I had this thread prepared a week ago or so. In the meantime i have been able to hook up with a US seller. So the US is covered and there will be no need for another US seller as of now unless you are NOT selling on ebay. If you want to try another venue we can talk. Also, the paragraph about the " How do I know I will sell as many as you claim " is irrelevant now. The listing in US will go live this coming weekend and anyone from the other mentioned Countries who wants to be a part of this can check it out when time comes. Hello everyone, I will try to make this as short as possible but due to the nature of things it will be a long post nevertheless. I am trying to hook up with 4 people that have an ebay account in good standing with a very high selling limit in the following Countries: US / UK / AU / CAD What do I offer ? One of the Gems, of course. It's an item that fills all the criteria for a successful ebay venture. Every now and so often it happens and when you get one like these you are thankful for it - i know i am. You may sell the item on Amazon or your e-commerce site as well - but i have no clue as to how many for how much you could sell with these venues. This one here is geared for ebay in a "make your own set" type of listing This item is: 1. Small and light weight - about the size of a matchbook to double the size of a pack of cig's with an average weight of 70 gram. Yes, its not 1 item, but 65 varieties of the same item and it's accessories ( there are more than 120 varieties but lets start with 65 for now ) 2. Non VeRo, of course - if it would be this whole thing be senseless 3. No market right infringement from the brand name owner. You may sell and buy and import to your hearts content. Ebay never ever pulled a listing for those nor did they suspend an account for selling it. 4. It's not a niche item per se - there are about 10k in listings for the same item(s) on the US site, 27k on the DE site, 8k on the AU site, 10 k on the CAD site and 12k on the UK site. But it is a very well selling item and I twisted and tweaked it to the max. One more twist and it's head will snap off for sure. No one on any site is selling these items with the twist I gave it and , more importantly, not even the Chinese or HK sellers can sell for less than you will. Yes, you read right. You will be selling for USD 6.99 or it's equivalent in different currency - the lowest price offered by any Chinese or HK seller is 0.01 cent with 6.99 for shipping without tracking - 3 bucks more for tracking. And they are selling, lots of it. 5. It's a very low tech, non electronic item in a low risk category with very very few returns.Like almost none. 6. And here is the the nice thing - you WILL sell about 80 - 150 items per day - everyday. But not to as many buyers. The twist I put on it will make the buyer take about 8 items on average - some will buy only 3 or 4 but you will be compensated by that with buyers who will buy 15 or more. And sometimes - not often - you get a grand slam and a buyer form a Country not listed will inquire for the whole lot of 65 pieces. It happened before - it will happen again. 7. The item description is already fine tuned - there are hardly any questions left to ask by a potential buyer - you will get only about 5-10 mails per day to answer. And now, before we continue here, i will answer the 2 main questions that are sure to come. Q: Why you need me ? Sell your crap yourself ! A: I do - but I want to sell more and I cant. I do not have an account strong enough to sell 5k items per month and having such an account is a MUST for this here. I do sell pre made sets and the balancing act with shipping fees, short delivery time and dealing with ebay and paypal from what they consider an "evil" Country is driving me crazy. I must ship with tracking or be in constant fear of scamming buyers or account limitations.. That means that i need to use Fedex. No other method from here does work. Even EMS from here does not provide a tracking number that always works in all Countries and it does cost about the same anyways So, to be safe I must use Fedex - now, to send a 1kg package with Fedex Express ( that's the only shipping option they offer here ) I pay $48.00 to US and even more to European Countries. So I make sets that weigh in at exactly 1 kg and sell those for $ 99. They sell, but not 10 a day and after fees and shitty paypal i am left with a few measly bucks. It works , but not really well. Q: Can you drop ship for me ? Absolutely not - shipping from here takes an eternity or is way to expensive for single purchases. You would be in the same boat as the HK sellers. It can not be done - i have tried that as well and it failed miserably. So, NO DROP SHIPPING ! Period ! Now, lets continue. You will be selling these items in a BIN format listing for USD 6.99 a pop and free shipping. The listing is already made and contains about 25 XL pic's within the description. The buyers will chose the models he/she wants and will leave you a note in the paypal payment as to which items are wanted. Each item has its own letter/number combo and is easily identified. A typical message in pp will look like this: I want 1x B3 / 1 x B5 / 2 x B7 / 1 x G4 / 1 x L5 So, what do i need from you ? 1. You must have a selling account with very high limits in good standing. The number of feedback's doesn't really matter to much - you will get a lot of them quick enough. You do not need to be a TRS - again, you will become that soon. I will not work with people that are saying " I have 8 stealth accounts and can sell a few on each account ". This will not work since you have only one listing active. 