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Member Name: PBlunts
Advantages: Easy to use, no up front fees!
Disadvantages: Personal users can only sell items in the catalouge.
Amazon is a well known on-line retailer and has successfully been selling books, DVD's, electronics and much more but it also boasts an excellent place for you to sell your own products. The Amazon Marketplace is quickly becoming the place to sell your old bits and bobs, and due to Ebays ever increasing fees it may soon overtake it in ratings.
Amazon is different to many of the other sites which allow you to sell your stuff on-line. Instead of creating your own product description and uploading pics, instead Amazon have a large catalogue of goods where you simply add your selling cost and your item is listed for sale. The only drawback to this is that you are only able to sell goods which are in the catalogue unless you pay the £25 premium membership fee which is only worth it if you are going to sell a lot of items. However, it must be said the catalogue is extensive and if you are selling books, DVD's or electronics you are sure to find it listed.
Like most other sites Amazon has a feedback option where buyers can leave feedback on the seller and if the seller wants they can respond to it. This is a great way of checking out anyone you are potentially going to buy from and is also a great way of letting your customers know that you are efficient and reliable.
Overall I would say the Amazon Marketplace is a lot easier to use than other sites like Ebay and Ebid and also has the added benefit of only charging fees once your item has sold! The Amazon community is growing more and more each day (especially with many becoming fed up with Ebays seemingly monopoly) and the sites traffic has been steadily increasing for years. I would recommend the Marketplace to both personal sellers looking to have a clear out as well as businesses looking for an extra revenue source.
Have fun making some ££££'s!
For detailed information on fees etc. check out Amazon's own selling guide here... http://tinyurl.com/Dooyoo-Amazon