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How to sell on eBay: 7 tips and tricks for swapping your clutter for money

THROUGH MY BZZAGENT CAMPAIGN I DO LIKE TO SHARE A FEW HELPFUL HINTS FOR SELLING ON EBAY. Selling on eBay can be a fantastic way to get rid of unwanted junk or gifts and make some money, especially if you’ve got house full of clutter. However, navigating your way around the maze of selling items on online auction site can be daunting, especially for first-timers. I’ve collected some of the best handy hints around from seasoned auction pros to make your selling experience both pleasant and profitable. Here are my 7 top tips and tricks for how to sell your stuff on eBay.
1. FEEDBACK:  Feedback is a very important feature for eBay members – new users don't have a feedback rating, which can often put off potential buyers therefore its good to earn few feedbacks a bit before you start selling by buying few cheaper items, and this will able you to sell more items at higher prices. Remember also to leave feedback on items you purchased as the seller will do the same, which will boost your feedback score . Whether buying from others, or on your own sales, don’t forget to leave honest feedback. It will help your reputation as a good eBayer and encourage others to do the same. 
2. IMAGES: Take lots of photos but make sure that they are quality one. Upload quality snaps to show buyers exactly what they're getting.  People will be able to tell the difference between stock/web images and the genuine article, and showing the item as it is will give them confidence in its condition and look, so make sure they’re best possible quality.  Uploading is easy - just click 'add photos' on the selling page. Also, it’s now free to add up to 12 images. Bonus!
3.  PRICE:  Make sure that the starting price & postage cost are as most competitive as possible or if you can offer a free postage. If you’re not sure whether an item’s worth your trouble to sell, try having a look at how similar listings have gone. Run a search for your item to see the final price other auctions ended up at. Also, make sure you price the postage right. Buyer pays for postage, and when listing goods, you must specify a postage cost. Try to be as accurate as possible, as if the price specified is too low, you'll have to make up the difference. If it's too high, it may put off potential buyers or if bought, the buyer may leave you a bad feedback. Don't forget to factor in packaging costs when calculating postage charges. Buyers often don't expect to pay much more than the stamp price, so you may wish to factor packaging into your sale price.
4. TITLE:  The item description is where you can really sell your product, so focus your title to make sure your item gets seen. Use popular keywords and specific details rather than unnecessary descriptive language to ensure your listing gets to the top of search results. When buyers search for item, eBay automatically looks only for words in the listing's title, so every word counts (although buyers can opt to search the title and description if they want). Imagine what you would search for and create a "good tittle". Lets take "beautiful plunging red dress" as example. No one's going to search for "beautiful", "plunging" or "red".  Instead, try “new size 10 red cotton New Look dress”, and you'll cram in tons more search terms.
5. ITEM DETAILS: Similarly, the item details are extremely important. No one’s going to buy your items if they can’t find them, so  including on your eBay auction all the information you can, will help your stuff show up in searches. Include information such as brand name, condition (new or used), item specifics, model numbers, size, precise dimensions, style and colour. Be honest in describing your item. We know it can be tempting to palm off a well used dress as "used few times", but include an honest description of the condition will net you good feedback from buyers, and vice versa. Also, well described item may be more tempting to bid on.
6. EBAY LANGUAGE AUCTION BUSTER: Many eBay users save time and optimise their searches by using abbreviations. Knowing these bits of jargon can help you appear faster in searches and save you heaps of writing. Here is the most commonly used eBay jargon: 
BN: Brand new
BNWT: Brand new with tags
BNIB: Brand new in box
BIN: Buy it now
VGC: Very good condition
NR: No reserve
NWOT: New without tags.
NWOB: New without box
HTF: Hard to find
FSH: Free shipping and handling
VTG: Vintage
7. TIMING: Close auctions on Sundays, when eBay's busiest.  Avoid ending auctions at 2 or 3am, when nobody's about. Often bidders prefer to swoop in bargain in the last few seconds or minutes of auction, hoping others won't bid back. According to eBay, its busiest time is Sunday evenings, so aim to end your auction then for best sales amount and price . If you listing an expensive item, check TV listings to ensure you don't clash with popular programs. Avoid times when most people will be busy, such as weekday mornings, or any big events such as sports matches or TV finales. Remember though if you're aiming to sell to another country, such as the US or Australia, you'll want to tweak your end time accordingly. Prior engagement? You can schedule 20 of your listings for free, so you can choose when your auction begins and ends. Also, sale thinks which are in season at the time of auction. For example no-one’s looking for shorts in November, or winer  coats in August, so make sure you take the time of year into account.

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