resell on ebay
Side Hustles,  Small Money Earners

Resell Items On eBay

One of the ways to make money fast online is by selling on eBay. It’s easy and you don’t even have to manufacture anything yourself.

 

What is eBay?

eBay.com is the most popular website to buy and sell goods on the internet. It’s a place where individuals and businesses can buy or sell new or second-hand items, from books and clothes to cars to almost anything.

Here’s how eBay works:
A seller lists an item on eBay, almost anything from antiques to mobile phones, books to sporting goods.
The seller chooses whether to sell the item at a fixed price or accept only bids (auction-type listing).
In an auction-type listing, the bidding opens at a price the seller specifies and remains on eBay for a certain number of days.
Buyers then place bids on the item. When the listing ends, the buyer with the highest bid wins.
In a fixed price listing, the first buyer willing to pay the seller’s price gets the item.
Suitable For –
People who are self-motivated and know how to spread the word – to friends, family members, acquaintances, and strangers using online or offline mediums.

Skills Required

Some experience of selling goods online or offline is welcome, along with a business-savvy mind.

Time Required To Start Selling On eBay –
To start selling you first need to create an eBay account and a PayPal account. After that, you need to enlist your product for which you’ll need some product pictures and write an appealing description.

Even if you are a beginner you can all the above tasks within a day or two.

Tips

1. If you are completely new to eBay and your account does not have any feedback, then getting some feedback before starting to sell anything is a good practice.

People are very wary of buying anything online nowadays, so if your account has 0 feedback then no one is going to buy anything from you.

It’s recommended that you should get at least 10-15 feedbacks before selling anything.

The simplest way to get feedback is to buy 10-15 $0.99 items with free shipping.

Many sellers leave positive feedback to you straight away when you’ll make payment.

2. Start small – Most of the eBay resellers buy a bulk wholesale stock of any particular product then sell it on eBay at a retail price.

If you don’t have money to buy a wholesale stock then find out unwanted items present in your house which are in good condition and make a list of them.

3. Research – Now as you have a list of few ready to sell items you must ensure that there is a market for them.

Take 10 minutes to Google your item and uncover its true market value on eBay and another bunch of e-commerce sites.

This will help you to sell the right items more competitively because you’ll have the knowledge of your item’s market and its pricing strategies.

Also, dig out relevant targeted keywords that will help people to find your items via Google search engine.

4. Craft the title – Title is the single most important factor for grabbing the attention of your potential buyer.

Make sure your title is appealing, complete and you’ve included targeted keywords.

You don’t have to be a tech wizard for this. Just ask yourself, what would a potential buyer for this item type into the search box?

5. Write item’s description – Fill out all the fields in your listing, and make sure your textual description is providing all the information that your potential buyer might look for.

Most of the lazy sellers ignore this and fail badly at selling anything on eBay.

6. Upload item’s pictures – Upload only high-quality pictures. Ensure that the item’s pictures are new, clear (not blurry), and cover the product from all angles.

Also, don’t restrict yourselves to 2-3 pictures upload at least 6 pictures.

7. Timing – Most of the expert sellers use 10-day listing starting on Thursday, you should use it too, it will give you two full weekends of eyeballs. You’ll usually receive the highest traffic on weekends.”

How To Monetize

Monetization is very simple. More people place orders with you the more money you make.

Your item quality and delivery influence your user feedback which directly affects your order placement. So make sure you are delivering items with good quality.

eBay handles all your transactions securely so you don’t need to worry about any payment processing issues.

Once you are in a profit-making stage, buy your most selling products in bulk at a wholesale price and then sell them on retail price to increase your profits.

 


 

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7 Comments

  • Diane

    Good article outlining the steps needed. Is Ebay still as relevant as it was before Amazon became so popular? I know it still is a major force, but so often I hear of Amazon first, then maybe a small drizzle about eBay. I know I used to go to the platform a few years ago more than I do now. Maybe just convenience?

    Are sellers able to get enough traffic to sell only on eBay or are they also listing other places?

    I have listed a few items in the past with varied results. Some never sold. Others went higher than I thought they would. I might try listing a few of our items again. We are in the decluttering phase, so have plenty!

  • evansese

    what a fascinating article you’ve got hair on how to make fast money online, I must say that I never knew one could make quiet cool cash from sales on eBay, I am most lucky to stumble upon this article of yours that has explain to me how one could earn by selling on eBay.. thanks a lot for sharing such an informative review I look forward to share it on..

  • Charmaine

    This article is very informative. It answers almost all the questions that we have about ebay. Nearly everyone know the objective of selling or buying from ebay therefore it is a very relevant topic. It will have many readers because many people want to make money or spend less money when buying something. I especially love the many tips that are listed on the website. I think many readers will find them useful. This is a very interesting website.

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