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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.

Please Note: This book was written for my US readers, but I checked with my British Daughter-in-law and she confirmed that AMAZON FBA works exactly the same way in the UK. The only difference you may see is that the fees are slightly different and, of course, in pounds --not dollars. But several of our British readers have purchased this book and been completely satisfied.

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. Its 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 £29 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 and they will print the book out and even bind it for you.

By the way, I last updated this book in 2013. Anyone who bought the original version of the book got the updated version FREE OF CHARGE. Anyone who buys this version of the book will get any updates free of charge too. That’s in addition to access to any updated or new bonus items that come with the book.

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

#1 - Creating Variation Listings – In several categories (not all) Amazon allows you to create variation listings for things like size, color, style, model and so on. This bonus item shows you how to set up variation listings

#2 - Packaging and Shipping Inventory to Amazon – The quick reference guide takes you through the process step by step. Delivering imports to Amazon, packaging sharp units, packaging fragile units . . . this guide has all that and more.

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

#4 - Special Report - eBay/Amazon Product Niche ~ Locally Sourced Gourmet Foods - 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.

#5 -  Video Series on Selling with Amazon's FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) Program - In this series of seven videos Suzanne Wells 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 -  Step-by-Step Guide to Creating your First FBA Shipment - This illustrated guide will walk you through creating your first FBA shipment.

#7 -  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.

#8 -  Selling on Amazon U.S. from Overseas Countries - Are you a seller who lives outside the United States and wants to sell on Amazon U.S. from your own country? If so, this special report is for you.

The cost is just £29.00. 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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