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MyDD Now Ships CD’s and DVD’s Automatically on eBay

Posted by: Socrates Socratous on: Mar 27th, 2008

Since the eBay announcement about the restriction
on Digital Downloads that will take effect on March 31st,
I ve been flooded with emails from frightened Ebook
sellers and other marketers asking me what to do.

In the coming days, I will be posting more info on
this subject and why I think this change will infact
BENEFIT you as a smart marketer, but today I wanted
to announce something that will put a lot of your minds at ease.

As you know, owning a quality product like MyDD
comes with some extra benefits, like knowing
we will BE THERE FOR YOU in times of need.

Our programmers started working hard on
a new feature for MyDD that will enable you to
actually AUTOMATICALLY SEND PHYSICAL CDs and DVDs
of your Digital products, completely hands free, to ANY
mailing address WORLDWIDE.
(in addition to everything else it currently does)

The new feature is expected to be released on
April 1st and will be FREE for all MyDD customers.

Please POST your comments and or suggestions
Below.

Partner to Your Success,
-Socrates Socratous

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40 Comments

  1. Justinon 27 Mar 2008 at 11:04 am

    Thanks Socrates for coming up with a solution.

    This means a lot to me and other people.

    I was already searching for someone that I could outsource it to, and I wanted to automate it as well. I found one place and it will costs about $4 US per CD.

    I can’t wait to see your update.

    -Justin

  2. Charleson 27 Mar 2008 at 11:04 am

    I kind of curious about something. You all are treating Ebay as if it is the only place on the internet where digital downloads are being sold.

    All of these other vendors, myself included, are still going to be selling digital downloads while everyone on Ebay is selling cd’s and dvd’s is going to be charging shipping and handling charges and raising their prices to cover these charges.

    Kind of curious how you are going to make money this way.

    I am going to be starting an aution of my own. It is not as nice as Ebay but my prices are cheap. The name is digitalauctions.us . You are welcome to come there if you like. You are welcome to invest in it if you like.

    The theme is going to be digital products as the main subject but there will be other items as well.

    I am figuring that if there are 40,000 items a week on Ebay that is $10,000 a week that they are throwing away and I am going to try to get some of this action.

    Anyone else interested?

  3. Barbaraon 27 Mar 2008 at 11:06 am

    Wow…that’s great news and music to my ears!!!

    I am curious as to the servicing costs…

    Please let us know ASAP…

    Thanks so much!

  4. Valon 27 Mar 2008 at 11:06 am

    Wow, Socrates, you are really on top of things!

  5. Doug Davison 27 Mar 2008 at 11:10 am

    Well that’s a relief! Now that I’ve found the actual path to my MYQSL database I’ll be able to install it 🙂

    Thanks for reacting so fast!

    Doug

  6. pjchevioton 27 Mar 2008 at 11:16 am

    Socrates

    This sounds a fantastic idea / deal and I am sure it will be much appreciated by current users of MyDD.

    There is obviously still a lot of attention being given to eBay’s decision and your offer of a quick and efficient solution seems perfect.

    Personally, although I do very little with eBay at present, I cannot wait. I am sure it will allow me to expand my business!

    The only way is UP!

    Kind regards
    and THANKS

    pj

  7. Peteron 27 Mar 2008 at 11:27 am

    G’day Socrates,

    I look forward to the “Mydd Update” to help me keep my site http://www.ebookbargains.com.au forging ahead, despite ebays digital ban! 🙂

    I appreciate your help Socrates.

    Peter
    http://www.homebasedwealth.com.au

  8. Socrates Socratouson 27 Mar 2008 at 11:34 am

    Thanks for your comments,

    just to clarify something,

    this new feature will work on your websites
    too and everywhere you ve been able to sell
    already (it is not just restricted to ebay)

    also, Charles, of course the price will be
    higher for the end buyer BUT since this is
    a policy for EVERYONE, everyone will have to
    raise their prices. So a $7 product that now
    is considered expensive, could turn out to
    be the cheap one.

    kinda like how gas goes up, all gas stations
    raise prices. Consumers still buy. I remember
    a few years back $1.20 per gallon of gas was a
    ripoff. I ll take $1.20 Any day of the week
    now even if I had to drive 50 miles to get it.

