It's good to see you in action Jay! Thanks for the tips!Adam - TMC
Nice Jay, simple setup, love it. I just bought a new camera and it's really made a huge difference in the quality of the pictures for our listings.I really like your setup, the white wall background is ideal. We currently use white poster boards as backgrounds which works ok but having the whole wall would be great so now I have a can of paint to buy, lol. Thanks for another great video !
Since I bought an iPad I take photos and list all one step using the ebay app, I find the camera on the iPad works just fine in natural light conditions and save the step of having to store pictures and retrieve later for listing. Just photograph, type your description once and publish.. -Jeff
oh, the one thing that does kinda suck with the eBay app is it has no way of setting your store category when your listing, so you do have to go back and move stuff to the right categories when you get to sitting in front of the computer.. hopefully ebay will fix this in an upcoming App update.-Jeff
I've been doing this as well with an iPhone. I'll save each listing as a draft after I've added title, photos, and maybe measurements and some details. Then later I'll get on the computer and go through my drafts and finish them up. The app doesn't let you enter all the item specifics either, so I prefer just to do it in 2 steps. Works pretty well for me.
I list everything with the iphone and the ebay app and the iphone allows you to enter your store catagory. I've noticed a couple of other differences between the iphone and ipad ebay app as well,
Yeah, I think using the mobile app to post items is cool. But as you've mentioned it's either quick and dirty, or you need to go online and add more info to make complete listings. We use our own template so like to list on a computer. It's a little more work but gives our store a consistency.I know eBay pushes sellers away from using custom templates, but it's important for us to have our own look. We make sure it looks good on all devices.
Thanks Jay. Its always good to see how others do something. And you should do more vids. You are just adorable! :-)
PS i can say that because I'm old enough to be your Mom. :)
Thanks Linda. If people have other suggestions for videos, we'll keep making them.
Hey Jay, I think it would be cool to see videos where you show your good finds or things to look for when buying certain items. like a video all about shoes (I am kind of amazed that people buy used shoes on ebay) or any other types of Items that you do well with. I know it's big topic but I often have a hard time branching off into new areas mostly because I have No clue what to look for.. I tend to stick to what I know (Video Gaming and Nerd Culture stuff) but I am sure I have missed on good buys. I am interested in learning about other types of Items that are good sellers and I think actually seeing videos that show the types of items you look for would be helpful. -Jeff
Thanks for the suggestion. There are definitely plenty of the "flip" videos on Youtube. I find them funny because they think just finding an item makes them rich. So much work in between scavenging and having the money in your hands. We'll see if we can't do one in our own style.
Why don't you take us along on one of your scavenging adventures? That would be fun for those of us who love to watch people shop.
Grate Video. I love your podcast and look forward to them coming out each week. And thank you for the grate contents
love the photography video...helpful and so refreshing to see someones work space besides my own:) I thought I just might be the only one with PILES and PILES:) video suggestion: show us your storage areas...and how you figure out where 3000 items are located when you sell one...do you use a code on your listings to tell where they are located? I currently have 500 items and can keep track of them pretty good but worried about expanding much beyond this point without coming up with a better systemThanks guys!!Cheryl
Great video, I learned a long time ago in an advertising class in college that after showing a bad (defects) follow up and end with a beauty shot so that the last picture they see is a good one and that seems to stick with a customer.
Great video! I just want to second the suggestion for a video on how you store/organize your inventory. As always, thanks for sharing! :)
Many years ago, I had a shoe repair shop set up and I don't sell shoes on ebay, but if I did, I would try to clean up the bottom of the shoes with a brush and simply use shoe polish on the bottoms. They wouldn't look as good as when a professional would do it with the right equipment, but they might look more attractive for selling. Or if they are really expensive shoes, it might be worth it to take them to a shoe repair place and have them refinish the bottoms for $5>$10.