Here’s how you can increase eBay Sales, allowing you to sky rocket your profits on eBay this Christmas.
Second-hand toys are always popular sellers on eBay, not just for buyers on a budget, but also because some second-hand toys are no longer available new or, because they are rare collectables. So keep a close eye open for yesterday’s toys at car boot sales and flea markets, at jumble sales and in charity shops. Haggle when buying toys at boot sales and flea markets and negotiate big discounts on items you can resell on eBay.
Spend those discounts on paint and cleaning materials and neat new packaging to improve the appearance and perceived value of your items. Once done, toys might look like new, but they are not new, and you must make this very clear in your eBay listings.
When you buy second-hand, look for multiple identical items, some broken, some missing spare parts, then remove all the good parts and use them to create one perfect version of a popular toy. But remember, it’s still second-hand and you must say so in your listing.
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Here’s a good tip to lift the perceived value of used toys.
Rather than call them second-hand, call them ‘previously loved’, ‘previously owned’ or ‘cherished oldies’.
Vintage toys and games can fetch incredible prices, sometimes hundreds of pounds each, and you’ll often find them lurking alongside modern toys and games at boot sales and flea markets. This is especially so on stalls manned by families who are not professional traders and they don’t realise how much their goods are worth, and so they price them low. But to get the best deals from families you must arrive very early in the day, because quality items offered by people who don’t realise their true value will sell very fast.
Once traders selling or visiting the event start inspecting other people’s goods, your chance is all but gone.
At boot and car sales you’ll find knowledgeable sellers displaying their best toys and games (and other items) prominently on top of the table. Non-specialist sellers, usually families and private individuals, are more likely to pack everything into boxes, some piled on the table, some shoved underneath. Spend time searching those boxes, especially those under the table, where most private buyers and traders may not have looked yet.
Instead of listing toys you know are popular sellers and facing heavy competition online, look for unusual items and toys you haven’t been able to find on eBay or wherever else you sell. But don’t risk money buying items that might not actually sell; instead, ask permission to use the sellers’ graphics in your eBay listings.
Increase eBay sales – Buying from Wholesalers
If you’re buying from wholesalers or someone with a steady inventory of your chosen product, you could buy just one item, photograph it, and create your description.
List the product at auction, using a starting price that makes a small profit for you, then see how high prices go and how many people bid. Then send Second Chance Offers to non-winning bidders and see how many people buy and how much they pay. But first make sure your supplier has sufficient stock to fulfil possible orders. When orders come in, move fast to replenish your stock. This test will tell you how much people are prepared to pay for your product and how many are likely to buy. That allows you to amend your prices accordingly and maintain adequate stocking levels.
Top toy-sourcing tip from an overseas eBay PowerSeller. Visit shops and suppliers in less affluent areas: try corner shops and tiny market traders – they often have toys priced way below their eBay equivalent and some have frequent sales where toys are priced lower than wholesale value.
Make your own unique Christmas gift baskets and Christmas stockings. You might even offer to create baskets and stockings to order, based on the recipient’s favourite toys, cartoon characters, hobbies, and so on. But you must offer this bespoke service well before the Christmas rush, or you risk people getting concerned about delivery times and choosing not to order.
Be careful cleaning, repairing and repainting toys. Some paints and adhesives contain lead and other toxic substances and toys containing them are banned from sale in our country. Jutting nails, splinters in wood, tiny buttons and beads, for example, can all cause serious injury (and death in extreme cases) and not only will you be expelled from eBay, but you’ll also potentially get into hot water with consumer trading authorities and even the police.
Put your product inventory listing inside fulfilment packages and invite customers to visit your eBay store. For multiple sale customers, you might add a gift voucher which they can redeem on their next purchase. You could also join an affiliate program for toys and Christmas novelties and highlight the website link on compliments slips and thank you letters sent to your own customers.
Increase eBay Sales – copy others
Study eBay (.com , .co.uk, and others) in the run up to Christmas: see what others are selling successfully, make notes, print out or save other people’s listings, then put it all to one side until the year’s big spend season comes to an end.
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Then next year, on January 2nd – well you deserve one day off to get over the celebrations! – you take all of this information, study it again and use it to plan your campaign for selling toys next Christmas, and the Christmas after that, and so on.
I hope you have found these top tips to increase your eBay sales
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