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Is it profitable to buy on Amazon and sell on eBay?

Christine SpencerChristine Spencer asked 7 months ago
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Dani Avitz Staff answered 7 months ago

You may be wondering if it’s profitable to buy a product on Amazon and sell it on eBay. This tactic is known as arbitrage and is something that occurs all throughout retail. Selling products between two marketplaces generally involve comparing prices, expenses, and profit margins. In order for this tactic to work, you have to be able to source a product in one location and sell it at a higher price in another.

Very few market research tools out there can compare metrics between Amazon, eBay, and Walmart. Algopix is one tool that can do that and it has a connection to 16 international eBay, Amazon, and Walmart markets. This makes it easy for a seller to identify profitable arbitrage opportunities across the various marketplaces.

A seller has to be quick at identifying arbitrage opportunities if they want to benefit from them. That’s why it’s essential to have the right seller tools to help you find these opportunities before others.

When searching for arbitrage opportunities, you need to look at:

  • The products price on the two marketplaces
  • Any expenses you will pay to purchase and ship the product
  • Your expected profit margin on the sale
  • If there is enough demand in the marketplace you want to sell it

For a small seller who just dabbles in eCommerce finding, just a few one-off opportunities may be enough while a larger seller may need to make sure there is a minimum profit threshold in order to even be considered. Luckily, you can use Algopix to do all of these things. See for yourself, sign up for your free trial today.