by darbok
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there seems to be alot of different opinions on how to make a good ebay listing. I was wondering if there is any definitive thought on this topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author redlegrich
    Look at Auction Debt Eliminators ebay post. 400+ responses. You'll find all you need to know there, and more.

    Oh, in regards to marketing/selling of anything, there is nothing definite other than change and effort. Oh, and sell it for more than you paid for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mjzim40
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  • Profile picture of the author UnkwnUsr
    Originally Posted by darbok View Post

    there seems to be alot of different opinions on how to make a good ebay listing. I was wondering if there is any definitive thought on this topic.
    A good listing should answer all the questions a buyer might have about the product. It should also sell the product to a certain extent. You'd be surprised at the number of one line descriptions on eBay. Yes, eBay now lists some information like shipping and returns for the buyer but you should still put it in the description. As far as HTML pictures and stuff like that it really depends on the product. Do a Best Match search for the product your selling and look at the top sellers that should give you an idea of what to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel J
    As was said before, "auctiondebteliminator" seems to be the "go-to" guy on this forum about ebay related stuff. I sell a bit on Ebay, but he is the expert. My model is to sell physical products, fulfill them through FBA (fulfillment by Amazon) which keeps me from boxing, shipping or even touching the products (I own them however- they are simply stored in Amazon's warehouse.) I also use ebay as a tool to build lists for my brand. I learned a lot about this from Jim Cockrum's "Silent Sales Machine"

    There are a lot of different models people use on ebay successfully, but this works for me. Hope this helps!
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  • Thanks for the plug, guys!

    Yes, you can find what you need in that other post, as it seems to have taken a life of its own!

    Here's a link to it:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/building...marketing.html


    But, to sum it all up, here's what you need to do in order to rank your eBay items high:

    1. Exploit the views to actions ratio: That means, for every listing, do your best to garner a reaction. That is, follow my three rules of eBay. (Without being overtly self-promotional, you can find those in my sig link for free.)

    2. Super long titles that only have keywords

    3. ORIGINAL pictures

    4. Generous return policy

    5. Quick Shipping fulfillment policy

    6. In the description, have a great visual appeal, and don't just 'sell the product' but also 'sell yourself!'

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  • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
    So far, I haven't seen any mention of headlines/titles... arguably one of the most important aspects of listing.

    If you can't get anyone to read your listing, you wouldn't get any takers even if offering $1000 worth of product for $5.00.

    Once you get someone to read the listing, THEN the other factors become important.
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  • Profile picture of the author darlanne
    For 50 cents more per eBay listing, you can buy a Subtitle to do more "selling" or "describe" your product in more detail.
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    • Profile picture of the author darbok
      Originally Posted by darlanne View Post

      For 50 cents more per eBay listing, you can buy a Subtitle to do more "selling" or "describe" your product in more detail.

      do that really help? and do you pay the .50 if you dont sell at all?
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  • Profile picture of the author darlanne
    Hi Darbok

    Yes, you pay the .50 whether you sell or not. But it has helped me. Perhaps you could test it and see if it works for you
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    I am not an ebay seller but i do know that Skip McGrath has a ton of info on ebay selling at his site. You may want to check his skipmcgrath.com
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  • Profile picture of the author rafsco
    I used to be obsessed wIth having a nice looking listing template.
    Not anymore. What really matters is the quality of the pictures.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sam Mccallon
      Originally Posted by rafsco View Post

      I used to be obsessed wIth having a nice looking listing template.
      Not anymore. What really matters is the quality of the pictures.

      Exactly right- ALL that matters is the quality of the pictures AND the listing title. People hardly look past the pictures.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    Yes the quality of the pictures is very important. When I go sourcing on ebay I actually seek out poor pictures because I know that there will be less potential buyers and I am more likely to get a better auction price for that item. It simply does not appeal to buyers as much with poor pics.
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