How to Save Time & Make Money on eBay With a Sales Partner
November 3, 2007
Do you ever feel like there’s not enough time in the day? As I juggle my family time, work, and online endeavors I always find myself wishing for extra hours in the day. I’ve been looking for ways to make better use of my time and last night I made some progress!
No Time for Selling
I’ve been selling on eBay for a few years now and it’s been a nice way to earn some extra money on the side. Unfortunately, I’ve gotten busy enough lately that now I have thousands of dollars of eBay merchandise that I’ve purchased but is just waiting to be listed online. I’ve been looking to outsource the work or partner with someone for a while but hadn’t run across the right relationship, until last night.
Spreading the eBay Bug
I managed to get one of my friends and former co-workers hooked on eBay about a year and a half ago. He sat in the cube adjoining mine and after hearing me talk about my success on eBay he asked me to help him get started as well. He’s sense moved onto a different job but we’re still friends and we had his family over for dinner last night.
During the course of the evening I mentioned my search for an eBay partner and he immediately expressed his interest. Since getting started online he has opened his own eBay store and now sells more than I do. We haven’t figured out all the details yet but we’re going to work together to get my backlog of merchandise listed and sold. He’ll likely list, sell, and ship the products and we’ll split the profits after fees. It’s a pretty good setup, he’s looking for more items to sell and I’m looking for help getting my products sold.
Win/Win eBay Relationship
It feels like a win/win relationship to me. Of course, we’ll decide on the terms up front so there are no misunderstandings, we don’t want to jeopardize our friendship over eBay sales. I’ve been stressing over this for some time now so it’s nice to find a solution. I love it when things like this just fall into place. I really should have thought it up sooner instead of just stumbling across it but I guess that’s the way life works sometimes. I think becoming eBay partners will save me time, free up my cash tied up in merchandise, and him make more money.
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