If you would like to make money from selling gemstones on eBay read on.
There are two basic areas that you have to get right in order to make money on eBay.
The first is buying well. This is the most important area. Some people think that you can sell anything on eBay and often at a good price. The truth is that you can sell anything on eBay, but always at a very competitive price!
When was the last time you bought something on eBay? Why did you buy it?
For most people, it was either because it was rare and hard to find anywhere else, or because the price was right - meaning it was the cheapest you found.
If you buy a product - any product - well enough, you can still make it look very attractive on eBay, whilst making a profit. The normal way to do this is to buy a lot of something and sell them individually.
Do your research carefully and you will see what people buy, the prices they tend to pay and also what people donít buy! This will help you form a plan which is fluid and can always change as needed. What you may find is that over the first two or three days the results you achieve are less than you were hoping for. Then as more and more people see what youíre selling, you build a momentum that will startle you. You get more individuals watching your items, you get more and more people marking you as a favorite seller, and you start to get questions from people who want to deal with you directly.
You have started a small business!
Sales skills are also very important. You donít need training because you already have the knowledge within you. You need to explain the basics, like the type of stone, the colour, clarity, size and carat weight. These are features. But, you also have to put yourself into the head of the buyer and imagine what he or she is thinking. What are the benefits?
You donít buy a toaster because it is 32 cm long. You buy it because it makes the best toast possible.
With gemstones, some buyers are collectors, some are having a piece of jewellery made, some buy as an investment and some buy to resell. In every case though they are buying because it is cheap. This will get you many repeat customers, which forms the foundation of your business.
If you need any further advice or help with this, please feel free to contact us. If we can help, we will.