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Top 99 Wholesale Sources Updated!

August 26th, 2016 by Skip McGrath

Updated August 2016I’ve updated My Top Ninety-Nine Wholesale Sources For eBay and Amazon Sellers.  If you’ve already purchased this, go back to the download page and you’ll find the newest version.

If you haven’t bought this list of wholesale sources, I highly recommend it.  It gives you instant access to this specialized list, plus my own wholesale search engine sources for just $4.99 –AND it comes with a money back guarantee if you are not happy with the information.  

This is a great resource for eBay, Amazon and other online sellers!

Wondering how often this is updated?  The last update was in June of this year.  I pay a lot of attention to this product!

August Newsletter is Ready – Marketing Strategy for the Holidays

August 10th, 2016 by Skip McGrath

Skip McGrathBefore I tell you about the newsletter, I wanted to let you know that I broke my arm on Sunday. Please forgive me if my replies aren’t as quick as I usually like them to be. Karen tells me we’ll have to delay our samba lessons… again!

Despite the broken arm, I’ve got a new issue of the eBay and Amazon Sellers News ready for you.

Here’s what’s in the newsletter:

  • Planning your Niche Marketing Strategy before the Holiday Rush
  • Why Playing Pokemon Go could be Good for Business
  • Picking Good WordPress Plugins
  • Understanding Bar Codes, ASIN’s, ISBN’s, SKUs, etc.
  • New Wholesale Sources for eBay and Amazon Sellers

Do you want to read one of the articles, but you’ve missed this issue?  It’s not a problem.  I keep a newsletter archive with two to three year’s worth of newsletters just for this situation.  Click here to go to the newsletter archives.

Want to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?

August 8th, 2016 by Skip McGrath

Updated August 2016

Complete Amazon Marketing SystemIf you do, my Complete Amazon Marketing System is for you!  It covers:

  • Online Business Basics
  • Amazon Selling Basics
  • Advanced Selling Strategies
  • Product Acquisition

Plus there are a TON of bonus items and a  90-day money back guarantee.

Family Time

July 13th, 2016 by Skip McGrath

If you’ve been following my newsletters you may remember an 2015 article entitled Tips for Balancing Your Online business and Your Life.   I’ve decided to take my own advice and enjoy some family time.  So there will only be one newsletter in July.  I look forward to connecting with you later this month.

Skip McGrath

P.S. If you have a second check out my Facebook page and Twitter feed.

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Sourcing from Merchandise Marts & Design Centers – Second June Newsletter

June 21st, 2016 by Skip McGrath

Learn aboutMerchandise Marts & Design CentersI’ve got the second June issue of the eBay and Amazon Sellers News ready for you.  There’s a lot of great content and don’t forget to check out the musings area.  I’ve got quick snippets about an Amazon Seller Mobile app, a reminder about postage rate changes and more.

Here’s what’s in the newsletter:

  • Sourcing from Merchandise Marts & Design Centers
  • Preventing Low Star Ratings on eBay and Amazon
  • Which Works Best – Arbitrage or Traditional Wholesale Sourcing
  • New Wholesale Sources for eBay and Amazon Sellers

Do you want to read one of the articles, but you’ve missed this issue?  It’s not a problem.  I keep a newsletter archive with two to three year’s worth of newsletters just for this situation.  Click here to read this newsletter.

Risk Management for the Online Seller – June Newsletter

June 8th, 2016 by Skip McGrath

Risk Management for Online SellersI’ve got the first June issue of the eBay and Amazon Sellers News ready for you. This issue has a LOT of resources for online sellers.

Here’s what’s in the newsletter:

  • Managing Risk in Your eBay and/or Amazon Business
  • Is the Retail Industry Telling Us Something About the Upcoming Economy?
  • Before Lowering Prices, Check Matching Competitor’s Feedback, Account Metrics and Selling Status
  • New Wholesale Sources for eBay and Amazon Sellers

Do you want to read one of the articles, but you’ve missed this issue?  No worries!  I keep a newsletter archive with two to three year’s worth of newsletters.  Click here to read this newsletter.

