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What to Sell on eBay and Where to Get It: The Definitive Guide to Product Sourcing for eBay and Beyond Paperback – January 24, 2006
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Sell them exactly what they want to buy
If you want to build a profitable--and consistent--eBay business, you need to start with strategic product sourcing. What to Sell on eBay and Where to Get It reveals the same techniques used by the most successful e-commerce entrepreneurs and by major retail chains to determine what products will sell well and which suppliers will deliver those products for the best price.
Learn to generate product ideas, research your markets, diversify your product line, and build a direct supply of inventory. Using the proven strategies in this book, you’ll be able to find the products that will fuel your business for the long term and skyrocket your sales!
- Find out how to spot trends and discover Idea Hotspots
- Document your product sourcing ideas
- Identify niche markets
- Research products to determine their profit potential
- Set your business apart from the competition using creative product selection
- Up-sell products and offer value added items and bundles
- Locate and purchase products through legitimate wholesalers
- Spot and avoid middlemen and scammers
About the Author
Chris Malta is founder and CEO of Worldwide Brands, Inc., an eBay Certified Solutions Provider helping online sellers find legitimate wholesale suppliers. He hosts Entrepreneur magazine’s "eBiz Radio Show" and is Product Sourcing Editor for eBay Radio.
Lisa Suttora is founder and CEO of What Do I Sell.com, an eBay Certified Service Provider that specializes in teaching retail entrepreneurs how to find the products buyers want most. She is a Contributing Editor to Entrepreneur magazine’s "Product Sourcing Radio Show" and "eBiz Radio Show" and has been a featured speaker on the eBay Live Product Sourcing Panel.
Top Customer Reviews
First, I signed up for Chris Malta's, "Drop Ship Source Directory," at a one time cost of $69. While I have no question that Chris is an honest guy, and makes an all out effort to provide subscriber's with a plethora of wholesale distributors that are willing to drop ship, it soon becomes apparent that it is virtually impossible to find any drop shippers that can provide you with competitive enough pricing to make listing the product on eBay a profitable endeavor. After literally spending weeks looking through the entire list of drop shippers, and comparing closed auction prices on eBay, I have come to the conclusion that either drop shipping is not the way to run an eBay business, or the list of drop shippers that Chris Malta supplies is inadequate to help the eBay seller who wishes to use this method to run their eBay business.Read more ›
UPDATE: It is so weird that people are spending time "reviewing my review". It looks like the authors have alot of friends. Yet none of these refute my point that this "Product Sourcing" book does not have a single source. And notice that one "review" even says "I personally know both Lisa Suttora and Chris Malta (...)" -Why am I NOT surprised?
Before buying this book, take a look at some pretty obvious issues on conflicting interest:
1) The biggest review on this book is by another author of Ebay selling techniques....Hmmm, like that's a coincidence? I think not. Can you say back-scratching? Update: Now the 2nd biggest review is someone who "knows" the authors personally.
2) The Author is a "Certified Ebay Service Provider" or whatever Ebay is calling it. On the surface, that seems to be a good thing right? Not Really. Go Check Out some of the Ebay "Certified" whatever-they-want-to-call-it...Most of them CHARGE for thier services. So Ebays promotes the "certified" business and they in turn give people just enough knowledge (ussually without specifics) to THINK they can make money selling online. This is all a self-serving cycle for EBay and these "certified" people. More sellers=more sales=more commission on GROSS sales. GROSS sales is what an item sells for...not the profit you make on an item. You can very easily lose money on every sale and Ebay will still love you becuase they get a percentage of the selling price.
To put it simply: Ebay gets a piece of every sale (oh, and if you use Paypal, then Paypal gets a nice slice of the sale price too...and of course, Ebay owns Paypal).Read more ›
As someone who owned and operated an actual incorporated wholesale and retail (show room) business for years, and had net 30 and better accounts with major wholesalers, manufacturers, I can tell you a real wholesale price is in the vicinity of 50-60% of the msrp, or lower if your quantities are high.
What this and books like it offer is only a way to make the writer and publisher rich.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been very successful with PopularOnEbay.com, plain and simple actual data as to exactly what is selling the most, tripled my profits, and you’ll be surprised at the items,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book is very informative but I am not quite at that level yet. I don't make that much to handle volume like this book talks about. Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by Ryan
Given the overall rating, I was hoping that this book would actually have something substantive in it. I don't need to know the myths or fluffy encouragement. I need specifics. Read morePublished on May 19, 2013 by Shelley L. Bilbrey
Just stupid I can believe it how they can take you money that way. Un libro estupido sin ningun tipo de informacion. Latinos no compren este libro. Es una trampa no hay aqui. Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by Celine
"What to Sell on Ebay and Where to Get It" is an easy book to read with great practical ideas for improving any online retail business, or brick and mortar for that matter. Read morePublished on December 19, 2011 by Steve Arnold
If you want to know what to sell and where to get it, this is the book for you! Though no book can cover every area of every topic... Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by Big Jim
What a scam!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's so frustrating.At the time I purchased this book there were not many reviews, thank God I bought it used because it was a total waste. Read morePublished on February 6, 2011 by A. Garett
I want to complain about the book Where to Sell on eBay and Where to Get it. I feel like i just got ripped off for $27.95 plus tax. Read morePublished on August 8, 2008 by Mona M. Wilhite
Don't bother, folks...it's another one of those "how to do it" books that offer a compendium of vague principles and "ideas" that you can find all over the web in free articles, a... Read morePublished on May 13, 2008 by T-St.James