How to build eBay titles that sell?

How to build eBay titles that sell?

In today’s article I want to talk about writing great titles for your eBay listings! 

By great I want to say a title that:

Gives you the highest possible position in the search results;

Sells your product effectively;

It makes your ad stand out from the crowd!

You may be thinking: what is so special and important about titles, they are simple and easy, right? Well, listing titles may seem easy, but the question remains, why does the majority on eBay seem to have been written by a 3-year-old boy?

And it is not just the visual of those poorly written listing titles; they also affect search positions and clickthrough rates! So not only do they look bad, the listing of titles directly affects your sales for sure! Essentially, the title and image of the gallery are the most important things in your lists, as they determine if someone will click to read the rest of your description.

So let’s learn how to write the perfect headline on eBay’s list for maximum clicks and the best position in search results!

What to do and what NOT to do when we build our eBay listing titles?

If you check out the eBay Help section for writing good titles and list descriptions, here is what you have to do when writing listing titles:

Use descriptive keywords to convey clearly and accurately what you are selling. You can use up to 80 characters. You don’t need to use all 80 characters.

Include specific items. For example, include size, color, and status.

Specify exactly what your item is, even if your title repeats the category name.

Do not use multiple synonyms or plural. It is unnecessary for search and can make your title less attractive to buyers.

Miss punctuation marks and asterisks.

Don’t include “wow” or “look”. Buyers are not looking for words like these.

Use the correct spelling.

Don’t worry about creating a grammatically correct sentence.

Do not overdo it with abbreviations

Do not use all caps.

I agree with all of these! If you follow these basic guidelines, the titles of your listings will be just fine! To make them extremely good, follow these tips beelow:

1. ALWAYS start the title of your list with the MAIN KEYWORD, or at least put it in the beginning of your title. This makes a crucial role in the search results. You want your product to be mentioned at the top of your title if you want to rank higher in the search result.

So, for example, if you’re selling black covers for the iPhone 11, make sure the words “black,” “cover,” and “iPhone 11” are at the beginning of your title, like this:

BLACK iPhone 11 Cover | PREMIUM Quality + FREE screen protector!

2. Use capital letters in most words to make it easier to read the title of your listing.

Take a look at these two titles:

brand new apple iphone for sale, free shipping within the uk

&

BRAND NEW Apple iPhone for Sale! FREE Shipping within the UK!

Which one is better? 

3. Use capital letters in force words. Strong words are usually the key phrases that best describe the product for sale OR promote function or benefit.

If there is something you want to emphasize, use it. For example:

ORIGINAL Adobe Elements 22 – BOX | FREE delivery within the UK!

With this headling, you emphasize that the article of sale is a real product, as many people are afraid to not buy eBay software because of the many copies that are being sold. Also, in capital letters, the word FREE gives you extra attention to the fact that shipping is free for this item

Don’t fill in the title with unrelated words just to make it 80 characters!

Sometimes less is better and short headlines can actually improve your clickthrough rate. If not much can be said about the item sold, do not do the stuff or stuff it with keywords – it is of no use at all.

You can usually fill in unused characters by simply covering more product features or shipping details or a free gift that you include with each purchase.

There are some things that we should NEVER do when we are building a tittle. 

We don’t have to include misleading information or false information.

We don’t have to use obscene or profane language.

We don’t have to include website addresses, phone number, or email addresses.

We don’t have to use brand names other than the specific for the item that manufactured our item.

For example:

We can’t list item named Samsung 20 Car charger.

We can list Car Charger compatible with Samsung 20

So no matter what you think or how lazy you are, you need to learn how to write good headlines on eBay so you can crush the benefits of increased clicks, increased sales, and the most important, increased profits!