    Regarding the cost of the new feature, the
    feature itself will be FREE for all existing
    customers. The cds will cost around $1.75 + S&H
    which is VERY affordable, and you dont
    have to pay ANYTHING until after you sold one.

    You will pay per CD AFTER you already received
    payment for your customer.

    Regards
    -Socrates
    P.S. Keep the comments coming

  9. Michaelaon 27 Mar 2008 at 11:44 am

    Hello! Socrates,
    Very good news! I want to know if features you will create and published on 1 Aprile, (WOW you scare me, can you do it on 2nd Aprile just to make us speel well… just joking!), are compatible only with the last version of MyDD (3) or they are compatible with the previous version as well.
    I still have the previous version, Sorry!

    regards
    Michaela

  10. beduzon 27 Mar 2008 at 11:50 am

    helo socrates, first time i give comment here. by the way my country (Malaysia) doesn’t allow us to send CD/DVD out of Malaysia. this problem will give a very big impact to us (internet marketer).

  11. Ritaon 27 Mar 2008 at 11:56 am

    Hi I have been watching my mail box because I knew that you would be in touch. MyDD is great. I am not that computer literate and I have found it so easy to use. And now you have come up with this new feature to solve the ebay crisis. what a stroke of GENIUS.

    Regards
    Rita

  12. gourmet coffee snobon 27 Mar 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Socrates,
    It’s so refreshing to see someone takin the high road on this little speed bump that ebay has put on the road to the bank.

    I sell gourmet coffee and have had to raise the price of my coffee several times over the past 5 years. Guess what…I have most of my same customers…and even more…many more customers than when I started out.

    Everyone is affected by change and the cost of doing business. It’s called progress.

    I think with the simple addition of a squeezepage
    in your ebay classified ad you’ll be so far ahead of a regular auction that you’ll be very pleased with the changes.

    ~~gourmet coffee snob~~
    Always Drink Better Coffee
    spotajavacoffee.com

  13. Joaon 27 Mar 2008 at 12:27 pm

    this is really stirring the pot anxious to see the new software update.

    I wanted to tell Charles, I too had that same idea for starting a digital site…..I have a “”dot com”” name that would be perfect. sometimes two heads are better than one

    However that is not a quick solution, but one definitely to consider, for now I believe we have to keep all other alternatives open and with Socrates software and advice we can’t go wrong.

  14. trevoron 27 Mar 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Hello Socratet
    Only just started with digital delivery and one of my first purchases was MyDD well all I can say is I am dam glad I got it.
    I hope your new service will be just as good.

    Thanks and Best Regards
    Trevor

  15. Chrison 27 Mar 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Yassou Socrates,

    Sounds like a link to Kunaki. You’ve stopped me in my tracks as I was looking at buying one of the scripts out there that would have automated this. I was also thinking how can I link it to MyDD and also automatically get buyers added to my autoresponder.

    Your coming up with the perfect solution! So, I am going to start planning my next campaign.

    Thanks Socrates.

    Chris

    PS If anyone wants a free report on using Ebay Classifieds to build your mailing list then go to the following link and wait a few seconds for the pop-up. You can then collect your free 14 page report – and no it is not my site!
    http://www.classifiedprofit.com/?hop=chrisrh

  16. Patchon 27 Mar 2008 at 1:29 pm

    E bay in Australia have not said a word about this or is it just in the USA Ebay here do not no any thing about it

  17. pjchevioton 27 Mar 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Socrates

    I think Michaela may have a point there – what about 31st March or 2nd April Launch Date?

    April 1st doesn’t seem right!

    Best wishes
    pj

  18. Kevinon 27 Mar 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Hey, Nice One Bro, & Very Much Appreciated,I also saw the note from Charles with his alternative to Ebay. Ebay is not the be all & end all but it is what we have become accustomed to.
    But Solutions offer CHOICE which is important to all of us as well as our Customers.
    Well done MyDD Team
    Kevin

  19. Markon 27 Mar 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Excellent Socrates, what more can be said. Let everyone know and keep us updated.

