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Should You Open An eBay Store?

Aug 18, 2007
Opening an eBay Store is the best way to help dedicated sellers maximize their online business and is a must for any serious eBay Seller and is available on a trial basis for 30 days, risk free. The basic level costs just $15 and is a wise investment in growing your business on eBay.

It is basically the same as opening a offline business store as it serves the same purpose of getting visitors to browse, ultimately spending money with you.

I often get asked if owning an eBay store is worth the expense, and in my honesty, if you cannot make a profit every single month, the online business is not for you. Period. My store is an important part of my pdf ebook business, as it helps with the authority aspect of my business, differenciating myself from other eBook sellers.

Anyone who tells you that an eBay store is not a lot of hard work has not ever managed one.

The process of opening is almost as simple as setting up your initial User ID, the entire process is dealt with by eBay themselves, and can be setup with a couple of clicks.

A well-run eBay Store is worth every penny, and can add considerably to your profitability. It is your customer's first impression of you, your business and your products, so a clean design with easy navigation is essential to gain and retain customers. There are a lot of other factors, but these are the first equirements you must adhere to.

When you are stocked and ready for sales you need customers. Marketing is not any different. You can add your shop link into signatures in online forums, write articles, use pay-per-click advertising, and use viral methods. Another way to generate visitors is through sending email to your list of subscribers.

One of the most powerful aspects of having an eBay Store is that you automatically have a huge client base right at your doorstep. eBay has over 181 million worldwide registered users and rising daily.

Creating a blog to promote your eBay auctions or eBay store is an excellent way to attract additional bidders which equates to higher ending prices - which has now been added as a feature by eBay called "My World".

Another major value of an eBay store is that it gives you a way to increase your inventory turnover.

Your About ME page is extremely important, as you can provide external links to your other websites - automatically increasing traffic, but the most valuable aspect of your ME page is, it allows you to build a list of subscribers who are interested in your products or services. You can use a simple webform to capture prospective clients from Aweber, and backend offers directly to this list once a rapport has been built.

The bottom line is - having an eBay Store is essential for any eBay merchant.
About the Author
Ray Johnson trades on eBay under the username e.z.sell_ebooks.

For more advice on how to succeed on eBay with information products visit:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/e-z-sell-ebooks
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