How to sell on ebay ?
Hey guys i hope you're all doing fine. Well these days i have been thinking of selling my old books, cd and other stuff i have for very long and i don't need them anymore, but i have no idea how to sell things on EBAY. i want to know step by step detailed answer please that how can i sell my stuff. One more thing is that, if someone buys anything, then how can i ship that thing to them. in other words whats the shipping procedure. i know it sounds really stupid but PLEASE HELP ME WITH IT THANK YOU :)
one more thing lol, ebay will charge me IF the item got sold but how much will they charge ? lets suppose if if sell something for 10 dollars or 50 dollars ? and what if we didnt pay them their fees ?
You need to open an eBay account first, but also a Paypal account so people can pay you.
You link the Paypal account to your bank account (this is called Verification and is very clearly explained on the Paypal website) so that you can download the money into your bank account if you don't want to spend it all. This takes a few days, but you can start selling before it's verified.
On eBay, once you have opened your account, you register as a Seller. Again, you just follow links on the eBay site and everything is explained. If you can't find it, look for the Community tab (top left).
To sell things, you will need:
A digital camera
A weighing machine (e.g. kitchen scales)
Stuff to wrap the items in (e.g. padded envelopes or mailing bags)
A list of postal prices (you can probably get this from your Post Office or the internet)
Decide on a price for your item. First, search for similar items on eBay - there's no point listing your item for $10 + $5 shipping if everyone else is selling it for $4, post free. (Bear in mind that their one could be cheaper, but if yours is better, you can charge more).
Assuming it's worth selling, take a photo against a clear plain background such as a light pine shelf or large piece of paper. Make sure any damage is clearly visible in the photo.
Choose Sell, which will lead you through choosing a category, describing your item etc.
You can choose an Auction, where you list the item at the lowest possible price - but people might bid even more! (They might NOT, either, but you're still committed to selling it for that price) Choose 7 days.
Or you can choose a Buy It Now, where you set a price and wait for someone to buy it, just like putting it on the shelf of a shop. Choose 30 days, or Good Until Cancelled if you have a very expensive item.
You can Revise your item to change the price, or other details, after your item is listed (as long as it has no bids), so don't worry if you realise you've made a mistake.
If an item does not sell, you can Relist it. Remember that everything extra costs more money - you can pay extra for a subtitle, extra photos, larger size photos, or a highlighted listing. Don't bother with any of those, just put one photo until you get used to the system.
To decide the shipping charges, weigh the item on the kitchen scales and check the weight against the list of prices. Add extra if you haven't wrapped it yet (say another 200g if you'll be sending it in a box).and include the cost of the padded envelope.
Remember eBay will charge you a fee for listing the item, and another one if it sells - your fees add up in your Seller Account and eBay will invoice you once a month unless you pay them as you go. You can use the money in your Paypal account, or pay by credit card.
When the buyer pays, Paypal will charge a fee for handling the payment - this is deducted from the amount you receive.
It's a good idea to list only items of a certain value, say £5 /$10. Otherwise your whole payment gets eaten up in fees! Add cheaper items together in suitable job lots.
Good luck with your eBaying - listing the first item is a struggle but it soon becomes MUCH easier, don't worry!
Source(s):13 months ago
open a seller's account and follow instructionsby beulah3jn2 - 13 months ago
The other answer is excellent. I can add that you should take all your pictures first. Edit them, crop them if necessary and save them to a folder specifically for Ebay photos.
When you list the item, you will have to browse your hard disk for the photo to put in your listing. Make them easy to find by giving each photo a distinct name.
On the first item you list, in the description, write all you buying and shipping instructions. Like, ship only to US, not Alaska, Hawaii, etc. Save that as a template, so you won't have to type it in each time.
Then when you want to list an item, you just click on that template and create your listing.