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A New Frontier For Ebay Sales

Aug 30, 2008
Ebay is a great invention for sellers and buyers. It has created a revolution in the way things are sold. Say goodbye to traditional classifieds! The site is a place for people all around the globe to sell and buy on one site. It is popular with millions. For selling on the internet, there is no other like Ebay. Below I detail how to sell on Ebay.

Pierre Omidyar created AuctionWeb in 1995. They decided on the name Ebay in 1997. It is a site that lets you put virtually anything up for sale, as long as it's legal. Some of the most popular items include, antiques, clothing, and collectibles. Weird stuff does pop up on Ebay, so read the listings carefully!

As to how to sell on Ebay, you need to set up an account. First you must register. Registration includes supplying Ebay with information such as your name, address, and telephone number. Next, you must set up a seller's account. This includes providing information to verify your identity; this is usually accomplished with a credit card. You must also set your preference as to how you would like to be charged for seller's fees. Setting up a Paypal account is a good idea, as it can help speed up transactions. This too will require financial information, though your card will not be charged until you have a transaction.

Keep in mind that there are rules, so take a look at the policies and information on how to sell on Ebay. Visit Seller Central for helpful information like news, advice, etc. Different types of fees are how Ebay makes money. A small fee is charged for placing the ad; it is called an insertion fee. Another fee to keep in mind is if you add features like the Buy It Now option. The final transaction price will determine the final value fee, which is a small percentage of the price of the item.

Making a good listing comes next. Some tips for how to sell on Ebay include adding a picture and a good description of the listing items. Always add any manufacturer information to the listing. This includes any warranty information, product information and model numbers. Any defects should also be listed. This way the person knows what they are getting.

You have two main options for how to sell. You can hold an auction. You set the time limit and customers compete to get the best price. They even have the option of setting a maximum bid; this way if someone outbids their first bid, the system updates it to the next highest amount up to the maximum. The other way is to pay a fee for a buy it now sale. In this way the price is set and there is no bidding. Once a sale goes through, the buyer will be notified so that they can pay. Once you get paid go ahead and ship the item to the specified address.

One of the greatest tools Ebay has is the feedback system. This system allows sellers to leave feedback on buyers and for buyers to leave feedback on sellers. This way, if you plan on selling to someone who has good feedback, you know they will most likely follow through on the sale. Conversely, if you follow through properly, they can leave good feedback for you. Watch out for sellers and buyers with bad feedback!

Once you play around with the site, you will find yourself becoming more at ease with Ebay. There are tutorials and FAQs to help you find your way. It can be a great way to make extra money, or to spend it!
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