As I’ve told you before, I’m not big into resolutions for the ‘new year’…. but there are a few things that have been making me a touch crazy. You know… the things that have been keeping me from being my very best me?
I’m not organized.
We have too much stuff.
I have a room dedicated to the ‘what should I do with that?” coupled with the “I’m not sure I can part with that just yet”. But I’m making progress. I’ve been sorting through it all…. putting it into piles of ‘donate’ and ‘sell’. It is amazing to see just how much ‘money’ we have just sitting on shelves and underneath beds.
As I’ve explained to you before, I’ve renewed my relationship with eBay. I played around with eBay years ago and found I couldn’t master it for a few reasons: 1) I didn’t take the time to understand the process 2) I always miscalculated shipping and 3) I spent more than I made in listings. (think pictures)
But things have changed around ebay. And a lot of the credit goes to how they are changing their relationships with people like me who list items from around their home – the ‘casual’ seller. They are taking the mystery out of the process. The newest change tackles my number 3 challenge: As of July 2, 2012, we will be able to include 12 PHOTOS FOR FREE for every eBay listing, using eBay picture posting. This is fabulous – now sellers can make sure their listings have their best face forward and you and I both know buyers are more likely to make faster decisions when listings have more photos. The more you show, the more you sell.
Take, for example, my desire to sell these shoes… one picture simply wouldn’t be enough. But now that I will be able to put UP TO 12, I won’t hesitate to make sure all of the best angles are covered…. and that will mean a better sale for me.
(and in case you were wondering, that = more money)
Consider this…. if you are the kind of seller who typically lists 8 pictures on an Auction-type sale…. and you sell that item for about $60? You will now save about 16%. That is serious money in your pocket.
Disclosure: I am working with ebay on their ebay Parent Panel and am compensated as such. As you know by now…. all opinions shared by me on this site are my own.
Also? In two weeks, I’ll be heading to eBay headquarters to as part of the panel… so if you have any questions you want me to ask or thoughts you want me to share, I’d love to hear them!