I’ve been an eBayer for a very long time now. Starting my account in 2004, it’s almost been 10 years on eBay.
In the early days, eBay use to send out certificates and little gifts to thank you for achieving excellent feedback on your eBay account. One of the gifts I received was this eBay branded picnic set. I just happen to find it still lying in my closet, unused and very dusty!
My current eBay store Snow Snow Crazy sells overstocked snow gear from the USA. They are all branded items like Burton, Dakine, K2, Roxy, Special Blend etc…
As it is coming towards the end of season now, I’ve just put a 10% discount on all stock. Of course for mates rates, come directly to me. 😉 I’m always happy to help out and give advice where I can about products.
Now, because I’m always online shopping around and on eBay, I also tend to purchase my gear from other sellers. You just can’t go past some of the deals that are on offer.
For example, I recently purchased this brand new Westbeach snow jacket for $100 delivered. It was a really awesome deal and one of the best jackets I’ve owned!
What made it even cooler was the feedback left post purchase from the eBay seller.
Better than Pizza after a night on the beers
It got me thinking, what a clever way to get attract attention to your store. Most people on eBay will look at feedback to check out how credible a seller is. It’s so much better than the generic response “Great eBayer A+++”.
eBay has changed a lot over the years and has done well to remain the top online marketplace here in Australia. Of course I grumble about the fee increases and and the cut they take from sales, but in return they do drive in the traffic and there’s very little I need to worry about apart from making sure I have the correct items in stock!
If there’s any other eBay enthusiasts out there I’m always keen to meet new people 🙂
A great way to meet fellow eBay people is at the Professional eBay & eCommerce sellers internet conference aka PESA. I attended this in 2012 and found it worth every dollar spent.
The speakers were engaging and informative. There was just a wealth of information and food for thought at this conference, so I was really impressed.
A couple of key speakers that really stood out to me was John Lawson, CEO of ColderICE from Atlanta, Georgia in the US. His delivery about the importance of social media and making it relevant to your business was extremely funny and witty.
Sarah Timmerman, owner of online fashion store Beginning Boutique. A young female entrepreneur with a passion for fashion. I’ve bought a number of little dresses from their website since! I was very impressed with what she has done with her own little clothing boutique.
And finally Wai Hong Fong. Another young entrepreneur who started out his business on eBay and grew it into a multi-million dollar business called Oz Hut. I buy my bubble wrap from them to wrap up my snowboards in. Can’t go past the best price and for quantity online.
Oh one more mention I have to just add in quickly is Kogan. We all know Ruslan Kogan and his story. I don’t really need to say too much – as he and his team takes care of all the PR activities pretty well on their own. However his back-story also was a very entertaining and interesting one heard at the PESA conference.
If you’re into online business or eBay definitely consider checking the PESA conference out next year in 2014. The trip will be tax deductible 😉