“From NFL to Game Changer in eCommerce; Ikaika’s Story Part 3″
The story of Ikaika Alama-Francis, a recently retired NFL player and a new player in eCommerce. Ikaika went from no knowledge in using a computer to building an online store, with over 1,000 unique clothing items in just a few months. Ikaika has created a three part series to walk others through the process of becoming a major online seller. This video is Part 3, where he explains the process of packaging your sold item and which shipping option is best for you!
“From NFL to Game Changer in eCommerce; Ikaika’s Story Part 2″
Ikaika Alama-Francis aka “Lister Coach” is going to teach every new user all the tips and tricks about how to use the World Lister application properly. In this Part 2 video, Lister Coach lists clothing items from his house and explains all the necessities and proper steps that should be taken to create a full-featured listing live on eBay!
By the end of Lister Coach’s tutorials, you should be ready to set up your own online clothing store to build a financially secure future!
“The World is Our Oyster. Welcome to the New Age”
“About two years ago I started selling on eBay. After selling cell phone cases and accessories, I started listing used clothing from my local thrift store, “Lads and Lassies” in Pensacola, Florida. I read clothing was the number one thing sold online and figured I should give it a try. After listing a few items, I started shopping for used clothing to wear myself. I bought two pairs of shorts for around 10 dollars off eBay.
I realized I spent the last decade only buying new clothes from the clearance racks of Dillard’s, Ross, and others.
My selection was seriously limited by how cheap I was.
I imagine there has to be a large population of guys that shop the same way I was after graduating high school.
When shopping for clothes on eBay I found myself searching for size, design, and color – not a brand. It was about what I liked, what shirt looked the best to me. I started noticing that brand was of little concern.
My selection was limitless and global.
So, I took the next year and started selling nothing but used clothing on eBay. I was associated with around 2,000 transactions of nothing but used clothes on eBay. More often than not, I started to notice even women were no longer caring about what brand they were buying. I started selling multiple shirts of brands such as Arizona or Sonoma. These were brands from the 90′s. They weren’t vintage or “in,” but they sold.
Through my testing I found that personal desire of the consumer is at its highest peak. No longer are kids and adults alike limited to the 10 stores in their area, or even clothing manufactured that decade. Getting your listings seen is more important than the millions spent on commercials and marketing to the reseller.
A new shopping age is emerging, driven by personal preference.”
- Nick Allgaier, an avid supporter of blogs and non-profits such as Fugazilife and the eBay store ClosetHeads
“From NFL to Game Changer in eCommerce; Ikaika’s Story Part 1″
From grabbing his jersey to listing his helmet; the story of Ikaika Alama-Francis, a recently retired NFL player and a new player in eCommerce. Ikaika’s work ethic and positive attitude made a strong impression on Bryan Harmon, the CEO of Dreamware Inc and GGIS.CO Inc. An attitude so impressionable, Bryan hired him onto his team and entrusted with him invaluable knowledge in eCommerce. Ikaika went from no knowledge in using a computer to building an online store with over 1,000 unique clothing items in just a few months. Ikaika has created a three part series to walk others through the process of becoming a major online seller.
Watch Part 1 of Ike’s journey here
“Helping Others Never Looked So Good”
There are many different reasons that a person or company would decide to start selling online. Whether the sellers motivation is money to better their own lifestyle, or donating their profits to others in need, there’s always a way to make selling online beneficial!
Paper Clouds Apparel was formed to showcase the creative minds and artistic abilities of individuals with special needs while raising funds to provide financial support for special needs schools and organizations. They achieve this goal by selling t-shirts, hats and totes featuring artwork designed by individuals with special needs. Paper Clouds Apparel also hires individuals with special needs to package all of their sensory-friendly clothing. Fifty percent of the net proceeds from the sale of all merchandise is given to the cause they’re promoting in each campaign.
Watch the interview below brought to you by Lister T.V.
Meet Power Seller Skip McGrath
“If you want to start your business, you have to start your business. Too many people procrastinate.’ – Skip McGrath
Today’s guest on #ListerTV, Skip McGrath, has been a power seller on eBay since 1999. Since then he’s branched out onto other platforms as well, most notably Amazon. He’s written books on online selling, and his website, Skip McGrath’s Online Seller’s Resource (http://www.skipmcgrath.com), has helped innumerable newcomers to the online selling scene.
Here’s a 3-minute sample of the wisdom Skip shared with us when we caught up with him for the show.
Some of the wisdom Skip shares with us in the full interview includes…
- “Within a year of leaving the corporate words and selling on eBay, I was making 50-60% more than my old job.”
- “We used to sell antique candlesticks in our store for $105. I started putting them up on eBay and they went for $160. I was hooked.”
- “When we started using the FBA program (Fulfillment By Amazon), our sales quadrupled overnight.”
- “6-7 years ago, we were 80% eBay and 20% on Amazon. Now that’s reversed.”
- “You’ll never be perfect. I still make mistakes. Just get started.”
- “If you’re already selling on 3 or 4 platforms and something goes wrong on one platform, your income doesn’t dry up overnight.”
Click here for the full interview:
Featuring Amber Heller aka ClosetHeads
It’s official: Lister TV is live! And who better to star in our first show than Amber Heller, owner of the eBay store closetheads. Join us as we discuss her journey from an eBay skeptic (to put it gently) to where she is today, a thriving seller with 99.5% positive rating from over four hundred customers.
The first clip is a shorter take, just to give you a taste of Amber’s journey. The full conversation is below. Our favorite part? When Amber and her boyfriend, Jason, discuss his dramatic, very recent career move.
Can online selling change your life? Find out for yourself:
Visit Amber’s store on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/usr/closetheads
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