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11 June 2011 @ 03:08 pm
HELP~!!  
I have some CDs that I want to sell, but I have no idea how to go about it. If someone would be kind enough to give be some pointers, that would be awesome. A step by step guide would be nice, because I can be the slowest person on the planet.

P.S.  Since there is a possibility that I would I have to ship the items, if anyone is familiar with the shipping process in the US (which shipping company would be best, i.e. Fedex, UPS, etc. ) and would like to guide me in there as well would be nice. I am willing to send you lots of ♥♥ through LJ.
 
 
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eyeslikefirefly: Arashi holding handseyeslikefirefly on June 12th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
Usually when I have this kind of question I look at other sellers around the internet (especially successful ones). Don't copy their format exactly, but just pull some ideas from them.

I've found the best way to go about selling things is to get a postage scale (you can get one fairly cheap at wal-mart). It'll allow you to get an exact shipping price (don't forget to weigh the box/bubble wrap with it) so you don't lose money or overcharge and don't have to get the shipping cost out of buyers later. You'll probably also want to get a paypal. While they're kind of a douchy company, they seem to be the only way to get transactions done safely. I recommend not taking checks or money orders because you never know who might be trying to buy from you. Cash is very iffy- if it's under $10 you're probably safer (no coins).

Things to think about: organization (on the page you're listing them in and while selling), building trust (providing pictures, proof that you own them, and are a trustworthy seller), and customer service (keep on top of your orders and getting them out in a timely manner) and shipping material. For pictures make sure they're clear and consistent.

USPS seems to be the best/cheapest way to ship in the US because you can use their "media mail" option for CDs. The bigger companies are probably mostly better for company accounts who ship all the time.

If you have any questions- feel free to ask. I don't have much to do right now anyway. XD;