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Daily eBay Tips, Methods & Information

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by peterbruce, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. peterbruce

    peterbruce Supreme Member

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    I spent some time drawing up ideas for an eBay eBook.
    I've came to the conclusion that it would be better to just offer the tips to those of BHW.

    I'll drip feed the tips gradually. Hopefully we can get a discussion going and learn something.

    Feel free to post your own and ask any questions!
     
  2. rezident

    rezident Newbie

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    great tips
     
  3. peterbruce

    peterbruce Supreme Member

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    Ensure your username is meaningful and easy to remember.
    Don't miss spell words because they are taken by someone else such as "new" & "nu" This can confuse buyers and lead them to purchase from another seller with a similar username.

    Choose a name related to what you're selling.
    For example if you are selling iPhone's you could use the name ******iPhones, ***Phones, Phones***, 101iPhones etc.
     
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  4. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Great advice. I actually started on eBay recently, with an old account of mine. Problem is, the name is pretty..boring and generic. I believe we can change our username though, correct?
     
  5. peterbruce

    peterbruce Supreme Member

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    To answer your question, if you dont like your name or decide to go into a different niche you may want to change your username to something relevant.

    eBay allows username changes once every 30 days. Once changed your feedback and all info will be attached to the new name.

    Buyers will recognise your username and may bookmark it for future purchases.
    If you change username too many times they will be unable to find your items.
     
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  6. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Also, when selling stuff...so it seems like the best thing to do is wait till the buyer receives the item, they leave you feedback, THEN you leave them feedback.

    Unfortunately, for my first few sales, I made the mistake of leaving feedback as soon as they paid. One of my buyers received the item 2-3 days ago, hasn't left feedback. In such cases, would it be a bad idea to contact them and ask them if they would take a moment to rate their experience with us? Or is this against some sort of eBay rule?
     
  7. BenRosa

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    Theres a thing on the internet called the ebay stealth guide you need to go out and buy it. You shouldnt need to be coming upto ebay 'tips' to run a sucessful ebay as long as your legit youll have no problems.
     
  8. iiaok

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    This used to be the case, when both buyers and sellers could leave neg feedback. Now, since there's no use in waiting, just leave it and move on.

    Send a follow up email in a few days if they haven't left you feedback. The customer feedback process now is pretty clunky, so you're going to find that you have to sell a couple items before getting feedback.
     
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    That is also very very true
     
  10. peterbruce

    peterbruce Supreme Member

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    The top eBay sellers, including myself have set up automated feedback.
    Once a buyer pays feedback is automatically left.

    You should always leave feedback for your clients, as then they are more likely to return the favour.

    However, after a week or two if they haven't left feedback there's nothing against asking them to leave feedback for their purchase. As long as you put it across in a nice way they will then give you a rating.
     
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  11. peterbruce

    peterbruce Supreme Member

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    As long as your legit? *you're

    Did you see my first point about the username. This has nothing to do with legal/illegal dealing.
     
  12. Marburg

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    What is the best way to earn customers trust? My eBay account is close to new & has little feedback. I will be selling electronics so trust will be vital
     
  13. thedon23

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    I'd say just start building feedback. It will be difficult to sell expensive electronics when your account has no feedback. Start selling some cheap stuff around your house to gain feedback.
     
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    sk8tavou Senior Member

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    Theres an app on ebay "feedback pro" if i remember correctly!
    If you have it feedback is left automatically and it sends messages after some weeks to people who doesnt left feedback:)
    Its fully customized and its something like 8-9$ per month :)
     
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    Yes, and also buy lots of small low cost items to build your feedback faster.
     
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    its called selling manager pro, its really for high volume sellers and in the UK is 4.95 per month

    it automates a lot of what you need to do re emails to customers , feedback etc

    standard selling manager should be good enough if you are just starting out

    if you hit volumes then the pro is well worth it, you get if free for the first 30 days
     
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    Great thread so far guys, let's keep it going.

    Btw, it seems like if you're account is aged, buying cheap items to raise your feedback actually works quite well. I haven't had any problems so far (account is over a year and a half old). Buying roughly 3-4 cheap items a day ($0.09 + free shipping).
     
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    I was Limited yesterday by ebay, ebay wants to see my receipts for items but they are all vERO items. is there a way to make a receipt or get around this.

    please let me know if you have an answer
     
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    Photoshop is your friend.

    If you don't know how to use it, pay someone here to do it.
     
  20. darkkignhi2

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    Is there any alternative to ebay because I have a really good product but now it seems that with ebay's updated policy, they are closing all the listing related to my product.