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  1. sugaryusuf
    sugaryusuf says:

    Hi,

    As Matt & Dave say, I am slowly crawling , walking – watching the tutorials and setting up my Magento store. Before watching the cross-border sale on ebay – tutorials I just wanted to ask a question.

    At present I am on a trial period with webinterpret for cross border sales on my ebay account. Shall I subscribe to the program after the expiry period or will I be able to do it without any help by myself with M2EPro.

    This might be a daft question before watching the cross border tutorials. However, the urgency was due to the trial period expiring in 2 days.

    By the way Hats off to Matt & Dave.. Your tutorials are just fantabulous..

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    • Matthew Ogborne
      Matthew Ogborne says:

      Howdy!

      Thank you for the kind words.

      I sometimes get miss-quoted when it comes to webinterpret. I think it’s a fantastic tool to see what will sell on the different sites easily.

      However…. The thing is (just like with all the courses here), I have to keep in the back of my mind, would I use them myself if I was in your shoes.

      The answer is yes, for the reason above, to see what works, however once I have an understanding of what actually works, I’d take it in house and do it myself/within the team.

      And thats my point, webinterpret makes selling internationally easy and I would use them to start with myself. But long term, I’d do it properly just like what you’re doing right now for the UK listings. You write them in your native language and for maximum results, I’d be looking to do the same with the other sites in the other languages.

      Also remember that selling on the non-English speaking sites is a lot tougher and does put this barrier for the languages, eBay.com, eBay.co.uk, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and eBay.com.au are all viable sites with a LOT of traffic and our advice is to K.I.S.S it. So go English and then once you’ve done those well, then think about the European countries.

      Hope that makes sense!

      Matt

      PS. Doing something and doing something well are two very different things! Take UnderstandingE for example, myself & Dave have been chipping away at it for a year now and it still feels like we’re just scratching the surface. These things are always a marathon rather than a sprint :)

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      • sugaryusuf
        sugaryusuf says:

        Hi Matt,

        Thank you very much for your advice.

        As you say, I myself believe in doing something well rather than just doing it.

        All the best for all your hard work that you’ve been doing on UnderstandingE to help people like us survive in this competitive market.

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  2. Alex Goodacre
    Alex Goodacre says:

    Hey Guys
    Looking forward to the rest of this course.
    I do feel however that the ‘Go English’ resolve has problems.
    Selling mainly low value products in the UK we have decided to restrict sales to Europe until we are able to set up global fulfillment houses.
    The problem is the extra postage cost just kills the profit margin. Even more importantly is the postal system can vary wildly in efficiency meaning a lot of the time you have disgruntled customers demanding a replacement as ‘lost in the post’. So you send out a new one only for the original and reposted item to arrive.
    ( I will certainly start using ebay.ie however)

    Also what was the web address of second office?
    Alex

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    • Alex Goodacre
      Alex Goodacre says:

      I Guess the main qualifier for ‘Go English’ is if you are using couriers with tracking info. As we use royal mail mainly 2nd class it is not appropriate for us. I will however be following closely to apply all of this to European sites, google translate loaded :-)

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      • Matthew Ogborne
        Matthew Ogborne says:

        Howdy Alex,

        What we’ve covered will work for the European sites, it’s why we included the ebay_de example.

        There are a few things around the language translations that we wanted to avoid as the beginning part of the course. As with all these things, you’ve gotta start somewhere and this is our start on eBay CBT with M2EPro & Magento. There will be more to follow.

        Matt

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