Are your garages filled to the brim? It’s time you discovered easy ways of selling stuff online and making mad money from the comfort of your home. It is one thing to declutter your home of salable things and another thing to know the right buttons that will make your decluttering worth the while.
As you would already know, most people are catching on with the crazy sales online, and that doesn’t mean it is easy, but it is possible if you know the hacks.
So, if you are already putting out some items for sale online and the sales are not coming in as expected, or if you are planning to sell stuff online, you need to grab these tips and spin the selling wheel. Here are some handy and easy ways to help you sell online
Take good pictures
Pictures say it all and still do, and it is easy to convince any prospective buyer with good and clear pictures. Have you ever bought stuff online? If yes, what made you buy it? You were probably attracted by the beautiful picture of the item along with the price. So, make sure to have proper lighting in the room, have the item(s) placed in a better enhancing place that will give a true and compelling picture of the product.
Be sincere with the presentation
Sincerity is important in every business if you value reputation and consistency. Don’t forget that your buyer(s) is likely to leave a review about the product and the experiences they had. So, it is important to always place the picture in a place that will tell the true state of the product even when the camera lightings are great. Don’t be caught with the desire to sell at any cost but prioritize your reputation and customer satisfaction because a good review can bring you a million sales in a month.
Put a fair price tag
If the picture attracts your targets’ attention, the price must not scare them away; rather, it must befit the product displayed. The professionals behind Check a Flip point out that a good business practice includes surfing through other sellers’ pages for price ideas because the last thing you want is displaying products that no one buys. So, fix a fair, affordable, and realistic price and break the sales.
Choose an online store for the sales
Thankfully, many online selling platforms are designed to help budding entrepreneurs like you live their business dreams. All you need to is find the one that works best for your business—platforms like Alibaba, Esty (for handcrafts), Amazon, and eBay. For local sales, you can look up craigslist, Facebook marketplace, etc. Additionally, you can create a website, get the content there optimized to Google’s taste and make sales.
Create quality content
About content, it remains the king on the internet, and you must ensure the content/blog post/ copies that accompany your pictures are clear, engaging, and informative. They must help to convince your audience of the benefits of buying your products.
Remember to arrange the products in groups or genres to enable mass purchase
Customers tend to buy a product when they come in bundles or categories, and they buy more too. For example, grouping children wear like five pairs of Onesie for 0-2 years, or office five office wears for ladies. This will make a buyer buy the entire categories because she knows she has her wardrobe all planned for the week.
Have the seasons in mind too
As the season changes, sales change as well. This means you can take advantage of the changing seasons by selling products that are most needed each season. Say, more cloaks, boots, winter hats will hit up your sales profile during winter or more swimsuits, summer hats, and tanning lotions during summer holidays. So, plan and arrange your products on your selling platforms according to the seasons.
Have a good delivery plan
How do you want the goods to get to your buyers? Local pickup or have a delivery van deliver to them? Whichever, it is fair to think this through and fix a price hostage. Don’t take up the postage charges and sulk later for losing all your profit on it. Take care to plan it out or choose the local pick up if they are people you can trust.
Finally, stay professional
Whether you are selling in a Facebook group or not, maintain a professional approach to gain your buyers’ trust. Maintain a professional tone when responding to their queries and inquiries and be prompt about it as well.
Lastly, try to be on time for pick up or delivery and remember to refresh your memory with seasonal selling, investing in an online selling platform, writing a badass content/sales copy, beautiful pictures, and fair pricing too. You can truly reap gains from decluttering your garage.