USE ONLINE AUCTIONS TO PROMOTE YOUR ONLINE CRAFT BUSINESS

August 11, 2010 | Comments Off on USE ONLINE AUCTIONS TO PROMOTE YOUR ONLINE CRAFT BUSINESS

When online auctions started, many people used it for getting rid of their old heirlooms or collections. It became popular among everyone. Today, almost everyone is participating in online auctions not only to sell but to buy. That’s why people are beginning to realize that joining online auctions can be a great way to promote their business.

There are many online auctions to promote your crafts. However, joining these sites require payments for making an account. Spending a few bucks would not hurt that much, just think of the possible number of buyers who could see your advertisement.

After making an account, how do you start selling your crafts on these auctions sites? Maybe you would think that posting pictures of your crafts is already enough. Think of the following tips to make sure you would sell successfully.

1. Post great shots of your items. Make sure that your photos will definitely entice your possible clients to buy.

2. Label your craft items creatively. Include words such as unique, new, affordable or one of a kind. These words will help you to get the attention of your prospect buyers.

3. Give a clear description of the items you are selling. Provide all the necessary information that the buyers need to know. Remember that your clients cannot touch or even smell the items posted. Tell how your craft items will be useful to them and why they need to purchase something like that.

4. Expose your items in public. Choose the option “sell worldwide”. In doing so, people around the globe will get the chance to see your items. This is the best way to expand your market. Sell not only in the country where you in. Keep in mind that you are looking for clients to promote your business. Let them know you exist in the online business world.

5. Charge your customers accordingly. Do not raise your shipping charges if you want to have a good number of potential buyers. In addition to that, people browsing the net are aware of the shipping charges offered by shipping companies. Do not take advantage of them neither fool them. You have to earn the trust of your clients to get good feedbacks from them. Good feedbacks can help you to gain more clients in online auctions. Treat your customers right and you will succeed in this kind of business.


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