Who sell Physical Products?

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Struggling to sell digital or physical products?

It is a strange cash flow:
people buy 'online marketing tutorials' --> sell others 'online marketing tutorials' --> others buy 'online marketing tutorials' -->sell "others others" 'online marketing tutorials' ...........

Who can share the experience in selling physical products ?
#online marketing #physical #products #sell
  • Profile picture of the author Fredrik Aurdal
    You can resell Fiverr gigs, or other design services, doing it myself. Or go to places like Cool Gadgets at the Right Price - Worldwide Free Shipping - DealExtreme , Aliexpress.com - Online Shopping for Electronics, Fashion, Home & Garden, Toys & Sports, Automobiles from China. and resell hard goods to wherever you want.
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    • Profile picture of the author David-JP
      When I was living in Japan, I was selling English learning CDs online for several years. Used solid SEO, PPC, etc.. to get traffic and make sales using copy translated into japanese with a native writer.

      Used to drive me crazy that I had to mail physical products for digital content, but that was the market pre mp3 player ubiquity.

      Now that I'm in Singapore, I converted the content to mp3 and the site is on almost autopilot. No more daily trips to the post office etc.

      David
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      • Profile picture of the author davidkings
        They do sell, but you have to do it right.
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      • Profile picture of the author mike592
        Originally Posted by David-JP View Post

        When I was living in Japan, I was selling English learning CDs online for several years. Used solid SEO, PPC, etc.. to get traffic and make sales using copy translated into japanese with a native writer.

        Used to drive me crazy that I had to mail physical products for digital content, but that was the market pre mp3 player ubiquity.

        Now that I'm in Singapore, I converted the content to mp3 and the site is on almost autopilot. No more daily trips to the post office etc.

        David
        Do you teach and make that english video yourself? Or just a product of other company's ? Thank you!
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        • Profile picture of the author David-JP
          Created myself, built website $0, japanese sales copy- friend translated $0 (gave some $ later), using friends voice recorder $0, hired a japanese person to do the japanese voice $30, edited on my pc $0, burned on my pc $.25/cd- nominal costs. PPC at the time i started was cheap- was one of the 1st to use in japan, but got too expensive later on.

          Before I did that venture, I made a couple of lists, "what do i have skills in?", "what do people buy?" then thought about how they could overlap.

          David
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      • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
        Originally Posted by David-JP View Post

        No more daily trips to the post office etc.
        I hear that lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author alfid
    I would like to start selling more physical products. I took a bunch of photos and now I just have to write the listings for them.
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    • Profile picture of the author davidkings
      Originally Posted by alfid View Post

      I would like to start selling more physical products. I took a bunch of photos and now I just have to write the listings for them.
      good on you, to have a aim and a goal. good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joni D
    You Tube now has "YouTube Store" for those who have a physical product or service and we all know why that's a good idea...traffic,traffic,traffic, you do have to go thru their affiliates as of now(amazon, cafepress, google play, itunes, topspin) your product should be listed with their affiliates. Just bought a course called YouTube Superstore. It may be the next big thing, so create a product and get it displayed in a YouTube Store tab.
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      update: Youtube store option has been discontinued
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by mike592 View Post

    Struggling to sell digital or physical products?

    It is a strange cash flow:
    people buy 'online marketing tutorials' --> sell others 'online marketing tutorials' --> others buy 'online marketing tutorials' -->sell "others others" 'online marketing tutorials' ...........

    Who can share the experience in selling physical products ?
    I've sold both -- depending on the niche I'm in. The truth is that the same principles apply to promoting physical products as they do to the digital ones. It's about connecting with your audience -- not the delivery format of the product you're promoting.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    I don't suggest these physical products for international selling. But its a very effective way, if you can use it in your locality. Don't think that just a website is enough. you have to build an office, some stuffs to delivery them.So initial investment is huge. In my country there are some shops who take orders for any kind of Branded products for a month and after taking the order they got these products shipped form their USA agent. and just delivery them to the buyers. Its a huge business. Cause not every one can buy Online or can ship form USA>
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  • Profile picture of the author elexmedia
    Who can share the experience in selling physical products ?
    Once I started Internet Marketing, I sold branded jackets on eBay. I looked for the jacket on Craigslist.

