Struggling with eBay for 3 months now.

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Hello Since I'm in debt i have gone to IM as im still a student and can hardly find a job

I've been trying to sell items on ebay for 3 months now couldn't sell 1 item i don't know what is the reason...

I use dropshipping websites to sell my items and i know many of them for example chinavasion

Is it because I'm Egyptian and trying to sell Items from China or from United States and so on?

I've been improving my keywords so i don't think it's a keyword problem anymore, but is it the keyword?

Also I'm running on a very low budget so I'm trying to sell cheap stuff only is it why?

Example of my listing : http://www.ebay.com/itm/322140334371
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    without seeing your listings or at least you giving us an example of the copy in your listing, or the products then no one can really help you

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  • Profile picture of the author cadetduke
    Dropshipping on Ebay is too saturated now. Making a profit is impossible
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  • Profile picture of the author mewzaq
    There are a few other things that I notice about what you're selling.

    #1. Items you're selling. You're selling a guide on how to be a power selling and making moneyon ebay, while you yourself have 0 feedback. Keep in mind, buyers can see how many transactions you've made on ebay. I'd suggest removing those items entirely and that would help some.

    You'd probably have much better luck selling used items you actually own, or things that are locally available to you in Egypt that US buyers don't have easy access to.

    Also well-known company (rayovac) is selling a mini flashlight with 9 LED and laser light for $5.97 at walmart, which everyone has quick easy access to. It doesn't say it's waterproof but for $5.97 it's not a huge loss if you happen to get it wet. Batteries are also included in theirs.

    #2. Source. Any US buyers who have bought something on ebay that is coming from China know that it will take forever to receive. Buyers can also see the item is coming from China.

    #3. Zero feedback in your history is a big deal for potential buyers. If you can even buy a couple of things on ebay, it would help, because at least you won't be at $0 anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenW3
    Originally Posted by ElmoElbadry View Post

    I've been trying to sell items on ebay for 3 months now couldn't sell 1 item i don't know what is the reason...

    Example of my listing : Tactical Mini LED Torch Light Red Laser Waterproof Flashlight 2 in 1 | eBay
    Your pricing is not competitive. The first two results for your primary keywords, Tactical Mini LED Torch Light, are the manufacturers themselves selling from China and Hong Kong. You are priced at $7.99 with free shipping from China. The China seller is priced at 99 cents with free shipping from China, and the Hong Kong distributor is selling at $1.12 with free shipping. The China listing has sold 491 at this $0.99 price with 785 still available, so it's unlikely you will make sales with this product.

    Sellers in the U.S. on eBay.com can charge a higher price if they provide better service, selection, shipping times, but the price still needs to be competitive - Walmart has those at the local store for $2.99. Nobody wants to wait a month to receive a product unless it's extremely cheap. Now, what you could do is buy them for 99 cents from China, free shipping to you, and sell them in a local (farmers or flea) market or bazaar for twice the price, beating local retail store pricing.
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    • Profile picture of the author ElmoElbadry
      Originally Posted by cadetduke View Post

      Dropshipping on Ebay is too saturated now. Making a profit is impossible
      No my Friend does make a profit of more than 3k$ a month from dropshipping and he proved it to me many times...

      Originally Posted by mewzaq View Post

      There are a few other things that I notice about what you're selling.

      #1. Items you're selling. You're selling a guide on how to be a power selling and making moneyon ebay, while you yourself have 0 feedback. Keep in mind, buyers can see how many transactions you've made on ebay. I'd suggest removing those items entirely and that would help some.

      You'd probably have much better luck selling used items you actually own, or things that are locally available to you in Egypt that US buyers don't have easy access to.

      Also well-known company (rayovac) is selling a mini flashlight with 9 LED and laser light for $5.97 at walmart, which everyone has quick easy access to. It doesn't say it's waterproof but for $5.97 it's not a huge loss if you happen to get it wet. Batteries are also included in theirs.

      #2. Source. Any US buyers who have bought something on ebay that is coming from China know that it will take forever to receive. Buyers can also see the item is coming from China.

      #3. Zero feedback in your history is a big deal for potential buyers. If you can even buy a couple of things on ebay, it would help, because at least you won't be at $0 anymore.
      Thanks for that reply really most of it true and i will work on it but as im on a low budget i don't think i will order something from ebay right now

      Originally Posted by KenW3 View Post

      Your pricing is not competitive. The first two results for your primary keywords, Tactical Mini LED Torch Light, are the manufacturers themselves selling from China and Hong Kong. You are priced at $7.99 with free shipping from China. The China seller is priced at 99 cents with free shipping from China, and the Hong Kong distributor is selling at $1.12 with free shipping. The China listing has sold 491 at this $0.99 price with 785 still available, so it's unlikely you will make sales with this product.

