eCommerce Platforms

While there are millions of websites on the Internet, surprisingly few have figured out how to make money. Instead of starting from scratch, Ecommerce Entrepreneurs all over the world are bringing their products to the most successful online platforms where they can take advantage of the name recognition of some of the giants in this marketplace. Platforms like Amazon, eBay, Shopify, Merch, Etsy, Walmart, Jet,and several others are all much more likely to receive visits from online searches, and therefore have the ability to deliver customers to the sellers who use their platforms. Click the links below to find tools, supplies, services, and information to help you navigate through some of the more popular eCommerce Platforms. More information is being added regularly, so bookmark this page and check back often.

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Business Models

Marketplaces are where you sell but what about what to sell? There are many different business models and products to sell. Below you will find some of the most popular business models. Click on them to learn more.

Bookselling Information

Bookselling, or selling new and used books on Amazon, is one of the most popular Ecommerce business models. Many online sellers get their start by gathering up a few books from around their home and listing them on Amazon, eBay, or one of the many other Internet platforms. Book Selling is one area of Ecommerce that can be built to scale and become incredibly profitable. This page will be a resource for you to find instructions, services, supplies and most importantly, a calendar of upcoming book sales throughout the entire country.

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Arbitrage Information

Arbitrage Definition: Taking advantage of price differences within two or more markets at the same time (Buy Low and Sell High).

Retail Arbitrage (RA): Finding products in retail establishments that present an arbitrage opportunity.

Online Arbitrage (OA): Finding products online that present an arbitrage opportunity.

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Bundling on Amazon: Amazon sellers can combine different products from the same or different brands to create a new bundled product. Amazon even shows you the other products people looked at and bought after visiting at a product page. Creating a well-designed bundle of complementary products serves to provide value and convenience to Amazon customers. Learn how to do Amazon bundles the right way.

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Liquidation Information

Liquidation & Wholesale are two different things, but people often use the terms interchangeably. Finding a source for profitable inventory is what most people want, and few things are more profitable in the buying and selling business than liquidation. Manufactures, distributors, retailers, and even resellers liquidate inventory that they are unable to sell. Their inability to find a buyer is YOUR opportunity. Check out some of the great Liquidation resources we have identified.

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Wholsale Information

Wholesale, in the truest sense of the word, refers to the inventory that is purchased in large quantities, to be resold at retail. Many companies like to pretend that they are wholesalers when in reality, they are just another “middle-man”, eating away at the retail profits. Wholesale buyers purchase directly from manufacturers and their licensed distributors, and are generally required to submit proof of Sales Tax Exemption and Business License documentation. Check out some of the great Wholesale resources we have identified.

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