Archive for June, 2012

Can You Compete With Amazon?

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

A recent Wall Street Journal article raises this question in a new way. “According to some small retailers, the Seattle-based giant appears to be increasingly using its Marketplace—where third-party retailers sell their wares on the site—as a vast laboratory to spot new products to sell, test sales of potential new goods, and exert more [...]

Get Found on eBay – Use Item Specifics!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

One of the best things you can do to make your listings findable on eBay is to utilize the provided option to include Item Specifics as fully as possible. Item Specifics are available in all categories now. Here is the announcement from eBay, which appeared on the site in early 2012. At this time, all [...]

How to Build a Niche Store

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

One great business model for making some crazy dough online is to create a niche store. A niche is a super-specialized topic or product. For example, smart phones might be a niche. Blackberry smart phones would be an even more specialized niche. Repurposed Blackberry Smart Phones is even more specific. And you get to be [...]

eBay Photography 102 – Advanced Tips

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

  If you are professional photographer, stop reading now! LOL!  This article is meant for the eBay seller who has moved beyond taking photos on a table outside and is ready to set up a little indoor studio, but not for the person ready to invest a couple of thousands of dollars in equipment. If [...]

eBay Seller Special – Free Auction Listings June 19th

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

What, another promotion”, you say? eBay is offering free auction listings today, June 19th. Here’s the details and exclusions. Happy Selling!!  

eBay Photography 101

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

After the title, your item photograph is probably the next most important item to spend time on and make sure you get it right. In fact there is a good argument that photos are MORE important than titles and that more items are sold because of a good photograph than a good title. There are [...]

Back from the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Last week was a great week for the Vendio team as we attended the IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition).  We had a great time and met a ton of great folks. We were busy the entire time and barely had time to catch our breath, but that’s the way we like it. The 8th [...]