Sell your Products & Services Online
Selling your products and services you offer can be a challenging task. Whether you are a start-up company or a larger corporation, its always a smart idea to offer your business products & services on multiple online platforms. First and foremost, it is important that you offer a shopping cart option on your business domain to accept payments. This is an excellent start and a good foundation for your companies online identity. But if the consumer can’t find your website? How are they going to learn about your business? And most importantly, how can you sell your product and/or services?
That’s where other established websites can give you that added exposure you need to boost your sales numbers and get your company noticed! Statistics show that sales continue to increase throughout the online marketplace. Consumers continue to purchase online in record numbers and this trend doesn’t appear to be cooling down. Here is a list of some well known & seasoned websites you can showcase your products and services on with no up front cost!
– It’s hard to believe that eBay has been around for over 20 years! Signing up for eBay is a simple process which requires you to provide a bank account with an attached merchant. (PayPal is one of the best ways to except payments) You can create a business username, take pictures of your products, then post them for sale either via Auction or Online Sales. Be sure to take detailed pictures and describe your items so the perspective customer knows exactly what you are offering. Once your product sells, the customer pays, and your money gets transferred to your merchant account. (We will use PayPal for the sake of this blog) You can choose to transfer your funds via check into your business account which takes 10 days, electronic transfer into your business account which takes 3-5 days, or gain instant access via a PayPal Debit Card. (You will have to fill out a simple application with PayPal to receive your debit card). I strongly recommend taking the extra time to qualify for a PayPal Debit Card as it will be the best for your Cash Flow in the Long Run! Fees to take into consideration are 2.99% + $.40 change from PayPal for each transaction, between 2% & 10% Final Value Fees From eBay, and Shipping Costs which varies depending on location.
Amazon also offers selling product format quite similar to eBay. Recently, Amazon expanded its business model by offering a Selling Services options. This is ideal for businesses looking to boost their sales on a proven popular platform like Amazon. Here is the basic selling services model:
– How Selling Services Works
Set your price
Set prices for standard services up front, so customers can purchase them on Amazon any time. For custom services, Amazon customers can submit requests that are delivered directly to your inbox.
Amazon customers can easily find and purchase your products while shopping for products related to the service you provide, or they can submit a custom request for your services on Amazon.com.
We handle the hassle of payment processing and customer payment issues, so you can focus on doing what you do best—delivering great service and growing your business.
This is unique business model that is sure to keep money flowing into your company!
– Angie’s list is a great way to reach new customers. You can sign up for a business account for free. Once Angie’s list customers begin to contact your company for services, they will review your performance. After three reviews, your business will qualify for Angie’s list’s “Big Deal.” This is designated for high ranking companies who offer special Angie’s list pricing for a specific service. The customer will make the purchase and payment through Angie’s list. Angie’s list takes a small commission and then sends your funds. Its a unique way to build a strong online identity, meet new customers, and sell more jobs!
Sell your Products & Services (Conclusion)
Take advantage of these 3 websites longevity, reputation, and customer base. If you are looking for more helpful information, Read about the 10 best places to list your business by following this link: http://blog.promarketme.com/10-best-places-to-post-your-business-on-the-internet/
Stay tuned for the next blog where I’ll discuss how to use the information you receive from these three websites. If you have any requests or suggestions, please comment below. Thanks for reading.