Question for Ebay Info Product Sellers

by Zachary R. Skinner 8 replies
I tried to list an info product on Ebay today and much to my chagrin discovered that all products listed in the information products category must now be listed in classified ad format.
I listed a physical info product just a couple of days ago in this same category and didn't have any problems.If I didn't know any better, it looks like ebay is once again cracking down on info product sellers.

My question then is what category do you list an info product in if you don't want to use the classified format?

This seems like a big obstacle to overcome for info product sellers.I'm also curious to know why ebay is no longer allowing the sale of information products through the fixed price or auction format.Perhaps they just have it out for internet marketers?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #ebay #info #product #question #sellers
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  • Profile picture of the author traceye
    Yup, eBay officially hates downloadable info products on eBay.

    You have a few options:

    1) Convert them to 'physical' products by placing your info product on cd/dvd
    2) Sell them via a Classified Ad (no automated downloads though)
    or my favorite method
    3) Create a Classified Ad promoting your info products that you have set up outside of eBay and use the ad to steer people to your sales pages. Giving away a free report in your ad usually works.

    I use both 1 & 3 successfully.

    Tracey
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  • Profile picture of the author e-mail2u
    They banned digital delivery a couple of months ago, for eBay categorys just list them in the appropriate niche. You need to make them into a physical product though.

    I just got my first Pay Pal dispute from selling them on eBay, the idiot never contacted me, the item arrived at 945 am then 14 hours later they are filing a dispute.

    Seems he bought another lesser priced info cd from another seller who had powerseller status and square trade and decided i was the easy target.

    most likely copied every thing from the disc then is going to return the product.
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    • I don't think you understand....

      Even if you're selling physical info products (as i was trying to do) you can no longer list them in the information products category unless they are in the classified format.

      In other words, you can't list an information cd in the information products category as a fixed price or auction format.

      Here is the message I'm getting from Ebay when I try to list:

      Attention Seller!

      All listings that contain content that can be digitally downloaded or transferred must be listed in the Classified Ad format in the Everything Else>Information Products category. Please note that this category only allows for ad format listings. All listings for digital items outside of that category will be considered a policy violation.


      As of this past weekend, you could list items in the information products category in non-ad format listing form provided you listed a physical product.


      It appears you can't do that anymore!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author erkster
        I sell my information products (on cd) in the book category. Plus the fees are cheaper to.
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      • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
        ** edit -- oops! messed up, didn't read the response you got back from ebay close enough!
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  • Ahh, the books section.

    I guess that makes sense!
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    • Profile picture of the author Francis Ochoco
      Originally Posted by msj904 View Post

      how do I list an an item on classified ad format on ebay

      Regards

      You would go about listing a classified ad on eBay the same way you would list a regular auction.

      You will be given the option of choosing between an "online auction", "fixed price" listing, and "classified ad" in the section where you would normally enter your starting price.

      *Note - You can only list Classified Ads in the following categories:

      Businesses for Sale
      Advertising Inventory
      Home-Based Businesses
      Internet Businesses & Websites
      Manufacturing
      Marketing
      Patents & Trademarks
      Retail & General Stores
      Service Businesses
      Vending & Coin-op
      Wholesale Trade & Distribution
      Other
      Construction - Buildings, Modular & Pre-Fab

      Trade Show Displays
      Banner Systems & Signage
      Pop-Up & Booth Displays
      Tabletop & Portable Displays
      Literature Stands & Racks
      Trade Show Counters & Tables
      Tradeshow Booth Lighting
      Travel & Carrying Cases
      Trade Show Display Accessories - Other
      Trade Show Displays – Other

      Real Estate
      Commercial
      Land
      Manufactured Homes
      Timeshares for Sale

      Specialty Services
      Travel
      Airline
      Cruises
      Vacation Packages
      Travel – Other

      Everything Else
      Advertising Opportunities
      eBay User Tools
      Funeral & Cemetery
      Caskets
      Cemetery Plots
      Funeral & Cemetery - Other
      Information Products
      Memberships
      Reward Pts, Incentive Progs - Other
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      • Profile picture of the author kswr123
        check out my site. It's all about creating Niche eBooks, converting them to digital prosucts and selling on eBay...
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