Over the years, selling on eBay has become quite a challenge for some people. However, by following a few simple techniques, you too can make more money selling your items. Let’s look below and teach you the top 10 tips for selling on eBay.
10. Allow International Buyers
Whenever you place an item up for sale, you should allow international buyers to bid or buy your products. A lot of people believe foreign buyers will bid on an auction and then won’t pay for the item once they win. But you really should consider allowing international buyers to participate in your bid wars mainly because this will promote the action and increase the number of people who are viewing your product.
9. End Auctions on a Sunday
Studies have shown that the best day for ending an auction is on a Sunday. The majority of people remain home on Sundays and because of this, you’ll receive the most exposure for your auction. On the same note, Fridays and Saturdays are not good days to post items since the majority of people will be out doing things. In terms of time, try to end your auction no later than 10 PM because people will usually begin to fall asleep around this time.
8. Offer a Return Policy
You should always make sure that you are reassuring your buyers by offering them a return policy. Whenever you offer a return policy, you are telling potential buyers that you are comfortable with your product and that you don’t mind offering a refund. This can provide them with enough ease of mind to make the purchase.
7. Start Auctions at $0.99
Remember, when running an auction you want there to be as much bidding as possible. Most of the time however, people won’t even pay attention to items that are priced relatively high compared to the final “buy now” price. Because of this, make sure that you are starting your auctions at $0.99. Most people don’t do this because they believe that if the item doesn’t receive exposure, they’ll be forced to sell it for a lower price. However, more times than not, staring your auctions at a dollar will help them receive more attention and allow you to ultimately make more money.
6. Use a Picture Gallery
People want to see what they are buying. They want to be able to imagine that they actually own the item. And one way to bridge their perception of the item with what it actually is to provide a lot of pictures of the item. In some cases, buyers won’t even show interest in your product if you don’t have any pictures (or only one).