eBay Flagged Account

Flagged eBay Account? What to do?

Flagged eBay Account? What to do?

eBay Flagged Account

Recently eBay has giving retail arbitrage dropshippers a whole lot of issues. They updated their item sourcing policy and made retail arbitrage dropshipping technically against terms of service and send a scary email to a lot of people saying that they lost their top-rated seller status because they were dropshipping and worst of all they have been flagging accounts now. What happens when your account gets flagged. When your account gets flagged you will know it. Your sales are gonna drop, your impressions are gonna drop, and promoted listings will stop working for you.

eBay promoted listings down

The flag can come in the second week or the third. Sometimes you can stay under the eBay radar for longer, but the flag will be there around the corner. So In this article, we will try to give you the best advice on what to do if you already got flagged and how to prevent it if you are still not.

Let’s get started!

If your eBay account is flagged, you should rethink your current trading strategy, change your mindset, and fight for something new. You can call eBay to verify code 587. eBay can tell you the status of the account and the possible factors that activated it. In 99% of the situations, the flag is because of the mispresent item location. You can ask if you can remove the flag. However, the truth is that eBay will not do this.

eBay has a response for this: “We can detect when you are in control of your inventory, so there is no need to provide evidence. To comply with the selling practices policy, you must demonstrate a change in your account activity for at least one month. Once compliant, you will see an improvement in search in 1-2 months. ”

Any business has setbacks and must be willing to face them and learn from them for the future. Never be discouraged or intimidated if something unexpected happens.

Try to learn ideas, methods, and strategies, and discover the best way to maintain a decent profit. Move with the times, innovate, and try new ideas.

You can follow these rules.

If your account is flagged, impressions of your product listings will fall by 60-80%, leaving a small number of sales every day. In this situation, you have to find ways to move your business forward.

If you still want to continue with your direct shipment on eBay, you must follow the rules regulated by the platform. This means that you have to work harder to review your direct shipping strategy and make your entire business comply with these regulations. Correct your misdeeds and try to keep your business on the right track.

Keep the rules in mind and then fight to scale your business. Optimize your new eBay store, use it with relevant keywords, attractive images and write a good copy of the product description for each ad. Remember to scale it to get a growing number of impressions and views.

To maintain a profit and continue operating successfully on eBay, market your new store and products.

To avoid being flagged again, it is better that you follow the dropshipping policy on eBay.

Learn the lesson and take steps to reverse the situation.

Set the correct item locations

eBay has implemented an algorithm to detect and limit the visibility of direct shipping accounts. Once detected, accounts are marked and restricted.

Several metrics help eBay find a direct sender that violates eBay’s direct shipping rules. The algorithm considers return labels, return addresses and tracking numbers. The most important factor is the location of the product; Pay special attention to this. To set the correct product location, you can start using the Amazon FBA program. Amazon FBA will fulfill orders and store your items, making it difficult for eBay to detect the location of the product.

Another idea is to leave the ship from China. Most of the senders that sell from China will not be affected by the eBay algorithm. Also, you can transfer listings with locations of unknown items to suppliers that have at least one item location. Amazon’s external vendors comply with this description.

When setting up your product locations, be consistent and make sure the location of your products is the same as a conventional eBay account.

Non-API Software

Web Seller Guru have a solution!

eBay will not report on accounts that appear to be managed by human activity – without any software.

The problem with this is that it is actually impossible to work that way and earn real profits without software that helps you manage your dropshipping business.

So how do you save time and still stay “under the radar” on eBay?

There are tools that allow you to do the work and works as a manual (Non-API) dropshipping software.

In fact, this means that you will simply install something in your browser that will make eBay assume that someone is manually running the stores.

With this method, if eBay verifies the software tools that are associated with your account, they will not find related dropshipping software.

This is because non-API solutions work without eBay’s remark.

With Web Seller Guru Non-API software you will be able to still list your items easy and it will track them, so you can be sure that you wont sell on a loss or sell out of stock item.

In conclusion

It’s not a big deal if your account in eBay get flagged . You have options; Don’t get frustrated and discouraged. Trust yourself and believe that you will overcome this difficulty by finding new ways to continue. Learn the lesson, follow the rules and correct your mistakes and product locations. Make sure your entire business is in line with eBay’s direct shipping policy. Strive to adjust your business marketing strategy. Still, keep calm and look for ways to make a profit. It’s time for you to move on.

