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Getting Good Reviews from Your Buyers

The star rating on 4Sale4Now.com is a great way to give your buyers the trust they need to have in you as a seller. Buyers feel more comfortable purchasing from a seller that has a 4 or 5 star rating than one that hasn’t even been reviewed yet.

Two Important Parts of Customer Reviews

Getting a 5 Star Rating

The 5 star rating is the visible part of a customer review. If a buyer wants to know how professional you are as a seller, they check your star rating. So, make sure you ask your customers to rate you when their buying experience is complete.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a 3 star rating is average, 4 stars is above average, and 5 stars is excellent. The online shopping world is very demanding. In this world a 4 star rating is average, and a 5 star rating is above average. You have to score at least 4 stars or your rating can actually hurt your selling power.

That’s why I suggest you specifically ask for a 5 star rating. It gives your customers a starting point rather than letting them choose the starting point. If a buyer isn’t happy with some part of the transaction and you’re asking them to rate you at 5 stars, they’ll probably drop you to a 4 star rating, but it’s likely they won’t go as low as 3 stars.

Getting Feedback in the Comments

The other part of customer review is comments. These comments aren’t visible to your other shoppers, but they help you improve yourself so you can become a better seller for the next customer.

Customer comments are only helpful if they’re specific enough, so ask your customers to be specific about what they did or didn’t like about your service. Were they happy with the product? Did it arrive on time? Did it arrive in good condition?

These are they types of questions you need answers to if you’re going to improve the buying experience for future shoppers. If you discover that your shipping methods are sub-par, find a different shipper. If items are arriving damaged, change packaging.

There are countless ways you can improve your 4Sale4Now business, and most of them start by finding out what exactly needs improvement.

So the next time you write a product description be sure to include something like this at the bottom.

“If you enjoyed your experience buying from me, please take the time to give me a 5 star rating. I would also appreciate any tips you have on how I can improve. So, send me some specific comments. I love feedback.”

If you do this, you’ll soon have a number of great ratings and lots of good feedback. Your shoppers will be more apt to pull the trigger on buying from you, and you’ll get some very specific insight into what buyers don’t like, and what you can do to improve your business.

Filed under: Tips and Tricks,

Deciding What to Sell

There are a couple factors that come into play when you’re deciding what to sell at 4Sale4Now. Both of these factors are important to your online selling success.

One word of caution though. Don’t over-think these factors too much. You want to consider each factor a bit. After that, just jump in and sell something. You may spend the first couple months as a 4Sale4Now seller trying several product types before you finally settle on your niche as a seller.

Sell What You’re Interested In

Let’s face it, if you aren’t having fun selling stuff, it can become just another job. When this happens, your 4Sale4Now business will disappear (and with it the income you were getting from it). Avoid this by choosing to sell something you’re really interested in.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re interested in health and beauty products, or environmentally friendly products, or electronics. If the niche fascinates you, you’ll spend more time finding new things to sell and learning more about the items your selling. You’ll describe your products more vividly and accurately and you’ll have much more happy customers.

Sell Stuff That Moves

Every industry has stuff that sells like hotcakes and stuff that never really makes a big splash. You want to have a variety of items for sale on your 4Sale4Now account so that you hit a variety of shoppers, but there’s really no sense in wasting your time with items that will probably make you very little money for all the time you put into promoting them.

If you want to find out what items in your niche are selling well, do a little research.

Begin with a search. In the search box, enter your niche category (games, electronics, health products, fitness) and then add the term “best selling” to the search. You’ll come up with a list of the best selling items in your category. Don’t use this list just as a tool instructing you what to sell, use it as brain food to brainstorm up ideas for other things that might sell well.

Maybe you’re targeting board games and find out that card games are huge sellers among board game enthusiasts. So, you can add some card games to your list of items to sell.

Another good tool for finding hot items to sell is Amazon. Click on the appropriate category. Near the top there is a “Best Sellers” tab. That tab will tell you all the items on Amazon that are selling well. If they sell well on Amazon, they’ll probably sell well for you too.

Find a bunch of items you’re interested in that are also selling well online and you’ll have discovered exactly the types of things you should be selling on 4Sale4Now. So, get out there and find your perfect products.

Filed under: Tips and Tricks,

Selling Your First Item on 4Sale4Now.com

Selling on 4Sale4Now.com is really easy. Most of the work comes with the setup that revolves around selling your first item. So, let’s quickly go through that setup process and get you started in the most revolutionary online buying process available on the internet.

Creating Your Account

Your journey on 4Sale4Now begins with a big orange button that says “Sign Up 4 an Account.” It’s in the upper right corner of the homepage at 4Sale4Now.com where it’s easy to spot.

Click that button and you’ll be taken to a page with a form to fill out. That registers you as a member of the exciting new 4Sale4Now community.

Once a member, you’ll tell us what kind of member you are, either a buyer or a seller. All registered members are already free to buy online. Selling at 4Sale4Now.com requires just a little more information.

To be a seller, login with your username and password and click the “my account” link at the top of the page. In the main menu in the left column, click “sellers” link. Then click “start selling now” and you’ll find the sellers form. Fill it out and you’re ready to sell at 4Sale4Now.com.

However, if you want an edge on other sellers, I’d suggest you read Buy Something Before Selling Something Online. After reading that you’ll probably want to experience buying something on 4Sale4Now.com.

Getting Better Value with a Listing Package

You’ll notice we offer big discounts for larger listing packages. If you’d like to keep more profit on your items in the end, you’ll definitely want to save money right from the beginning and package listings will do this for you.

The listing structure (as of this posting) is as follows:

5 – $10 ($2 each) Starter Pack
10 – $19 ($1.90 each) Good Deal
20 – $36 ($1.80 each) Better Deal
100 – $150 ($1.50 each) Best Deal

You can also enhance your listing with bold type, border, priority search results, highlighting, and featured listing on the homepage. These features give you an advantage over your competition and give your products more visibility than theirs.

Discount and Pricing Models

There are a variety of discount structures to choose from on 4Sale4Now. Which one is right for you and the products you’re selling? Testing is always a good way to determine that.

Set different discount structures for your products, run them through an entire selling cycle, and see which one sells the best.

For instance, let’s say you’re selling cds. You might set one run to discount at 2%, another to discount at 5%, and another run to discount at 10%. Run them all at the same time and see which one works best for you.

One thing to remember about testing different discount structures though is that the bottom line isn’t necessarily which discount structure sells more product. The bottom line is really about the bottom line. Which makes you more money? After all, that’s what your selling online for, isn’t it?

That’s really all there is to getting started selling online at 4Sale4Now. Jump right in. Start selling some products. You’ll soon find your niche and create a system that makes you consistent money at 4Sale4Now.

Filed under: Tips and Tricks

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