60 of the Best Women’s Clothing Brands to Sell on eBay

When Kirstie (my wife) and I were still in college we didn’t party or drink. Not only are we Mormon, but we just didn’t have time for it! In addition to being a full-time Physiology and Developmental Biology student, I working 40-50 hours a week managing a boy’s home. We were managing to keep our heads above water, but just barely. That is until Kirstie got pregnant. Followed by extreme morning sickness.  She was unable to eat and was losing up to 5 pounds a week instead of gaining. I knew I couldn’t keep up my pace and abandon her for 14 hours a day for school and work. I needed to come up with a solution – and quickly – that would allow me to stay home and take care of her.  Enter: selling on eBay. While it wasn’t quick, I started selling off things around our house that we no longer needed (and …

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14 Must Have Tools For eBay Sellers

What is eBay to you? A lucrative hobby?  An easy part-time income?  A serious business?   When we first started out we thought we’d wait until we had some success until we started purchasing things to streamline our business….but we were backward.  It is the streamlining that allows your business to grow!  We put a ton of thought into this list because we wanted to recommend only the best items, the ones that we use every single day in our business.  While there are other items that might help you take cuter Instagram photos, the following tools are hardworking items that will help the rubber meet the road.  So if you’re serious about selling on eBay, don’t be caught without these! We often find that the main measure for how successful someone is, is how much they have invested in their business.  eBay is an incredible opportunity because you can start making money with absolutely no investment.  …

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The Best Portable Bluetooth Scanner for Amazon FBA and eBay

My first trip to the Goodwill Outlet was a disaster. Apart from finding a shoe full of poop (that’s a story for another time) I was absolutely blown away by how crazy people are. I had been selling full-time on eBay for a couple of years but was just getting into the Amazon FBA book game and had sent a couple of hundred books in. When I remember that I could get books at the Outlet (the “bins”) for mere pennies I figured I would go and spend the day scanning books, just like I had been doing at other thrift stores. I waited around with some other people who seemed like nice friendly booksellers while the employees wheeled out some new bins of books. The workers gave us the thumbs up to start looking through the bins…and that’s when my life flashed before my eyes. I had my phone out ready to scan books …

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The Cross-Posting Guide for eBay and Poshmark Sellers

eBay sucks.  Or at least that’s what my impression when I first started reselling and spent a ton of time on reselling forums rather than working on my business. Now, five years later, I disagree.  Mostly.  eBay doesn’t suck.  In fact, it’s an incredible opportunity.  But the truth is, if you want to be successful on eBay, you have to learn how to dance with the beast. There are tons of people who make a full-time living on eBay and Poshmark but, if you want to be one of them, you need to go about it in a calculated way or you will risk losing your entire business. The problems with eBay: You are not in control.  No matter how good you are, you are not in control of your eBay listings.  Last year eBay massively updated their site which results in thousands of sellers having listings disappear, have payment issues, and no sales.  Doing …

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The Best Shipping Label Printer for Sending Packages in 2020

If you run a business that sells physical products, getting them into customer’s hands is the entire cornerstone of your business. While we mainly focus on our digital products, we still ship 5 to 10 packages a day and, in the past, have sent out as many as 3,000 packages in a year! While that may be lower than what you’re doing, we probably have something in common, both of us want to invest in the best shipping label printer we can find because we know it will improve our bottom line. When our store first started to pick up momentum and we were shipping a significant number of packages, Kirstie and I would spend hours everyday shipping. In fact, it quickly got to the point where we couldn’t source new products because we were just barely keeping up. We knew that simplifying our shipping process would be instrumental in improving not only our shipping …

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No eBay Sales? How to diagnose the problem…

It seems like every time I log into Instagram I see a reseller taking a picture with their huge pile of packages and proclaiming that they just had the best day ever. That’s the problem with social media. With tens of thousands of resellers in the community somebody will be having the best day ever, every…single…day. And it usually won’t be you or I. But if you have no eBay sales at all? If you’ve been working hard to source and list items in the hopes of having a side income it can be very depressing when things aren’t working out. So, if you’re having no eBay sales or slow sales, don’t worry, we’ve been there and got out. Let’s talk about what we did to fix the problem and how you can too! The number one reason that people don’t have sales: The number one reason that people have no sales on eBay is …

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How Many Items Should I List on eBay Per Day?

