Selling Physical Info Products On Ebay...

by Zachary R. Skinner 15 replies
Howdy warriors,

Just for the heck of it, I wanted to try selling a few physical information products on ebay. Having browsed through the market place numerous times, it looks like some sellers are commanding fairly high prices for their physical information products.

So i figure why not give it a try.

Because I will be delivering a physical product, in this case a couple of cd roms, I'd like to deliver professional looking cds in a professional looking box.

Something tells me that people paying $47 would not be very pleased with some discs I burned at home and labeled with a magic marker.

The only problem is that I have no idea where to get professional packaging or how much I should expect to pay.

Have any of you used a packaging service before and, if so, who would you suggest?
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  • Profile picture of the author Bearded
    If you're just doing CD's, go with Kunaki. You just upload your data, and design for the cover/case and they do fulfillment for you, one at a time.

    Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    I'm not recommending these guys, as I've never used them. I found the site while looking for printers that print direct to CD faces. This should give you an idea for price. If you're looking for an outer box rather than just a jewel case or wallet, it doesn't look like these guys do that.

    CD Duplication Services - ProAction Media

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  • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
    Originally Posted by Zachary R. Skinner View Post

    Howdy warriors,

    Just for the heck of it, I wanted to try selling a few physical information products on ebay. Having browsed through the market place numerous times, it looks like some sellers are commanding fairly high prices for their physical information products.

    So i figure why not give it a try.

    Because I will be delivering a physical product, in this case a couple of cd roms, I'd like to deliver professional looking cds in a professional looking box.

    Something tells me that people paying $47 would not be very pleased with some discs I burned at home and labeled with a magic marker.

    The only problem is that I have no idea where to get professional packaging or how much I should expect to pay.

    Have any of you used a packaging service before and, if so, who would you suggest?
    Hi Zachary,

    Yes, Kunaki is the way to go - definitely.

    And by the way, right now I'm working on a great program that will give great advice on selling info products on eBay and delivery system using Kunaki services will be one part of my services.

    Rgds,

    Robert
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  • Profile picture of the author lakeview
    Buyers on eBay will more than likely ding you for a burned CD. I have used Kunaki a few times for physical products. The product has a professional look and although they do a great job, I think their shipping cost is too high. It is $1.75 for the CD/DVD and case plus $5.00 first class mail shipping.

    Angela
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    • Profile picture of the author lacraiger
      you should try the mini cds
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      • Originally Posted by lacraiger View Post

        you should try the mini cds

        What are mini cds?
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    • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
      Originally Posted by lakeview View Post

      I think their shipping cost is too high.
      But considering the added value of the product by giving pro design, professional listing design, sales letter etc., you can sell the info product for a bigger price than your competitors - that's for sure.

      I'm selling a info products on eBay and they for for an average price of 34$ (shipping included) - and I can outperfrom my competitors who sell 'usual' eBooks for much cheaper.

      I'm using new-style cover design like these:

      eCovers | Spicy Auction Templates

      And transform text content into video - which adds tremendous value to the product.

      Rgds,

      Robert
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      • Profile picture of the author LB
        Originally Posted by SpicyRobby View Post

        But considering the added value of the product by giving pro design, professional listing design, sales letter etc., you can sell the info product for a bigger price than your competitors - that's for sure.

        I'm selling a info products on eBay and they for for an average price of 34$ (shipping included) - and I can outperfrom my competitors who sell 'usual' eBooks for much cheaper.

        I'm using new-style cover design like these:

        eCovers | Spicy Auction Templates

        And transform text content into video - which adds tremendous value to the product.

        Rgds,

        Robert
        This is interesting...are you using the 3d graphics in your listings in place of a photo of the product?

        I would think an actual photograph of a physical product would pull more...but that's just a guess.
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        • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
          Originally Posted by LB View Post

          This is interesting...are you using the 3d graphics in your listings in place of a photo of the product?

          I would think an actual photograph of a physical product would pull more...but that's just a guess.
          Hi LB,

          In some listings I'm using a combination of both 3D covers and photos, in some - only 3D covers. But it seems that it doesn't make any difference - the 3D graphics are appealing enough to make the potential buyers to stay on the listing and find out more about the product.

          Rgds,

          Robert
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    • Profile picture of the author Lance K
      Originally Posted by lakeview View Post

      ...although they do a great job, I think their shipping cost is too high. It is $1.75 for the CD/DVD and case plus $5.00 first class mail shipping.

      Angela
      The $5.00 is NOT just for first class mail.

      It also includes their handling fee. They have employees and other overhead expenses just like any other business.
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      • Profile picture of the author e-mail2u
        i sell info cd's on eBay, but i produce my own discs. i have label/insert making software and print on to the pre made cd labels. I burn and close the disc so no more data can be added.

        The whole process takes around 10 to 20 mins to create the whole cd. But for those without this capability i would highly recommend checking out the sites a mention in this thread.
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        • Profile picture of the author garyv
          I bought a CD/DVD duplicator with 8 CD bays off of ebay for $600. I also buy CDs and labels in bulk. It costs me about $1.50 to make a CD, package it, and send it to anywhere in the U.S. - A little more for outside of the U.S.

          It is a little more of an effort compared to kunaki - but my duplicator payed for itself in less than a week.
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