Product Sourcing

How you can cash in on the ‘showrooming’ effect!

How you can cash in on the ‘showrooming’ effect!

So, last week I suggested that as an online seller you should always consider that some products are better being sold on Amazon rather than eBay – from a profitability point of view. But now let me ask you to put your ‘buyer’ head on for a moment rather than your ‘seller’ head and consider […]...

Don’t sell on eBay

Don’t sell on eBay

The simple piece of advice which should be considered every time you source a new product. Choose your sales platform carefully Price your products accordingly Make a huge difference to your profits! You’ll often hear me talking about selling on ‘multiple platforms’ and not to rely on just one sales venue. The reasons are plentiful, […]...

Don’t sell on eBay

Don’t sell on eBay

The simple piece of advice which should be considered every time you source a new product. Choose your sales platform carefully Price your products accordingly Make a huge difference to your profits! You’ll often hear me talking about selling on ‘multiple platforms’ and not to rely on just one sales venue. The reasons are plentiful, […]...

Your purpose and why it’s important

Your purpose and why it’s important

How knowing your ‘why’ will help you achieve your goals My social media feeds are absolutely littered with motivational posts. I can honestly say that not an hour passes without at least one of the accounts I follow posting a quote or a meme aimed at motivating me and all their other loyal followers. The […]...

How printers, toothpaste and sellotape made for an unproductive Thursday!

How printers, toothpaste and sellotape made for an unproductive Thursday!

Don’t let distraction sabotage your business. You can ‘work’ less and still accomplish more… Oh, you know it’s going to be a difficult day when you drop toothpaste down your clean top, your office printer decides to take 43 minutes to spit out two very important documents that you needed 42 minutes ago, and you […]...

The simple way to find bestselling products

The simple way to find bestselling products

Identify in demand products using this simple tool provided FREE by eBay! A couple of years ago, I introduced you to a brand new tool provided free of charge by eBay. It was launched once eBay realized that when it came to research tools, Amazon was always a step ahead – particularly with their bestseller […]...

Need to reinvigorate your online sales? Then read this…

Need to reinvigorate your online sales? Then read this…

Who is to blame for slow sales? Seasonal shoppers? Brexit? eBay? Amazon? Chinese Sellers? All of the above? Or is it YOU at fault? The truth is there are a million and one factors that may influence your online sales regardless of your reputation and status – newbie or long established seller. Your product price, […]...

Are you guilty of these 3 rookie mistakes?

Are you guilty of these 3  rookie mistakes?

Excited to start your ecommerce business? Take these three simple tips on board to ensure success Starting your own ecommerce business is a fun and rewarding experience. And being a new entrepreneur is particularly exhilarating, simply because everything is fresh, you’re raring to go, you’re full of optimism and altogether very excited! However, sometimes, it’s […]...

Capture more customers with these 7 simple tricks

Capture more customers with these 7 simple tricks

Making an impression and capturing consumers attention is more important than ever, but do you know how to put that into practice? We all want more customers. Customers spend money and that means more profit. But you can’t simply magic them up out of thin air. Time must be spent engaging and nurturing to ensure […]...

How to discover if you are sabotaging your own business

How to discover if you are sabotaging your own business

Dot the I’s and cross the t’s: Don’t make these 5 common ecommerce mistakes! You know, running an ecommerce business is by no means a walk in the park. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, but the reality is that only the very determined stick at it and see real success. That’s […]...

60 million terrified people…are these potential customers for you?

60 million terrified people…are these potential customers for you?

Every online business has ups and downs, but predict the quiet times and you can use the lull to your advantage There are two Friday the 13th’s this year and today is the first of those. Why am I telling you this? Well, because there are three types of people when it comes to superstition. […]...

Is Spring finally in the air?

Is Spring finally in the air?

Stuck for product ideas? Here are 7 potential gardening items for you to consider At the end of this month ‘National Gardening Week’ will be celebrated. It runs from the 30th April through to the 6th May and was launched seven years ago by the RHS to raise awareness of gardening and horticulture, and to encourage more […]...

Do you look, or do you see?

Do you look, or do you see?

Can’t decide what to sell? The best ideas are often in front of your eyes! How often do you look around and actually take in your surroundings? Always, every day, you may assume, but actually there’s a difference between ‘looking’ and ‘seeing’. You may spend an hour eating lunch with your closest friend, but once […]...

What do you need an eBay shop for anyway?

What do you need an eBay shop for anyway?

In the wake of the latest eBay UK Spring Seller Release, should you be opening an eBay shop, or can you get by without one? There’s been a lot of chat online recently about eBay shops, following the announcement in the eBay UK Spring Seller Release that from May 2018 you will no longer be […]...

Importing products? You need to know this!

Importing products? You need to know this!

Where you’ll find the ‘factory of the world’ and how you can use it How many times have you looked at the packaging on a product and discovered it was ‘made in China’? Sometimes it does feel like absolutely everything is made there and whilst that is not quite true, China is a huge success […]...

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