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Woohoo! Sold a $2,599 item on Amazon

  1. Susana S profile image90
    Susana Sposted 3 years ago

    That's one of my highest value sales ever.

    Lovely jubbly smile

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      OMG! I think my highest has been about $300. You're my new hero!

      1. Susana S profile image90
        Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Sweet big_smile

    2. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      OMG!, My biggest sale to date have been with eBay with a commission of $67. My Amazon sales commissions are similar to my HP daily earnings...lol

      1. Susana S profile image90
        Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        $67 is great! I've never bothered much with ebay, never liked the opaque commission system. I think the best I've done with them is a couple of dollars.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          The commission system isn't opaque any more - it's a straight percentage of the sale again.   It's still worse than Amazon because the rules for auction sales are stupid, so I've earned almost nothing on the HP eBay program - but I have my websites set to show "Buy It Now" items only, and am getting reasonable commissions.  My best since the change to the new system is $246.

          1. SpaceShanty profile image93
            SpaceShantyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            You can show only 'Buy It Now' ebay items on your Hubs too.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, but it takes a lot more work - and it also depends on whether the product you want is commonly sold that way.   All the software available for websites, and eBay's own ads, allow you to tick a box to "show Buy It Now items only", and you're done.

              1. Cardisa profile image92
                Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I do get more sales from Amazon but just a few dollars...lol. I prefer Amazon because most of the items I promote I can find there smile

                1. Marisa Wright profile image93
                  Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  I can see that many of your Hubs aren't suited to Amazon so that's one reason you don't make much.  The other thing is - when trying to identify Amazon products, don't think about the title of the Hub.  Think smaller - think about what people might need during the Hub.  So for instance, you have a Hub about how to do your own skin analysis - can't think of a relevant Amazon product.  Hey, but you say they need a big mirror, a magnifying glass and a camera - where are the ads for those?  I wouldn't do image and capsule for those - I would just do an ad for each to replace the existing photo.

                  It is a great idea to use Amazon pictures as well as capsules, but only if you've got enough text to fit them.  If you're using lots of photos and capsules and don't have enough text, then you wind up with a Hub layout that doesn't flow well, and looks amateurish. Your rasta and t-shirt Hubs are good examples.   You make it worse by putting customer reviews in capsules (which makes them too big) and product descriptions in highlighted text boxes.   

                  Don't be afraid to refer to the product in the text, and include customer reviews there too (e.g. general product description then, "This version from Amazon is a ..... with ..... and has received several 5-star ratings.  One customer even said, "...).  That will allow you to beef up your text to fit better around the pictures. 

                  You should also link the large images to Amazon using an Amazon affiliate text link (just paste it in "Source" and put "Amazon" as the Name).  As it's your own ID, you may be limited to two such links per Hub - which may be a good reason for limiting the number of big photos that you use! 

                  I suspect those two Hubs were written some time ago and you've moved on since then, but they could really do with a revisit.

                  1. Cardisa profile image92
                    Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Thanks Marisa!

                    The Rasta hair and t-shirt hubs were a test after reading a post by WryLilt, but I totally messed that up...lol. The analysis hub was written a while back and I could never think of what to put in there...thanks for the tips....much appreciated smile

              2. SpaceShanty profile image93
                SpaceShantyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I just find the 'Buy It Now' item, enter the seller's ID and item title, job done!

          2. Susana S profile image90
            Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            That must have been some expensive dance wear!

            I doubt very much I'll ever go over to ebay on Hubpages whatever their commission structure, and off site I prefer higher paying affiliate programs, so I guess I'm not destined to ever make much with ebay.

            I can live with that.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              It was - someone bought a whole outfit. I can't remember the details but when you consider flamenco shoes cost about $250, dresses cost $400 and up, and a genuine Spanish embroidered shawl costs at least $150, you can see where it came from.

    3. Huntgoddess profile image83
      Huntgoddessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Holy moley!! What was the item?

      Amazing.

    4. Easy Exercise profile image87
      Easy Exerciseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations! Wow! Amazing! Job well done!

    5. Christy Kirwan profile image
      91
      Christy Kirwanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome, Susana. Congrats! big_smile

    6. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I'm glad to hear about this.  After more than two years I finally sold a few items on Amazon.  I couldn't believe it!  Nothing, of course like what most here are talking about, but it gives me hope.  I've never paid much attention to selling on HP, but I'm getting it now.   So, I'm slowly going back into my hubs and adding ads where appropriate.  I've only made about $7 so far, but that's a lot more than I had before lol!