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5 reasons to use Home Depot as a supplier

5 reasons to use Home Depot as a supplier

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Using WSG, you have plenty of suppliers to choose from. The full list of all the suppliers we support can be found here. All of them have their advantages but today we will talk about Home depot – which is, by the way, one of the most used suppliers by our clients. And there are reasons for that 🙂

We will go through 5 reasons why to use Home Depot.
1. Nowadays, people are extremely impatient. They see something online, they fall in love with it and they want to have it as soon as possible. To offer fast shipping is very healthy for your dropshipping business.
Home depot have a large variety of products with 2 days shipping. Also, any item costing more than 45$ gets FREE shipping, which is great. And no need to worry about the rest of the items costing below 45$, since WSG automatically will grab the shipping for them and apply it to our final ebay price.

2. Home depot offers a huge amount of items. They labeled themselves ” The World’s largest home improvement retailer” .

And it’s for a reason. Homedepot holds over 1 million unique products.
When finding a niche, it’s really important to be something you are really interested in. So for example if you really like decorating and you are good in it, the best idea is to aim at the Home Decor collection. That is why having such huge amount of items is so useful. Anyone can find what is interesting for them and make their life easier. 🙂

3. One of the most profitable dropshipping categories is the Home Improvement. It‘s also the safest one, with which you can earn a lot.
Shopping for products such as beds, wardrobes, tables, etc is always a tough job. More and more people now prefer to do it online. Many reasons behind that – not all samples are shown in the stores, you have to visit a lot of places to find something you like… blah blah blah! It’s so much easier to just open Ebay and buy your dream furniture with just a few clicks, right? 🙂

By the way Home depots has a lot of items with variations – for example color, which is great and it’s beneficial for you. With WSG you can list variations easily – > your customers will love the option to choose from different colors.

4. “The 30% profits method”
Now here’s something interesting…
If you buy a product from Home Depot and within the returns period, the price of it DECREASES, you can ask the support of Home Depot to match the price for you, according to the new price, and get the difference back.

5. Home Depot > Amazon
If you have used amazon as a supplier, you know that the locking of buyer accounts is a real struggle. Well, there is no such thing in Home Depot, so it’s a lot more convenient to use.

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That’s all folks! We hope to have given you a valuable information on Home Depot and why it is a great supplier to use nowadays. Now it’s up to you. 🙂

eBay Dropshipping Guide for 2020


ebay dropshipping guide 2020

These days everyone is looking to start a side hustle. In fact, according to statistics, nearly 44 million Americans have a side hustle. And here comes the dropshipping to help you!

If you want to earn decent passive income by starting your eCommerce store but are skeptical about the complexities of inventory, delivery, and record-keeping, then dropshipping is the ideal option.

However, if applied correctly, dropshipping can help you make a lot of money.

In this Guide for Dropshipping, we will try to cover everything from what it is, to getting started, to how to make a successful dropshipping business.

Let’s start.

What is Dropshipping?

Dropshipping has been around for a while. However, contrary to popular belief, this is not a quicker enrichment scheme.

This is a retail implementation method where the store does not own or maintain inventory. Instead, you buy the product from a third-party source and ship it to the customer.

You do not have to handle the product yourself or take care of the delivery process.

The biggest difference between a regular eCommerce or brick and mortar store and a dropshipping store is that the person selling the product is not handling inventory.

Let’s take a look at Amazon, the largest online store in the world. Suppose a customer enters Amazon, buys a new smartphone, pays the bill, and exits. Essentially, Amazon must store the smartphone at its retail location so that the buyer can see it and make a purchase.

They must also show the phone, set up their store to display it, make billing desks for the user to make a payment, store billing material at the billing counter, deliver the phone from their warehouse, etc. n.

This is where dropshipping is different.

In the case of dropshipping, the seller does not have a smartphone at all. Instead of storing the items in a warehouse, the dropshipper ships the item from a different shop.

Because you don’t need a lot of money or resources to get started with dropshipping, its popularity is growing. More and more retailers are skipping the strip.

And it makes a big business sense: you don’t have to store any inventory, and you don’t have to worry about packing and shipping. Have someone else do all these things for you while you make a decent profit.

