Saturday, March 18, 2006

Another Idea to Reduce Some Seller Fees

I wrote about reducing your fees in a recent post. Well that, of course, is easier said than done. But here are a few ideas that just popped into my mind.

1. Post as much of your inventory at free listing sites as possible (iOffer, Amazon.com market place, Google base, etc.). There are others and I plan to track down as many of them as I can find. If you know of other sites where you can post listing for free and you have had success selling items please comment about it below.

2. Use your blog to drive traffic to your online inventory. You could do a head to head comparison, of items in your inventory. Or you could just write about the goods and service that you offer and link to your free listings.

3. Sell some of your inventory directly from your blog (no listing or final value fees). Use Paypal to do your payment processing. Right in the post about the item, just put a link that says click here to buy this item that directs your blog reader to another entry that explains your preferred payment methods (i.e. Paypal, checks, money orders, etc).

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2 comments:

Andrea E. Howard said...

Hi, Fitzgerald!

These are really some pertinent ideas that I bet many online auctioners don't think of, especially the new ones. If you don't mind, I'm going to link to this on my blog for my readers to share.

I sincerely enjoy all the information you provide. Your blog is very well done.

Thanks so much and all the best to you,

Andrea E. Howard
http://www.webauctionprofits.com/blog
"We" Bay!! We're all about eBay!

Fitzgerald said...

Andrea,

Thanks for your kind words. And you are welcomed for what ever value you find in my ideas.

I also want to thank you for linking to my blog. I will return the favor.

Warmest regards,
Fitzgerald