Below you will find a list of links to resources I use for my resale business. Its important to take advantage of all the tools that are available to you. There is no purpose making something harder than it has to be.
Shipping Calculator – Here is a shipping calculator straight from eBay. Use this to get an idea of what the shipping charges will be for the item you are selling and to find your best shipping options. This calculator will give you the same rates that would be displayed on your listing when using the eBay shipping calculator.
eBay & Paypal Fee Calculator – This site has a great calculator to help you figure out your eBay and Paypal fees. It has many variable that you can change so that you can see exactly what your fees will be. You can also input your purchase cost so you can determine your true profits.
Feedback Checker – This site has a few really nice tools. Personally I like to use the feedback tool. You can see all the negative and neutral feedbacks that have been left for a seller. It does a nice job of filtering out the positives and just displaying the non-positive feedbacks.
WatchCount – This site allows you to find some of the most popular items on eBay via how many watchers they have. Watchers are important to bringing your item to the top of search results. This will also give you an idea of what types of items, or what brands, are attracting the most attention.
FatFingers – This site allows you to type in a search term and it will automatically search a variety of ways to misspell that item. It is a great way to find cheap items on eBay.
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Fees Calculator – This is a page from Amazon that allows you to calculate your fees. You can see the fees if selling either merchant fulfilled or FBA.
CamelCamelCamel – This site allows you to easily see the prices of items. You can compare them, see popular items, see how much Amazon is selling the item for as well as third party merchants. You can also watch prices of specific items to see if the current price is lower than normal or if the price has been rising on the item.
FillerItem – This is a great site for Amazon shoppers. If you are not an Amazon Prime member than you only get free shipping if your order is over $35 and sold by Amazon or the item is fulfilled by Amazon. This site allows you to put in an amount you need to hit that $35 threshold and will show you items you can add to get to your free shipping mark!
Etsy – This is the go to site for any crafter or anyone who makes their own items. You can also sell vintage items (20+ years old). This site uses a fixed price format. If you normally sell your items at craft shows or flea markets and are looking to expand than Etsy is the site for you.
eBay – Just about anything can be sold on eBay. If you use the internet you likely already know what eBay is all about.
Amazon – On Amazon you can sell anything with a barcode (UPC) or ISBN number.
Bonanza – Just about anything can be sold on Bonanza. They have a great layout and a great format for the site. Listings are fixed priced. The best part is it is free to list, you only pay fees on items that sell. That bad part is they don’t get a ton of traffic.