For your reading pleasure, I have compiled a short list of other things you can absolutely do yourself:
- You can cut/style/highlight your own hair.
- You can give yourself a manicure/pedicure.
- You can file your own taxes.
- You can take your own wedding video.
- You can build your own house.
- You can perform your own root canal.
Stop me if you see where I am going with this. While you can certainly do anything you set your mind to, we also have no issues with enlisting the services of a professional to ensure a job well done. This is no different.
You can absolutely sell your items yourself. However, in order to ensure high quality outcomes, you need to employ an expert in the field. In this case, not only an expert in selling online, but someone who is well versed in the item being sold. Too often I find three sentence descriptions of Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 bags attached to a listing price that is far lower than the actual second hand market value of the bag. Too often I find low light, low resolution, low quality photographs representing their high ticket item. You need someone you can entrust to take your items from you and take care of every detail involved in the proper management of your resale. That is what I do. I know how to get you more for your item, which in turn pays me. Win/win.
It’s not as simple as snapping a few pictures with a quick description. In order to get it done you need to do it right the first time and only one time. This does not only include photographing in high resolution, but with the proper lighting, angles, staging techniques and quality. The description must also be lengthy and incredibly detailed. Why? Because when you are paying eBay anywhere from 10%-15% in fees, along with 2.9% + $0.30 to PayPal and a minimum flat rate of $6.95 in shipping, the LAST thing you want is to have someone tell you they have justification for a refund. Not to mention the potential negative feedback on your account which could hinder any future selling power.
How do you avoid some of those high fees? You don’t. I do. As a seller on eBay for many years I am offered discounted rates on fees and shipping which are not regularly made available to the casual seller. In order to qualify for this status, you must also sell in high volume. The fees you incur may also include overpaying for shipping. Do you know what the best expedited shipping option for an item weighing under 13 ounces will be? If you answered “those small boxes they give you for free at the post office”, you’ve just paid too much.
My services do not end at expertise, I take all the headache, risk and time consumption out of the process for you. I handle storage, photography, descriptions, social media marketing, packaging, walking/driving over to the post office, waiting in line, endless buyer questions or haggling, and returns. If at any point the buyer decides to return your item, you wont be bothered by this in any way. The ownership of that item then transfers to DealBlip and I take on the worry of relisting it. Haven’t you ever looked at those outfits in your closet and known somewhere deep down that they’d never actually see the light of day? What if one day you could just hand all those clothes or bags over to someone, get them out of your house, never have to deal with them again and use the funds gained by having them sold to fund your brand new wardrobe? DealBlip! Boom.*mic drop*.
Am I an expert in all things? A e-commerce consumer connoisseur, if you will? I strive to be. In the event that I do not know as much about your item as I would something else, I do my best to become one. Every listing I post is done so in confidence that I have educated myself enough to be prepared for competition, fair resale value and questions. This involves extensive research, which to quote the illustrious Sweet Brown: “Aint nobody got time for that”. Except for me, of course.
So in conclusion, if you are looking to recoup funds on unused purchases, downsize your home/closet, sell gifts you’ve received, or simply make a few extra bucks; DealBlip does all the work for you! Feel free to contact us below with any questions, comments or fan mail: