Vendio is offering a free online store as described in our previous article/Review on the All Business Auctions Blog: Vendio Platform Review Does anyone have a follow up on this service and the effectiveness of the free ecommerce store Vendio is offering to the public? If you do, please chime in here on the TAJ […]
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This is the first in a series I would like to call “What is Scott Doing Now”?
It seems that I have “gone missing”, people ask me where have I been, what am I doing? Well, I have been busy and have not had the time required to keep this and many of my other blogs current. A “BonanzleStore” (launching late summer 2009) is an outside website, separated from Bonanzle and allowing the merchant to brand themselves with a completely customized eCommerce Web 2.0 Site.
Billy Mays may yell louder than you like and Anthony Sullivan may not be a household name, but we can learn from the many years of experience of these two pitchmen. Refining your selection of products to sell, knowing the magic price point number of your audience, explaining the product in a way that takes no effort for the buyer to understand and showing the problem the product solves immediately and demonstrably… are all key to improving your bottom line.
Robert Scoble is a fairly famous blogger, videographer, photographer and all around tech critic/guru. he has worked with all of the big tech conglomerates including Microsoft, Fast Money, and now RackSpace
Bonanzle is a very interesting and ever expanding marketplace that has piqued mine and several thousand other peoples interest. The entire massive and ever expanding groundswell of acceptance has not come from 50 people repeating the same comments (something I have a problem with – please be original BAC members i.e. paraphrase your comments please) on several blogs. The interest has come both from within and from outside the community. The BAC members are simply reaching outside the site to make the site known to those who have never been exposed. From there the decision is completely in the consumers hands, try Bonanzle or not – it is up to the potential member. The BAC does nothing to trick or deceive people into trying the site.
I will say that I am surprised that Etsy and Amazon did not get more votes in yesterdays poll. I can only attribute this to sellers on those plateforms not being away of our unscientic census of online merchants. If you know anyone who would be interested in weighing in for Amazon, Etsy, Dawdle or any of the others, please send them here to let us know where they are proud to sell product online!
Today we will ask where you are actually selling product or offering product in these channels. Obviously we could not list every channel available so we will leave the ones you suggest in the comments section for another poll. For this poll we will simply ask about the majors and it is multiple choice so click on every place you utilize that is on the poll.
While riding the gravy train of eBay can be a sound business decicion (at least many of us thought it was), the hard crash at the end of the tracks can be just as abrupt. Other have noted that eBay may be on a uncontrollable death spiral (i.e. Scot Wingo) into the abyss that some great companies (AOL) fall into.
iBusinessLogic Corporation is proud to have been selected to represent MerchantRun-GlobalLink in the USA. While the company and it’s software have been used by eBay powersellers worldwide for some time, it is relatively new here in the United States. iBusinessLogic recognizes the need for US based sellers to offer product to a global market. With the exchange rate imbalance and an ever tightening market at home, exploring new opportunities abroad could be the difference between profit and loss in the coming year(s).
If Bonanzle shows you additional traffic over time, that traffic can only build because the listings are on the site until sold, the Google Base works, the site is indexed quickly and often and it is just darn simple to move inventory over to Bonanzle to see how it works for your products.
Why taint the Carroll Shelby charity event with eBay Rules violations and obvious commercialisation. Why would eBay risk the reputation of the good charitable work they do to allow the promotion of a competing website?
The idea is simple, No BS eCommerce, eBay and eBusiness. We won’t be selling and DVD sets and we won’t be pulling any punches when it comes to sharing our opinions about anything to do with the industry. We know that as co-hosts we will not always agree on every subject but this is also what we think will make us unique.
John and I have been jabbing back and forth on Twitter – red and blue style, in the tradition of the political season for several weeks now.
Larry Phillips has volunteered to fill in for IMA President Steve Grossberg on the eBay and Beyond, Basics to Business Internet Talk Radio Program next Saturday…
One of the events of the day yesterday in the PESA Pavilion was a round table session with Brian Burke of Feedback Fame at eBay.
Stuart does not rely on eBay any longer, he has found his way out of the darkness of eBay suspension and into the light of eCommerce sales. Stuart sees a bright future ahead and he says he will never rely on eBay again completely as he had before.
Real business is attracted to eBay for only one reason – traffic.
In a nutshell eBay is a traffic machine, a fire hose of consumers. All of the other stuff is considered as a barrier to entry, the feedback system, the complicated fee structure, fraud etc…
eBay is doing what it’s leadership feels it needs to do to remain profitable and viable in today’s every changing eCommerce marketplace. John Donahoe, Lorrie Norrington and all of the executive team at eBay are doing what their research and analysis tells them they need to do.
I want to respectfully say that I am basically just a guy trying to feed my family with an eBay business. My business is a business that I started at the kitchen table, literally.
We have started a new contest for readers of the Trading Assistant Journal and listeners of the eBay & Beyond Basics to Business Internet Radio broadcast. This is a very short lived contest so you need to get your entries in fast! Why are we running a contest that ends this Friday? Basically Dave White […]
Brandon Dupsky of ECMTA hosted today’s special invitation conference call for PeSA/ECMTA members and selected invitees of the Trading Assistant Journal and eBay & Beyond Internet Radio Show. The call, focusing on the reality of DSRs (Detailed Seller Ratings) and how they effect eBay sellers’ businesses, was held at 5PM Eastern time on Thursday, April […]
DSR’s getting you down? Don’t know what to do about the eBay Star ratings, having trouble figuring out the whole new concept eBay is promoting as the “Buyer Experience”? Trouble with Best Match? You are not Alone! eBay has initiated numerous radical changes in the last several months and you are not the only one […]
Whew, What a way to spend three days in North Carolina! Catalyst 2008 was a informational bonanza held at an unbelievably beautiful and historic resort. There was more to talk about than the accommodations or the hosts. I have approximately 30 pages of handwritten notes compiled from the three days of sessions and meetings at Catalyst […]
As Trading Assistants we are always looking for ways to sell. We have all heard about the “advantages of an eBay store” and really there are some great reasons to take advantage of that low cost opportunity to bring new traffic to your listings from outside of eBay. A correctly set up eBay store is […]
Tis the season for New Years Resolutions As a small business owner do you have an eBay plan for 2008? Small business owners are bombarded by multiple ideas, emails and suggestions concerning how they should run, improve and increase business this time of year. Among these New Years Resolutions ideas is one which I consider […]
eBay is in for some changes in 2008. As sellers we all know change is inevitable and required for sustained growth in any marketplace. The changes which are reported in the article quoted below by: Richard Waters in San Francisco, which seem to be coming in 2008 may help established sellers on eBay yet hinder […]
Can anyone clean up on eBay? If you sell collectibles like this Hummel – You could If you find a niche you enjoy – You might But if you’re a brick and mortar business already – you will! Brick and mortar retailers, wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers need to be aware that they already have 90% […]
We have have just created this new eBay stores design with our DesignLogic team in conjunction with Frooition in the U.K. Cornerstone Supply is an established brick and mortar supplier of commercial carpet cleaning equipment and cleaning agents, specializing in heavy duty truck mounted carpet cleaning machines. Our iBusinessLogic team of professionals and solutions […]
In our previous post we reviewed Trading Assistants & franchise eBay drop store marketing ideas and I promised to detail how and why every Trading Assistant or drop store owner should have an eBay Stores account. It always amazes me when I consult with franchise owners who are struggling to find that they have not […]
Does your business use eBay as a tool? This may seem like an odd term for the largest online sales producer on the planet… but in reality, no matter how large or small your business is, eBay is an effective and often under utilized tool. eBay is not the only tool in your marketing toolbox […]