In simpler terms, here are the exact steps you need to make when a dropshipper make a sale:

  • Shop your products online through a catalog presenting your products
  • Attract online users to make an online purchase
  • The merchant forwards the product list to the respective manufacturer/wholesaler/distributor, along with customer details such as name and address
  • The interested manufacturer/wholesaler sends the customer the item list (under the name of the retailer)
  • Dropshipping requires good trust and long-term partnerships with multiple stakeholders such as retailers, suppliers, distributors, and manufacturers.


The biggest reason why dropshipping has become a famous business opportunity is that it does not have a large entry-level.

Anyone with a small investment can start their own dropshipping company.

Here is a list of some of the benefits of starting a dropshipping business:



There is no business model without its fair share of disadvantages. And the dropshipping model is no exception.

Here is a list of some of the most common downsides of the dropship model:



Dropshipping is the perfect way to get into the world of business for beginners and those who don’t want to invest their money.

Previously, setting up a business required a large amount of money. People usually make their parents borrow money or work overtime to make money. Jeff Bezos started Amazon by borrowing money from his parents, and we all know how that came about.

What is eBay?

eBay is an online platform/website where you can sell your products. 

Like other e-commerce markets such as Amazon and AliExpress, eBay’s customer base has grown steadily for years. In the second quarter of 2019, the platform reached 182 million users.

The high volume of users on the platform has attracted online sellers who want to find customers for their products.

Dropshipping from Amazon to eBay

Dropshipping from Amazon to eBay is the most famous method of dropshipping now because amazon as a supplier is offering very fast and free shipping which is nice for the seller’s customers. Also, the customer support of Amazon is great. You will need them for sure.

So what is dropshipping from amazon to eBay looks like?

  1. Find a hot item that you think will sell a lot on eBay.
  2. Create a new eBay listing using the pictures and description from the Amazon listing.
  3. Depending on the shipping of the amazon product, set up your eBay shipping and return policy.
  4. Calculate your expenses on eBay and decide what profit margin will be okay for the product.
  5. When you sell the item on eBay, go to Amazon and order it with your buyer shipping address. Choose gift receipt – this will tell amazon not to put the invoice in the package and your buyer won’t see that you bought the product for less.
  6. That’s it! You made a few dollars profit. Now repeat this process with the same item or multiple items and you could be supplementing your income or generating enough money for this to be your primary source of income.


On the left, you can see this Nostalgia Retro Toaster is selling on eBay for $24.97 and on the right, you can see the same toaster in Amazon for $16.47.

Make market research to confirm the profitability

You will feel that this is not an important step to start dropshipping. However, don’t you hate it when you start doing something with high hopes and it doesn’t work out well?

Because dropshipping is easy to get started, everyone is trying to do it. However, only a few will survive. The most common reason for the failures is that almost no one is doing their “homework” properly! So, do you disagree that you need to do a market analysis before you start dropshipping?

How to do market research for products you can dropship?

Spy on your competitors 

This is one of the most famous methods for product research and it’s one of the most profitable ones. Why? Because what’s easier from just going through sellers and see how much they are selling? On eBay, you can see other sellers listings and also see how many pieces they sold for each product. This is super important information, because if you list an item that has been sold 10 times in the last 24 hours, this item will be more likely to be sold again, but this time from your account.

Spying is not just finding the item and copying it. It’s a little bit more complicated. 

Of course, you can find a winning product, but if you copy and paste the same pictures, title and description you are lowering your opportunity to sell.

When you find a nice product you have to start building your listing properly. Look at the pictures from the supplier. If you see pictures with bad quality or not showing the product at all, delete them. Then go to google and look if you can find better pictures for your product. You can also check on Pinterest. If you can work with photoshop – great! You can make collages and edit your pictures to make them unique. When you are ready with the pictures for the item focus on the title. Don’t copy and paste the supplier title or even your competitor titles. Аnalyze this title. Find the keywords. Sort the keywords by importance. You can use google keyword planner as well to see which are the trending keywords for your item. When you are ready with the title to go and make the description. Use imagination. Build a strong and good description so your customers can understand why your product is special and why they will need it.

