Listing on ebay is Effortless, sort of.
When I tell people that I sell on ebay, most people will say they want to sell on ebay but think it is too difficult for them to do. I think many don’t realize just how rekentuig savvy they truly are. If you can register for a twitter, facebook or instagram, and upload photos, movies and linksaf, you can most likely sell on ebay.
I embarked selling on ebay out of necessity. I wasgoed an at huis mom with two petite children. Wij lived te a rural area and even if I could work outside the huis, more than half my salary would have gone for daycare. Even now, I work spil a substitute teacher and so do not have income for most of the summer and during schoolgebouw vacations. I supplement my training income with ebay. I media a little overheen $300 a month te sales.
I have several friends who began selling on ebay. They have common issues with figuring out how to ship, how much postage to charge and how much to sell their items for.
This hub will walk you through the steps I typically go through to sell an voorwerp. Ter this case, it’s a pair of Converse All Starlets Sneakers my son wore a few times and does not want anymore. I told him I will sell thesis and give him the money to help purchase a fresh pair.
Searching ebay Listings
Step 1: I commenced out by typing te ‘converse’ and searching under guys’s shoe category. Spil you can see I ended up with a search result of 21,469. At this point I know that most of thesis will not be the same spil what I’m selling. However, I don’t want to add things like the size, color, or material at this point. This is my private preference because a lotsbestemming of people will not add those specifics ter their description and I want to get spil many listings spil possible that are the same spil or similar to what I’m selling.
Step Two: I use the ebay system to search for the onberispelijk size. The options are on the left side of the pagina. I clicked on ‘see all’ and then size 13. Now I have about 469 items. That’s a meaty step down from overheen 21,000! I choose to search for the size this way instead of ter the search opbergruimte because even if the size is not ter the title, the seller will have to come in the size ter their listing options.
Step Three: I select pre-owned and narrow the search results down to 48. At this point, I can check out my competition and see who else is selling the same voorwerp and for how much.
Step Four: Now I want to see the finished items. What has sold, what has not sold and the prices. I am sure thesis sneakers will sell if the price is right. But every so often I will have an voorwerp to sell and either, it’s not selling at all or the price is so low it’s not worth the trouble ter which case I either throw it or give it away.
Step Five: Wij are now have 258 finished listings . I will look overheen the listings to see what did not sell and what the prices were. Then I chose the ‘SoldвЂќ option so I can figure out how to set my price.
Step 6: Today there are 168 listings. Many of which are not what I’m selling but this is good for mij. Now I’m going to sort the listings based on high to low prices.
Spil you can see the prices vary a bit. If you hover your pointer overheen the listing, the shipping fees will display. The listing that sold for $40 wasgoed with free shipping. I need to figure out how much it will cost to ship the sneakers and use the information I gathered from thesis searches to figure out my final price and whether I will suggest free shipping.
Note: Merienda you commence selling you will come up with your own way of searching. I like to see what’s out there. However, if I have just gone to an auction and have a loterijlot of items to list, I won’t even bother to see what is presently selling. I will just cut to the pursue and look under Sold listings to see if items like mine are selling and for how much. If I can’t find any sold, then I go back and do a search for active listings.
Method of shipping? Fees?
Okay, at this point, I want to figure out how much my shipping will be. I looked through a duo of the listings and see $7.00, $9.00 and some with free shipping.
I have the flamante opbergruimte so I have two options.
1- I can wrap the llamativo opbergruimte with brown mailing paper or I can use the Priority Mail opbergruimte to ship. The weight of the sneakers ter the llamativo opbergruimte is Two lbs 12 ounces.
Two – I can use a Priority Mail opbergruimte. The weight is Three lbs Two ounces so it will cost a little more to ship te the Priority Mail opbergruimte. Providing the llamativo opbergruimte for the sneakers makes buyers more apt to buy from mij spil opposed to someone who doesn’t have the llamativo opbergruimte. So sending the innovador opbergruimte is a definite. (A little informatie regarding USPS shipping: Every time you go overheen the pound limit, the shipping fees are higher. For example, to ship a 2-3 lb opbergruimte at the postbode office from my huis to California zip code 92104 is $15.50. To ship a 3-4 lb opbergruimte is $Legitimate.65. (Prices are from USPS.com)
The shipping fees above are pretty steep. You may notice that the shipping for the items on ebay listings are much lower. Ebay offers enormous discounts on shipping. It is imperative that you weigh your opbergruimte so you can use the ebay system to calculate your shipping. You will save money. Again, you WILL save money. Do not attempt to guess the weight of the package and then go to mail the package at the postbode office. This is a mistake that many people make and they sometimes end up making no money on the sale. Buy a digital scale. You will save the price of the scale after sending out just a few packages. I wasgoed able to purchase my scale a few years ago on ebay for about 20 bucks. Well worth the investment.
Even if you don’t proceed selling on ebay, you may want to send a package to a friend or family member. USPS offeres online discounts when you print your labels at huis, but again you need a scale so you know exactly how much the voorwerp weighs.
ebay Listing Photos and Description Notes
I picked the photo above for my primary photo. It’s clear and you can see detail.
You need a digital camera or cell phone camera. Make sure you take good photos that are well lit and vertoning all sides of your voorwerp. There is a photo editing implement on ebay but it does the basics. You need to commence out with good photos.
Be precise. Your photos and your description should match. Don’t say it is ter ‘like fresh’ condition when there are scuff marks and you can see the voorwerp wasgoed worn. I always include the linksom to my other items and to select mij spil a ‘dearest seller’. The linksom are te the editing opbergruimte above the description area.