If you’ve ever felt the frustration of traditional 9-to-5 jobs or the limitations of your current income, you’re not alone. We understand the demand for flexible income possibilities and the opportunity to use the power of e-commerce. In this post, we’ll explore the subject of dropshipping, focusing on the unique strategy of Amazon to eBay dropshipping. We’re here to show you how this fantastic strategy can transform your financial trajectory with step-by-step guidance.
We understand the difficulties you may experience, from choosing profitable items to monitoring listings and ensuring client happiness. Thus, we aim to give you a thorough overview of the process. By the end of this article, you’ll be well-equipped to avoid potential mistakes and capitalize on lucrative possibilities. So, if you’re ready to take charge of your financial future and dive into the fascinating world of Amazon to eBay dropshipping, keep reading. We’ll be there for you every step of the journey.
What Is Amazon?
Amazon to eBay dropshipping offers a lucrative avenue for flexible income through e-commerce.
Adhere to eBay and Amazon’s policies for successful and legal dropshipping practices.
Navigate the unique strategy of dropshipping between Amazon and eBay by capitalizing on the advantages like Prime membership benefits and understanding the solutions to potential account locking issues.
Approach dropshipping success holistically, mastering the full cycle from account registration, product research, and selection to automated order fulfillment while continually adapting to the evolving landscape of e-commerce.
Enrich your dropshipping journey by exploring diverse product research methods, both free and paid, and utilizing services like AutoDS Marketplace, enabling you to curate a profitable product portfolio.
In 1995, Jeff Bezos launched Amazon.com, initially a bookselling venture. Today, it stands as the world’s premier online retailer. Beyond e-commerce, Amazon boasts extensive web services (AWS) and global software development centers.
Additionally, Amazon operates its fulfillment centers, aiding sellers of all scales through Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) services. This lucrative model, handling logistics, returns, and driving traffic, contributes to Amazon’s dominance and attracts dropshippers seeking it as a supplier.
Amazon To Ebay Dropshipping Pros & Cons
Now that we’ve got a grip on how Amazon works, let’s step into the exciting world of Amazon to eBay dropshipping. Think of it as discovering a new adventure’s sunny and cloudy sides. We’re about to uncover the pros and cons of this way of doing e-commerce, so buckle up!
- Free 1-2 day shipping on millions of Prime products (requires an Amazon Prime membership)
- Over 12,000,000 products in total
- Free 30-day returns on Prime products
- Extended holiday returns
- Fast customer service by phone or chat 24/7
- Multiple marketplaces available – US, UK, DE, FR, IT, and more
- Amazon locks accounts due to high purchases.
- Quick Fix: Use verified credit card post-Amazon verification or Fulfilled By AutoDS for order fulfillment using their accounts.
- Amazon’s TBA tracking numbers can’t be read on eBay, impacting ‘item not received’ cases.
- Quick Fix: Convert Amazon tracking to BlueCare Express.
- Amazon Prime costs $119 yearly or $12.99/month.
- Quick Fix: Switch to AutoDS as we handle Prime orders, automating tracking numbers and BlueCare Express conversions, outweighing costs.
Is Amazon To Ebay Dropshipping Legal?
One of the beginners’ most commonly asked questions is whether Amazon To Ebay Dropshipping is a legal business practice. It’s a known fact that thousands of successful dropshippers profit substantially from Amazon to Ebay dropshipping. So, what exactly are the rules here?
According to Amazon and eBay’s policies, they support dropshipping – but not from one marketplace/retailer to another. Typically, you can dropship here if you have a contract with a private dropshipping supplier. Again, this is strictly according to their policies. So, how do we see a different picture in reality? How is this method working for others?
Money Makes The World Go Round
The answer is more straightforward than what most people may think – money. It is no secret that Amazon and eBay are making millions in profit just from the ‘Amazon to eBay Arbitrage.’ They both rely on taking big pieces of the cake from the dropshipping market size, which is undeniable.
To get a better understanding of the dropshipping market size, have a glance at this chart from Grand View Research:
“The global dropshipping market was valued at USD 102.2 billion in 2018 and is expected to register a CAGR of 28.8% from 2019 to 2025“.
So, it’s easier for them both to shut one eye while keeping the other open to filter out inexperienced dropshippers. What matters to eBay is customer satisfaction. The buyers are their product – and they want you to take good care of their product. That is why beginner dropshippers are put under their magnifying glass to ensure they know how to care for their business and customers.
