Have you ever thought about selling on eBay, but decided against it because it seemed a little too complicated? Auction selling and shipping from Houston can be a great way to earn extra cash. And it can be easy if you let someone else do the work.
You really can make money selling your unwanted household goods, jewelry, inherited family treasures, electronic gadgets, or just about anything. Unfortunately the online auction process can be a little bit of a hassle, but it doesn't have to be. An auction service can help by taking care of all the little details.
There’s a lot to do. Listing can require a few steps. If you choose not to list the items yourself, you can check out eBay listing stores in your area. You just drop off your items, pay them a fee and you should receive funds once your item sells and is paid for.
Your friends or acquaintances may have told you about the money they've made selling items on eBay. But did they tell you about all the procedures and tasks they had to master? There’s a lot to do before you make a single dollar.
Before you auction your first item, you’ll have to sign up with eBay. That means choosing a screen name and supplying personal details. You’ll also have to set up a PayPal account to receive auction payments. Your PayPal account will be connected to your bank account.
When it’s time to sell, you must decide how much money you want to make from your items and what to charge for packaging and shipping. You'll have to photograph each item, list it with a minimum bid, and monitor your bids until the auctions expire.
When your auctions end, you’ll have to pack up the items and ship them to the winners --across town or perhaps to the other side of the world. You'll have to take your packages to a shipping location to get them off by the promised date. If they arrive too late, your customer's negative feedback could affect future sales.
Shipping can get complicated
If you've never shipped packages on a regular basis, that’s one more skill you’ll have to develop. Shipping isn't just about the United States Postal Service. There’s also FedEx, UPS, and DHL. Any one of them will ship your sold auction items wherever you want them to go, as long as you follow their procedures.
Shipping costs vary depending on package size, weight, destination, and the desired arrival date and time. You’ll have to box and wrap them, of course. And if you ship to other countries, you’ll have to learn the basics of Customs forms completion.
We recommend that you take your item to a shipping company before you list it on eBay. Ask them for the packing and shipping charges before you list your item. List these charges in your eBay listing so that your customer will know the cost to have the item shipped to their location. Once your item sells and you have been paid, drop the item off at the shipping store and they will do the rest. They can give you and your customer the tracking number. This helps to make your eBay selling process much easier.
Can you really make money auctioning off items on eBay?
With all the things you need to know and the procedures you have to follow, you might wonder if the potential eBay income is worth the time and effort. Once you figure out how to do things, you can make money auctioning your items online, but it will take time, effort and patience. Once you've mastered the long list of eBay things to do, you may find it’s a desirable way to earn some extra cash.
It’s easier when you let someone else do the work. If you need assistance with your eBay listing or eBay shipping, please feel free to contact us at pack n send in Houston.