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eBay is a Market for Sellers

Aug 17, 2007
Garage sales and flea markets are so 20th century. Quality manufacturers who sell to us at good wholesale prices are nice also. Today, if you have merchandise to peddle, the first market you want to try and sell it on is eBay.

This amazing market place sells virtually everywhere on Earth and has spawned lots of copycats. It is truly the internet marketing place.

You will be joining thousands of other like minded citizens who seek to make money selling their products on the popular web site. Everyone is aware of the online selling gravy train, so you will need to make your items stand out somehow in order to make more money on eBay.

Size up your Competition

Before listing your items for an auction, check out the Completed Items listings on eBay itself. Here, you will see what products are up for sale, what their prices are, and how they are presented to the public market. You might also get a better idea on what title to put on your product to produce a higher price.

Do not overload the auction site with items. Your income will be higher on eBay auctions if you sell a few items at the same time rather than overload the auction site with many items.

How To Describe Your Wares

You will have limited space for product information so make your words count. Be intense and study other similar items for sale to get more ideas. The competition can not hide from you here.

In the auction title be careful to avoid words such as Look, or Wow. No one ever types in these words to do a search. Use words that potential buyers will be likely to use when searching for your product. Put yourself in the buyer shoes for best results.

Be generously informative with information in the auction description. Include any product details that buyers will find helpful. Walk in the shoes of the buyer. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words (or perhaps a thousand dollars!). A good, color picture is absolutely essential to catch the eye of a buyer.

Shipping News Must Be Kept As Low As Possible.

Do not tack on excessively high shipping and handling costs to your auction sales. While your goal is to make more money on eBay, unfairly high shipping fees may turn off buyers. You will definitely get more sales dropped and refunded with this greedy tactic.

Treat your customer the way you wish to be treated. Many businesses have gone broke because they did not do this simple act of kindness.

There is always another seller who will give them a better deal. Much of my success has come from lower prices, shipping and higher quality wrapped up with the best service possible. Trust me on this one.
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James M. Lowe writes original articles about home business opportunities .
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