I often hear about quality resources and recommendations for sellers. Here are some from Sell It Online! and the great people in the Minnesota Online Sellers and Entrepreneurs and Minnesota eBay Sellers Meetups. Come to our next meeting (third Thursday of the month) and get lots of valuable information…too much to fit it all here!

Note: Some of the links may be affiliate links to help us keep these, and other, resources coming – just want to be upfront about it!

Sign up here for the Meetup mailing list (only for Meetup news and follow-up!)

DISCUSSION INFORMATION FROM MEETUP

Recommendations from our members:

Alibaba – tips and what to look for when choosing a supplier/manufacturer:

  • Make sure they have trade assurance and are a gold supplier with a few years of experience.
  • Try to find a manufacturer instead of a supplier/reseller

Recommended Accounting/Bookkeeping/Inventory products being used:

  • GoDaddy Bookkeeping (used to be Outright)
  • WAVE apps
  • Quickbooks
  • Selling Family Jessica Larrew, Bootcamp has an accounting video (you have to be a member)

Logo and sticker resources:

WordPress:

Get an international shopping cart for your wordpress web site.  It creates the cart in the language of the user’s browser. This plugin: ecwid.  Search for it on wordpress.org

Buying UPC codes:

  • GS1 UPC db buy directly from GS1 for amazon,
  • speedy barcodes guarantee their codes are never used.
  • Video from Cynthia Stine at egrowthpartners.com http://egrowthpartners.com/411-upc-codes/
  • https://www.barcodestalk.com/

Recommended video:

EVENTS

midwestecom

Midwest e-Com Conference
For Sellers By Sellers
July 21-22nd 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington
– Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN

Loads of information about selling on Amazon and eBay.

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July 25-27, 2017 in Las Vegas

WEBSITES & FACEBOOK GROUPS

The Thrifting Board – Terrific, friendly group that shares invaluable information every day. Closed group, ask to join.

Cross Stitch Buy and Sell – If you sell needlework kits or supplies or you know someone who does needlework, check out this page.  Closed group, ask to join.

SOURCING TOOLS

Amazon Restricted Brand List – The Selling Family

ShowSold.com – Chrome extension that you just set and forget!  Shows you the actual sold price on eBay and Etsy. $9.00 for lifetime access to the desktop extensions. $99 for lifetime access (or $4.99 a month) to the extensions PLUS a mobile solution.

showsold.com Chrome extension for showing hidden sold prices on eBay and Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS, PODCASTS, and MORE

Thrifty Business with Jay and Nay

EntrepreneurOnFire – John Lee Dumas

LISTING SOLUTIONS

eBay

Add Video to your eBay Listing

  • Upload your video to http://www.youtube.com (you’ll need to set up an account).
  • View your video on youtube.com and look for the Share link, highlighted in yellow below, and click on it:

shareyoutubevideo

  • Copy that URL and put it into the code below, replacing the example URL (http://www.youtube.com/embed/XXXXXXXXXX):

<!– BEGIN VIDEO –>
<div style=”position: relative; text-align: center; margin: auto; width: 100%; max-width: 600px;”>
<div style=”width: 100%; padding-top: 75%;”>
<div style=”position: absolute; left: 0; right: 0; top: 0; bottom: 0; margin: auto;”><object data=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/XXXXXXXXXX?rel=0″ type=”text/html” width=”100%” height=”100%”></object></div>
</div>
</div>
<!– END VIDEO –>

  • Paste the entire code block into the description of your eBay listing. Make sure you are viewing the HTML

pastecodehtmlebaylisting

  • Now when you view your listing in Standard mode you should see the first image from your video.