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Moving Your Wholesale Business From Ebay to Your Website

Using Ebay to sell your wholesale crafts and craft supplies is a very good idea as you are able to reach millions of potential customers.  As one of the top 20 most visited sites on the internet today, Ebay has successfully helped businesses and individuals worldwide make money by selling goods in an online platform that allows you to promote your products to a global audience. However, as your wholesale craft business grows, using Ebay may not be enough to meet the needs of your company.

Therefore, creating your own website may be the next step to bringing your business to the next level.  But if you've gotten so used to selling wholesale crafts on Ebay, switching to your own website may not be so easy.

To help make that transition easier and smoother, here are 5 tips to make that smooth move from Ebay to your very own website:

First, Don't Quit Ebay All At Once
Sure, you now have your own website where you no longer have to adhere to rules and pay certain fees.  But how are you going to generate traffic?  Don't quit Ebay cold turkey.  Maintain your presence on the site to attract more customers, but you can put a link to your website by placing it in your Ebay's About Page or at your product's description.  Even if you have your own site, you can still use Ebay to generate traffic and to have your business known.

Second, Create a Mailing List
Get your previous and regular customers' contacts from your Ebay transactions, and email them telling them about your new website.  You can also give out coupons or promo codes in your email, to entice them to visit your site.

Third, Create a Social Media Presence
Create a Facebook or Twitter account, post photos on Instagram or Pinterest, and attract followers.  Place your website's links on your pages, and drive traffic to your site.  Almost all businesses today have a social media presence and if you don't have one, then you'll surely miss out.

Fourth, Provide a Pay Pal Function
Paying on Ebay is mostly used through Pay Pal.  Create the same ease in your new website by offering the same payment method.  You can coordinate with Pay Pal and put this function on your site so customers will find it easy to send their payments to you.  Safe and secure, Pay Pal is the most used method to pay and be paid in the world.

Create an Affiliate Program
If you just launched your website, it can be a challenging thing to get people talking about your business.  Sure you can use social media but to maximize your on line presence, creating an affiliate program will boost your traffic.  By having bloggers and writers write about your site and providing them a link, they are giving you low-cost advertising that's proven to be effective.  You just have to pay them a small amount every time someone clicks on the link from their site, and you'll immediately get a potential customer directed to your website.