Ever wondered “why are my eBay sales slow?” Watch to learn how to increase your eBay sales and profit margins.
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In this video, I’m going to answer the question: “Why are my eBay sales slow?” I am also going to discuss how to increase your eBay sales and, very importantly, your profit margins.
Why are my eBay sales slow? Reason #1: You didn’t pick items that have a high buyer demand
A lot of sellers go to garage sales/thrift stores and pick up random items. The problem with this is that random items like this don’t sell fast. You are going to sit on these types of items for potentially months. To make consistent eBay sales this way you need to have a huge inventory of thousands of items.
Not only is managing an inventory of thousands of items difficult, it is time-consuming to both manage and to create individual listings for (which makes it difficult to scale this type of income). If you’re wondering “why are my eBay sales slow?” It is quite likely because you are listing random items and don’t have enough listings to guarantee steady sales.
Instead, I recommend to focus on selling items that have high, constant on-going demand. Not only can you make more money with less items this way, you can forecast profits more reliably and reuse listings over/and/over.
To find items that have on-going high demand, watch my video tutorial here where I reveal my step-by-step method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR2HQKX4bPs
Why are my eBay sales slow? Reason #2: You are selling common items
If you want to increase your eBay sales, then you need to stop selling generic items because they have lots of competition from other sellers.
When people come up with ideas for items to sell, they are usually not very creative and as a result have inconsistent results and wonder “why are my email sales slow?” It is because they pick common items with heavy competition and become crushed by it.
Instead, pick niche items. In this video I spotlighted the “Make America Great Again” hat from the Donald Trump store, because it has a ridiculously high sell-through rate. It has a high sell-through rate because there is more demand than sellers, because not many people have researched this niche and discovered this huge opportunity.
Stay clear of common items and research unique, niche items if you want to increase your eBay sales.
Why are my eBay sales slow? Reason #3: You aren’t upselling your customers
An excellent way to increase your eBay sales and profit margins is to leverage the customers you currently have and upsell them.
Upselling is one of the easiest ways to increase your sales volume.
One strategy is to bundle items together, such as bundling a phone with accessories like screen protectors and chargers. Accessories are great to sell because they are cheap to source and have high profit margins.
You should also list the accessories separately so that customers can create their own item bundles.
Not only will you increase your eBay sales and profit margins, but it will lessen the time you need to spend sourcing items, since accessories are easy to source from wholesalers. This is a great strategy to scale up your income, because unlike with garage sale/craiglist/thrift store sourcing, you don’t need to exchange your time for money.
Why are my eBay sales slow? Reason #4: You aren’t shipping internationally
A lot of eBay sellers don’t ship internationally because it takes extra work to ship to an international buyer, but for many sellers it is well worth it for two reasons:
1) Some items are not readily available overseas, and so those buyers are willing to pay a premium. Take the hat I spotlighted in this video. It has an extremely high buying price because non-USA residents cannot purchase it from the Donald Trump store, and so resort to eBay to purchase it. Not only does this create enormous demand, but it drives up the price (and thus profit margins).
2) International buyers are more likely to be upselled because they will want to bundle items together to save on shipping costs. So not only will you attract new buyers, you’ll attract buyers who are keen to buy multiple items from you at once.
So if you’re wondering “why are my eBay sales slow?” Then turn on international shipping and watch your sales soar.
Want to learn how to research items with high buyer demand, but low seller competition? Watch my video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR2HQKX4bPs
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