Is buying customised shit off of Alibaba and selling on Amazon/ebay etc. a viable way to make money these days?
I'm not looking to make millions, just some income during summer holidays etc. when I don't have classes
That's impressive, well-done anon. How many products does your account have listed? Any advice with getting started? I've been researching this for months and have a decent idea of what goes into selecting a product to sell, importing it, etc, but I'm still nervous when it comes to starting it. Especially since I only have a few grand to work with.
Seems like a lot of work for relatively little.
If it's something everyone can do it doesn't really see like I'd make any good money. Selling cheap Chinese shit on eBay is something everyone does to the point of it making a few cents per item...
I started with an intial purchase of 12k, with a majro focus on plus size clothing for women. Then I just went to most of the major platforms (Etsy mostly, but Dawanda, Asos also) and I undercut the pricess of the ''handmade'' stores . The hard part is dealing with refunds, packages that are not being picked up, ''customization orders'' , chargebacks etc. As soon as you jump the 50 sales a month benchmakr, get help or you will be falling behind on time frames.
I try to keep the catalogue up to 100 at any time.
Alibaba and related sites simply ship in bulk, but once you've purchased from someone several times, you may just bypass the site , avoid fees and get from the manifacturer directly.
Pricing depends on the quality of the item to be frank, if you are buying tunics for 4$ don't expect to be able to push them for 50$, as dumb as people are , you will start getting negative reviewes.