Increase your chances of selling so close to Christmas on eBay

At time of writing this post, we are just two weeks away from Christmas day.  That leaves only ten delivery days left.

So now we are likely to find more buyers shopping on the high street instead of online for fear of their gifts not arriving on time.  I certainly have noticed a decline in my eBay sales now.

To encourage more sales so close to Christmas, and if you are  not already doing so, I would suggest you include free first class shipping, or whatever the equivalent is for the postal service of the country in which you live.  I already give free shipping on my items, but only give second class.  I will be going through my listings and changing this to first class.  By doing this you will see a ‘GET IT FAST AND FREE’ in green underneath the item title in search results.  This will help your listing to stand out from those that are not offering the same service, and people are now wanting their items as quickly as possible.  You’ve probably seen this on other listings.

If you are already giving free postage but not using the fastest option, like me, and have the margin to do so, I wouldn’t increase the selling price either.  This way you also get a higher ranking in the search format ‘lowest to hightest price’.

This way you will squeeze as many sales and profit out of your inventory as possible.

Hope this suggestion helps your sales.

Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2014.

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