Saturday, February 8, 2014

It's Official

We are now "international" sellers.  Yesterday, I created a "new" store on ebay.  They give you many more options than Amazon, including "auction" vs. fixed price; shipping internationally or only to Canada or only domestically; when to actually post your listing; up to twelve fabulous photos of your item; how much to charge for shipping; much more that I can't remember.  I set up our account with two items, a doll gift set and a comic book series.  These were two items we couldn't figure out exactly HOW to list on Amazon, because if no one else is selling your exact item on Amazon, you have to determine the UPC and other "codes" before you can list them.  Not that easy a task for a coupla neophytes.

So I found "similar" items listed on ebay and then listed mine based on those.  Today I'll be completing the doll collection listings, because now I know how.

But I know what you're saying.  "Just because you have items listed internationally doesn't make you international sellers."  Well, what I have to say to that is, "yuh-huh."  I posted both of my items to begin their auctions at midnight last night.  What I didn't know when I scheduled them is that ebay time is PST.  So they weren't listed until 3 hours after I went to bed.  TWO HOURS after that (5 am my time, if you're trying to keep up), a doll collector in CANADA snatched up my doll gift set at the quite reasonable "Buy It Now" price and paid almost as much for shipping!

So now I have to figure out how to ship the dang thing.  And list the rest of the dolls!

1 comment:

  1. w00t! w00t! As soon as I told Brian that you and Stephen are international sellers, he said, "Where? Canada?" He's such a smartass!


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