Thursday, June 17, 2010

Amazon or eBay?

A few years ago Golf had used eBay a lot to bring in extra family income. He even became a power seller! EBay has radically changed in the three years since we've been sellers and many sellers have left and other online auction houses have started, taking on the monolith.

Then the other day a friend of mine was saying how her husband had sold a couple of extra new and valuable kitchen items he had but didn't need. I think they were like hood filters or something.

She went on to tell me that he sold them right away on Amazon! What struck me was that eBay is no longer the default choice for people looking to sell their stuff here and there. Apparently Amazon is now!

Amazon is more seller friendly, it seems. For my Pixar site, The Leaping Lamp, I had applied for the eBay affiliate program and was rejected. Twice! Look at my site, what is there about it that is inappropriate to sell eBay products? Amazon took me on right away and in less than a month, I've referred nearly $300 in business to them.

There's an interesting battle brewing between these two companies... who's going to dominate in the coming years? Which company will people think of using first? Probably a third party out of left field, totally unexpected. Another Google - that's what I think.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Anniversary Leaping Lamp!

Peek Inside is all quiet, but I am a flurry of activity online with my Leaping Lamp website. My one year anniversary with my site was on June 5th and wow, has my site grown into something really wonderful. I'm very happy with the results and now I must gear up for Toy Story 3 in a week.

Next on my agenda is creating my next website which will be about.... well, I shall just have to announce it here on my personal blog!

I'm also on FaceBook more often than here on my blog, so please see my profile if you want to know what's going on in the P. family.