Do you need money to pay off your debt, support your family and live your dream lifestyle? Or peradventure, you need money to celebrate this upcoming Christmas? If that is the case, this is what you must do. Start selling on eBay.
There are a lot of things you can sell on eBay, from your used product to new product. You can sell your old clothes that you no longer use, your books, electronic appliances, or buy at a wholesale price and sell it on eBay.
TO GET STARTED:
- Create your account
Creating an eBay account is simple. You will need to create a username, password, and can add a profile picture if you wish. You will also enter your basic personal information such as contact information. At this time, you will need to link up a PayPal account to your seller account as well. eBay guides you through this process painlessly. Once you do, buyers will now have a way to pay you for their purchases.
- Browse the categories and decide what to sell
Now you need items to sell. A good idea is to browse the various categories to get an idea of what others are listing. If you have an idea in mind, for example, if you have children’s clothing you wish to sell, look up the same brands and styles to see what it’s fetching. A great idea is to search the “completed listings” by clicking the box on the left of the screen. This way, you can see what items ended at and get a true indication!
If your plan is to sell your used products, for example, your clothes, then there will be no need to browse categories. What you are going to do is to bring out the clothes that you want to sell, wash and starch them.
- Take a great picture
Use natural light or a spotlight and plain background to take a clear picture. Take a front photo, a photo of the back of the item, and be sure to photograph any marking such as tags, labels, etc. This way, the buyer will feel confident that they have seen the item as a whole when placing a bid.
- Start your listing
You can now start your listing. To do this, choose the category you want the item in, upload your photos, create a title, and fill in the details. Don’t worry about forgetting any details as eBay has a comprehensive form that you just fill in the blanks. Set your starting price, auction length, and then list it. Now the fun happens!
- Watch your auction
Over the course of your auction, keep an eye on it in case prospective sellers want to ask you questions. Answer them back as soon as possible to grab any possible bids.
- Send your invoice
When your auction ends, you will get an email notification. Go to your home page and click “send invoice” to fill out the PayPal form that will be sent to your buyer.
- Ship your item
Once the payment comes in, you are ready to ship your item. Ship in a timely manner, and don’t forget to package the item well. It may be traveling far! Once your auction is complete and the item is sent, feel free to leave the buyer feedback. If you had a great experience, they are likely to do the same for you. This is important for new sellers especially because a good feedback rating will help build your credibility and buyers will be more apt to buy from you.
Don’t let the shipping cost scare you if that is the case. You’re not the one to pay for the shipping, but your customers.
8. Drop shipping
Selling drop ship product on eBay is another way to boost your earnings. You no longer spend money on packaging your products and shipping them to your customers; your drop shippers take care of that. The only thing left for you is profit.
Selling on eBay is fun and easy. Give these steps a try and create an account for yourself. In no time you will be selling like a pro!
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