Thursday, 5 November 2009

Listings Part 2

So what did you conclude, bearing in mind how this section works?

Did you see what I saw, little clutches from one seller, where they have listed 3 or 4 items in a short time, a little gap and then some more from them, some big groups from the same seller, did you see the pages where two or three sellers appear to be filling the page.

How does this matter you ask yourself? Well sit one night and watch the buying page, just keep hitting the refresh button on your browser, and watch the items move down the page, as new items are added.

From the survey, question one asked about do you list more than one item at a time, only one person (me) said never.

So here’s my first tip;-
Draft everything in something like ‘word’, Spell check, if you have a pile of stuff to list do this with everything first, then when you have time, and are ready to list, list your first item.

Tip number 2,
Go to the buying page, and hit refresh every 5 minutes, and watch your item as it moves down the page, don’t list anything when it fall’s off, remember that customers can click the button at the bottom to see more, keep hitting refresh on the buying page, when most of the items listed above you have moved off that front page, Then, and only then list your next item.
Tip three
Keep following tip number two until you ether have listed all your items, or you have been at it for a couple of hours, if your doing this on a Sunday evening (32% list on Sundays), you’ll be listing faster than a if you list on a Tuesday or Friday (just 6% each day)
So what are you achieving? Most people will only look at one or two pages before they spot something they like and go visit a shop, if you fill one page with your items, you have lost the chance to be seen on most of the pages. So remember, you do have a choice, throw a whole load of items on in one go, or list then slowly, one item at a time.

The category headings work in the same way, so if there are 5 or six people listing jewellery at one time, if you spread your listing out, you’re not going to fill a page.

Keep your eyes peeled for part’s 3 and 4, as I’ve more to tell

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