Yesterday, I posted about how some wholesale suppliers will try to control pricing on eBay. Still others don’t even want their products sold on eBay at all! To some of them, eBay really is a four letter word. If selling products on eBay is part of your home-based business, do you reveal this to a potential supplier?
In this post, I mentioned some things that you might consider when lining up a new supplier. Maybe get these things out of the way first before dropping the ‘four letter word’. Having said that, if it turns out you’re serious about wanting to sell their products, then you should make sure they’re OK with you selling their products on eBay. And the best way to accomplish this is to be up front with them and tell them that eBay is part of your business.
If they’re dead set against selling on eBay, it’s probably best for all concerned to get that out in the open as soon as possible, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be the first thing out of your mouth. It most cases, they’ll be OK with it or they may have some pricing structure controls for eBay. Worst case, they say no and you move on to another supplier / product line.