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Selling Your Junk Online: 6 Tips For Running A Successful Online Store

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The old adage that “One man’s junk is another person’s treasure” certainly still holds true today. Getting rid of some of your items that are of no use anymore is not only an excellent way to declutter your home and make your space much more comfortable, but it can also be a great way to add additional funds to your wallet by selling that junk online.

Selling Your Junk Online

Here are some tips to ensure that you receive the maximum amount for your junk.

  1. Know Each Item’s Market Value.
    It is important to thoroughly research each item before selling it so that you have an idea of its monetary value. This will ensure that you receive its maximum value. Look online at places such as Kijiji, Craigslist, Ebay or Amazon to have an idea to what the item it selling for online.

    Alternatively, visit a retailer that sells similar items to the ones you are looking to sell yourself. Look at the price when both new and used and remember to factor in the age and condition of your items in your price. Also consider if it’s a rare or a collectible, which could increase its value. Seeking a professional to appraise the true value of your items could actually help you receive its full value in the long run).

  2. Ensure That Your Items Are in the Best Condition Possible.
    This will make the item much more appealing. Having its original box and accessories, where applicable, will also make your items more attractive.
  3. Provide Excellent Photos of your Items.
    This can go a long way in enticing potential customers, most of whom will simply bypass items with a low-quality photo. The key here is good lighting and a good camera, if possible. Never use stock photos.
  4. Provide Detailed (& Honest) Descriptions of your Items.
    Providing detailed descriptions with proper spelling and grammar and limited exclamation marks will make you look legitimate and less like an online scammer. Consult an online checklist to ensure that you don’t leave anything out in your descriptions.
  5. Maximize Your Item’s Views.
    This is crucial to ensure that you receive the best possible price, and also that your items will sell quickly. This varies depending on the website (end auctions between 6:30PM and 10:30PM on Ebay, for example, so that your item will come up at the top of the page). Spending some time researching how to maximize your views will surely contribute to an increase in overall revenue.
  6. Find a Payment System That Doesn’t Charge you Additional Fees.
    Find a payment system that won’t charge you a fee for accepting payments or take a slice of your profits, such as Paypal. This will result in significant savings in the end.

For any of your junk that is not sellable, consider contacting Junk It! Our team will remove all of your junk for you, both quickly and efficiently.

Written February 22, 2016 by Christopher Luciano

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