This blog is entitled eBay Video Game Selling Tips so why is it that I would be telling people about alternatives to selling one eBay? The truth is that while eBay is still one of the top ecommerce sites on the web that many people may do better with a different strategy. It could also be that some have gotten tired of some the things that are inherent to eBay like taking endless pictures and uploading them, listing and relisting the same items and paying fees of up 20% percent on some items. Another problem with eBay is that since it is the biggest online market you are also in direct competition with every other seller out there. If you rely on BIN prices the auction sellers will generally get more attention because most buyers are looking for bargains. Even if those things aren’t affecting you it may still be a good idea to know of alternatives in case a change in fee structures (as has been happening lately on eBay) hurts your business. Also it is a good idea to have more than one venue to sell on. More eyeballs equals more purchases. With that clearly in mind you also don’t want to waste your time on sites that produce no results at all. So here are some alternatives to eBay:
1) Newsletters/ e-mailers: Sending out newsletters/ e-mailers on a regular basis is a great way to keep your subscribers informed about your new products. Newsletters/ e-mailers help you connect with new customers and build a relationship with your existing ones.
2) Publish quality content: Byconstantly updatingtheir algorithms, search engines have made sure that quality content gets rewarded. So don’t go copying and pasting manufacturers’ product descriptions. Revise it or write it new and publish it in your store. You can surely see a significant difference in your search engine ranking and therefore in traffic.
You can also have a blog or article section within your site. This space can be used to publish content that provides users with useful tips about the products and services you are selling.
I love WordPress there are so many great themes that can make your site look extremely stylish while at the same time produce sweet results. Lets back up a minute and talk about some basics required to know in order to understand what we’re talking about here.
WordPress is a content management system used as a framework for your website. There are 2 versions of WordPress, one is WordPress.com which host blogs on their website. The one we are concerned with is WordPress.org, used for self hosted WordPress websites.
Self hosted WordPress websites are hosted on your hosting provider. These sites allow for a ton of customization when compared to other subdomain blogs hosted on a server that runs WordPress such as WordPress.com. The point is using WordPress on your own domains is a great way to create awesome sites.
Themes are WordPress’s site layout templates, they provide the basic look and feel of your website and some provide more advanced features.