Most probably, you have heard of ebay. There are already millions of sellers on ebay. Not to mention other people who just have an ebay account for the sake of getting the best bargains on ebay. If you decide that ebay selling might be good for you, then this article is just perfect for you since below is a step by step guide on how you can become an ebay seller.
Ebay and Paypal Account
The first step in becoming an ebay seller is for you to make an account on ebay. This is a very simple procedure to do. It also will be good if you have a paypal account since most of the buyers on ebay will purchase the item on paypal. Having a paypal account is great because it offers the buyers and the sellers protection on all of the purchases.
Great Titles with Detailed item Description
Since you are just selling your items online, it is very important for you to be able to have good words to write about each item you will sell. If you aren’t that good in thinking of titles, then go to Amazon.com and try to “borrow” some of the item titles there. Also make sure to think like a buyer. For instance, if you are selling sport shoes, then the first words of the item title should be “sports shoes” and not “grey sports shoes”. If the item is a second-hand item, then make sure to mention when the original purchase of the item was and how often the item was used. The description of the item detail must be according to the brand, color, size, and condition. Also mention the mode of payment that you desire. The most hassle free is really paypal. I would recommend it to you. The shipping’s handling time should also be mentioned.
The Images Matters
Again, since this is online selling, then it would be great to offer a view of what the item is like. Take lots of pictures of the times – front view, side view, back view. If the item is something that you can assemble, then show pictures of the different parts too.
Item’s Weight, Packaging and Shipping Costs
These are the details that many new sellers overlook. This might get you into a lengthy discussion on the buyer if gone unnoticed. So, please make sure that the item’s weight will be specified. Also, your buyers would appreciate it if you mention the packaging – be it in a box, an envelope, or a tube, or will it have a bubble wrap. Of course the shipping cost should be considered. If you will go for the “free shipping” promotion to attract more buyers to purchasing your item, then make sure that you won’t be on a deficit with the shipping cost. It would be wise to ask DHL, UPS or the Post Office nearest you on how much the shipping cost would be. Also be familiar with the shipping cost of the different item weight.
It’s not just about patience actually, but it is also more on being very accommodating to your ebay buyers. Also, your item might sit in your storage room for weeks, maybe around a month or more if your price is like $10 higher than the other items similar to it. Once you have sold your first item, it would be wise to ask for a positive rating from your buyer.
Well, I hope that the tips above would help you in your journey as an ebay seller.
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