To easily sell your merchandise on your eBay business and for the most amount of money possible use these successful selling tips for your eBay auction items:

  • Answer all e-mail questions from prospective bidders and buyers within 24 hours and check your e-mail hourly before the close of your auctions: Good customer service goes a long way in promoting and building your eBay business.

  • When listing a new item for sale, research your item and be sure that you know its current value and the going price on eBay.

  • Before listing, weigh your item and estimate the shipping cost. Be sure to list shipping (and handling) costs in your ad whether you use a flat rate or the shipping calculator.

  • See how many other sellers are selling your item and try not to have your auction close within a few hours of theirs.

  • To encourage bidding, set the lowest possible starting bid for your item.

  • Check the eBay guidelines to be sure that your item is permitted and that your listing doesn't violate any listing policies.

  • Get to know the listing patterns of sellers who sell similar merchandise to yours and try to close your auctions at different times or on different days.