Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

How to Create A Killer eBay Listing

April 05, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 180

Want to learn how to sell on eBay? Maybe you already sell on eBay but find that your auctions are lacking viewers, watchers, bids and interest in general. Today I've taken the time to write this article on how to make that killer eBay listing. There are lots of steps involved in an eBay listing, so lets get started.

1) The Title of Your Listing The title of your listing is incredibly important. Your title will determine your main keywords that allows your listing to come up when people search. For example, if your title is "Sony PlayStation console", when somebody searches "Sony PS3 80gb", your listing is not going to come up, or it could possibly if you have put those keywords in your description, but it would be on the last pages. This is why you should fit as many popular keywords to do with your product your selling in your title. Although, make sure it still looks good. More popular keywords in your title means getting into more search results. eBay allows you to use 80 characters in your title. so if you were selling a used 80gb Sony Ps3, this would be the title I would use:

"Sony PlayStation 3 PS3 Console 80GB Excellent Condition"

I have used capitals at the start of each word and put PlayStation 3 as well as PS3. As some people will search one and some the other. This title is detailed enough and yet I had many characters left over.

2) The Details / Features of The Item This section isn't difficult, just make sure you tick all the features the item your selling has, and any accessories included with it. This will make it clear to viewers what they are receiving if they win.

3) The Pictures The picture(s) are extremely important in producing a successful listing. After you listing appears in search results, people will be drawn to looking at all the pictures of listings, if yours does not have one, or it isn't of good quality, they won't be tempted to click on the listing. To take a good picture, you will need to mess around with the camera for a while. I always find myself taking 10 photos before getting one that I'm happy with. for the best results, use a good quality camera, take the picture in lots of light and try and get as close as possible so that everything just fits in the picture.

4) The Description Your listing description is the point where you are telling viewers about your item, giving them all the details and trying to convince them to bid on it or buy it. The trap that many sellers fall into, is that they are too aggressive when producing their description. If you browse through listings on eBay you will find that some descriptions say things like; "PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY PAYPAL WITHIN 24HOURS", or "NO TIME WASTERS". Sellers use capital letters to try and get their message across but really they are just scaring away potential buyers.

The best way to produce a description is to be casual, explain nicely what your selling, what is included and what condition everything is in. Do not use words that make the condition of your item sound slightly worse or better than it is. Just be completely honest. Leave a line between each section. For example:

"Your items name" (space) "What it does" (space) "Condition"

And so on. I have started to place everything in the middle of the page, as it looks a lot nicer I think.

If you are a reseller, and are selling multiple items brand new, you won't need to write as much and try to be more formal, but still polite.

On any description, for my entire time I have been selling on eBay, I have been using words at the end such as "thanks for looking", "any questions just ask" and "happy bidding". I don't use all of them on one description but I am being polite and encouraging buyers.

5) Your Starting Price This only concerns auctions. Obviously if you are producing a buy it now listing you have the price that you want people to pay. For an auction, people have different views of what to start their listing at. I personally start all my auctions at 99p, and have always had success. In my experience auctions that are started at 99p always go for more in the end than auctions that are started at just below what the person wants for it. 99p auctions will get more attention at first due to the low price and in most cases, towards the end of the auction a bidding war will start. Auctions starting at high prices will not get attention because people immediately think they can get it for less. Therefore in the end, it will possibly get 1 or 2 bids. 99p auctions will have many more bids than this and end up going for more because people have started to bid on this item and they are determined to win it. Maybe they don't want to spend time looking for another auction as good as this, or they just get carried away with bidding. In the end, better results are achieved. I do not recommend reserve prices as people will get bored of trying to bid over the reserve price or will not even bother in the first place.

6) When to Start / End The Auction Again, people have different ideas of when to start and end their auctions. However I have never ended an auction on any other day than a Sunday. From my point of view, this is when most people will be looking on eBay. Their not at work. Their probably not going to be out. Their most likely going to be at home. I usually start the auction on a Sunday for 7 days so that it ends next Sunday at around 4-8pm. This has always worked well for me so I have not been tempted to change.

