Selling items on eBay can be a great way to make a part-time or even sometimes a full-time income. You can work from the comfort of your home, sell items around your house or you can sell items that you buy just so that you can sell them later on eBay.
However, selling items on eBay isn’t just as easy as creating a listing. People won’t be flocking to your items on eBay and waiting in a line to purchase them if you don’t really know what you are doing. This can then impact your amount of sales, your revenues, and your profits.
Below are my tips to successfully sell on eBay. Hopefully with the tips below you can increase your bottom line!
Take great pictures for your products.
In order to sell on eBay, you need to have at least some photography skills. The better the photos are that you take, the more likely you will have more bidders and possibly make more money as well.
Your pictures don’t need to be absolutely amazing where they would be in a magazine, but the customer should know exactly what they are buying and not be fooled that the product is something different than what it actually is.
Provide a thorough description on your listing.
Depending on the value of the item you are selling, you should provide a thorough description so that a potential buyer knows what they are buying.
A shirt or a pair of shoes definitely does not need as much description or as many pictures as a car, so you can usually gauge how much detail you should include by what competing sellers are writing, and how much the item is worth.
Receive excellent feedback on eBay.
Feedback says a lot about a seller on eBay. If I find an item I like but I see that they have horrible reviews, I often decide not to purchase the item. I would much rather be safe than waste my time on money by purchasing through a fraudulent eBay seller.
Price your items correctly on eBay.
The last area that will help you become a better a successful eBay seller is that you should always price your items correctly.
You should do your research and see what the item is worth. You should also see what other similar listings are actually selling for on eBay as well. If the price on the item you are trying to sell is too high, then customers might be completely avoiding your item. This can cost you customers and sales, which is something you definitely do not want.
This also means that your shipping costs should be as close to the correct amount as possible. No one wants to see an item for $0.99 and the shipping to be $45. That is just insane and makes no sense.
Do you sell on eBay at all? What tips do you have for someone who wants to be successful at selling on eBay?