I know several people that have great products to sell. Art, stories, templates (the good kind) and such. Most of them struggle with ecommerce systems, pricing, marketing and distribution. So they just don’t sell their stuff.
I am no help on pricing. It’s something I struggle with every day for the services I provide. But here’s the deal: you can’t figure out pricing or marketing strategy if you never put your product into the marketplace.
Here are some simple solutions for you, which require very little, if any effort:
Sign in with Stripe. Upload a file. Tell people. Fees: 2% plus Stripe fees ($0.30 + 2.9%). I prefer Stripe over PayPal, so this is my current favorite.
The easiest of easy. Dump your product into Dropbox or Google Drive (or select it, since it’s probably already there, anyway). Put a price on it. Share it. If you aren’t selling anything, change up your message or your pricing until you find something that’s working. Uses PayPal.
Plasso (formerly Spacebox)
I’ve used Spacebox multiple times for simple online campaigns. Now they’ve rebranded and have added product sales and other features. It may take a little more time to set this up, but it’s still fast and easy, and the transaction fees are fair. They have plans that save you money the more you sell. This one integrates with Stripe also.
There you go, three super simple ways to sell your stuff online. Balking at 5% fees? Seriously?! They do all the hard work for you – security, download tools, control, etc. – so pay the good people! It’s worth way more than the % they charge.
If you’re looking for a more robust solution, I have more options for you. Contact me.
5 thoughts on “How To Sell Stuff If You’re Lazy”
Great idea. Great post. Thanks, Brian.
Thanks, David. I’ve had several conversations related to selling online, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Simplify! Hope you’re doing well. Cheers.
It’s one of the most common questions we get from the community.
I might try to work this into an upcoming challenge post and reference your post. Those sites remove a lot of the complexity for those folks looking to test the waters.
Indeed. Doing something is better than nothing, and these tools make it very easy to get started. I definitely prefer Stripe over PayPal, but if someone just wants to try it out and see if anything sells, and already has a PayPal account, SellBox makes it ridiculously easy.
Quick update and another +1 for Plasso, check
this Twitter thread. Turns out they have full store functionality with multiple sellers.