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I don't quite get it

Discussion in 'E-Commerce and Online Selling' started by Cee Vee, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Cee Vee

    Cee Vee

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    Hi.
    I did some good business a few years ago on Amazon and eBay buying bulk from China and selling on (after researching best sellers).
    I don't like that business model anymore, but I want to start selling again, but this time with my own site.

    Trouble is, when I look for any niche items/areas they always seem to be flooded....
    There are literally pages of the same things selling on Google.

    Sooooo....am I supposed to compete with the big boys? Or am I supposed to find something so niche that theres hardly any competition?
    Is there room for everybody?
    Cheers
  2. Excelvan

    Excelvan

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    Nov 27, 2018
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    This is the fact, nowadays, it's quite expensive to get a lead and not mention that turn it into a real buyer. You have to pay more than it used to be to run your business, otherwise, you gotta pay much extra time to do promoting stuff.
    Cee Vee likes this.
  3. Andy777

    Andy777

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    Forget about a simple Importing & Re-selling model - it won't work in 99% of cases.

    To succeed in eCommerce in 2019 and beyond, you have to build BRANDS, market brands using modern communication channels and then you have a chance of succeeding. You still have to be very good at this BUT at least you will have a chance to make it work unlike with simple buy/re-sell concept where you have no leverage whatsoever and lowest price will win at the end.

    You can still of course manufacture/source goods in Asia but they must be part of your BRAND strategy, not just random imported goods.
    muviereck and Jed like this.
  4. muviereck

    muviereck

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    Choose the niche you are interested. focus on branded content, it will help to increae your sales
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