Strive To Be The Best Ebay Seller To Increase Your Profits
As you sit down to read this information you can be confident that around the globe many hundreds of eBay auctions are ending. Many an eBay seller is currently making some money, perhaps in clearing out the clutter or to make some extra cash on the side, or perhaps even as a sole stream of income. No matter what the reason is that you are selling on eBay, there will be many other people with the same motives, generating a lot of competition. That is one of the principle reasons that you need to strive to be the best eBay seller that you can be by following the advice laid out within this information.
Being a successful eBay seller doesn't start with great listings, or even with a great product. It starts with research. The best sellers on eBay spend hours searching through completed listings to search for the items that sell the most successfully. There are a variety of tools that can be used to help with this process such as eBay Pulse, which shows the most searched for items within a category, and the Advanced Search, which allows for incredibly detailed searches of existing and completed listings. Take full advantage of these completely free tools and look out for the following:
- Similar items to those that you will be selling. Note how much they are selling for and how much competition you will be facing. This could be a way to determine whether it is even an area in which you should sell. - Keep an eye open for useful marketing information. What time did their auction end? What keywords did they use in their title? How long and detailed was their description? - Cross reference the first two bullet points to help you to ascertain what actually helped these previous auctions to sell successfully (or not).
Believe it or not, the absolutely vital step of researching a product before listing it is often skipped by many different sellers, causing their success to be lessened and increasing their discouragement. Don't fall into that trap, instead realise that research will take a large proportion of your eBay listing time, especially at the outset of starting to sell within a particular area. But even as time goes by you will need to continue to monitor how fierce the competition is and how much they are charging for similar products.
With your research conducted and your auctions listed within categories in which you can be successful, it is imperative that you understand that your customers are the most important element to your success. Check your emails as many times a day as possible to allow you to respond to any queries as quickly as they arise. In your responses be polite and check that your spelling and grammar are correct. You may find it easier to write your response in a piece of word processing software before copying it over. Treating your customers as human and taking the time to answer them quickly and with respect will keep them coming back to you for their eBay shopping time and time again.
by: Amanda O'Brien