Updated Product – Top 99 Wholesale Sources

June 2nd, 2016 by Skip McGrath

Updated VersionI’ve updated one of my most popular products.  It’s My Top Ninety-Nine Wholesale Sources For eBay and Amazon Sellers .  If you’ve already purchased this product, go back to the download page and you’ll find the newest version.

If you haven’t bought this product I highly recommend it.  It gives you instant access to this specialized list, plus my own wholesale search engine sources for just $4.99 –AND it comes with a money back guarantee if you are not happy with the information.  

This is a great resource for eBay, Amazon and other online sellers!

5/20 Newsletter – Develop a Relationship with Your Wholesale Suppliers

May 23rd, 2016 by Skip McGrath

 It Pays to Develop a Relationship with Your Wholesale SuppliersI’ve got second May issue of the eBay and Amazon Sellers News ready for you.

Here’s what’s in the newsletter:

  • It Pays to Develop a Relationship with Your Wholesale Suppliers
  • Importing from China Direct to FBA
  • Increase Your Productivity with Virtual Assistants
  • New Wholesale Sources for eBay and Amazon Sellers

Do you want to read one of the articles, but you’ve missed this issue?  No problem!  I keep a newsletter archive with two to three year’s worth of newsletters.  Click here to read this newsletter.

What Have We Learned From Analyzing 232,870,994 Items Sold On eBay?

May 14th, 2016 by Skip McGrath

This is a guest post by Elad Darmon of www.What-To-Sell.com.

What Sells on eBayHave you ever tried to find the top selling items on eBay? Well – we’ve got plenty of data to help you with that, using this unique infographic about “The Science Behind the Best Items to Sell on eBay”.  Here is a link to the infographic.

After analyzing 232,870,994 sold items in the last 30 days (YES, that’s over 232 million…), from 4 eBay marketplaces – it is time to share this data with you, and although the top selling items on eBay may not necessarily be the best path to go when building your eBay business – these are a few of the trends we discovered.

Most Converting Categories on eBay

For starters, the categories with the highest sell through rates are a real surprise:

  • 87.66%- Diabetic Test Strips
  • 82.13%- Fitness Activity Trackers
  • 81.22%- Apple Laptops
  • 80.46%- Video Game Consoles

With a respectable supply to sell, maybe diabetic test strips are a good choice for potential sellers. Clearly electronics are also a good option since they fill three of the top four slots.

On the other hand, these categories had the lowest sell through rates:

  • 3.41%- Diamond engagement rings
  • 3.43%- Adult T-shirts
  • 4.13%- Art posters and prints
  • 4.38%- Bridesmaids dresses

Selling diamond rings in an online auction may seem like a good way to turn a large profit. With a sell through rate that low it may never sell, and no sale means no profit.

4 eBay Marketplaces, 4 Different Paths

Each nation has its own separate marketplace on eBay. We found that each marketplace buys items at a different rate, and at different prices.
Note: all prices have been converted to USD for convenient comparisons.

Nation Items Sold In Last 30 Days Average Price Of Sold Items New Item Sell Rate Used Item Sell Rate
US 129 Million $81.90 56.3% 39.8%
UK 53 Million $121.40 53.2% 45.5%
Germany 41 Million $75.20 45.5% 52.8%
Australia 8 Million $75.60 62.9% 33.2%

The US has the highest total number of items sold per month, but that could also lead to more competition for sales. We found that the UK actually pays more per item, making it a better place to sell when aiming for higher value and lesser quantity of sales. eBay Germany is also the best place to sell used items, since their marketplace is the only one with a higher used item sell rate.

eBay – International Bridge for Buyers and Sellers

There are 10’s of millions of sales every month – so why not sell on all of eBay’s sites? If you can ship internationally, join the party and increase your eBay sales!

