Brian Tracy said “Successful people are simply those with successful habits”. In order to be successful in personal or professional life it is essential to form good habits that provide structure to your life. It would allow you to have ownership of your day and not make you feel overwhelmed.
These 9 daily habits of a successful eBay seller would help you grow your business, while giving it a direction.
- List 1 – 5 items
Whether you are starting out or have a 1000s listings up, buyers are always on the look-out for something new every day. eBay also prefers buyers putting in fresh new content. New content means new traffic, which means better and strong listings and more sales. Therefore, make it a point to list at least 1 to 5 items every day.
Don’t forget to flush out the listings that haven’t sold in more than 30 days, have low views or 0 watchers.
- Promote your listings
Did you know you could promote your listings, mark down their prices or run a sale on your store? If you didn’t you know now.
Log into eBay—> Marketing—>Create Promotion
You can Offer Discount or Run a Sale
You can increase your item prices by 5%, and then run a sale for 5%. Not only will you get the same amount of money, but buyer LOVE sale and it will drive more traffic to your store. Not everyone would opt in for this because either they don’t know or don’t have a store to run a sale, if you do, take the advantage and drive up your traffic.
- Ship Items
Whether you are selling items from your garage or dropshipping them from another seller online, always make sure to mark your items shipped ASAP.
If you ship items from home, it’s always good to ship them out within 24hrs of having a sale. It’s not only essential for you to become a Top Rate Seller, but it’s also good customer service.
Imagine you buying something online, won’t you be impatient to get your parcel? So do buyers who order from you. The faster they receive, the more positive feedback you would get.
- Answer queries
Always answer queries as soon as you can. If you don’t know the answer tell them that you would get back to them. Find out answers and get back to them. If your customers don’t hear back from you, they would end up buying from someone else. So don’t lose a sale because you lazy to answer a query no matter how general it is.
- Measure your results and increase your business
Have you wondered why do people quit? It’s because they don’t evaluate their results every step of the way. If they do a mistake, or twice, they quit; if they don’t understand something, they quit; if they don’t get the results they want, they quit. Quitting is not an option. If you want to run a successful business, you ought to measure your results as individuals and in-comparison to your competitors. Everyone get slow with sales every once in a while, but if you slow for a long time, you ought to change your game plan. Spend time out there, analyse, try to figure things out. Once you find out what your competitors are doing different than you, change your game plan to increase your business.
- Be Different
Don’t be like everyone else. If you want to stand out in this world of e-commerce, selling on eBay, you ought to have a USP. A unique identity that would separate you from the rest of the buyers and your competitors. You can be different by offering unique products, may be have an interesting description or add ons with your products or bundles. You can experiment and see what suits you.
- Don’t rely on eBay for traffic
Selling on eBay is better than having your own website because eBay drives traffic to your store. It not only helps you get traffic and drive more sales. However, that does not mean you don’t market your own products. Once you’ve got a hang of selling on eBay, how to list, automated you store, you ought to start your own marketing. You can market your products on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or Youtube.
It’s not a tedious job. Every listing has an option to share via email, facebook, twitter and pinterest. Just click on the button, add title and hashtags and your listing is up for share.
Whether you are the lowest priced or not, if you listing is in front of your customers, you will get lots of traffic and lots of sales.
- Have the eBay App
Having the eBay mobile app makes it easy for you to keep a track on your listings, sales, customer queries and shipment. If I’m on the go and have my supplier ship me the tracking number, I always use the app to update my customer. It will help to stay updated and on top of things.
- Have Fun
Most importantly, have fun while doing it.
What are your daily habits in your business? Would love to hear them in the comments below!
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People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. – Dale Carnegie