Regular visitors to this blog will know I am a great fan of eBay. eBay is a fantastic auction site but I am always on the look out for alternatives and have recently come across TripleClicks. TripleClicks is probably best known for it’s PriceBender Auctions where you can pick up some amazing bargains.
Although getting really excited about their PriceBender auctions it is selling, rather than buying, on TripleClicks that I want to focus on in this article. You can sell items on TripleClicks as a private individual (and if you use this link you can list your first item free) but if you want to sell regularly (as I do) then I suggest you open a free TripleClicks ECA (E-Commerce Associate) account.
My good friend Edson Buchanan has recently upgraded his eBay coaching site Auction Income Formula. You may recall me mentioning previously in this blog that I was a member of his previous AIF coaching program and I continue to be impressed with his updated program. As usual Edson has continued to over-deliver.
My good friend Carl Topping has just released a product showing us how to make money on eBay and the internet for years to come without having to lift a finger. Of course there is no such thing as a push button money making solution and a certain amount of effort is required.
So who is Carl Topping…
Carl has been making money on eBay and the internet since 2004 mainly selling digital products and has decided to share his easy to use system with us.
This system will not just increase your eBay and internet sales but give you a passive income for years to come!
As you may be aware; Royal Mail increased it’s postage rates on 30 April.
The new rates for small packets are:
0 – 100g Letter (max 240mm x 165mm x 5mm)
50p for 2nd Class
60p for 1st Class
£1.45 for 2nd Class Recorded
£1.55 for 1st Class Recorded
0 – 100g Large Letter (max 353mm x 250mm x 25mm)
69p for 2nd Class
90p for 1st Class
£1.64 for 2nd Class Recorded
£1.85 for 1st Class Recorded
101 – 250g Large Letter (max 353mm x 250mm x 25mm)
£1.10 for 2nd Class
£1.20 for 1st Class
£2.05 for 2nd Class Recorded
£2.15 for 1st Class Recorded
I currently sell a very wide range of products on eBay; from electric bikes costing several hundred pounds each, through my Genealogy Research and specialist Family Tree publishing service (I am a professional Genealogist), through handmade craft items, artist supplies, plants, software and information products and use my PayPal Business Account to accept payment for all of them.
I occasionally have a couple of niggles with PayPal but, in the main, PayPal is easy to use and efficient. The problem is that although PayPal’s standard Business Account fees are ok for large and medium payments they can become significant when selling low price items where item pricing is competitive and profit margins are wafer thin. I was therefore pleasantly surprised to discover PayPal run a Micropayments service aimed at processing payments of £5 or less.
Ever since eBay changed the rules on digital downloadable products I’ve been wondering whether to give their Classified Ads a go.
I’ve heard plenty of people making good money from Classified Ads, but I wasn’t sure they were for me until I read this great new ebook called Auction Classified Cash.
It’s a great little guide which gets right to the point, (no fluff here thank goodness!). It will take you by the hand of how to set up your Classified Ads whether you are using eBay’s sell your item page or through Turbo Lister, and also the types of classified ads that make the most money.
Sadly Negative Feedback is something many eBay sellers encounter. I was recently selling several CDs on eBay UK as part of my Auction Income Formula coaching and things seemed to be running smoothly… Until I logged on one morning to see how my auctions were going and noticed that my feedback rating had gone down rather than up. I quickly checked my feedback and there it was – my first Negative Feedback: “Don’t work!”
Well things were looking good:
I had brought a few items on eBay to gain some feedback.
I had opened an eBay shop, subscribed to eBay’s Seller Manager and downloaded the TurboLister tool to help me create my listings offline.
I started customising the Sales Page Templates provided by Edson free of charge to his Auction Income Formula students.
After a short time I received an email saying Selling Manager and my shop had been set up so I eagerly logged into my eBay account and was greeted by my first surprise. Below the graph which would show me my daily/weekly/monthly sales was a table explaining that as a newbie seller I was limited to selling 100 items (or £3500 worth) per month.
Opening an eBay shop has many advantages. It makes you look more professional and eBay gives your items higher visibility in search results. Having a shop also entitles you to discounts on Buy-It-Now Insertion Fees.
Let’s just concentrate on the Insertion Fee savings for a minute:
If you don’t have a shop the standard Buy-It-Now Insertion Fee is 40p
A “Basic Shop” costs £14.99 per month but you only pay a Buy-It-Now
Insertion Fee of only 10p
A “Featured Shop” costs £49.99 per month but you only pay a Buy-It-Now
Insertion Fee of only 5p