Tips When You Are Just Starting eBay
There is no doubt that the competition on eBay is fierce. Every day there are millions of sales that are taking place on eBay. If you follow these tips, you will easily succeed and beat the competition on eBay.
Here are 5 tips that will help you when you are a new seller on eBay.
When you have a new account with eBay, you will have zero feedback. Most buyers stray from sellers with low feedback scores because they have no established trust with you. One easy and fast way to build your feedback rating is by selling items from around your house that you don’t want anymore. Selling those kinds of things is an excellent way to get the feel of using eBay and to build positive feedback. Invest in a decent digital camera. Good clear pictures are an essential selling feature on eBay. Make sure to describe your items honestly and accurately. Do not try to deceive buyers in any way. You cannot afford to receive negative feedback when you are just starting as a seller.
Don't Be A Liar
Do not use deception in your listings or try to make money with shipping costs. If you treat your customers how you expect to be treated by others, then you can’t go wrong. You will be well on your way to building a reputation as an honest seller.
For those who are using the auction feature, if you happen to get a few bidders that don’t pay, resist the temptation to leave negative feedback on their accounts. Leaving negative feedback could potentially result in retaliation by the non-paying customer and negative feedback on your account.
Remember you don’t want any negative feedback at the beginning of your eBay seller career. Buying items off of eBay is another excellent way to build positive feedback. When you purchase items, most sellers leave positive feedback automatically. Most buyers will not care whether your feedback came as a result of buying or selling; it just needs to be positive.
After you have built a good feedback rating, you are then ready to start purchasing wholesale merchandise to sell on eBay. When you have your eye on a particular item you think might sell on eBay, search for that item to find out what people are bidding. If it looks great, then it is probably a good deal for you. Does it appear to be getting many bids? No? Then you should stay far from it.
You can also do an advanced search for listings that have already ended. Looking at items that have completed is a great way to find out the final bid price for a particular product. A few extra minutes of research can save you from a giant headache down the road. It can also mean the difference between making money or not.
Remember that eBay is still one of the largest selling platforms in the world. Some people make a living selling and buying items there. They will fight the competition to stay dominant. After following these simple tips, you too will quickly dominate the eBay game.
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