Selling things online has become so popular over the last decade that more and more people are doing it, and some people are even using this trend to start their very own business right from their living room. One of the most popular items to sell are electronic devices, and arguably the most popular marketplace on which to do so is eBay. A website that is as popular for people to sell electronics online as that is bound to have some pros and cons that go with it, and that is exactly what we will be talking about in this article, so keep on reading if you are interested to find out what they are.
It is very simple and easy to use
One of the best things about eBay is the fact that the whole website is very easy to use and that makes it very beginner-friendly, which is a great thing. All you have to do is create an account, which will basically serve as your online store, and that entire process is relatively simple. After you have done that, you will also be walked through the process of selling an item, which is another thing that will make your life easier, and you will even have the opportunity to search for similar electronic devices that are being sold on the site at the time and you can use those as a guide when you are in the process of creating your own listing.
Customer feedback can cause you problems
EBay is known for the fact that it allows customers to leave their reviews about the type of service that they got from you, and while this can be a great thing when you sell electronics online, it can also be a thing that will cause you a lot of problems. Every feedback that you get affects your rating and the lower that your rating goes, the harder it will be for you to make a sale. Even one bad review can make your rating go down, and the worst thing is that even if you didn’t do anything wrong, the customer can still write something negative and there is no way for you to defend yourself.
You can list a lot of items
Another great thing about eBay is that it lest you list up to 50 different items each month and you are able to add 12 photos for each of those items, and all of this for free. Of course, when you make a sale you do give eBay a cut of your profits that depends on the amount of the sale. The official fee that you should pay eBay is 10% of the profits, however there are sometimes additional fees that are added, depending of the listing that you have made.
Now that you have seen some of the good and bad sides of eBay, it is up to you to decide whether the pros outweigh the cons in your opinion, or if it’s the other way around. In any case, we hope that you found this article helpful and that you will be able to make the most educated decision possible.
— Avital Eidenbom (@AvidAvital) 14 de febrero de 2018