Monday, September 21, 2009

Getting Started with Product Sourcing, a Product Sourcing Checklist by Worldwide Brands

Article by Worldwide Brands - this is a series of 14 blog posts providing information on how to find inventory and products to sell on eBay from wholesalers with Worldwide Brands and their Product Sourcing Tool for eBay.

Article #2 - Your GPS for Getting Started – A Product Sourcing Checklist

Why do people like a GPS? It tells them exactly where to go, when to turn and even when to make that irritating U-turn! eBay and Worldwide Brands recognize that Beginners starting eBay selling may need some help and direction. We have developed a Product Sourcing Checklist with tips and videos to steer you in the right direction for excellent Product Sourcing. This checklist takes you from drop shipping to expanding and growing your business.

Beginners to eBay selling have a rich set of education materials available to them on eBay. All these tools are easily accessed through the dashboard provided by eBay’s Selling Manager. eBay’s Selling Manager is now available free in the “My eBay” section of the

One of the application solutions available for purchase through eBay’s Selling Manager is the Worldwide Brands Product Sourcing Tool and wholesale drop shipping database. You can source products from within Selling Manager without leaving the eBay selling platform.

Worldwide Brands provides a Getting Started Checklist for eBay Members looking to find products to sell on eBay. Users can access this checklist by selecting the Getting Started Checklist link from the list of menu items in the Worldwide Brands Member Center.

This checklist covers the following eleven important Getting Started steps:
  1. Learn eBay’s Essentials
  2. Decide whether Auctions or eBay Store First
  3. Establish a Legal Business
  4. Get a Business Bank Account
  5. Determine What You’re Going to Sell
  6. Don’t Just Call Your 1st Wholesale Supplier – Prepare First
  7. Start Calling Wholesalers On Your Preferred Products List
  8. Get Ready to Collect Your Money!
  9. Create your eBay Store or eBay Auction listings.
  10. Tell the World Where You Are!
  11. Repeat These Steps to Grow Your Business

The checklist contains more detail for each step on this list. It provides pointers as to what to do and how to get it done quickly. It also has links to useful education videos and helpful resources.

Worldwide Brands is an eBay Certified Solution Provider, providing product sourcing access and information for eBay sellers. They are the publishers of an extensive directory of legitimate, fully-verified ecommerce wholesalers and manufacturers.

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