For some households, having a parenting payment is very helpful in meeting the needs of children. But there are those who still find ways to earn extra cash. There are so many ways to earn more money to add to the parenting payment. One of which is to sell pre-loved items. And in this day and age when everything seems to be digital, you can sell items such as your kids’ secondhand clothes on eBay. It’s a great venue for people to start a small business and have additional income.
Be visible online
There are online keyword research tools that can help you determine the right words to use in your product title and description.
So how can you sell your kids’ secondhand clothes on eBay to earn extra money? Here are some simple tips to get started:
Be familiar with the website
As with any form of business, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the different aspects of the marketplace first. You many have experience in using the website before but as a seller, there are things that you need to be familiar with. Navigate the website and understand the end-to-end selling process.
Know what terms customers usually use
No matter how great your content and items are, everything will go to waste if nobody can find it. It’s all about being visible online, so put yourself in your customers’ shoes and identify the terms normally used when looking for items online. There are also online keyword research tools that can help you determine the right words to use in your product title and description.
Post clear photos
One disadvantage of selling online is that customers don’t get to feel or touch or see up close the items that you’re offering so in most cases, they will rely heavily on the photos available. Make your items visually appealing by taking photos with enough lighting and with a plain background. You can also hang the clothes on hooks on a plain wall for better photos.
Provide complete and accurate description
Another important element in presenting your items for sale is the product description. Make sure to always list the right size or measurements, brand, color, and other details which may be important for customers.
Offer excellent customer service
There are instances when customers need to ask about the item, shipping fee, and/or delivery period. As an online seller, make sure to respond to their inquiries as soon as you can. Also, deliver sold items on time and if there are shipping concerns, make sure to inform your customers. Negative reviews can greatly impact your eBay business so it is important to address customers’ inquiries and ensure that they are willing buy items from you again.
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