When you are ready with the pictures, title, and description you are ready to go! You just built a nice product listing which is more likely to sell than 95% of the dropshippers out there.

How can I track if my supplier changes the price or the product go out of stock?

Although the dropshipping business model does not require you to store inventory, it is a good practice to maintain a section in the inventory of vendor warehouses as you will sell their products under your name.

The good news is that we are here to help you!

We offer inventory management and multi-warehouse dropshipping management software tools.

WSG Dropshipping Automation

Web Seller Guru has revolutionized the market for dropshipping automation software with multiple features that helps thousands of dropshippers every day.

Tracking System

Tracks the price and stock availability on your suppliers on every 1 hour and updates automatically on eBay Checks prices in suppliers daily Checks stock availability in every one hour Updates the price on eBay in case of a change in the supplier's price using a pre-set formula, fully customizable by the user! Changes the price by selected by the user percentage in the case of out of the stock product!

Suppliers we support:

Listing Builder

Upload products in eBay fast and easy using all the WSG suppliers Fast and easy product upload in eBay Automatically extracts product information from the supplier Template system – so that every listing can be beautiful! Pre-set profiles for various parts of your listing to save you time!

Price Movement

Automatically moves the price up to and down to bring more activity into your eBay profile Increases the price of all products by a pre-set by the user amount every 3 hours Decreases the price of all products by a pre-set by the user amount every 3 hours Full control over which of your listings to use the service

Quantity Manager

An inventory management system that helps you manage the product quantities in your store Manage the quantities all from one place Last one feature - create scarcity by putting the display of your products on “Last one” Auto relist feature - your products are automatically released Choose quantity buyers to see on your products even if you have more at the moment


So, that’s everything you will need when starting your first online dropshipping store! 

Don’t overthink and start now!

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Dropshipping from Costco

Costco To eBay Dropshipping

Web Seller Guru offers full automation for your Costco to eBay dropshipping business. You can take your time while we check your supplier items every hour and reprice them when needed.


  • 2-5 day shipping. Costco have fast and free shipping for most of their items

  • Large variety of products. Costco is one of the largest wholesalers in the USA.

  • Wholesale US supplier. With the changes in eBay you have to find reliable suppliers.

  • Costco will accept returns within 90 days , for the most of the items, from the date your customers receive their items.

  • Costco offers a lot of discounted items, so your dropshipping store would offer better prices.

  • You will offer different items than 99% of dropshippers in eBay.

  • Live Chat Support

  • Start your dropshipping business

    Go to costco.com and make a free account. Then you can start looking for products you can sell in your eBay store.

    Upload the products

    Upload the products to your eBay store for seconds with our listing builder.

    Web Seller Guru Reprice

    Web Seller Guru will check your listings every hour and reprice them if Costco increase the prices.

    Collect your profit!

    You are ready to start? That’s nice, but do you have automation software and someone with experience who can help you? Do you know that Web Seller Guru offers a 7 days trial that costs only 1$ for any plan and gives you all the help you need + 24/7 customer support? Yes, that’s true. Start your dropshipping journey, start today!

    Costway Dropshipping Guide

    Costway Dropshipping Guide

    Costway has continued to exceed customer expectations in providing premium products with ultra-low prices since 2008.

    In 2009, Costway has started selling its name-brand products on large third-party platforms like Amazon and eBay. It wasn’t until 2015, Costway finally built its online store at www.costway.com. Within a few years, Costway achieved substantial growth by partnering up with Walmart, Macy’s, and Ziff Davis, continuing matching the exact, high-quality and affordable low prices that customers are looking for, making the online shopping experience easy and fun.

    They offer Free Shipping on Everything nice.

    Costway has a lot of warehouse locations. They have nine large warehouses in total around the world. They have five in the United States, two in the UK, and two in DE.

    Pros and Cons about dropshipping with Costway

    • Costway have 9000+ self-branded products
    • A lot more brands than the self-branded
    • They offer fast shipping
    • They don’t put invoices in the packages (dropshippers heaven)


    • Costway have their logo on the packages
    • Their VIP program is not compatible with dropshipping 
    • You won’t be able to use Rakuten, because its against their policy.

