camorra - 6:15 pm on Feb 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ive only got a small stand alone site and I have always stayed away from Amazon due to the fact that I have heard they will compete against you.
So looks like I was correct
I have to agree with a previous poster. You are competing with giants like Amazon(and Ebay)everyday and they have a lot more search engine muscle than you do. Therefore, as you cannot beat them as a small trader, you may as well join them.
With regards to Amazon, they are now the major 3rd party selling platform. I have run an ecommerce business for several years, from the boom times to the current state of affairs. My company sells on ebay and Amazon, as well as having several standalone websites. I can tell you that our Amazon sales have eclipsed ebays for some time now. The quanity and quality of the sale is far superior to ebay (i.e. More items, sold for more money). The only little inconvenience with Amazon, is that you get paid every 2 weeks.
Therefore, if you have the oppotunity to sell on Amazon or Ebay, I recommend that you do. Just get your sums right, so that you make a profit, and compete!