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Where to Find Stuff to Sell on eBay, Amazon, or Your Own Website

Updated on June 27, 2016
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It's easy to find stuff to sell online when you know where to look.
It's easy to find stuff to sell online when you know where to look. | Source

Find Answers to Your Product Sourcing Questions Here

Looking for stuff to sell on eBay, on Amazon, or on your own website? Not sure where to find cheap inventory? Still trying to pin down a sales niche? Don't know where to start? We have information to help!

If you're like millions of other Americans, you may be thinking about starting a business of your own to help make ends meet. If you've been considering an eBay, Amazon, or other online sales business, your number one question might be, "What will I sell and where will I find it?" Okay, that's two questions but they're certainly related. "Wholesale, drop ship, garage sale finds? How do I find inventory and where do I start?"

Or are you already an experienced eBay seller looking for new, better, and hot merchandise to sell? Either way, you've come to the right place. While we can't choose the perfect selling niche is for you, we are here to point you to some great product sourcing resources and information that you can use to help make the decisions that will be important as you develop or grow your e-commerce business.

On this page we'll help you learn about purchasing wholesale items for resale, consignment selling, and more. Besides our own comments, the materials that we present here for you include websites, e-books, print books, and more. Many of these resources are free; some are not. We believe every resource and provider to be legitimate and trustworthy and have used or reviewed many of them ourselves. Some will answer "how" while others answer "where" and even "why."

If you're an experienced online seller already, you may find a few fresh ideas for finding inventory, too. We would be happy to have you add a link to your listings or your store in the section provided further down on the page.

Very best of success with your ecommerce business, and thanks for visiting this page!

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How to Buy Wholesale

Hate Researching Wholesale Sources?

Yeh, me too.

Good news: Ryan Reger did the research for us!

This is a new book that's receiving rave reviews from those who are looking for the best wholesale sources for products for their eBay or other online (or offline) business.

You'll read how Ryan built a business from zero to $800,000 in four years, and you'll get access to his list of 200+ wholesale sources that he has done business with and recommends.

This resource will be extra-valuable if you'd rather not handle inventory yourself. And if you don't know how time-consuming that process is, take it from me, you'd rather have someone else do it.

Wholesale Lots: How to Find and Resell Wholesale Goods on eBay

Buy it on eBay, re-sell and make a profit. What an easy way to get started buying wholesale!

If you're already a buyer on eBay, you may have noticed the category called "wholesale lots" when you are searching for an item. There is a "wholesale lots" sub-category included within most of the main categories, which you can access on this page.

A word of caution about lots advertised as "wholesale." More often than not these items are not listed by true wholesalers but are repackaged lots from sellers who are cleaning out their own inventories. Sometimes they will be items that the particular seller could not sell individually. Often, though, they are smaller lots that the seller has acquired in bulk and broken down into smaller, more affordable lots for other sellers on a budget or without a place to store a large inventory.

You'll also find that some people don't take seriously the definition of a "lot" and use this category to offer single items at what they consider to be wholesale prices.

So, as should always be the case, buyer beware. Make sure you understand exactly what it is you are bidding on. I have found real treasures from the "wholesale lots" page and you will, too, if you spend some time being a wise shopper. Highly recommended!

A Sample of Wholesale Lots for Sale - Buy from eBay then resell for a profit.

Here's a sample listing of a wholesale lot for sale on eBay. This particular lot might not appeal to you, but you can search based on your choice of niche, choosing from categories available on this page.

Part of the fun of being a seller is that you can specialize in a category that YOU find interesting. Use eBay's advanced search page to research the possibilities. Believe me, it's much more fun and you'll enjoy selling much more if you identify a niche (or a few related niches) and concentrate on those as you build your online business.

SaleHoo?

SaleHoo is a wholesale directory which is the BEST IN ITS FIELD of wholesale product sourcing. Their MASSIVE wholesale suppliers directory has some absolutely amazing bargains! They are so confident that their product is the best that they offer a 60 day money back guarantee if you aren't happy for any reason!

Click here to learn more.

How to Sell On Consignment

Consignment selling is when you sell someone else's stuff then split the profit.
Consignment selling is when you sell someone else's stuff then split the profit.

Recommended Reading

How to Start and Run an eBay Consignment Business
How to Start and Run an eBay Consignment Business

I recommend starting with this book, How to Start and Run an eBay Consignment Business, to answer all of your questions about how to get started selling on consignment, how to decide what kinds of items will be the most profitable, and how to set up your own eBay consignment business.

