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How Internet Auctions are Changing the Face of Commerce

Just about everybody knows someone who has sold something on eBay. If you don't know what to do with something a common response is Sell it on the Bay. Internet auction sites are actually changing the face of e-commerce and small-business around the world. 30 million people visit eBay on any given day. And that is only eBay. There are many other auction sites that are quickly gaining in popularity including:, Yahoo auctions, and Bidville.

These auction sites provide sellers the opportunity to put up items for sale while charging a listing fee and a percentage of the selling price. People all of the world can find these products for sale at bargains.

Bargain hunters can find super deals at these auction sites and those interested in a business opportunity have an easy way to break into e-commerce. There has probably never been a better opportunity for people to get started in their own business with so little money up front. For example, on eBay a seller can set up an online store within only a few minutes and be selling from their own URL address for less than $20 a month. It is really that easy and the only problem an individual faces is finding things to sell.

Finding products to sell is no easy task. It requires a consistent and regular effort. There are many sources for finding products to sell at online auctions. Some of sources used by successful sellers include: their own attics, garage and yard sales, clearance racks at major department stores, wholesale suppliers, liquidators, drop shippers and thrift shop. Drop shippers are becoming very popular for sourcing products for auction seller because the seller does not have to invest a lot of money in inventory. Drop shippers will ship products directly to customers for an additional fee above the wholesale price.

The main reason that eBay as well as other auction web sites provide the optimum opportunity for sellers to start an online business is because they already have traffic. One of the most difficult parts of starting online business is getting people to find your site. EBay has already solved this dilemma. The people are there and all you have to do is show up with something to sell.

Another reason why people can be successful starting a business through online auctions is because everyone is on a level playing ground. An individual working out of his living room can compete in the global marketplace against large well-funded companies. The resources and the tools that are available to sellers are the same whether you are an individual or corporation. If you'll is dreamed of starting your own business they did know how to get started - now's the time. Your first sale is probably sitting in a box in the garage.

Victoria Wadelly is the owner of FARGO Auctions Ltd which is an excellent place to find auction links, resources and articles. For more information go to:

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