The last thing eBay wants is to damage its reputation caused by inexperienced dropshippers, which happens more often than not. For Amazon, what’s important is to avoid using discounted gift cards. They use intelligent bots to spot them, and your account will quickly get locked with all the funds inside. Therefore, learn from other dropshipper’s mistakes, and avoid making these on your own.
How To Begin Amazon To Ebay Dropshipping
Ready to begin? Great! Before registering a new account on Amazon, remember that you don’t need an Amazon account if you want to opt-in for the Fulfilled By AutoDS service. If that is the case, skip this step!
Fulfilled By AutoDS is a streamlined service that handles your order fulfillment process. It uses its purchase accounts to handle the purchasing and shipping of items. Thus, this service will relieve you from the hassle of managing your Amazon account. Furthermore, it can ensure a smoother experience in your dropshipping journey.
You must register for an Amazon account to process your orders manually or use the Automatic Orders service (different from Fulfilled By AutoDS). Next, head to Amazon, and hover the ‘Sign In’ in the top right corner. Right below, you’ll see the ‘Start here’ link.
Click on it, and fill in your name, email address, and password. Registering is always the easiest part, isn’t it?
Next, click ‘Create your Amazon account,’ and you’ll receive an email with a One-Time Password. Once you enter it, you’ll have to pass a mobile phone verification.
Tip: Don’t use a mobile phone number associated with a locked Amazon account. Once you’re signed in, head to your account settings on the top right, click Prime, and register for a free trial. Once the trial ends, you must pay for a monthly or annual subscription.
If you prefer to avoid creating and managing an Amazon account to fulfill your orders and returns, you can do so through the Fulfilled By AutoDS service, which we will discuss below.
Suppose you prefer to deal with only some verification processes and use your personal Amazon account and information. In that case, opt-in for the Fulfilled By AutoDS service and start automating your orders correctly. Otherwise, proceed with the account creation process and subscribe to Amazon Prime so that your customers will get their delivery quickly and on time.
What Is Amazon’s Shipping Policy?
Amazon has several different shipping options available. Actually, we’ll have the best shipping options since we’re working with the Prime membership.
Yet, we must familiarize ourselves with the different shipping types available on Amazon if you need to order a non-Prime product. Let’s go over the list of Amazon’s shipping options:
FREE Two-Day Shipping (Prime only)
Products sold by Amazon.com or Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA).
FREE Same-Day Delivery (Prime only)
- Items sold by Amazon.com or Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA).
- Eligible for shipments to specified zip codes.
- Commercial addresses are not eligible.
FREE Standard Shipping (usually on products over $25)
- FBA items are regulated as hazardous materials
- FBA items with unique shipping characteristics, such as appliances, heavy furniture, or televisions size 48″+
- Addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico
- P.O. Boxes in the continental U.S.
- APO/FPO addresses with U.S. ZIP codes
Items Ineligible For Fast Shipping:
- FBA Items that marketplace sellers have not marked as Prime-eligible
- Magazine subscriptions
- Personalized gift cards
- Any item that doesn’t have a message indicating that it’s eligible for Prime on its product page
- Addresses in the U.S. territories, possessions, and protectorates (other than Puerto Rico)
- International destinations
- Items with Scheduled Delivery
How To Find The Best Amazon Dropshipping Products
Now that your business policies are ready, it’s time to start the next step – product research. With so many categories to choose from and millions of products, it’s easy to overwhelm yourself and quickly get lost.
But, this is no time to get lost. The product research phase is one of the most essential tasks you must focus on. The products you add to your stores will be the difference between making sales and profit, to no sales and no profit.
Therefore, this part is where the more hours or research you put in, the better the results and the more you will thank yourself later. Before we dive in, let’s familiarize ourselves with the best dropshipping categories and filter out the irrelevant ones to save time.
The Best Dropshipping Categories
Let’s dive right in. Here are the categories relevant to finding hot dropshipping products:
- Arts, Crafts & Sewing
- Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry & Watches
- Home, Garden & Tools
- Industrial & Scientific
- Pet Supplies
- Beauty & Health
- Kitchen & Dining
- Toys, Kids & Baby
- Musical Instruments
- Office Products
- Patio, Lawn & Garden
- Tools & Home Improvement
- Toys & Games
- Automotive & Industrial
- Electronics (Not a new eBay seller account – wait a few months before listing electronics).