 

Consignment Selling on eBay, With a Twist

Let Experienced eBay Sellers Sell Your Stuff

If you already have a good selection of designer clothing, electronic items, or collectibles to sell but don't want to go through all the work it takes to sell them yourself on eBay, then you might be interested in eBay's Valet service.

How does it work? You send the items to eBay, experienced selling experts list it, and when it sells, they send you up to 80% of the sale price (depending on the sale price of the item).

Of course the items you send in should be popular items that are likely to sell, but the good news is that you don't pay shipping on your items to get them there or, if they don't sell, to get them back. This really is a genius system that should work very well for those who have high-quality merchandise to sell.

So if you're better at sourcing than you are at selling (which is true of many people), click right here to learn more about how the eBay Valet service works.

Finding Products Locally

The Home-Based Bookstore: Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on Amazon, eBay or Your Own Web Site
The Home-Based Bookstore: Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on Amazon, eBay or Your Own Web Site

This book will teach you all you need to know about selling books on eBay or elsewhere online. The used book business is booming, so why not find out how to get started selling books on eBay today!

 

How to Make Money Selling Books

Everyone needs books. Have extras? Know where you can find some?

Books are a great product for a new seller to start with on eBay; most of us have too many and, if not, books are very easy to find at yard sales, church sales, and library sales. Books are among the easiest items to locate, store, pack, and ship, and everyone buys books at one time or another.

Now's a great time to get started selling books. Of course the secret is finding titles that people actually buy. That's why I suggest investing in resources like this one that clue you in on what to look for - and what to avoid. Here's a great resource for learning exactly how to sell books online.


Find Stuff to Sell When You Shop at Your Favorite Local Stores - "The Ultimate Guide to Savings By Store"

You shop anyway, right? You may be overlooking a gold mine when you shop at your favorite stores because you don't know the secrets that are revealed in this amazing book, The Ultimate Guide to Savings by Store.

In this awesome guide, you'll learn how to get the biggest discounts and bargains from stores where you shop anyway, so this book is great for any consumer. But for online sellers, you'll be able to turn right around and re-sell your finds - and see a huge difference in your business's bottom line!

Not sure you want to invest in this book? Read it, follow the advice, and you WILL make that money back in no time. (No guarantees, of course, as your results may vary - but if you don't make that money back, you're not trying!)

From Aldi to Walmart and everything in between (it's alphabetical), learn from the authors, experts Danni and Kat, when to shop, where to shop and, most importantly, how to save money so that your favorite thrift and department stores - even your grocery store - become awesome resources for finding products to sell online.

This is a great resource! Full disclosure: I was given a copy of the book to review. I love it! Learned a whole lot, too, about how to save at some of my favorite stores. In fact, I was blown away by the amount of information covered in this book. It's absolutely stuffed full of information.

NOTE: You don't have to own a Kindle to read this book! Just look in the Kindle Store on the left margin for a free Kindle reading app for your PC, Mac, iPhone or Android phone or other electronic device of your choice.

The Ultimate Guide to Savings by Store
The Ultimate Guide to Savings by Store

Think you're already a frugal shopper who knows everything about how to shop for bargains? Bet you don't know everything that Kat and Danni know and share in this valuable resource.

 

Barcode Booty by Steve Weber - "How I found and sold $2 million of 'junk' on eBay and Amazon, And you can, too, using your phone"

Got a smart phone? With that, an app, and the information you'll learn from this fabulous book, you'll be buying low and re-selling high, on eBay, Amazon, or elsewhere, in no time.

This is a recent resource and it's fantastic. If you can't find an idea in this book that gets you excited about finding good, re-sellable inventory, I'll be very surprised.

The process involves using your smart phone to scan barcodes on items you find at retail stores to see, in real time, if you've found an item that would be profitable to re-sell. If you love treasure hunting, you'll love using this method. I'm reading this book and loving it. I got really excited about the possibilities and I think you will, too. Highly recommended!

Where to Find Ephemera or Vintage Ads to Sell Online

Enjoy Ephemera? Consider Specializing in Selling Vintage Ads or Postcards

I love vintage advertisements! Fortunately, so do lots of other people and the market is good. If you have access to old magazines, check through and look for ads that are appealing from a décor point of view as well as a simple nostalgia point of view. This is another great baby boomer market. Estate auctions and Craigslist are great places to source magazines.

