I would imagine that it would be a wise idea to diversify or spread your business if you wanted to increase revenues and/or reach out to a larger market. Has anyone here (ebay sellers) gone ahead and created their own store on websites like shopify or wix? Would you basically just post the same items for sale in your own store as you have in your ebay store? Do you save all your ebay customers emails to build up a client list and then tell them about your non-ebay store to try and make more sales directly? Would one of the risks be that if an ebayer finds out you have a store off ebay and were emailing them about offers, could they report you to ebay and tell them that this ebay seller also has an online store off ebay who is trying to make sales? So in other words, IF someone creates their own merchant store off ebay, you want to make sure that they are not linked somehow to your ebay store right? I would like to learn more about this potential option.