I have pretty much covered everything you need to know to create a killer eBay listing. If you found this article useful, you can find all the best tips to have all round online success here

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Killer Ebay Listing


99p Auctions


Ebay Success


How To Create An Ebay Listing


Listing Description



Hence the professional search engine services are very beneficial and also help to increase traffic and clients on your site. This is also helpful to attain target and increase sale. Is you have

By: Mukesh Kumar l Internet Businesses > SEO l December 28, 2012 lViews: 348

Some people are still unaware about how helpful the redesigning of website can be for them. In order to have a better understanding, these people should have clear knowledge the importance of website

By: dauly rani l Internet Businesses > Web Design l December 27, 2012 lViews: 413

If you use SEO, Montreal is a great location for tapping an online audience because of the city's sophisticated business landscape. For your small Montreal business, maximizing your blog's visibility

By: quincycovillon l Internet Businesses > SEO l November 16, 2012 lViews: 218

As it is a well known fact that website development carries big dream of people; it is none other than revenue generation quickly. Although many people fantasize that creating and building website

By: Mohsen Ansari l Internet Businesses > SEO l November 16, 2012 lViews: 267

Today everybody is after a successful business and to make a business successful one goes to any length resorting to different tactics. If anyone has an online business, he must be trying best to

By: suresh chakma l Internet Businesses > SEO l November 04, 2012 lViews: 217

Website development has transpired as an industry in the last decade. A company or a person develops web sites to be placed on the World Wide Web in the field of web development. Here Helena tries to

By: newagesmb l Internet Businesses > Web Development l October 26, 2012 lViews: 203

Whether buying or selling, finding the right site for your personality, price range, and particular items is important. Huge sites that list five or six thousand items in each category can make it

By: Emily J Jaydenl Internet Businesses > Auctionsl April 26, 2012 lViews: 188

If you are already running an online drop shipping business and looking to put your business on steroids or if you new online marketers who is eager to generate some income in the shortest amount of

By: Adnan Akramzl Internet Businesses > Auctionsl April 25, 2012 lViews: 264

The auction websites have different business models but at the core they rely on certain aspects which need to be addressed if you want to use them either as seller or buyer. No matter what auction

By: Adrian Niculescul Internet Businesses > Auctionsl April 24, 2012 lViews: 187

Global Penny Auctions are becoming popular by the day, but are they good for the bidders? Does it mean more choice or more competition? What does the past tell us? Learn all about the real story

By: Sid Kall Internet Businesses > Auctionsl April 23, 2012 lViews: 209

If you are looking to start an e-commerce business, finding a reliable drop shipping companies would be your primary concern. In order to find the right company, we should understand this process and

By: Adnan Akramzl Internet Businesses > Auctionsl April 23, 2012 lViews: 220

Whether you have a second hand store or you sell your goods on the internet or you join flea markets, you will find quality and profitable items from events like auction storage units. Do you want to

By: Gilbert R Manabatl Internet Businesses > Auctionsl April 16, 2012 lViews: 224

Are you struggling to get accepted for the eBay partner network? Over the years they have cracked down on how easily they accept people into their program. So here is what they are looking for when

By: Dan Westernl Internet Businesses > Affiliate Revenuel April 13, 2012 lViews: 143

Most people are very skeptical about freebie websites. I don't blame them. Getting something for nothing. Sounds too good to be true doesn't it? Well here's the truth about these freebie websites.

By: Dan Westernl Internet Businesses > Paid Surveysl April 10, 2012 lViews: 124

Want to make money on eBay? Of course you do. If you are one of those people who wants to buy and sell, but not deal with wholesalers or drop shippers, then this might be for you. This is how you can

By: Dan Westernl Internet Businesses > Auctionsl April 06, 2012 lViews: 161

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus