Many ebay sellers have found that Sunday nights are an excellent time to have their ebay auctions end.
This is true for profit and non-profit charitable sellers. Yet even following this method sometimes you’ll find your item will end with no bids.
You scratch your head and wonder why?
First you want to make sure you are following ebay’s best practices in writing a great title and description checking that you are not neglecting your item specifics.
You also want to take clear and clean pictures clearly showing your item from all angles noting any defects you see.
Here is a link to ebay’s seller central with helpful tips for you to write a great listing.
So you say to me ” Kathy, I’ve done all that and my listing still received no bids”.
Ok did you promote your listing with any Social Media?
What’s key with Social Media is to grab the attention of your potential customers when you first list so they can be aware of your great product AND a day or two before your listing ends AND then again the day your item will end.
All Social Media whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google plus, Instagram, Snapchat etc.. works with a feed of some kind and you want to promote your item without spamming several times to get shoppers looking at your listing.
As you will be posting and reposting on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, Instagram etc be fun and informative to your social media followers so your posts are not just here’s my product for sale buy me, buy me!
Let’s say the ebay auction item you are selling is a great pair of jeans. You could say something about how great jeans are for the weekend, how great it is to add another pair of favorite jeans to your wardrobe etc..
So in short to sell successfully by auction on ebay it’s not enough to list your item among the thousands of products listed every minute on ebay.
If you want juicy prices for your ebay auction listings you’ll need juicy social media posts and several scattered throughout your listing’s lifespan particularly towards the end of the auction!
Use this tip and let me know your ebay auction selling success!