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eBay to Amazon: Making The Transition from Selling on eBay to Selling on Amazon

By Skip McGrath

Make Money Selling on AmzonMy wife and I have been selling on eBay since 1999.  In 2006 we added Amazon, but it never really took off for us.  We had sales, but except for books, not that many.  The same products we sold on eBay every day would sit on Amazon for weeks before they sold.

Then in 2010 we moved into Amazon’s FBA program.  FBA stands for Fulfillment By Amazon.  And since we started selling on FBA, our Amazon business now dwarfs our eBay business.  We are now selling ten items on Amazon for each one we sell on eBay.

Why Sell on Amazon?

Amazon is now the largest –and fastest growing shopping site on the web.  Amazon will not release their figures but anecdotal information and conversations I have had with Amazon employees lead me to believe there are just over 600,000 sellers on Amazon US.  I have no idea how many are on the various overseas sites but I suspect it is substantial.

Most of the 600,000 sellers are casual sellers.  I estimate there are about 50,000 active sellers –about the same as on eBay.  You are probably thinking, “How can I compete with 50,000 sellers?  Wouldn’t that make the site too crowded?”  It’s strange but the number of sellers doesn’t seem to matter.  I have spoken with large professional sellers who have been selling on Amazon for ten years and they all tell me their business goes up each year even as the numbers of other sellers grow.  And I had that same experience.

Should I leave eBay?

No – We still sell on eBay and in some cases eBay is more profitable, but it doesn’t take that much effort to add Amazon.  And as I will show you, having your products on Amazon can actually help your eBay sales.

Five Big Advantages of Amazon over eBay

More traffic and more sales ~ Amazon now gets more traffic than eBay and their sales are growing at over 40% per year.  eBay has not seen that kind of growth since 2002.

Amazon does most of the workAmazon does most of the work ~ When you sell an item on eBay you have to collect payment, post feedback, pack and ship the item and handle returns yourself.  When you sell on Amazon, Amazon does all the work for you.  They collect the money (and take the credit card risk), professionally pack and ship the goods and they handle returns for you.

Sell on eBay and Use Amazon as a drop shipper ~ When you store your products at Amazon, Amazon will actually ship products you sell on eBay to your eBay customers –and they ship for less money than it would cost you to ship the same thing so that actually makes you more competitive on eBay.

You make more money ~ I can’t guarantee this will be true for everyone, but every seller I have spoken with who sells on both eBay and Amazon, says they make more money on Amazon.

Seller Support ~ Seller support on Amazon is much more accessible than on eBay. It's quick and easy to email Amazon and if you want phone support during the day you can get an Amazon rep on the phone in usually less than one minute –and they will spend as much time on the phone as you need.

Skip – Aren’t selling fees are higher on Amazon?

Yes they are – but it doesn’t seem to matter, as you will still make more money on Amazon because you will sell more.  I know that sounds counter-intuitive but it’s true. 

You see, one of the secrets to making money online is to turn your inventory over as fast as possible.  And that is what happens when you sell on Amazon.  Your profit margin may be a little smaller, but your goods sell so much faster.

So enough of the sales pitch, how much is it and what do I get?

The complete course is just $47 and comes with our No-Questions-Asked-Money-Back guarantee.  I have broken the course into two parts – the Basics and The Good Stuff

Selling on eBay vs AmazonThe Basics:

  • How does selling on Amazon work?
  • What types of selling accounts are there?
  • How to you get started selling?
  • The Amazon A to Z Guarantee
  • How to access Amazon support services by phone or email
  • What to sell and where to find it?
  • Product photography
  • Listing existing products     
  • Listing unique products
  • Packaging and shipping

Then we will get into the good stuff –advanced techniques; these are the things that will really make you money:

  • Making the move from regular seller to Selling Professionally
  • How Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) works
  • Winning the Buy Box
  • Finding and creating unique items to sell
  • Bundling strategies to increase profits
  • Pricing strategies
  • Automating Your Business
  • Moving to FBA
  • Creating shipments for FBA
  • Removing inventory from FBA
  • Using Amazon to fulfill your eBay and website orders
  • Inventory strategies
  • Holiday selling strategies
  • Dealing with sales tax issues
  • Sourcing Tools and Services
  • Automating Your Business for even more profits
  • How to research products on Amazon

Amazon vs eBayBy the time you get through all of this, believe me you will be an expert Amazon seller.  Yes it will take some experience and you will inevitably make some mistakes along the way, but if you follow the advice in this book and follow the Amazon policies – your mistakes will be minor and you will stay out of trouble with Amazon.

