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What’s the Deal with Private Labeling?

There’s no “one right way” to run a successful reselling business—everyone has their own methods for finding merchandise, and they prefer different marketplaces. At its core, many resellers have similar business models: they buy returned and excess inventory from vendors or wholesalers to resell at a discount online. But some resellers actually sell merchandise as part […]

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A Guide to Gated Merchandise on Amazon

Gated, restricted, prohibited. These words mean, in their simplest form, “no” or “you can’t have”. They’re the last words any reseller wants to hear, because they limit what can and can’t be sold as part of their business. Unfortunately, these boundaries are unavoidable when selling on Amazon. There are currently 22 categories of goods on Amazon […]

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3 eBay Seller Forums to Join for Useful Tips and Support

Many resellers are one-man or one-woman shows, known more commonly in the business world as solopreneurs. They’re folks who are both the leadership and the labor of a small business—in the case of resellers, that’s sourcing, processing, selling and fulfilling products (often, but exclusively online). The work is challenging, but being self-reliant can be very […]

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Online Selling Tips for Reaching Your Customers on Social Media

Social media is one of the most powerful tools that businesses can use because it’s an easy way to market themselves. This is true for everyone—from the large brands to the small mom-and-pop shops—and it’s especially important for online-only businesses. This means that as a reseller, it should be on your list of tools to […]

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Hidden Reseller Costs: Sourcing Edition

Whether you’re a first-time reseller or a seasoned veteran, you know there are two important ratios to think of in this business: risk v.s. reward, and time v.s. money. The key is finding a balance between the two, spending your resources in proportion to your returns. Sourcing is one stage of the reselling process where […]

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Buying and Selling for Profit: 5 Tools to Save Time (and Money)

In the buying and selling for profit business, you are constantly balancing the time and money equation. It can be challenging, since input doesn’t always match output. Just because you spent three hours sourcing doesn’t mean you necessarily have valuable merchandise to show for it. Sometimes, you may spend no time at all and find yourself […]

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