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Selling school supplies on eBay? You wouldn’t want to miss those tips

by Leo Chan
10 Aug 2020

Soon, college students will be packing for their dorm move, and children will be filling up their backpacks to go back to school. If you are an eBay seller, this is a great opportunity for you as it is a peak season of purchasing. 

If you are selling school supplies, dorm furniture, or something similar, then listen up. The online eBay marketplace is full of listings, so you must do your very best to stand out. Read on for some great tips from our team on how to attract customers and increase your revenue. 

Good title 

When writing a title, remember that you are writing it for people and not algorithms. Don’t sound too robotic by placing all the description keywords separated by commas. Instead, try to form a phrase that is cohesive and flows. 

Most people prefer a title that is properly written and sounds real. Make sure you include brand names, the model, size, color, and the condition of your product. A good title is sure to catch the eye of the customers. 

High-quality images

Even with an amazing description, images are what catch the customer’s eye first. Many studies have proven that visuals are what stay in people’s minds and not the text underneath. Good quality images are crucial for creating a good impression and attracting customers. 

When you are taking photos of your products, make sure they are clear and not at all blurry. Always try to use a neutral background such as black or white, to make sure the focus is on the product. Take photos from multiple angles to capture all aspects of the product. 

Appropriate description 

After a customer sees something they like in the images, they move on to the description. This is where you have to work on keeping your customers on your page. Make sure your description is very detailed, and make sure it is not a bunch of keywords. Describe the product you are selling, and make sure to point out any flaws if they exist and be honest. 

You should also use the description space to explain how the product should be used and what it should be used for. A good description is sure to people on your product page. But, it is also important that you do not overwhelm a customer with a wall of text, so include the details but do not go on for too long. 

Repricing Software

Without this step, the other tips will not be as effective. With so many listings, the market is constantly changing, and so are the prices of products. In order to keep up and keep your price competitive, you will need repricing software that will automatically change the pricing for you. 

An excellent example of such software is StreetPricer. You can sign up for the free subscription, and choose your base and ceiling prices. Then the software will constantly monitor the market and choose the most optimal price for your products. If you find your revenue to be increasing, you can also upgrade your plan for more benefits. 

School season is the time when everyone is shopping online for supplies, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to make more money. Keep these tips in mind and start selling!


Cardy Chung is the founder of StreetPricer. Read more articles by Cardy Chung.

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