Advertise Your Services as an eBay Trading Assistant
When you sign up as an eBay Trading Assistant, you have to fill out a form describing your business to prospective customers. Think through the things you want to say before posting them. Your information here works like an ad for you. Following are the items to put on your Trading Assistant listing page:
Personal information: This includes your eBay user ID, your real name and address, and the languages you speak. Your personal information appears in the listing, such as the one from a professional Trading Assistant, borntodeal, shown here.Trading Assistant Contact Information box.
Category specialty: If you specialize in a particular category, be sure to mention it. You may indicate eBay home page categories.
Service description: In this area, you can say as little or as much as you like about your eBay experience and the services you provide. Remember that the more you communicate in advance, the more successful you’ll be.
Here is a sample service description (also look at the Specialties and Services in the figure that follows):
I’ve been active on the site since 1996 and am an eBay PowerSeller. I specialize in selling all types of eBay items and am particularly familiar with the fashion category. I can handle large numbers of listings. Please contact me so that we can discuss your particular needs and time availability.
I can visit your home within 15 miles of my place of business to inventory the items. I will list, ship, and provide you with an itemized list of all items sold with the sale price and my fees.The Specialties and Services area.
Policy description: Ensure that consignees understand your policies. A sample description follows:
I will list your items for two listing cycles, spread up to 30 days. If items do not sell, they will be returned to you. Items must be in my possession to be submitted to eBay unless contractual arrangements are made in advance. I handle all correspondence and shipping. A consignment contract is required. I also do independent consulting specializing in Internet auctions and their application to your business.
Fee description: This is where you need to do some research. Search your zip code on the Trading Assistants Directory page and see what other fees are being charged in your area. After you have an idea of what you want to charge, you can put that information here.Company description portion of a Trading Assistant listing.
Take a look at the descriptions for the Trading Assistant shown here. There’s no question about how this seller handles his business once you read this text. See if you can come up with text that will sell your services without being overbearing.
When you’ve decided everything you need to list, click the Trading Assistant Requirements and Sign-up link on the Trading Assistant home page. Fill out the forms and, just like magic, you’ve become a Trading Assistant!