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What is an eBay Trading Assistant on eBay UK?
Selling on eBay is a great way of getting money for your stuff. However it can be a time consuming process. Buying on eBay may take 8 minutes but selling on eBay can take hours.
Trading assistants do all the work for you. They list your items on eBay, usually for a commission of the final sale price, and all you have to do is wait for a cheque to arrive.
Trading assistants can be individuals working alone or companies with multiple locations. They all do (or should do) the same basic tasks:
Test to make sure that the item works
Check that branded goods are authentic
Take professional photographs
Research important details
Write a professional listing
Place the item in the best eBay category
Start the auction at the best time
Answer questions from bidders
Collect payment from buyer
Pack the item carefully
Ship it to the buyer
Take care of any returns
Due to the work involved in listing items Trading assistants will usually only accept items with a perceived worth of £30 or greater.
What is an eBay Drop-Off Shop
Companies working as trading assistants often have locations where you can drop off items called eBay drop off shops. These are often located on high streets and shopping centres. Auctioning4u is an example of an eBay drop-off shop
Why use a trading Assistant to sell on eBay UK?
Save time and effort. The Trading Assistant handles every aspect of selling your item on eBay, from listing the item to shipping it to the buyer.
Feedback. Trading assistants have (or should have) a good feedback score and so they will be trusted by buyers.
Selling experience. When listing an item it is important to describe it fully and give all the information which buyers require. Trading assistants are experienced sellers and so will know the information which is required by list an item effectively.
Make money. When your item sells you get cash
Should I use an eBay drop off Shop or an Individual Trading assistant
Although an individual acting as a trading assistant will probably give a more personalized service, working with a drop off shop has several advantages
Fees. Companies have the economy of scale to charge lower fees
Knowledge. Some eBay drop off shops have the scale required to employ specialists in certain areas e.g. collectables and electronics ensuring that you items get properly listed.
Consumer protection. If something goes wrong you will have more protection if you are working with an established company.
What to look for in a Trading assistant
Fees. Make sure you understand the fees which you are going to be charged for using the service. Check whether these include eBay and PayPal fees
Selling experience. Find out what experience of selling the trading assistant has. Some items will require specialist knowledge
Feedback rating. A sellerís feedback rating is an indication of their trust worthiness. Check the sellerís feedback score and look at the comments.
Auctioning4u is the UKís first and leading chain of eBay drop off shops. Simply bring your stuff to us and we will do the rest, All you have to do is wait for a cheque. Click on the links below to find out more information about our services
Auctioning4u-eBay Drop Off Shops
About the Author: This article was written by Trevor Ginn who is an eBay Consultant for Auctioning4u-eBay Drop Off Shop, the UK's leading chain of eBay Drop Off Stores.