  2. travelespresso profile image80
    travelespressoposted 3 years ago

    AMAZING!!!  Well done!

  3. Aneegma profile image75
    Aneegmaposted 3 years ago

    That's terrific, congratulations! So jealous LOL!

  4. dilipchandra12 profile image75
    dilipchandra12posted 3 years ago

    Wow that is cool... my highest sale commission was 64$ and that was from eBay smile

    1. Susana S profile image90
      Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Well done! What's the secret to getting commissions like that from ebay?

      1. dilipchandra12 profile image75
        dilipchandra12posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That was a review hub... Now i removed that as the same has become old. Getting more traffic to the hub is the only secret to increase the sales. I am planning to begin new set of hubs' publishing soon only to increase my eBay and Amazon sales.... Congrats to you and i am really inspired by your achievement.

        1. Susana S profile image90
          Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Has to be the right kind of traffic though eh?

          Good luck with your new hubs!

  5. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Seriously!! OMG, that's fantastic. Congrats!

    1. ologsinquito profile image93
      ologsinquitoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! Congratulations.

  6. lobobrandon profile image84
    lobobrandonposted 3 years ago

    Wow! Congrats smile My biggest was a LCD TV for around 930 bucks. What was it lol

    1. Susana S profile image90
      Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It was a projector for a home theatre smile

      TV's are great! I used to sell quite a lot of them "back in the day" - at least a couple a month. My highest commission ever was for a TV - it cost about $3,500. The only thing is, as with pretty much all tech products, they go out of date VERY quickly and so do the pages advertising them.

  7. Millionaire Tips profile image89
    Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago

    I think my highest item was about what you are going to get as a commission on this one!  I need to be selling bigger ticket items obviously!

  8. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 3 years ago

    I did that, just once, and it's a great feeling isn't it?  The system actually does work, and once in a while the fairy godmother visits, and waves her wand over a hub.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I just checked her profile. Personally, I'm making plans for abducting her.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That's OK, but only if the wand gets dropped where I can find it.

      2. Susana S profile image90
        Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        LOL! You can abduct me as long as I can bring my laptop and my 3 girls!

    2. Susana S profile image90
      Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes it sure is smile For me, that one commission pays for my time writing the page (not that I know exactly which page it was of course, but I have a fair idea).

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That's the way I felt, too - even at only 4%, that one commission paid for the time writing the hub and then some.  And I knew which hub, too - the one with a direct link to that product and the only one selling anything like it to boot.

  9. shuck72 profile image82
    shuck72posted 3 years ago

    Good for you! Congrats! That's inspiring for the rest of us hubbers.

  10. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 3 years ago

    Well done to you! My biggest so far is a Kevyn Aucoin make-up brush set for about $300.00.

  11. soulfully profile image81
    soulfullyposted 3 years ago

    Awesome sale right there, Susan S. I bet that put some extra fuel in your writing tank! wink

  12. WriterJanis profile image74
    WriterJanisposted 3 years ago

    That is amazing. Congrats!

  13. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    I once sold a couple of items that added up to that sort of money.

    One sale must have been a mistake, though, and was cancelled the next day.

    It still meant around $90 for me which was rather nice.

    1. Susana S profile image90
      Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It's a bugger when big sales get cancelled, but $90 isn't at all bad for a few hours work smile

  14. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations Susanna!  Back in the day I used to get lots of jewelry Amazon sales and once someone bought a $2500  diamond engagement ring.  On my birthday as well!

  15. kimsrob profile image61
    kimsrobposted 3 years ago

    Congrats!Am slightly envious.But in a good way though!

  16. Health Reports profile image92
    Health Reportsposted 3 years ago

    That's awesome and inspiring!

  17. lisavanvorst profile image79
    lisavanvorstposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Wow that is great. I have yet to earn any money on ebay or amazon. I guess it's the products I am advertising. Sometimes it is difficult to find a product relevant to your hub.

  18. luvtoowrite profile image55
    luvtoowriteposted 3 years ago

    Well congratulations to you! Please tell us your secret?

    1. Susana S profile image90
      Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The secret is to write about things people want to buy, in a way that appeals to them and makes them want to get their wallet out smile

  19. Seckin Esen profile image91
    Seckin Esenposted 3 years ago

    Cogratulations! smile

  20. Dale Hyde profile image85
    Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations! 

    The largest ticket item I sold on Amazon was from a review of safes... I sold a rather expensive safe. smile

    The second was from another review, a cat condo...

    There have been many others, but those two were impressive to me.

 
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