How To Sell Books On Ebay Tips

how can i sell a book(Eclipse;3rd twilight book) on ebay.

I want to sell Eclipse on ebay but i don’t know how.

How to Sell on eBaySelling on eBay is as easy as going through a few steps. It’s user friendly and can always be edited. Here’s how you can sell on eBay. If there are any questions you can always go to the “Help” section of the site.Instructions:Step 1. Sign up. Assuming you haven’t yet signed up yet, go to eBay’s Main Pageand then click on register at the very top of the page to create an eBay account. (In your case, you don’t need to sign up again, as you mentioned you’ve already obtained an account from eBay)Step 2. Build your account. It’s a very good idea to buy a few things and pay immediately so that you will get some feedback ratings. (Don’t buy things to resell, just buy things you’d buy anyway.) This will give you experience with the site and start to build up your “site cred”.-Search eBay for items like those you want to sell. Read the listings. What sort of information or photos do you find most helpful to you as a potential buyer? What makes you think a seller is trustworthy?Step 3. Assemble the information you will need to place the listing. Usually this includes measuring the item, weighing the item so you can estimate shipping costs, and having your photos ready.Step 4. Log in and go to Sell either in My eBay or on the Main Page at the top.Step 5. Enter the title and description, after choosing a category. Be very detailed about your product, and include a picture unless it is impossible. Not including one will deter a lot of buyers from your item.Step 6. Continue to go through the options, and be sure to look everything over very carefully. There’s a lot to look through and you’ll want to make sure everything is correct.Step 7. Double check everything before saving. Be sure that when you’re done with everything at the end (you’re at the overview page) to double check and press submit. If you don’t press submit it won’t be entered. You’ll then get an e-mail confirming that your product was placed on eBay.Step 8. Watch the auction. Once the item has been shipped, and they have left feedback for you, you should leave feedback for that person.*Tips*-You need to have excellent feedback to sell well on eBay.-Sell inexpensive items to build up your feedback first.-As long as you follow the directions and press submit at the end, your product will be viewable to everyone.-Always answer a customer’s questions promptly. Be clear, direct, and friendly.-Be sure to choose the correct category and keywords… the easier it is for your customer to find you, the better it will sell!-You will have to ship the product out on your own, so you’re going to have to add shipping into the price; there’s a section where you set the shipping.-You can always go back and edit it if you don’t like something. Just go into “My eBay” and go from there.-Keep good communication with your customer – they’re interested in your product and you want to be ranked as a good seller in the end, so be a good seller!-Try and have it so your auction ends on a Sunday. Avoid ending auctions on Friday or Saturday when people are not home to bid.-Avoid using “reserve price” auctions. These auctions are a form of shill bidding where the bidders are bidding against the seller himself. A reserve auction makes some buyers angry because they have no idea what the seller wants. Instead, set the opening bid at the lowest amount of money you would be willing to sell the item for.-Help keep the feedback system honest by only placing honest feedback and avoiding the “trading” of positive feedback. A seller should leave positive feedback if the buyer pays promptly. A buyer should leave positive feedback if the item arrives in a reasonable time and is as advertised. A seller who waits for a buyer to leave positive feedback is really trading feedback. Such a practice skews feedback ratings.-People will look at things that have cheap or free shipping, so include the shipping price in the total price (or min bid) and people will be more inclined to buy. If you offer it, make sure they know that you’re offering it.-Packaging is also important. If items are fragile, improper packaging can result in broken items and unhappy customers! Also keep in mind the price you pay for shipping: the box, padding, etc., to decide on a reasonable price or add it to shipping and handling fees.-Payment will be vital. PayPal is an extremely popular payment service on eBay, and as a seller, you will want to understand how it works and quite possibly sign up. Offering this service also may help attract buyers, because payment is instant and simple. Checks and money orders are also popular, but by nature take time. Also, be aware that payments from buyers by check does not necessarily mean they have sufficient funds! So consider what your comfort level is with these different payment types when you list your item.**Warnings**-Do not sell illegal items. Doing so can bring heavy consequences upon you.-Negative feedback can lead to buyers cautious of you and makes sellers think twice about selling to you. Follow up any negative feedback with accurate facts. Do not call names.-Be careful when sending feedback. You can be sued for making dishonest statements on the feedback page, so keep in mind that you are responsible for your remarks. Keep it honest and professional, and above all, don’t make childish and angry remarks.-Don’t overcharge for shipping and handling. A reasonable amount for your materials and effort is okay, but buyers don’t want to pay $15.00 for shipping and handling and then see on the postage label that it only cost you $3.85 for shipping.-NEVER put the starting price lower than what you can afford to lose by selling it! You need to consider the fees eBay, Paypal (if you offer a PayPal payment) and shipping. It is entirely possible to lose money on an item if you put a starting price that is too low for you to at least break even if only one person bids on it.-Be careful of selling overseas. Most items are perfectly fine, and can increase your bidding pool. However, what may be perfectly legal in the US may be illegal in New Zealand, Turkey, or Japan (or vice versa).-If an item is worth a large amount, always insert a reserve price. This can prevent financial loss. This may, however discourage buyers on bidding or purchasing your product. If necessary, insert the starting bid or purchase price at a minimum of what you want for the item.Hope you’ll find the instructions above useful and have fun selling on eBay~

