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Tamebay on BBC Radio Solent 12.05pm Monday 16th May 2016

By Chris Dawson May 15, 2016 - 7:24 pm

BBC Radio SolentIt’s been a busy weekend with Tamebay, on Saturday I was up in Birmingham visiting eBay Shop Live!, Sunday saw me in London at Olympia talking in the ShopTalk at the Pulse design exhibition and tomorrow I’m driving down to Southampton to talk on BBC Radio Solent giving advice to consumers on how to sell on eBay.

You’ll catch me on the radio around 12.05pm on the Sasha Twining show and if you’re in the Solent area you can listen in on 96.1FM, 103.8FM, digital radio or of course online on the BBC iPlayer.

Consumer selling on eBay is vital for a number of reasons. For many years eBay have known that someone that sells on eBay, even just once, is a much more frequent buyer with a higher spend than a consumer who has never sold on eBay. Plus of course having some cash in your PayPal account makes you much more likely to respend it on eBay which is good for sellers.

If you’ve got any great tips for consumers looking to sell their first item on eBay please do leave a comment below and I’ll have a quick read just before I go on air.

  • 1 year ago

    I would advise to use a courier comparison site to ship sold eBay items as it can help you sell in the UK or abroad as the shipping rates are more reasonable so attractive to your buyers- Parcel Monkey is perfect for this and based in the Radio Solent area in Chandlers Ford

    • Chris
      1 year ago

      We do use you now and again, but can I ask why is the weight kg never on any parcelforce labels that you produce?

    • James Roberts
      1 year ago

      Hi Chris, the labels for Parcelforce services with bar codes on come with the driver when the collection is made so we do not produce them only a simple one with Parcel Monkey details on, that is optional to stick on the box.

      For drop offs we just use the label specification requested by Parcelforce which does not include weight. Some couriers do want this on the label but this one does not, so no weight is shown on their shipping label. I hope this answers the question.

  • Lu
    1 year ago

    Don’t forget to mention how not to get scammed.

  • tinker
    1 year ago

    be honest, and dont expect any help from ebay if things go wrong

    • Chris
      1 year ago

      Tinker – don’t understand why you use/sell on eBay, as you are always negative.
      If you don’t like eBay, lump it.

    • TINKER
      1 year ago

      so dont rely on ebay is poor advice? new sellers can relax in the knowledge that ebay has their back, good luck with that one!

    • Steve
      1 year ago

      By not highlighting the failures and frustrations of using ebay as a buyer or seller and quite oftern both ebay will never change feedback from customers is always good for a company interested in improving even when the feedback recieved is because the company has failed to offer the service its customers expect.

      If we all say nothing, nothing will change and there will be no improvements