Are you ready to start a home business in e-commerce and are wondering which is better: eBay or your own Kibo Code Quantum Store store? Would you like to learn some of the pros and cons for selling on eBay and your store?
Do you understand some of the major differences between being a seller on eBay and selling on your own store? Here are some points that should help you decide if eBay or your own website would be better for you.
Is the Kibo Code Quantum Store Legit?
As long as you follow all the steps that Steven Clayton and Aidan Booth lay out inside the Kibo Code Quantum membership training then creating your own ecommerce store will be legit. If you don't cut corners and follow all the steps they even guaranteed you will make money with your ecommerce store.
Ecommerce Rules and Policies
eBay has rules and policies that you must abide by to be able to sell on the site. If you fail to do this, your selling privileges are subject to suspension.
With your own website, you aren’t policed and don’t have eBay watching your every move.
What Can Be Sold
eBay has restrictions as far as what can be sold on the site. With your own website, provided you aren’t breaking any state or federal laws, you can sell whatever you want.
Store Ratings and Reviews
eBay allows buyers to leave feedback for sellers, along with detailed ratings from one to five on: item as described, communication, shipping time and shipping cost. If you are a smallish seller, it only takes a couple of low ratings, which are ones and twos, to get you suspended from selling. Suspension is not an issue if you have your own website.
Fees For Selling Items
eBay has graduated fees for listing an item, either fixed price or auction style, along with final value fees based on the selling price of the item. You don’t charge yourself fees on your own website.
eBay has an extremely complicated and basically faulty search engine that has for its default search something called Best Match. You are supposed to be ranked higher in Best Match if you are a PowerSeller, a top-rated seller, fill out all of the item specifics, offer free shipping, etc.
Store Search Algorithms
Nobody really knows how this Cassini search works as far as its algorithm but the general consensus among eBay sellers is that it doesn’t work as it is supposed to with sellers who jump through all of the hoops finding their listings buried way down in Best Match search results. Your listings may or may not be seen.
With your own website, your items are all right there to be seen with no ranking or weird search algorithms to contend with.
eBay does not allow sellers to offer to accept non-electronic payments such as checks or money orders. This can cost you sales.
On your own website, you are at liberty to accept any kinds of payment you prefer.
Traffic To Your Items
eBay has an enormous flow of global traffic through the site 24/7.
There is no feasible way you could possibly hope to match that amount of traffic on your own website.
eBay is a household word in most civilized parts of the world with a ton of brand recognition.
You cannot duplicate or ever hope to achieve that kind of fame or build your brand to that extent with your own website.
eBay spends big bucks on marketing and advertising. This benefits sellers because it brings increased traffic.
Traffic With The Kibo Code Quantum
With your own website, unless you’re a billionaire, you wouldn’t be able to match eBay’s advertising budget. But the good news is you don't have to if you have a reliable way to send traffic to your store.
Aidan and Steve teach how you can generate targeted traffic to your own store with the Kibo Code Quantum (learn more here). The plus to this is that you items are competing with other stores. Once the buyers lands on your store's website they will only buy from you.
eBay has built up a following of faithful shoppers who visit the site frequently for certain items they want or need. eBay has millions of repeat customers.
No matter how hard you work at delivering fantastic customer service and what enticements you offer consumers to lure them back to shop with you again, you could not reasonably hope to ever build the repeat customer base that exists on eBay.
eBay has a strong community of sellers who have discussion boards based on their specific niche. You can learn a lot from these other sellers and get questions answered when necessary.
With your own website, you do not have this kind of support system.
eBay does have a program in place that helps detect suspicious bidding and buying activity and other unsavory sorts of buyer behavior such as a pattern of excessive returns or refunds.
You might be able to purchase a similar program for your own website, but it would be pricey.
eBay maintains its website and glitches are worked on quickly. You can count on the site staying up and running.
With your own website, you must be vigilant about maintenance and it could get expensive if you have technical difficulties, possibly costing you sales until the problem is resolved.
The Bottom Line
When all is said and done, there really is no answer to the question of which is better: eBay or your own website. There are pros and cons to each venue for an e-commerce business. The one you choose for your e-commerce home business depends on your own personal goals and preferences. If you are looking to build your own ecommerce store then The Kibo Code Quantum is a great place to start.