If you’ve been thinking about starting to sell things online recently or just need to sell something fast, we have a nice little guide here to help you through the process.
Whether you’re an experienced seller or just beginning, you’ll find great tips and tricks to selling everything for as much as possible, as quickly as possible, with little to no fees.
No matter what you’re selling, there are 3 easy steps you can follow to become more successful at selling anything online.
1. Get It Ready: Research your listing and determine the best words to use in your title and description as well as a price or value, based on what other sellers have sold similar listings for recently. After you have a title, description and price in mind, you’re ready to clean the thing up and take some good photographs, the more the better. Whether it’s products, services, vehicles or real estate, a clean listing with lots of pictures, an eye-catching main image, title and price will get more attention and increase your odds of selling faster.
2. Get It Listed: Now, you have to find the best places to post your listings online. With users in over 120 countries, The World’s Marketplace™ Pongia.com is free to post and only 1% when your listing sells. Many other sites, such as eBay, Etsy and Amazon will charge you a listing fee just to post. Then they take a large percentage of your money if your item sells. Most also want to charge you a monthly subscription as well. Using eBay, you can expect to pay 13-15% of your sales or more in fees, plus optional subscription plans to list more starting at $20 dollars a month. Fiverr charges 20%. Amazon starts at $39 dollars a month plus fees. Shopify is $29 a month plus fees, which was just $9/mth not that long ago. Even Craigslist now charges for some listings. You can spend $100 dollars listing your vehicle on Autotrader, and you can spend up to $500 dollars listing your house for sale on forsalebyowner.com plus commission as well. Again, Pongia.com – The World’s Marketplace™ is free to post and only 1% if your listing sells directly through the site. You can also just advertise for free or post affiliate products or services on Pongia.com.
3. Get It Sold: Once your listing sells, it’s time to ship the item or meet the buyer to finalize the transaction in person. Respond as quickly as possible and if you’re shipping an item, save time and money by printing shipping labels online. Adding a packing slip will also make your business look more professional and possibly create a repeat customer. Include your other listings on the packing slip and increase your brand awareness with a professional logo that stands out. Be sure to include your website or other contact information, or link to where your listings are showcased online.
Follow these steps each time you want to sell something online and you’ll have it sold it no time!
For more information, see Selling on Pongia.com for details.