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With the recent changes over at eBay, the sellers of digital items are have had to change there tactics. This sudden change of the rules by eBay, has caught many of eBay’s digital sellers off guard. Many of eBay’s digital sellers have thrown in the towel and closed their stores already. Opportunity Knocks !!
I think that it was time that some one pulled the plug on eBay’s ebooks anyway. The eBay ebook market was flooded and had started to fall apart anyway. With the masses of junk ebooks that went from Clickbank riddled 1cent ebooks to pasted together stolen content to 3page ebooks containing nothing but links to websites, it was all starting to get out of hand. As a legitimate publisher you would fear the day that your genuine ebook has illegally found it’s way on to ebay with resell rights and would diminish in value to 1 cent in no time at all.
Looking at the positive side, many sellers are talking about how to make your digital items in to physical items (on CD and delivered), and that this is the future for digital item sellers. The argument to this is that, “Isn’t this a step backwards?”,as one of the great selling factors about digital items is the “Instant delivery”, the wanting of something and being able to pay and receive it instantaneously. I understand that if the item is packaged nicely it has a higher perceived value. It’s not like this is a new thing, people have been selling like this for years.
You could compare this eBay digital drama to the time when Mp3′s first came onto the scene. Years ago when the future of digitally downloaded music was first discussed. My conclusion at the time went like this, “It will take 2 or 3 generations for digitally downloaded music to become the main stream and the high street music shops start closing”. When buying your new favorite album is not just about the music, it was about the physical act of going to the shopping center, looking around, going to the music shop and choosing your CD (or tape, or record) and walking to the cashier counter with it in your hand, pay for it, and taking it home, opening the packaging, then putting it into your sound system for it’s first listen whilst you flick through the nice little book that comes with the product. You can now add this to your collection, proudly on display on your wall with all your other music”.
Now the point here is that at the time many people believed that music that is non-physical could never be the future.
Now this eBay digital items situation is the opposite way round, digital media becoming physical media. Now do you think that the previous eBay customers who enjoyed digital items for there convenience, instant availability and cheapness are going to evolve into customers that will have to pay more and have to wait for delivery and my big question is will they appreciate nice packaging and little booklets ?
For me as a buyer of digital items , I would use eBay because I could find real bargains containing information I desired and could get it in minutes. I would receive the product and then soak up the information I needed then probably never turn to that ebook again. Out of all of the hundreds of ebooks I’ve read there is maybe a mere few titles that in my opinion would deserve to be a physical product that I could proudly put onto my bookshelf among my collection of real books.
So where is all this going ? I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I do know that the situation right now is opening lots of new opportunities. If you are in there at the start you could do very well. Keep an eye on the blogs and forums to be with the change.
In the meantime you may want to checkout my post about new options for digital sellers.
Since the sudden eBay announcement concerning selling digital items, there’s been lot’s of confusion about the choices available for digital sellers. As every day passes, new solutions are continuing to appear. Here’s my collection of 7 eBay digital seller alternatives.
Of course you can turn your digital products into physical items quite easily(we’ll get to that in a moment), but don’t forget that digitally downloaded items have not been totally banned throughout eBay worldwide. At the moment the rule seems to be that you can sell digital items but only through a classified ad’s. There are fears that this will change also in the future, which is scaring more sellers away. Because of the sheer traffic potential that eBay offers and also because if for example you were selling ebooks about weight-loss your eBay competitors selling similar products have just gone down by well over 50%.
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What is Digital Media Solution?
Digital Media Solution is a complete video series showing exactly how to create professional looking media from start to finish, they will show you in a series of very high quality video’s exactly what you need to do to compile your product onto CD/DVD just like the pro’s do.
They will show you all of the secrets using totally free methods and tools, so you will not have to shell out a single cent in order to get your product completed.
These companies offer the missing link if you want to turn your digital product into a physical product without to much effort on your part. It basically works in such a way that you upload your digital file to them, and when you make a sale of your (now physical) item, a message can be automatically sent to them, and they burn, package and ship your item on behalf of you. Such companies are, Kunaki.com, CD/DVDFulfillment.com and many more.
4. Sell physical Products on eBay via Salehoo.com
Over 50,000 people agree that this is the best resource for finding the best Product suppliers, no matter what type of product you’re looking for. Everyone from eBay Powersellers… retail stores … and bargain hunters rely on this extraordinary database to find (laid bare) legitimate, reliable suppliers.
Throughout my research I have foun that these CD/DVD Fulfillment companies are not always offering the complete solution for fully automating your online payment and delivery procedure. These are some offering that missing part of the jigsaw. CD/DVD Auto mator, KunkaiWorldPay, Kunaki Paypal, Digital Media Solution,
6. Self Publishing & Print on Demand Services
Now if you are ready to get your ideas converted into bookstore-quality books these guys are well worth a look. Generally more expensive than having your product burned onto a disc, but the quality speaks for itself. If you started to combine books made this way with your CD products they would certainly stand out from the crowd. Just check out some of the examples on the sites listed below of what you can do with printed media.
7. Other eBay’s
Have you heard the saying ” Can’t see the wood for the trees” ?
Well it’s quite easy to get sucked into eBay and become blinded to the fact that eBay is not the only way to sell your wares. Ok, eBay IS the big boy, but which similar company comes in at 2nd place ? There are so many factors to consider here like, traffic, cost of listing, final selling prices etc. Depending on what you are selling and what you what from it determines which alternative is best for you.
The future of selling digital items on ebay’s evolution will probably involve these guys , Kunaki.com. Basically it would be set up in such a way that the kunaki would hold a copy of the sellers digital file, that when prompted (eg. An eBay sale) the automated system manufactures, prints, assembles, packages, wraps, and ships your product in minutes. Costing $1.75 per item to produce and no minimum order. Your products will automatically be available on other major web sites including: Amazon.com, Borders.com, CDnow.com, Target.com, VirginMega.com and Waldenbooks.com.
4 actual digital items that exist right now through kunaki system.
Ultimate Dog Resorces – $77.00
Producing How to DVDs- $24.00
Create an online Business that makes money 24/7 – $76.00
PLR & Rights Domination – $47.00
Just try clicking on one of these examples and notice the drop down box in the top right corner. You’ll be surprised at the countries listed there.
In the coming months there will be many new websites, tools and scripts become available as the industry adapt to this alternative (and more profitable) way of selling digital information.
Check out this is an Great Tool that works in collaboration with Kunaki.com
And don’t miss my updated findings in 7 New Options for Digital Sellers