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What is better...Amazon or Ebay Capsules?

  1. Dvd Zermeno Perez profile image91
    Dvd Zermeno Perezposted 4 years ago

    I really don't know what to do...keep using Amazon capsules or change to Ebay due to the easier report in HubPages. Help would be good in this case.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I personally earn more from Amazon, and generally find them easier to use because I can choose individual products. Hope this helps.

    2. Woodmckinney profile image72
      Woodmckinneyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think ether one is better, just depends on what keywords your using in the search. Although, I do a lot on my  phone, and I've noticed that you can't edit the eBay capsule on mobile. Which has led me to use amazon more often.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You can't generalize. It depends entirely on what you're trying to sell.   If there are more relevant products on ebay, eBay is better.  If there are more relevant products on Amazon, Amazon is better. 

      Neither eBay nor Amazon will make any sales if you can't find products which are very closely related to the subject of your Hub.

      1. Dvd Zermeno Perez profile image91
        Dvd Zermeno Perezposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, I understand this part, without a well written Hub with a strong hook for the buyer then neither of Amazon or Ebay will be good. I need to thing before hand about the Hub and the items in it...I need to create a good combination between Information and products. Thanks Marisa smile

        1. Pamela N Red profile image86
          Pamela N Redposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          What Marisa means is that the products have to relate to your article. I wrote one about natural flea and tick preventative and sell quite a few bottles of brewers yeast and garlic tablets.

          If you write an article about frogs you would want to sell products relating to them like toad abodes or even pond accessories.

    4. ameliam.michelle1 profile image79
      ameliam.michelle1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Dvd Zermene Perez, as all the other hubbers well pointed out, it depends on the suitability and the requirement of your hub. Marisa rightly said that the product should be closely relevant to the subject of your hub. Otherwise, whatever product you put into, it will not fetch any results.

      1. Dvd Zermeno Perez profile image91
        Dvd Zermeno Perezposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Right now I'm doing the experiment, checking the pros and cons of each capsule, the impact depending on the hub content, and the impact and promotion in the virtual community also I'm more interested in the friendly UI, and right now I found that the Ebay system is a lot easier if you know how to use the keywords correctly, this can make a huge change in your Hubs. Thanks for the help.

    5. Pamela N Red profile image86
      Pamela N Redposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's different for everyone. I never made any money with Ebay and finally took them down (I think) on all my articles. I love Amazon and make money with them on a regular basis.

      You just need to experiment and see what works best for you.

  2. Sherry Hewins profile image98
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    I've made way more sales on eBay. But that's just me.

  3. EricDockett profile image100
    EricDockettposted 4 years ago

    Personally, I see a much better return for my effort with Amazon.  Depending on what you're writing about, one single Amazon sale can mean a huge chunk of change, much more than it is reasonable to expect from a month of eBay clicks. 

    But I also have to agree with what Marisa said.  Both capsules have their place, and they must be used correctly or you're probably better off not using them at all.

    You have to be a little more "on the ball" with Amazon too.  You should be choosing specific products (never use keywords), and then checking up on them regularly to make sure they haven't gone out of stock or changed in some drastic way. It's a big pain when this happens with a product you based a Hub around.  Or, worse still, if the product changes from something available from Amazon or 3rd party to one available from "these sellers".  You won't get commission for products available off-site, so be careful with that.

    With eBay you can just pick your keywords (carefully, and use lots of minus signs to weed out irrelevant results) and let it roll.

    1. Dvd Zermeno Perez profile image91
      Dvd Zermeno Perezposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Too much pros and cons for each capsule...I think that it's better to think before hand in the Hub and the type of items that I will be promoting, depending on Amazon or Ebay. I use more Amazon, but I was curious maybe I need to mix them, some Hubs with stronger information about an Item and use an Amazon capsule to hook the buyer into that item and use the Ebay capsule in lesser "commercial" Hubs for the clicks.

  4. younghopes profile image80
    younghopesposted 4 years ago

    Till now i have read on HP only about hubbers praising amazon, hence i went with it only, i have not read any good thing about ebay. Also i find it easier to use but i also agree with Marisa too

  5. sabrebIade profile image46
    sabrebIadeposted 4 years ago

    So far I haven't had a Hub unpublished because of Amazon.
    I have with eBay.

  6. LuisEGonzalez profile image88
    LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago

    Ebay pays for clicks and sales and Amazon pays only for sales so at least for me I prefer Ebay.............wink

    1. Dvd Zermeno Perez profile image91
      Dvd Zermeno Perezposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The pros and the cons of each capsule is huge!! I use Amazon mostly but Ebay has PPC and auto item refresh, while amazon increase the commision depending on the sales. Mmmmhh still a hard choice.

  7. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
    mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago

    I like Amazon because of the cookie (applies for 24 hours I think?) that means even if the reader doesn't buy the product they clicked, but on the same visit to Amazon decides to buy another product or products you still get credited for the commission on those products. When I look at many of the products I have earned commission on they are not remotely related to the hubs I have written.

    1. Dvd Zermeno Perez profile image91
      Dvd Zermeno Perezposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting I was looking for something like this. Thank you Misty, this information is really useful.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The eBay cookie is even better - it lasts 30 days.  That's the trade-off - you'll get less commission on eBay than on Amazon, but you have more time to make some kind of sale.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
        mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That is interesting, I didn't know that. Strange though as I still make more from Amazon, and a lot of my hubs do also have ebay on them too. What confuses me a little then is what happens if the person visits several hubs and clicks into ebay from adverts within those hubs (by different authors). Surely only the last one he clicks into ebay from will get the 30 day cookie advantage as not everyone whose ads he went to ebay from can get commission on the items he buys over the next 30 days.

        1. Woodmckinney profile image72
          Woodmckinneyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Wow, I didn't know that the commission sales lasted that long when someone clicks on the ad. Do you know where I can find out more about it? Terms of Use, or...?

          1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
            mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Log in to your Amazon affiliate account and I am sure it is explained in the affiliate info. just off out now or I would get the info for you myself. Good Luck

  8. infosavvy profile image61
    infosavvyposted 4 years ago

    You cannot generalize just like what marisa said. However, there is one general trend you need to follow- Always provide capsules and links that are relevant and  essentially helpful. Depending on the topic and your research regarding the products  chose the products that not only fit in but also helps the reader

 
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