These days there are many ecommerce platforms to sell on from Alibaba to Shopify but the two powerhouses still remain eBay and Amazon. I constantly hear people debating whether they should be selling their items on eBay or Amazon or on both? Personally, I believe that each marketplace has its own unique advantages and that one should choose the option that suits his or her needs best. I’m also a strong believer in diversification to mitigate risk, I previously dedicated an article where I shared one of my most valuable eBay selling advices regarding expanding your business beyond a single platform, I highly recommend reading it. The main difference between eBay and Amazon is the difference between cheap and less convenient and pricy but comfortable. This is obviously an oversimplification but this is how I view the dilemma.
In this post I will be comparing these marketplace based on:
- Scope of reach
- Selling experience
- eBay fees vs Amazon fees