Managing a business on eBay is time-consuming. There’s always tasks you want to get to, but you’re busy fulfilling orders, managing inventory, keeping numbers in check and swamped with other mundane necessities. As a result, the tasks that grow your business are the ones you never get to.
Of course, being organizing tediously will shave a couple of minutes here and there. But by the time you get to the good stuff - you’re exhausted. So, what can a merchant do to break this wheel? Well, actually, to stop doing those tasks all together. Let us explain how to achieve that without destroying your business on eBay.
Business on eBay: Taking care of the burdens
Managing stock numbers, processing orders, shipping and labeling… What do the tasks overwhelming you have in common? They’re all a part of inventory management.
Conveniently, there are now universal inventory management software options. Back in the day, companies used to hire expensive programmers to build such software just for them. As expensive as it was, the benefits outweigh the costs every time.
Nowadays, you can start using such software within the hour and at barely any cost. The thought that some merchants still don’t use inventory management software and expect to succeed is crazy.
The market and it’s trends shift too quickly to have merchants slumped over elsewhere and not looking at it. You make money in ecommerce by paying attention. And you can’t pay none if you’re busy copy-pasting a customers address onto a shipping label.
The extra mile
The next big step you could take is to start using Amazon’s Multichannel Fulfilment (MCF). They store, pack and ship your goods to customers for you. On top of that, MCF is known for their timely and careful deliveries. That’s a great way to boost your ratings and get positive feedback - something every business on eBay welcomes.
The more feedback you have, the more trusted and authentic you appear as a community member. It is very difficult to get sales with a low feedback score. - Suzanne Wells
So, if inventory management takes care of aforementioned tasks and Amazon MCF completely takes care of the physical aspects - all you’re left with is the tasks that matter and grow your business. From a shop assistant to a business shot caller just by adapting technology.
It utilizes a centralized data system. Meaning, if any stock numbers change - the system automatically updates all numbers everywhere. Even if you use multiple sales channels for your products (say, Amazon or Etsy in addition to eBay) - the updates are immediate throughout every channel.
The centralized data system is also the soil for many cool features, like Reports. It’s hard to know how your business is doing if you don’t analyze your performance. With Multiorders Reports you can review these numbers on a whim.
All things considered
Of course, the success of your business on eBay is more complex than that. But whatever the path is - it will definitely take intense amounts of your time. So, ensuring you have the most of it is key. We recommend trying Multiorders for free. The prices are unmatched by competition. Therefore, your only concern should be whether you enjoy using Multiorders. And we’re certain you will.