Answers to Seller Questions
How long will it take me to get my stuff listed?
You can have your account set up and your first item entered in just a few minutes.
How do I price my stuff?
If you are unsure of the value, do some research. See if you can find similar items for sale elsewhere on the internet (ebay, amazon, google shpopping, etc). You can also aim high and list it as a "Best Offer" sale.
Is it really free to list?
Yes. Free to list, and inexpensive when you sell!
What's the difference between a "product" and "listing"?
Every item you enter into the system is saved as one of your products. You can have as many of these as you wish. A listing is a product placed in the directory for sale. The number of active listings you can have is limited by your seller plan (free allows for listings). If you sell and item the listing is removed (if quantity is zero that is) but the product remains so that you can re-list it if you make/acquire more.
I've sold on eBay before; how are my listings here different and why is that better for me?
The listing will be similar. If you've sold on ebay we think you'll appreciate fees that are substantially lower than for the same item solf on ebay.
I sell on eBay, Etsy and/or others. Can I sell here too?
Absolutely. Since we do not charge a listing fee you have nothing to lose.
How do I pay my fees?
We'll send you an invoice monthly if you owe anything.
I can't/don't want to use Paypal. What do I do?
Paypal is currently about the best/cheapest option available, but we're always looking. If you can't use or don't want to use Paypal, however, we understand. One way of handling this is to require pickup and pay at pickup, even if you will be shipping the item. Be sure to explain in your description that you will arrange payment and shipping after the sale is complete.
How do I handle shipping when I don't know ahead where it will go?
How do I list a product I created previously?
Most active sellers we interviewed estimate shipping by getting the weight and box dimensions then use a service like the USPS Shipping Calculator
to estimate shipping for a place as far away (assuming in the US here) as possible. Then round up some. You can always refund excess shipping. Others will go with free shipping and price the item to cover shipping.
This is the same as re-liseting an item that has sold. Click on teh Sell menu link at the top of the page and select "View your products." Find the product you wish to list and click on the title link. This brings up the listing screen.
What cannot be sold on The Shops at WebRing?
We don't allow Illegal items, alcohol, drugs and drug paraphenalia, pornography, firearms, hazardous materials and any other item management feels is inappropriate for The Shops at WebRing.
Helpful Selling Tips from the top Sellers
It's all in the details. Really! The more details you put in your title and description, the easier it is for buyers to make informed purchases. Make sure you include the brand, color, size, etc.
- Use our Best Offer feature, and consider including free shipping. Many new sellers find Best Offer to be the best option for getting started. Auctions are also a good way to go.
- Lots of photos! You can add up to 12 for free and buyers love them. Photograph your item from different angles and make sure to show any flaws. Take pictures in the best light possible.