2. You must be willing and able to put in at least a few hours a day - picking, packing and shipping does take time and make no mistake, you WILL be packing a lot. 3. You must have enough room to put up at least 2 racks with a total of 70 bins to sort in the items. Furthermore you will need a label printer, a good supply of bubble mailers and assorted shipping material. A scale is a must as well. If you do not have any or all of these items, i will send you links to the proper stuff on your respective ebay site to get it. Or, buy it at your local store - whatever is better for you. 3. You will need to get a decent amount of stock - bare minimum is 10 of each item, better is 20. So, you are looking at stocking at least 650 items. Now. lets talk money: US - each item will cost you USD 2.25 AU - each item will cost you USD 2.12 UK - each item will cost you USD 2.34 CAD - each item will cost you USD 2.29 The price difference is due to the different shipping cost to the respective Countries listed. Yes, the above prices include the shipping to you. How do you ship ? I use only DHL Express - nothing else. They give the best rate for shipments of 25kg in a flat rate Jumbo #8 box. Fedex is much more expensive for bulk, but cheaper for 1kg shipments. So DHL it is. How long will it take to ship ? I stock a lot of the stuff here in my place but lets be on the safe side : It will take me a day to get the goods when i am low or out of stock and another to pack it up - you will understand why it takes a day to pack after we talk, this is one of the twist's . Actual shipping time as follows: US West Coast - 2 days US Midwest - 3 days US East Coast 3 - 4 days AU - 3 - 5 days - strange since it is much closer but after HK hub it always makes funky detours - Jakarta, Japan, Vietnam - i have seen it all. US is straight and always the same. MNL - HK - LA and on to final destination. UK - 4 days CAD - 3-4 days How much do i have to pay in taxes or brokerage ? Nothing unless you want to. The CI i am required to attach to the shipment will show the value below 100 US and all the previous shipments i made to either of the mentioned Countries were delivered against a signature without any taxes or duties collected upon delivery. I can , however, declare the real value on the CI so you have something to declare against your income taxes - if you wish. I can also invoice you separately. How do i pay for the first shipment ? I can and will accept the following payment methods : Wire transfer from bank to bank Paypal Money bookers WU Now, here is a very important detail: You will sell a lot very quickly and run low on stock on certain items within a few days. Some of the items will sell like crazy and you will need to restock on those asap. The quoted price is always for a 25 kg parcel and i can not ship just 40 items worth 3.5 kg for the same price - it just can't be done. So reorder before you are completely out of stock and order a higher quantity of the faster selling items. How do I know that i will sell as many items per day as you claim i will ? You don't - and i can not prove it to you.Yes, i will show you the items after we talk and you may see for yourself that the same items sell very well from a bunch of different vendors for more than you are selling for. But nobody has a listing like you will have, so i can not show to you that it will sell as fast as i say. And, of course, it also depends on time of year and what site you are selling on. AU is the weakest - expect sales of 50 - 80 per day during the year with the peak at x-mas - triple the sales per day for that short period. US will level out at about 150 pieces a day after a short period of time - about 2 weeks max. Again, triple that for the x-mas season. CAD is about the same as AU - maybe a tad more. UK is a whole different story - you will sell about 80 items per day as well after the initial launching period but you also have a lot of other European Countries you may sell to. I had customers in the past from all sorts of places - Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Germany and many more. What initial launching period are you talking about ? Simple : Don't matter which site you use, their system works the same way. You will make the listing live and it will rank somewhere between non existent and way back there. But all the potential buyers will search with 1 keyword only. Within a day the listing will have a few hundred clicks and views and somewhere around 20 sales. That will trigger all alarm bells at Trust&Safety and a PERSON will actually review the listing and your account. Finding nothing of interest or concern, the listing will get a green light and be pushed over the next few days to page 1 where it will remain for the duration. Within the first week you will get more than a 2000 views, a few hundred watchers and about 200 - 250 sales. After that you will mail me every day asking for more stuff. I have had listings like that a few years back - ah, the good old days - with 30k views every month and sales upward of 5k items. But i do not live in the US anymore so i can not do it alone. What else ? I can not set up more than 1 seller per week - it will take that long to talk things through and to make sure that everything is clear. Doesn't matter to me which Country comes first. I will ask you to talk to me on skype - chatting will not do- it will take to long and will leave room for misunderstandings. You will need to give me your ebay user id and your selling limits before we start talking. You will have to make a test listing with a pic i supply - just to make sure the account is yours. You may delete the listing after i checked it. I will include in every follow up parcel a few free samples of randomly picked qualifying items that MAY sell well, providing there is still a weight and space allowance in the parcel to do so. By qualifying i mean that i will check for VeRo and that the supplier will always have enough stock. You will be the one to decide if it can be sold for profit and if it's worth to deal with it. Those items may be small speakers, earphones, cellphone accessories in general, PC accessories, kids clothing, fashion jewellery and lots more. These samples will be free to you - most will not be profitable and you may do with them as you please. But if you get lucky you get another winner - and i will be happy to supply. As mentioned before, you will have almost zero returns on the items. But you will have other claims - arrived with a broken part or some parts and pieces are missing - the old partial refund scam. How you handle that is up to you but i will replace any broken item and will also "share" the loss for partial refund scam with you. It will happen, there is nothing anyone can do to avoid it. By sharing i mean that i will send you the items you lost due to broken / missing claims free of charge with the next order. You have already the shipping cost and ebay fees to cover. I think i covered most of it now - please feel free to post here if there is anything you need to have answered so all can see and read.