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Established seller on eBay - Starting my own website, what platform to use?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by unity006, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. unity006

    unity006 Newbie

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    Hi All,

    Looking for anyone who is an established seller on eBay and who started their own website to drive more sales. I am selling second hand clothes.

    If someone has experienced this, any advice for what platform to use?

    I have made a Wordpress - Woocommerce website so far. Had a few sales, but it's rather clunky and I am not happy with a number of things. I do like money coming in thought Stripe instead of PayPal, lower fees and less questions.

    Is there better alternatives to use, if so why?

    Or am I wasting my time and should instead focus on eBay only? (bear in mind I sell used clothes).
     
  2. r4rr4r

    r4rr4r Newbie

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    I love shopify assuming you use shopify payments, if you don't plan on using shopify payments cross shopify off the list as they will charge you 2% on all sales. Shopify pyaments kicked me off there and I wasn't aware of this fee and wound up getting over an $800 bill from shopify for using their platform, so much for that $29 platform they love to advertise.

    I'm currently in the process of moving over to volusion, no fees on transactions like with Shopify.
     
  3. unity006

    unity006 Newbie

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    I am currently using GoDaddy hosting which costs me £50 per year.

    For the platform I use WordPress + WooCommerce + Stripe

    As such I only pay for hosting and Stripe takes 3% transaction fee.

    I only get 10-15 sales through my website right now, but I am only starting to learn about SEO and various techniques.

    Through my eBay store I get 150-200 sales per month...

    So I am not sure what's best for me really, as I can invest my time into buying and processing more stock as opposed to trying to get my own website off the ground.