Selz: Online Selling Made Easy, Even for Digital Downloads

Selz: Selling online made simple
Selz: Selling online made simple

Want to sell stuff online? You have lots of options, starting with big sites like Amazon and eBay. You can sell single items there, and set up a store. The challenge with large sites is that they have rigid requirements, and also have fees which mount up.

You can also sell from your own website. But setting up an ecommerce cart, and a payment system is a challenge. It takes time, and requires technical expertise.

There’s a clever, simple and sophisticated alternative. No matter whether you want to sell just a couple of items, or whether you want a complete online store, you can now sell online without hassles.

Selz is a new online payment processor, which adjusts perfectly to your needs. One of the biggest benefits of selling with Selz is that there’s no interruption to the buying process, as there can be when buyers are forced to log in to a payment processor like PayPal. Interruptions lead to lost sales.

Selz is a snap: sell all over the world

Selz manages 190 currencies seamlessly, so no matter where you are in the world, you can use Selz, and you become a global seller.

I’ve been selling online for well over a decade, and over the years, I’ve tried many different sales options. Not a single one of them has been as simple to set up and use as Selz.

In this article, I covered how to sell on Selz:

  1. Click the “+Sell an Item” button on your dashboard
  2. Choose whether you want to sell a physical item, or a digital item
  3. Add your item details

You can offer your products for sale in minutes.

What products? Anything you like. Sell that lurid shirt you got as a gift, your collection of designer handbags, or digital downloads like ebooks, videos and MP3s.

Selz is your online store: add it to Facebook

As soon as you create an item in Selz, you’ve created your own online store. You can promote individual items in your store, or you can promote your store as a whole. You can even add your store to a Facebook page.

Here’s my store, added to my Facebook page.

My Selz store, added to my Facebook page
My Selz store, added to my Facebook page

If you have a website, it’s simple to add a Selz Buy button, or a widget, wherever you want to place them. For example, add them to a HTML page, or to your WordPress or other blog. I’ve added Selz items to my WordPress and Typepad blogs. You just copy the code and paste it into a widget on your website.

Easily sell digital downloads with Selz

If you’re a magician or a writer, Selz automates your sales and delivery. Just add your item, upload it to Selz, and you’re good to go. Selz handles large files too; up to four gigabytes.

I’m moving many of my products to Selz, because it’s so easy to use, and promote, items.

What can you sell on Selz?

You just sell just about anything. Explore the Selz Blog, for seller stories.

Aussie Small Business: Buyer Payments Without Hassle

Pin Payments

If you’ve got a small business, you know that Australia’s business payment technology is far from perfect. There are endless hassles. Surely it should be easier?

In The future of payment technology: New systems that could help your business Yolanda Redrup said:

Speaking to the Australian Payments Clearing Association last year, Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens said elements of Australia’s payments infrastructure are “a bit dated”.

“It is very clear that both individuals and businesses are demanding greater immediacy and greater accessibility in all facets of their day-to-day activities,” Stevens said.

Dated is right. However, there are new companies which may have payments systems which could meet your needs.

Let’s look at two of them.

Pin Payments — no merchant account required

Pin Payments was founded in 2011. You don’t need a merchant account to use it, and the price is reasonable: $50 a month, plus 3% and 30 cents per transaction. You can accept payments in an app, as well as via your website.

From the pricing page:

Foreign currency transactions will be automatically converted to Australian dollars before being transferred to your bank account. The conversion is completed at a retail foreign exchange rate of 4% on top of the wholesale interbank rate at the time of the transaction.

Selz — sell everywhere, sell from your blog or even from Facebook

You can sell both physical and downloadable products via Selz. Pricing is easy: it’s 5% plus 50 cents per transaction — no monthly fees.

Selz has a Seller Series on its blog, relating seller experiences.

Julieanne Wallace said of Selz:

Selz has been amazing in helping me to sell my products, and I have recommended it to other authors. I spent an entire day researching and investigating the many stores that one can use to add to websites. In the end, Selz was the easiest to work with, saving me a bucket load of time, and the FAQ page answered all of the questions that I had about the Selz product.

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