How to be a Great Online Seller?

Selling your unwanted belongings via online auction sites is a great way to make a bit of extra cash as well as free up some space at home, so can only be a good thing, surely! If you find some items you want to sell then follow the tips and tricks to sell them for the best price, with an honest description, great photos and efficient postage arrangements. Good luck!

Packaging

This doesn’t only need to be enough to keep your item safe and waterproof but needs to be reasonably priced, accurately labeled and to really be successful, make your packaging stand out as unique. The best parcel I ever received was in a bright pink jiffy bag and I always remember that seller because of that, so go out of the way to be extraordinary and buyers will return. For guidance on price look at similar items to yours as well as the postage company websites such as u-ship, who will deliver items much more efficiently than the postal service and there is no risk of the item being damaged in transit.

Honesty

Writing an accurate description with as much detail as you can possibly supply will make the buyer feel even more confident to buy with you. Can you include any extra details that you feel a buyer should know? It always helps to put yourself in their position and consider what you would like to know if you were looking for the item you are selling. If there is any damage then be honest and tell them, as it will be hassle for them to return the item due to damage you haven’t declared. The same applies for branded items, if you have the original tags or authenticity proof then include images.

Photos

Take some time over these as they are proven to sell your item more than any of the text that appears on the items page. If what you’re selling is dirty, creased or photographed in a space without any light then who do you expect to buy it, however much of a bargain it may be. Clean it so it can be used as soon as the buyer receives it, and you won’t go far wrong. Be creative and use a backdrop that will complement the item. Always hang clothing as it shows how it will look on a person, more than just laid on a table. It may also be useful to see photos of the washing instructions as well as materials the item is made from or contains. This is essential with people having allergies meaning they may buy the item and then not be able to wear it.

Be Reasonable!

Overall, being human and reasonable online is all people can expect. List your items at a reasonable price given the condition, age and original value and give the option of an auction or buy it now price so people can purchase more immediately. Encourage questions in the text you write as well as whether the items are from a home with pets, smokers etc. Going back to an earlier point, just be honest!

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