    Costway and Web Seller Guru Partnership

    Costway and Web Seller Guru partnership is a very cool feature that you can use. We negotiated hard and win 3% off for you! Everyone who wants to use the feature can contact our support – 24/7 and he/she will be more than happy to help you.
    One of the coolest things about dropshipping with Costway is that they allow you to get an official agreement. They provide official dropshipping agreements. That is document, certification, that you will get from them authorizing you to sell their products on eBay. This agreement prevents you from Vero violation.

    Costway Dropshipping policy

    When you hit more than $10.000 in sales per month you can contact Costway through email – [email protected] ask for an additional exclusive policy.

    Costway advice you, if you are dropshipper not to use the ebates Rakuten affiliate program. They have the right to deny any outstanding amount of current commission.

    How to become a Costway Dropshipper?

    • Create an account
    • Contact Costway and let them know about your business model
    • Receive certification and approval from them
    • Begin your partnership

    Return Policy

    Costway provides Free 90 days return if the product is damaged. You can read their return policy in the website. This is nice for the eBay dropshippers, because it allow us to have 60 day return policy in eBay, which will attract more buyers.

    Costway Customer Support

    Costway customer support is straight forward. If you have any issues don’t hesitate to contact them. They will always be more than happy to help. You can contact them through email – [email protected] or their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pg/costway/about/ or even Facebook Messenger – m.me/costway 

    Their UK Phone Number – 01473550500

    Payment Methods

    They accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and JCB.

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    How to Dropship from Aliexpress to eBay

    How to Dropship from Aliexpress to eBay

    What is Aliexpress?

    Aliexpress is the largest online retailer in China owned by Alibaba Group and managed by Daniel Zhang. Aliexpress started as a business to business (B2B) company buying websites and then selling them. Aliexpress expanded to B2C (business to customer). They now offer super low-cost prices for the products, because of the connection between the manufactures and the customers. 

    Is dropshipping on eBay from aliexpress is legal? 

    The answer is yes! Aliexpress is totally okay with dropshippers as well as the manufactures. They are happy with all kinds of customers. With their low-cost items, you will be super profitable. 

    How to dropship from Aliexpress to eBay?

    You have to make an account on aliexpress.com. Then go to the search bar and search for your niche products or whatever you want. Then you can filter the items by clicking on orders. This will show you first the items with the most orders. If a seller has more than 1000+ orders you can be sure that this seller is reliable and good. Then you can open the listing and look at the reviews. All listings that have review rate from 4.5+ you can be sure that the customers are happy with the product and the seller is prompt in delivery. 

    How to list the item on eBay?

    You can list all the items in aliexpress with Web Seller Guru. We have full integration with them so it will be super easy for you to make your listings right. With our listing builder, the time for 1 listing to be live on eBay is less than 10-15 seconds. You can start your free trial today!

    Delivery time

    Aliexpress offers a lot of different delivery options for different countries. Mostly they provide free 30-40 day shipping to all the countries, but this is slow. However, most of the sellers provide 15-20 day shipping called ePacket. This shipping includes several countries as listed below. 










    Hong Kong











    New Zealand





    Saudi Arabia








    United Kingdom**

    The United States***

    Vietnam (currently in a trial run)

    As you can see the United States and the United Kingdom are included, so you don’t have to worry. ePacket shipping is free most of the time, but with the new law about sales tax, some of the sellers are charging like $0.50-$1.50 for the shipping. We strongly advise you to choose this type of shipping because it’s faster than the normal one and they provide you tracking numbers. 

    You can contact every seller in private messages and deal with them about the price and partnership. You can see how fast they will answer you and ask them about their handling time. This will help you to build an eBay policy for aliexpress dropshipping.


    Most of the sellers in aliexpress accept PayPal payment, so that’s awesome for us – the dropshippers. We can directly pay with the customer’s money and we wouldn’t have to invest additional. However, the sellers that are not accepting PayPal, are accepting credit and debit cards, so you won’t have problems. 


    That’s the basics you have to know about dropshipping in eBay from aliexpress. If you have any questions you can leave a comment and we will be more than pleased to answer you!

    You are ready to start? That’s nice, but do you have automation software and someone with experience who can help you? Do you know that Web Seller Guru offers a 7 days trial that costs only 1$ for any plan and gives you all the help you need + 24/7 customer support? Yes, that’s true. Start your dropshipping journey, start today!