Vintage postcards also sell well. Do a search on eBay and look at the prices these are going for. Now look around your house, your mom's attic, your neighbor's garage sale. Attend estate sales and auctions.

Old postcards are actually pretty easy to find, and now that the baby boomer generation has grown up, nostalgia sells well. Below you'll find a current postcard auction as an example. Click on it to see more and take note of the prices some of them are commanding. No reason you can't do what these sellers are doing. If it's an area that interests you, give it a try!

Another advantage of selling paper? It's easy and inexpensive to ship. Just take care to pack it very well (between two stiff pieces of cardboard, perhaps in a plastic bag). A good way to learn how to pack is to buy a piece from a seller with great feedback and comments that mention how well packed the item was. Learning from those who are already successful doing what you want to do is great strategy!

Good Luck With Your Online Selling Business!

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      Susan Deppner 13 months ago from Arkansas USA

      My pleasure, DawnRae! There's lots to know about eBay. I think this is a good start.

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      Dawn 13 months ago from Maryland, USA

      I've wondered how people use and earn on ebay. Thank you for this information.

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      Susan Deppner 13 months ago from Arkansas USA

      Thank you, Olivia. I'm very glad you found some helpful information.

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      Susan Deppner 13 months ago from Arkansas USA

      Sylvestermouse, sellers have had their ups and downs with eBay, but overall it has been a good place to work. I'm glad you found some other useful information here, too. There are lots of alternatives for both sourcing and selling and I'm happy to share. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 13 months ago from United States

      When other sites have failed me, Ebay has consistently been a good place to work. I have never heard of Salehoo. I will have to take a close look at that site for sure. No doubt, there is still plenty I could learn from the other referenced resources in this article too.

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      Olivia 13 months ago

      Wow Susan, you sure have given us a lot of valuable information. I will definitely be looking at this more closely. Thank you!

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      Susan Deppner 15 months ago from Arkansas USA

      I'm glad you found the information useful, meretailpteltd. Continued success with your eBay business!

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      meretailpteltd 15 months ago

      I've been selling on eBay for about 2 years and really enjoy it.Thanks for

      the useful information

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      Susan Deppner 15 months ago from Arkansas USA

      You're welcome, Peg! When you go into eBay with a good inventory of items that you already know people love, then you certainly go in with an advantage. Glad you had good success with your excess store inventory! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Peg Cole 15 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      What a great collection of ideas for the home-based entrepreneur. Years ago I sold most of my excess store inventory on eBay after closing a collectibles shop. It was fun, easy and profitable without the expense of high overhead expense. Now, with your inspiration, I'm tempted to try it again along with so many other options and sites. Thanks for this useful info.

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      Susan Deppner 22 months ago from Arkansas USA

      Appreciate that, Wednesday-Elf, very much! Best of success in your eBay business!

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      Wednesday-Elf 22 months ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I've been selling on eBay for about 5 years and really enjoy it. You have some handy tips in this article I found helpful. Thank you.

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      Susan Deppner 22 months ago from Arkansas USA

      Thanks for stopping by, Paintdrips!

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      Denise McGill 22 months ago from Fresno CA

      Very helpful. Thanks.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Very happy that you found some useful information here. Selling online is challenging, but it can be lots of fun!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 2 years ago from Philippines

      I've always thought about selling online, and although your article caters mainly to a US readership, many of the tips and resource books can still give me valuable information. Thank you so much.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      MarleneB, you might want to explore selling the books on Amazon, too. I've done both and Amazon was easier for me. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope it works out well for you.

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Lots of good, solid information here. I already see one area which I might explore. I have a ton of books. I never thought about selling them on eBay until now. It sounds like a great idea to make a little extra cash. Great hub.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @sheilamarie78: My pleasure!

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      sheilamarie78 2 years ago

      Thanks for this information, Susan.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @astevn816 lm: You're welcome! I hope you found some information you can use.

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      astevn816 lm 3 years ago

      Thank you for the great ideas on finding inventory

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @firstcookbooklady: I know about those irons - my fire is full of them! Thanks so much for your visit and comment!

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      Char Milbrett 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks Susan. I am very inspired to 'take it from here' and get yet another iron in the fire since viewing your page. Also, thank you for visiting my page!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Maggie42: Oh, I agree! Easy to get distracted. Thanks for the visit!

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      blestman lm 3 years ago

      I like the ideas you have here. Thanks for all the great tips.