The course is delivered as a PDF File that is set to allow you to print everything out. You can either print it out on your computer printer or you can email the file to a copy/print shop like Office Depot and they will print the book out and even bind it for you.

And remember – I am transferring all the risk to me.  You get my No-Questions-Asked Money Back Guarantee, FREE UPDATES for life –and NINE free bonuses to sweeten the offer:

#1 - My Top-99 Wholesale Sources – This is my list of niche wholesale sources who will all work with small Amazon and eBay sellers.

#2 - The Amazon Seller's Worksheet – A spreadsheet that will allow you track your costs, sales and profits

#3 - A $20 Discount Coupon on purchase of The Complete eBay Marketing System. – If you also sell on eBay then you need The Complete eBay Marketing System. The book has a section about organizing and setting up your business that is important whether you sell on eBay or Amazon or both. And it includes all the wholesale information in the Wholesale Buying System and lifetime membership in my exclusive wholesale sourcing member's site.

#4 - A $40 Discount Coupon on purchase of The Complete Amazon Marketing System. – The complete Amazon course is a 2-volume printed training manual of over 350 pages.  It's broken into four sections - Online Business Basics, Amazon Selling Basics, Advanced Selling Strategies and Product Sourcing. 

#5 - Video Series on Selling with Amazon's FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) Program - This series of seven videos shows you step-by-step how to sell on Amazon with Amazon's FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) program.  Video titles include Repricing Your Items, Understanding Fees and Credits and more.

#6 - Special Report - eBay/Amazon Product Niche ~ Selling Grocery and Gourmet Foods on Amazon and eBay - The Gourmet Food category on Amazon is huge and growing. They also sell on eBay, just not as well. This is an excellent niche for a small seller with limited start-up funds.

#7 - Special Report - How To Get Bad Feedback Removed on Amazon - It’s every Amazon merchant’s worst nightmare. You log into your account and see that a customer has left you a scathing feedback. What are you going to do? Failing to take action may impact the success of your business. There are certain steps you can take to have the feedback removed. In this repot we will discuss the steps you should consider when pursuing feedback removal.

#8 - Special Report - How to make Money With a book Scanning Device and Service - If you sell used books and are serious about building a business, then you should look into a book scanning device and service.  Book scanners will not only save you time, they will save you money by helping you spot books that can make a love of profit and avoiding books that aren't a good value.

#9 - FBA Quick Start Guide - The Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Quick Start Guide gives you the basic steps for using FBA.  This handy, 17-page document tells you how to set up your FBA account, contains a checklist of materials and requirements for shipping inventory to Amazon and more.  This is a great booklet that you'll turn to again and again.

The cost is just $47.00. You can pay with PayPal or any major credit card.   It comes with my no-risk, no questions asked, 90-Day, Money back guarantee.

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Disclaimer:  New FTC regulations require that when I talk about money made selling products with this system that I have to state what the “average” person made doing this.  Well, as you can imagine I have no way of knowing that, so to comply with the law I have to state here that the average person made less than one penny with this system.
 




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Testimonials for Skip's Other Books:

I just wanted to say THANK THANK THANK YOU!!! for writing such awesome books! I have followed your advice and I am on my way to become a PowerSeller. I cannot wait to purchase more of your books as I am sure I will learn more invaluable tips and tricks that can truly make a difference in my business.


Thanks Skip for your latest masterpiece. This is just another in a long line of great resources you have created to teach the average person how to be successful online. ~ George N., Ventnor City, NJ


When I said I was going to sell used books online people laughed at me but my husband kept encouraging me. Friends & family that were laughing aren't laughing now. Your book was very easy to read. Having the will and determination and knowing how to ignore the negative makes me more determine to be successful.

I am not yet where I would like to be, but I am further at this point than I ever imagined. Those who want to read your book, I have told them where to buy it. What is the saying? He who laughs last... I just can't remember the whole saying, but I am laughing and smiling and enjoying.  ~ Margo D., Lithonia, GA

 



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