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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 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: 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 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, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,137
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: 6,785
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 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 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 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: 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...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th April 2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,721
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Selling small, low-priced items: is it worth it with Amazon FBA?

I don't think there is profit for anything under $5, but I could be wrong.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th April 2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,646
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Anyone doing Amazon FBA, would appreciate some insights

I ship about 1 to 2 full container loads to Amazon for FBA monthly from Shenzhen port.

It's will need to have their own UPC's, you can buy them on eBay in bulk to make sure they aren't already...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 19th February 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 37,991
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Roger Langille?

Your case is actually very common. A lot of the people that have asked me for assistance with ebay, amazon, fba, etc are people that lost a couple hundred or thousand from ds domination....
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th February 2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,541
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Is DS Domination any good?? Confused?

Yeah, I'm just going to delete my posts because I don't want an increase of DS Drones coming on this forum destroying it with their misinformation.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th February 2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,541
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Is DS Domination any good?? Confused?

Deleted this post as well.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th December 2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,046
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: What Would You Do If You've Found a Wholesaler Selling an Item $0.7 But eBay Sells $15.99?

There's actually a couple different things you could do. First, don't just discredit this seller right now - theres always some wiggle room.

You have to understand that at this point, the sales...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st December 2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Desperately Need Mfr., Where To Start On AliBaba?

It's really not too hard. If you have a prototype, create a listing that you are looking for a company to manufacturer your support brace, list dimensions, materials needed, and any other information...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th December 2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 37,991
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Roger Langille?

I'll just say this, if I was selling a couple $100+ items on eBay with a profit margin of 15%, things are going to get really ugly after the first fraudulent purchase.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th December 2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: I'm extremely desperate looking for honest advice on making a career

Heres how I felt about it when I was in your position.

I was a steel worker for a while when I first got started getting in the mindset of "there has to be more than this" - and talk about some...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th November 2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Meat Cruelty

I worked for Tyson Foods in Columbus Junction, Iowa for a couple of years, shoulder to shoulder with all of the refugees from Burma and the illegal mexican workers. I worked on the kill floor and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th November 2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,876
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Ebay Customer Dispute Help!

It is very difficult to provide documentation to prove the legitimacy of your item. eBay has no actual channel to provide this information to, many will say eBays' Trust and Safety department, but...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th November 2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Should I start to buy Yuan (Chinese currency)?

I've had all of my money converted into RMB for the past 5 years. No regrets. It's not that I don't believe in the influence of the U.S. dollar, its just easier for me to run my business that way...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th November 2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,531
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: If You Aren't Sure Walmart Needs to Pay Higher Wages, This Photo May Erase All Doubt:

I feel in debt to my employees who work for me. It's my responsibility. I make enough money now where earning an extra couple thousand dollars a year does nothing for me but means a lot to the people...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th November 2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Figuring out an approximate price of items in China...

Gather sales data and create an approximate price on items you are willing to pay for based on what they sell for in your market. Its mostly reverse accounting.

While someone could answer your...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th November 2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Horrible Conversion / Sales... Any Ideas?

It's not your site, its' your selection of inventory. Is this inventory the stuff you keep on hand?

I would find a local distributor so you can increase your amount of inventory selection. You...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th November 2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,110
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Ebay Versus Amazon

I'm probably going to go against the grain here, but I say start with Amazon.

The major thing eBay has over Amazon is it's open sales data. When you apply that data to Amazon whose only real data...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th October 2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Book Flipping - Im Only Breaking Even

I have about 160,000 books sitting in Amazons warehouse - and thats how you make money with books, volume and weeding out books that won't ever be worth money before you buy them to resell. The only...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th September 2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,832
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: sex toys and stuff?

4-5 years ago I was very involved in the industry and I started my business while I worked a 9-5, I went from $400 a day to $2.7million in about 8 months by creating a distribution network and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th September 2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,106
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: How can Drop Shipping be better than Importing?

I think everyone else in the world should dropship, because I love destroying my dropshipping competition. Nothing more fun than buying in bulk with my individual item price being 1/4 of what people...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd September 2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,054
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Whats easier to get started Amazon FBA or an Ecommerce Dropshipping Business??

Really wish I could just answer this one with a simple answer.

FBA by Amazon is pretty expensive unless you do it the right way. Aside from the businesses that do more than probably $150,000 in...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd September 2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,676
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Alibaba MOQ

Takes a bit of experience. You have to look at the items they are selling, their prices, where they are located, and how the CSR represents themselves.

In regards to MOQ, probably only 1% of the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd September 2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,676
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Alibaba MOQ

I started on eBay for the most part, officially, in 2007ish I believe - with previous eBay experience before that. I branched out to Amazon in 2009, and started my own sites in 2010. I rank high in...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th August 2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Shipping items through eBay

They don't commonly close old eBay accounts, I suggest doing what you can to find that account because you may have issues in linked accounts.