As opposed to Amazon – eBay is a marketplace that purely connects sellers with buyers, so there is a lot of room for used items on eBay, especially in Germany, where most of sold items are used…
Which category sells well or sells poorly also changes drastically from nation to nation:

Nation Category With Most Sold Items Items Sold Category With Most Unsold Items Unsold Items
USA Necklaces & Pendants 2,035,152 Music CDs 4,595,944
UK Clothing- Women’s Dresses 1,109,852 Mobile Phone Cases & Covers 7,128,580
Germany PC & Console Video Games 991,384 Mobile Phone Cases & Covers 4,323,690
Australia DVD & Blu Ray Discs 262,300 Non-Fiction Books 3,749,279

Clearly Germany and the UK have more phone cases than they need and are not a good place to sell such items. It’s also fascinating that jewelry was selling well in the US leading up to Mother’s Day- perhaps that was a one month trend to circle on next year’s calendar?

This is just a taste. We can provide plenty of other insights into eBay marketplaces.

If you’d like to know more, feel free to visit our source: www.What-To-Sell.com.

 

New Newsletter – Managing Your Search Results on Amazon

April 20th, 2016 by Skip McGrath

Managing Your Search Results on AmazonI’ve got another issue of the eBay and Amazon Sellers News ready for you.

Here’s what’s in the newsletter:

  • Managing Your Search Results on Amazon
  • Getting Wholesale Suppliers to Ship Direct to FBA for You
  • Tips to getting into Restrictive Categories
  • New Wholesale Sources for eBay and Amazon Sellers

Do you want to read one of the articles, but you’ve missed this issue?  No worries!  I keep a newsletter archive with two to three year’s worth of newsletters.  Click here to read this newsletter.

Latest Newsletter – Amazon Taking Steps to Reduce FBA Inventory on Slow Moving Items

April 12th, 2016 by Skip McGrath

Newsletter for Online SellersThe first Version of eBay and Amazon Sellers News for April is ready!

Here’s what’s in the newsletter:

  • Amazon Taking Steps to Reduce FBA Inventory on Slow Moving Items
  • List of Amazon Prep and Ship Centers in the US
  • How to Remove Negative or Neutral Feedback on Amazon
  • eBay Spring Seller Update
  • New Wholesale Sources for eBay and Amazon Sellers

Don’t worry if you missed this issue. I keep a newsletter archive with two to three year’s worth of newsletters.  Click here to read this newsletter.

New Newsletter – Wholesale Sources from ASD Las Vegas

March 31st, 2016 by Skip McGrath

A new version of eBay and Amazon Sellers News is now online.

Here’s what’s in the newsletter:

  • Wholesale Sources from ASD Las Vegas
  • The Official Geezer Guide is for Sale
  • Trade Show Tips and Tricks
  • Niche of the Month – eBay and Amazon Seller Supplies
  • Is it Really Possible to Make a Living Selling on eBay and/or Amazon

Wholesale Sources from ASD Las Vegas

Wholesale Sources from ASD Las Vegas

Don’t worry if you missed this issue. I keep a newsletter archive with two to three year’s worth of newsletters.  Click here to read this newsletter.

March 7th Newsletter – Amazon Introduces Customer Dissatisfaction Metric

March 7th, 2016 by Skip McGrath

The March 7th issue of eBay and Amazon Sellers News is now online.

NewsletterHere’s what’s in the newsletter:

  • Amazon Introduces Customer Dissatisfaction Metric – Whenever a customer emails you, they will get a message from Amazon asking if you solved their problem. If the customer answers “No”, that will count against your account. If the total of your No responses exceeds 25%, your account will be in danger of suspension.
  • Sourcing From China Basics – Sourcing from China can be highly risky and it’s not something I would recommend to beginners. But if you have been selling on eBay and/or Amazon for a while, it is something you may wish to try. Here are a few tips to get you started.
  • Timing Your Sourcing to Take Advantage of Holidays and Seasons – I meet sellers all the time who don’t understand the realities of sourcing goods on time. They tend to wait way too late to take advantage of holidays including Christmas, Valentine’s Day as well as Mother’s and Father’s Days.
  • New Wholesale Sources for eBay and Amazon Sellers

Don’t worry if you missed this issue. I keep copies of the newsletters on hand for a few years. You can find this information in the newsletter archives.   Click here to read it.

Latest Newsletter – The Internet Tax Bill is Coming, What You Can Do

February 25th, 2016 by Skip McGrath

The latest issue of eBay and Amazon Sellers News is now online.

