Ok, I know you have probably seen about a million and one different websites promising to make you the next ebay millionaire. I promise I will not be added to that list. I actually have a LOVE/HATE relationship with ebay. I love the extra money it brings to help my family and the effective marketplace that it offers, but I hate the drama that inevitably ensues with some ebay customers. A lot of business people would suggest that you stay away from ebay, but I think it’s great for Moms who would like to earn quick and easy cash.
Take a look at these tips for getting started on ebay:
Basics to Selling on eBay
If you are looking to start selling products on eBay, there are a lot of things that you can do. eBay is a great place to get started with selling products because the layout is easy and you can get a nice profit, especially if you take advantage of certain markets during certain times of year. But how do you get started with selling on eBay? What can you do in order to get your feet off the ground?
The first thing that you need to do is to start setting up what eBay calls a seller account. These accounts allow you to sell your items on eBay and it will make sure that your PayPal settings are correct as well, so you are being charged appropriately (what you get charged will differ, check out their website for details.
Then, you need to take some time and figure out the appropriate listing for the item(s) that you are going to sell and figure out a fair price for you to sell them at. This may take a little bit of research, but you can look at current and past sales on eBay to get an idea of the target(s) that you are going for. You can also look on other websites and see what the same items are going for as well, so you can get more of an average price.
In some cases, you may want to set up a store, where you can sell multiple items at the same time. Your store can be a central hub for all of the stuff that you’re selling on eBay. Not everyone will need a store, but if you’re going to be putting in new stock on a regular basis or you have a lot of stock, then you will want to make sure that you have a store set up so that people who want to buy from you can go to your store (which is connected to your username), and buy directly from you instead of from several sources.
Lastly, make sure that you’re fulfilling your orders well. By doing that, you can be sure that the people you’re selling to will give you good feedback, which will help to improve your reputation and drive your sales. You want to make sure that you are friendly, that you offer appropriate communication, and that you get the item out to the person(s) as quickly as you possibly can. Also be sure that your items are listed accurately so that people aren’t disappointed with what they are getting from you. That way, you don’t have conflicts and you have positive feedback. The more people seem to like what you’re doing, the more likely people will come to you to buy items instead of buying from other people who may be selling it for the same price or less.
As you can see, starting to sell on eBay can be fairly simple, but it takes some time and effort on your part in order to make sure that things get done properly.