    Thanks
    Mark

  20. Free Wordpress Videos + MRR + Websiteon 27 Mar 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Socrates,

    That’s very good news indeed and I am not surprised you saw the opportunity and jumped in quick to provide a solution. It’s what we have come to expect from you!

    Will the new features you announced be compatible with older versions of MyDD? Any chance of you offering a discount for those who want to upgrade to the latest version?

    Now, a note about classified ads. Yesterday, eBay cancelled a classified ad I was running for “violation of linking policies”. This was because I mentioned my website’s home page URL, mustseepromotions.com, in the ad. I also had a link to a page on my site giving further information for the product (which, I believe, is permitted), and a HTML opt-in form (not Javascript). I am mentioning this because there are many people that believe classified ads are exempt from the linking policies that apply to BIN and auction listings; I, too, was guilty of that until yesterday. eBay’s help guide for classified ads is quite vague, and I thought that it had been deliberately left that way to allow sellers to use classified ads for affiliate marketing, list building, etc. But I believe all that is about to change.

    I am begining to think that the About Me page will come under fire next. Anybody have any views about this?

    Anyway, despite the hardship and changes that honest sellers may face, I believe that eBay’s move to clean up its site is a good thing. It should benefit all in the long run.

    Keep positive, folks.

    Nick

  21. Gerald Wykoffon 27 Mar 2008 at 4:43 pm

    My DD has done nothing but quietly make me a nice profit week after week. The Ebay switch caught me off guard but I’m glad to see that you’re on top of it. I sell some 80 books and 60 small ebooks on my site and on Ebay and if you can get the CD and DVD issue off my mailing back, then send me the info. I’m 80 and work alone, burning my CDs and DVDs and mailing them which is why the MyDD was a godsend for time saving and profits. Let’s have more of the same.

  22. Patchon 27 Mar 2008 at 5:40 pm

    I have just been talking to eBay and they said that it is not true so what the hell is going on

    Since the eBay announcement about the restriction
    on Digital Downloads that will take effect on March 31st,
    I ve been flooded with emails from frightened Ebook
    sellers and other marketers asking me what to do.

  23. Pierreon 27 Mar 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I am really glad that Socrates is on top of this eBay situation! I cant wait to see the new feature with respect to shipping cd and dvd products.

    I too am considering setting up an auction site that would feature only digital products. I know this may be a long shot as others likely have the same idea, as in the above post. That’s ok though; competition makes the world go ’round, and may the best auction win!! Obviously eBay will be the loser in this.

    Now that eBay is getting out of the digital downloads, sellers will definitely need to become more creative in their marketing activities. Certainly eBay’s Classified Ad are a good feature and are inexpensive, relatively speaking, but only if you limit yourself to one or a few listings. Otherwise, putting up a bunch of listings will be very costly. On the other hand though, this could be profitable if one sells a “value” product. One way to use Classified Ads would be to insert a link to a website with shopping cart that sells many digital products (ebooks, software). Using MyDD will be useful in this respect. And I am glad I have my copy!

    Sellers will also need to increase their advertising efforts to sell their ebooks and software. Of course there are the usual methods, i.e. blogs, ezines, newsletters, forums, joint ventures, affiliate programs. I have a feeling that Clickbank will soon become very busy!!

    If this can be of any help to anyone, I can offer one partial solution that may be helpful.Am mentioning this because this is working for me, and I am thinking that perhaps it could be of some use to some of you at this time. I joined a website that offers free advertising tools and resources. No catch, no small print, no obligation to buy anything. No pressure! I use it myself and it works well for me. As a member, I can give away memberships .. for free. I am not selling anything, because there is nothing to sell… :0) You can check it out for yourself and then decide if this would be helpful to you. I have a Classified Ad on eBay where I list this membership site.Here is my direct link for your review:

    http://yourmarketingcenter.com/freemembership

    March 31 is fast approaching and I cant wait to look in eBay after that day. Am frantically looking now at listings for digital products because I want to buy products at cheap prices while I still can !!!

    Lets hope that all this will become an opportunity for all of us to become more successful. It will be a challenge. But, with Socrates’s help we will all be winners!

    Regards.

