5 Secrets for Increasing Auction Profits

1. Include your ebay seller name, store, and website information with all items you ship. THis can encourage re-orders and help the buyer leave feedback. I remember one particular incident, as a buyer I wnated to reorder a product from a seller but I couldn't remember their ebay seller name and so never reordered the product.

2. Email customers after you have shipped their item to ask them if they recieved the item and if they are pleased with it. This not only builds trust by showing you care but also gives you the opportunity to add a link to your recently lited items on ebay or your website in your signature line.

3. Put a subscription box on your about me page to capture email addresses and follow up with visitors with news about your products, industry, sales you may be having, product information and inprovements, specials, etc.

4. State in all your auction listings that customers can save on shipping costs by bidding on multiple items at the same tim. Include information about other auctions you have listed at that time that may be related to the product in the auction. Try to link to the items and open the page in a new window so the bidder does not lose his place. Use a picture of the item to encourage bidders to look at your other items.

Many people use an auction listings gallery which inserts pictures of their other items into their auction descriptions like the the one at andale.com.

5. Try to add bonus items to your auctions where applicable to encourage bids. Free ebooks, extra ad space (if you're selling ad space), free software, free samples of related items you sell, coupons for free shipping of the next item the bidder wins, etc.

There are several ways to skyrocket your earning with your auctions, be creative and you're sure to see a difference in your bottom line.

Jennifer Parks is the author of Selling-on-Ebay-Now.blogspot.com with free information, software, resources, and secrets for selling on ebay.

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American Artist Jeff Koons' "Rabbit" Sculpture Auctions For A Record $91 Million  DOGOnewsOn Wednesday, May 15, 2019, an anonymous buyer paid slightly over $91 million to acquire American artist Jeff Koons' "Rabbit" sculpture at Christie's Post War ...
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Melbourne auctions: Ascot Vale apartment passes in with no bids taken, but sells later  Domain NewsFirst-home buyers hesitated to put up their hands at the auction of an Ascot Vale apartment, which passed in after no genuine bids were taken. Despite the ...
Swann Galleries' first ever "Pride Sale" to auction off iconic LGBTQ items including Harvey Milk letter, Walt Whitman poetry book  CBS NewsLater this week, Swann Galleries, one of New York City's oldest auction houses, will launch its first ever "Pride Sale" in conjunction with World Pride Month and ...
Timmins Police Service Auction sees large crowds  CTV NewsThe Timmins Police *Service* held their annual auction of lost or stolen items.
Wish 4 Fish to run auction alongside McCaws - The Bay's News First  SunLiveProceeds from the Tauranga Gala Dinner charity auction will go to local organisation Wish 4 Fish. The event is into its seventh year and this time round it hosts ...
What it went for: Auction results  The Irish TimesLynes and Lynes sale to include brass sundial by Daniel Voster and carved oak altar.
Telcos seek auction of 26GHz, 28GHz bands for 5G usage  Economic TimesThe COAI said India must emulate the US, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong, who have already auctioned 28 GHz spectrum and started deployments without ...
The Subtle Psychology of Auction Fever  The Wall Street JournalA behavioral economist answers questions on bidding wars, making friends and unreasonable politics.
New York Private School Teacher Held Mock Slave Auction: State AG  HuffPostA private school in Westchester County, New York, was investigated by the state attorney general's office amid allegations a teacher conducted a mock slave ...
Production drop hit tea arrivals to Kochi auctions  BusinessLineThe average price realised in dust varieties was Rs 124.36/kg.
Tintin original cover art bought at auction for more than $1 million  CNNThe first cover art to feature beloved comic character Tintin, from "The Adventures of Tintin Vol. 1: Tintin in the Land of the Soviets," sold for $1.125 million at the ...
Leonard Cohen's letters to muse Marianne sell for $876,000 at auction  The TelegraphLeonard Cohen's love letters to his muse Marianne Ihlen have fetched $876000 (£692190) at auction, with many going for more than five times their pre-sale ...
Guitar collection of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour to go to auction  UPI NewsChristie's in New York plans to auction more than 120 guitars in the personal collection of Pink Floyd great David Gilmour later this month.
Government to auction 1 000 wild animals  NamibianTHE government wants to sell about 1 000 wild animals of different species from several national game reserves on public auction.
Einstein's childhood toy up for auction  The Jerusalem PostEvery parent wants their child to grow up to be a genius. But how many can say they gave their son or daughter the same toy Albert Einstein played with as a kid ...
CBA proposes FUEL auction process for C-band  FierceWirelessThe CBA insists its proposal is the fastest, most efficient way to transition mid-band spectrum to terrestrial 5G *service*. (Pixabay). Share Facebook Twitter ...

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