PayPal MultiOrder shipping makes printing labels and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th August 2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Should I Create Seperate Site From Ebay Store?

This goes without saying, but don't underestimate how much you are paying in fees to eBay and how little control you actually have. By spending any additional money on sending traffic to eBay, you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th August 2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,668
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: why people feel bad for not tipping

I used to be a waiter when I was in college. I worked at a Dennys on Rural Rd in Tempe, AZ. This topic is near and dear to my little heart.

You know what? I didn't make crap working as a waiter in...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th July 2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,509
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: How can I increase traffic to my eBay store?!

If I were in your shoes I would look towards buying a premium domain name or pre established website and list up your items for sale at 5% lower than your eBay prices as you won't be paying direct...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th July 2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Drop Shipping Startup Costs?

If you are going to start dropshipping, I recommend starting out with a really good marketing budget. Just having a good amount of capital to invest each month puts you MILES ahead of 99.9% of most...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th July 2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Anyone knows any keyboard keys sticker manufacturer?

E-mail " 541798783@qq.com " - he was my distributor for keyboard stickers up until a year and a half ago, he might be able to connect you to someone in China that manufactures them inexpensively.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st July 2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,225
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Tips on driving traffic to your eBay auctions

eBay Auctions themselves are at all time lows. You can actually make money by winning auctions and reselling an item at a higher price as a Buy it Now. (I'm currently doing this with rare toys and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th June 2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Looking to borrow the keen eye of a successful e-commerce agent

Conversion rates depend on the category of items you sell.

For example: I have a large site that sells used video games, and for 100 views, I convert at 3.2%. My average is 12,000 views a month....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th June 2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,549
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: E-commerce Site Launch - Tell me what you think

I'm not going to give you legal advice.

Your products need to be pushed up the page, and I would put that Youtube video on the right hand side, small, on autoplay. You have 2 seconds for people to...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 26th June 2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 71,791
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Can anyone recommend a reliable fashion dropshipper?

I could give you about 500 of them, but none of them are cheap. I only say that because people seem to think you can find someone to dropship clothing for you that costs $3 and then you can turn...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd June 2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,843
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Ebay. Is it worth it ?

Thank you for your observation.

eBay pushes sellers into offering Free Shipping through the use of outside promotions which gets views to your items and increases your conversion rates. Most items...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th May 2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,866
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: What to Sell on Ebay?

If I only had $400 and I wasn't too experienced, then I would research what a couple mid level Chinese sellers are selling, then compare the price of what other people in the U.S. are selling it for...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th April 2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,843
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Ebay. Is it worth it ?

I am sorry you don't agree with my information, but it is based on several years of experience.

The average mark up for goods resold online is 40% for a standard wholesale model. This is an...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th April 2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,843
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Ebay. Is it worth it ?

I could write a book containing hundreds of pages at a 6 pt font on this very subject.

I'll try to summarize however.

You need to understand the numbers. eBays' investor data is highly...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th April 2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Would you take on an investor for new site?

Getting capital from a loan or funding For Marketing is probably the hardest business related process, ever. Most people want you to have demand, and pre-existing marketing for product(s), and where...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd March 2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,221
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Living in Thailand now and thinking about selling physical products....

You would be suprised how many of your packages won't ever make it out of Thailand. I had a couple students in Thailand I was teaching an eBay course to, and most of them end up quitting because so...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st March 2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: What should I tell ebay during the verification process?

This is systematic verification. You are going to probably have to supply more information so that they can verify your information with public record information, and the private information they...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd March 2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Help with inventory levels needed

Concentrate on offering a volume (large selection) of inventory at first with plans on narrowing down.

I'm going to relate my experiences in selling things such as clothing accessories and cell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,988
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Is it hard to make 30K a year from writing?

My guy makes more than that. I asked him about it one time, he says that it's easy its just that people who write spend 99% of their time trying to find clients.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 17th February 2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: shipping contracts?

Contact UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL, and whoever else.

Some of the companies I listed will send out an agent to come meet you, discuss your shipping needs, and will offer you a standard shipping rate...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th February 2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,011
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Outsourcing

Make a list of functions that need to be done each day, and current projects that have a start and an end. Hire a project manager, and then 2 people under them.

Most all outsourced employees need...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 31st January 2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: looking for a affortable mentor

I would be more than happy to assist you for free in my spare time, just contact me at the link below.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: ebay help tips info

It depends on your account status. eBay regulates the amount a user can list on eBay now. Someone can not go from selling 25 items a month to having 1000 items listed. eBay tries to limit you to an...
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