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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.

24 hours to open a shop….!

With the new, news of a more severe lockdown and living alone in social housing….I decided to ramp up the online efforts by branching across to Esty.

Etsy is a platform which facilitates more attractive listings for vintage and fashion or retro, and personalised garments.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/900568221/india-tunic-outfit-three-piece?ref=listings_manager_grid

As I’m working on my own. I also decided to model the garments as customers shopping online won’t be able to try until after they receive the fashion garments.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/900713551/tog-24-vintage-coat-size-14-winter?ref=listings_manager_grid
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/900581885/tm-lewin-shirt-size-14-formal-short?ref=listings_manager_grid
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/886809712/hennes-mauritz-winterwear-woollen-style?ref=listings_manager_grid

Has anybody else tried to set up a pop up online retail store??