12 Sure Ways to Sell Things Online

12 Sure Ways to Sell Things Online


Okay — question for you. Have you ever tried to sell something online? And did you succeed at it? Or maybe you had a hard time selling the watch
grandma gave you for your graduation that you put on sale because of a “personal financial
crisis”? Don’t worry, you’ll be much better at
e-commerce once you know the secrets of the trade. Counting down from: 12. Determine the best price When you pick a price off the wall, the buyer
will notice it and think twice before even clicking on your ad. You see, unless you produce unique unicorn
tear soda, there’ll always be competition on any website or app you use. Even if you add professional pictures of your
item and write a description that’s worth a Pulitzer Prize, people will still look at
the price tag. If you’re trying to sell something that’s
really common, prospective buyers will scroll through hundreds of similar products, and
most of them are sorted by price, from low to high. If you land at the top of this pyramid, chances
are people won’t even see your product. So aim for the happy medium, or, if you really
want to sell the item ASAP, set a price that’s way lower than the competitors. Remember, the price you name shouldn’t be
higher than 50 to 60% of the market price, because who’d want to buy a used item at
the price of a new one? 11. Pick the right timing Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings
are the best times to post your ad online, because a lot of people are casually browsing
at this time. Payday weekends are also a good time to put
stuff for sale. If you’re trying to sell something at an
online auction, remember that auctions ending after midnight are the worst. Bidders normally get more active in the final
hours, or even minutes of the auction, and not many of them will stay up until midnight
to buy that camera of yours. Try to plan posting so that the auction ends
between 7 and 9 pm on weekdays or Sunday when Internet browsing activity peaks. And, avoid Friday and Saturday evening when
a lot of people are out. 10. Think seasonal
Would you personally shop for a pair of skis in July or November? Similarly, you’re more likely to buy summer
clothes in May than in October, unless you live in a tropical climate. I think you get the logic behind this – there’s
a reasonable time for every item, and you might have to plan and wait, but it’ll be
worth it in the end. If you can’t wait to put up an item that’s
out of season, be prepared to get way less money for it. Computer accessories, auto parts and similar
items that are considered functional, never go out of season. 9. Create a trustworthy profile
People are more likely to buy from a seller they can trust, so pick a simple and professional-looking
username. anna.smith.95 sounds better than fluffy.kitten.95,
in this case. If you’re planning to sell a certain kind
of stuff, you could include it in your username. If you’re friendly with your buyers, they’ll
most likely leave you positive feedback. If you’re just starting out on a website
like eBay, you can build a good history if you buy stuff from other sellers and leave
them positive feedback. It might be a little investment worth making. 8. Add a bonus
Everybody loves gifts. Marketers have long used this trick to sell
products that aren’t exactly the most popular. A free gift or a bonus increases the value
of the purchase in the eyes of the buyer. It’ll also work if the supply of a certain
item is too abundant. For example, when you’re selling a laptop,
offer a flash drive or headphones as a gift. A toy would go well with children’s clothes,
and so on. Be sure to mention the bonus in the beginning
of your ad. 7. Try selling in groups
This trick works especially well for clothes. Try bundling a few similar things up, like
a perfect summer outfit, or 5 t-shirts for a 3-year-old. The buyer will like the idea of getting more
than one item at a good price. 6. Let the buyer bargain A price that looks too low may alert the buyer. They might wonder: what if the item is defective
or not as good as you’re saying it is? So if you’re ready to sell stuff at a rather
low price, set a higher one and mention that you’re open to bargaining. This catch phrase often attracts even those
people who didn’t plan on buying this or that item. When you agree to a lower price, you’ll
make your buyer happy and get just as much money as you planned to in the beginning. 5. Consider shipping costs The Internet brings together people from different