    It's easy to start on eBay. You just need to search for hot selling items and search for source to get the items.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charanjit
    It all comes down to the products you want to move, I strongly disagree with the statement its big bucks to get started and you cant sell internationally, reason being, at the age of 22 i started selling Howes Lubricator across the world all I had was one web site, no office and £4,000 and yes I made it work. Do not live in limitations other people put on you and for sure don't live in your own limitations.

    p.s there are people in this forum that would of made ebay, twitter, youtube, facebook fail had they invented it....... go figure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Takuya Hikichi
    Almost all products I market in Internet Marketing are physical.

    (I actually need to sell more digital products)

    I began selling physical products when I started buying PLR and
    converting them into my own products. I had to keep changing
    and changing until they are completely different from everyone
    else who bought the same rights as I did.

    But to make them physical, I first must develop digital. So what
    I would like doing is first promote my physical products and when
    people say no, I'd like to offer the light or digital version as its downsell.

    Fulfillment is not difficult at all. You can use Kunaki or Vervante. Shoot
    your order email and they'll ship everything for you.

    Some can get expensive to fulfill... I have two products that cost me $45
    and $77 each just to manufacture them before adding shipping fee. I don't
    sell a lot of them because I don't actively promote, but physical products
    come in handy when I have to "sweeten the deal" for someone sometimes.

    It's like "okay, I'll do this for you for this price, and I will throw in this if you
    buy it that" kind of deal.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave Espino
      I sell my info-products in both digital and physical form.

      Most of my products are Camtasia style videos and those are easy to product in digital form.

      When I convert them to physical, I use Kunaki and that works out really well.

      (I also happen to have a video pro on my team, which helps a lot!)

      I make sales in both formats, but the physical products are mainly sold on Amazon and eBay while the digital products are sold on their own one-page salesletter type websites.

      Of course, being an eBay expert, I've sold THOUSANDS of physical items on eBay over the last 14 years!

      But the tone of the question sounded like you were talking about info-products.

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      • Profile picture of the author Networking_now
        Originally Posted by Dave Espino View Post

        I sell my info-products in both digital and physical form.

        Most of my products are Camtasia style videos and those are easy to product in digital form.

        When I convert them to physical, I use Kunaki and that works out really well.

        (I also happen to have a video pro on my team, which helps a lot!)

        I make sales in both formats, but the physical products are mainly sold on Amazon and eBay while the digital products are sold on their own one-page salesletter type websites.

        Of course, being an eBay expert, I've sold THOUSANDS of physical items on eBay over the last 14 years!

        But the tone of the question sounded like you were talking about info-products.

        Dave
        can we have a look at your physical products please?

        the ebay ones, (can you private message them) so I can have a look, or even show here?

        or the url for the physical product you are offering,

        so we get a better picture
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        • Profile picture of the author Dave Espino
          Hi Networking_Now,

          Sure thing, not sure if it is ok to post them here, so I will send you a PM with my physical products on Amazon.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    I can tell you that selling Amazon products as an affiliate can be very effective, if you do it right.

    Choose products that are over $50, not too big or heavy, and that you can't get in most local stores. Write a high-quality report for each product, summarising what real customers have said, and offer alternative products that solve any problems with the product you are writing about.

    Do that, and good SEO (both on-page and off-page) and you can make good money!