    Pierre

  24. Anthonyon 27 Mar 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Hi all,
    Just check with ebay live support . it meniton it will effect all ebay website, which offer digital delivery .
    Thank
    Anthony

  25. Johnon 27 Mar 2008 at 9:21 pm

    My two pennyworth:

    In Australia’s ebay there is absolutely nothing about this.
    Which means that I can keep selling digital products around the world as I do now.
    If this new requirement comes in, who gets hurt the most? Ebay of course! Why would they want to reduce their revenue by about a third for some silly idea of making things better. How would it make anything any better and for whom?

    Over the last 12 months my stats tell me I am selling less on ebay at a higher cost than all my other outlets and frankly I am nearly at the point of dumping ebay alltogether. Believe me there are better alternatives and even many other auction sites that perform as good or better in sales versus cost.

    So I am not the least bit concerned with ebays new rules, if my sales get harder and more expensive then it’s goodbye ebay. How long do you think ebay will put up with that? How long will the buyers pay extra to buy through ebay when they can get a better deal elsewhere?
    This is a competitive world we live in and ebay has to toe the line just like everyone else or go down as fast as they went up.
    Don’t forget PayPal will suffer also.

    Congratulations Socrates no your innovative solutions.

    Happy Marketing
    John.

  26. OnLine Marketing Fundamentalson 27 Mar 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Patch I spent about 3 hours today trying to work out how to do a digital listing and/or a classified one through eBay Australia – and wasn’t able to do either LOL. So I am pretty sure it’s happening there too, despite their help files saying you can do it!

    Socrates – I don’t have MyDD but various people are pushing other scripts as a “solution” and they do NOT seem to interface with ebay/paypal the way you are suggesting – so well done for jumping on that!!! Can be used on own server OR ebay!

    Great stuff!

    Cheers
    Stephen Spry

  27. Valdaon 28 Mar 2008 at 12:35 am

    Hi Socrates. Thanks for keeping us informed.
    I don’t mind going backwards in terms of technology by placing a digital delivered item onto a cd 🙂
    I’ve recently been creating a graphics design business, so now I can see my cd label/jewel casing design sales increasing.
    It is great news that MyDD will be able to automate cd sales and I know exactly which company will be printing and shipping or the cd/dvds. Starts with a K lol.
    My only concern is the shipping costs to a non US country are currently sitting at $7.50 With this in mind, on wil have to add a handful of very good bonuses to entice a buyer to buy from you.
    At first when I heard the news what eBay have done, I was very angry and anti eBay. Having a couple of days to think about things I’m pleased to say I have calmed down and started to look at things in a positive way.
    One of the main reasons about selling eBooks was everything was digital which cut alot of the physical work of packing and shipping. For me this way of doing business is NOT an option I have. So hearing about having your cd/dvd published and shipped has been a huge inspiration. Now hearing that this way of working will now be intergrated with MyDD has certainly made me more positive.
    May I just make on request which I’m sure everyone will agree that it’d be a great bonus for MyDD users. Can you make a video tutorial on how this new way of working with cd/dvds will work in MyDD.
    Thanks for keeping us up to date.
    Take care.
    Kind regards.
    Valda

  28. Free Wordpress Videos + MRR + Websiteon 28 Mar 2008 at 4:31 am

    Oh, it is very true, Patch. Here’s a link for the latest info:

    http://www.ebaychatter.com/the_chatter/2008/03/digital-downloa.html

    Hope that helps.

    Nick

  29. Gary Hudsonon 28 Mar 2008 at 8:28 am

    I was shocked to hear the news but I have an auction site up now and I will be accepting those marketers with digital items for sale. the auctions can run from just 1 day up to and including 90 days. It is a simple site but you are welcome to visit and if interested sign up today. Thanks for the opportunity to comment here. Looking forward to your new development on the 1st

  30. Nevon 29 Mar 2008 at 12:58 am

    This is very good news indeed, as many ebay sellers are panicing about what they are going to do after 31 March. I understand from the ebaychatter forum that everyones listings in auction style or BIN will be pulled on 31 March and listing fees credited back.

    http://www.ebaychatter.com/the_chatter/2008/03/digital-downloa.html

    So we will effectively have no items to sell from unless you go down the classified ad route. The April 1st deadline seems ideal then socrates to start listing physical CD/DVDs on Ebay. The cds will cost around $1.75 + S&H I understand, so do you have a rough idea what S+H price will be charged?

