Thu, 07 Feb


Xcel Centre

Introduction to online selling (Ebay, Amazon, Etsy)

This workshop is aimed at SMEs who want to start selling on the Internet and gives a broad overview of how the online system works. Comparisons are made between the major platforms, Amazon, eBay and Etsy, and the role of an independent website is also explained.

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Introduction to online selling (Ebay, Amazon, Etsy)

Time & Location

07 Feb 2019, 09:30 – 16:30

Xcel Centre, 2 Long Tens Way, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6AP, UK

About the event

Workshop topics include:

Why sell online?

Options – selling on your own website, eBay, Amazon, Etsy, Gumtree or Facebook

Common themes of eCommerce

How to research prices and competitors online

Photography – getting the visuals right

Legal details – extra requirements for distance sellers

Packing and postage options

How and why you should treat your customer like royalty

Returns and refunds

Pros and cons of different marketplaces

Choosing the right platform to sell

In the afternoon we'll then move on to looking practically at:

How to set up on Amazon: dealing with the control freak; why advertising is an essential; barcodes are not optional

How to set up on eBay: why it’s not as easy as it looks; it’s come a long way from the online car boot days; how to sell a service.

How to set up on Etsy: more than handmade jewellery; personalising is key; Great Britain rules.

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