Do you have a garage full of items and in need of extra cash or the space? So if you are reading this then you obviously have access to the internet and and one step away for that extra dosh. Below are some tips on getting the most from your listings. This includes tips on getting your items noticed, sort of items to list and what to pay attention to.
1. Make sure you take plenty of quality looking pictures. This will save time when lots of people as sending you questions about "what does it look like on the inside" Just take pictures at every angle.
2. Building from tip #1 :You can save money by using online picture albums instead of adding pictures in the ebay gallery some categories can charge 10-36 pence per picture. In some categories they are free. So to save money you can add lots of pictures within your description using an online album link.
3. Do your research before you list a particular product, spend some time researching other similar products on eBay and following the bidding process. This will help you gauge the interest for your roduct and help you determine how much your product might be worth.
4. Shipping is under the control of the eBay seller, but some methods of shipping are better than others when you're selling on eBay. So make sure you know how much your item costs to send as you will be eating into your profit if you get this wrong. Also if you ship to other countries then add shipping charges accordingly. (BEWARE OF SCAMS TO CERTAIN COUNTRIES!!!!)
5. In order to sell your item you have to maximise the views for your item. So this means writing a strong eBay listing and to combine search engine friendly phrasing with concrete details about the product in a way that will entice people to bid on your product. Take the time to craft your eBay listing just as you would any ad.
6. The more payment options you, as an Ebay seller, offer prospective bidders, the more bidders your product will attract and the more successful your selling on eBay will be. (ALSO BEAWARE OF BUYERS ASKING TO PAY BE WESTERN UNION - DONT DO IT! And if selling really valuable items ALWAYS make sure the address is confirmed by paypal otherwise if the buyer is dodgy you maybe covered by paypal BUT MAKE SURE you send the item to the confirmed address and not any other requested.)
7. Feedback speaks VOLUMES! Feedback really matters when you're selling on eBay. If you have a consistent record of positive feedback, prospective buyers will both bid more often and be willing to pay higher prices. So you may want to hold back on placing higher priced products until you have a successful track record as an eBay seller established.
8. Polite and Professional works wonders. Act professionally, provide the kind of customer service that will build your reputation.
9. Make sure your items are permitted on ebay otherwise they will be removed.
10. ALWAYS get proof of delivery/postage. Make sure you send items by a trackable postage service if possible but I find this a must for international/overseas sells.This is because sadly some overseas scammers claim an item hasn’t arrived, then try to claim the money back through Paypal, meaning you lose your cash, particularly with high value items such as iPods(Read Tip# 4 Again). The only way to protect yourself against ‘item not received’ claims’ is to get proof of delivery, not proof of postage. To do this, you have to use a courier with online tracking, such as Royal Mail’s international Airsure service. To satisfy eBay, the online delivery status must say ‘delivered’ and show recipient’s address. You must also have sent the item within seven days of receiving payment.
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