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    Dropshipping from Sears

    Sears To eBay Dropshipping

    Web Seller Guru offers full automation for your Costco to eBay dropshipping business. You can take your time while we check your supplier items every hour and reprice them when needed.


  • They offer free shipping on qualified orders.
  • Large variety of products...Clothing, Appliances, Tools, Fitness & Sports and a lot more.
  • Wholesale US supplier. With the changes in eBay you have to find reliable suppliers.

  • Start your dropshipping business

    Go to sears.com and make a free account. Then you can start looking for products you can sell in your eBay store.

    Upload the products

    Upload the products to your eBay store for seconds with our listing builder.

    Web Seller Guru Reprice

    Web Seller Guru will check your listings every hour and reprice them if Sears increase the prices.

    Collect your profit!

    Amazon closes French warehouses

    Amazon closes French warehouses after court ruling on coronavirus

    The US giant is closing its warehouse doors in France today.

    All 6 Amazon warehouses were closed following a ruling by a French court ruling that the company was not doing enough to protect its coronavirus employees in the country.

    On Tuesday, a court in Nanter, Paris, issued an emergency order requiring the company to suspend the sale of non-essential goods for a month while developing new safety measures.

    “Sales of food, medicine and hygiene supplies are still allowed under the ruling. However, Amazon France said that given the “inherent complexity” of its activities, and the potential €1m (£870,000) fine for each violation of the ruling, the risk was too high.” – theguardian.com

    Amazon employees have been informed to stay home and not go to work. “In the long run, we will evaluate the impact of this (judicial) decision on them and on our French logistics network,” Amazon added.

    Amazon plans to appeal the judgment.

    Is eBay Dropshipping Dead In 2020?

    Is eBay Dropshipping Dead In 2020?

    If you are an online entrepreneur with an online store, you must have heard the rumors about the death of dropshipping on eBay and I suppose you are now worried about the future of your online eBay business.
    Well, I tell you this: you don’t need to!

    The change in eBay policies

    As you know, bad news often spreads faster than good news, even when they are not true. The same happened this time too.

    So what really happened? Simply put, eBay changed its policy regarding dropshipping.

    As they affirm in their official communication: “Direct shipping is allowed, where you place orders directly from a wholesale supplier.”

    What is forbidden now is “list an item on eBay and then buy the item from another retailer or market that is sent directly to your customer,” they said in their words.

    In a nutshell, this means that you cannot have an eBay store and buy in other external and retail markets. The only allowed way to do dropshipping on eBay now is to close an agreement with one or more wholesale suppliers, that is, a dropshipping agreement, through which wholesale suppliers allow you to sell your products in your store and send them directly to your customer.

    Good news: Doing dropshipping through eBay is still possible, but with some new rules. However, finding reliable new suppliers, able to easily communicate with you, can be a very difficult challenge.

    So If we don’t stay on top of these changes that’s when we can fall behind. We see people fall behind and that’s where this kind of misconception that dropshipping dead comes in. You see for many people not everyone, but for many people when they start to see success with something like eBay dropshipping a lot of people get comfortable in that. You have to adapt to changes. You have to find a way and make things work again. 

    What worked two years ago just will not work today on eBay!

    The first change I want to talk about is the eBay managed payment system. So as of right now when you purchase something on eBay you buy it on eBay but then you get sent over to PayPal to actually purchase it. To actually make the payment and eBay wants to make their system all-in-one. So you buy it and pay for it on the same website just like every other website out there. This should streamline the process for both buyers and sellers so we will be seeing a little bit more ease going into the future because everything is in one place. eBay has also promised us lower fees with this new system. eBay also said that this new feature will open up more payment options for buyers which will hopefully result in more sales. Overall this is not going to have a huge impact on us as sellers. 

    It is a big change, it is a big move, but when it finally finished I think it’s not going to be a big of a deal. The managed payments have to be finished in 2021 – eBay said. So let’s wait and see.
    The new “old” thing in 2020 is the sales tax. In 2018 we saw the supreme court kind of shakeup sales tax here in the United States and put a huge burden on us as small sellers to start collecting sales tax for certain states in certain circumstances when we previously weren’t responsible for that. It got us scared but in the year and a half since that rule came out, we see that it is not that bad because increasingly what we’re seeing is that eBay is collecting that sales tax for us and sending it to all the states for us. Right now eBay is successfully collecting states tax for over 30 states and in 2020 there going to do it for more states. I think that maybe in 2021 eBay is going to collect the sales tax for all the states so we don’t have to worry about this.