- Cell Phones & Accessories
- Computers & Accessories
Avoid adding products from the following categories:
- Echo & Alexa (trademark)
- Fire Tablets / Fire TV (trademark)
- Books / Audio Books (trademark)
- Amazon Fresh / Food & Grocery (it’s possible to dropship goods, though not recommended).
- Movies, Music & Games (trademark)
- Magazine Subscriptions
- Digital Music
- Digital Educational Resources
Refer back to this list until you memorize it for the safety of your business.
So, now that we know which categories are relevant, how do we find the right products to sell inside them? We’ll break this down in the next section.
Which Dropshipping Products Are Not Allowed On eBay?
eBay must protect itself from sellers selling unauthorized or dangerous products. They are not looking for new lawsuits because of beginner mistakes, nor are we. Therefore, avoid any trouble by adding products from known brands and companies. Further, Patents are also a no-no.
Also, avoid adding products related to drugs, tobacco, and firearms. Even accessories to these products are off-limits. To better understand which products we’re not allowed to resell, go over eBay’s Verified Rights Owner Program (VeRo). It will give you a better understanding of what you can and cannot sell.
However, do not panic! AutoDS has an extensive database of VeRo products that is constantly updated. As an extra layer of protection, every time you add products that are not allowed, AutoDS will notify you. Then, you can choose whether to proceed (not recommended!) or cancel the import process.
Amazon To Ebay Product Research Methods
There are multiple techniques available to find hot dropshipping products that will sell. And product testing is essential to test and analyze the market.
Therefore, when we want to test a product, adding around 20 similar products to the one you are testing is best. That’s because trying only one product at a time will take a long time to see any positive results, if ever.
Let’s cover the best methods to find Amazon dropshipping products that will sell on our eBay stores.
1. Amazon Best-Sellers
The first place to snatch winning products is from Amazon’s Best Sellers page. They update this page every hour with the hottest and best sellers from all categories.
These products are proven winners and are a great place to start your product research. Use the abovementioned categories to get the right products for the dropshipping business model.
For example, you see ‘Reversible Octopus Plushie’? Undoubtedly, the niche (plush dolls) and the micro-niche (reversible) are a potentially winning combination! However, the title also says that it is a patented design.
So, what stops you from searching Amazon for ‘reversible plush dolls’?
Presto! Check out those results. Now we can test this niche and begin the product research phase.
Rinse and repeat this method from Amazon’s Best Sellers while considering the categories and products that fit the dropshipping model. Your list will start growing, and the testing phase will prove effective.
2. Amazon Hot New Releases
Amazon’s Hot New Releases section is excellent for finding new product trends. The most significant advantage is spotting and selling products before your competitors. Not only that, but you will also start a hot selling streak when you hit those hidden gems. There’s nothing like catching the wave before everyone else.
Navigate to the dropshipping-friendly categories, and start testing out potential niches. If you’re unfamiliar with them, wait until you start hitting some sales. Then, search for similar products to those selling in the new releases section.
Some dropshippers prefer to shoot randomly at new releases without researching beforehand. That also works, but it will take more product testing until you start seeing results unless you have that good old beginner’s luck, which is always welcome.
3. Reverse Product Research from eBay
Reverse Product Research from eBay involves searching for the same product listed on eBay but at a lower price on Amazon. Specifically, this method aids in identifying potential opportunities for sourcing products at a lower cost, allowing dropshippers to maximize their profit margins when selling on eBay.
Let’s take a look at what we have here at eBay. These adult talkies from eBay sell at $24.26 apiece.
On the other hand, the identical product from Amazon costs only $149.99 per 10 units. That means that each talkie is only $14.99. If we sell this on eBay, we can profit $9.27 for every unit we sell.
4. AutoDS Winning Products Hub
The AutoDS Winning Products Hub is a valuable resource to assist dropshippers engaged in Amazon to eBay dropshipping. Generally, this hub compiles a product selection demonstrating a history of success in sales and engagement.
Moreover, it gives dropshippers insights into products that are likely to perform well. By using this, you can streamline the product research process and identify items that have the potential to generate higher profits.
Furthermore, dropshippers can make informed decisions about the products they list on eBay by leveraging the Winning Products Hub. Thus, we can increase the likelihood of successful sales and improved profitability in our Amazon to eBay dropshipping endeavors.
