A few short years ago the thought of taking your Amazon and eBay business mobile would have just been a dream or something you read in a sci-fi magazine. But today on 2015 having that opportunity is no longer a dream. It can happen. But hands in the air (or leave a comment below), how many of you are using the technology we have and truly taking your business mobile?
Or put it another way, when was the last time you listed something while you were outsourcing in a shop. For me it was Saturday, I had bought a few items in a charity shop and while I was sitting on the bus on the journey home, I opened up the app on my phone. I used ScanPower this time. I scanned the item and then sent it to my list in the cloud. So by the time I got home, there was the list ready for me to print labels and send into Amazon right there on my desk top.
Also I use the eBay App and I have taken pictures with my iPad and there in the app I list the item. Yes the first few times it does take a bit of getting used to how the app works but once you have listed a half dozen items you will speed through the listings. Now I am going to be very honest here, although I like the iPad eBay App, I would not like to use it to do a major listing session as I find the process too slow, but to list a few items on the fly, no problem.
It seems each week that goes past we see new apps appearing for our smart phones and computers, some are just fun ones, while there are a few that if used in the correct fashion will make the life of the mobile reseller so much easier. They do really give you that flexibility to work anywhere in the world, where you have a laptop (or tablet / smart phone) and access to the internet.
On a practical note I use the following :
- Amazon Sellers App
- eBay App
- Plus a few others
By storing the images in say Dropbox or Evernote and also your titles, descriptions for items you are listing, all you need do in a spare minutes just open up the laptop and start to list your items.
If you have a favourite App please share it below and help others brace the possibility of taking your business mobile.
Andrew Milburn has been selling on eBay and Amazon for many years
and is now helping many others from around the world learn the
freedom of selling on Amazon and eBay can bring. Andrew is currently
working with Jim Cockrum and Skip Mcgrath as an Amazon Consultant and eBay Consultant and offers coaching through their coaching programs. For further information please fill out the box to the left.