Here it is, not even October, talking about getting prepared for the upcoming Holiday Buying Season. Being prepared ahead of the season is key to a very joyous and profitable selling season, if you take steps now!
This year eBay is offering many different selling options, but how do you know which is good for DropShipping?
Even though listings will receive higher exposure in filtered search results and eBays Marketing Programs by participating in their Guaranteed Delivery option, the conditions do not meet DropShipping standards since seller postal zip codes must be provided to determine shipping times, which eBay will project delivery times for participating sellers.
This includes a host of other issues that could cause defects upon late delivery, which hasn't been clearly defined in Seller Performance Standards.
Free Return Shipping
Although a Restocking fee is no longer permitted when the listing offers Free Return Shipping, eBay will highlight in the listing and give more exposure in buyer search results.
This selling option is perfect for low-cost priced items (potato peeler) where many suppliers offer Free Returns on these type products.
60 Day Returns
A Restocking Fee is also not permitted when a listing offers 60-Day returns, yet eBay will highlight in the listing and give more exposure in buyer search results. Again, this selling option for DropShippers is perfect for low-cost priced items (potato peeler) where some of your suppliers will offer returns up to 60 days.
Avoid using this sales option on higher priced items to prevent returns beyond 30 days. If you do, expect more than usual return requests, especially with the type of products, a buyer can use and then request returns to be fully refunded.
Free Shipping Promotion
Free Standard, Free 2-Day, Free Expedited Shipping Promotions on listings receive higher ranking in buyer search results and promoted through eBay's Marketing Programs. It's easy to setup and use for special offering such as "Buy 2-Get Free Shipping" encouraging viewers to buy more than one.
Everyone loves a deal. Get creative and think of benefits you already offer and have it splashed on your listing(s).
If you want the highest ranking boost in search results and eBay's Marketing Programs throughout their whole Selling Platform, Mark-down Promotions on listings is the way to go. It takes a little pre-calculating in advance so you can achieve the same profit, but well worth the time and effort to set it in motion.
Note: You cannot use FREE SHIPPING Promotions together with Markdown, but you can still have it featured within the Mark-down Promotion, so take your time to decide which promotion you want to use on what listings.
This promotion is quick and easy to do providing exclusive discounts to your current customers as an enticement to return to your store and purchase again. When emailed through eBay's messenging, customers can open up a link to see their exclusive discounted offer, such as '$10 OFF When You Purchase 2 or More Items In Our Store', customers are taken to your store with the offer place at the top of listings. At check-out eBay will adjust the amount discounted.
Perfect to start adding now to every new sales in your SHIPPING NOTIFICATION customer scripts.
Timing is Everything!
Get started on selecting which promotion is best for your listings and start promoting now to get an edge over your competition, rank higher in search results with increased sales now before the Holiday Rush.
To implement some of these promotions as described, you will need to add new policies to your Business Policies with assignment of listings you wish to promote, including adjust Store Categories to easily apply in promotions setup. Always, check with suppliers to assure they offer you the same as you want to promote.
How To Video Tutorials are available at TheHelpPlus DropShip Training with more added every week.
Ms. Debra Bee-Stefani
eBay Top-Rated Power Seller - eBay Trained Education Specialist - eBay Coach/Trainer - Designer of eBay's Award-winning 2017 Mobile-friendly SEO Listing Templates.
Specialized in: SEO Applications & Techniques; Higher Profit Strategies; Inventory Management and VA Services.
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