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  • Profile picture of the author AdSilog
    This post is related to what I'm doing. I've been selling products wholesale and since internet marketing is the aspect I am a newbie in, the focus of my efforts is just to focus first locally.
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  • Profile picture of the author MariamN
    There are many internet marketes who are selling physical products by using sites like ebay and amazon. If you wish to start selling physical products it's better to go with amazon, as you will not have to ship the products, amazon will do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Ive just finished producing my first physical product. It was certainly an experience. (It took me a year and approximately $3,000) I decided to go in this direction for a number of reasons, which I wont get into here - but I have to say, I'm really enjoying "sending stuff in the mail". Unlike downloads, it has much more of an intimate feel about it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Morgan
    Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

    Ive just finished producing my first physical product. It was certainly an experience. (It took me a year and approximately $3,000) I decided to go in this direction for a number of reasons, which I wont get into here - but I have to say, I'm really enjoying "sending stuff in the mail". Unlike downloads, it has much more of an intimate feel about it.

    Congratulations on your first one. It is a nice feeling.

    Nice simple box cover too.

    The picture on your cover too looks just like you too, strong and solid lol.

    otherwise well done, and good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author funkynassau
    We sell a physical product, sales are decent, could always be better. I do the packaging and shipping, hubby mixes the paint. I like how things work for us, for the most part. What annoys me is people who dont read the website and email me with a bunch of questions that could be answered if they went to the site. Sometimes I think some people are just fishing for info, others are interested in buying. I answer everyone politely.
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  • Profile picture of the author Viramara
    Been selling physical product, here's my experience - I converted my own ebook into printed book through a local self publishing company, and boy does it cut all the hassles! they printed, deliver my book, and take care of the payment process. the sales conversion is slightly lower than the e-book, but most book buyers are within the same province and island with me. subscribers from different island and province 90% of time chose ebooks because they dont want to wait and pay extra for shipping.

    Another challenge of selling printed self publishing book is you must offer a damn good thing that the subscribers wont find in regular bookstores. In my country it's very unusual that people purchase physical book online. My sales letter for printed book is "crazier" than the ebook.

    But that is my experience with book vs ebook. I still haven't stepped further to DVD etc. I'm also an affiliate for physical product, but that is another story as the website selling this is already a baby.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jean Morgan
    I sell physical product. I bought some stock for a product I knew had demand. While I was building my site I sold on eBay and put a flyer in every package giving details of the site. I sold it cheaper on my site as I don't have eBay fees. I don't sell on eBay anymore.

    Gradually I added more content to the site and it moved up in the SERPs. After 3 months I ordered more stock. I now order 6 times more stock every month than the first batch which lasted 3 months. The business continues to grow month on month. I gave up my job as I am making a good living. I answer about 10 phone calls and 20 emails per week for pre sales queries and after purchase support issues. I spend 30 minutes per day max sorting out the orders. My husband deals with packing and takes them to the post office each day.

    Some will say it is hard work. We don't find it so, especially compared with our former work.

    Some will say there are huge set up costs. I didn't find that but my product is small and I store the stock in my home office.

    I have built great relationships with many of my customers. My product requires repeat purchases and I have a very loyal customer base who recommend me to their friends and family because of my support and very high service standards.
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    I do. And it's great.
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  • Profile picture of the author FamousAthlete
    I have been successful on eBay for physical products.
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  • Profile picture of the author steven sanderson
    Some of our income streams are physical products, we have a fab little product that makes a small fortune every month, here is what we did.

    We went onto Ebay, used a simple system we put in place to scout out what people are selling well and regular, we found a great little product and could see people making a mint from it.
    We then went on to do some more research as to where to buy this specialized product in bulk. We found the source and the product was rebrandable so we invested in so much as a test.
    We marketed the same product via Youtube instead of Ebay, bingo, the interest was large just as it was on Ebay, we got plenty of views and before long our video was also ranking on top spot on page one of Google.

    Still today we rake in a small fortune from this physical product, in fact the same system can be used to find many little gold mines on Ebay, then simply take your product to another arena, there are lots of people on Ebay who have done the hard work for you, but you dont have to sit where they are !!

    All the very best and i do hope this helps
    Steven
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