It is fair to say that on eBay there has evolved a community feel, where there are unwritten rules on how to behave within the shopping and selling platform. Here are just a few of those must do, unwritten rules that should always be followed if you want to be a 5* seller!
Don’t be lazy, leave feedback after all transactions. You want a good rating just as much as everyone else so it is only fair to do your bit and give them a rating to help future buyers.
Don’t Be Cheeky With Offers
If someone has their listing down to accept offers, then don’t be too cheeky. Yes, we all want a good deal but they probably want to make a little too. By putting in an unrealistic price offer (under half the listed price) then you’re effectively wanting to annoy the seller!
We all know how long it feels when you’re waiting for something you really want to come through the post, so don’t drag it out for the people on the other end!
Don’t Over Charge For Postage
We all know how much postage really costs so don’t be ‘that guy’ that charges a few pounds over just to make a little more profit. Surely you can’t be THAT desperate for a few pounds more and if you charge fair postage prices you might be able to raise the item price anyway.
Mark Items As Dispatched
When you do post always remember to mark the items as dispatched. This is a must as it keeps the seller happy as they know when to expect the item to arrive and see that you’re a great prompt seller!
First Come First Served
Don’t be cheeky and hold out for a better offer from someone else, be fair and treat selling as a first come first served service. You would expect this if the tables were turned. Even if you have floods of interest, try to keep fair!
If you know the item you are selling is slightly damaged, worn or doesn’t quite live up to what the buyers expectations would then be sure to be honest in the description. This saves the buyers disappointment and you a load of hassle if the buyer chooses to open a dispute about the item.
Or Complain For Silly Reasons
However, if you are the buyer don’t try to complain about silly reasons that aren’t worth it. This will only cause unneeded stress to the seller and waste your own time.
Don’t Try To Be A Model
eBay is not a modelling agency! There are lots of people that see eBay as a chance to strike a pose in the t-shirt they are selling, but often this distracts from the actual item and is potentially off-putting!
Be A 5* Buyer/Seller
In order to be a 5* seller, just treat your buyers how you would want to be treated. Be prompt, honest and efficient to make an easy sale and keep those positive feedbacks. Once more, to be a 5* buyer, make sure you pay quickly and be fair about the item when it arrives and leaving feedback.