Originally Posted by Steve Smith
The difference between you and me is that I don't pretend to know anything about your business and how it operates. You seem to have the need to interject your assumptions as fact.
Less than 1/4 of 1% of what I sell is store returns.
I put my procedure out there. Take it or leave it. Nowhere did I tell you that it was my way or the highway. Just saying what works for me and why, hopefully it helps someone else out there. There's ton's of stuff that's been put out that doesn't apply to me, I just choose to ignore it. Edit- Sorry if you were offended by the store return remark, I took a quick look at your items in your signature and they all had sharpie through the label, so I jumped to the conclusion that that was your primary business.
Originally Posted by SpooPoker
The title should not be a sentence, it should be the sum of all available search words that someone may use to locate your product
Awesome advice, I'm always trying to make complete sentences, or if not, at least make it an intelligent read, but it doesn't have to be, and obviously SHOULDN'T be to optimize searching. Thanks for imparting the wisdom!
Originally Posted by Snoogz
Txwood, I'm interested in hearing about your itemization process, since ur inventorial process seems stream lines. How do u go about itemizing things with item #s and entering them into a spreadsheet, then translate the # into each listing
It's in its early stages, I simply add a number to the auction, at the bottom of the listing (not in the title block since every character is precious, and I can't use the auction # because I list almost exclusively BIN, so the auction # changes when it is relisted, you'll notice MOST of my auctions don't have it yet) this same number is on the box/bag/envelope. When the item sells, I look at the bottom of the listing, cross the number pull the item, print a label and ship. Right now I just have a bunch of bags/boxes/envelopes with long descriptions matching the ebay title written on them - NOT a workable long term solution, but since for whatever reason, I can pull out any of my 200+ listings from memory, it has worked well for me, with one notable exception, and my only NEG feedback to date. I don't enter the listings into any computer spreadsheet since that would be more work, and not add value to the product. I write everything down on a specially made sheet in a binder that has all the item measurements/descriptions (Thanks Spoo!) I use that sheet to list the items. Since I seem to have ruffled a feather, let me state clearly that my experience as a manufacturer perpetually streamlining processes to get the most production out of the least amount of work has led me to this solution that is A. CONSTANTLY EVOLVING, AS ANY GREAT PROCESS SHOULD BE and B. WHAT WORKS BEST FOR MY PERSONAL, UNIQUE, ONLY ME, SITUATION.
Oh look, as I was writing this I just sold the Ferragamo's I listed a few minutes ago, it's in a box with the name Ferragamo on it and the number 4. Going to go take 30 seconds to print a label and throw it in the basket of stuff going out today. DISCLAIMER: PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU'RE SELLING 70 SHIRTS AT A TIME INTERNATIONALLY, AS IT WON'T WORK FOR YOU.