On this page you will find a selection of resources that offers you various products and services to aid you in your eBay selling. We have experience with each of these companies and find they really do help you to become better at selling on eBay. To view each website, please click on the section title (example: Worldwide Brands) and you will be taken directly to that website.
Some of the below resources also might have a related blog entry that will go into greater detail than what the below brief explanation says. If such a blog entry exists, it will be referenced at the bottom of the brief explanation of the particular resource below.
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Worldwide Brands is the only publisher of Wholesale Supplier Information that is an eBay Certified Solution Provider. They are a featured speaker at the eBay Live! Convention each year. Chris Malta, CEO of Worldwide Brands, is also the official Product Sourcing Editor for eBay Radio and is the co-host of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Product Sourcing Radio Show. Needless to say, Worldwide Brands knows their stuff when it comes to product sourcing!
Worldwide Brands offers a Product Sourcing Directory Membership that is the world’s only complete product sourcing solution. This Directory is a comprehensive database of wholesalers, drop shipping companies and manufacturers who have been carefully screened by Worldwide Brands to be a reliable source of product sourcing for you, the eBay seller. The Directory is updated on a daily basis by Worldwide Brands and is available for a low, one-time price. Once you have paid a modest one-time fee, you have a lifetime membership to the Worldwide Brands Directory and all of the knowledge contained within it.
Skip McGrath’s Auction Seller’s Resource website is a great destination for those who want to become a professional auction seller. He offers a FREE monthly newsletter (click here to subscribe) catering to professional eBay sellers and offers free articles and information for eBay and online sellers. And Skip also offers a variety of reasonably priced products to aid you in finding reputable wholesalers and learning how to become a better eBay seller. He exhibits at eBay Live! and is often featured on eBay Radio. Skip’s website is a great source of knowledge for your eBay business.
What Do I Sell.com is a great place to start finding out how you go about locating products that will sell on eBay. Lisa Suttora, of What Do I Sell.com, has been a speaker at the last few eBay Live! Conventions and offers a wonderful website full of great articles on product sourcing, as well as actual sources for goods to sell. Lisa is also a frequent contributor to eBay Radio and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to product sourcing.
Opening an eBay Store is a must for any serious eBay Seller. 75% of eBay Stores sellers surveyed said opening an eBay Store increased their sales. How does opening an eBay Store increase your sales? eBay Stores provides powerful tools to build, manage, promote and track your business. Take your sales to the next level with these built-in benefits of an eBay Store. With an eBay Store, you receive the ability to send marketing emails to those buyers who subscribe to your newsletter. Your Store serves as the focal point of your eBay selling, in that it is the landing pad for customers coming in from outside of eBay. Your Store is a place where you can list your entire inventory without having to relist it every 7 days because, in an eBay Store, you can list items for a 30-day period for one low listing fee. There are many, many advantages to having an eBay Store. Click here for more information on eBay Stores.
Figuring out when the best time to list your items on eBay, what is the best listing duration, what category to list in, what keywords to use in your listing title and if it is really worth paying for listing upgrades, can be a real challenge. There are a few companies out there that offer ways to do better eBay Marketplace Research. Terapeak is one such company. We like Terapeak because they give their results in an easy-to-read format and make good use of graphs and other visual representation of their marketplace research results. Terapeak will tell you when the best time of day and day of week to start/end your listing for maximum profit, help you determine the best starting price for your listing, let you discover the hottest keywords to use in your listing titles, tell you what listing format is the best to use for the item you are selling and much more, all for a low monthly price.
A second company that offers the same basic service as Terapeak is HammerTap. However, they present the information in a different way. HammerTap goes into greater detail with the eBay sales information they present. They do not necessarily present the information in as nice a way as Terapeak does, but HammerTap dives deeper and tries to give you almost more information than you need.
If you want to make your life much easier when it comes to shipping packages, we highly recommend that you check out what Endicia can do for you. With Endicia, you can buy and print postage from your PC, verify addresses and compute postage rates, save on Delivery Confirmation and insurance, build your brand with mail customization, stealth your postage, and much, much more!
We used to do all of our postage printing from either PayPal for domestic shipments, or by standing in line at the Post Office for international shipments. Now we use Endicia and can do it all from home! Endicia even lets you print out those pesky Customs Forms for your international shipments. We no
longer stand in line at the Post Office, and this alone is worth signing up for Endicia!
LegalZoom is a legal documentation service that will allow you to do everything from drawing up a will to starting up a trust, as well as form your business entity. While it is best to consult a lawyer before you form a business structure, if you want to do it on your own, LegalZoom is the place to go. They offer very affordable and quick LLC and Corporation formation. They have plenty of legal information and help on their website and they will walk you through the process of forming your business. They are a great option for the person who wants to save some money on legal matters.
A logo is a crucial part of your company’s branding. You want a logo that is visually pleasing, and memorable, and is a representation of your company. They offer logo design for $149 (at the time of this writing) and offer a 100% money-back guarantee. While there are many companies out there that will design a logo, we found The Logo Company’s price and service to be unbeatable. Give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!
PrintingForLess.com is the place to go for all of your printing needs! They offer the best prices and service around and we have had excellent success in using them for our printing needs. They take the time to go through the project with you and make sure you are satisfied. Use them to print your business cards, brochures, letterhead, or anything else you need for your business. Give them a try and see what they can do for you.
Another key element to the branding of your company is marketing material. Marketing material includes putting your logo on any company purchase order or invoice, including some sort of marketing material in each order, email and direct mailings, and having items produced with your company logo and information on it. Zazzle offers shirts, hats, bags, cards, calendars, mugs and even postage stamps that you can personalize. They make it super simple to upload your logo and quickly design your marketing material. Zazzle keeps adding new products waiting for you to customize. We have used Zazzle for printing our t-shirts with our logo on the front and back and we are very impressed with the quality of work they produce and how easy it was. We definitely recommend Zazzle!
If you are going to be a serious eBay seller, you need your own Internet domain. This allows you to quickly and easily tell people where to go if they are interested in shopping in your eBay Store. A Domain is a great marketing item to include in your emails and on any printed material you provide in order shipments.
You can purchase a domain from a domain name registrar such as Hover.com. Hover.com is who Lizard Wisdom uses and they offer domain name registration at very affordable prices.