At its core, resale arbitrage is really quite simple. All you need to do is find a good deal on an item, offer to sell it for less than its retail price, and make a profit. But of course that’s not the end of the story. After all, your product still needs to be priced correctly and sold to someone who wants it.
This leads to another aspect of resale arbitrage – how much should resale prices be set? If the price you set is too low, buyers will be turned off by your auction and will likely not try to purchase your product. On the other hand, if you set a high price, buyers will get upset when they discover you are selling a lower-quality product. It is essential that your resale price is fair, but there are many factors to take into account when setting resale prices.
One of the main factors to consider when setting resale prices is the resale price itself. How much should your resale price be? Generally speaking, you want to set a resale price that is at least two to three times the average cost of the item, depending on the item.
The average cost of a similar item in your store is a great starting point for establishing the resale price. You also want to establish a number that is reasonable for your product and that will also give you enough profit to cover your cost of production.
Depending on the different types of products that you have, there are various combinations that could result in a resale price that is too high or too low. For example, when selling similar products, you should not set a resale price that is more than twenty percent higher than the retail price. Instead, you should set a resale price that is at least twice as much as the retail price.
However, there are products where the difference between the resale price and the retail price is much greater. These products will benefit from a resale price that is two or three times higher than the retail price.
Another factor to consider when setting resale prices is the length of time that has passed since you sold the item to the second party. If the time between you selling the item and you are selling it again is relatively short, you may want to establish a higher resale price.
Items that are sold for several years are typically hard to resell at retail prices, so you may be able to get a good deal. On the other hand, items that are sold for months are usually fairly easy to resell at retail prices, so you will be able to get a nice profit if you set a high resale price.
While the resale prices are the most important part of resale arbitrage, you will also want to consider how long the items will be in the market. A difficult item to resell in a short amount of time may be worth more than one that is new and is only a few months old. Generally speaking, items that are older than six months will be worth more than items that are older than six months and that are currently being sold.
When determining your retail price, it is important to look at how well the product does in the market. If your product performs poorly, it may be worth a slightly higher price.
Also, keep in mind that the longer you sell a product, the more likely you are to be able to increase the price, even after it has been sold, because the item will have less value. As such, you want to set the price as high as possible so that it reflects how much the item is worth when you sell it.
When setting the retail price of your resale product, make sure that you offer a good discount that allows customers to take advantage of the sale. Of course, you will want to be careful about setting a discount that is too high, as this can make your product seem like a lot of money and push the price way too low.