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Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of the reselling business. Learn tips and tricks for managing logistics, from storing to packing to shipping.

The Online Seller’s Guide to Resale Certificates

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In this post, hear from our guest author, Jennifer Clark, Content Marketing Manager at TaxJar, as she explains what resellers need to know about resale certificates. As an online seller, you have to source your products from somewhere. And unless you create your products fully formed from materials you already have on hand, chances are you either buy products for resale, or component parts of products to resell.   As a retailer, you can avoid paying sales tax on items […]

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5 Tips for Selling Clothes on eBay

Tips for selling clothes on eBay like a pro!

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories is a hugely popular category for eBay sellers. With fashion as the highest revenue generating e-commerce vertical, it’s no wonder resellers are trying to catch the eyes of style-minded shoppers, especially since these buyers are twice as likely to purchase items in used condition. But, successfully selling clothes on eBay requires knowledge of how to merchandise items that will both attract and convert buyers. Although potentially a big money-maker, this opportunity comes a lot of competition, so […]

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Bookkeeping and Tax Prep: What Resellers Need to Know

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Accounting and tax professionals who work at small business bookkeeping offices across the country can all agree on one thing: if businesses are to succeed, business owners must know their numbers. It doesn’t matter how big or how small a company is, or how long they’ve been in business, they need to know the true financial state of their business. For many new resellers, the thought of tracking financial data, such as the cost of goods sold, sales tax, and […]

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4 Tips for Selling Health and Beauty Like a Pro

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Now more than ever, consumers are shopping online for their health and beauty needs. Especially with the popularity of social influencers and beauty bloggers, buyers are increasingly aware of trends and top products, and expect sellers to source accordingly. Although the industry is constantly evolving, there are a number of ways to stay ahead of trends and capture the online market. Check out these four tips health and beauty tips to help you stand out from the competition. 1. Optimize […]

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3 Tax Myths about Tax Preparation for Resellers

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Yep, it’s that time of year again – time to file our federal and state tax returns. W-2’s are out and receipts are in. Banks and other financial entities are sending us their year-end reports, and tax preparers across the U.S. are braced for long hours over the next three months to meet the demands of the tax filing season. With so many requirements for self-employed individuals, resellers often turn to other resellers, or to social media groups and forums, […]

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Tax Preparation Do’s and Don’ts for Independent Sellers

Tax preparation do's and don'ts for independent sellers

If you’re an independent seller or an online reseller, you know taxes are not just a menace that come around once a year, but a chore that needs to be maintained all throughout your selling career. So, what does tax preparation for independent sellers involve? For some, it’s all part of a day’s work, and they’re prepared to take on the task. They have bookkeeping systems in place and have talked to tax professionals who have set them on the […]

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eBay Valet vs Amazon FBA: Comparing Fulfillment Services

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Whether you’re just starting out in online arbitrage, or eager to expand to a new platform, it pays to know what services are designed to make parts of your selling process easier. Both Amazon and eBay offer fulfillment services for selling products on their platform, but how do the two stack up against each other? Amazon’s “Fulfillment by by Amazon” service, known as Amazon FBA, is marketed towards sellers that do not want to store and ship inventory themselves. Similarly, […]

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5 Steps to Stop Wasting Time When Sorting Wholesale Lots (Pallets and Cases)

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New to sourcing pallets or cases of liquidation goods? Buying wholesale lots can be very cost-effective, but when your order contains possibly hundreds of individual items, efficiency is critical. While buying and processing in wholesale quantities can feel intimidating if you’re just getting started, we have some tips to help you stop wasting time. (After all: time is money!) Here are five essential steps to sort and process your wholesale pallet or case effectively. 1. Clear Your Space Before receiving […]

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Delabeling or Defacing Wholesale Goods: A Primer

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Delabeling, sometimes also referred to as defacing, is a common process that some retailers require of resellers when their overstock goods are being sold on the secondary market. Sourcing and selling delabeled merchandise presents a fantastic reselling opportunity, though it’s important to understand and follow a retailer’s policies when sourcing these types of liquidation lots. Before purchasing lots that require delabeling or defacing, you’ll be asked to agree to take specific steps in processing the inventory, but it’s a good idea to understand […]

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Fixer-Uppers: Tips for Repairing Merchandise for Resale

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No matter where a reseller sources products, they’re bound to find merchandise that, though valuable, is a little rough around the edges. Sometimes the damage is a result of poor shipping and handling. Products found at clearance, at a secondhand store, or at a yard sale pass through many hands and often aren’t treated delicately. While some make their living fixing and reselling goods, this can be frustrating for resellers who don’t—and there are two reasons why. First, standards for […]

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