A Quick Guide to Starting a Dropshipping Business on eBay
eBay already has a world-renowned reputation as well as billions of purchases happening on it every year.
12:16 20 July 2020
Starting a dropshipping business on eBay is so easy, we are surprised that more people choose to open an independent with a domain and site host instead. You have to generate a store and market it to the right people who are looking for what you're selling. So we created this easy guide to assist you in jump-start your eBay dropshipping business.
First, sign up to be a seller.
Becoming an eBay affiliate is no trouble at all. You don't even need a few years of experience, as some other dropshippers require. All you need to do is pay at least $5 a month to use eBay's online store tools and skip the fees that the retailer takes out of regular transactions. While $5 may be the basic plan, you may need another plan that grants you more products, fewer fees, and charges you less of the final value fee. We recommend using the next plan up, which is about $21.95. Scroll over the plans and make sure you are getting one that works for your business.
Second, Do competition research.
If you haven't chosen the niche that you wanted to sell items in, then it's time to find all the competitors on eBay that are in the same niche and do some serious keyword research. Since you are new and they are more established, your prices need to be better, and so does your customer service, shipping prices, and your product selection if you want to stay afloat. See what products are making a lot of money by filtering through sold items when you land on their page. By performing thorough research, you'll instantly know what products sell and what does not.
Third, find a supplier in your niche.
Once your niche competition research is finished, you should have a thorough understanding of the type of niche you want to center your dropshipping business around and what type of products earn the most sales. Armed with this knowledge, you can now scour the internet for suppliers who sell the kind of products you're looking for. When speaking to suppliers, make sure they know you're going to sell their products to eBay. They may need different software or order forms if you use an eBay account to sell their products.
Fourth, create your eBay store.
Now that you have an eBay account and a supplier, it's time to put the products that you want to sell on eBay. In this step, you create an online store and import the products that your new supplier sells. One great tip we have to tell you is you should always include as many pictures of the product as possible. Studies show that the more pictures an item has, the more likely a customer is to buy it. For each item, search around eBay for summer items and make sure that they are priced reasonably.
Setting up an eBay dropshipping store is faster and more convenient than creating your own independent online store mama, but that doesn't mean it's easier to get customers. Make sure to market your online business to the correct audience and help any person who has an inquiry.