Are you looking to work from home and make some cash selling clothes you no longer need?
I am about to show you how I list, describe and post my used clothing for sale on Ebay.
(My Ebay might look a little a different from yours as I own a store.)
How to List an item on Ebay.
Now you want to make a little cash selling those used clothing you no longer need and what a better way to do it than selling on Ebay?
I have made hundreds on Ebay and I usually find the clothing for a few dollars or it is given to me. What’s better than that?
How do we get started?
First, you must sign up to Ebay, which is fairly easy. You also must make a Paypal account.
Once you’ve done that, we now move on to listing your first item!
We’re going to locate the “Sell” button at the top of the page, like so.
Now click that button and it will take you to a page that will look like this.
We’re going to want to click the button that says, “Create Listing.” It will have a drop-down menu, which you’ll want to click “Single Listing.”
You’ll be taken to something that looks like this, (if you have a store.)
Now, we can either put our title on the blank bar right there.
To make life easier, we’re going to create a “Template.”
This allows you to use it for future listings of similar items, such as a shirt.
So we’re going to want to scroll down and it will now look like this.
We’re going to want to click the “Create New Template.” Since you probably haven’t created one yet.
This can be confusing if you’ve never done this before but stay with me.
We’re going to want to name this template. I’m going to name mine “Shirts and Blouses.”
We’re going to want to leave the “Title” blank, as this varies depending on what the brand of shirt you have. This is for the brand and other things related to a certain shirt or blouse.
We have to make sure to put this in the right category. We’ll do this by clicking, “Browse Categories.”
Now we’re going to find the “Clothing, Shoes, & Accessories.” Tab and click on it.
From there we’re going to scroll through that until we find “Women’s Clothing.” We’re going to click that.
We’re going to scroll through there until we find “Tops and Blouses.”
We’ll click on that and it’ll set to that category.
We’re going to want to leave all of this blank because it varies per item.
We’ll scroll down and leave everything blank until we come to the item description.
This is what I personally use for all of my listings.
This allows me to easily have everything all ready for me to fill in so I won’t forget these things but you can fill it out however you like.
I recommend you to have something like mine so you can be descriptive on your listings and it helps you avoid people wanting to send items back and get a refund.
Always check if your listing is “Mobile Friendly” by clicking on that little button at the top of the description.
Click that button and it will check it for you. If it isn’t then it will say, “Fix It For Me.” Click that and then save it.
This is very important because a large portion of people use phones to browse Ebay and they can’t read your listing if this isn’t fixed.
Without it being fixed, they can’t buy your item.
From here, we’re going to scroll down and it will ask you what you want to sell it as.
Meaning, do you want it to go on an “Auction” for 7 or more days or would you rather just put it as “Fixed Price?”
I prefer “Fixed Price” with the option of “Allow Buyers To Make Offers.” This moves my item along faster and I like to get paid right away.
Once we’ve decided what we want then we’ll scroll down further to the returns.
This is what I choose to do with returns.
Now if you’re scared to do returns, as I used to be, just remember that most of the sellers on Ebay are doing returns.
Would you buy something online, sight unseen, without an option to return it if it doesn’t fit? I wouldn’t.
So I now give 30 day returns with money back. Buyer pays return shipping so that money doesn’t come out of my pocket. I also charge a restocking fee of 15%.
You do what works for you but I recommend you offer returns.
Now we’re going to scroll down to the shipping part, which we’ll pretty much leave blank.
This is something that will need to be adjusted with each item as sometimes items will be over the first class weight of 16 ozs. You CAN’T use a Priority Mail package for anything that isn’t Priority Mail.
Once it’s over that weight it goes into Priority Mail, which is anything over 16 ozs. You MUST use a Priority Mail package or it is illegal to ship it.
Now what that being said, we’re going to enter our package size.
Mine is a Poly Bag that is 12X15X5.
You can choose your handling time, which is how long it takes you to get the item, package it, and mail it.
Put your item location in and then click “Save Template.”
Congrats, you’ve just made a template!
Now time to list an item!
We’re going to do the same thing as how we got to the Templates.
You can choose the “Tops and Blouses” I personally chose to list a dress.
From here, we’re going to put in our item’s title.
I am selling a Loco Lindo Wrap Around Dress.
You can decide what to label your item and what condition it’s in. Mine has a small tear under the collar, which I put it in the “Condition Description.” So people know before clicking on my listing that there is a flaw to it.
I fill in all the details about the item, like the brand and the size type. Make sure you’re filling in the correct info.
You’ll want to get good photos too. I use a Nikon Cool Pix L340 which takes great photos!
If you have a Pinterest account then look up “Flipping20.” There are many photos showing how to describe things.
From here, we’re going to fill in our premade description.
Now we’re going to fill out our pricing.
I put this item as a “Good ‘Til Cancelled.” What this means is that this item will stay up until it is taken down by you.
It will renew every month and if you don’t have any more free listings left, it will charge you a final value fee.
A Final Value Fee is what Ebay forces you to pay in order to list your item and it is usually 30 cents every listing, which is why we avoid it at all costs.
I always ask for more than I want for the item because I put the option of “Best offer” as it moves my item faster because it allows buyers to ask for a lower price.
Now We’re going to go to the shipping part of this.
You WILL NEED a scale for this.
Otherwise, you will either overcharge your buyers or you will have to pay more money for shipping because you didn’t enter in the right weight.
My item weight is 10.8 oz. I always put it an oz higher because I don’t weigh it with its packaging and that adds weight to the item. Remember that!
Now Click The “List It” Button and you’ve just listed your first item!