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Top Tips for Successful eBay Selling

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Top Tips for Successful eBay Selling

eBay selling can be a lucrative business, as long as you get it right. There are plenty of eBay PowerSellers that reap the rewards of putting in a lot of hard work and effort into their eBay listings – but what can you do to make sure your listing sells? To help give you the best chance of selling your item on eBay, here are two top tips.

1. Take great pictures

Many eBay users don’t realise the power that pictures have to make or break their listing. Too often we see listings with pictures that are blurred, fuzzy, out of focus, or too dark; sometimes we see listings with no images at all – and 9 times out of 10, they won’t sell. So how can you take great pictures for your eBay listing? First, you want to make sure that you use a plain background that won’t detract from your item, and that you take it somewhere you won’t need to use flash, as this can dampen the brightness of the image. Additionally, you should always make sure that your images are of a high resolution and are of the dimensions recommended by eBay, as doing so will allow you to use the zoom feature on your listing, which goes a long way in making sure it sells.

2. Offer the best postage possible

A lot of the time, it will all come down to postage. Unless it is very rare, there are usually a number of other sellers listing the same item as you at a similar price, and the buyer will usually choose their seller on the basis of their postage options. Many eBay PowerSellers use an eCommerce fulfilment service that will pick and pack, and send their items out for them at a competitive rate that they can then pass on to the customer. These eCommerce fulfilment services are very reliable and reduce the workload for the seller, so they are popular with both brands and independent sellers on the site.

For more information about our eCommerce fulfilment services, contact us at Parcelhuyb today to find out how we could help you scale up your eBay store.

Simon Wright

As SEO and Content Marketing Manager at the Whistl Group, Simon has over 10 years' experience in both B2B and B2C marketing, and as a result, offers a unique perspective on the pre- and post-checkout delivery experiences. Simon writes regularly for both the Parcelhub and Whistl blogs and is passionate about helping retailers make delivery their competitive advantage.

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