Not sure which is the best marketplace for you to sell on: eBay or Amazon? Then keep reading, because I’m going to go over the advantages and disadvantages of both. You might find after reading this article that you want to sell on both. And that is fine! You can sell your items on both. Or, you might find that you want to focus on one marketplace. That is fine, you can choose just one.
Not sure what to do? Then read on to find help to make your decision.
eBay is the biggest online marketplace in the english-speaking-world
If you want to appeal to the most buyers, then eBay is the largest marketplace in the english-speaking-world. This makes it appealing if you want to target as many people as possible. Amazon is smaller. It is still very, very big – but it is smaller.
Amazon has no upfront fees
When you list an item on Amazon you do not have to pay upfront fees with a personal seller account. You only pay fees after you’ve sold an item. This is really good if you aren’t sure if an item is going to sell. On the other hand, if you sell on eBay, you have to pay a fee to list your item.
Both are very easy websites to use
The good news is that both websites are very easy to sell your items on. Even if you aren’t very “techy” minded, it doesn’t matter. You don’t need to be web savvy to sell on eBay or Amazon. In fact, most people have listed something on eBay at least once in their life, even if it is just some random junk you had lying around the house. Amazon is just as easy.
As you can see, both have their advantages or disadvantages. It is up to you to pick the one that is best for you.