Saturday, October 5, 2013

Selling on the River aka Amazon.com

Okay so I finally did it. I listed items for sale on the River aka Amazon.com. Wow what an eye opener. Amazon is not like any other selling site that is for sure.

And I lost money on my first sale there. I had no idea that I accidentally checked "match lowest price" Still have no idea how I did that. Apparently on Amazon other sellers can lower their price for a bit to get your price to lower. Then they raise theirs back up. And you are basically screwed. So my first order I sold two skeins of yarn for .76 cents each. Omg so not good. Thankfully the buyer only ordered two skeins. This yarn retails at 4.00 per skein.

I hate that you have to list under other peoples listings. Some of them have the worst pictures I have ever seen. And don't get me started about horrible listing titles and descriptions. Many sellers on Amazon apparently do not know about using SEO on listings. Ughh. Unfortunately there is not much you can do about it. You can try filing a report with Amazon but from what I have read it rarely works so is a huge waste of time.

I am hoping to add more inventory to Amazon.com this weekend. I will keep blogging about this and let you all know how it goes. I had always read that selling on Amazon is way more cut throat than even Ebay but I had no idea!

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