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Starting business on Ebay

For some reason Ebay have seemed as an unreliable online store to buy goods because of rats on eBay who think they can do business via selling **bleep** items which you feel sorry for the bin when its dashed. So if you looking forward to star selling on ebay you need to start buying. This is because you will need to check the quality of the good other ebayers sell. For example you want to sell a clothing, what you need to do is buy some of other competitors before selling. This will help you check how strong Nd powerful they are, so if you think your items quality is better than i could say starting a eBay store will be appropriate. There are many and many other things you need to consider before selling. I will list few important points which you need to have a look at before starting of.

1, make sure your items quality is good
2, do your market research properly
3, check your items size as postage cost allot
4, make sure you understand eBay and Paypal fees
5, make sure your supplier is reliable
6, always chase your buyers for feedback as they are very important
7, do not argue with buyers as one negative feedback will decrease your sales
8, make sure you have time to answer your buyers question. Avoid replying late
9, take clear and professional pictures of your item
10, take a good look at ebay as you will need its features in future
Of course theres many other points but these will get you started of.

Ebay user: umbrelladefence
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Re: Starting business on Ebay

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My ebay name has changed to invisibledefence thanks
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Re: Starting business on Ebay

in reply to invisibledefence

6) never chase your buyer for feedback as it is purely optional and no-one has to leave it.   If you do chase it you may annoy your buyer and you get the feedback you didn't want.   I thought everyone knew this by now.

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

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invisibledefence wrote:

6, always chase your buyers for feedback as they are very important



This is definitely a NO NO!  Chasing buyers for feedback, you risk receiving the type of FB you don't want.

 

Leaving FB is voluntary for all sellers and all buyers so leave well alone.

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

in reply to invisibledefence

You might also want to add to that list that it is very important to check your Seller Dashboard once you have started selling (this might prove to be more more important than a visible negative for your selling career) and to make a note of your eBay username (sorry, couldn't resist as I couldn't see the name you stated at all in your ID history).

 

I would also advise you to never chase any buyers for feedback.

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

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Oh, and don't forget to register as a business on ebay!!!!!!!!

 

Not the best feedback and stars.

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

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invisibledefence wrote:
For some reason Ebay have seemed as an unreliable online store to buy goods because of rats on eBay who think they can do business via selling **bleep** items which you feel sorry for the bin when its dashed. So if you looking forward to star selling on ebay you need to start buying. This is because you will need to check the quality of the good other ebayers sell. For example you want to sell a clothing, what you need to do is buy some of other competitors before selling. This will help you check how strong Nd powerful they are, so if you think your items quality is better than i could say starting a eBay store will be appropriate. There are many and many other things you need to consider before selling. I will list few important points which you need to have a look at before starting of.

1, make sure your items quality is good
2, do your market research properly
3, check your items size as postage cost allot
4, make sure you understand eBay and Paypal fees
5, make sure your supplier is reliable
6, always chase your buyers for feedback as they are very important
7, do not argue with buyers as one negative feedback will decrease your sales
8, make sure you have time to answer your buyers question. Avoid replying late
9, take clear and professional pictures of your item
10, take a good look at ebay as you will need its features in future
Of course theres many other points but these will get you started of.

Ebay user: umbrelladefence

In reply to the OP anyone starting a business on ebay and ebay only needs there head looking at at the earliest possible oportunity

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

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Now this is different - an original post giving rather than seeking advice!!

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

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@invisibledefence

 

I don't think OP that you are the ideal role model for anyone starting a business.

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

in reply to invisibledefence

There are a lot great eBay sellers out there offering outstanding service and goods. With the eBay money back guarantee, I have no worries to buy any items from 'rats' what so ever, as long as I have the patience to follow procedure correctly. 

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

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I don't think OP that you are the ideal role model for anyone starting a business

 

Not trying to be clever m1 but what are you basing that observation on?

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

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People learn from their mistakes. Thats how i know
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invisibledefence wrote:
People learn from their mistakes. Thats how i know

:smileyhappy: On my main account I've been selling on eBay for 10 years yesterday (4th Jan).

For a laugh, let's see how many of my mistakes I can remember.

 

1) Know the difference between a cheque and a paying in slip. D'oh

2) Write address numbers correctly, ie don't write 35 Any Road, when it should have been 36 Any Road. D'oh

3) Don't spend so much time trying to work out if the name written in your now grown and flown son's ex best pencil case is part of the design or a real person that you miss seeing a big tear on the other side. D'oh

4) Don't just look at the author of a book, check the title is the one buyer has won. D'oh

 

If we're using mistakes as knowledge, share yours. :smileywink:

 

 

 

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

in reply to calamityjaynne

Forgot one...

 

5)Never, ever list anything that's been kept in front room, or any other room where I smoke. D'oh

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

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lord_elpus1956 wrote:

I don't think OP that you are the ideal role model for anyone starting a business

 

Not trying to be clever m1 but what are you basing that observation on?


Star ratings averaging 4.1 I would suggest.  Have you been banned yet OP?

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

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Tks tp - I can't see op's ratings or listings for some reason.

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

in reply to towelposter

*facepalm*

 

OP - your stars aren't stars, they're arrrrrghs

 

what's with the 4.1 star service, dude?

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

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I can see the ratings but, as I have occasionally found before, when looking at their selling feedback, in the odd entry that isn't 'private' I hit 'See Item' and it just brings up a whole list of similar items still for sale from other sellers (mostly in US)........

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

in reply to benedict1066

same for me benedict - dunno why this is - maybe lithium are usa based

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Re: Starting business on Ebay

in reply to lipstickandmusic

you can do all that and still land up with negs,neuts and low star ratings,