      Sellers in the U.S. on eBay.com can charge a higher price if they provide better service, selection, shipping times, but the price still needs to be competitive - Walmart has those at the local store for $2.99. Nobody wants to wait a month to receive a product unless it's extremely cheap. Now, what you could do is buy them for 99 cents from China, free shipping to you, and sell them in a local (farmers or flea) market or bazaar for twice the price, beating local retail store pricing.

      The company im buying from has the item for 4.19 + tracking number payment for the shipping after the fees and everything the profit will be 2$ with ebay calculator

      so nope what you've said is totally wrong
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      • Profile picture of the author Aart95
        Originally Posted by ElmoElbadry View Post

        No my Friend does make a profit of more than 3k$ a month from dropshipping and he proved it to me many times...
        Do you mind sharing his ebay store?
        I would really like to see a succesful ebay dropshipper
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        • Profile picture of the author ElmoElbadry
          Originally Posted by Aart95 View Post

          Do you mind sharing his ebay store?
          I would really like to see a succesful ebay dropshipper
          Sorry he didn't allow me to
          Many ppl keep copying his ways in listing.
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        • Profile picture of the author George Ten
          Originally Posted by Aart95 View Post

          Do you mind sharing his ebay store?
          I would really like to see a succesful ebay dropshipper
          There are many. A big one I know is "the_nile". Look him up.

          For the thread starter, if you sell a ferrari for 1$ and you have 0 feedbacks, it will be difficult for you to find a buyer.

          Buy some cheap stuff to get your feedbacks up. That's what I did. When you got like 30-40 sales will start flowing (If you do everything else right, of course).

          Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author stockutopia
    if your friend makes $3k per month, then ask him how he does it.

    it certainly seems like you have all the answers just no sales. good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author nitronox
    It's because you're "Shipping from China/Hong Kong/Taiwan to worldwide"

    Shipping takes forever and product quality is typically questionable.
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  • Profile picture of the author THK
    I used the keyword "Tactical Mini LED Torch Light" to search on eBay. There are over 1000 listings and the other poster is correct, it starts at $0.99. All of them ship from China. Their listings are as good as yours.

    So what is special about your product. Why would anyone pay that extra money? That is your selling point. Present that clearly on your listings and that might help.

    Over 20 units were sold yesterday and almost all of them were priced below $2. You really have to come up with that extra value you are giving them for their money.

    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author ElmoElbadry
      Originally Posted by stockutopia View Post

      if your friend makes $3k per month, then ask him how he does it.

      it certainly seems like you have all the answers just no sales. good luck.
      He even used teamviewer to help me he did everything possible the problem he has feedback i don't that's the only problem i guess

      Originally Posted by nitronox View Post

      It's because you're "Shipping from China/Hong Kong/Taiwan to worldwide"

      Shipping takes forever and product quality is typically questionable.
      I think that's the problem yes.

      Originally Posted by THK View Post

      I used the keyword "Tactical Mini LED Torch Light" to search on eBay. There are over 1000 listings and the other poster is correct, it starts at $0.99. All of them ship from China. Their listings are as good as yours.

      So what is special about your product. Why would anyone pay that extra money? That is your selling point. Present that clearly on your listings and that might help.

      Over 20 units were sold yesterday and almost all of them were priced below $2. You really have to come up with that extra value you are giving them for their money.

      Good luck.
      Maybe the company im buying from selling i way too expensive thanks anyways
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      • Profile picture of the author violet0176
        Originally Posted by ElmoElbadry View Post

        He even used teamviewer to help me he did everything possible the problem he has feedback i don't that's the only problem i guess


        Maybe the company im buying from selling i way too expensive thanks anyways

        The problem is that you're only selling 2 items and no one wants or needs either. Find products that people are actually willing to pay for. As was mentioned, you live in Egypt Sell products local to your area that Americans wouldn't otherwise have access to. Surely, you can visit the local markets and buy inexpensive 'ethnic' clothing, accessories, packaged 'ethnic' foods or whatever and mark up the price to sell on ebay.

        Don't sell what everyone is already selling. Originality and diversity will be rewarded.
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  • Profile picture of the author AffEngineer
    I have been able to sell items on ebay for a LOT more than my competitors. Reason being, I list as a local seller.
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