MPIB Episode 003 : Selling On Amazon vs Ebay – When The Dust Settles

Posted on 14. Jul, 2013 by in Podcast

In this podcast, we discuss the differences between selling on Amazon versus Ebay. Topics covered:

  • Competition levels – Which marketplace has the most competition?
  • Customer base – Which marketplace has the largest customer base?
  • Fees – Which selling vehicle keeps your fees streamlined and reasonable?
  • Refund process
  • Payment process

We’ll also discuss:

  • How to sell on Amazon
  • Amazon’s service “Fulfillment By Amazon”
  • Which platform “enables” passive income

As always, I look forward to your comments and questions…..

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11 Responses to “MPIB Episode 003 : Selling On Amazon vs Ebay – When The Dust Settles”

  1. Scott

    16. Jul, 2013

    Its a chicken and egg story….. with more customers comes more competition……so we have to take the package deal.

    I guess the better product on offer ( Value for money) will win out in a amazon like market place.

    The challenge is till you garner enough user feedback and reviews.

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  2. Danny

    16. Jul, 2013

    A souped up SCO stratergy for your stand alone website would be a better in the long run – rather than being one additonal vendor on a ebay or amazon.

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    • Big Dave

      Big Dave

      17. Jul, 2013

      Danny,

      You are correct…and eventually that will be my focus.

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      • jack

        20. Jul, 2013

        A stand alone website comes with it’s own challenges maintaining & managing.

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  3. Jack

    17. Jul, 2013

    Marketing gurus opine that specialization and differentiation is key to stay ahead of competition.. Concentrating on a few choice product sets on both e portals is a good idea. That way you are addressing both competition and larger customer base.

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    • Danny

      20. Jul, 2013

      Jack i guess a strong product portfolio is a must for being able to differentiate oneself

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  4. Sky

    23. Aug, 2013

    Amazon all the way! Even as a consumer, I rarely look at Ebay anymore.

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  5. Beatrice

    19. Feb, 2014

    I hate it when there are so many fees to pay. It’s easier to recover from one single fee than having to deal with one fee after another. I know some people would prefer paying for different charges because one-time fees can be a lot, but if you pay once and for all, that’s it.

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  6. Mia

    19. Feb, 2014

    It’s better if Amazon also has a larger customer base, given that the competition level is low there. I know it’s a good thing if there’s a larger customer base in a site but it still won’t do you good if there are a lot of others like you, competing with your business.

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  7. James

    22. Feb, 2014

    Dave – There is an app for Android devices and it has the same features you described. I’ve been using the mobile app for a while now, I’m a huge fan.

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  8. Alissa

    22. Feb, 2014

    I would add one more check for Ebay if you’re selling something like vintage items or clothing. It would be a huge pain to set up a product code each and every time you post something, since these products are highly individualized.

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