Friday, July 25, 2014

New to eBay? - Advice for New Buyers

Ebay is a wonderful outlet of businesses filled with all kinds of merchandise.  When a person first signs up as an ebay buyer; their feedback score starts at zero (0).  I've had a few buyers with 0 and 1 feedback scores and I have no problem welcoming them to my store and to eBay.  I mean, I started at zero too.  I wonder however, if some don't pay attention to the store policies or rules which will vary by seller.  One of the most important ones is:  Payment Terms.  Some sellers have 2 day payment terms, some give you more time.  So, just one word of advice to new eBay buyers - be sure to check the seller's policy on payment terms.

The second word of advice to new buyers is to build your feedback score by purchasing low priced/low shipping cost items.  Be sure to pay promptly and the result will more than likely be positive feedback which will build as more purchases are made.

To check out my store visit me at:  dba Blondie's Boutique

Warm Regards,

Thursday, July 24, 2014

What eBay Seller I Follow Most

Hello friends,

I hope everyone is having a good week.  The weekend is almost here and it will be time to get busy picking and listing.  Since I work a full time job; my picking days are limited primarily to weekends.  During my non-picking time I research products and follow and other successful sellers.  One of my favorites is Danna Crawford.  I hope she doesn't mind that I share this info.  Her youtube videos have really influenced my ebay business.

Check her out below:


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Projected Seller Level - Top Rated!

I am so very excited to get and share this news.  I've looked high and low for quality products to offer in my eBay store at affordable prices.  Its looking like my goal of achieving Top Rated seller level is just around the corner.
I've been rethinking the revenue channels I am currently involved in; and have decided to remove Blondie's Boutique from thrift store front.  My time, knowledge, and effort will be dedicated to the revenue channel that is working for me.; and that is EBAY!

Warm Regards,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10% OFF ALL BUY-IT-NOW ITEMS ON EBAY.... sale begins at 8:08 AM PDT

Take advantage of this 10% off sale on all Buy-it-Now items.... only good for 24 hours.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Collectors Weekly Fashion Men's Clothing - Ebay Auctions List

This may be a small accomplishment by some standards, but its HUGE to me.  I get a weekly update from "Collector's Weekly" of the top 40 eBay vintage auctions; while this shirt is NOT in the top 40; when I filtered by brand; it came up on the list.  This made my day, week, weekend!  How awesome is this?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Now on Twitter @blondieboutique

The biggest "take away" I got from attending Haven Conference 2014 was the business of BRANDING and to be active in more social media outlets.  So, Blondie's Boutique is now on Twitter.  I'm new to twitter; so please follow me and if you have suggestions for improvement, content, lessons learned, I will certainly appreciate it. If I received your business card at Haven Conference, keep an eye out for my like or follow (if it is/was on your card, or directed from your blog).

Thank you all, and have a blessed week.

Next action item:  Instagram

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blondie's Boutique Complimented

I don't usually toot my own horn, but I am so proud of this compliment that I had to share.

Below copied from the listing referenced - identity removed for privacy.

Q: Dear Seller, Please, could you provide a rating on this shirt in regards to machine wash fading...10 being the deepest, most vivid store bought read, and 1 representing the greatest amount of fading. Please share any other issues aside from the fading question posed above...stains which have matted the corduroy , button holes which have been stretched out due to normal use, fraying to any of the hems on shirt trails or cuffs, all original buttons, etc. Many, many thanks!Jul-01-14
A: Below is Blondie's Boutique's opinion of the garment referenced. Please note seller and prospective buyer may not share the same opinion. As owner and operator of Blondie's Boutique I have experience in retail sales outside of ebay as a former Department Head of Infant's & Children's Wear from a now closed department store. Garment shows little fading. On a scale of 1 (being the greatest amount of fading) to 10 being the least amount: I would rate this as an 8-9. The shade of red is deep and rich. A few "loose" threads around some button holes, which is normal and may be factory results. All buttons are original and accounted for. No fraying of seams. No stains. Corduroy may have flattened somewhat in fold areas due to storage. Shirt is in very good to excellent shape. Good luck if you choose to bid. Regards, Blondie

After I sent the response to the question - here is what the prospective buyer replied

"Dear Blondie's Boutique,
We are truly grateful for your time and effort in answering our questions! You're obviously a professional and we appreciate your being thorough! Blessings!"

I do consider myself a professional, this compliment means so much to me. The prospective buyer bid on the item, and it will end in a day or two.

Many Blessings,