|Tue July 1 2014 10:44:03|
Other Venues Where You're Having Success
Would others who say they have such success on venues other than eBay please be kind enough to share the names of those websites? Some sellers do name some sites, but those who claim such success at other sites often do not name the sites where they have such wonderful success! Have some empathy for your fellow sellers, and share, please!
Others have spoken of using FBA at Amazon. That's great if you have the wherewithal to buy large quantities of inventory for FBA. For the small seller, while it might be possible, FBA is just not practical.
I have looked into a number of other venues over time and the reviews just turn me off the idea of signing up with them. I realize that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and those people are often negative complainers, but let's hear some positive reviews of venues where you have been successful!
I agree that eBay is where the traffic is, and as a small seller, I am surprised - and glad - that eBay has pretty much left me alone - so far. But the defect thing (which I will have to live with - can't do anything about it - I'll just continue to give good customer service) and the 90-day returns thing (which I am not going to sign up for, resulting in the loss of exposure in search) could bring down my little business.
I am on Bonanza and Amazon, but don't make many sales on either venue. On Bonanza there is not that much traffic yet. On Amazon, my competitors are very big sellers who sell at low prices - one Amazon competitor sells retail at what I have to pay wholesale.
I have a shop on 11 Main, but they are still in beta and I have not had any sales yet. I am not whining, just explaining that the other venues I am on are just not working for me.
I would love to have my own website, but we're senior citizens and the money to get started is just not available. I don't think I am the only one in this boat!!!