regions and parts of the world, so quite often sellers have to ship stuff to buyers who are
miles away. As you place your ad, think over the delivery. Who will cover the shipping costs or courier
services? Make sure to mention these details in the
description, or discuss them with prospective buyers before sealing the deal to avoid unpleasant
surprises. 4. Never agree to put a hold on something
If you’ve ever tried to sell something online, you’ve most likely come across buyers who
ask you to put a hold on your dress till tomorrow, Monday, their next payday, and on and on and
on. You can choose to be kind and caring and wait
on them, but realize that they don’t actually have any obligations and can easily change
their mind and not buy that dress two days later. In online sales, time plays against you. If there’s a person who wants to buy the
product immediately, then sell it to them and don’t feel guilty about the fact that
you refused someone who asked you to wait on them. 3. Work on product description A product description can make or break the
deal. So you’d better make it a masterpiece – brief,
but to the point, and tightly packed with keywords. Think like a buyer: what would you want to
know about the product before you purchase it? Mentioning detailed measurements and the condition
of your product is a must, otherwise people will call you and message you to ask for this
info, or ignore your ad altogether. What you can skip is why you decided to sell
the product. It’s pretty obvious in 99% of all cases
that you just need money. Work on a catchy title and on a really professionally
looking description. Avoid spelling mistakes and typos, and don’t
use caps lock or emojis (it looks unprofessional). Don’t neglect formatting – proper structuring
matters! Be honest and mention any defects the product
has – don’t make buyers start a scandal once they get a surprisingly defective item
later. If you still have the original packaging,
tags and manuals, tell the buyers about them – you can justify a higher price if that’s
the case. You can use professional acronyms such as
VGC (very good condition), BN (brand new) and so on. If you need inspiration for your writing – look
at how the top rated sellers describe their products. List your item in the right category, or even
a few different ones as long as it fits. If you misplace the item, you’ll make it
much harder for a prospective buyer to find it. 2. Take some really good photos
Remember how you picked a hotel on a booking site because it looked great in pictures,
and then it turned out to be pretty much like all the others nearby? The same rule will work for your items. I don’t recommend you Photoshop the stuff
you’re trying to sell, but a good picture of an item is key to success. Look at websites and ads for inspiration and
try taking a lot of good-looking pictures from different angles. If you’re trying to sell some clothing,
iron it before you start the photo shoot and make sure the labels and price tags get in
the shot. If you’re selling electronics, also take
pictures of warranty cards and manuals (if you still have them). Be honest, and take pictures of defects, if
any. This will save you tons of time you’d have
to spend answering the questions about how big that crack you mentioned in the description
is. If you can’t take professional pictures,
just take some shots off manufacturer’s websites, they always stand out among tons
of blurry photographs. 1. Follow safety rules Every website that allows users to sell stuff
online has its safety rules, so when it suggests that you read them, don’t ignore the opportunity. Tips that work all the time are pretty standard:
don’t disclose your personal information; if you’re arranging a meeting with a buyer
choose a public place or ask your friends to join you; and don’t invite strangers
into your home to take a look at the product you’re selling. If you’re selling a gadget, take a picture
of the serial number. Some people replace the purchased product
with a broken one, and then return it to the seller. As a result, the seller loses money and goods. Now how about you? Do you often sell stuff you don’t need online? Let me know down in the comments! If you learned something new today, then give
this video a like and share it with a friend. But – hey! – don’t go trying to sell
Grandma’s Harley on eBay just yet! We have over 2,000 cool videos for you to
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video, click on it, and enjoy! Stay on the Bright Side of life!

