Originally Posted by capnwes
Originally Posted by acosbysweater
$700 shipping for an item that small? I've shipped OS2 boxes to Australia for a third of that...that person must've been overbilling to triple or quadruple their profit.
Pinterest is probably going to drive your sales forward, especially on more mall-oriented brands. It's generally been a site for women looking for visual inspiration and is a sort of consumerist amalgamation of linkedin, etsy, and flickr. Avoiding social media is the last thing you want to do if you want to become a savvy and efficient business on the internet. Surely you aren't thinking that you're going to make money on every transaction by taking crappy photos and haphazardly listing lots. Look at BPore and Wes...they consistently take great photos, list things at predictable times, and know how to communicate with their audience. Pinterest is a new way to do this in eBay, though I haven't explored how effective it is.
Hmmm, my wife has a pinterest account. I never even noticed the pinterest button on the listings. I think I will have her pin all of my listings to her bulletin board.
Oh yeah, Thanks for the compliments!
Just signed up for a pinterest account. Lets see if it makes a difference. I'm open to any method for getting more views/watchers. Will report back
I try to make sure every one of my listings has at minimum 6 pictures (for a basic button up shirt). If I have more then 12 pictures (like a suit). I upload the most important 12 to the ebay gallery and then include ALL of them in HTML format as I find it nicer to view when using a computer. I dont even look at the gallery pictures if I can avoid it. The nice thing with HTML is that you can make them BIG, no reason not to upload them to HTML & use the gallery IMO, unless you really want to save the extra time (like 60 seconds??) to copy and paste html photo photobucket or wherever, PLUS you need the HTML for the B&S adds here (well I do anyway).
Also got some pictures of these from yesterday. Was 50/50 on buying them as they need new heels, but first pair of V cleats I have seen and thought they would clean up nice (which they did).
Edited by Brianpore - 7/6/12 at 7:08am