Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Using Furniture Retail Software to Stay Ahead

Can your business survive without the right computers and software?
Imagine you run a multi-million dollar Home Furnishing Company and you haven’t invested in the latest furniture retail software and the latest computers, how long do you think you’ll last?

Your business depends on a very high profile and being able to deliver on time every time. From inventory to purchasing, warehousing, bar coding, financial, merchandising and retail point of sale, if you don’t get it right you’ll sink without trace.

A fully integrated furniture retail software package that is tailor-made to your particular company is essential if you are to survive in the commercial world today. With continuous on and off site training and technical support these packages are worth their weight in gold, leaving you free to do what you’re really good at – getting the orders in.

Think about it. It could be the best thought you ever had.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Wholesale Jewellery to Sell on eBay

How to Buy Wholesale Jewellery
Buying wholesale Jewellery is really quite easy. The internet gives you access to all of the wholesale Jewellery companies you could ever need to buy Jewellery to sell on eBay, so you can buy exactly what you want or need – at very competitive prices.

There is a difference however between online Jewellery stores and online wholesale companies. Online Jewellery stores sell Jewellery at retail prices, even though the price may be slightly discounted, whereas wholesale companies sell Jewellery at wholesale prices – which are of course cheaper than retail prices.


You must be aware that some wholesaler’s will only sell in bulk. Of course, if you want to buy in bulk, but need to see the quality of the product first, the reputable ones will always allow you to do this. But there are many companies that will only sell in bulk and not allow you to test the items out – so beware of these.

When dealing with an online wholesale company, you need to do several things. Firstly, you must to be sure that you are buying the real thing. There are many companies out there that will advertise that their jewelry is ‘authentic.’ Read the sales copy very carefully, and educate yourself quickly. Firstly, lookout for words like ‘gold plated’ or ‘realistic.’ This is a sure fire indication that the jewelry isn’t gold, or that stones are fake.

Also find out if the company has a refund or exchange policy, as well as a 100% money back guarantee. This is very important, as it will protect you if you find that you are not happy with the pieces you have purchased, or if they are of lesser quality than you expected.


If buying directly online isn’t what you are interested in, try considering joining a discount club, or wholesale directory. Here you will find Jewellery at deeply discounted wholesale prices, which will ensure you make a good profit once you’ve listed them through a store or put them up on eBay.

If you join a wholesale directory such as Salehoo you’ll have your mind set at ease somewhat by knowing that every company in the directory has already been checked out for quality of goods, drop shipping and most of all prices. You could do yourself a big favour and check them out here.


Sunday, 21 March 2010

PayPal, eBay and You

Why You Should Use PayPal on eBay All the Time.

PayPal and eBay were made for each other - and now that eBay own PayPal, using them together is getting even easier.

What is PayPal?

People with PayPal accounts can send money to each other securely online. You can deposit money in a PayPal account from a bank account or a credit card, and withdraw money to your bank account. It is the most common way of paying on eBay, as well as being in widespread use on the rest of the Internet.

Opening a PayPal Account.

It's very easy to get a PayPal account. Just go to www.paypal.com and click the 'Sign Up' link. As a buyer, you should get a Personal account - you can always upgrade later if you decide to start selling. Then all you need to do is enter your address, phone number and email address, and create a password, and two secret questions. You'll be emailed a confirmation, and then you're done!

If you want to deposit money into the account now, then you need to register a credit or debit card or your bank details, and if you want to withdraw money then you need to register your bank details. There's no need to do anything like that just yet, though.

Paying with PayPal.

Paying with PayPal is very simple. When you win an auction and click 'Pay Now', you'll be given a list of payment methods the seller accepts. You should always check what the seller accepts before you bid, as there are still some sellers who won't take PayPal. If the seller does accept PayPal, it will already be chosen for you on the payment page.

Now you just need to press 'Next', type in your PayPal username and password and confirm the amount you want to pay. The first time you pay with PayPal you will need to enter the details of your card or bank account, but after that it will remember for you.

Becoming Verified.

You might have noticed that there is a limit to how much money you can send or withdraw using PayPal before you need to be verified. Verification has two steps. First, PayPal deposit some very small amounts of money in your bank account and you need to tell them how much they deposited. Second, they need to phone you to confirm your address and phone number. Once you've done that, all the limits on your account will be lifted. Log in at paypal.com and click on 'Get Verified' for more information.

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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Can I Still Sell Designer Goods on eBay?

