The best season for fashion is quickly approaching!
So in order to afford some of those $400-$500 leather jackets and flannel suits that I love so much, I decided to start selling some of my unworn (and slightly used) clothing and shoes on eBay. I actually used to hate selling products on eBay because of all of the fees, but it really is one of the safest and easiest ways to make a quick online sale. So here is a complete guide on how to sell items on eBay!
1. Create a Seller’s Account. First things first, in order to start selling on eBay, you will need to set up an account. Fortunately, setting up an account a quick and easy and it shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes. Simply select a username; enter and confirm your name, address, and phone number; and set up a PayPal account as your automatic payment method for paying your seller fees.
2. Download the App. The mobile app is the quickest way to get your stuff up on eBay. Once you open the app, click the “sell” icon at the bottom of the screen, and follow instructions.
3. Take Quality Photos. In my opinion, this is probably the most important feature when it comes to selling your items. If your photo’s are not original and you don’t provide enough images for seller’s to get a good understanding of what they’re buying, your item just won’t sell, trust me I’ve learned the hard way.
Some useful tips on how take good product photos is to use a neutral background such as hardwood floors, especially if your selling shoes. Also make sure that you iron/steam your clothes (especially suits) so that it looks more attractive to buyers.
4. List Your Items Properly. I always make sure to include the brand, size, and color of the item that I am selling. Sometimes it also helps to include similar brands in the title so that you can get more traffic and views for your listing.
5. Price Items Correctly. Pricing your items correctly can be the difference between making an extra 20-30 percent on sales. It could also determine whether or not your items even sell. Sometimes I see items listed on eBay for way too much money and I just scroll right past it.
However, there are times that I come across things that I wasn’t even looking for but because the price was right, I bought it anyway. Therefore, it’s essential to list your items based on the market value to increase your chances of making a sale and possibly even starting a bidding war. Fortunately, eBay gives you an average selling price based on similar items.
6. Create an Informative Description. This is the second most important aspect of selling your items on eBay. Make sure that you provide a detailed description that outlines any and everything that the buyer needs to know. For instance, if there’s a small stain on the sleeve or a snag in the fabric, be sure to mention it in the description. Also include accurate measurements and tell them how the measurements were taken because you don’t want the buyer to return (or leave negative feedback) just because you forgot to include a simple measurement.
7. Ship Your Sold Items Quickly. In order to obtain good feedback from your buyer, make sure that you ship out the products quickly. Use old packaging materials to cut down on costs, and include a tracking number on all shipments.
8. Give Feedback. Sometimes I forget to leave feedback after buying or selling an item, but this is actually a very important component of using eBay. Feedback is the way that buyers and sellers build a
As always, thanks for reading and be sure to check out my eBay store as I’ll be adding clothes on there for the next couple of months!
The Dapper Advisor