Tutorial For Selling on eBay

If you want to make money on eBay, here is a simple tutorial for selling on eBay that you can follow.

Start by browsing listings on eBay, especially similar items you are considering selling. Read the seller information available on eBay so you have an idea of what is expected. There are many seller tips, a help section for questions, and you should look at the different categories in which you can sell your items. Look closely at the fees sections so you know where the price breaks are when you do price your items.

Next, go into the eBay website and sign up for an account. You will need banking information for billing if you are buying or selling. You may also want to go to the PayPal website, owned by eBay, so you can accept payments through them, including credit card payments. They are secure and reliable.

Gather your items and make a list, with selling points of each. Take a good digital photo of each item for uploading. You will need access to a computer and internet. Compare what is selling on eBay that is similar for pricing.

As you place each item ad on eBay, you will decide whether to set it as an auction or buy it now item. Auctions run a set length of time, usually a week, but you can run more or less, or even until it sells in an eBay Store. Having an EBay Store is best for many items, like 100 or more, and ads are cheaper and run longer there.

Next step in your tutorial for selling on eBay is learning about shipping and handling. Look at website information for USPS, FedEx, and UPS. You can also list items for local pickup at your home or office. While considering shipping and handling, remember that your packaging will add weight and cost more than just the mere item on the scale.

For delivery, you will need to indicate in your ads how the items will be shipped, and how much S&H totals will be. There are calculators you can provide inside your ads that determine prices by weight and zip code, and that include your set fee for handling into the finished quote.

Be sure to maintain prompt communication with your buyers, thank them for their order, advise them when it ships, and do the feedback comments. If there is a problem, try to solve it with your buyer. If they don’t pay as promised, follow eBay rules for those problems and file an unpaid item complaint.

Finally, as you conduct business on eBay and PayPal, beware of email phishing schemes that try to get your banking information. Neither company will ever ask you for that information in an email. Forward questionable emails to the companies as spoof@paypal.com or eBay. Then delete the email. Do not ever click on an email link.

Use this tutorial for selling on eBay as a starting point, and add your own notes! Happy selling!

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