First you have already decided to sell online. Potential customers search for affordable deals of items that look real to them. Thank you to eBay for having provided the easy to use platform especially when it comes to photos. Ensure that you have a HD camera as the buyers will want to see the “real item” on sale. Such camera accompanied by a stand will ensure you avoid chances of shaky hands. The clear photos need to have a white or clear background. This will attract potential buyers to your listing. Every of those photos have to be tagged with catchy words that describe the item fully but in summary.
It is always expensive when you are running an online store. You will have to pay for more storage space. This cost is even made more by the transaction fees you will be charged by your e-wallet/bank like PayPal. This easy way to minimise this is to use free online photo websites like Photobucket to store your photos. Then your products list will have a link for the customer to view more of that product. This tip will save you great deal of cash.
Another tip is to get involved in a lot of research. The item to sell has to be making good sale for you. It is not a business if you are not making any profit. Search for that item you can specialise in it and a competitive price to make it purchasable. Remember that you do not have to be cheap to make a sale. It all depends on your marketing strategies. Let the price of your product be fair.
Develop Search Engine Optimization skills. Build your page to be easily found by your customers. Target your customers by building a page with relevant keywords. This option will not only be friendly to your potential customer but also Search engines. Have you ever thought of a customer using a search engine to find what you are selling then your page is not on the first page of search results? That will make your business devastating unless you find other options for advertising it. These other options will cost you.
The last tip is to have a good customer service. Quick and positive feedback to your customers ensures that they always come back next time. The best thing is that a well served customer may refer other customers to your page. This increases your sales and profit in general!