Archive for August, 2009

Excellence is its own reward, nearly

Sell successfully online

Sell successfully online

I have said on many occasions that good feedback is a reflection of both your self as a seller and a person.  If you treat people well then that reflects on the type of person you are.

eBay now has decide to reward you.  Beyond being a power seller (there is no excuse not to be) a seller with good DSRs will get a further bonus.  From 1st October a ‘good’ seller as measured by their DSR will get;

Promotion in search results (to boost sales)

A new ‘Top Seller’ Badge

Exclusive access to Featured First

Best FVF discounts

And about time too, some of us say.  Anything that promotes good sellers is to be welcomed.  As long as that does not accopunt against new and small sellers.  For now I am holding my council, but I will enjoy my benefits because of my good DSR……..

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Selling Books on Amazon

Sell successfully online

Sell successfully online

Do you want to start a business that is almost guaranteed to make you money? Thought you might.

Selling books on Amazon is simplicity itself.Look through you book shelves are there any books that you could live without?  Sure there are, next the big question.  What sort of condition are they in?  Ideally, you want to be listing books that are in ‘As new’ or better (i.e. new) condition.

Once you have selected a couple of books sashy over to Amazon.  enter the title or the ISBN (the 10 or 13 digit number usually inside the book with the rest of the publisher’s information).  When Amazon brings up the listing you will see that there is a ‘sell yours here’ option, take it.

Be honest about the condition, note any marks so that the buyer knows exactly what he or she is buying. Look at the price of the other listings and price yours accordingly.  To begin with chose the ship to whichever country to you live in option.  (If you live in the UK also chose the Europe option as well – ‘cos the shipping is cheap to europe from the UK).  If you do not have a sellers’ account then you will be prompted to register next, but don’t worry it is very easy.

That’s it! Now just wait for thew order to come. What will happen is that you will have an email that says  “Sold, Dispatch Now”.  That will tell you which of your books have sold and that you need to post.

rather than just sitting back, go down to your local charity (thrift) shop and buy  some books to sell.  Remember, you need to buy good quality, good condition books.  I tend to go for non-fiction books, some people sell fiction, it is up to you.  My rule of thumb is that if I could find the book interesting so will someone else.

You can make £40 -50 per week profit quite easily.  Making a replacement income will be more difficult and involve regular charity shop visits, attending car boot sales and auctions but that can come in time. By visiting one regular car boot sale each week I clear £100 per week net profit (that is, after all expenses).

Above all, buying books to sell on Amazon is FUN.

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