Tips for Selling on Ebay.

I’m a stay at home mom wanting to turn my antique collecting hobbie into extra money on the side. I have a good eye for antiques and valuables but have no idea what will/won’t sell on Ebay. I know there are books and cd’s on selling but i’m really just looking for tips on what sells and what…

Hey. I am a stay at home mum and I have an ebay business. I have been running for about 5 mths and doing really well. First step- your’ve done- (work out what you want to sell)Research! Go on ebay and have a look at the antiques and see what is selling and prices (you can check completed listings to see what items ended for) Research is a very big part to sell items. Always have to be looking at what is selling/ what ppl are after etc.In’s and outs.Ok you need to take photos of your item/sEdit them (colour lighter, crop etc.) Good pics attract more buyersMake a description (work out start price and how much shipping will be.) – If you dont know go to the postage and have the item weighed.List your item-Once it sells-wait for payment-SendRecieve feedback-Leave feedback-START OVER.Hope any of this helped you =)

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I need advice on how to sell on ebay.

I need advice on how to sell on ebay. I havent made any sales and would like advice on how to bring attention to my items and what is the best method of selling these items? http://shop.ebay.com/nickspov/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340 This is what I have for sale. I would like to know if I should…

Hi! I sold manga for a few months on eBay, so here’s some tips:1. Manga tends to only go for $1 – $3 on eBay. I sold most of mine for $2. I know it sucks for you as a seller, but there a high supply and very little demand.2. Don’t charge more than $2.50 for shipping! When you go to the post office, tell them it is a book and ask them to ship it “Media Mail.” It’ll be around $2.10 – $2.45.3. People shop on ebay for one main reason… items are SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper there. If you’re not willing to sell things for around at least 1/3 – 1/4 of their value, you won’t make any sales. :(4. Take your photos outside in bright daylight. Natural light will make your photos look 20x better!I’ve been thinking of teaching an eBay class soon… if you want anymore tips, send me an email. It’d be good practice for me. Also, hello Newark, DE from Cecil County MD! 🙂

how to sell things on ebay.

can anyone give me advice on how to start using EBAY. i’ve never sold anything or purchased from ebay before and i’d like to start selling some of my old things. how do i begin to set up an account to sell on? are there any good sites to explain the details? any advice on how to sell most effectively?…

