By: Jackson Chan
Getting started on eBay is easy... Registering yourself and listing your items for auction doesn't take any brains.
Turning your eBay auctions into a business however isn't as easy... The good news is the secret that will help you build a successful business is easy to understand and apply.
If you want to own an eBay auction selling business that snows ball into something huge and will keep you online for a long time, then you'll want to know about this secret that failing auction sellers could use.
This secret is built into the eBay auction system and you'll learn how to take advantage it. We will look at the ways you can learn how to apply it successfully by studying the power sellers who are using it themselves.
Sales are easier to make when buyers feel safe about making a purchase from you. The secret to making buyers feel safe about buying from you is to have an excellent feedback rating on eBay. Every seller and buyer is rated in the eBay system. The better or higher the ratings, the more success and sales you will have.
Here's some of the ways you can boost your rating and sales:
1. Study the PowerSellers...
Powersellers make the most sales partly because they have the highest ratings. Spend a few minutes observing some of these power sellers and you will see how and why they are so successful. You will notice that it all comes down to how they handle buyers' questions about their auctions and the service they provide after the sale is made.
2. Respond to buyers quickly...
Nothing gives a good impression better than answering questions some buyers may have quickly. People who ask questions about your listing are people who are almost ready to buy. When you respond to them and respond quickly, you give them the confidence for buying from you.
3. Show positive feedback...
When you have earned a few positive feedback scores, you should include them in your listings. This is one technique that successful power sellers are using to boost sales.
4. Describe the truth...
Buyers can be very critical and will leave negative comments and feedback when what they received wasn't exactly as you described in your listings. There's no point in trying to hide the truth about your product. If you do, it will haunt you and damage the positive reputation you should be focused on building.
5. Ask for feedback...
After you've made a sale and the buyer has received your product, they may forget to leave feedback. You must remind and ask these buyers to leave their feedback. The more positive feedback you can collect, the better and easier it will be for you to get more future sales.
Focus your time and energy running an eBay auction business that is based on honesty, good communication and service. Your feedback rating will improve and so will your sales.