I Received An Email From A Wholesale Supplier Today And I Was About To Hit The Delete Button When..

by AuctionGuerilla 2 comments »

email-from-wholesale-supplierI received an email from a wholesale supplier today and I was about to hit the delete button when..

It was obvious the email was from a Chinese supplier trying to sell me something. They most probably didn’t have my permission to send me this email because I didn’t opt in to receive the email. In this instance I would usually just hit the delete button straight away since I didn’t recognize the supplier, the name, or who the email was from, or the product that was being offered in the title of the email. On this occasion however, I decided to give this one a chance and I opened the email.

The product being offered was something I’d never heard of and the email didn’t even explain what the product was used for. It was called a ‘dermol roller’ and sounded like some type of medical device.

Curiosity won over me and I clicked through to the supplier’s website. After reading the product description on the supplier’s website I was still none the wiser as to what this contraption was used for. The sales information was in broken English and I really lost interest pretty quickly after I discovered it used some sort of needle that penetrates the skin for health reasons. There is no way I would even consider looking to import such a product without knowing exactly what this thing was used for, or without having an understanding of the requirements and regulations for importing such a device. As I was just about to close the website browser something caught my eye.

Down on the left hand corner of this website was a link to another product that I had heard of. It was an ion detox foot spa. I quickly did a search on ebay.com for ‘ion detox foot spa’ and discovered these things were selling pretty well and at around 150usd each. These small and reasonably lightweight items were interesting.whoelsale-products-to-sell-on-ebay

I’ve sent for pricing information to determine whether these things are worth pursuing. But it just shows how you can stumble across products that could be a hot best selling product on eBay. You might be asking yourself why I share this confidential information with you, that other  seller’s wouldn’t dream of disclosing. It’s because I care, and I want you to succeed on eBay as I have done so for years.

I stumbled upon this product today and who knows, maybe I’ll most probably stumble across another tomorrow! I don’t expect you to reveal your selling secrets like I do, but it would be great to hear what you think? Am I foolish for telling you my product ideas, or am I confident that I can do it over and over again. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts..

How To Make More Sales With eBay’s Mark Down Manager Tool

by AuctionGuerilla 4 comments »

I want to ask you a question;  Do you use markdown manager in eBay stores to create promotional discounts and sell more items?

SALE! SALE! SALE!

Have you ever walked into a shop and seen something that you might be interested in buying thats on sale? Don’t kid yourself. Those words are not there because the vendor wants to do you a favour, they are there to make you think you are getting a bargain. I’m sure you will have seen this being used in the high street shops and in TV advertising. It’s a marketing tactic.. And it works!
Even if you are wise to this pricing trick (and most aren’t), the fact that the brain has already initiated a thought process about it, the potential buyer is still affected by the offer of a discount and the thought that they might be getting a real bargain. Ultimately it gives the vendor or seller the advantage to sell the product.

I did a test..

In one of my eBay accounts I used eBay’s markdown manager within eBay stores to create a 20% discount sale that lasted one week for selected products . The following week I created another sale with a 15% discount and another sale again the following week with a 10% discount.
Here are the results of how many sales were made on those discounted items and the overall profit made on the accumulated sales for each week..
(These items were priced between 10-20usd each and the market is competitive on price.  I also used 40% as an average to calculate the profit value)

Week 1 – 20% discount sale – Items sold 60 revenue  $827.30  Profit $330.92

Week 2 – 15% discount sale – Items sold 55 revenue $659.28   Profit $263.71

Week 3 – 10% discount sale – Items sold 30 revenue $540.63   Profit $216.25

Week 4 –         (No sale)          – Items sold 27 revenue  $512.29  Profit $204.91

As you can see, even though the items sold during the discount sales generated less revenue individually, overall many more sales were made during the discount sales. Now, this may work better in a highly competitive eBay category where many sellers are selling the exact same item and the difference in price attracts more buyers. If you are selleing products on eBay in a highly competitive market and can afford to reduce the price slightly for a short period of time, this marketing tactic is certainly worth trying.
Another benefit is higher search standing after the sale has ended. Because the eBay listing made more sales during the discount sale week, the sales history will be much higher for the following weeks best match search standing. Your listing will have been moved higher up the search results, even though the sale has ended and your listing has reverted back to a full price. To get you’re listing even higher up the eBay best match search rankings and without discounting your items (in fact you can charge even more) take a look at my eBay Best Match Boost Listing Strategy tutorials

Here’s how to create a mark down discount sale in 5 simple steps..

1. Goto Manage My Store in eBay and click the ‘Mark Down Manager’ link

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2.In Mark Down Manager click ‘Create Sale’

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3. Give the sale a title, chose the start and finish date and the type of sale you want to run, for example a 20% discount

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4. Select the eBay listing you want to apply the sale to. At this point, you can also chose to email your ebay list subscribers to alert them to the sale. Then click ‘create your sale’.

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5. And thats how to create your eBay sale with Mark Down Manager, easy!

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This is how an eBay listing looks to the buyer. Notice the sale icon over the product photo showing the amount of discount and the original price has a strikethrough, with the new discounted price underneath.

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Depending on the type of products you are selling, I would certainly experiment with this simple marketing strategy tool that has worked in all types of marketing for centuries, and it can work for your eBay listing too.

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What do you think?  Have you had similar experiences with Mark Down Manager?  Have you had the time to try?  Please let me know in your comments below, I’m really curious.

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Wholesale Suppliers

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As an eBay seller you will no doubt have your own places to get things to sell on ebay. There are literally thousands of wholesale directories accessible from the internet listing products, wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers from all over the world. Here is a list of several resources that I have used to find hot products to sell on eBay..

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Alibaba.com is probably the largest directory of wholesale suppliers and manufacturers. As seen in my step-by step video tutorials which you can get here, products are available from almost every country in the world with many providers China based suppliers.

Doba.com – Product Sourcing. Simplified. is a large directory of dropship suppliers. Doba.com play the role of connecting sellers with dropship providers enabling you to pick and chose products from the large directory and sell them without having to buy the stock upfront, ultimately minimizing the risk of investing in products up front. (Membership fee applies) You can sign up for a free 14 Day Trial to browse the extensive product catalog.

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esources.co.uk is a wholesale directory with products from suppliers around the world however esources.co.uk has a specific UK based wholesale supplier list.

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Salehoo.com (Membership fee applies) Boast 8,000 pre screened wholesalers, dropshippers, manufacturers and liquidation stock suppliers offering competitive pricing for resellers.

ECplaza.com & Tradekey.com are both trade directories listing thousands of suppliers from around the world

ChinaVasion.com is a dropshipping company specializing in electronics. Orders are shipped swiftly from Shenzhen, China and prices are discounted according to a tiered pricing structure based on the amount of sales you make from Chinavasion.

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