Amazon or Ebay

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by samda, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. samda

    samda Member

    Hi guys,

    I am planning to promote laptops. Yes I am going to be an affiliate promoting laptops. Please suggest which affiliate program would earn me more revenue and more profit.

    Amazon or Ebay or Anything else (When it comes to promote laptops)

  2. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    eBay will convert better than Amazon, and it is better to use eBay feeds because the content is always changing. One of the drawbacks of Amazon is that they only have a one day tracking cookie, but eBay uses a 7 day cookie.

    What you could do is set up one page for eBay and another page for Amazon, get stat tracking, and see which one converts better. My bet would be eBay every time.
  3. Sonni

    Sonni New Member

    Thanks Keith for the answer I was wondering which one of these is better. I thought maybe Ebay would be, but wasn't sure. Are there any products you think would be better to go with Amazon than Ebay or is it Ebay across the board? Thanks
  4. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    I would say eBay accross the board in general, although I would think that books would be better for Amazon. However, I think it is important to test, because if you don't test, you will never know if your assumptions are correct.
  5. jaesun16

    jaesun16 New Member

    Ebay, Ebay, Ebay

    As ebay seller and buyer for 5years.

    They have good arbitrable payment system which is Paypal

    It will prevent from money thefts and stolen item and so on..

    Also contents on ebay is huge trementous and almost everything

    is on ebay market. just like super store!!

    The best tip for buying ebay is bid on item those end auctions are during midnight!!! You will probably win the item unless some other people stay up night[​IMG]
  6. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Sam,

    Just go to a few websites that sell laptops and see if they have an affiliate program.

    ~Newbie Shield~
  7. yasser

    yasser New Member

    I personally recommend ebay.[​IMG]
  8. NewRich23

    NewRich23 New Member

    Ebay is good, you should also check out commission junction. They have a list of companies you can join. Some of which you wont be able to register with unless you are with anyway. Check it out!

    Good Luck!
  9. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    Another vote for eBay.

    You could Google product + affiliate or affiliate program and probably com up with some additional ideas.
    Once on eBay, they will probably browse for some time.
    Happy selling!
  10. ruzzybuzzy

    ruzzybuzzy Guest

    Oh Yeah Ebay is pretty good. I use to use Ebay all the time but there fees are so painful. If you want to sell stuff for free and have your own store go to Its a great site. Amazon seems to diffuclt for the average user to start and sell things. Ebay is better and more easier to set up.
  11. carterstory

    carterstory New Member

    Amazon's fees are quite a bit higher than those of E-bay, but you also don't need to worry about listing fees if it does not sell, collecting funds and dealing with pay-pal witholdings etc.

    I still say e-bay though .
  12. talfighel

    talfighel Silver Member

    I think that they are both good in terms of selling laptops. I am sure that there are other places that you can sell.

    Why not try both.

  13. dmitch31

    dmitch31 New Member

    I like Newbie Shield's suggestion. Find a site that sells laptops with an affiliate program. Maybe do that AND promote eBay as well with an eBay feed. Personally, I love Amazon, but I would not try to market laptops as an Amazon Affiliate.

    Are you familiar with TigerDirect? I just went over there and if you scroll down to the bottom of their page there is a section that says 'Site Tools'. Under there is a link for Affiliates that gives you information on how to market their stuff.
  14. anthony2313

    anthony2313 Member

    I love both but i would agree with the above posts.

    I would go with ebay.
  15. LindaSweetfield

    LindaSweetfield New Member

    Hi Samuel,

    For about the last year I have been building autoblogs targeting both Amazon and Ebay. I never mix the two. My results and musings are as follows

    Amazon - $3400 per month
    Ebay - $6700 per month

    Based on close to 900 niche sites at this point.

    Ebay - Very very tricky to get accepted to. I actually found a guy who got in for me for a fee and this was how I got my foot in. Imo, they don't like affiliates. I do lots of other stuff too but if I was all in EPN I would be a nervous girl. Low paying too, so I had to crunch out the number sites to get in. Less niche research, if its on ebay, people are buyin', simple as that. Google likes ebay ads so I get more traffic from them.

    Amazon - Easy to get into obviously. I go for very long tail specific kwds stuff, usually high ticket items.

    As I say, these two form aprt of my overall but I would not stake the house on EPN. They don't like us[​IMG]

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