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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th June 2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,325
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Amazon Price Tracker for INCREASES

I want to thank you for that big glitch last year, you made me a lot of money.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th June 2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,251
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Best Market Research Software for Amazon?

I personally use JungleScout.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 7th March 2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,060
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: What's better? Selling on eBay or Amazon?

There is a better relationship between my business and Amazon, than there has ever been as an eBay seller - even being a top seller in several categories.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd February 2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,096
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: drop shipping on ebay.com when you live in other countries

If you live in Italy and sell on eBay.com and you list your items being shipped from the United States or China - it will raise some red flags.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 17th February 2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Astralians selling on Amazon

Facebook has a million groups - many are the blind leading the blind however (someone who grosses $7,000/year labeling themselves an expert) such as ScanPower - you can browse these and connect with...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 17th February 2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: amazon ebay dropshippers - a question

Yes.

Most dropshippers use images with white backgrounds taken from Amazon, and most also use text. I source products on eBay and resell them on Amazon, and on the rare occasion I come across a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th February 2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: 15% good?

15% is manageable if the volume is there and you feel like you can make a decent amount of income from that 15% - Most large retailers survive pretty well on 15%.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 8th February 2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Dropshipping USING Amazon?

Your best bet may be to charge X amount more than the items can be purchased for on Amazon and when a customer makes a purchase, you could buy the item on Amazon and have it sent to the customer and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 8th February 2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,005
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Best Amazon Private Label Course?

I haven't come across one yet that provides enough information that is adequate or equal to several years of experience in selling private label products or self manufactured products.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th December 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,599
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Private labeling problem... need help!

There are distributors for low MOQ generic bottle containers in China. It won't be as inexpensive as getting them made through a manufacturer, but it won't be as much as an order for 10,000...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th December 2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Too good to be True?

too good to be true in the sense that your profit margin can't be 100% or more, but your mark up can be 500-900%.

Yes, it's possible though.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 26th November 2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Is this information about selling on Amazon accurate?

I really wouldn't sell DVD's. DVD's are a gated category now anyways.

Also, you can do Multichannel Fulfillment with Amazon FBA. If you sell an item on eBay, you can have Amazon ship it to your...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th November 2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,207
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Anyone going shopping for Black Friday?

No. Financially, it wouldn't be worth it to me to save a couple hundred dollars on items by spending a couple hours waiting in a line or standing uncomfortably shoulder to shoulder in a large crowd....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd November 2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,022
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Is Drop Shipping From Amazon To eBay Still Viable?

I purchase things on eBay and sell them on Amazon through FBA. Since I do that and not vice versa, I would obviously recommend that.

A lot of people do get banned/suspended on eBay when they...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th November 2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,721
Posted By Silas Hart
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th November 2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Premium apparel brands wholesale

Most high end brands don't make enough inventory that would allow to be sold off in bulk. Chanel, LV, Gucci, and more actually run out of inventory sometimes. There has been cases where some brands...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th November 2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,448
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Walking Dead: How Do You Think It Will End?

I believe Rick waking up from a coma was how it was going to end, but when everyone predicted it, Robert Kirkman decided to change it.

I think the Walking Dead is based on Carl's experiences, and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th November 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Premium apparel brands wholesale

What you are talking about won't work, simply because the 3 brands you mentioned are direct to market sellers, they don't wholesale or sell in bulk at a low cost to have someone else make a profit -...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 8th November 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Noob Drop Shipping Question

A company called JZTaw in China used to dropship for me, but then they started selling some counterfeit stuff too. Last I heard they were doing low MOQ's (Minimum order of $400 USD or something like...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th November 2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,721
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Selling small, low-priced items: is it worth it with Amazon FBA?

I do sell small low cost items with very little profit that I know moves very quickly. It's mostly to improve my metrics and keep them high. Amazon FBA cares a lot about things such as turn over...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd November 2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Paying Paypal Fees to Supplier

It's normal to pay suppliers the total amount + transaction fee's.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th October 2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Who are the Ecommerce Giants of the Web?

TaoBao is bigger than Amazon and eBay combined.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th October 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,688
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Can you make a living on other ecommerce sites besides Amazon, Craigslist, and Ebay?

Sellers sold niche clothing or clothing with a general synergetic style to them but weren't branded.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th October 2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: How can you sell low cost items with FBA

FBA offers sellers (larger ones more specifically) less operations costs because overhead is lower. No large warehouse, no need for more than 1 or 2 employees to process larger amounts of inventory. ...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th October 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,708
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: International Freight Forwarder

If you live in the U.S., I can have your items picked up and included in my full container shipments to the U.S. from my location in China (Shanghai port), and you can be responsible for picking the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th October 2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,961
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Alibaba - Singapore Post WTF!?

EMS is faster. Singapore Little Goods Mail is extremely slow, but its also extremely cheap. I can ship a 6 oz item from China to the U.S. for less than the cost of something the same weight...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th October 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,138
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Is Dropshipping dead?

It's not dead, but it was never as alive as people claim, at least not for people who have no capital who are the most attracted to the model.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th October 2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,786
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: I want to make it BIG on Amazon FBA "Newbie ALERT"

I suggest checking out the 2 ScanPower books. Online Arbitrage is about $200.00 - but very much worth it.

You can buy UPC's, and assign them to your inventory. You can then create a listing on...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st October 2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Ebay, Amazon whats wrong with these vendors and what am i doing wrong???

I believe Motorcycle products are a gated category to sell in. If you had these manufactured yourself and have a UPC registered to each SKU, then I would throw up a nice little website, and then...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th September 2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,532
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Amazon Dropshipping Allowed?

