A quick Google search will show there’s no shortage of information available on this topic. Nevertheless, there is what I consider to be a handful of common sense eBay selling tips that bear repeating here, because of their significance.
Tip 1: Improve Delivery Options
Although offering customers free shipping will give your store a serious competitive edge, it may not always be a practical option.
But you can still entice buyers with a choice of shipping options; especially those that provide tracking numbers and delivery confirmations. This is important because customers want to know when to expect delivery.
Another good rule of thumb? Always sell products that are easy to ship.
Tip 2: Clarify Store Policies
One of the most effective, yet often overlooked, eBay selling tips is to make sure your listings clearly state your store’s shipping and return policies.
Make it easy for your customers. Let them know upfront what your policies are as well as the shipping costs and handling times.
You might also consider paying for shipping on product returns. That way you show your buyers that you not only have great customer service, but that you also care about their buying experience.
Two very good reasons for them to want to come back to your store.
Tip 3: Research the Competition
This doesn’t have to be rocket science. For example, you can look into what similar items have sold for and price your products accordingly.
Not only that, but you can also research other sellers’ listings, titles, descriptions, and images for ideas. But it should go without saying that plagiarism of any type must be avoided.
All you should be doing is looking for inspiration.
Tip 4: Listen to Buyers’ Concerns
Make it a point to promptly answer any customer questions about your items. Better yet, be sure to include all the pertinent details in your product descriptions.
Moreover, simply being kind and courteous and providing good customer service goes a long way to your continued success.
In the end, the best eBay selling tips are the ones which are easiest to commit to—because you know they’ll get done. And this may be the most powerful tip of all!
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