  31. Ray Johnsonon 29 Mar 2008 at 1:28 am

    Hi Socrates

    Sounds like a great additional feature and a great move to monetize the eBay digital goods policy change.

    Thats what I call great marketing.

    Ray 😉

  32. Tessa Roseon 29 Mar 2008 at 3:54 am

    Hi Socrates.

    I’d love to know if your are in fact linking to Kunaki as I’m sitting on the fence at the moment about what software to buy to both rebuild my ebay shop and update my non-ebay shop with a non digital option for buyers.

    Please say you’ve chosen Kunaki!! … I’ll buy myDD immediately!

    Thanks for the updates Socrates

  33. Steve Grosson 29 Mar 2008 at 7:51 am

    Excellent response and super marketing support, just what I would have expected. Thank you for finding another way over the mountain.

    Best. . .Steve Gross (aka Roger Ball)

  34. Markon 29 Mar 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Greetings All,
    Thanks Socrates for being brilliant and solving an issue that feebay decided what is better for us(the customers, Sellers and Buyers). I am in Australia, and according to other sources, feebay has not enforced the restricted digital download policy here.
    (It wont happen overnight, but it will happen)

    There are Many other auction sites available, and in AU many of us use Oztion http://www.oztion.com.au/ (Not my site) instead of or because of feebay.

    I was wondering what other auction sites are available in USA (and worldwide) that are known to allow digital downloads, AND are not fee hungry. I don’t want a list that goes on forever, just some large auction sites that you guys/gals trust, to use regularly.

    Please assume that I have already done a google search and there are bulk many sites, too may to choose from.(local knowledge is great).

    This info will also be helpful for others too.
    Anyway, Thanks Socrates, and the blog readers too.

  35. Susan Hernonon 29 Mar 2008 at 10:13 pm

    SECRET SECRET SECRET …. Here is a site I use, basically FREE but you can market your auction site on trafficswarm.com

    Second SECRET !!!

    GO TO mysafebid.com and register and sell WHATEVER you WANT there !!!

    Heads up from SSD !

    Susan – President
    http://www.SunStarDigital.com

  36. ECon 01 Apr 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Is it true that S&H is $5.00 per CD/DVD in the USA, and $7.50 S&H outside USA? That’s a bit pricey, I wish they would come down on those prices! But I suppose they have to make a profit, too.

  37. Lee Wickon 22 Apr 2008 at 6:41 am

    More great information. I think everyone who wants to sell on eBay needs to realize all the changes so far this early in the year are an indication more is probably coming. We all need to subscribe to a variety of reliable and relevant newsletters and mailing lists to stay abreast of how to manage through the changes. I have lost money investing in digital delivery training products taht are no longer applicable (recently in fact) but there are ways to make the sale. Take a look at what you want to sell and how to change your marketing and delivery system to keep eBay happy. You may have to invest in some more software like MYDD so sell some more other product and put your profit towards that. We are in a risk/reward business and the smaller we are the smarter we have to be. Read a lot of the experts’ sites and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Most good ones will share so we are all successful. Keep on truckin’!

  38. Andrew Joneson 30 Apr 2008 at 10:23 pm

    About Cd prices
    I am sure on the IE browser there is a place that reads CD labeledand printed £00.12p each

    leave it with me folks I will check it out again and bring back the goodies
    but then again the more of us using the MYDD system the price will be kept down
    best way to do this is using Socrates advice
    firstly getting the digital download out to customer immediate
    with the promise of the hard copy which may contain some special free reward off to them on next available shipment, maximise that with a taster of what is in the pipe line for the future
    and laugh all the way to the bank and back!!
    not forgetting to pop an email of to them with thanks letting them know the cd is on its way

    AndyJ

  39. jsamdirecton 28 May 2008 at 9:15 am

    Susan is right. Our auction site is free and you can sell just about anything. We are not restricting digital downloads, that’s for sure!


    JSAM Direct

    http://www.mysafebid.com

  40. Private Label Rightson 01 Sep 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Wow I’m so glad that I read this post.

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