Pre Selling On eBay For More Sales…

The good news is that, if you want to offer presale goods on eBay they do allow and encourages sales of  this sort. Pre sales are great if you have sold out of an item and know that you are going to get a certain item in a specific time frame, this can sometimes be hard though it you are importing and your stock gets stuck on the dock for 2 weeks because of other issues….

Of course there are rules you must abide by to make sure your listings don’t get pulled down, so let’s take a look at them:

* Sellers must guarantee that presale items will be available for shipping within 30 days from the auction’s close.

* Sellers must clearly indicate in the listing that the item is a presale item and will be fulfilled within 30 days (or less).

* Sellers must be clear that about any handling time specified in a presale listing refers to the actual lead time from the end of the listing until the item is shipped. Handling time should not include lead time to have inventory arrive to the seller’s possession

* And within the actual site listing, sellers are required to provide disclosure that the item is a presale offering in a font size no smaller than three

Full disclosure is good for any eBay business in that it sets a buyer’s expectations and helps you ensure your shipping and commuication system is always operating properly.

Make sure that you also let your customers know if there is anything stopping you from completing your end of the deal in getting the item to them within that time frame, some may be understanding and give you more time, however it is best to keep the buyer up to date so they feel connected to their purchase.

Til next time, have a great eBay weekend!

Matt & Amanda Clarkson

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January 19, 2011

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