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Five-And-Dime



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:23 pm    Post subject: MarketPlace Cost Reply with quote

Good Evening, Friends,
As I transition away from eBay, I am slowly adding my new items to my Store here. I currently have MarketPlace Cost at 2.9%. I also 'Tweet' & Share to FB my items. I include an eCrater link to any non Sales Thank You's I make. Is 2.9% the right amount ? I had 5.9% once, and didn't see a difference. Opinions welcome. Thank you. ! Smile
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MoonwishesStore



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think 2.9% is the only one a newbie can have for their first 3-6 months. Other than that you can picked whatever percentage you like. Don't forget that you only get charged that if you sell something through Google Shopping in an 'ad' by eCRATER'. Orders that come in via any other way have no fee tacked on, so worth it if you promote you inventory as much as possible.

I have been running at 2.9% for most of the years it has been a policy. I used G+ as a way to advertise my inventory but as soon as they took that away I could see that my sales here were tumbling and so I changed to 5.9% which seems to have stabilized sales a bit. Hard to tell with this month as I lost 10 selling days.
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Five-And-Dime



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, @MoonishesStore,
I'm not a newbie, I'm not sure of my Anniversary, but, I think I've been 'here' over 10 years.
I was neglecting my eCrater Store, but, frankly, w/ sales so stinky on Etsy & eBay, I figure, if I'm going to bust my bum to self promote, why not:
1) Support eCrater.
2) Pay a lower rate & not be 'hidden' by the Venue.
I had 5.9% and made a sale a month ago.
I changed to 2.9% but wondered how big a difference it was.
I'm doing Twitter, FaceBook, & Pinterest posting every day now.
I take Stripe & PayPal.
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MoonwishesStore



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good. Don't forget things like your signature with a link to your eCRATER store on your emails and the and any forums (other than one as it automatically gives you a link to your store) that you participate in. If you have a blog or website as well.
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Five-And-Dime



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@MoonwishesStore
Yes - all my other sales get a link to my eCrater Store.
I just stepped up my game last week.
I figure I should see some results around Holiday Shopping Season.
I applied for a 'real' job, and, if I get it, I'll just work eCrater & FaceBook Marketplace... eBay & Etsy are becoming so not worth the effort.
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MoonwishesStore



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started doing this after losing my 'real' job to chronic health problems. It made a reason for me to get up every morning during a year with no explanation or diagnosis. It would have been so much easier to stay in bed.
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Five-And-Dime



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile @MoonwishesStore
I am very happy you are alive & well here... You are a great help & give selflessly...
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MoonwishesStore



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much. This month especially happy to be alive. I was hospitalized at the beginning of the month with a diagnosis of sepsis. Even though I am a nurse, I wasn't up to figuring out what that meant to me. Wasn't until I saw my doctor that I trust the most last week that she said I could have died! Oh well, getting better each day. I do like helping those that I can help here. I had a wonderful mentor when I first started selling online and I try to pay it back.
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theartsandlettersofmaggiethecat



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been at 5.9 % for a couple of years and can't tell a difference over the basic amount. I'm not really active on the site any more. I still monitor it but rarely add a new item.
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