Many eBay sellers are worried about keeping all their eggs in one basket, and looking to expand beyond just selling on eBay. One venue that often comes highly recommended is Amazon, but how do you get started? eBay has a thriving community around it, with experienced sellers happy to give newbies all the advice they need; there’s nothing similar for Amazon. Enter Selling on ‘The River’.
Selling on ‘The River'” is an ebook written by eBay and Amazon seller and blogger Steve Lindhorst. It guides eBay sellers through the basics of starting out selling on Amazon, looking particularly at the differences between the two sites, and how eBay sellers can leverage skills they’ve already learned selling on eBay, to ensure their success on Amazon.
Steve particularly concentrates on the differences between eBay and Amazon: differing types of seller accounts, for example, and how they control your activity on the site. eBay sellers who are used to just writing a description and getting on with selling may find Amazon’s catalogue model, with Product Details covering both your own items and competitors’, confusing, but Steve provides step by step instructions on adding a new product to Amazon’s inventory, and on using Condition Notes to distinguish yourself amongst the competition. Pricing has always been one of the things that has put me off selling on Amazon: I see dozens of books listed at 1p, and I wonder how anyone ever makes any money. Steve covers this again in great detail, discussing pricing strategy in a realistic way that many sellers – not just those on Amazon – would do well to read.
Selling on ‘The River’ can get just about anyone selling on Amazon. Actually, if you’ve never sold a thing online anywhere, this ebook is still exactly what you need to get started. Clear and straightforward text is matched with plenty of screen shots, and there are even a couple of videos to take you through listing processes. I’d strongly recommend it to anyone even thinking about selling on Amazon.