Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to sell on eBay
-Go to the eBay website.
-You can only buy or sell on eBay if you’re registered. If you’re new to eBay, click register above the eBay logo.
-Once you’ve done that, click the blue Submit button at the bottom of the screen.
-You will be taken back to the eBay homepage. Click on Sell at the top of the screen, and a ‘Update your information’ page will open.
-Once you’ve filled, click List with displayed fees at the bottom of the screen.
– A new page will open. Here you’ll see how your listing will look before it’s posted on eBay.
-When you sell items on eBay, the website charges a small fee
-If you chose to pay via PayPal, you will now need to agree to the PayPal user agreement. When you have read it, click I agree.
Know When to Use eBay
The first step in maximizing profits is to choose the right venue in the first place. You need to know how to choose between eBay and other options, such as Craigslist, Amazon, or even a garage sale. Use eBay for items that are:
Easy to ship. I once sold tires on eBay and had to send them across the country. Bad idea.
Popular. This way, you can attract multiple bids from potential buyers.
Rare. You’ll want to draw potential buyers who would have trouble purchasing your items elsewhere.
Convenient to sell online. If judging the quality of your items requires a hands-on experience, don’t sell them in a virtual marketplace.
Fees for selling on eBay apply to most listings.
3. Manage your listing
When you have your listing up and running, you can check to see if anyone’s bid on or bought it by going to the Sell section of My eBay.
You can also revise your listing.
It’s good customer service to answer any questions you receive from potential buyers about your item. Communicating with them establishes trust and rapport.
4. Wrap up the sale with your buyer
How you handle the final sale goes a long way toward satisfying your customer and getting great Feedback.
Communicate with your buyer: With eBay checkout, we notify you by email when the buyer has completed checkout. Important: Contact your buyer directly if you haven’t heard from them within 2 days of the end of your listing.
Receive payment: Before you ship your item, make sure the buyer has paid you, and that the payment has been accepted and credited to your account. If you listed in a category that lets you accept checks, make sure the check has cleared the bank.
Ship the item to the buyer safely and on time:
Pack your item as securely as possible.
Package your item carefully.
Make sure the shipment information is correct and includes your return address.
You can create your shipping label and packing slip on eBay. If you use free carrier pickup (available with orders that include Priority Mail or for a small on-demand fee), you can save a trip to the post
Choose one of several ways to get your money:
Have the money transferred directly into your registered checking account.
Receive payment by check (PayPal charges $1.50 for the check).
Keep the money in your PayPal account for making payments to other sellers.
Withdraw the cash from an ATM with a PayPal debit card.