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Discussion in 'Ebay' started by kolloni, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. kolloni

    kolloni Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I found a niche where I could sell some products of eBay on my website.
    The product costs arround 1300 - 1600 USD and I could probably sell 8 - 10 each month of them.
    The seller has to pay arround 130 - 160 USD to eBay when he sells it.
    I looked at the eBay Partner Network and I would get 50% of that what eBay earns per item (65 USD - 80 USD).

    But one problem remains. The cookie lifetime is just 24 hours and the product is not cheap.
    I think the people would need more time to think about it before they would actually buy it.

    Does someone of you guys have some experience with such expensive items on ebay?

    Thanks!
     
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  4. kolloni

    kolloni Registered Member

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    Yes, it its but not so often like on eBay.
    Amazon just pays 7% (at least in my country) and I am not sure but the cookie has a short lifetime, too.
     
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    No experience with trying to promote higher priced items like that.

    I don't think ebay lets you know what % they pay, now that they have their affiliate program in-house, I think they won't say exactly what the payout is.

    Apparently the more time that passes between the time your link is clicked, and the buyer buys the item, the less you get. Also, if a user clicks on one item affiliate link to get to ebay, but ends up buying something else, I think you get less of a %.

    Other factors supposedly go into what they pay for a particular sale I think. I guess they still pay a bonus for new signups or reactivated accounts, but not sure. I've not checked out what they supposedly pay out for in years.

    It used to be good paying when it was ran by Commission Junction, and they had a 7 day cookie rather than 24 hour. I think the change killed a lot of affiliates, it definitely hurt me.
     
  6. Sythix

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    $65-80 per sale still isn't bad. Perhaps you could use a strong call to action to pressure them to impulse buy. Maybe even programming a countdown timer that is synced with the ebay listing?
     
  7. kolloni

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    @Viltedali: Thank you, I did not know that it is not so easy as I thought.
    @Sythix: A strong call to action was something I already thought about.

    I already thinking about importing that item from China but then I would need to do some huge papper work (tax, shipping, etc.).
    It would be very stressful because it is not a little item and has lots of weight.

    I think the best idea would be to build up the website, get the first position and ask the sellers if they want to work with me.
    When I would charge less then eBay, I think they would work with me.

    Thank you all!
     
  8. Krypt

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    If its 50â„… or what EBay earn you will get like w bucks