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Is selling on eBay better than selling on Amazon?

Is selling on eBay better than selling on Amazon? I am a new seller on Amazon. I am being crushed by all of Amazon's fees. How does eBay compare to Amazon. What are the pros and cons of selling on eBay? I have noticed that there is no email for seller support. Ebay's 'Getting Started' page is not detailed. I would like to have more information on selling on eBay before I become involved.

usmc*usnmom
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Posts: 1,420
Registered: ‎08-30-2006

Re: Is selling on eBay better than selling on Amazon?

in reply to segnet332012

I sell on both venues and I can tell you that Amazon takes better care of BOTH sellers and buyers, and Amazon takes no foolishness from either group,  There's no buyer vs. seller attitude.  That alone makes it worth the fees. That being said, I don't sell a whole lot either here nor there, so I really can't give you much help.

 

My advice--before you start selling here, take several hours and read through these boards. You will find tons of information here that makes sense and is actually very helpful.

 

Everyone will have a different thing to say about Ebay, because every seller has different experiences. On my selling ID I have almost 900 sales and all have been just fine. Everyone's mileage will vary :smileyhappy:

soapsnstuds
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Posts: 27
Registered: ‎08-22-2010

Re: Is selling on eBay better than selling on Amazon?

in reply to usmc*usnmom

I know a lot won't agree with me but I personally think the seller support on eBay is 100x better than over on the river.

 

Overall it's been an apples and oranges situation when comparing the two as far as ease at listing items, fees, etc. but if I had to give eBay kudos, it would be for that.  I'm not talking about waiting for an e-mail to be answered either but one on one phone conversations with the support staff.  eBay's folks seem to know immediately how to address any and all of my concerns while those other guys ALWAYS put me on hold while they seek information or consult with one of their higher ups.

motorgirl63
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Posts: 503
Registered: ‎02-21-2009

Re: Is selling on eBay better than selling on Amazon?

in reply to segnet332012

Peggy works at the river NO seller support at all

 

fees are the same on both venues

 

I sell on 12 venues I can tell you things that sell on here don't sell over there and vice versa

 

that place is also a race to the bottom on pricing

 

I would like to do the bulk of my sales here because people often change the widget to the wrong information or fitments and customers are disappointed because part does not fit the motorcycle

 

My sales over there are 3x the volume now I hope they fix search here soon I can't find what I am looking for and I bet customer cannot either

Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the seat
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Registered: ‎08-12-2011

Re: Is selling on eBay better than selling on Amazon?

in reply to motorgirl63

12 venues... Hmmmm.   I can only think of 2 other ones,  the rivers and that list guy.  Can you email me personally and tell me what other sites are out there.  I have some items that I can't list here at all and I need to sell them.   Thanks in advance.

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Registered: ‎08-23-2004

Re: Is selling on eBay better than selling on Amazon?

in reply to ms.rodriguez*

The river is a much better more reliable place to sell

 

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Registered: ‎11-06-2007

Re: Is selling on eBay better than selling on Amazon?

in reply to segnet332012

Amazon has no insertion  fee,,,so  people  selling 1000's of  items  it is  less expensive