Boost Sales On Ebay
All right, you ready to boost your sales? Let’s do it. There’s a lot of information out there that will help you either list more efficiently in eBay or do things to your listings to kind of help boost you in search a little bit.
I think for the most part a lot of us know how to create the perfect listing and to really optimize our place in search but today I want to talk to you about the four things that you can be doing to boost your sales that you might not have thought to do yet.
As a general rule we all pretty much know that when you list new items in your eBay store that gives your store a certain boost. eBay likes it when sellers are listing new items in their store.
But what do you do if you have nothing new that you can list or what can you do if you don’t have the time to create a bunch of new listings from scratch.
Relist As Self Similar
My first tip is to end some current listings that you have early and relist them again as self-similar. What this does is it gives you two different kinds of activity in your eBay store.
It gives you the activity of going in and ending an item and then it also gives you the activity of listing a brand new item. eBay doesn’t really know what’s going on but the algorithm thinks that there is a whole lot of activity going on and that alone can give you a major boost in sales.
So basically what I’m referring to is go pick a small handful of listings maybe five or ten listings and end all of them and then go in and relist them as a self-similar listing one by one.
But do not forget to go back into your ended items and delete those original listings because you don’t want to accidentally have duplicates.
Now you don’t necessarily have to change any of the information. Once you’ve relisted that self-similar, if you want you can tweak the title a little bit or you can change the price if you so choose but you don’t have to change anything.
I do believe that a small change when you relist a self-similar gives you a little bit more of a boost. For instance, if i were to end an item and relisted self similar I might just swap two words in the title and that’s it.
I might remove a word, I might replace a word and just kind of tweak the title a little bit so it kind of tricks that algorithm into thinking that is a brand new listed item and it’ll have that brand new item number as well.
Refresh Your Store
Tip number two is to refresh your store. Now I know a lot of us have heard about this on social media where we talked about calling eBay and speaking to a rep and asking the rep to refresh our stores.
A lot of people don’t really understand what that means but I’ve done a little bit of research and I finally came to the conclusion of what exactly refreshing your store means.
So I’m gonna tell you how to do it so you don’t have to worry about calling eBay and sitting on hold for an eternity. The simple act of refreshing your store basically means bulk edit.
So depending on how many items you have you can either bulk edit all of your listings at one time or you can do them in batches of 200 or 500. So what you do is you just bulk edit the items.
Sounds easy enough right. Since I have about a thousand items I choose to bulk edit mine in batches of 500. So what I will do rather than going through and clicking the check mark on all of the little boxes I will just click the drop down arrow and click Edit 1 to 500.
Then if you look under that it says edit 500 and 1 to 1000 edit, 1,001 to 1500 and so on and so forth just depending on how many listings you have. So I will book 500 items at a time.
Essentially you’re just bringing up all of your items in the bulk editor and clicking submit. That’s it, you don’t have to change anything, you don’t have to up the price, you don’t have to drop the price, you don’t have to tweak any titles, you simply just bulk edit select your items and submit them.
That is technically considered a refresh. It’s basically just triggering something in the eBay algorithm that tells you something has changed, let’s move it up in search.
Keep in mind with all of these suggestions, if you are wanting to utilize markdown manager to run sales in your store you want to make sure that you are not changing your price.
With the update this last year with the markdown manager tool you cannot put items on sale that have not held a price for at least 14 days.
So if you’re going in and your bulk editing or if you’re ending items and listing a self-similar and you are changing the price you will automatically start that clock over for markdown manager. So keep that in mind if you want to be able to run sales, don’t touch the price.
Tip number three is accept offers. I know it sounds simple enough but let me break it down just a little bit more. So exactly what do I mean by accept offers?
What I have noticed a lot of the times when my sales in ebay are slow, if I accept an offer it’s like a domino effect. It will start triggering others.
Say I get an offer in and I happen to grind my teeth at it. If I could bring myself to accept that offer then it creates kind of a domino effect and this is something definitely to keep in mind.
If you’re working on boosting your sales, placement and search if you’ve done tips 1 & 2 and you happen to get an offer the best course of action is probably to accept that offer to get that domino effect going in your store.
Now if it’s a ridiculous offer that’s gonna cost you to lose a whole bunch of money then by all means don’t take it but most of the time when business is slow in my store just the act of accepting an offer brings in more sales that is why this is my tip number 3.
Tip number 4 is to do any and all activity that you can within eBay. Do you have shipping labels that you could print for sales, do you have feedback that you need to leave for buyers, do you have any questions in your messages that are unanswered?
Sometimes the simple act of going into your eBay account and doing these little things is triggering activity that makes the algorithm want to boost you.
So if you have unanswered messages, if you have shipping labels that could be printed that you have decided not to print yet or if you need to leave feedback for some buyers try doing all of that and if all else fails shop on eBay. I know for a fact that eBay loves it when you shop on eBay.
eBay Bonus Tip
Bonus tip number 5 is to just open up your app and scroll through it. This one is probably one of my favorite go-to tips for boosting activity within eBay and it’s exactly what I said.
It’s just literally opening up the app in your phone and simply scrolling through your active listings. Maybe you open up an item, maybe you do a quick revision on your phone.
Sometimes just the simple act of opening up the app and doing a little bit of scrolling will trigger sales, it’s amazing when it happens.
The common denominator in all of these tips is to be active. A active store is a happy store and the more active you are in eBay the more you can boost your activity and the more money you can make.
Boost Sales On Ebay – Conclusion
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