Buy, Sell eBay! The jingle is catchy eBay sure is pushing TV ads these days maybe trying to even the playing field with Amazon. But this ain't a post about buying. We are learning how to sell on eBay in 2021 for beginners.
When I first started seriously selling on eBay back in 2005 it was basic business model there were no handy sellers guides, no mobile phones with the eBay app "LOL how easy we have it know" product images used to be taken on a basic 1.3-megapixel digital camera then uploaded via SD card on my moms PC.
Fear not I have simplified the process into the smallest amount of steps possible I will show you all my tips and tricks for getting listed as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Learn How to sell on eBay in 2021 for Beginners.
Download the free eBay app onto your Smart Device.
All you need to start selling on eBay is an up to date smart device IOS or Android phone or tablet whatever as long as you can download the eBay app from the app store your good to go. Once you have the app you can create an account which free plus only takes a few minutes.
Create a PayPal Account.
If you want to take online payments then you need PayPal its the simplest way to get paid on eBay. PayPal is free, safe "trusted by millions of users daily" and easy to join.
Method 1: Listing your Item.
Once you know which item you want to sell you need to find a similar listing on eBay. Do this by taking a new photo, or using one you've already got from your gallery "or scanning the items bar code".
If you know what your item is an example would be "iPhone 7" simply type that into the search bar "instead of using image search"
Once you've found a similar listing, in this case, an iPhone 7, simply scroll down the screen until you see the
"Sell One Like This" button press the button and Boom you have a ready-made listing. All that's left to do is upload your photos or use some that you have a screenshot from a similar listing.
Tip: This method is a great time-saving option as previously each item description field had to be filled in manually and there are 23 options!
eBay Auction Magic
This is by far the easiest way for beginners to start selling on eBay, As all the hard work is completed for you! The eBay algorithm suggests a starting price which is the average price of which all similar items have started at "so your not going in over or underpriced. This option saves hours of scrolling through other listings.
This is by far the easiest way for beginners to start selling on eBay,
As all the hard work is completed for you! The eBay algorithm suggests a starting price which is the average price of which all similar items have started at "so your not going in over or underpriced. This option saves hours of scrolling through other listings.
Buy it NOW
If you don't have 7 days to wait for an auction to end, you can always list your item as BUY IT NOW which is an instant sale at a set price. eBay lets you know what prices other similar items are trending at.
How much dose it cost to sell on eBay.
The cost for selling on eBay depends on the category of the item being sold plus these is a final valuation fee. Click here for full ebay fee information.
So that's all you need to know to successfully list an item on eBay it really is super simple. Once you've sold a couple of items you will wish you'd started years ago! Be warned tho eBay is addictive you will soon find yourself searching the house for stuff to sell!
My two top tips are.
- Always list your items faults take close up images of them "if your iPhone has a scratch list it". I know you don't want to & you think you might get a lower price, but it's the right thing to do and will save you a ton of hassle if the buyer wants to return the item. Just think how you would feel if you purchased an item expecting it to be grade A* and it was all scratched up when it arrived, not happy I bet.
- Answer buyers questions quickly "check your messages every 3-4 hours where possible" it can mean the difference between a sale and a relisting. Be professional run your listing like you would run any business! People ask dumb questions and offer stupid low prices but be polite even if you don't want to be.
I'm going to answer a few common eBay related questions below.