***This tip is for those of us who have a 9am-5pm job***
I have been selling on this platform for a few months now and I have found another great method to boost sales. I work in marketing for an online retailer and have a tight schedule after work. Sometimes meeting up after 5 pm could be a hassle or scary for some sellers.
I started taking items people were intrested in to work with me. If a buyer is ready to meet, I give them my work address. They arrive and we do the exchange in the front lobby where there is always a receptionist and cameras. Once I started bringing items and was available during the day time, I started seeing my sales increase.
The exchange can be a few seconds or minutes none the less it's not a bother to my employer. As sales increased I started disclaimimg on all posts that I am only available week days during the hours of 8 am-430pm. This way I can have set business hours and not feel like it's a hassle to meet up as even buyers have commented they like the idea of meeting me at work. It's safer for both parties and all though rare if an item did not work as advertised they can always come back and meet me here.
This changed has increased my availabilty and my sales, I hope this tip helps someone out there!
You talk about setting your own hours. I never get up before 10 am and have breakfast natural 1pm and take a short vacation once a month. It's a rough life
But some one has to do it.