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How much your nett profit for an item?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by MafiaBlack, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. MafiaBlack

    MafiaBlack Regular Member

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    Im selling on ebay for 3-4 years.. Then i stopped about 6 months ago because ebay suspended all my accounts including the real ones. In the past 6 months i built 50 stealth accounts and right now they all have more than 10 feedbacks and some of them can list about 100 items at one time. I tried looking for other alternatives to have income online like amazon, adsense but i don't like em all. Not because i hate em, but it 50x harder than ebay.

    You need to know about SEO etc.

    Right now i want sell non brand items on my ebay accounts. To make long term income of course. My plan to make $10 profit after fees for each item. When i did researching on the niche, prices on ebay more cheaper than you can get on chinese websites like ali, dhgate etc.

    Sooooo selling non brand items really makes profit? How much you make for an item?
     
  2. joey91

    joey91 Newbie

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    see my post ([h=2]Buy direct from manufacturer. Once in a life time opportunity. Ebay/Amazon/online sellers) i made a ton of money on ebay selling non-branded items on ebay/amazon. Huge profit can be made if you are in the right niche.[/h]
     
  3. Jordy123

    Jordy123 Registered Member

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    Hey. The most likely reason people are selling for cheaper on ebay is because 99% of the time its the actual people from ali etc etc....

    I have found that a lot of the time people on ali, dh are not the manufactures just a re-seller :/ kinda gay I know. We are looking to purchase Cam & Groove couplings from overseas but no "manufacture" from ali etc will get back to me.

    Keep searching, do a search on google china? Say if your wanting to sell silicone cooking molds, search silicone manufacture.
    Broaden the search as a lot of factories will do more than one product or even point you in the right direction!
     
  4. pipei

    pipei Junior Member

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    We sell items for a little as 3 bucks profit ( many ) and as much as 15 bucks ( not as many ). If you are in the unbranded stuff it's all in the volume.

    Our daily sales are about 100 items during the year and over 250 between last week Nov. and end of x-mas shopping.

    It's a grind but at least ebay doesn't mess with us and it does add up to a somewhat decent daily amount. Very few returns and cases and it's streamlined. So not to bad overall.
     
  5. MafiaBlack

    MafiaBlack Regular Member

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    What niche you're in? More to categories if you can't say it.. Thinking of clothes right now..
     
  6. MafiaBlack

    MafiaBlack Regular Member

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    yes you are right.. I caught several people on Ali sells on ebay. Too bad they don't know how to remove their watermark. Thanks for your input. search manufacture on google china never crossed my mind before.
     
  7. MafiaBlack

    MafiaBlack Regular Member

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    No wonder.. I can't do that since shipping company in my country have higher price than yours. I like to dropship but there no chance to challenge the price on unbrand items
     
  8. D4RK KNIGHT

    D4RK KNIGHT Regular Member

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    It varies generally between 10% to as much as 75%.
     
  9. pipei

    pipei Junior Member

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    Yes, that is the bummer shipping single units from like HK or Manila to the US or UK.
    Anything that's heavy or bulky is way to expensive to ship. Shipping takes usually between 2 and 4 weeks and if tracking is added it becomes even more expensive. You get paid with paypal and then you pay your supplier / drop shipper with paypal and fees here and there and before you know it it has become so expensive that there is no more profit.

    The HK sellers themselves sell on ebay just about anything that is available - very hard to compete.

    Drop shipping items from any place where they are readily and cheaply available has become less and less profitable in the last few years.