Thinking of selling on here, can someone give me an idea of how items are added?
Crugga 2 posts 9.6 months
Ive been selling online via eebay and discogs and have had enough of the first as its so expensive and the dsr system is a joke, the second is great but is more aimed at dance genres, I end up with lots of good quality stuff(rock, soul, reggae etc) that I would like to sell but without being tied into ebays outragious feedback system.
Now looking around the site it seems to make the point that this is not to replace your existing site merely to drive traffic to it.
As the items I would want to list on here would not be listed elsewhere would that be possible?, ie can I add my inventory straight to Music stack?. I dont have a site but I am a full time seller as I know many are now.
Is there any type of bulklister, can I upload via spreadsheet etc???
Also do people sell well on here?, I know its all down to quality and condition of items but how do sales of rare items compare to ebay?
Opinions welcome, tempted to pay the start up fee and give it a go.
Originally Posted By Crugga: Thanks Dave for the warm welcome.
Will certainly have a look into it and most likely sign up in the next few day.
Certainly attractive given its a music site rather than a money making machine.
It's the place to be - and easy to upload to using text csv files or whatever
Yeah, Ebay can be aggravating at times for the seller, as it is more of a buyers market/favor than it is for a seller, and I know a few sellers here who are also Ebay transplants. With that said, I also think the quality of Ebay has declined throughout the years with more sellers just unloading trash to make a buck, and couldn't tell a near mint record from a scratched up vinyl copy! Unfortunately, this is the case anywhere you go to buy, sell or trade records online. It is always a risk because you not only cannot see the product beforehand as a buyer, but you also don't really know the person you are interacting with really. All of what you have to rely upon in most places is the reputation of either the buyer or seller, whether it be good or bad, and then you are pretty much left on your own. Just make sure you can get a refund back as a buyer, and always make sure you have enough items to sell as a seller, or you might not be making too much of a profit margin.........
If you ask me, there are pros & cons to any site you buy, sell or trade on, so "technically" there really isn't a perfect site out there, if truth be told. You just have to get to know each & every buyer or seller on their own terms, weigh out both sides of the evils, pros & cons, make your decision, go from there............
The bulk upload system for MusicStack is easy to use. It makes inventory setup and maintenance here a breeze compared to Discogs. I have an Excel template I use and after I set up the upload settings once, I have rarely had to change them in the 8+ years I've been selling on MS.
I agree that Discogs can be very boring when the item you want to list is not in their database. If it does exist then it is fast and simple. The ability to get a .CSV file of you inventory is very useful. I am looking at how to then work this file into a .CSV file for uploading in Musicstack. No point in running 2 catalogues.
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