Great tips! @Elin wrote: About a month ago, we asked our community members what they thought were their top three tips for selling items. We loved them and thought they'd be extremely helpful to many, so decided to write a blog post highlighting a few points they made :) Hope you enjoy and don't forget to visit the Pro Tips forum for more! Thank you to everyone below for sharing with us! From @_Ed_ I've found these three tips to be basic, yet effective: Clear and appealing photos Clean whatever it is you're selling (be as thorough as possible) Reasonable pricing (look to see what your item goes for on eBay and similar sites From @Decades_Antqs Clean your items! Test your items if electrical. I always cut the cord off vintage items that are "iffy" and tell the buyer it needs to be rewired. I do not want to be responsible for fires or electrocutions! This is a practice I have long practiced while selling on eBay and Etsy. Reveal known issues! Scratches, dings, damage, oder*, stains* (*furniture - I hope you are not selling stained/smelly clothing) From @Mikewidener Make sure your pic or pics will grab the attention of the buyer (appealing to the eye) Be honest Make sure the words you use to describe your property compliment your already awesome pic. The right picture with the right words and description could honestly put you head and shoulders above your competition. From @KingKrawczyk Good and clear pictures. If you have hazy or unclear pictures, it looks like you're trying to hide the condition. A description that is to the point and has enough, but not long and drawn out. Be flexible in selling locations. If you are not willing to meet in the middle, you're most likely not going to go make the sale. From @Youinvme Price. When you're creating your listing, you see pricing recommendations based on similar items that are currently active or have sold on eBay. This information gives you insight into how you price your item. For your active listings that haven't sold in a few weeks, provide a price reduction as well, to help improve your chances of selling your item. Title. The title is one of the most important aspects of your listing. Our title recommendations help you identify important words such as brand name, size, or other descriptive information that a buyer might use in their search. The way you word the title affects whether your listing appears in buyer search results. Learn more about writing a good title and description. Item specifics. Entering item specifics ensures that buyers find your listing when they use this information in their searches. (EXTRA!) Photos. High-quality photos can help you increase sales, give your buyers a more accurate idea what to expect, and distinguish your listing from others. Learn more about taking great photos. Details, background, clean area, maybe a theme to what you are selling. Great tips!!
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