Do you sell online? Where do you sell?

@coolseeds (3921)
United States
March 3, 2008 11:16am CST
I currently sell on my website and ebay. I'm looking for other places to sell. It doesn't matter if the website charges listing fees or not. 1. What I would like to know is where do you sell? Please include a link to your store or items. 2. Would you recommend it or not? 3. What do you like about the website? 4. What do you not like? I appreciate all answers, they are greatly appreciated, and hope this discussion will help several people choose alternatives to ebay.
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5 responses
• United States
3 Mar 08
I haven't done anything with this site- E-crater, but I've heard some good things about it. A couple of myLotters are using it and I believe they may be having some success with the site. I sell crafts and am perfectly happy with Etsy.com For anyone who makes handmade itesm, I recommend Etsy!
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
3 Mar 08
Hey thanks for telling about Ecrater & Etsy. I can sell at both places. How much does it cost to sell there?
• United States
3 Mar 08
I believe Ecrater to be free to list. I don't believe they have one-tenth of the traffic a site like Ebay gets though. Etsy.com charges .20 to list an item and a 3.5% final value fee once it sells. A shop is free to open at Etsy, but you will need a Payapl account. Etsy has received tons of positive press over the last several months and new buyers are finding the site everyday. The site has a promotions forum where you can promote your items/shop or look at other sellers items. They also have very helpful forums for new sellers and you'll find many of the members will be willing to suggest helpful hints for your site. If you make handmade items, then Etsy is the place to sell them. Hope this helps!
@nancyrowina (3850)
4 Mar 08
I have just started selling on Ebay and haven't made much money at all, all I've sold so far is an old electric type writer and some books though, maybe I need to find better things to sell. I think anyone can sell things on Amazon you don't have to be a big retailer and you set your price it's not down to how much people bid, maybe that would be worth looking into.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
5 Mar 08
I tried Amazon about 6 or 7 years ago when I 1st started selling seeds. I couldn't find a way to list them. It appeared that it was for things with a upc. I'll look into it again. It seems to be the only real competition that ebay has. I hate to say it but ebay is great for sales. I tried to sell a bass in my local area for 6 months without any luck. I listed it on ebay and it went for $100 more than I was trying to get locally.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
4 Mar 08
Sorry i do not sell online..I take all my wares to an auction near my home and thats where i sell,i sell it and collect before i leave...It is very handy for me,it is close to home and no mailing....
• United States
4 Mar 08
I used to sell on ebay a while ago but their fees are a little too steep sometimes so I stopped. I plan on checking out etsy, I think thats what it is. I heard it was free to list there. I havent gotten around to looking into anything else.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
5 Mar 08
Unfortunately they exploit the sellers. I don't get the same results at any of the other websites including my own. If I could sell a quarter of what I sell on ebay anywhere else I would be very happy. During the peak of the season ebay takes more than 40+ hours per week. Which is too much. LOL Etsy looked good. I saw a lot of seeds for sale so I guess it is ok for me to list there. I'll have a bunch of stuff up on etsy this weekend.
@drannhh (15234)
• United States
3 Mar 08
Currently, I'm not selling anything, but someone here (was it you?) recently gave high praise for a program called LoudFrog which has an adorable logo and appears to be trying to be a bit like the old eBay. I have no experience whatsoever with this site, but found their comparison of fees chart useful in theory although it appears not to have been updated anytime recently: http://www.loudfrog.com/help_site_seller_fees.aspx
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I responded to a loudfrog discussion. It is free to list there with a 1% final value fee. Items are for sale for 30 days then they expire. I figure it was worth a try. So I joined. It is easy to use.