You can go to ebay for a tutorial on how to sell:http://pages.ebay.com/help/newtoebay/get…The basics in getting started can be found via online tutorials and books. But to get to the nitty-gritty:Be honest and accurate in your descriptions – One-sentence descriptions are for lazy sellers. One paragraph should be sufficient for most items. My general guideline is the more expensive (read higher priced) an item, the more you should ‘talk it up.’ It won’t be time wasted. Use lots of adjectives in your descriptions. Adjectives make prose and your items come alive. Without them, prose is dull and your items less appealing. Just add a little ‘sizzle’ and even have a little fun with it. In short, make your descriptions stand out above the crowd.Be professional – use good English with no spelling errorsPICTURES:Including one picture is a MUST, more pictures for higher priced items. Make sure your pictures are clear. There are far too many pictures on ebay that are dark. If prospective buyers can’t see your items clearly, your items, more than likely, will not fetch the closing prices they deserve. To remove darkness, use any photo editor to add some brightness and a wee bit of contrast.Eliminate clutter. Prospective bidders don’t want to know what kind of cereal you eat or what kind of kitchen table or bedspread you have. Use a SOLID backdrop when taking your pictures as you want to focus all of the attention on your item. In short, the one and only thing you want in your picture is the item being sold. A SOLID white or light blue backdrop is best. However, there are certainly items that won’t show well on a light backdrop. In these cases, use a darker backdrop. And for gosh sake, don’t even think of using a plaid blanket as a backdrop for your pictures as I once saw on ebay. You should also crop the photos in your photo editor. Good pictures can add 5% to 10% to final closing prices.GOOD DESCRIPTIONS + GOOD PICTURES = GOOD PRESENTATION. This is what you should strive for.COMMUNICATION:GOOD Communication is a must – Always notify buyers when you mail their items. It is not only a courtesy you would want and expect as a buyer but it is also both good customer service and good business practice. After all, you are the ‘President & CEO’ of your ‘company’ running your business but using ebay as your selling medium. In short, conduct your business so that it reflects well on you as a person. Treat everyone as a human being, not a living being and this includes people who have inquiries about your items, not just your buyers. Prospective buyers making these inquiries could ultimately be the winning bidders and possible repeat customers.TIPS TO MAXIMIZE PROFITS:Do not limit your auctions to one country. SELL WORLDWIDE. The reason is elementary. You now have access to the largest market ebay has to offer. Limiting your auctions to only one country also limits your potential profits. A basic business tenet is, ‘the greater the potential market, the greater the potential to maximize profits.’ But do note in your listing that PayPal is the only form of payment you will accept from overseas bidders/buyers. Through experience, you will learn that there are certain problem countries. Italy seems to be one of them. Mail sent to buyers in Italy very often ‘mysteriously disappears.’ If this is the case, just note in your listing you sell to all countries EXCEPT (name(s) here).However, if you decide to limit sales to only one country, such as the USA, never say NO when you receive an email asking if you would ship to Taiwan, Germany, Australia or wherever. The reason is that you have a ‘FISH ON THE HOOK!’ This person will bid! When he or she does, this may force a previous bidder to enter another, higher bid or force later, first time bidders to come in with higher bids. So always say YES to these emails if you want to maximize your profits. But do say that PayPal is the only form of payment you will accept from these overseas biddersAvoid selling ‘nickel and dime’ items. People who list and sell a steady stream of items that close for $5 or less are wasting their time. Less expensive, similar items ($5 or less) are best sold as a group to save time. If you have a large number of these cheaper, similar items, divide them up into sub lots of three, four or five.More expensive (higher priced), similar items are best sold individually to maximize profits. There are ebay ‘vultures’ who just love to swoop down on similarly grouped items in one listing. When they win these auctions, they turn around and sell the items individually and, in most cases, get one and a half to 2 times and sometimes three times what they paid for them on an average item basis. I know this works. When I had more time (read unemployed), I was one of these ‘vultures.’ This is one of those situations where the parts are worth more than the whole.If you want to do your listings OFFLINE, download the TURBO LISTER program free from ebay. Once you have finished with your listings, you can upload them anytime or schedule a date and time when you want your auctions to start.Lastly, keep in mind that experience is the best teacher. Start off slowly listing only two or three items and see how that goes for you. Once you get your feet wet and gain confidence, start listing more items on a weekly basis. You will soon learn the ins and outs and the dos and don’ts in short order and ultimately settle on a system that works best for you. The more items you list, the more items you will sell, the more $$ you will make and the harder you will work. Nothing in life comes easy and that includes becoming a successful seller at ebay. If you are conscientious and put in a little extra effort, you will do well. If you are lazy or indifferent in selling your items, you won’t. Good luck & happy selling!