Here’s what’s in the newsletter:

  • The Internet Tax Bill is Coming – What You Can Do
  • A Neat Tool for Your Website from Infinite Buyer
  • eBay Niche of the Month – Gourmet Food Items
    eBay Niche of the Month – Gourmet Food Items
  • New Wholesale Sources for eBay and Amazon Sellers

Don’t worry if you missed this issue. I archive a few years worth of newsletters. You can find this information in the newsletter archives.   Click here to read it.

Tips for Running a Successful Online Business

February 15th, 2016 by Skip McGrath

Online Business TipsToday’s post is a guest post by Peachy Murry of Zuzutrading.com.  Peachy  has been selling online since 1997. Today she shares with online sellers specific habits and processes she has found that works well for her.

  • Work your way

I learned a log time ago that I’m an early morning person who likes to get up and get going pretty quickly in the morning while my husband, who is also an early riser, likes to ease his way into the day

Neither way is right or wrong. Discover what is your natural tendency to be the most productive and work that way.

  • Organize your way

If you work best with a clean desk with everything in its place, then the time you spend filing and tidying up is worth it to you.

If you prefer to have everything within easy reach (AKA piles of paper) then organize your desk and office that way.

The only caveat here is whatever method you use, be sure you can find things quickly because you can’t buy more time. Organize is the key here, not the way you organize.

  • Your routine

Develop a daily routine and prioritize what has to be done first. Is it shipping, returning email or something else? Work your way down the list. This insures you get the ‘must dos’ done every day. Whether you use a paper calendar or something online it doesn’t matter, just use something.

Add a once-a-week routine that is set to be accomplished on the same day each week. I like Thursdays because Mondays are usually crazy.

Add a monthly routine of things that must  be done every month and set it up on the same day each month, maybe the second Monday of each month. This is great for things like sales tax reports or other government requirements. If the day of the month is early for the due date it’s okay. You can do it early. Early is better than late in my book.

You can expand this to include a quarterly and yearly list.

A routine will help you more than you can imagine. It insures things done on time, relieves the stress of worrying about getting that sales tax done on time, and it frees up time for other things you want or need to do. I’m sure you’ll find other benefits as you get in the habit of using your routine.

  • Be flexible

   While it may seem contrary to what I just said about a routine don’t be a slave to your schedule. After all you’re doing this online thing to have some freedom and if you aren’t flexible you can’t enjoy the hard work you’ve put in to earn some of that freedom.

Don’t miss that big FOL sale because a specific task is on your list for that day. Complete the task before or after the sale. And don’t even think of missing seeing your child or grandchild play that baseball game or be a tree on stage. Like I said do things before or after something you want to do.

Think of your routine as the recipe for a complicated dish and your flexibility as your option to leave out the cilantro because you don’t like it.

  • Invest in the equipment you need

   You can’t run an online business without a computer, printer and internet access. I suppose you could go to the library and use their equipment but think of the lost time. In my opinion it isn’t practical.

Additionally, you should have a label printer for your shipping labels. You might want to consider a scanner too if you go to a lot of yard sales or Friends of the Library sales.

These are the tools of your trade and are fully deductible from your taxes. I also believe that business cards are essential. You can have very nice cards printed for about $10. Imagine meeting someone at a sale that wants to give (as in free) you 25 pairs of new shoes. A business card conveys the message that you are serious about your business. It is a cheap investment.

  • Set goals

   I know the ugly G word. But .. remember goals keep you focused, increase the effective use of your time and allow you to be more creative in looking for ways to reach your goals.

Don’t be afraid to readjust your goals especially if the goals you’ve set show you need to be moving in a different direction.

I recommend that you make assessing your goals on a regular, stated basis, a goal in and of itself. You could add that to your weekly or monthly list.

  • Why are you doing what you’re doing?

I know some people make this part of their goal setting. Only you can say why you’re doing what you’re doing. Maybe it is to spend more time with your family or owning your own business has always been a dream of yours.

Whatever the reason don’t lose sight of it. Focus on that reason and love what you are doing.

I hope reading this post helps you in your business and your personal life. Feel free to contact me at peachy@zuzutrading.com


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