In all my research, the one thing I couldnt understand ( from a business perspecitve), is how these pwersellers have so many non sells everyday, but have thousands of products listed.
From what I see with calculating ebay/paypal fees, these sellers that I studied seemed to be loosing money. But that cant be, can it?
Of the ten powersellers I studied, the average item sold for around $3-$4 over the wholesale or dropship cost. Add ebay fees and paypal fees to that, and it really eats those profits. I know they make a little back on the shipping, but it seems like these sellers were making about $3 total profit on the sale, after all expenses and fees.
Are there ebay powersellers here that can tell me how you make money on small markups, high fees, with so many unsold items? It's the high amount of unsold items that gets me. Two of the niches were DVD's and video games, just to give you an example.
What is the average % of non selling items?