A seller on eBay or Amazon is someone who sells their own products, or buys and resellers products, on eBay or Amazon for a living. The products that these people sell are most likely going to be imported in bulk and then sold in retail, or purchased at a local store and sold for more. If you plan on purchasing at a local store, download the app called “Amazon Price Check” on your phone. This way, you can scan the barcode and see how much it sells for on Amazon before purchasing it.
This is how most people work on eBay or Amazon. They buy 10 products for cheap and then resell these products one by one for a higher price. A seller on eBay or Amazon will be self-employed, so you will be responsible for your own pay and your own success online. You’ll also need to work with your parents as you can’t technically do this all by yourself. The responsibilities as a seller on eBay or Amazon include researching about the product, determining trends, acquiring items, selling the items, and communicating with customers. Basically, you will run your own shop online. Here is a great article of someone who did this successfully and made around $40 per hour.
As seller on eBay or Amazon just starting, your earnings all depend on the products you sell. If you are able to buy an item at a local store on clearance for $3.00, and then sell it on Amazon for $12.00, you can expect to earn around $4.00 per unit because of the shipping and other fees you’ll pay. This is one of the challenges of selling on eBay or Amazon. You’ll need to find cheap products and sell them for more money, and sometimes those cheap products are hard to find.