NEW SELLER'S GUIDE TO SELLING!

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IF YOU ARE A NEW SELLER, THE CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE ABSOLOUTELY LOADS OF STUFF AROUND THE HOUSE THAT YOU WISH TO SELL.

THERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD DO, HOWEVER, TO ENSURE GOOD SALES AND HAPPY CUSTOMERS.

HERE ARE A FEW BASIC POINTERS:

  • TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR ITEM BEFORE LISTING, AND SELECT THE GALLERY OPTION ON THE SELLING FORM. FOR THE EXTRA 15p, YOUR CHANCES OF SELLING ARE MUCH HIGHER.
  • DON'T START YOUR ITEM TOO HIGH, IF SOMETHING HAS SENTIMENTAL VALUE TO YOU, IT MAY NOT TO SOMEONE ELSE.
  • DON'T START IT TOO LOW THOUGH, AS YOU MAY NOT GET WHAT YOU WANT FOR IT.
  • ALWAYS ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU RECIEVE ABOUT THE ITEM, NO MATTER HOW SILLY THEY ARE OR HOW OBVIOUS THE ANSWER MAY BE.
  • IF SOMETHING IS REALLY VALUABLE, USE A RESERVE PRICE, AS YOU DON'T WANT IT TO GO TOO LOW.
  • DON'T CHARGE TOO MUCH POSTAGE (SEE MY OTHER GUIDE TO ACCURATE POSTAGE RATES)
  • DESCRIBE YOUR ITEM AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE, DON'T SAY ITS NEW IF ITS NOT, AND MAKE SURE YOU MENTION ANY MARKS, HOLES, STAINS OR OTHER DAMAGE.
  • WHEN POSSIBLE, YOU SHOULD ALSO SAY HOW OLD IT IS, HOW MUCH IT COST ORIGINALLY AND IF ITS A LARGE ITEM, THE SIZE.
  • USE THE 'DESCRIBE YOUR ITEM' BOX TO REALLY SELL YOUR ITEM. USE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS YOU CAN ABOUT THE PRODUCT. IF PEOPLE KNOW MORE ABOUT IT, THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO BUY IT.
  • OFFER TO SHIP YOUR ITEM WORLDWIDE, IT WILL APPEAR ON EVERY EBAY SITE INSTEAD OF JUST THE UK, MEANING IT GETS SEEN BY THOUSANDS MORE PEOPLE.
  • MAKE SURE YOU SPECIFY INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE, IT WILL BE MORE THAN TO THE UK (SEE MY OTHER GUIDE TO ACCURATE POSTAGE RATES).
  • AIRMAIL LABELS AND CUSTOMS FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE FROM THE POST OFFICE WHEN YOU SHIP YOUR ITEM WORLDWIDE. YOU WILL NEED TO ATTACH BOTH OF THESE.
  • MAKE SURE TO PACK YOUR ITEM WELL BEFORE POSTING (SEE MY OTHER GUIDE TO SAFE AND SECURE PACKAGING)

THERE ARE MORE STEPS TO BEING A GOOD SELLER AND KEEPING YOU CUSTOMERS HAPPY, BUT THESE ARE THE BASICS, AND YOU WILL PICK MORE UP AS YOU GO ALONG, THE SELLING TECHNIQUES DIFFER FROM ITEM TO ITEM, SOME THINGS NEED MORE HELP TO SELL, WHILE OTHERS FLY OUT.

START BY FOLLOWING THESE SIMPLE POINTS, AND I'M SURE, VERY SOON, THE NATURAL SELLER INSIDE YOU WILL POP OUT TO SAY HELLO!

 

 

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