Welcome to the WholesaleForum.com! Sign in or Register Free to benefit from our full range of free services

Welcome to Wholesale Forum.comWelcome ToWholesale Forum.comFind wholesale buyerstrade buyers and wholesale offers free

For Buyers

Wholesale Forum is the fastest growing online business community dedicated to retailers, auction sellers, surplus and overstock buyers needing a quick and safe solution for sourcing trade stock. Join our free and friendly forums today and gain knowledge, offer your advice, and discover new partnership opportunities:

For Suppliers

For wholesalers, dropshippers, manufacturers, distributors and trade services providers. Advertise your business today on WholesaleForum.com for free to reach potential trade buyers on a more personal level. Promote your latest offers, interact with buyers in real time, distinguish yourself as an expert in your field, and attract sales instantly.

Sign up now More benefits for Buyers
Sign up now More benefits for Suppliers
Post Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
    1. Ray_cap's Avatar
      Ray_cap is offline

      Join Date
      Jul 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      175
      Thanks
      1
      Thanked
      2 Times in 2 Posts
      #1

      Creating a Professional EBay Profile and Brand Image

      Hi! Ive just started my business on eBay. Need some tips on building up a professional eBay profile and my brand image online. Can someone help me? Greatly appreciate the responses.
      Want To Be An eBay Powerseller?
      This is the Service You Need.

    2. Cath01's Avatar
      Cath01 is offline

      Join Date
      Jun 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      96
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      3 Times in 2 Posts
      #2
      In order to succeed in the online business, just deciding what to sell isnt enough. You need the entire world to know what you have to sell and why it is better than others. The best way to do this is by putting up a professional eBay profile and building a strong brand image. Here are some useful tips:

      Good listing headlines: The title is the first thing that attracts a buyer to your listing. Make sure that you use the correct keywords, spelling, and terms that make a buyer understand what you are selling.

      Attractive photos: A photo is worth a thousand words. Photos bring a lot more attention and attract more buyers. Take good pictures of your items, and put them along with the list.

      Descriptions of items: Have punchy descriptions for your items so that a buyer doesnt get bored reading. It is also very essential to clearly describe the condition of the item, especially if its old, so that buyers dont feel cheated.

      Clear return policy: Always mention a very clear policy for refunds and exchanges. This will ensure that you minimize the chances of any confusion or disputes in the future.

      Clear disclaimers: These help both the sellers and the buyer to have a clear understanding of the conditions related to the items and ensures that the expectations are met.

      Using the correct listing format: There are several listing formats available on eBay, like the auction, buy-it-now, and so on. So, it depends on the kind of items being sold which format you should choose.
      Over 150,000 Verified Sources + Deals 95% Off MSRP + Free Website!

    3. Kwid Pro's Avatar
      Kwid Pro is offline

      Join Date
      Jun 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      76
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      1 Time in 1 Post
      #3
      Ive been running a successful eBay business for quite some time now. I find that my sales have slowed. Think its time to shuffle a few things. Can I get some advice as to what I should do at this stage to push up my sales?

    4. Cath01's Avatar
      Cath01 is offline

      Join Date
      Jun 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      96
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      3 Times in 2 Posts
      #4
      You said that you have had good enough sales for some time, so that means you are an established seller on eBay. Youve set a good foundation for yourself, and now the time has come to take your business to the next level. For this, you will have to expand your business and make it more professional. Lemme give u a few tips:

      Understand the supply-demand scenario: In order to push up your sales, it is very important that you understand the supply-demand dynamics for various categories on eBay and shuffle your list of items for the best results.

      Analyze statistics: Sellers can make use of tools like eBay Marketplace Research, where you can find all kinds of statistics related to buying, selling, price, quantity, and so on. This will help you in understanding various shopping patterns and get an idea of what sells more than others.

      Seller Dashboard: Its a very useful tool for sellers on eBay that helps sellers analyze their performance and also find out the areas for improvement.

      Offer warranties on your items: You can offer third-party extended warranties on your items to buyers, which will provide a sense of security.

      Restructure shipping: Check for better and cheaper means of shipping so that you dont spend more while also making the buyer satisfied. Try to get discounts on higher volumes.

      Use PayPal to reorganize your records: PayPal provides a spreadsheet format, like Excel, that you can use for bookkeeping records and managing them more efficiently.

