Ready to start selling? Here's some quick tips on getting started!
As sellers on OfferUp, we all want to sell our unused or unwanted items efficiently, fast, and make some extra money! Now you might be asking yourself, how you can achieve selling your items fast and efficiently. Well my friends, here are a few quick tips for you!
You might have the coolest gadgets and gizmos on OfferUp. However, if your product description is lacking, your item might be overlooked. So let's go over a few things to help you sell your products successfully!
Regardless of the items you're selling, there are a few standard things you should include in your sale post. For starters, you definitely want to include clear, clean pictures of the item you're selling. As discussed in this board post, the pictures of your product or item will be one of the biggest selling features. However, it's not the only important thing when selling your products. You should also include a description of your product and include commonly asked questions your potential buyer might have. By providing a great description, it lets your buyer know that this product meets their needs and that you're serious about selling this item. It also helps to prevent potential buyers from blowing up your inbox with all of the same questions. Now don't get me wrong, you might still get questions (even if you do include specifics in the description). Unfortunately, some people just don't take the time to read, which brings me to my next point. Keep it short and sweet. You don't have to give a long drawn out description of the item you're selling unless it would be a reason for someone to buy it. For instance, it might be worth the time to describe where the item was from or the background of the item if it was an antique or collectible.
If you're selling sets of products or multiples of the same product, be sure to specify the price is for each product or if the price includes the entire set. If you are selling a set of products, be sure to list exactly what is included in the price of the product.
Quick Tips on What to Include in Your Product Description:
These are just a few ideas of things to include in your product description.
Just remember, K.I.S.S. - keep it short and simple.
What's your favorite trick of the trade that you include in your product descriptions to get your items to sell? What do you think works the best to sell your items or products?
About me: Who am I? I'm Risa. I've been selling various types of products on eBay and OfferUp for the last 2 years. We're in the process of revamping our online store and will be liquidating our inventory. We'll have plenty of cool stuff for sale in the next few weeks. You can check it out here. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on my website.
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Wow, Risa, these are some awesome tips!
Including a detailed description is my key to successful selling. I used to put simple descriptions on my items and would receive a ton of messages just asking more about the item, and very rarely was I able to complete the sale. Once I started adding better descriptions, I received fewer messages asking for more information about the item and receive more offers! Another tip would be to only include relevant keywords to your description.
@Mj_206 That's great. Definitely important to include detailed descriptions of your items. The more details, the better and will increase your chances at selling items!
@mommomv17 This community is VERY helpful in helping strangers and friends and all in between Let us know how your first sale goes!