64 Comments

  • Roy Borrego

    August 8, 2019

    Yes my business The Illumibuddy Company

    Reply
  • King Poptarts

    August 8, 2019

    Should i sell paper planes

    Reply
  • JAKOB LIN

    August 8, 2019

    I made so much money online that i can actually stay home in my PJ every day .

    Reply
  • Elya Kerry

    August 8, 2019

    Nice!

    Reply
  • Donald Milne

    August 8, 2019

    I LOVE YOUR VOICE 😍😍😍😍😎😎😎😎😅

    Reply
  • Sp00ky Norm

    August 8, 2019

    Finally we can sell our souls to god

    Reply
  • MrMJmusicLover

    August 8, 2019

    This video is helpful. I have a few things that I want to get rid of. 🤔

    Reply
  • cal 6ixGod

    August 8, 2019

    I think selling an item in the off season can actually be beneficial. If I list a winter jacket In the middle of July and it's the only jacket listed, it has a higher chance of selling than if I list a winter jacket in December with everybody else trying to sell theirs. Big retailers have out of season sales all the time. You don't necessarily have to use what you buy right away.

    Reply
  • Allan C-B

    August 8, 2019

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  • It's Memes

    August 8, 2019

    6:06 is that a gacha life backgroud

    Reply
  • Isaac Galindo

    August 8, 2019

    Yeah thats offer up for you.. everyone wants everything for free and they wana get rich off every item

    Reply
  • clash empire

    August 8, 2019

    Nice vid love u all make content like this

    Reply
  • Ryan

    August 8, 2019

    What if I wanna sell my soul?

    Reply
  • Camila Churata

    August 8, 2019

    Hi

    Reply
  • Ashley Burke

    August 8, 2019

    Just hacked the lotto website and sold a winning ticket for double the lotto price. 30 million – 60 million

    Reply
  • Absurd Pineapple

    August 8, 2019

    Yeah like this if this helped

    Reply
  • Koushik Das

    August 8, 2019

    Hii sir

    Reply
  • Nguyễn Hoàng

    August 8, 2019

    Good tips, but digital products are a different story.

    Reply
  • Your favourite soukhya

    August 8, 2019

    These are super 👌

    Reply
  • The Coffee

    August 8, 2019

    Cool.

    Reply
  • EXCALIBUR

    August 8, 2019

    Any Fifa fans here!

    Reply
  • Angel Sanchez

    August 8, 2019

    Creeper

    Reply
  • TBM Lazer

    August 8, 2019

    Mom: you can’t sleep with your jeans on

    Me: why

    Don’t you relate

    Reply
  • Jakob Turner

    August 8, 2019

    Go commit alivnt

    Reply
  • Jakob Turner

    August 8, 2019

    You should never yes when ur told no

    Reply
  • Nelnics

    August 8, 2019

    Your always bright. I'm new small youtuber here

    Reply
  • Instawise

    August 8, 2019

    Takeaways"
    Task #1: Understand the Make Money Process
    Task #2: Finding Your Niche

    Task #3: Build Your Website

    Task #4: Finding Ideas from Keywords

    Task #5: Create Quality Content

    Task #6: Find Affiliate Programs to Promote

    Reply
  • Ghost sniper

    August 8, 2019

    I'm a simple man I see ps4
    I click

    Reply
  • BRIGHT SIDE

    August 8, 2019

    TIMESTAMPS:

    Determine the best price 0:25

    Pick the right timing 1:24

    Think seasonal 2:10

    Create a trustworthy profile 2:45

    Add a bonus 3:23

    Try selling in groups 3:59

    Let the buyer bargain 4:15

    Consider shipping costs 4:47

    Never agree to put a hold on something 5:15

    Work on product description 5:54

    Take some really good photos 7:20

    Follow safety rules 8:22

    Reply
  • BRIGHT SIDE

    August 8, 2019

    Hey there, BrightSiders! Have you ever sold anything ONLINE?

    Reply
  • Vincente Lee

    August 8, 2019

    Wow

    Reply
  • Namtsu D

    August 8, 2019

    brilliant informations as always!!!

    Reply
  • Arun Kumar

    August 8, 2019

    I succeeded in selling ps2 on olx

    Reply
  • Mr .alien

    August 8, 2019

    I gues 28m people are idiots

    Reply
  • Emperor Arceus

    August 8, 2019

    That light all character is cute

    Reply
  • Mr. Chopsticks

    August 8, 2019

    I’ve seen that PS4 photo from somewhere. I skips any PS4 that includes sport games

    Reply
  • Emin Lepic

    August 8, 2019

    Best channel in the world!!!!

