eBay is one of largest
wholesale and retail marketplaces
in the world.
When you take into account
how many sellers and buyers
are active on the online auction
site, you will realize
that it's larger than any shopping
mall in the world.
Yes, there is a tremendous
amount of competition from
all the professional, full time,
and part time, eBay sellers,
but there is also a tremendous
customer base consisting of
millions and millions of eBay buyers.
The following tips can help
you successfully sell handbags
on the world's biggest
e-commerce auction website.
eBay Handbag Selling Tip #1
Write a description that uses
very targeted keywords
that illustrate the type of
handbags that you are selling.
If you are selling handbags
that are ideal for professional
women working in New York banks, your
product description should
make that clear.
If you are selling handbags
that originated in the New York Fashion
District, you should let bidders know that.
There are thousands of handbag listings
at any given time on eBay, so you need
to write a product description that will
enable your auction listings to show up
when people are searching for the type
of items that you are selling.
I have seen some amazing wholesale products
go unsold on eBay simply because the
product descriptions did not contain
the keywords that would have attracted
the right type of wholesale buyers.
The same is true for fashion merchandise
that is being aimed at retail buyers.
eBay Handbag Selling Tip #2
Take professional quality pictures
of the handbags.
While you don't have to hire
a professional photographer to
take your pictures, you do need to
ensure that the pictures
present your merchandise
Think about it, which picture
presents a more appealing message,
one that is taken in a messy bedroom,
or one that is taken in a clean and organized
You should consider
contacting a photography school
and asking them if they
can refer a student to you
that can take professional
quality level photographs for your
eBay Handbag Selling Tip #3
Include free bonuses in your lot.
If two people are selling the same, or
very similar, products, the seller
that offers extra bonuses will
generally receive more attention
from prospective bidders, assuming
everything else is equal.
Make sure that the bonuses are related
to the bags, or are at least interesting
to the customers that are likely to
bid on the bags.
eBay Handbag Selling Tip #4
Whether you are selling brand name
Coach, Nine West,
Kate Spade, Magid,
Rebecca & Rifka, Rebecca Minkoff,
Michael Kors, Guess, Calvin Klein,
Lauren Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger,
Vera Bradly, Vince Camuto,
Tally Taylor, or another designer
or boutique label designer, you need
to explain the allure of the brand
Even if shoppers are familiar with the
designer name they will still need
to be encouraged to spend money on
the bags, and this is especially
important if people are not familiar
with the label.
eBay Handbag Selling Tip #5
Start your auctions at
the lowest possible price
that you can.
Although you might actually
lose money on some of your
handbag sales, you will be building
up your feedback rating
as you complete more and more sales.
The higher your feedback rating is,
the more eBay shoppers will trust
you and therefore will be willing to
bid more on your auction listings.
Also, an auction with a very low
starting price can attract more
attention from bidders,
as compared to an auction
that starts at a high price.
You can play it safe by
starting your auction at
a price that will cover your
wholesale cost for the handbag,
so even if the lot sells
at the starting bid you
will cover your cost.
eBay Handbag Selling Tip #6
Test out different titles based
on the audiences that you
are trying to reach.
For instance, if you have a
great selection of Coach pocketbooks
that you believe that college age students
in Nigeria will love, then you need to
express that information in
your product title.
Or, if you are setting up a listing to
sell fashion bags in bulk to retailers
in the Caribbean, then your title
should indicate that you are selling
a lot of bulk merchandise that
is perfect for the Caribbean retail
It is common for us to assume
that people will see the same value
that we see, but that is not always the
If your merchandise has a unique quality to it,
or you are offering a unique package deal,
then you need to let people know that information
through your eBay auction headline.
What kind of information would you
want to convey in your title?
Free shipping, brand names, designer labels,
bonuses, exclusive models, limited quantities,
collectible status, etc.
Make sure that you write your title
in the same tone of voice that you
would be speaking to in
person to your likely customers.
eBay Handbag Selling Tip #7
Monitor your sales and inquires to
determine which brands and styles
are in demand.
You might be surprised to
discover that there is a sudden
demand for a formerly unknown
designer, or that a novelty style is
suddenly in fashion.
The flip side is that if a certain
brand or style is not moving
then you will want to move on
and source the type of wholesale
merchandise that is in demand on
You can then take your slow moving
products and sell them through other
retail and wholesale channels,
such as in a flea market or
a garage sale.
eBay Handbag Selling Tip #8
Promote your eBay listings to your
customers, friends, and relatives.
If you have a wholesale or retail website,
you should have a link on your site to your
You can also use Facebook to let your
family and friends know about the pocketbooks
that you are auctioning off.
Ask your family and friends to share your
posts announcing your listings so that their
family and friends can see them as well.
You can also post on your Facebook wall
the items that did not
sell so that you will have the opportunity to
You should also consider setting up a group
on Facebook through which you
can notify people regarding the bags you
Besides having the opportunity to attract
people looking to buy fashion items,
you might even attract people
that can give you great closeout deals
on fashion that you can then resell.
I have been referred to some great
below wholesale closeout deals
through people that found me on
the social media giant.