How to Buy And Sell On eBay
eBay is undoubtedly the biggest online auction market in the world today. Everyday, thousands and thousands of transactions are happening in every given moment. With the number of sales that are happening everyday, why don’t you jump in to the bandwagon and start your small business online. Unlike other small businesses, this type of online business doesn’t require any formal registration with your local government or any fees that you have to pay to create an account. All you need is to sign up and you can start transactions right away. With a PayPal account which you can also create for free, you’re on your way to start your eBay business.
One of the things that you should remember is that you are selling something online. Even though you might not succeed in the first time, patience will always reward you. Make sure that what you are selling is interesting and that someone somewhere will buy them or place a bid on the product.
If you haven’t heard about drop shipping, then read on. Drop shipper is selling something online that is not even in your property yet. What happens is that your buyer or bidder will pay you and when you received the money, you go ahead and purchase the product in her behalf. You earn something with absolutely nothing. Look very hard online and you’ll find various companies that are offer drop shipping with some of their products. Some will require a fee for premium products while there are companies who are just glad you are doing business with them.
When you post something in the internet, for example a skateboard that you own for some years and don’t need it, get a good picture on it. You have to take at least 4 pictures of the product that you are selling. People don’t hesitate to place a bid if they know what they are buying. With no pictures, you won’t get away with anything, even with detailed descriptions of the item.
Since it’s an online business, you should always look out for scammers. If you are buying something online, don’t just buy anything from anywhere. Most of the scammers will require you that you pay through Western Union. Even if there’s tracking number and name, they can just create a fake ID and don’t send you the things that you bought. You can easily spot them because of their reputation which is always 0% - that means they have just created an account and they plan to shut it down as soon as they get what they need from you. If you have a buyer that’s 0% reputation, be strict with the terms and conditions that you set with them. A good seller should lay out all the terms and conditions (warranty, payment period, shipping and handling, etc).
Remember these things and be sure to implement them as soon as you create an account. You might be some of the few who found themselves getting more from eBay rather than their regular jobs.