Plain boxes don't exist. That link was an affiliate link that the guy who made DS Domination used to trick people/sellers into buying things through his affiliate link assuming the receiver of the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th September 2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: About Ebay Selling

Just register a business in your country. I don't know that laws in your country, but if you are semi-serious about doing this as a business then you might as well register something similar to a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 26th September 2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,688
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Can you make a living on other ecommerce sites besides Amazon, Craigslist, and Ebay?

Yes, but I believe for the effort, you time and money is better invested in creating your own site and running your own ad platform. I have several clothing lines I control the sales for, whereas...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th September 2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,325
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Amazon Price Tracker for INCREASES

I use Keepa to track price increases, even though its mostly used to track price decreases.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd September 2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 25,136
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: No way to make profit on Amazon from wholesale products

What categories are you currently working in? How are you going about the process of deciding what wholesale companies to look up for purchasing? Are you just browsing items you like and saying "I'll...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd August 2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: How does anyone make money shipping large items?

I don't know how you thought you were going to come out ahead on that one.

Really, the only thing is that the more you ship, the more of a discount you qualify for through UPS, USPS, FedEx, etc.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th August 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Why do so many people outside US use Amazon FBA for fulfilment?

It's because of their multi-channel fulfillment. A lot of the people that send in inventory to Amazon FBA sell on eBay as well, and also on their own site, globally - and at that stage, it's almost...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th August 2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Do you guys still recommend eBay?

Creating my own ecommerce site and investing both time and money into getting it running was probably the best decision of my life. Do $20,000 in gross sales a month on eBay, and do the same on your...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th August 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,051
Posted By Silas Hart
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th August 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Does Amazon really have more buyers than eBay?

This one isn't really a straight forward answer.

According to visitor trackers, Amazon has more visitors. Statista.com reports that in Q1 of 2014, Amazon had 164,000,000 visitors, while eBay had...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 8th August 2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,794
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Pros and Cons of DS Domination

right now, you could browse eBay for new items in the $15-$20 price range with good rank on Amazon that you can expect to sell for $35 or more through Amazon FBA during the 4th Quarter. Finding the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st July 2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Those that use FBA

I could see this as being beneficial if you were to ship directly from your supplier to this business, shipping from a supplier, to you, and then to this business wouldn't be cost effective.

I...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th July 2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,794
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Pros and Cons of DS Domination

One of the main cons is that you lose your privileges on selling on eBay - Forever.

DSD is based on theory of eCommerce arbitrage. You find something selling cheap on Amazon, then offer it for...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th July 2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,675
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Is eCommerce for an 18 year old?

eCommerce is awesome for an 18 year old.

As someone who started young, let me give you some advice. Do your research. When we are young we tend to have this jump first, look second state of mind....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th July 2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Ali Baba Question

EMS is a popular shipping option because its easier for the seller to use, and they come to pick up the items, and they have a pretty smart pricing plan for weight - it's not rarely the cheapest -...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th July 2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,190
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Selling Adult items on ebay/Amazon

At one point, viewers didn't have to enter in CC info to verify age to view "Adult Items" - so instead of just forcing sellers to abide by rules pertaining to not showing "graphic images" on the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th June 2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,393
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: How fast do you ship?

Within 24 hours or less. If I receive an order at 5 PM, it goes out the next day at 8 AM.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th June 2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Competing on Amazon with Merchant Fullfilled and FBA sellers

Yes, but it isn't always the case. Amazon Prime members will spend more to get the Free and Super Saver Shipping with 2 Day Delivery.

I don't usually list as the lowest price, I'll keep an item...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th June 2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Competing on Amazon with Merchant Fullfilled and FBA sellers

People will pay more for FBA, but its not like it was 2 years ago with 29 listings for used with the bottom price of 19.98 and still be able to sell the item for $35 - the price difference between MF...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th June 2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Why am I not making sales on Ebay?

eBay has the lowest amount of traffic of the year right now. This isn't good for auctions. You obviously get high conversion rates from auctions but you could have held it longer and likely sold it...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th June 2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Ali Baba - Not Money Hungry Enough

Thats pretty much how it is here in China. Sometimes negotiations take weeks, when they could have been done in minutes. It took me a good 6 months to realize that I couldn't just move to China and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th June 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,439
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Disco golf

Its pretty addicting, but there are some really good courses out there and some really bad ones. A local one for me in the States always put the baskets in front of a cliff, drop off, creek, or a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th June 2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Alibaba to launch in USA and rival Amazon

It's pretty serious stuff. While the talk is about Alibaba vs Amazon, its' really going to be TaoBao (US) vs eBay - and I don't see eBay holding up well in the long term, because if Alibaba runs its'...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd June 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,256
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Wholesale Dropship SCAMS. Authentic Nike athletic shoes

Pretty much, same with most brands, jerseys, and things like video games - but most newbies dont want to believe it. They want to believe someone out there can really sell them a pair of recently...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st May 2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,646
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Anyone doing Amazon FBA, would appreciate some insights

I buy UPC's to assign them to specific products, the UPCs are not on the items themselves since I have Amazons FBA labels on them which would cover the UPCs. Although I have had items manufactured,...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd April 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,727
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Drop Shipping from ebay to amazon.. READ!

I could make $1,000,000 a month in sales, doesnt mean anything.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th April 2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,843
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Starting eCommerce with Ebay.. noob questions

would suggest getting Profit Bandit and learning more about retail arbitrage. Focus more directly on items with high turn over (low rank, meaning it sells faster on the Amazon marketplace) and...
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