eBay is one of the worlds most popular selling sites, with an easy to use interface, quick and easy listings and a way to clear out your unwanted items. But lots of businesses start on eBay as you can use their buy it now features, or set up bids on items. It can also allow you to save on the costs of a web designer and hosting. Today I thought I’d share with you some top tips for selling on eBay when it comes to selling more than just a few unwanted items.
Work out if it is worth having a shop
eBay offers a shop function to its sellers instead of just having a profile to list their items, there are benefits which come with a shop, including a higher number of listings, a place to share your creative flare and tell people more about what you offer. Compare the costs before paying for the shop as it may be cheaper just to keep it as a standard profile.
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Overcome packaging woes
Postage and packaging can be a difficult one if you don’t know where to look. Buying the right size packaging can save you money on postage costs as it allows you to send it based on the package size, as well as the weight. If you’re throwing items into a large box which isn’t the right size, it may also incur breakages when it’s in transit. Lil Packaging offers a number of different types of packaging including cardboard boxes of different sizes.
Sourcing new stock
If you’re new to the eBay game, it might be worth spending time figuring out what sells well and how you’re going to get your own stock. If it’s a certain brand of clothing or game consoles, you find out where you can get them for the best price to see if it will work out cost-wise. Often you can buy clothes from shops such as charity shops, online or have a sort through your wardrobe.
Add a personal touch
Adding that personal touch to your parcel before you send it out provides a memorable experience for customers to keep coming back. If you have your own business cards remember to keep these to hand and pop them in with your orders, even including a discount code. If this doesn’t apply a handwritten thank you note can also be ideal as it shows you are a small biz as opposed to a large firm.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips for making the most out of eBay and I’d love to know about your experiences on the site.