My blog posts thus far have outlined our struggles as eBay sellers and our desire to increase our sales and even expand beyond the eCommerce giant (read more about that here and here). Another important part of our movement as a business involved reaching out to other sellers, both those in the eBay world and those elsewhere. We sought other sellers like ourselves to obtain information, advice and support. The process of networking has helped us to realize that we are not alone in our struggles. It has also given us the opportunity expand our thought process with information that others were able to provide, and share our own in return.
As I searched for others to share and connect with, I ran across the eBay Sellers Forum on Facebook. After spending some time in the forum, I was able to connect with its founder, Victor Levitin. Victor has been an excellent connection within the eBay world. I was able to ask Victor a series of questions recently and am thrilled to be able to share his responses with you.
How long have you been selling online? How did you get started?
Since my student days - 2008. Needed money to pay for education
Always be testing! Improving the conversion rate is an endless process. The average ecommerce conversion rate is 2% - this means that out of 100 visitors to your page, 98 go out empty handed!!
Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
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Thank you, Victor, for taking the time to answer our questions! We have yet to use Crazy Lister ourselves, but it implements many of the things that we have previously discussed in regards to improving our presence on eBay (read more about that here). We look forward to staying in touch with Victor, and with many of the other sellers we have connected with during this process.
Frankly, I am not fond of monkeys. They affect me the way spiders and snakes affect other people. The flying monkeys in “The Wizard of Oz” and the rogue monkeys in Robin Williams’s “Jumanji” were menacing to me, and I closed my eyes so I wouldn’t have to see them.