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Thread: Just uploading my stock over 8,000 books so far. Not one sale yet? Is anyone here?

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    Default Just uploading my stock over 8,000 books so far. Not one sale yet? Is anyone here?

    I've spent quite a lot of time uploading stock to ebid.
    I was thinking that if I did so, I would at least get some sales, but no. Not even an enquiry.
    Is there anyone selling on here.
    Before anyone says anything about there being no photos
    I haven't found a way to add photos to the spreadsheet bulk upload yet as it would be very time consuming to search them out on my computer, as not all of my stock has them in anycase

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    Default Re: Just uploading my stock over 8,000 books so far. Not one sale yet? Is anyone he

    Two things after a quick look - no images and/or gallery pictures and using Run 'til Sold which keeps your listings at the bottom of any search lists.

    You also have a link to your selling website on your About Me page - that could get you banned, so best remove it ASAP. But nothing about your trading t's & c's, returns policy, etc.

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    Default Re: Just uploading my stock over 8,000 books so far. Not one sale yet? Is anyone he

    Quote Originally Posted by Anniemcc2 View Post
    Two things after a quick look - no images and/or gallery pictures and using Run 'til Sold which keeps your listings at the bottom of any search lists.

    You also have a link to your selling website on your About Me page - that could get you banned, so best remove it ASAP. But nothing about your trading t's & c's, returns policy, etc.
    I don't understand why run til sold should not give me the same exposure as other listers. Especially as it's a BUY IT NOW option

    Regarding the link, will take it out. Thank you for your observation. Terms and Conditions will look at that too.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Just uploading my stock over 8,000 books so far. Not one sale yet? Is anyone he

    Quote Originally Posted by Booksbygones View Post
    I don't understand why run til sold should not give me the same exposure as other listers. Especially as it's a BUY IT NOW option

    Regarding the link, will take it out. Thank you for your observation. Terms and Conditions will look at that too.

    Thank you.
    It depends. If it's in a category with few other items then it won't make a difference. But if there are many others, yours will be near the bottom of the list.

    And of course it also depends on how people are locating items to buy, whether they're just browsing, or doing very targetted searches.
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    Default Re: Just uploading my stock over 8,000 books so far. Not one sale yet? Is anyone he

    If your items are rotating they will show up on the front page for your country's site, where someone might notice you and take a look through your listings.

    Also, I understand that international shipping is very expensive, but offer to ship to any other countries that you're comfortable with even if the price seems outrageous. That way buyers from around the world can see your items. It doesn't hurt. Sometimes a person will pay the shipping for an uncommon item that they really want.

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    Default Re: Just uploading my stock over 8,000 books so far. Not one sale yet? Is anyone he

    Pain, Fiona & Wilcox, Libby (compiled by) Leith, Prue (foreword by). Two Not-so-
    I see you are in Canada. If you browse for this item, you will see that I already offer international shipping. Can you not see that from your site?

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    Default Re: Just uploading my stock over 8,000 books so far. Not one sale yet? Is anyone he

    At one time I stocked 4000 books on Ebid, and they sold steadily.

    • I never listed heavy books because of the postage
    • I always had an image.
    • I loaded with the spreadsheet and the image name was always the SKU so the spreadsheet loaded it without me looking anything up
    • Always sold by 10 day auction, never run-until-sold
    • I never sold any book for more than 1, except the books I had written myself
    • My sales tailed off as postal prices rose, and that led to me selling off my entire stock for a satisfying sum
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