Selling on Ebay. shipping issues. tips.

I want to sell some items I have in ebay. I’m kind of afraid about the shipping thing, how difficult is the shipping issue?and….how do I know if some old items I have here and good books I already read would actually be bought on ebay???Any tips from experienced sellers?

You need to get a postage rate booklet from the post office. Ask for the booklet that has all of the zone information by area codes and prices. You will also need a cheap digital postal scale. I bought one at Walmart for under $20. This is so worth the money if you plan to do a lot of shipping, because there’s nothing worse than losing money overall because you miscalculated shipping. Been there, done that!You should weigh your item with the box before you post a shipping price on the ebay posting, or you can choose to have ebay calculate the shipping for you. You can add a “handling” fee to the price if you want, too.BTW, if you’re selling books or electronic media, you can get the “media mail” rate which costs a lot less than standard first class, and it will only take a few days longer.

tips for selling on ebay.

so i want to start selling things on ebay, everything, from electronics to books. i need some tips, how to attract buyers, what to do? and so on.

Take good pictures and provide accurate descriptions. Communicate well after the sale. Just be honest and straight-forward with your customers and you’ll rapidly build up your business. Goo luck getting started.

Books on how to Sell on Ebay.

Does anybody know any good books that i can get that will teach me how to sell and make good profit on ebay? I have sold in the past and been pretty successful but times have changed and now i am not making as much profit (better yet any..lol) now..so any suggestion on books will be nice! Thank you

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Tips On How To Sell Stuff On Ebay..

For Example,Good Ways To Sell Items,How To Determine The Shipping,Etc.