    Reply
  • Roblox Scripting Tutorials

    August 8, 2019

    These tips are not exactly the best for example saying 7-9 pm for the time it ends that’s not very good you should do more 5-7 pm as you have a chance of older people who normally sleep earlier and for children who have access to eBay, etc.

    Reply
  • Scenarioo

    August 8, 2019

    Can you talk about how to avoid people taking your fashion ideas.of your new clothing line.

    Reply
  • LuckyShadow Wolf

    August 8, 2019

    I have never sold anything Its maybe bc im 12 years old

    Reply
  • Luan Naude

    August 8, 2019

    Yeeeted😂

    Reply
  • Lunekoa

    August 8, 2019

    I never Klick on offers with manufacturers photos lol.

    Reply
  • Bharath austin

    August 8, 2019

    tell about nicola Tesla history…

    Reply
  • zack channel

    August 8, 2019

    hey bright side can u ask my question

    my 666 is a devil number because its means devil??

    Reply
  • informative studio

    August 8, 2019

    you use after effects software to make YouTube videos

    Reply
  • gtbsligo B

    August 8, 2019

    In thumbnail he has fifa 18 lol it’s 2019/Fifa19

    Reply
  • S Larson

    August 8, 2019

    Thank you for these tips. I have an item that I want to sell. This is very helpful.

    Reply
  • anand karthick tv

    August 8, 2019

    I would start today

    Reply
  • babytina

    August 8, 2019

    I do all of this

    Reply
  • Bobthebuilder 67

    August 8, 2019

    I just sold my hoverboard yesterday

    Reply
  • Behroz Mahrukh

    August 8, 2019

    Nice bro 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖❤😘

    Reply
  • PBJplusONE

    August 8, 2019

    Please do a face Review

    Reply
  • kelvin miles

    August 8, 2019

    Very helpful

    Reply
  • Just a peace of cake

    August 8, 2019

    I mean theirs scammers (me) and I made $200 in a couple of day ( ik is mess up but who cares if this isn't you) (
    [I stop doing it of course]

    Reply
  • Iza spocinska

    August 8, 2019

    Poo

    Reply
  • Allexandra

    August 8, 2019

    I never sold anything and I don’t intend to do so in the future, but watched this video because the idea is very cool! Maybe I’ll need these tips one day. 👍🏻

    Reply
  • isettech

    August 9, 2019

    For commonly stolen items, it is a good idea to post the photo of the SN in the ad. This makes potential buyers aware the item is not likely to be stolen, and it makes swap returns impossible. Often stolen products have the serial number destroyed. The only sales you lose this way are to fraudsters which is a good thing.

    For a popular item, or where you have several, listing it as first come first served tends to be the perfect response to low ball offers. First come first served. If unsold in two weeks, will sell to the best offer. This changes the game as you won't hold it, and if they don't make a good offer or buy it first, they won't get it. Sold several things this way at asking price.

    Reply
  • Clayton Saint Cyr

    August 9, 2019

    I let this woman bring her young son into my house to test a Wii U I sold them. The kid was like 6 and she was super sweet so I was like yea no worries. Even though I had it all nicely boxed up. I was hyped on the console but nothing came out on it for so long. It was practically mint because I played Mario and Zombi U and was like okay I'm done. The moral of the story is sometimes it's alright but be careful.

    Reply
  • kenri abad

    August 9, 2019

    All is well until facebook decided to make "Marketplace" which ruined online selling of branded clothes.

    Reply
  • Prince Rain

    August 10, 2019

    I didn't know the voice actor looked like that.

    Reply
  • Aurobindo Ghosh

    August 11, 2019

    when you click on a laptop's picture and decide to buy it online then expect to get the picture of the laptop delivered to you

    Reply
  • Jimi Kivilompolo

    August 12, 2019

    funny the talking lightboulb i like it 🙂

    Reply
  • FRÈRE ROVENS OFFICIAL MESAJE A

    August 17, 2019

    Very nice,👏👏👏👏👏

    Reply
  • GOAT One

    September 19, 2019

    5 stars

    Reply

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