Most eBay sellers specialize in selling items for which they have small quantities. Since the average eBay sellers is a home based entrepreneur she has to work within certain constraints.
The limits the average eBay seller faces is a small budget and scarcity of space in which to store their merchandise.
So while most eBay sellers will only stock a small quantity of goods, there are times when an eBay seller will find herself with a large quantity of an item.
While some might see this as a disadvantage for the eBay seller, it can actually represent a significant opportunity.
If you are familiar with the phrase that “adversity creates character” you will understand how this situation can actually help the eBay seller to rise to a higher business level.
The eBay seller now has to devise a strategy for selling this larger quantity of merchandise.
Here is how an eBay seller can successfully sell a large run of an item on eBay.
For starters, the eBay seller should carefully inventory the merchandise he or she has.
The eBay seller would want to know what sizes, colors, and styles, he has.
After carefully noting the type of merchandise he has, he would want to start categorizing it.
This would entail the eBay seller listing every possible category and sub category that the merchandise could fit under.
For example, crew socks with a nice cartoon logo can fit in the following categories and sub categories: Apparel, socks, men’s socks, children’s socks, sport accessories, sport’s apparel, athletic wear, novelty items, collectibles, licensed wear, etc.
The key is to be imaginative.
At this point the eBay seller would create multiple auctions and list them under different categories and sub categories.
The eBay seller will then be able to sell more of the same item, without over saturating eBay.
Donny Lowy is the CEO of http://www.closeoutexplosion.com , an online wholesale and closeout business, and http://www.wholesalecloseoutforum.com , an educational resource for the wholesale and closeout business.