You can go to ebay for a tutorial on how to be a seller:http://pages.ebay.com/help/newtoebay/get…The basics in getting started can be found via online in other tutorials and books.Most sellers in the USA use Priority Mail. The boxes are free and delivery is usually made in 2 to 3 days. You can get boxes at your local PO. However, a much greater selection of boxes can be found and ordered from the USPS web site:http://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/s…There is no charge for your order and the boxes will be delivered FREE to your doorstep. How ya gonna beat that?But to get to the nitty-gritty of listing / selling an item:Be honest and accurate in your descriptions – One-sentence descriptions are for lazy sellers. One paragraph should be sufficient for most items. My general guideline is the more expensive (read higher priced) an item, the more you should ‘talk it up.’ It won’t be time wasted. Use lots of adjectives in your descriptions. Adjectives make prose and your items come alive. Without them, prose is dull and your items less appealing.Be professional – use good English with no spelling errorsPICTURES:ALWAYS include at least one picture, more pictures for higher priced items. Make sure your pictures are clear. There are far too many pictures on ebay that are dark. If prospective buyers can’t see your items clearly, your items, more than likely, will not fetch the closing prices they deserve. To remove darkness, use any photo editor to add some brightness and a wee bit of contrast.Eliminate clutter. Prospective bidders don’t want to know what kind of cereal you eat or what kind of kitchen table or bedspread you have. Use a SOLID backdrop when taking your pictures as you want to focus all of the attention on your item. In short, the one and only thing you want in your picture is the item being sold. A SOLID white or light blue backdrop is best. However, there are certainly items that won’t show well on a light backdrop. In these cases, use a darker backdrop. And for gosh sake, don’t even think of using a plaid blanket as a backdrop for your pictures as I once saw on ebay. You should also crop the photos in your photo editor. Good pictures can add 5% to 10% to final closing prices.GOOD DESCRIPTIONS + GOOD PICTURES = GOOD PRESENTATION. This is what you should strive for.COMMUNICATION:GOOD Communication is a must – Always notify buyers when you mail their items. It is not only a courtesy you would want and expect as a buyer but it is also both good customer service and good business practice. After all, you are the ‘President & CEO’ of your ‘company’ running your business but using ebay as your selling medium. In short, conduct your business so that it reflects well on you as a person. Treat everyone as a human being, not a living being, and this includes people who have inquiries about your items, not just your buyers. They could be your buyers and repeat customers.TIPS TO MAXIMIZE PROFITS:Do not limit your auctions to one country. SELL WORLDWIDE. The reason is elementary. You now have access to the largest market ebay has to offer. Limiting your auctions to only one country also limits your potential profits. A basic business tenet is, ‘the greater the potential market, the greater the potential to maximize profits.’ But do note in your listing that PayPal is the only form of payment you will accept from overseas bidders/buyers. Through experience, you will learn that there are certain problem countries. Italy seems to be one of them. Mail sent to buyers in Italy very often ‘mysteriously disappears.’ If this is the case, just note in your listing you sell to all countries EXCEPT (name(s) here).However, if you decide to limit sales to only one country, such as the USA, never say NO when you receive an email asking if you would ship to Taiwan, Germany, Australia or wherever. The reason is that you have a ‘FISH ON THE HOOK!’ This person will bid! When he or she does, this may force a previous bidder to enter another, higher bid or force later, first time bidders to come in with higher bids. So always say YES to these emails if you want to maximize your profits. But do say that PayPal is the only form of payment you will accept from these overseas biddersDo not limit your payment options – Offer all of them. Sellers who offer only PayPal or only money orders or money orders and checks are further limiting their potential market and, in turn, reducing their potential to maximize profits. Some people will not bid on items that do not have PayPal as a payment option. Then you have a smaller percentage that refuse to use PayPal and prefer to pay by check only or money order only.Ebay sellers are increasingly complaining about the high cost of ebay and PayPal fees. I say, try establishing your own business and reach the tens of millions people that ebay reaches and find out how much your expenses are. To these complainers, I say ‘Kwitchurbellyakin.’ There is always a cost of doing business. Many sellers have left ebay for other auction sites to save on fees. I don’t think this is prudent. They may be saving a few bucks on fees but an item that sells on another auction site with far, fewer members for $10 would likely sell for substantially more at ebay with its much greater membership. This is a classic example of “stepping over a dollar to pick up a penny” and being “penny wise and pound foolish.”These smaller auction sites are great for buyers for the same reason they are bad for sellers:Fewer potential bidders = Less competition = Lower closing prices.These smaller auction sites ‘dangle their worms’ with low and no fees but they certainly won’t tell new sellers their items will sell for less than at their sites than they will sell for at ebay. There isn’t another auction site on the web that can hold a candle to ebay and the tens of millions of members it has. Many have tried and many have failed and yet, many are still trying. Ebay has a virtual lock on this business. This is where you want to sell as ebay has the largest potential market.The ebay formula:LARGEST auction site by far = MAXIMUM competition = HIGHER closing pricesAvoid selling ‘nickel and dime’ items. People who list and sell a steady stream of items that close for $5 or less are wasting their time. Less expensive, similar items ($5 or less) are best sold as a group to save time. If you have a large number of these cheaper, similar items, divide them up into sub lots of four or five.More expensive, similar items are best sold separately to maximize profits. There are ebay ‘vultures’ who just love to swoop down on similarly grouped items in one listing. When they win these auctions, they turn around and sell the items individually and, in most cases, get one and a half to 2 times and sometimes three times what they paid for them on an average item basis. I know this works. When I had more time (read unemployed), I was one of these ‘vultures.’ This is one of those situations where the parts are worth more than the whole. However, do be cautious if you venture into this arena. You have to know your merchandise. Stay in those areas you are familiar with. You can’t jump in blindly to any and every auction that has grouped items.Short of items to sell and where to find items to sell? Garage and yard sales, church bazaars, flea markets are obvious as are ‘junktique’ shops. If you want to let your fingers do the walking, you too can be crafty ‘vulture’ like a select group of other ebay sellers. Become a member of several smaller auction sites and search for bargains there. But as before, ‘stick with what you know.’If you want to do your listings OFFLINE, download the TURBO LISTER program free from ebay. Once you have finished with your listings, you can upload them anytime or schedule a date and time when you want your auctions to start.Lastly, keep in mind that experience is the best teacher. Start off slowly listing only one or two items and see how that goes for you. Once you get your feet wet and gain confidence, start listing more items on a weekly basis. You will soon learn the ins and outs and the dos and don’ts in short order and ultimately settle on a system that works best for you. If you are conscientious and put in a little extra effort, you will do well. If you are lazy or indifferent in selling your items, you won’t. Good luck & happy selling!

