossible to win when dropshipping from China, so you can pretty much forget this strategy (+ the fact that there are still plenty of people on eBay who chargeback after receiving the product and if you don't have any tracking information that money is gone).

    On custom stores like Shopify you have to bring in your own traffic, yes, but you can perfectly control everything else. You can build a brand and present it the way you want. You can position yourself in a certain segment and only target people in that segment. That way you can eliminate pure bargainers and make sure that you compete with the people you choose to compete with.

    Both options have their ups and downs, but for the long run I'd always prefer an own store AND an own brand.
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  • Profile picture of the author junglesea99
    i wish to start affiliate too, but since that will incur some cost especially on creating web, marketing, copywriting etc, i guess will start with ebay first ..

    any suggestion on software use for product listing? im not sure the term used, but its comes with image description which look much nicer..
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  • Profile picture of the author junglesea99
    Splatterfox, absolutely agreed with you.
    of course, for long term having own store will be the best =)
    in fact, i never purchase/sell on ebay as of now
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    You may want to look at the Amazon FBA business model. Amazon has very high consumer confidence. A very large percentage of online buyers simply do direct to Amazon whenever they are looking to make a purchase. So it only makes sense to have your inventory listed there - right where people are looking to buy. No need to worry about traffic!


    Also once your items are in the Amazon warehouse there is nothing much left to do but wait for it to sell. Amazon takes care of shipping it to the customer and any customer satisfaction issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author gemini67
    Let ebay take care of your traffic and promotions, so the only thing you will have to focus on is listing products that sell very well, with decent profit margins. Great ecommerce platform for newbies!
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  • Profile picture of the author tryfasocial
    For Ecommorce affiliate Amazon & Flipkart is the best, these company gave good revenue for affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    I suggest you set up a shopify store selling products that is in demand and which not persons are selling and then grow that store. that is how i am making a lot of money each month.
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