There’s no secret to having a successful eBay business. It takes hard work and it will sometimes make you step out of your comfort zone. I believe that trying something different is a good thing and can take you to the next level, so I tried an experiment that worked fairly well. A large chunk of my business gets sent out of the country. I ship world wide and rarely run into any issues (with exception of a couple countries). I noticed that one particular item was shipping to Singapore more often than not, so I decided to step outside my comfort zone. Instead of selling on the US eBay.com site, I decided to only sell this item on the Singapore ebay.com.sg site. I thought this was going to be a big change, but it actually wasn’t different at all.
Think about this: When you go to buy an item off eBay, do you go to eBay.com or another countries eBay site? If you live here in the US, then you would probably go to eBay.com. Obviously, a lot of countries come to the USA site, and thats because of the huge market place, but there are other countries that have less competition, and buyers feel more comfortable buying from their own countries eBay site.
I try to sell on the largest and more popular eBay countries like US, UK, Australia, Canada, and Singapore. Being an active eBay seller gives you access to sell in other countries, and it’s quite simple to do so. Follow the steps or watch the video:
1. Go to eBay.com
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see “eBay Sites”
3. When you click on it, you will see a box appear with all of eBay’s sites in other countries (like the picture at the top of this post)
4. When you select the country you want to sell in, just login to “My eBay” and start selling.
5. You listing will then appear in that countries eBay, but everything will still be managed in your “My eBay” so you will know if the item sold and where you need to mail it. I recommend selling items that are lightweight and easy to send, because shipping can be expensive.
This has brought me more customers that I expected, and really has changed the way I look at my eBay business. Have you stepped out of your comfort zone lately? If so, comment below and tell us what you did – even if you are taking baby steps