Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Off Track

My life and hence my schedule has gotten off track the past week and a half. I woke up this morning thinking it was Monday and only just realized it's Tuesday. I typically feature an eBay Tips and Tricks column on Tuesdays and I am totally unprepared for it today. So here is some general advice for you eBayers out there.

1. Set up an eBay Store. You'll never achieve the success you want without one. The cost is minimal and even if you don't list store items it will display all of your auction and Buy It Now listings together. This is great for buyers who want to browse.

2. Learn some HTML. It doesn't take a lot of knowledge about HTML to be able to dress up your listings and give them a more professional look. eBay buyers like to shop in the stores and listings that are pleasing to the eye. Make yours pleasing. This is one of my favorite sites to learn some basic html code.

3. I recommend using whatever FREE tools eBay offers. Selling Manager has some wonderful time-saving features and it's free with a Store subscription. Use it! Use the marketing tools that are available on your Manage My Store page. The listing header, Promotion Boxes, Cross Promotion Displays, etc. They will all help to generate traffic to your store and listings!

Good Luck!

3 comments:

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Is it really worth the money spent?

Anne Bradshaw said...

That was the question I was going to ask, Candace. I only sell one item on a regular basis, and can't see how a store would help me.

But thanks for the tip, Valuable Asset, if I ever sell other stuff, then I'll think again. And I'll be back for more tips when you post them. I'm a tip gatherer :-)

BlogMaster said...

If you sell on eBay consistantly... in other words if you want it to be a business rather than a hobby, an eBay store is worth every penny. The basic store costs only $15.95 per month and there are so many extras that come with it to help generate traffic that you'd be amiss to ignore it. Look into it.