Owning your own ebay business is rewarding in itself, but some people overlook the true value of being an ebay entrepreneur. With all businesses, there are ups and downs, but I believe the good out way the bad. I often get asked, "Why do you sell on ebay?" I truly do it because it has become a passion of mine, and the benefits surely are nice. Today I want to walk you through some of the top benefits of being an ebay entrepreneur, and I hope you find at least one that you may not have known existed. Lets take a look:
Set Your Own Hours - This one is a no brainer but its very important. When running your own ebay business, you are able to set your own hours and work when you want to (or can). This flexible schedule has changed my life and is the number one benefit in my eyes.
Health Care - As a Power Seller on ebay, you are eligible to receive health insurance through ebay. Well actually it's through Mercer Health, but with the Power Seller status you qualify for this program.
Global Reach - Ebay allows us to sell to a global audience that makes me more money that I ever could if I just had a local store. My percentage fluctuates, but I sell 40% of my items internationally! Thats huge!
Seller Outreach - Ebay wants you to be successful, because when you are making money, they are too! That's why they are available to help you around the clock. They will walk you through any process and get you set up in no time. They even offer a program called Seller Outreach. With this program they act like your business consultant and will even tell you how you can get more customers to your site. You have to be a power seller to take advantage of this program.
Automation - Ebay allows you to save time and offer better customer service with their automation tool. This tool will automate your listings and relist them if they don't sell. It will also, automatically leave feedback and send the customer a invoice reminder all on your behalf. It acts as your own personal assistant that you would delegate these tasks to. In the real world this would cost you hundreds of dollars.
These are just a few of the benefits that I find noteworthy. All of the benefits listed above have allowed me to be successful on the ebay platform, and I know ebay will continue to keep adding benefits for us sellers. What ebay benefits have you found to be helpful?