5. AutoDS Marketplace & Private Suppliers
AutoDS Marketplace & Private Suppliers feature provides us with a comprehensive platform to source products for our e-commerce business. Through the Marketplace, we can access various products from different Amazon suppliers, streamlining the process of finding items to list on our online stores.
Additionally, Private Suppliers offer a more personalized sourcing experience, allowing us to establish direct relationships with suppliers for unique products and better pricing. This dual approach empowers us with diverse options for obtaining inventory, enhancing our ability to curate a successful and profitable product portfolio.
6. Additional Product Research Methods
When it comes to finding winning products for your Amazon to eBay dropshipping business, you can explore various other methods. Here are some options that cater to free and paid approaches:
Free Product Research Methods:
- AutoDS Blog: Our AutoDS Blog is a treasure trove of insights and tips on product research. Here, you can discover valuable information and strategies to help you identify the best products for your dropshipping store.
- YouTube Playlist: Dive into our YouTube playlist dedicated to product research. Through this platform, you’ll find tutorials and guides that walk you through practical techniques for uncovering high-potential products.
- +100 Products to Sell: Explore our curated list of over 100 potential dropshipping products for 2023 in our article: Best Dropshipping Products 2023. This resource can provide you with fresh ideas and inspiration.
Paid Product Research Methods:
- Zik Analytics: Discover a comprehensive product research platform at Zik Analytics. Particularly, this tool offers in-depth insights into market trends, competitor analysis, and more. Thus, it can help you make informed decisions about the products you add to your store.
- Ecomhunt: Explore Ecomhunt for handpicked winning products and detailed analytics. Specifically, this service assists you in identifying products that have the potential to perform well in the market, saving you time and effort.
These methods present a range of options, allowing you to choose the approach that best suits your preferences and budget while ensuring you have the insights needed to succeed in your dropshipping from Amazon to eBay venture.
Amazon Payment Methods
There are several payment methods available on Amazon to fulfill your orders. To see all available options, open your wallet section in your account’s ‘Payment’ settings.
1. Credit/Debit Card
The first method is adding a credit or debit card, then charging the card on each order. Amazon accepts most major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, Diners, etc.)
Add your credit card by clicking on the “Add a credit or debit card” button in your wallet section:
Once your credit card is in the system, you can use it to fulfill your orders. Remember that new Amazon accounts will usually go through a verification process by phone or email before being able to process multiple orders per day. Moreover, you can also add your FSA/HSA card if you have one.
2. Amazon Store Card (U.S Citizens)
If you’re a U.S Citizen, you can apply for an Amazon Store Card. Using this card will make you eligible for special discounts and offers, with an instant $10 gift card.
3. Personal Checking Account (U.S. Citizens)
You can also use your checking account if you’re a U.S. citizen. This method may not be the most convenient, but many still use it, especially those who don’t want to use their bank credit.
4. Fulfilled By AutoDS (No Amazon Account Needed)
Wouldn’t it be nice not to worry about managing Amazon accounts, payment methods, credit card bills, returns, tracking updates, locked accounts, and more – all while having your orders processed automatically through the Prime service?
This dream became a reality not too long ago with our Fulfilled By AutoDS service. To benefit from complete order, tracking, and return automation, you must opt-in for the service, load your auto-order balance, and never worry again about locked accounts or hard-to-manage cash flow.
Plus, your customers will thank you for the speedy delivery service, as their orders get processed immediately, even while you sleep. Many satisfied customers will return to buy from you again or refer their friends and family, all of which help your dropshipping business grow.
5. Amazon Gift Cards (Not Recommended!)
One of the most popular past payment methods was using Amazon Gift Cards. In 2018, many discounted Amazon gift cards hit the market. Dropshippers, as well as end-consumers, were all over these discounted cards.
You can buy a $100 gift card for anywhere between $75-90, or cheaper if you pay with Bitcoin. Profits were crazy, and Amazon quickly caught up with the new trend. They replied by creating bots to spot users using discounted cards and lock their accounts with all their balances inside.
To sum up, Amazon has always been one of the biggest, strongest, and most profitable suppliers. And while we have had a few bumps in the road, it’s only expected on the path to success.
Today, thousands of dropshippers are profiting well, and you are the only thing stopping you from turning it into your success story. Now that you know all the ins and outs and successfully work with Amazon, the skies are the limit!
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Good luck with your Amazon to eBay dropshipping journey, and we can’t wait to hear about your rise to success!