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All of my favourite things!

Example of types of items that sell well online – superhero and film collectables.

I’m really pleased with the work I’ve been doing on my eBay store, and that some more friends have been asking me to sell items for them. And how I’ve been developing my skills at photographing and presenting items.

eBay a wahahey!!!

eBay has allowed me to learn many things about how to present items well, so that they are saleable.

I have practised my product photography.

Coped with changes to payment services, when PayPal was ditched.

Worked out the quickest way to relist everything, … is on a laptop

And spent lots of money too, and improved my ability to research and obtain the exact item I needed.

I’ve got my own home printing set up, using a brother label printer.

And I post items on my way to work, or during my spare days off.

Friends have donated packaging to me, so this saved me buying it.

I was pleased with the opportunity to reuse items, or recycle them for cash.

The art to a good present, is in… the presentation of the product!!!

Another learning point, was helping the customer to continue to experience the joy of shopping.

Sounds cliche, but most of us feel glad when we buy our product, followed by disappointment if it doesn’t meet our expectations.

Overall my customers have been happy the item was shipped promptly and arrived, when opened it was, what they expected.

Honesty in business can win sales, as it builds customer trust.

Not all of my sales are big, much more small orders, however I’m starting to try with more bespoke items. So I hope to continue to sell ‘en masse’ and possibly more bespoke.

I’ve even sold abroad, using eBays global shipping programme.

Have you been doing e-commerce, maybe you can like my post, reshare, or leave a comment below.

Rise Above It

I’ve been given three pots of paint, from a friend. It’s given me some motivation to look at my bathroom again. I’ve painted it lilac.

There’s some really damp, wet that has been getting into the walls.

I managed to put some reinforcements in, to try to protect the wall.

To prevent it from getting worse.

I’ve enjoyed my day, the physical aspect to reaching up to paint the tall ceilings, using a broom with the roller tied onto it.

I must have wiped down the floor from paint spills five times today.

A neighbour said its the landlords job to do it.

My dad said landlord was supposed to have rewired the place too.

I ploughed on with the painting, grateful for the good quality, calming colour.

I’m really pleased with it all.

Another neighbour said it showed off my design skills.

The first neighbour replied later, he said ‘try to rise above your disappointments, if you can.