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      Maggie42 3 years ago

      Thanks Susan plenty of opportunities to get distracted from what I should be doing here!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @blestman lm: Glad you like the ideas! Thanks!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Babu Mohan: Thanks!

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      Mohan Babu 3 years ago from Chennai, India

      Very useful tips for budding online professionals.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @AnonymousC831: My pleasure. Hope you found something helpful!

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Very detailed lens. Thanks for all the advice.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @DeborahDian: Glad you found it helpful!

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      This is really useful information!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @PeacefulHeather: She's quite the eBay seller! Glad you checked her out. Thanks for your visit and kind comment!

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      PeacefulHeather 3 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for sharing. I went over to the lens of your friend the Mug seller and she has some great information too.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Zeross4: Wow, great turnaround on those bookends! Thanks so much for dropping by and for your great comment.

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      Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

      I used to sell things on Ebay all the time and enjoyed it very much! I found stuff at thrift shops and yard-sales quite often that would sell for much more online. This is another passion of mine (thrift shopping and yardsaling). My favorite score was some vintage Moses bookends that I bought for a dollar and resold for 90.00! Loved your lens, right up my alley :) Thanks for sharing!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @evawrites1: I really think it takes a certain personality to really succeed in an eBay business. You're right, there's no get-rich-quick involved at all so if someone isn't willing to work hard to make their business work, they'll be disappointed in the outcome. For those who enjoy the process, though, it truly can be addictive! Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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      evawrites1 3 years ago

      These ideas are very interesting. None of them is a get-rich-quick scheme though, I suspect you must work hard (scanning bar codes, etc) if you want to make a living with it. But it sounds much more fun than working in a factory or a very boring office job.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Pam Irie: Very wise words, veryirie! Passion certainly can make the difference between failure and success. Thank you for your thoughtful comment!

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      Pam Irie 3 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I think whatever we do, we have to start with the passion for it. That and knowledge....look out! Great resources here!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @CrossCreations: Excellent news! I've been tempted to do the same, though when I'd fit it in I'm not really sure. Wishing you the best of success with your FBA business!

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      Carolan Ross 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Hooked on FBA! Just getting started but finding it exciting. After many hard hits to my online projects last year, it was time to go an entirely new direction. Nexus laws hit my state, so I can no longer affiliate with amazon, but I can sell there, and the sales are coming in. Thumbs UP!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @John Dyhouse: You're not alone. Many people have moved their products to Amazon (Fulfillment by Amazon). Others are opening their own online businesses. Retail is challenging, but many people thrive on it. Thanks so much for your visit and comment!

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      John Dyhouse 3 years ago from UK

      I used to sell on ebay but gave up when they changed thing to the disadvantage of the small seller. For me it was a hobby and not a business, I did not want to carry on and so closed my account.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @esmonaco: Finding the right product can, indeed, be a challenge. Glad you found some helpful information here!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Thanks for all of the great information, I have been selling on eBay for a while, so far I've done okay with it. I'll sell for a while then stop and start up again. This is one of my biggest problems is finding the right product. I like the polo shirts, as I thought about selling them many times. I think I'll be back after the Holidays to buy the book. Thanks.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @legomanultra: I appreciate that!

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      legomanultra 3 years ago

      Awesome lens with great information! Thank you.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Barnowl LM: I really appreciate that. Glad you enjoyed the lens!

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      Barnowl LM 3 years ago

      Thankyou for a great lens. Being an internet marketer myself, I enjoyed the value this lens brought me... thanks for the great content.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Lowdown0: Awesome! I wish you the best of success!

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      Lowdown0 3 years ago

      This is great info, I think I'm going to try an ebay business, with the help of this lens I've found salehoo. Thanks for making a great lens.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @SweetTeaPam: Glad you liked it. Thanks so much for the visit!

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      SweetTeaPam 3 years ago

      Awesome lens! Thank you for the information.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @mstcourtjester: Me too!!

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      mstcourtjester 3 years ago

      The barcode booty gives me one more reason to invest in a smart phone ;)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @ToyTrainsGScale: I'm not Mrs.Wells, but I thank you!

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      ToyTrainsGScale 3 years ago

      Mrs. Wells,

      This is a very good lens!

      Thank You

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @jponiato: My pleasure!