      Build a strong feedback profile: Your sales largely depend on a good feedback history. So, ensure that you build a strong profile with as much positive feedback as possible through better customer service.

      Avoid common loopholes: Pitfalls like shortage of inventory, missing records, tax issues, and so on should be avoided, and you should be careful not to go against any eBay rules.

      Tools for the long run: Efficient usage of the applicable tools available on eBay can give boost your sales. Make use of tools like Turbo-lister, Selling Manager, Selling Manager Pro, and Auction Manager to name a few, whichever suits you the best. The details for these are available on the eBay website itself.

    5. Kwid Pro's Avatar
      Kwid Pro is offline

      Join Date
      Jun 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      76
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      1 Time in 1 Post
      #5
      Thanks a lot for such useful tips. I will definitely try to put them into practice.

    6. Suzy 66 is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      90
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      1 Time in 1 Post
      #6
      Hey, I was just wondering whether I can go an extra mile to impress my customers, but I’m short of ideas how to do that. Can someone tell me through his/her experience what works with buyers to enhance my brand image? Will be grateful.

    7. Mickey_707 is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      77
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      4 Times in 3 Posts
      #7
      Well, I can share what I usually do to make by buyers happy and keep my brand on their minds.

      • A very popular branding technique that I use is including a small gift like a pen along with my business card in the package. This not only makes the customer happy but also reminds them of my service whenever they see the pen around.
      • You can also make use of small things, like a diary, notepad, or key chain to name a few, with your business name printed on them to send them along with the buyer’s package.

      This is a very good way to build a loyal and happy customer base 

    8. TGS1983 is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      76
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      1 Time in 1 Post
      #8
      I would like to know about some aesthetic features that I can use to make my eBay profile look both professional and attractive.

    9. Mickey_707 is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      77
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      4 Times in 3 Posts
      #9
      That’s a very important question as far as attracting more traffic on your eBay listing is concerned. There are various aesthetic features that you can utilize to make your profile a professional one. They are:

      Color scheme: It is very important that the color scheme you choose matches with the logo and signature that you use for your listings. The listing designers on eBay or third-party listing services provide a variety of options to choose from that complement your brand image.

      Background template: It’s better to choose a neutral template with simple borders and a solid background so that it can blend well with all the listings. The template should always match with what you are actually selling. This will ensure a strong brand identity on eBay.

      Hierarchy of information: It is essential to keep the most important info on top so that the customer doesn’t have to scroll down the page to hunt for it. The customer might get bored and click onto some other page if they have to scroll down. So, through this method, you hold onto his/her attention.

      Using HTML tables: This enables displaying both text and images side by side. This helps to avoid scrolling as well and places all the important info first for the customer to read.

      Photos of items: These are one of the most important elements in attracting customers. They also dress up your profile and catch attention.

    10. TGS1983 is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      76
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      1 Time in 1 Post
      #10
      Very smart tips. Thanks a lot for sharing them. I’m also curious to know how I can popularize my profile on eBay apart from aesthetics.

Sign Up Now

Got something to say? Sign up now and join the discussions.

Post Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Changing profile information on Ebay
    By got2work in forum eBay, Amazon & Online Marketplaces Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25 Oct 2010, 03:10 PM
  2. Corporate Identity, Brand Identity, and Brand Image
    By wholesaleinsight in forum Marketing, Advertising, SEO & SEM Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28 Jul 2010, 03:47 AM
  3. Where Can I Find Free Professional Ebay Auction Templates?
    By Brit_col in forum eBay, Amazon & Online Marketplaces Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 03 Aug 2010, 04:52 AM
  4. Sports supplements UK contract manufacturers - Creating own brand supplements
    By healthsupplements in forum Wholesale Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06 Jun 2012, 10:36 AM
  5. Is the New eBay Feedback System Creating A Difficult Trading Environment For Sellers?
    By BobShipper in forum eBay, Amazon & Online Marketplaces Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 22 Jul 2010, 08:09 AM
  6. Dazzling Image online website
    By dazzlingimage in forum Website Design & Hosting Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04 Jul 2010, 10:23 AM
  7. Buy name-brand clothes from outlet and resell on eBay
    By bobbie36 in forum eBay, Amazon & Online Marketplaces Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 22 Nov 2010, 07:41 AM
  8. Do it yourself or hiring a professional?
    By got2work in forum Accounting & Tax Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28 Nov 2010, 09:58 AM

My Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:20 PM. - Fixed Width