eBay is a super popular eCommerce website known worldwide, turning a multi billion dollar revenue figure year after year and being used by millions of people. It has become so popular because it is super easy to use and anybody can sell on the platform. In addition to this, eBay often runs amazing deals and discounts on some major product lines.
There are lots of ways to make money from selling second hand items, things you have made by hand, or raiding the local thrift store and then reselling. Here are some tips to help you sell successfully on eBay.
1. Sell anything
When you’re first starting out, you can sell whatever you have; don’t get too hung up on a theme for your store. Dig around your house and sell anything you don’t use anymore.
2. Find cheap things to resell
Reselling is a serious eBay business, and people are doing it for a living. Try looking at freebie sections on websites such as Craigslist or Facebook groups and raid your local thrift store. A little investment in an obscure item can easily sell on eBay for a huge profit. The website even allows you to offer eBay discounts to your buyers and thus attract more attention to your products.
3. Keep an eye on fees
Shipping costs can wipe out profit margins, and there are additional eBay and PayPal fees on top of that. Before deciding on a price, think about the cost of all these and consider charging for shipping.
4. Be good at customer service
You don’t need to be an expert, but being friendly and going the extra mile to always satisfy your past, present, and potential customers goes a long way and can help you stand out from the thousands of other stores.
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