09/21/2020 at 7:37 pm #81771
09/21/2020 at 8:44 pm #81773AmatinoParticipant
- Location: Texas
Greetings Kate & Tom. Welcome to the Forum. Always pleased to have new Trash Elves join us!
09/27/2020 at 2:59 pm #81949
Thanks Amatino 🙂 🙂
We enjoy acquiring all types of items in every way possible.
Kate & Tom, 2nicepeople
09/21/2020 at 9:27 pm #81778LaurenParticipant
- Location: Central Illinois
Welcome! 2004? That’s awesome 🙂
09/22/2020 at 7:21 am #81788JayKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Welcome. Have you both been selling full-time since 2004? Or has it been a side business?
09/27/2020 at 3:57 pm #81953
Hi Jay (and hi Ryanne), thanks for saying hi. We watch you often.
In answer to your questions, we started with one eBay account (2nicepeople) in 2004 both of us full time, we attended the eBay convention in New Orleans. We became Power Sellers in the first six months. Then in 2005 we started a 2nd eBay account with both of us full time. Then in 2006, a 3rd eBay account. Then in 2008 another account, then in 2010, two more eBay accounts. Then in 2012 one other, so 7 accounts in total.
We watch and listen to your shows for many years! We have sent you an email TheScavengerLife@gmail.com with more information about us.
Connect with you again soon. 🙂
Kate & Tom, 2nicepeople
09/27/2020 at 7:21 pm #81962sonia_pcParticipant
- Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Hi and welcome! Could you share the reasons why you choose to create new accounts? Thanks
09/27/2020 at 10:29 pm #81967
Thanks for your question. We had many different accounts in order to be able to directly concisely manage, stock and control our ability to focus in on each specific type of items (or uses).
Also be easily able to divide separate marketing and more importantly specifically to not only manage and drive traffic campaigns, but able to precisely track our actual results and our advertising ROI (return on our ad investment dollars ) to our different stores.
We had an eBay store with every eBay account, as well as we had a unique dot com separate direct web addresses for each account store. So in reality each account was its own business with it’s own business name as a DBA (“doing business as” fictitious name). We had many DBA’s under the same LLC (limited liability company). We are located in Florida. NOTE: You must check with the state you are located and operating from as to what their legal structure is and what the state sales tax requirements are for you specific business. Don’t assume anything!!
One account was for sales of new clocks. Another was for our students in classes we taught to launch eBay ads and then see their results. And another was solely for sales of aquatic items. Another for hardware, and yet another for our consignment physical location. Then another for only motor vehicles, and, the one we enjoyed most was for our sales of eclectic items of all kinds.
One for vintage and antique items, etc.
Each being individual to their purpose for branding which enabled us with keywords and other marketing aspects to create high levels of success with each of our brands and their targeted markets.
Hoping this helps. We are not giving any business, tax, legal or accounting advice. Again, check all things specific to your business(es). Best of success and good health to you and yours 😃
~ Kate & Tom, 2NicePeople
09/28/2020 at 11:20 am #81979TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Thanks for the explanation, and welcome from a fellow Floridian! I have three accounts partially for some of the same reasons (but not as sophisticated a set up as yours) but I found that using more than one account on a single browser was a bit of a nightmare, due to the cookies (I think). (I always list on a desktop). So I use Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge for each different account. Which is cumbersome in of itself, but not as bad as trying to switch back and forth on one browser.
So I’d be interested to hear how you handle seven accounts, as far as browsers go? Thanks!
09/28/2020 at 11:12 pm #82012
Hi temudgin, in answer to your browser questions with managing access with stored passwords on the 7 accounts (n0ted we have 8 accounts 😉 – we only use chrome chrome browser, and all of our user names and passwords are automatically saved.
All we do is click in the password field when we are at eBay log in — and a list drops down of all of our eBay accounts (see that drop down below). One click and we are in any account.
Before switching accounts, you do need to close other browser tabs you have open before switching accounts as the account you were in – you are no longer in as you have logged into another account. It just avoids confusion.
We go in and out of different eBay accounts many times easily and quickly. This is hassle free, no need for multiple browsers, or password software’s. With the settings in chrome browser to save passwords, you can go into settings in chrome and manage passwords. Hoping this helps.
09/29/2020 at 11:40 am #82034TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Thanks! Good to know that multiple accounts can function on Chrome.
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