Everyone loves the fact that e-commerce has evolved so much, and because of this, many people are shopping directly online for the items that they need. Many of them are shopping for non-perishable items, but there are also websites that have the right personnel to help people with food delivery or fresh ingredients.
However, there is one website used by people from all over the world for both shopping and selling – we’re talking about eBay and it’s plenty of offerings that it has. You can find anything here, from cosmetics and beauty products, to clothes, jewelry, home décor items, furniture and a lot more.
Speaking of this, there are two possibilities – you can either shop directly from the website, or you can use the website as your selling platform, becoming an eBay seller. Let’s see both of them and what you have to do for each.
To be able to shop on eBay you will have to become a member of this community, or better said – you will have to have an account. This is very easy to do and you don’t need to be a computer whiz to go through this process – you will need a valid email address and, of course, your real information. This is because – if you actually buy something, not just browse through the products, the seller has to know where to deliver the item.
That’s one of the reasons why you can’t use fake information, because the product might reach to another address and you won’t be able to pay for it. The account is extremely important, because it represents your identity on the website. It’s a way to communicate with other members of the site, to sell your items, to buy what you need and also to leave the desired feedback.
You will be asked to choose a username and to provide a password – these need to be unique and you should be the only one to know them. Reviewing your confirmation is mandatory, and it can be used for changing any info that you might want to.
Apart from this, if you need to register two accounts – keep in mind that each of them has to have unique identification details. To get help with any of the steps or to have something cleared by the customer service personnel, all you have to do is contact eBay through their form and someone will answer shortly.
This is the other option that you have with eBay – selling the items that you want. It can be anything that you make or produce, it can be something new or something old, or even something interesting. However, the process is a little bit different than shopping – you have three small steps that you have to do and you’re all set.
First of all, you need to list your product. This is easy, as you choose your category – where the item fits (what it is, what it represents or what it is used for), describe it and add some photos. These are very important because it is proven that the items with photos are sold faster than the items with no photos.
Next, you will have to choose the price and the shipping options – make sure to keep the price realistic, because nobody will pay $100 for something worth $1. The shipping options can vary from seller to seller, depending on where they are located, so choose what it is appropriate for you. The item is listed for free, and once you list it, it will be visible to everyone who has access on the website – meaning millions of possible buyers.
When someone chooses to buy your product, you will be notified and you will have to ship the product. However, you need to do this after you have confirmed or checked that you have received the money.
It’s very easy to do this online and eBay makes it possible for you to buy products from all over the world, but also to reach buyers from different places, with just a few clicks.