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Addoway, Inc

So you say you want to sell more

Getting sales is what drives us to sell online everyday. We spend all day promoting our stores on Facebook, Twitter, in blogs, search engines, forums, groups, etc and we are still struggling to get sales. We try to talk to everyone we meet asking them what they do, how they do it and where they sell. So you want to sell more
You are not alone. Many people are trying everything they can to get sales and this is why they choose multiple platforms to sell on. They want to spread their wings and be in more places than before to increase their odds of selling. There is absolutely nothing wrong with trying this. You are actually one step ahead of many other sellers who haven't tried venturing out to something new. 
Evaluate - I encourage you to spend time thinking about the products you are selling right now. How long have you been selling them? Why do you sell them? Do you drop-ship? It's always good to evaluate your product line to see if there are voids you can fill. Should I add new products or eliminate old? What types of buyers would purchase my items? Successful sellers are always looking for ways to enhance their product line. 

Some products sell better on some marketplaces and not so well on others. Sometimes this is due to the general buyer traffic that comes to a specific site i.e. (they go there looking for Fashion and you sell Art). Other times it is due to the general age of the marketplace. Addoway has only been around for one year while other marketplaces have been around for three years, some six, and others over a decade. 
Any good thing takes time to develop and you have to be ready for that. Some sellers can jump into any site and immediately sell everything and anything in their store and we already see this on Addoway. This can be due to a variety of things: their product line (Is it popular? Is it selective?), their advertising outside of the marketplace (Do they pay for advertising? Do they blog? Do they have a fan page? etc), and maybe their buyer base is huge (they have been selling online for years and do a lot of email marketing to bring old buyers over to their new store). Remember, email marketing still plays a integral role in sales success.
Patience is a virtue. All in all, a successful seller is a patient seller who is constantly evaluating trends in the marketplace. Gone are the days of eBay millions overnight. It takes time and a lot of work to be successful. If you are doing the right things: constantly evaluating your product line, evaluating where you spend your time each day, blogging, doing social media marketing, building relationships with other sellers and marketing to your existing buyer base you will be successful. Sometimes it can happen in one day, but most often than not it's going to take a little longer than that. 

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Donna's Stuff & More
Donna's Stuff & More | May 23rd 2011 at 1306181383

Another great blog! Thanks, Fred.
Fredrick Nijm
Fredrick Nijm | May 23rd 2011 at 1306181851 - in reply to DonnasStuffMore

Hey there Donna. Thank you :) Glad you liked it.
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alicesgiftshop | May 23rd 2011 at 1306183094

Love the Blog. Thank you. Wonderful job.
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Britches | May 23rd 2011 at 1306183099

Great blog post!! Thx Fred!
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Ilene   | May 23rd 2011 at 1306189187

Good blog. Makes me think I need to rethink my whole product line.
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Brian J Wood | May 23rd 2011 at 1306189549

WTG ...and I was hoping we could bring back the "millions overnight" thing. Where there's a will, there's an Addoway, right?
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R Sales Online Grp   | May 23rd 2011 at 1306190339

You hit the nail right on head,Good read
Fredrick Nijm
Fredrick Nijm | May 23rd 2011 at 1306193743 - in reply to R Sales Online Grp

Glad you enjoyed the read Brian and Larry. More to come.
LouieTheSeller | May 23rd 2011 at 1306194940

I continue to learn a lot about eCommerce from reading your blogs. Thank you for taking the time to share.
 | May 23rd 2011 at 1306196345

Thank you Fredrick!
This NEWest Blog post of yours couldn't have come at a better time.
I really appreciate your advice and knowledge and will be taking your advice!
gifts2treasure | May 24th 2011 at 1306297324

I have several webstores, and wonder if I should list the same products at different stores to see what results I get.
Or should I offer different products at different stores? I have stores on bonanza, ecrater, addoway, webstore, junkables, and my own personal webstore. One thing I try to do is offer other stores free links to my links page on my personal website, and when someone follows me on twitter, I try and follow them, also. Hope this will work out
to everyone's advantage. I also post in the forums to bring attention/traffic to my stores. I have a forum(message board) on if anyone wants to open a discussion, or comment on something.
Great post, Fred.


PS Is Google Checkout better here than Paypal...I am using my google checkout on another store, and it just ain't doing anything.
gifts2treasure | May 24th 2011 at 1306297579

OOPS...I made a mistake on the URL on my should read...
It is in no way connected with the one that is listed. Just saying...come on over and see us sometimes. PJ
Fredrick Nijm
Fredrick Nijm | May 25th 2011 at 1306348257 - in reply to gifts2treasure

Hey PJ, I will definitely check out your forum.

Many sellers sell the same products on every store to see which ones gets the bites and it's a little easier to then decide which platform to spend more time marketing for, but it can also be beneficial to start off with certain products on certain marketplaces depending on the niche focus of the marketplace. It is all up to the time you have to be able to monitor all the sites and make sure you are seeing each other and taking care of your clients. There is no concrete 100% better way either way, so it really is up to you. If you have the time I believe it's much easier to place the same items across multiple platforms.