Docstoc
EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR DOCSTOC USERS
Try the all-new QuickBooks Online for FREE.  No credit card required.

Easy Steps to Selling at eBay

Document Sample
Easy Steps to Selling at eBay Powered By Docstoc
					10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
Chuck Eglinton - ChuckEgg.com
•   Powerpoint slides 2010 Mensa AG.

•   Remember FREE TRIAL:
•   http://www.BidRobot.com
•   Use coupon code: ChuckEgg
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
Chuck Eglinton - ChuckEgg.com
•   Self-employed PC programmer since 1983
•   Self-employed web developer since 1997
•   Specialize in “Dynamic” websites (database
    driven).

•   eBay Power Seller since 1998
•   eBay Trained “Education Specialist”
•   Ebay Certified “Trading Assistant”
•   “10 Quick Steps” available at Audible.com
•   BidRobot.com has been mentioned in “eBay
    for Dummies,” “Internet Auctions for
    Dummies” and in Readers Digest.
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
 Find out if your item is worth selling

1. You’ll need a (free) eBay account
2. Click “Advanced Search” link
3. Type Keywords, Model, Item Description
4. Check “[X] completed listings”
5. Click the [Search] button
6. Refine Search using links in the left column
7. Only GREEN prices had winning bidders, disregard
   other colors.
8. Emulate the auctions having the highest selling
   prices

Tip: click “sell” then [Start Selling] use the “What’s it
    worth?” textbox, click “Look It up.”
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
 Find out if your item is worth selling

Hint: Check used item prices at Amazon.com, too

1. Type Keywords, model, Item Description
2. Click “Go” button
3. Look for links: “Buy New, ?? New, ?? Used”
4. Click the “?? Used” link to see range of used prices
5. Amazon Items stay listed until purchased or for 60
   days.
6. Easy to sell at Amazon after setting up a seller
   account. Just click the “Sell Yours Here” button.
7. Your items stay listed at Amazon.com for 60 days
   or until the item sells. Items are easily re-listed.
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
 Create accounts at eBay and Paypal

1. At eBay.com, click the “Register” link
2. Complete and submit the form
3. Eventually you’ll need to provide a credit card
   number to pay eBay insertion fees & commissions.

1. At PayPal.com, click the “Sign-Up” link
2. Complete and submit the form
3. Eventually you’ll need to provide a credit card
   number and /or bank information so you can fund
   your PayPal account and transfer balances to your
   bank account.

PayPal.com is owned by eBay.com and is currently the only
   way to accept payments from winning bidders.
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
 Write a killer item description and title

Hint 1: Emulate descriptions & titles from the
   best-selling eBay auctions (use Cut & Paste).

Hint 2: When selling Cameras, Electronics and
   some other items, eBay allows you to select a
   Brand, Product type, or Model and eBay
   automatically adds a description from eBay’s
   “Product Catalog.”

Hint 3: Use descriptions from item packaging,
   from the manufacturer’s website, or from a
   store site such as Amazon.com
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
 Increase your item’s value with a
   photo

•   Many buyers are VISUAL searchers. They
    won’t consider your item if it doesn’t have
    a picture. A picture of the actual item
    being sold, is best.
•   Images are important to attract buyers with
    iPhones and mobile devices.
•   Borrowing manufacturer’s pictures is okay.
    Borrowing other sellers pictures is not.
•   Right click almost any picture on a web-page
    then select “Save Image As…” To save an
    image to your computers.
•   Picture quality doesn’t have to be perfect only
    adequate. Even a 2MB image from an old
    camera is “adequate.”
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
 Research the best time and place to launch
  your auction

• Best: Ending Sunday evening, about 9pm EST
• 2nd best: Ending Saturday evening, about 9pm
  (as established by 10 years of BidRobot logs)

• Similar to Google search results: Want to get your
  eBay listing on “front page” of eBay when the most
  potential bidders are surfing at eBay.
• Some exceptions exist: Golf Clubs sell okay on
  Friday Afternoon, Children’s clothes sell okay on
  weekday mid-mornings.
• Consider “seasonality” You’ll likely have low selling
  prices if you sell golf clubs in February or Christmas
  items in July.
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
 Breeze through eBay's “Sell your
  Item” screens

• Click the “Sell” link at the top of the page.

• Click the “Start Selling” button

• Follow the on-screen prompts: Select a
  Category, Create Listing, Review Listing.

• Some product descriptions will be automatically
  provided by eBay if you supply a UPC number.

• eBay’s listing fees will be displayed before you
  submit your listing.
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
 Be ready to answer questions from
  prospective bidders (by eMail)

• An answered question could mean more bids
  and higher ending sale prices.

• “Old Fishing Lure Brings $31,857.50” Original title:
  "Old Wooden Bronze/Orange Fishing Lure," but four
  days after posting, the bids had reached into the
  thousands of dollars, and the seller amended the
  auction description to report, "according to the
  information we have received, it is a very rare Heddon
  wooden lure."
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
 Get paid when the auction ends

• Buyers send money to your Paypal account via
  ebay.

• Do not ship the item until the funds have
  cleared your PayPal account.
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
 Move the item from your door to theirs

• EASIER with integrated PayPal “Multi-
  order shipping.”

• Choose UPS or US Postal Service.

• Type package dimensions, weight.

• Choose level of shipping service (ground, media
  mail, parcel post, etc).

• Pay shipping through your PayPal account, print
  a pre-paid label with your home computer.

• “Jump the line” at UPS or Post Office
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
 Build the eBay community by leaving
  feedback

• Wait a few days until after the auction item has been
  received and has been inspected - Post your feedback
  only after you’re sure that everyone is completely
  satisfied with the transaction.
• Click the “My eBay” link, then review the “Summary”
  column for feedback reminders.
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
   Find out if your item is worth selling
   Create accounts at eBay and Paypal
   Write a killer item description and title
   Increase your item’s value with a
    photo
   Research the best time and place to
    launch your auction
   Breeze through eBay's “Add your
    Item” screen
   Be ready to answer questions from
    prospective bidders (by eMail)
   Get paid when the auction ends
   Move the item from your door to theirs
   Build the eBay community by leaving
    feedback
10 Easy Steps to Selling at eBay
•   BidRobot.com - Don’t lose eBay auctions!
•   AuctionZipCode.com - Display eBay search
    results on a map
•   AuctionIncome.com - Auction Blog
•   RSSauction.com - eBay search results
    delivered by RSS feed
•   ChuckEgg.com - Gadget & Tech Blog

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:7
posted:8/21/2012
language:English
pages:15