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Sold!!! Updates from Allen's Trip Shop!

Been making a lot of progress with my online shop. Posted a couple more items and I've also branched out to two other local online selling sites. The Instagram page is getting queries from friends but that's it. Any thoughts on how I can increase viewership of my Instagram page without blindly following others is much appreciated. They have something they call 'sfs' or 'shoutout for shoutout' but you have to have a minimum number of followers to qualify. The minimum number is in the thousands which I'm nowhere near at. There are those who offer instant followers but I'm guessing these followers aren't organic but rather accounts that were made by the same person or same group of persons to make it appear that you have a good amount of followers. I'll glady pass, thank you very much.

As for the pages in the local online selling sites, I'm getting not only queries but actual sales. Sold a couple if shirts and jerseys. I'd write more in depth about each sale in a different post but wanted to ask how other sellers deal with haggling buyers... so, how do you guys do it? Please share. One good thing about my participation in both local sites us that I was invited to post my products in a third and newer site.I still have to check that one out though. Do you find posting your items in different platforms better than sticking to just one? Finally, I'm thinking of getting back to eBay. I will be starting from scratch and hopefully this jump into eBay gives me more sales and success.

Cheers everyone!


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MegL wrote on April 3, 2015, 1:16 AM

Glad you are making progress with your on line selling. If you have a particular item for sale on more than one site (I'm talking specific items now, not one of a number of items) make sure you add in something like "this item is also being offered for sale elsewhere (or offline), so I reserve the right to remove it from sale here if it is sold elsewhere first." If you ever hand out business cards or flyers, make sure your instagram details are included. Put all your contact details in any sigs you are able to have on emails or in forums. If you provide PDFs or documents to people, include your contact details there.

WordChazer wrote on April 3, 2015, 4:51 AM

I use eBay; there are no other local sites in the UK which are worth it. I'm not willing to give my stuff away so Freecycle is out too. I have Best Offer on some of my products but tend to also have a minimum offer below which anything is declined. Haggling will just get you blocked, in my book. That's why I never use car boot sales any more, because they attract the kind of people who will just as easily walk past and remove something that they like the look of as they would buy it. Even if they actually want to buy it they want it for 99p when it may be worth a lot more than that.

scheng1 wrote on April 3, 2015, 5:57 AM

Just ignore the haggling buyers. Not worth your time to deal with them.

AliCanary wrote on April 3, 2015, 7:53 AM

I'm not on Instagram, so I can't advise you there, but I think buyers are more likely to haggle if they think you are an individual, rather than a business, so try to make your advertisements as professional and corporate-looking as possible. Everyone expects to haggle at a yard sale, but nobody thinks to debate the price of lunch at McDonald's.