Tips On Selling!
What Should I
think About When Selling?
Here are a few useful
tips when selling an item:
- A picture is worth a thousand words! Few smarter things
have been said with regard to selling items at an Internet auction.
A potential buyer does not have the benefit of actually physically
picking up the item in question. The closest he can get to it is the
picture before him and he will trust his eyes before he trusts your
description! It is therefore of utmost importance that you supply
as good a picture as possible.
- If the item in question is particularly valuable you may consider
having a professional photographer take the picture. It may cost you
a little more but the gains will no doubt be worth it.
- When you describe an object you are selling be as honest as possible
and supply ALL the details. If there is a small mark or scratch in
the corner of an object SAY SO! Your description will then be sincere
and accurate, giving the buyer no reason to wish to return it. Describe
the item as you would want it described for you and you won´t go far
- Do not over-price an item by asking that an inflated reserve be
placed on it. Price it realistically and let people fight over it
at auction instead. The results will often be better than you expected!
- When informed by eBug that you may now ship the article,
do so promptly. Delays will only cause bad feelings and may cause
the buyer to request a return.
- When posting an item make sure it is posted with the method of post
the buyer requested. If he paid for EXPRESS MAIL he will expect it
to be posted EXPRESS MAIL.
- Package items securely and carefully, especially if they are fragile!
Remember that some of these articles will be travelling half way round
the world and will not always be handled with the kind of care one
- Make sure that both the senders and buyers name and address are
clearly visible and readable on the package, preferably on both sides.
- Always make a note of the ID Number supplied by the Post Office
or Carrier as it will be asked for should the parcel go missing!
- In a famous book called "The Waterbabies" one of the charactors
had a significant name. Her name was Mrs. Do-as- you-would-be-done-by.
We believe the essence of successful selling lies within that name….