By Kim Skinner
Your credibility as a seller on all boils down to one thing; your feedback rating. In fact, this is true of buyers too. Our feedback rating is the only visible way our prospective buyers can gauge our professionalism and reliability. Not only that, but you can’t even list a “Buy It Now” item until you have a feedback rating of 10.
Basically, your feedback is one of the most important factors of your business. And, it’s one of the hardest things for a new
seller to overcome.
However, there are ways to build your feedback quickly so that prospective buyers feel comfortable bidding on your items.
Buy things from yourself.
Now hold on. I hear you, “Buy things? I’m on to make money, not spend it!” But, hear me out.
You may not realize it, but there are literally millions of things for sale on eBay. And not just collectibles and electronics. Did you know that you can buy shampoo on eBay? Certain foods? Cleaning products?
And that you’ll usually pay less for them than you would at Wal-Mart, including shipping?
So, grab your grocery store list and do some searches on eBay.
Another method to build feedback is to purchase penny items. Many sellers sell an eBook, or article of some sort, or even software programs for a penny. They do this to build their feedback. so, by purchasing from them, you both benefit.
You can literally buy 100 penny items in a couple of days and have a very respectable feedback rating quickly for a buck. And remember, there are no shipping charges for these penny items because they’re delivered digitally.
Now you’re ready to start selling on eBay. And, to keep your feedback rating high, simply give your customers what you promise them. If there is a flaw in an item, list it. If you’re not going to ship the item until 5 days after the auction ends, tell them. If you say you’re going to ship an item via priority mail, don’t send it parcel post. It really is as easy as that.