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Boost your eBay sales in 2 easy steps using item specifics (2019 edition)

Boost your eBay sales

Want to increase your eBay sales? Well of course, who wouldn’t. Well, the first step is getting your items seen by more buyers. It is possible to boost this through sponsored listings and paying for additional listing features. However, there is an effortless, free, and effective way to achieve this: it’s just a matter of adding the right item specifics in the right place on eBay. How to boost sales on eBay in 2 steps: Tip #1: use product catalogue The first (and easiest) tip is to match your product to the items catalogue entry on eBay. If you can find your product line in the eBay catalogue, you should always use this. EBay will transfer the product details directly… Read more »

Goodstart Jones – Growing A Fashion Brand With eBay

Goodstart Jones Woodsack

In 2013 Paul Jones started a business from his home, making bags. His personal mantra is “make a good start Jones” and so he named the business Goodstart Jones. And as starts go, this one certainly was good. Paul Jones made a lightweight and durable bag with a waterproofed wooden stability panel. As well as carrying, it can be used for all kinds of tasks like writing and for eating on. He called this bag the Woodsack. The woodsack was not like anything else on the market and customers loved it. Keeping his focus on quality of design and craftsmanship has grown Jones a loyal customer base. The business now employs two other people alongside Jones and operates from its own 520 sq ft… Read more »

5 features every eBay listing needs

eBay has over 168 million active buyers and it’s growing daily. So how do you make your listings stand out from the crowd and convert to sales? Let’s run through the six key features every eBay listing needs to entice customers and convince them to buy.   1. Quality Images   An image speaks a thousand words – it may sound cliché, but its true. Images are an important part of your item description. More than half of online shoppers think that product visuals are more important than product information, reviews, and ratings. Images are a key part of the description and should be clear and not misleading. eBay only allow sellers to use manufacturers photographs if the item they… Read more »

What to sell on eBay in 2019 [Updated Guide]

what to sell on eBay

Whatever you want to sell on eBay, customers are there. And with eBay’s average visit duration being 50% longer than on Amazon, eBay is the perfect place to cross sell to browsers and increase your average sale value. Competition is fierce, trends change fast, and popular items can quickly fall out of fashion. Having the right stock to sell on eBay is vital to your success as a seller, so we want to give you some tips and processes that we find useful to help you decide on the right things for you to sell on eBay. Useful tools: eBay Trending! eBay Category feature finder [Free] Professional eBay templates Budget eBay template Decide who to sell to Before you decide what to… Read more »

Why cross selling is so important – and how so many eBay sellers are getting it wrong.

According to Marketing Metrics, the probability of selling to an existing customer is 60 – 70%. The probability of selling to a new prospect is 5-20%. When a customer is making a purchase, they are already in the mind set to buy.  It is the best time to sell them other products. Increasing average sale this way is what successful online entrepreneurs often refer to as “making all the profits on the back-end.” In 2006, Amazon reported that cross-selling and upselling contributed as much as 35% of their revenue. Both techniques are important to customer experience and maximising sales. The difference between cross selling and up selling      Which is right for your business? There is no reason not… Read more »

eBay active content policy changes – June 2017

ebay active content policy changes

We have had eBay sellers contacting us, concerned that eBay active content policy changes in 2017, and their listings still contain active content. We want to reassure sellers that their is no need to panic. From spring, active elements will stop working, but listings will remain active and customers will still be able to purchase. Active content changes come into full effect in June. So there is still time to organize an active content free design solution for your listings. Frooition can create listing designs, complete with dynamic cross promotion features, completely active content free. For sellers who don’t have a Frooition design,  listing rescue is the fastest way to clear active content from listings.

eBay Shop Bot – Customers new online shopping BFF?

ebay robot

Facebook messenger had zero bots in February 2016. By November it had over 34,000. We already use bots to get an uber, to book a flight or to check the weather. In China, selling through messaging apps is already massively successful. Brands answer customer questions through conversations, minimising the need for searching and reducing return rates. In the West, AI chat bots had a baptism of fire back in 2014 with Microsoft’s Tay. Designed to learn from other’s conversations and speech patterns on Twitter, online troublemakers managed to manipulate it into tweeting racist slurs and hate speech. Microsoft quickly removed the bot, but many criticised their lack of foresight, for not including content filters. Since then, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft… Read more »

The active content design solution chosen by eBay.

eBay Active Content Compliant design

In business, proper planning and preparation is often the difference between success and failure. Future proofing your eBay business, avoiding penalties and getting the best ranking for your products requires you to follow eBay policies. Currently, that means having an eBay active content compliant design before June 2017. As an eBay certified provider, we were informed of the planned changes to active content policy before they were announced to the public. We were bound by non disclosure until eBay made the announcement, but from the moment we knew about the planned changes, creating a solution to help sellers move through smoothly was our biggest priority. Ecommerce moves fast. So as ecommerce specialists, we don’t procrastinate. Ebay asked us to help… Read more »

Make eBay’s active content policy changes work hard for your business.

As the way we use the internet changes, so does the online landscape. When people started to shop online, both retail and the way we use the internet changed irreversibly. Many large retailers ignored online shopping. Many of the biggest high street retailers disappeared as a result. The future of retail seemed uncertain and people were fearful. But where there is change, there is always opportunity. Change is Opportunity. Internet retail was a new frontier. People taking their stores online were taking a brave leap. More than any other platform, eBay enabled people to start selling online. Retailers who adapted to change and sold online prospered. A new breed of retailer was rising up in this bold new retail landscape.… Read more »

Content is key: How to make your eBay listings work

Gone are the days when eBay was just an online auction platform. Although its heritage is still clear, the site is now used to sell all kinds of products in all kinds of ways, and its flexibility has been embraced by everyone from amateur antiques dealers to big-name, high-street retailers. With a reported 25 million registered sellers providing stern competition, the quality of your listings is absolutely crucial. Chances are there will be other users offering similar or identical products, so you must make sure your adverts are effective. Fear not, though, we’re here to help. Below are a few top tips to help you on the road to selling success. Focus on the benefits It’s normal to find adverts… Read more »