    So let’s summarize…

    • If you are not adapting I’m sorry but your business is going to die. 
    • eBay business is not dead in 2020, you just have to change the way you do it. 
    • They will always be people out there who say that eBay dropshipping is dead.

    How well you adapt to changes?

    You are ready to start? That’s nice, but do you have automation software and someone with experience who can help you? Do you know that Web Seller Guru offers a 7 days trial that costs only 1$ for any plan and gives you all the help you need + 24/7 customer support? Yes, that’s true. Start your dropshipping journey, start today!

    eBay and Amazon Free Shipping

    Free Shipping – Yes or No?

    Free Shipping - Yes or No?

    eBay and Amazon Free Shipping

    Do I have to offer free shipping? This question crosses the minds of many sellers when they create their listing on eBay or Amazon.

    While there are many reasons to offer free shipping, there are some reasons why you should consider charging customers for shipping.

    In this article, we will look at the pros and cons of free shipping. eBay sellers may find this article more useful. If you are an FBA seller, all Prime customers now receive free shipping.


    1. Free shipping icon or accent

    Free shipping is usually emphasized in some way. Browse these products on Amazon and eBay and you will see them.

    Note that for both Amazon and eBay, the word free is underlined in some way so that it stands out. On Amazon, this is capitalized while eBay thickens the free shipping offer.


    eBay Fast & Free

    eBay fast and free shipping items

    In the case of Amazon, the Prime logo adds value to the list, since Prime members know they can use their Prime subscription to get free shipping.

    Sellers with a delivery charge may deviate from the main subscribers who think they should receive free shipping as they pay for a service that advertises it.

    2. Simplifies the shopping process and price comparison

    Sellers need to make the shopping process as easy as possible for the customers. This means reducing the work the customer has to do to buy a product.

    In our example above it is clear what the amounts will be for customers on Amazon and eBay. Adding shipping fees makes shopping a little harder.

    Sellers ask customers who are shopping for the price to do some mental arithmetic. This introduces at least one more step in the trade flow.

    Therefore, this reduces the likelihood that customers will purchase the product if they need to do more work.

    3. Free shipping filters

    Many online retailers, including Amazon, give customers the ability to filter all sellers with shipping fees. If customers click on this, your ad or offer will disappear from the results, even if your combined cost and delivery are lower than other sellers. 

    4. More Views

    As a result of offering free shipping on your products, you will get more views of your ad. Customers will not simply bypass your ad because of a shipping fee. Of course, some of these looks will turn into sales.


    1. Lower profit if you incorrectly calculate shipping fees.

    If you offer free shipping and don’t exactly combine shipping costs with the price of your product, you can earn very little, if any, from your sale. Sellers new to eBay make this mistake regularly: They offer free shipping or a fixed-price list price to drive sales. But they will not invoice shipping costs to customers nationwide or residents of Alaska or Hawaii.

    When sellers go to buy postage, they will be surprised to see a higher than expected shipping fee. Some sellers may even lose money from the sale.

    Canceling a transaction is not a good idea for new sellers, as it would affect their performance more than a high-volume seller.

    2. Fewer views

    As with the advantage above, you will get fewer views for your ad simply because customers will ignore your product or filter it completely.

    3. It is difficult to calculate profit

    Whether you sell domestically or abroad, you will not have a clear idea of how much you can expect to earn while the product is sold. This is because of how much you pay for shipping will vary greatly depending on where the customer is located. If you have an international client, you are likely to spend even more on shipping.

    The bonus is that sellers located near you may be more likely to buy from you, as their shipping costs would be lower than buying from a seller nationwide.


    Whether you should offer free shipping depends on your business situation. Many small businesses cannot afford generous delivery policies, as even a return of a few percents can quickly erode profits in the competitive daily landscape.

    If you sell small and light items, free shipping makes sense because the cost of them can be accurately estimated. But for sellers of large products, free shipping can be a bad idea, as customers who are further away will significantly increase shipping costs.