A Guide on How to Start Selling Online
Selling your unwanted possessions online can be a fantastic way to make some extra money while also freeing up space in your home.
15:17 25 July 2022
Looking to make a bit of extra cash? Selling your unwanted possessions online can be a fantastic way to make some extra money while also freeing up space in your home. These days, you can buy and sell all kinds of items online, including furniture, clothing, artwork, TVs, sound systems, jewelry, and much more. It is easy enough once you get the hang of it, but it can also be daunting at first. With this in mind, this post will offer a few tips for selling online that should help you to get started and allow you to start making some extra cash quickly.
Choose a Platform
First, you need to choose a platform to sell your products on. There are some large platforms like Facebook and eBay where you can sell any kind of item, and then more specialist platforms, such as Vinted for second-hand clothing. You can advertise your goods on multiple platforms, but keep in mind that this will require more effort and management. Once you have chosen a platform, you should then spend some time reading through the guides on how to sell on their platform.
Create a High-Quality Listing
You will then want to create a listing for your product. You want to take your time with this to ensure that your listing stands out and to provide as much information as possible. You should include high-quality photographs with a neutral background, write a detailed description (including any damage/faults), and include the product spec and size guide (if applicable). You should also take advantage of hashtags to increase the visibility of your listing.
One of the trickiest parts of selling items online is choosing a price. You should research similar items online to get an idea of a figure, but it is often recommended that anything that is relatively new should be priced at 50% of its original price. Generally, it is best to set prices slightly lower as it can be competitive online, and you do not want to have your listing up for months on end.
You also need to consider shipping, and how you do this will depend on the product. For larger items, such as furniture, you will want to find reliable delivery services that can handle the safe shipping of your product. You can compare options online and find a company that is reliable and affordable (you should factor the cost of shipping into the price).
Answer Questions Promptly
You will find that people will often have questions about a product before purchasing. As it is so competitive online, you need to make sure that you respond to these questions promptly. Additionally, people may also want to visit and see the product in person before making a decision, and you should accommodate this.
Hopefully, the advice in this post will help you to get started with selling online and allow you to start making some extra cash from your unwanted possessions.