What are the Pros and Cons of an eBay Shop?

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by The Cue Store, Jun 19, 2012.

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  1. sparky011

    sparky011 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi Camorra


    Do appologise i read it wrong what you wrote in your last poste sorry for that,


    still trying to get my head around ebay think its very complicated but imagin it will be ok once i get used to it.

    dose a featured shop get more traffic as ebay promotes it more.


    i see what you mean about it being cheaper as well, so my monthly fees would be 15.00 plus the 49.99 per month plus my other fees
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: sparky011 Member since: Oct 21, 2010
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  2. sparky011

    sparky011 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    i take it the biggest complaint is the end value fee and the pay pall fee
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: sparky011 Member since: Oct 21, 2010
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  3. The Cue Store

    The Cue Store UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: The Cue Store Member since: Dec 22, 2011
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  4. sparky011

    sparky011 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    hi cue store


    i am going to be selling electrical products ie cable sockets etc etc
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: sparky011 Member since: Oct 21, 2010
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  5. sparky011

    sparky011 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    just been checking out paypall fees


    3.4% + 0.20P for £1500 of transactions per month



    whawwwww
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: sparky011 Member since: Oct 21, 2010
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  6. The Cue Store

    The Cue Store UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Should or guessed really by your Username lol

    The percentage does go down the more you do per month as shown on the link I posted.
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: The Cue Store Member since: Dec 22, 2011
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  7. sparky011

    sparky011 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    if you think about that over a period of 12 months it might not be that bad


    just looks like the final valuation fee is the big hit.

    i take it also if i put the 300 items on every month do i pay insertion fees for them every month as well
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: sparky011 Member since: Oct 21, 2010
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  8. The Cue Store

    The Cue Store UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: The Cue Store Member since: Dec 22, 2011
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  9. camorra

    camorra UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Yes, a featured shop gets better 'shop ranking' (this does not mean that the individual products will be higher in the search results. This depends on getting 'top rated seller' staus plus other factors).

    Your fees would be £49.99 per month plus a one off cost of 0.5p per listing (not monthly). If an item sells, only then do you pay the final value fee. Of course, if the customer pays via Paypal, Paypal will take a processing fee dependant on how much money volume you put through them (the more money you put through them, the less the transaction fee).
     
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    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: camorra Member since: Jun 29, 2012
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  10. camorra

    camorra UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Oh....and I forgot to mention that for 0.5p, you can list 100's, even 1000's of items (the same product). Therefore, if you product is popular, it will rise higher in the search results, due to the amount of time it will be active (how long will it take to shift 1000 widgets for example).

    You will only pay the final value fee for each item that is sold from the listing. Get it?
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: camorra Member since: Jun 29, 2012
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  11. internetspaceships

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    Respectfully Sparky i would also employ someone to write your auctions for you.
     
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    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: internetspaceships Member since: Sep 7, 2009
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  12. sparky011

    sparky011 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    hi

    yes i have my hosting company that is taking care of all of that
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: sparky011 Member since: Oct 21, 2010
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  13. internetspaceships

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    You're paying a hosting company to write your auctions?

    Err what exactly are you going to be doing?
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: internetspaceships Member since: Sep 7, 2009
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  14. cholland

    cholland UKBF Regular Full Member

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    If you are on a budget then the basic shop is cheaper for only 300 items?

    Basic shop - £14.99
    Featured shop - £49.99

    Basic insertion fees - £0.10 x 300 = £30
    Featured insertion fees - £0.05 = £15

    Totals -

    Basic shop - £44.99
    Featured - £64.99

    Being a featured shop has minimal impact on shop rankings.
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: cholland Member since: May 21, 2010
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  15. sparky011

    sparky011 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Sorry what do you mean by write my auctions
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: sparky011 Member since: Oct 21, 2010
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  16. internetspaceships

    internetspaceships Banned Full Member

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    Honestly? You can't spell and your ebay shop is your window to the world. Mis spelled auctions are not the best advert on the planet.
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: internetspaceships Member since: Sep 7, 2009
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  17. sparky011

    sparky011 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    listen you dont have to worry about my spelling, not every one in the world is perfect if you have a problem doint join in the post
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: sparky011 Member since: Oct 21, 2010
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  18. internetspaceships

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    You might want to listen to what I'm saying here. I sell a lot on ebay and on other media too. Ive been doing it over 15 years too.

    You need to be able to take the truth from people without chucking your teddy out of the pram if you want to be successful.

    Trust me you need to write literate auctions. If you cannot do it then employ someone who can.
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: internetspaceships Member since: Sep 7, 2009
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  19. sparky011

    sparky011 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    i dont mind taking truth from people not a problem thats why i am on here to get sensible advice, if you bothered to read the thred from start to finish you would have seen that i have already appologised for my spelling,

    dyslexia is not to be taken the mick out off its something that millions of people have to deal with on a day to day basis.


    to be honist with you i dont have to be successfull with my site as i am already a very very sucessfull business man,

    i have my own team of guys that do all the work for me so spelling is not an issue to me

    but hey if thats all you have to complain about then at least your not doing it to some one else
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: sparky011 Member since: Oct 21, 2010
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  20. internetspaceships

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    Dyslexia? Do come on.

    I employ people who have that. They are more careful about their spelling than non dyslexic people. They never use it as an excuse, especially when there is a spell checker available.

    I was genuinely trying to help with my advice but excuse me when I say that I'm skeptical about your team of guys based upon your knowledge so far.

    However, good luck there and I wish you all the best.
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: internetspaceships Member since: Sep 7, 2009
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