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Is Amazon to Ebay selling viable?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by Nomadx, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Nomadx

    Nomadx Newbie

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    I am interested in this method but I did some testing about a year ago and everything on ebay undercut amazon by a decent margin without even accounting for fees.

    If anyone has any experience with this and wouldnt mind sharing some info I would really appreciate it!
    I am based in the UK for reference.
     
  2. dotcomer2

    dotcomer2 Registered Member

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    yeah it can be done but its pretty competitive now days, when u get lot of products you need tracking on items...ever eBay account is limited to certain number of items...scammers try to take advantage of this business sometimes. but yeah some people make a lot of money with this system with super small margins and lots of items...if you want know something just ask.
     
  3. Nomadx

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    Yeah I did expect it to be a very competitive thing to get into. What kind of margins do I want to be looking for? I just found this item for example

    Amazon price 22.49
    lowest ebay price 27.39

    According to the calculation I will only be making a profit of 1.00 per sale.
    Is that an acceptable margin or am I looking for something higher than that?

    This is all pretty new stuff to me, I have just dipped my toes into Youtube and I am seeing some great results and I have always wanted to try this out.

    Thanks for the response
     
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    Oh and as for finding products, should I just stick to one market and scour that or cast the net wider but not as deep and look for a range?
     
  5. dotcomer2

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    yeah i mean seems like 1.00 profit is your choice...if u keep like entering someones name on amazon.com and address and dealing with issues is worth that then its a fair price, problem is prices change so you need software that automatically updates the prices for you...with that kind of margin. You might want to stick to one categorize depending on your eBay account limitations.
     
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    I am currently doing dropshipping using Amazon to Ebay method. I also use other sources as well. My profit margin is usually about $5 an item sometimes more, just depends on the item. I use software that will auto track my prices with the source I am using (ie. Amazon). If the price changes the software will adjust my ebay price to reflect the difference automatically and will send me an email letting me know it did so. It will also track out of stock items and end my ebay listing for me if the item is not in stock any longer. So yes tracking is important, but auto tracking and auto adjusting is even better.
     
  7. Nomadx

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    Sounds like a perfect method! Do you mind me asking which software you use for this? I think manual could be absolute disaster if you had more than a few products to track!
     
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    yes there are some products out there that will track manually for you, but at an additional cost. The one I use is right at $50 a month. Did I mention it also has an eBay lister that will post to your account for you with pictures and description information, takes about 2 min to post an item. Yes, it comes with complete step by step videos tutorials you can access anytime.

    Because I am an avid user of the software and an affiliate (partner program) I won't list it here in a post. I do not want to be labeled a spammer. I am new to the forum as well so I cannot PM you yet. However, I do have a link to the information where it shows my home page in the right hand corner of my post. You are welcome to have a look. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have. I will help you in any way I can.
     
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  9. macdonjo3

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    Yeah tons of people do it. I've automated this process for clients, so I, first-handedly, see the money they make lol
     
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    You will find low profit items when you first start, once you get the hang of it you'll find ways of finding the decent ones easily