Today I want to share a simple tip on how to get an almost limitlessness amount of items that you can sell online on sites such as eBay and Amazon. And also at no cost to you.
Yes I am talking about consignment selling, but with a slight twist. Most consignment selling is done with people in your local area – and to be fair if you market yourself correctly and to the right people you can have your phone ringing none stop with people wanting your help. But what if you live in a rural area?
Well you can still run this type of consignment selling and all it takes is a bit of thinking outside the box. This will work for eBay and Amazon MF items. It takes a bit of time to set up but once this is done it money all the way.
All it takes is adding a piece of paper to all your out going boxes to your customers and on this bit of paper, you add a list of products that you want to sell (yes when people call you are able to say yes to most items, but by having a list you can get people thinking and also go for those higher price items)
So as I mentioned you put out a list of items you would like to sell and add these to all your out going boxes, packages, and I have even added them to bills I am paying and have had a few calls from people.
You put your mobile phone number (cell phone number) and email address. Simple the more you put out the more calls you get.
When people phone you go through the sales pitch explain you charge a 40% fee (or what you want, but remember you need to cover listing fees as well as your commission so do not go to low)
If they are still interested ask them to email you pictures and descriptions of the items they want to sell so you can see what they have got and what condition they are in.
Then if all is good you send them a contract explaining the deal and commission.
Next you get them to box the items up and send to you – this can be at their expense or yours. Often what I do is explain I can use my own carrier discounts and get them to pick up from and then will deduct this charge off the money owed to them
You explain how to box up items, weigh and measure the boxes.
Then ask when is the best day for carrier to call or can they drop them off at a drop of place.
You then purchase and print labels and send them off to the people.
You just rinse and repeat this process.
Andrew Milburn is an eBay and Amazon Consultant Based in the UK, helping people to grow
their businesses to the next level. Andrew is able to help you start an online
business through to helping manage an existing business.