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Wanna start selling on Ebay, some basic question.

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by FatHuntresS, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. FatHuntresS

    FatHuntresS Newbie

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    Should i use local ebay or international(US) ebay?


    do i get more sales from using the international if the locals here dont really use ebay? shipping cost do i bear it?

    sorry completely newbie to ebay. thanks for answering!
     
  2. 0bitus

    0bitus Newbie

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    Hi,

    from what I can remember you have an option to list on ebay US and Canada when listing, you can also have an option for international shipping

    (im from the UK)
     
  3. haki_master

    haki_master Regular Member

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    Use global international ebay , target worldwide if possible to maximize your items exposure for better results.
     
  4. ytr191

    ytr191 Regular Member

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    International improves your exposure. You should try it.
     
  5. FatHuntresS

    FatHuntresS Newbie

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    Thanks all.
     
  6. blackskullz

    blackskullz Registered Member

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    Can I ask from which country you are? Normally people tend to use their local eBay to buy items; because then they get the item quicker.
    If you sell on international eBay, you will get more buyers from around the world and you need to make sure you can deliver your products on time to those buyers.
     
  7. makingmoney333

    makingmoney333 Newbie

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    Yes def use international, many people will buy your item because they can't get it in there country!!! Hope I helped
     
  8. laserblind

    laserblind Newbie

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    It also depends on type of product and how much extra the shipping costs will be.
     
  9. shopgirl

    shopgirl Newbie

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    If I were starting new with eBay, I would concentrate on learning to sell to US customers first, and consider going International after I know more. Since I do sell on eBay, for many years, I can say that I do not usually sell Internationally, only if someone asks and the item is small, under 4 pounds, and not very valuable. For my taste there are too many problems with shipping and delivery verification and such on International shipping. For eBay sellers who sell items suited to International sells, it would make since to me, but my items are things from garage sales, and estates sales and such. I feel that I have plenty of US buyers without the complications of international shipping. Here is a website that has some good beginner tips. WebSellersLunchClub
     
  10. scallen37

    scallen37 Junior Member

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    If you are just starting out, stay local. You get less exposure, but you are a little bit safer and you earn FB faster because it takes less time for your parcel to get to your customer.

    After 100 positive feedback or so, start going global.

    Selling internationally increases exposure by not only shifting your exposure from a local medium to a global medium (meaning you have more views from people outside of the U.S. if you are a U.S. seller) but actually increases your exposure WITHIN your local market.

    For example:
    Selling Local will allow your items to be viewed by 70% of Local Buyers
    Selling Internationally will allow your items to be viewed by 100% of Local Buyers AND International Buyers.

    However, I am not going to go in depth with the server/geographical exposure of your items (which loosely relates to why you only get a partial amount of exposure from local buyers if you are just a local seller)
     
  11. Sultan8

    Sultan8 Newbie

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    If you're in North America then I would start off by shipping to USA and Canada.