Posts tagged ‘vendors’

Do people think your product is worth $2.49?

Suppose you work hard on a product and give it a lot of features such as moving parts or colors or shaders or whatever. Then you submit it for sale and it’s listed at an introductory sale of $5.00 with an added discount that lowers the price to $2.49.

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Continue Reading June 28, 2017 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

Why Merchants Should Think Twice About Selling Exclusively

If you’re a content creator looking for a site to sell your products on, you’ll quickly see that some sites seem to offer better deals if you list your product exclusively with them. You might be tempted by a 10% to 15% increase in commission if you sell exclusively, or conversely, a 10% to 15% reduction in commission if you list your product as non-exclusive. Obviously getting a larger commission and making more money should be your goal whenever you sell products, but is it really a good idea to sell exclusively at one site only?

Continue Reading January 29, 2015 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

Price Versus Quality 2: Does Lowering The Price Of An Item Increase Customer Support?

Basically, it’s the theory that as you raise your price, only “experts” will buy your product, the “simple” customers start to get weeded out, and the “simple” tech support calls stop coming in. This may sound elitist, but what clientèle do you want: the “dirt cheap” crowd or the “willing to pay a little more for a quality product” crowd… keeping in mind that the “want it cheap” crowd may actually cost you more in technical support or other areas.

Continue Reading October 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm 1 comment

Advice for Online Vendors II: Some Selling Truths Exposed

I’ve seen a number of articles in graphic artist magazines encouraging artists to sell their models. One of their main points is that, if you’re already making models for your own artwork, why not sell the models to other people? I’ve seen PDF tutorial e-books try to make the point that creating a best-selling product is almost as easy as just finding a niche and filling it. And I’ve also seen discussions in online forums where top-selling merchants talk about how easy it is to sell models and make hundreds (or thousands) of dollars every month. Well, if they’re doing it, so can you!

I don’t mean to scare anyone away from selling their digital products, but it seems that there’s still a lot missing from these discussions and e-books. I’ve been selling products for about 10 years now, so I thought it was past time to add my thoughts to this idea.
What exactly does it take to make a best-selling product and make thousands of dollars in sales every month?

Continue Reading May 9, 2012 at 12:38 am 3 comments

My Views on File-Sharing

One of the biggest issues that merchants will face when selling and marketing digital items is file-sharing. This blog was created to offer some alternatives and strategies on how to deal with the issue of file-sharing.

Continue Reading September 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm 3 comments

Advice for Online Vendors: Sample Customer Questions

So you think you’ve created a great product and you think you’re ready to become an online merchant? Hold your horses. Having a great product is just one factor of selling things online. Here are some commonly asked questions… and some snappy answers.

Continue Reading January 18, 2010 at 7:33 pm 2 comments


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