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How to get more traffic and sales on Ebay?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by IMaspirations, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. IMaspirations

    IMaspirations Junior Member

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    I just recently started selling on Ebay, how can I make more sales and get more traffic? Black hat white hat or any color hat tip would be appreciated :)
     
  2. IMaspirations

    IMaspirations Junior Member

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    Surely somebody has some tips
     
  3. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    dude, nobody who's making serious money doing this is going to tell you any deep dark secrets because more people use the method, less successful it will be
     
  4. lawway

    lawway Junior Member Premium Member

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    1, lower your prices,
    2, offer free postage,
    3, keep a return policy
    4, add watchers
     
  5. Laiond

    Laiond Newbie

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    I think much people search for best price, that way i think if you have great price, you can get some salles
     
  6. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    I find that unless you're selling the exact same thing that 800 other people are selling, prices aren't as a determining factor as people would think.
     
  7. jharr53301

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    I'm an eBay Power Seller and Top Rated Seller Plus - you need to list daily - this is crucial and the one of the most important keys to getting steady sales. Also alot of other things play in to it such as your pricing, your defect rating, etc. You should take some time and read eBays Guide for Best Match as well to make sure you are in line with what Cassini is looking for as far as getting you to the top of eBay's search results. Adding watchers that do not convert to sales is not good for Cassini. It lowers your views to sales rating. Read up on that. There are a ton of Groups on Facebook that can be very helpful to you. PM me if you like info on them as I'm not sure I can post them here.
     
  8. 1morenoob

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    start it on a Sunday good till cancelled, make a 2nd account on different ip/pc user and buy a load from that
     
  9. webonic

    webonic Junior Member

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    Go somewhere on bhw and find reviews exchange site. Hire someone to leave you a few reviews and that is all.
     
  10. armacord

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    Thats a pretty good idea, didn't even know that service was provided.
     
  11. soulcollector

    soulcollector Senior Member

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    You're new to the game with no reputation, so what do all new guys do?
    1. They crash and burn as they try to out beat pricing to get the customers.
    2. They become branded and start power selling to loyal repeat customers.
    3. They sell just enough to get by.

    Your current projection from me is #3. You might have tried to search google, yahoo, bing, etc for answers but you won't get any solid ones. People don't have a magic secret solution to sell things on eBay. Its an artform, psychology, making people emotionally want to buy your stuff. Intel blasts ads with stars from Big Bang Thoery hoping to get people to go out and buy another intel product. Even if they don't do it right away, Intel still branded their images inside your head, so when you do buy new pc parts you are more likely to trust Intel with your money.

    Powersellers on eBay have repeat customers, so you'll want to start in a evergreen niche. A little scraping on your part and you can break down to what sells for what to who and when. Once you understand this you might want to get some people (pay them, incetivize them, whatever) to constantly buy your products at a LOSS to you. Amazon undersold books to get branded, BestBuy undersold tvs and appliances to get branded, both are pushing ads heavily right now in my area for sales. If you want to really start making $30 on eBay you'll sell someone something you bought for $100 less than the eBay listing price, and resold it to make the $30 back (minus listing fees and delivery).

    I can't answer your question without going into depth about how to sell in the first place, but just know its not about being a salesman, its about being a fucking legendary lord and master of psychology and body language.