When we first started selling on eBay we were listing a couple of items per week. Even though I knew that people made big money doing it, it was just a way for us to get rid of things around the house. It wasn’t until two of the best items in our eBay store sold on the same day and had an extra $300 hit our bank account that we caught the bug. The question quickly changed from “how many items should I list on eBay per day” to “how can I list as many items as possible on eBay per day!” However, if you’re still in the beginner’s boat and want some direction for building your new business or side hustle, we have lots of advice to give. How many items you list on eBay daily will depend heavily both on your goals and the types of items you’re selling (houses vs. shoes for …

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Is Selling on eBay Worth It? (From a 6-Figure Part-time Seller)

eBay is saturated! Selling on eBay is so 10 years ago! There are no more profits to be made! Believe us, we’ve heard every negative thing about eBay that the naysayers can come up with. In fact, we don’t ever bother with such people any more. My wife and I just look at each other and get back to our listing on our eBay store. What makes selling on eBay worth it is going to be different for every person. It is worth it for us because, for the past three years, we have averaged well into the 6-figure range by flipping thrift store items online. If you are looking to build an extra stream of income, selling on eBay one of the most accessible methods. The majority of people start selling with minimal (or no) investment and are able to build a business as large as they want with nothing but hard work and …

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5 Places Where You Can Get Money for Your Old Clothes Today!

My wife and I just moved to a new city. Maybe I’m just dumb but I could not even fathom how many clothes we had to move. Dozens of garbage bags and boxes full of them. To put it into perspective, my wife gave away or donated more than 50 PAIR OF SHOES! (and I did the same with t-shirts) This is especially ridiculous since I literally wear like 2 pairs of pants. I have a pair of black jeans that I wear and some hiking pants. I’m so fashion. Well, long story short, we decided the time had come to do something between Matt D’avela and Maria Kondo. We decided to minimize our wardrobes and keep only pieces that we either like and could wear right now or were irreplaceable. It was not a quick job and ended up taking us the better part of a week to make sure all our laundry was …

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Health Insurance Options for eBay Sellers in 2020

*I am not an insurance expert or agent. I am simply sharing my own experience. If you need guidance, listen to someone smarter than I. When Kirstie and I were debating about whether or not to go full-time on eBay our discussions really highlighted our youth and inexperience (our stupidity actually…) We talked for hours about me quitting my job, where we’d source inventory, how I could convert the third bedroom into an office/eBay space etc. but the topic of insurance never came up a single time. Look back, this is absolutely unbelievable. Not having health insurance as an eBay seller is a great way to jeopardize your personal health, your business, and even your family. Now, most people would be okay if they went a year without health insurance. In theory, we were making enough money that we should have been fine paying for normal health issues. Too bad we didn’ have normal health …

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My Experience on eBay Managed Payments: Did I get scammed?

If you want to initiate a monstrous crap-storm, just mention eBay’s new Managed Payments System on the eBay Community or any social media outlet. You’ll get tons of crusty old eBayer’s claiming that it’s the worst mistake that money-grabbing-eBay has ever made and that they’re boycotting the platform. So it is true? Is eBay Managed Payments a money-grabbing effort from the massive corporation that hundreds of thousands of people rely on to put food on the table? Maybe. But now that I’ve actually been on the managed payments system for a while I wanted to write this post to address some concerns, answer some questions and, hopefully, give you a bit of comfort. How eBay Managed Payments Works: Short Verison Nearly every platform you sell on manages its own payments. What this means is that, when somebody pays you, the platform processes the payments and you will have a balance on that platform. You can …

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