Although selling on eBay isn’t difficult, I thought I would put a few eBay selling advice tips here from what I learned when I was actively selling on eBay.
I think it would be best if I just listed them in a numbered order rather than to write them in with the paragraphs, it’s much easier to read this way.
So here are six tips on eBay product selling for the best profits:
#1 Before you are about to start selling as a business, you really should get your Feedback score off from zero. Remember, you also now need to have your Detailed Seller Ratings (DSR’s) (the five stars) as high as possible.
This is how eBay takes you seriously and ranks you accordingly i.e. the more feedback you have with the DSR’s rated, the higher up in the listing you will be.
#2 Find ‘hot’ products to sell by going to eBay Pulse. This tool tells you exactly what people are searching for at that present time. eBay Pulse is quite hard to find, you need to click on the Site Map then click on ‘More Ways To Find Items’ and then find eBay pulse.
#3 If you didn’t already know, eBay now lists items by ‘Best Match’ as default. This means that the best sellers are listed at the top because they have earned their status.
So visitors interested in your product will automatically be put on the ‘best match’ screen. Now do you see how important it is to get your Feedback score as high as you can and as quickly as you can?
Therefore the best selling advice I can give here is to make sure you sell a product which has already been successfully sold on eBay and has been sold in large quantities. The reason being is that if you are selling the same product (or very similar), your listing should also appear quite high in the ‘best match’ search results.
This then gives you the opportunity to sell as many product as you can while giving absolutely excellent customer service, hopefully then giving you top score DSR’s and 100% positive feedback.
And up the listings you will go…
#4 Because you have to work a lot harder now to sell on eBay than you did before the introduction of Best Match in 2008, you will have to be creative in the way you sell your products to simply get noticed. Unfortunately you cannot just ‘list and wait’ then sell lots of items like you used to in the past.
Set your auctions at different times of the day and on different days of the week. Then put some on ‘Buy It Now’ and ‘Multiple Quantity’ listings. Learn everything there is to know about selling on eBay and then think like a business person to get your products sold and you gaining more positive feedback to get up onto the first page on the ‘Best Match’.
It’s a lot tougher now for the little guy starting out than it was pre 2008 – unfortunately!
#5 Take plenty of photographs of your product from all different angles and in good light. People want to see every angle of the product they are about to purchase – make it easy for them.
Go to www.photobucket.com to add extra picture to your listings free of charge.
#6 Your listing description should be on par as that of a professional sales letter. What I mean by this is that it should be very lengthy, describes absolutely everything there is to know about the product and more, leave nothing out. If you know some html (website code) then use that as if you were writing a sales letter on a one-page website to sell something.
These are only some eBay selling advice and tips as there really could be a whole book of them. From what I know when I sold on eBay, the main thing you have to do is to achieve ‘Top Rated Seller’ status and get yourself on that first page of the Best Match listings. Unfortunately it’s set at default and the majority of visitors/buyers are none the wiser and probably won’t switch to the auction tab at the top to see auction listings anymore.
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