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Tips for Successful Selling

No, this isn’t a post to help sales professionals sell more; it’s for people out there who have something they want to sell. If you have items around your home that you don’t use, here are a few tips to help you sell them and make more money.

Gather up all of the items you no longer want and determine if they are sellable. Make a sell, donate, and trash pile. You may be surprised by what people will buy, but make sure it is worth your time and effort to sell.

Place the items into separate categories which will help you determine where to sell them: clothing, household, furniture, baby or child clothing, etc. Some items may make sense to sell together. If you have clothing of the same size, you could sell them as pairs – 2 pairs of size medium pants for $X.

Do your research and find out what similar items are selling for. Visit online market places or second hand stores to determine a pricing strategy. The more unique and hard to find item you have, the more you can ask for.

People want to know everything about the item, and if you leave anything out, you might lose a buyer who doesn’t want to ask questions. Look at the “new” listing of the item for keywords. Take photos and clearly state what the item is and what condition it’s in.

There are many options for listing your items: online marketplaces, classified ads, posting areas at work, consignment stores, or even your personal social media sites. One isn’t better than the other, and you can list in multiple places. Just make sure you factor in shipping costs, which may lead you to select only local listings.


Posted: 9/6/2012 with 0 comments

Categories: Saving, Spending

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