18 November 2008
Creating a listing is where you start to sell your item; it costs the same fee to give a non-informative one liner as it does to describe your item fully and ,in doing so, make a sale more likely. Whether listing an item of clothing; a piece of porcelain or a childs toy - the more information you put into the listing the more likely you are to attract a buyer. For instance take the ever popular Little Black Dress. A photograph will show a black dress but words describing measurements \and design features will give the information that is not always apparent in the picture. Similarly with pottery and porcelain spend a few minutes giving the dimentions and details of any marks or backstamps . In the case of jewellery be very specific about hallmarks and weight if it is fine jewellery and a full description of costume jewellery. Sometimes, as a potential buyer, I have found an item of interest when it has only a short time left but have not placed a bid as vital information has been missing and a message to the seller has not received a reply in time - frustrating for me and a selling opportunity lost.