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Building your own light box at home

I've recently gotten into selling items on ebay and I've found that products that have images with a white background sell more quickly than those that have a lot of stuff in the background. To acheive this impression of profesionally photographing these items I built a light box from a few items that you usually have lying around the house or can get cheap at a local home improvement store.

First you are going to need a cardboard box, it should be big enough to fix the item that you want to take pictures of. Take a ruler and scissors, measure and cut out a square about 2 inches from the edge of the box all the way around on the four sides leaving the top and bottom of the box alone. Then using white poster paper line the inside of the box. With another piece of poster board cut it to the width of the box and leave it longer than the height of the box, you wan the poster to curve in the bottom of the box but not crease. If it creases the line will show up in your pictures. Then you have to cover the top and sides of the box using a thin white fabric (it can be an old bed sheet doesn't have to be something fancy) use tape to hold the fabric in place. Make sure to leave one side open so you have somewhere to put the camera. Finally you need a bright light, like a desk lamp then you are all set to photograph like a pro!

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Dec 02, 2014 | eBay Computers & Internet

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How to successful selling things on Ebay?

Firstly, spend some time researching similar products on eBay and follow their bidding process. This easy step will ensure that you are able to understand and gauge interest in your product, and help you to determine a fair - and profitable - price. In addition, you can always find ways to improve the way you market your product by finding small flaws in your competition.
The more time you spend perusing the site the more prepared you will be to start selling on eBay.

Another suggestion to take into consideration is to learn all about shipping. As the seller, you have control. Some methods are clearly better than others, so you need to find the best one - taking cost and reliability into account. While shipping is not the most integral part to selling on eBay, a little bit of time spent learning about it will take you a long way.

Once your strategy for selling on eBay is in place, it is time to focus on appealing to the most potential customers - and turning them into buyers. In ecommerce, a picture really is worth a thousand words. Consumers truly do like to see things before they click the "buy" button. In order to be a successful seller, make sure you can obtain the most professional photographs of your product.

Source : http://www.izzonet.com/streetwise-ecommerce/tips-for-successful-selling-on-ebay

Nov 26, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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can't list

Hi there!

There are different reasons why you can't list an item. First if your account is suspended or has a selling limit. But since you are able to create your selling account then you should be able to list an item. First you need to check your payment method on file, make sure that you have a credit card on file to increase your selling limit or a premiere or business paypal account. Next, once you created your draft, you will see that again if it didn't list. Go to sell and then click the list button and then you will see the complete button on the right side. Click it so that you'll see the sell your item form that you used to create the draft. Then since you already created your selling account, just go to the next page until you see the List your item button. Just click it and you should be able to list your item. If eBay will not allow you, you will see an error message. If you do, please reply in this message.

Feb 02, 2012 | eBay Auctions

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there are different types of selling limits, for example you can list up to 10 items or $500.00 in a month, usually this is for new sellers or those who doesn't have a established selling activity on eBay. there is also the category limit, wherein you can only list 1-4 items per month depending on what you are listing. for branded items, you need to be a verified right's owner or a dealer of that said item so that you can list more of it. for more info about selling limits you can contact eBay and you can ask for the safe harbor department. they will give you more information about selling limits.

I hope this helps a bit.

Jul 10, 2011 | eBay Auctions

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How do I get into eBay to sell bags and quilts I have made

Hi, you can sign up for a free account with eBay here:
Once you've registered, log in to your account and click the Sell link in the upper right corner. On the seller's page, click the big green List your item button, and eBay will walk you through putting your items up for sale, step by step.
Good luck with your sales!

Jan 18, 2011 | eBay Auctions

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