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      jponiato 3 years ago

      Great info - thanks.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @grrbtn: Thanks!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @kepezzo: Great! So glad you were inspired! :)

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      kepezzo 3 years ago

      Just given me an idea on selling stuff on ebay..thnx !

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      grrbtn 3 years ago

      Loads of ideas on here how to make money by selling on Amazon and Ebay. I have used some of these methods myself in the past, especially using drop shippers. Great lens.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @newyorkdude: Thanks! You know, I did have a dropshipping section. Must add that back in.

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      newyorkdude 3 years ago

      You left out two biggies: drop shipping and Fulfillment by Amazon. Otherwise, great lens!!!

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      VictoriaHolt 3 years ago

      Thank you for Squidliking my FHE lens!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Adventuretravels: LOL Maybe that's another advantage of having your own ecommerce business - work when you want to and stop when you get bored!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      Hi I inherited a huge bundle of old postcards and decided to sell some on Ebay. To my amazement some sold for more than $20! - Then I got bored lol! Thanks for this lens great info.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @CharMarie: Thank you!

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      CharMarie 3 years ago

      Great lens, Susan! Very informative, too! Thanks!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @VictoriaHolt: eBay can be a very fun business!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @samsmom7: Thank you so much!

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      samsmom7 3 years ago

      Wow! Some great information and resources here. Thank you Susan!

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      VictoriaHolt 3 years ago

      Great resource...makes me want to try a new business!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Diana Wenzel: Thanks for the feedback. Yes, that app is very cool and could be very useful!

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Appreciated this comprehensive guide to eBay sourcing. Though I have done lots of research in the past, it was great to pick up some new tips and resources. I'm at the point where I would like to go more to scale. Thanks for packing so much into this compendium. Quite a bit of value-added here. The Barcode Booty app intrigues me.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Coffee-Break: Hmm, you may be onto something there. Thanks for the idea!

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      Dorian Bodnariuc 3 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

      This is probably one of the best online work guides I have found. It could be easily turned into a little book.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @anonymous: Why, thank you! Very glad you stopped by!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Great lens. So clearly written and full of great information. Thanks.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @smine27: Thank you for the feedback - very glad you liked the information!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      This was an invaluable source of information. Thank you

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @KerryVor: Awesome! Hope you find a really good product source that you love!

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      Kerry Voronoff 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Wow this is a fantastic article and I am excited to try some of your resources.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Louise0711: You sound motivated. Go for it!

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      Louise0711 3 years ago

      This is really interesting and informative with some excellent resources. I've always been tempted to have a go at making some extra money on ebay. It may be something to try in the future!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Pipa-bipa: Shipping can be a huge obstacle! I hope you can find a good product to specialize in, something that's much smaller and easier to ship worldwide. Glad you're inspired - and thanks for the kind comment!

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      Pipa-bipa 3 years ago

      This is fantastic, I mean all this info and links. It has really made me want to buy wholesale lot and sell it right away and become a super-working mom... I tried to do it once when I promoted an artist friend - tried to sell his stuff on eBay. But the BIG problem was the shipping fees (I live in Europe) to the U.S. They were dramatic, considering the weight of the painting etc. Basically, the fees ended up to be 3 times more than the item price, so I dropped the idea. Still shudder of the thought of the shipping fees, have no idea how to solve it. If I choose to ship to Europe only I'm losing a big market share <*sobbing quietly*>

      Anyway, thanks again for the wonderful lens!!!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @anamana: Thanks! Thanks for adding your store link to the page!

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      Molly Evans 3 years ago from Los Angeles

      Wow, great lens!!!!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Ruthi: I hope they do! Thanks, Ruthi!

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      One of these days I will take the selling on eBay plunge and your tips shall come in handy.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @maceemiller123: Why, thank you! Glad you found it helpful.

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      maceemiller123 4 years ago

      What a valuable lens.... a very impressive source of information that I will keep forever..... thankyou for sharing this.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Gypzeerose: Thanks for the link! You've created a really good resource for potential sellers. Great job!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @anonymous: I will check them out. Thanks so much for the visit and your kind comment!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great Article...If anybody here looking to buy gift items or handmade items in any quantity please visit www.craftscape.com . Personally I love these guys and in first month sell around 20 of their items. it looks like bit expensive but contacted them and asked for the price at which I can post on Amazon they welcomed my intentions and gave me a very competitive prices. Hope this will help anyone looking for handmade accessories (My personal top selling item is their chess board, though I never even touched their products but I sold 12 boards in just one month)