This guide is intended if you have just over 50 feedback but under 100 feedback.
You should have a free listing alowance of 50 items. So now is a good time to list around 40-50 items on Trademe, your the feedback is low it is important to make sure we list lower value items so as not to selling $1500 items right now trigger any of Trademes security software and this will seriously slow down your progress (triggering security software will mean you have to prove you are legitimate which might take a week and be a big pain. lets just avoid high priced items until you have higher feedback.
Here is how to select the best 40 items to get started.
1. Go to easywholesale products in the menu: easywholesale->easywholesale products
2. enter in $60 (or whaterver price is your the maximum you are comfortable with)
You should now have less items in total and the prices should all be under $60
3. Now lets sort by sales rating
click on sales_rating 2x so that the little arrow is pointing down and the highest sales rating is selected is displayed first.
4. Copy to easylister
Go from the top (highest sales rating) and choose between select using the checkbox 40-50 items you would like to sell
When selected click on the copy to easylister button, you can copy all 40 at once or copy a few come back copy a few
Note: If you have already copied some, you will see that you have, as there will be a number in the “in local” column if the product is in your local system and active (i.e turned on for listing) you can see this in the “active locally” column.
5. Once you have copied some products you will be taken to your easylister products page (also accessible under products->view products) here you will notice none of the products are active yet, also some may be invalid and have problems preventing them from listing that you might need to sort out.
go into each product by clicking on the id our just double clicking on the column it is on
Here you will see what problems are causing it to be inactive.
in the following screenshot, you can see I have not got any payment options set, I can set bank deposit for now as that is all I am accepting.
Also once I have fixed any errors I can also change this product to be active.
6. However before I do that I will adjust my prices and possibly my auction length. You should also make set the auction to “always maintain” so it will keep listing provided there is stock.
Often it can help when you only have 50 listing allowance and you have not reached top seller status, to simply set 2 day auctions provided you are not spending any on listing fees (gallery etc) as this keeps the auction on the first few pages of the search/category in trademe so you will get more views per day this way.
Also at this stage, we are just trying to get more feedback not to make a lot of money, so I am adjusting my margins to 13% and 12% for offer (it always helps to give just a small discount on the offer) this will get me more sales and raise my feedback to a level where I can charge a more healthy margin, and it still leaves a little profit after fees (7.5% fees)
You will notice over time, especially high sales rating popular items, go out of stock, When this happens repeat the steps and load some new high sales rating products.
Also over time you may sell a few items in a week if you sell over 10 items in a week you free listing allowance will be higher than 50, in this case again repeat the steps to fill up more of you free listing allowance. This will get you more sales and raise your feedback faster.
When adding new products, you can repeat steps 1-6; however on step 2 also change find to “products not in local system” as well as setting a price limit as this will make sure you only see products you have not already loaded into Easylister/OMINS.
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