How Do I Sell In eBay For Beginners
You Can Start Selling On eBay In 5 Simple Steps
29th Nov 2012
Selling in eBay is easy. In 5 simples steps and without the need to create
a website of your own, you can start selling on eBay.
1. Register A Seller Account
Similar to setting up a business, instead of getting a license, you need
to create a seller account to become a seller in eBay. In this simple and easy process, you just need to
- Provide your name, phone number and address.
- Have your identity verified.
- Choose an automatic payment method for your eBay transactions
to facilitate your trading activities when you kick off your
2. Identify A Product Or More Products
Search and identify a product or more products to sell. As this is
probably your first experience with eBay with regards to selling, you may one to try one product first.
Next, after having identified a product to sell, you should check and
ensure your product meets the ‘prohibited and restricted items’ policy. Adults Only category, alcohol, medical
devices, prescription drugs, firearms, weapons, electronic equipments etc. are some items having separate or
special conditions to qualify for listing in eBay.
There are two ways to sell your product in eBay. You can sell it auction
style to the highest bidder or you can sell it at a fixed price. To enhance your selling process, eBay has very
supportive and user friendly features like ‘Best Offer’ or ‘Reserve Price’ options to help you hit the best
3. Create Your Listing
In an off-line business, you display your products physically to attract
sales. In eBay, you create a listing and post it on its electronic shop platform. To list your product, you
will need to:
- Describe your item clearly.
- Set a competitive price to increase the odds of a successful sale.
- Identify the right category to list your product in so that
propective buyers can locate it easily.
4. Manage Your Listing
The process up to this point is pretty electronic in nature. Similar
to managing a physical shop, over here you have to manage your listing when you embark on this mode of
trading method in eBay. eBay business platform has a very good feature that helps you to track
traffics to your listing or to revise your listing when you see a need. This system also incorporate an
interactive visitors’ feedback and sellers’ response function to help build trust and good rapport between you
and your customers.
Just like managing a shop well, managing your listing well can certainly
helps you sell better.
5. Close Your Sale
You make money only when each sale is closed. What most inexperience
entrepreneur overlooked is more money can be made if a sale is closed with the customer feeling happy and
satisfied. A delighted customer will want to come back for more products from you. And the good words they
spread for you is a great advertisement bonus for you too.
6. Tips To A Good Sales
- Communicate with your buyer to personalize your customer’s
- Ship only when you have received your payment. If payment is
made electronically or via credit card, it is to your own interest to
ensure the transaction has been accepted and credited to your
account. In the case of a check, it has to clear the bank before
you start shipping out the item.
- Ship item to customer promptly and meeting committed delivery
time. Customers will be delighted to receive their purchase on time.
- On-time delivery can only be assured if you have adequate and
correct shipping information. Make sure you have all the necessary
shipping information once you receive an order.
- Pack your items securely enough to ensure it is well protected and
can retain its original condition when it reaches your customers.
Receiving a package on time is obviously a very happy occasion
and nothing kills the customer’s excitement faster than to find the
item damaged on arrival.
- If you are building a long term business and want to create a
of loyal customers base, the sales process does not end upon
successful delivery of items to your customers. You should use the
feedback system to create a trustworthy community for everyone.
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