ePier Newsletter #26
Starting with Good News
We are happy to announce that we have seen a growth in the number of bids on ePier over the course of this year. We have also seen a jump in the number of registrations per day and searches done for items to bid. In turn, we are also advertising more today than before. We are now 73,852 members strong. Let's continue to tell our family and friends about your ePier community. Thank you for making your ePier marketplace a continued success.
This week's article is simply about:
Getting Back to Basics
For so many of us, the daily grind makes us sometimes forget our key business values. Do you know where the largest marketplace is? It is not on any web site. It is right where you are sitting, the planet earth. For centuries merchants have sold in an open marketplace and had to work at it. No web site can replace good old fashion value "work for a living". We have all seen recent ads "Quit your job and make $100,000 online." A web site can give you the false impression that they will make you $100,000s perhaps because they have more traffic. However, consider that more traffic means more competitors, which tends to drive item prices down. More traffic also means having to pay more to get your items seen.
To get your items seen you are spending extra money to feature on the home page, feature in the category, bold titling, etc. Can you be spending this money better and more wisely? All the while building your business and client base the old fashion way? Be bold, work to grow your business. Do not rely on any one or even a few web sites to bring you customers. The key is to diversify, diversify, diversify; sell on several marketplaces. Do not put all your eggs in a single basket.
Grow your reputation. Simply look at this newsletter's featured seller glasslass to the right. She sells on more than 2 different online marketplaces including ePier very successfully. She uses the same username and works on growing her reputation on the Internet to generate her sales. With lower cost of selling on ePier she is able to keep more of what she sells. She in turn tells her customers to buy from her on ePier helping our community grow. And we have been able to attract good quality sellers this way. Just view for yourself below what wonderful items some of our members are selling.
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NICE CARD,LITTLE ROUNDING CORNERS BUT VERY COLLECTIBLE,PRICED TO SELL.