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furniture business on ebay

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by resistosai111, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. resistosai111

    resistosai111 Power Member

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    hi My father have own factory of wood made furniture here in pakistan from last 20 years. What do you think if i will create a seller account on ebay and sell furniture on ebay is good ? Or should create a account in alibaba.com I have my own usa verified unlimited withdraw account and i created this account with trick and its working from two years. Which item to list on ebay is best for selling related furniture.
     
  2. Gruzin

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    it's sure that ebay is better then alibaba but how will you ship product to usa? They are huge for shipping as I know
     
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    Contemporary Furniture :)
    Ebay and Alibaba are both good
    Take on consideration the shipping fees as well as insurances .
    I am not sure but I believe someone in North America would have to pay taxes on those when received .
    So If you think you have a profit to make in this market , register an LLC in US and get this going
    Cheers
     
  4. resistosai111

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    we have sent container 20feet and 40 feet to spain,south africa and always sent to malaysia but i am confused that there is not a good profit in each listing product because shipping cost etc is too much any suggestion to open my own site and search for high monthly searching keywords and optimize it related to my niche.
     
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    Yes, you can do it.

    Make sure to upgrade to a business account (doesn't cost extra). However, be aware PayPal deems this type of business high risk. I've read stories of people in the furniture business who used paypal. One guy I read about had a strong record, with no issues until he had a problem with 1 buyer. PayPal limited his account indefinitely. He got it back after a couple months but he had to fight for it.

    Open an account with Skrill and Propay, diversify.

    Also check out Amazon. Contemporary furniture sells in there and there is almost no problems.
     
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    I sold furniture for a few years on eBay that I could ship by FedEx or UPS... The freight and claims will eat you alive... I something weighed 50 to 70 pounds they was going to drop it on a corner, because of they had to handle it to much...If I had a factory I would sell containers and that's it less you have small stuff you might be okay...

    Just my 2 cents...
     
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    If you plan to sell large items in USA via eBay, you will need a warehouse with product to sell and ship individual furniture items from in the USA. Unless you plan to wholesale mixed container loads, shipping individual items from Pakistan to the USA and arranging shipping to the buyer would be expensive. Cost more to ship than the item is worth.