Any tips on how to sell books on eBay fast.

I’m saving up some money for a laptop.I don’t have that much, but I calculated that I’ll have enough in 8 months.I wanted to speed that time up a little with selling my rather new books, quite cheap on eBay. Last time I sold books on eBay they sold for 40$ in 1 1/2 weeks. Now that the books I want…

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29 thoughts on “How To Sell Books On Ebay Tips

  1. This is a Top Bloke to deal with, The best on Ebay by a mile… once you start getting good feedback it helps with selling, i have not been the cheapest at times and people have bought from me…

  2. It all takes time and when your feedback builds up that will help sell your stuff. I personally email people a lot and cust’s do like that. I even give them an apx time they were delivered to the P.O.been the best I have found and have flourished due to it.

  3. Buying and selling are mainly common sense. Go to a library and read the books for free. The ones selling these books are the ones making money selling books!

  4. Shipping is easy, but I need more specifics to help you.Go to USPS or UPS website and find the price for shipping. Try to make some money off of shipping. but not to much, enough to get the money back on your listing fee. Put the keywords that people look for. make the price look good. for example, if you want to sell the item for $20, put the listing as $19.99. It looks cheaper. Do the same thing for your shipping too.

  5. There are no guarantees that what you put on Ebay will sell but your chances are better than almost anywhere else due to volume of people that go there. The shipping is real simple. Let’s say you are selling a lamp. Place the lamp in it’s wrapping and then in the box and take it to the Post Office. You can find out exactly what it will cost to ship it and then it is your choice to charge that or above that. Take into consideration the other things like insurance and confirmation if you offer it. You control prices. The choice is all yours. Enjoy.

  6. Not wanting to sound big headed but you should read my feedback profiles 🙂 just be polite with folks and keep them posted..i’ll see if i can get you a few of my feedbacks? back in 5 okay…i’m not sure otherwise. i just went to “sell” and it walks you through it.

  7. go searching your place for something you do no longer likely prefer and checklist it. you would be surprised what sells. the quantity you sell/purchase would be sure how intense your comments score gets. sell/purchase plenty early on, so which you get a great variety of comments in short quantity of time. This helps build credibility.

  8. What you do now is refund their money. Next time include insurance in your shipping cost and get a signature confirmation of receipt. Depending on how they paid the credit card company or PayPal will deduct the money from your account and eBay will close your account. I don’t know if they received it or not but you may have just found out there are as many dishonest buyers on ebay as there are sellers.

  9. Go there, make an account and complete the necessary steps it tells you to to become a seller, list your item, and wallah.Come to this free forum – we have over 500 eBay sellers helping each other. Post your question there for free help.

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