Is It the End for Designer Goods on eBay?

There have been rumblings for quite some time from top designer companies wishing to put an end to eBays’ practice of allowing their goods to be sold cheaply through the auction site. What happened in France recently has gone a long way to making their wish come true.

A lawsuit filed by luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton Malletier (LVM) has recently been upheld in a Paris Court. LVM had claimed that eBay was liable for harming the reputation of LVM’s trademarks, company name and domain name by using keywords that hurt the Louis Vuitton brand.

As a result of the judgement, the court ordered eBay to pay damages of e200,000 ($273,176) and to cover LVM’s legal fees of around e30,000. As if that wasn’t enough, the court also ruled that for every further violation of these rules, eBay would be fined e1,000 a time!

The advice to anyone considering buying or selling designer goods on eBay is to avoid them like the plague now. A few years ago it was good business. If you could source these goods from reputable wholesalers you could make a reasonable profit, and know the items were genuine designer products. Not any more.

There are now so many fake designer goods being banded about, it really isn’t worth doing. Despite years of efforts by eBay to police counterfeit goods on the site, they are still a problem. Not only would I not sell these goods on eBay, I won’t buy them either.

Another major problem current eBay sellers have is sourcing legitimate products to put on their sites. It would appear that genuine designer goods can now only be purchased through the factory outlet stores of the companies concerned, and they are getting about as rare as hens teeth. Even if you do find a genuine outlet you’ll probably discover the price is so high you couldn’t make a profit anyway!

The advice seems to be that if you see the big drop shipping companies selling designer products you can be certain most of them are fakes. They’ll be very good fakes of course, and it would take an expert to tell the difference, but they’ll still be fakes.

If this has put you off selling on eBay – don’t let it! There are still great profits to be made, with good products that are not classed as ‘designer’ products. In fact, Amanda O’Brien has built herself a very nice eBay business on the strength of NOT selling branded designer products. All her products are sourced at extremely cost effective prices and sold day after day for a good profit – and not a designer label to be seen!

If you’d like to see how she does it, and where she sources these products, check out her site by following the link below. She has a course you can take that will show you exactly how she does it, step by step, and if you still want help she’s only an email away.

As with all successful things, evolution has to play its part and eBay is no exception. Selling designer products on eBay has had its day, and it won’t be long before further restrictions are applied. Even eBay can’t afford to pay those sorts of fines continuously.

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Monday, 1 February 2010

How to Boost Your eBay Sales with a good About Me Page

How Important is it to have a Good ‘About Me’ Page on eBay?

Selling on eBay? If you’re selling on eBay you have to make sure that as many people as possible see your auction listings, otherwise you could be missing out on a lot of sales. So what’s the best way?

Writing brilliant product descriptions in your listing description box is one way (and always should be), and so should having a catchy title, but is there anything else you can do to get people to look you up? Of course there is, and it’s called the ‘About Me’ page.

If you’re relatively new to selling on eBay, you may not know what an ‘About Me’, page is, but it’s really quite simple. An “About Me,” page is a webpage that allows you to write anything you want about you, the items that you sell, or type of services that you offer.

Don’t feel that you shouldn’t be shamelessly boasting about how good you are, or what you can offer – that’s the whole point of it! If you are very good at something, let everyone know. Tell them about yourself, what you like and dislike but most important of all, tell them how good your products are, and what other auctions you may have got listed. This ‘About Me’ page is your big chance to advertise yourself and your products for FREE – don’t miss it!

All the successful eBay sellers, including the PowerSellers, have excellent ‘About Me’ pages linked to their items. If you’re in any doubt about what to write, or how much to say, then click on a few of these PowerSellers ‘About Me’ pages and see what I mean. Get some ideas from them before you do yours and copy what they do. It really does work!

If you also have your own website where you sell other items, this is the place to put in a link back to your website too. Just say that if they’re interested in similar products go visit your website and browse around. If you do this, make sure your website also has a link back to your eBay ‘About Me’ page. EBay doesn’t allow links to outside websites from anywhere except the ‘About Me’ page, so make it work for you.

Having an eBay ‘About Me’ page is completely optional, but, as outlined above, there are a number of benefits to having one. With an eBay ‘About Me’ page only taking a few minutes to set up, you would be seriously advised to at least give it a try. After all, you may be surprised with the results.

For other articles and posts with much more information just go to my sister blog http://smartauctionprofits.blogspot.com/ where you can find all sorts of useful tips and tricks about eBay.