As the economy struggles, more and more people are turning to the internet looking for potential earning opportunities. According to Adam Ginsberg, the hugely successful eBay entrepreneur and internet marketing expert, eBay is by far the most popular e-commerce website owing to its popularity, profitability and its ever growing user base. Adam Ginsberg gives his valuable insight and advice on how to get started on eBay and make it extremely profitable for yourself.
When selling on eBay, it is always a good idea to see what your competition is doing. If you see the completed listings of products similar to what you are selling, you will get a fair idea of the bidding trends and price variations on the products. Secondly, keep the reserve price of your item as low as possible to attract more and more bidders. Successful eBay sellers do this as they know that they will get a fair price by the time the bidding ends.
The ending time for an auction is very important in order to attract more buyers. Research has shown that the best time to end an auction is between 6:30 PM and 10:30 PM as potential bidders are back from work and are unwinding for the day, of which the internet is a very important part.
While selling your products on eBay, do a little research on what your competitors are offering shipping-wise. While many buyers may not bother too much about it, shipping costs could play an important role in selling your products. If your competitors are offering free shipping, then it may be wise for you to do the same; however, if you do have to charge for shipping, then you should start at a lower starting price for your auctions and clearly mention the shipping charges.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the quality of the picture will determine the language. While it is very important to add pictures of your products, it is equally important to have accurate and properly lit pictures for your potential customers to get a feel of your product. So, investing in a good camera setup may not be a bad idea to get ahead in your eBay business.