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Is eBay still a viable option?



While there is no doubt that selling on eBay and Amazon is more expensive than it used to be, is eBay still a viable option? Consider this, even if you were to make no gain on your eBay sales you potentially have a new customer who could be with you for many years. What if the main benefits of eBay were further down the line and the opportunity to resell and upsell to customers who came from eBay?
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Even eBay has tried, over the past few years, to forefront secure price listings with some limited success. So eBay is still a viable selling platform as long it brings in traffic which it still does.


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eBay can still be a viable option for sellers, even if the upfront costs have increased. While the platform may have become more expensive, it offers distinct advantages, including access to a vast customer base and the potential for long-term customer relationships.

The idea that eBay can serve as a customer acquisition tool has merit. Acquiring new customers through eBay can lead to future sales and opportunities for upselling and building loyalty. Sellers can use eBay as a stepping stone to establish their brand and gain a customer base that can be nurtured over time through personalized marketing efforts and quality service.

Ultimately, eBay's viability depends on a seller's strategy, product niche, and willingness to invest in customer acquisition and retention. It may still be a valuable platform for those who see the long-term potential beyond immediate profit margins.