If you're interested in buying and reselling your items for a profit, it's important to know your item before you list it. Knowing how to list your item is the next crucial step to selling on eBay.
Taking great photos is the first part of knowing how to craft your online listing to sell. Here are three things you need to do to take pictures that sell:
1. Take high quality pictures.This is a big deal. The better your pictures, the better the buyer feels about purchasing your item. Providing them with clear, well lit pictures will give them confidence in what they are buying.
This is a really important step. I've used a cell phone to list my items before and I ended up fielding more questions, I had less watchers, and it took longer to sell my items. A few times I even ended up having to reduce the price.
You don't have to have the best camera on the market, just use natural lighting if possible, and make sure you capture the whole item in the picture.
Here is a pair of Citizens of Humanity trouser jeans that I'm about to list on eBay for my $10 business. Based on what I know about these pants from studying them, I'm going to list these at $20 plus shipping. They were originally $202!
It's not an amazing picture, but it shows the entire pair of pants, and it's bright and crisp enough to see lots of details. :)
2. Take lots of pictures.
eBay charges a fee for adding more than one picture; right now it's $0.15 each or $0.75 for up to 6 pictures or $1.00 for 7 to 12 pictures, but the return is well worth the cost. Unless you have a very straightforward item like a sealed box, you will need to have lots of pictures.
3. Take pictures of multiple angles of your item.
And of course, the size tag and inner pockets:
Experienced eBay sellers- would you agree? Or eBay buyers, tell me what you think: how important do you feel pictures are to buying an item?