Saturday, 18 September 2010

Packaging Tip

These post bags are brilliant for presenting your items in a professional way. They are quite strong and waterproof and come in a variety of colours and sizes. If you buy them in bulk they will cost you as little as 5p per piece. Search now on Bay for "plastic mail bag" or "post pack" and you will see a large selection on offer.

Thursday, 16 September 2010


Prints are hot property on eBay and an easy way to make money. Prints by street artist Banksy are especially sought after and can fetch £40 or £50 a piece. Just make sure you have any copyright issues sorted before you list your items!

Banksy Print on ebay for £49.99

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Designer Goods

If you are selling designer goods, especially clothes and jewellery include close up pictures of all the labels and details (even the washing label). If you have jewellery include a copy of the gift certificate or guarantee or a close up of the hallmarks. Offer a money back guarantee if your item is notorious for fakes.

danger items on eBay include:
  • Nike trainers and tracksuits
  • Lacoste
  • Abercrombie and Fitch
  • Tiffany

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


A close source tells me these Nike wristbands a going down a storm at the moment. If you can source them at a good price there is profit to be made. cheap postage on these too. Watch out for fakes though!

The Power of Free Postage!

You will be amazed the effect free postage has on a listing, there's nothing worse on eBay than greedy sellers who try to make a bit extra by over charging. I have see my amount of watchers almost double just by offering free postage on the same product. Usually you will end up with a higher final price which will more than cover the postage. Try it out and see.

Monday, 13 September 2010


Make sure when you despatch your items they are tastefully presented with neat packaging. Decent plastic post bags can be picked up very cheap and help to give your item a professional look. Make sure the item is well packaged inside to guard against damage in transit. Include your return address on the outside of the item in case it is lost in the post. In most cases it will eventually be returned to the sender. Make sure you get proof of postage and if economically viable go for recorded delivery to counter any claims made through pay pal.

Sunday, 12 September 2010


Always ensure you despatch your items promptly. This will increase you reputation and gain you perfect feedback. Aim to despatch the item within one working day of the auction. Tell your buyers when you have despatched the item and when they can expect to receive it. All of this will ensure positive feedback.

QUICK TIP - Headlines/Titles

Get as many key words in the title as you can. Try to include the size of the garment even if you just use a letter. For example: "Man's Shirt Size S" if its new with or without tags you can ad BN or BNWT which mean brand new or brand new with tags. Try to include the make, the year as well as the condition if you have space. Titles are used when users search for items on Ebay so if its not in your title chances are it wont be picked up in the search. This is a vital part of getting maximum exposure for your product.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Beating the Competition

In order to make money you must have a decent product and something that is in demand. Obviously the most sought after products will also be the most competitively priced as people try to gain a share of the market. If you can make your product different from the competition or offer a package or deal that the other sellers dont you will increase your chances of selling.

One very effective technique for achieving this is to offer free postage therefore making your price a "what you see is what you pay" price. If there are two similar products at a similar price then the buyer will always choose the free postage option provided your reputation is good. You can also offer a free gift or accessory to entice the buyer. Offering to dispatch your goods quickly is also a bonus provided you can deliver on this promise.

Pictures Pictures Pictures!

Pictures sell your product and give the buyer confidence in your product. make sure you have plenty of clear pictures and show all the details of your products. Pictures are free to add and make a huge difference to potential buyers.

Show your product from different angles, be sure to include close up of labels and badges to guarantee authenticity to the buyer. Try to make sure the colour is true and that you show pictures of any faults or blemishes that your product has. All of this improves your reputation as an honest seller and is likely to improve your chances of selling for the best possible price.

Did you know?

Timing your auctions is essential. The best time for your auction to end is when most people are at home. schedule your auctions to finish during the week and in the evening when most people are at home and on the internet.

Ebay Trading Secrets

Many people are using Ebay without realising its full potential.
There are several simple techniques to improve the performance of your auctions and help you achieve maximum earning potential.


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