How To Earn And Maintain Your Top Rated Seller Status

How To Earn And Maintain Your Top Rated Seller Status

The benefits of being Top Rated Seller on eBay

The benefits of being Top Rated Seller on eBay are a lot. Let’s start with traffic. If you become a top-rated seller, eBay will know you are a good and responsible seller and will send you more traffic. This will increase your sales for sure. You will be able to qualify for Top Rated Plus listings which means that if you offer same or 1 business day handling time and 30 or longer day free returns, you will get TRS badge displayed on your listings which is making your customers feel more safely through the transaction. This TRS badge will boost the confidence of the buyer’s and your credibility as a seller.

How to become a Top-Rated Seller on eBay?

To become a Top Rated Seller on eBay you must maintain a few key metrics. It won’t be enough just to dream about it, but you will have to work about it. I will explain now.

Late shipments:

If you don’t send the items within your handling time or they are delivered after the estimated date of delivery, eBay will consider

that the shipment is late. The late shipments have to be less than or equal to 3% of your transactions for the last three months.

Cases closed without seller resolution:

If you want the TRS badge you have to maintain no more than 0.3% of your total transactions for the last three months. This also includes the “Item not as described” cases and “Item not received” as well.

Cancellations for being OOS(out of stock):

These OOS orders canceled have to be no more than 0.5% of your total transactions for the last three months. 

Valid Trackings:

As we already know, you are required and have to upload valid tracking numbers for all of your transactions within the handling time that you promised. eBay counts the valid trackings after the scan from the carrier. 95% of your sales should meet these requirements to become Top Rated Seller on eBay.

You can check this evaluation for your account from your seller’s Hub. eBay updates these statistics on every 20th of each month. You have to keep an eye on it. It’s very important for your business. These statistics are for the last three months.

Here are a few more requirements:

  • Been active for at least 90 days
  • At least 100 or more transactions with a minimum of $1000 in sales (US buyers only) over the last 12 months
  • Adhere to eBay’s selling practices policy

If you need the help of your journey becoming a Top Rated Seller on eBay – we are here!

How can Web Seller Guru help you?

Tracks price and stock availability in your suppliers every 1 hour and updates automatically on eBay so you won’t sell items that are out of stock anymore and you will decrease your defective rate.

  • Checks prices in suppliers on every one hour
  • Checks stock availability in suppliers every one hour
  • Updates price on eBay in case of a change in the supplier’s price using pre-set formula, fully customizable by the user!
  • Changes the price by chosen by the user percentage in case of out of the stock product!
  • Go to check wich supplier we support Supplier list

Automatically moves the price up to and down to bring more activity into your eBay profile so you won’t cancel any orders anymore, because of an increased supplier price.

  • Increases the price of all products by a pre-set by the user amount every 3 hours
  • Decreases the price of all products by a pre-set by the user amount every 3 hours
  • Full control over which of your listings to use the service

The inventory management system that helps you manage the product quantities in your store.

  • Manage the quantities all from one place
  • Last one feature – create scarcity by putting the display of your products to “Last one”
  • Auto relist feature – relist your products after a sale is made automatically
  • Choose quantity buyers to see on your products even if you have more at the moment

We offer more features and automation so go and start your Free Trial NOW.

10 Great Dropshipping Suppliers For US You Don’t Know

10 Great Dropshipping Suppliers For US You Don’t Know

Hello, guys! How are you?

In this topic we will show you 10 different US suppliers you may not know. Dropshipping in 2020 is getting harder so you have to ensure you have good products and prices from the best suppliers. United States suppliers are better because they can offer free and fast shipping so your customers will be more than happy. 

Let’s start with the first supplier in our list which is Kirkland’s.

Kirkland’s is an American retail chain that sells home decor, furniture, textiles, accessories and gifts. It operates 434 stores in 37 states as well as an e-commerce enable website. It is based in Brentwood, TN. You can find Home Decor, Wall Decor, Furniture, Unique Gifts and more.

They offer Standard 3-7 business day shipping and it costs $5.99. Also you can choose Rush 2 business day shipping and it will cost you $19.99. These are the prices for items up to $15. For more information about shipping please check – kirklands.com

Bed bath & BEYOND is an American chain of domestic merchandise retail stores. Bed Bath & Beyond operates many stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Bed Bath & Beyond was founded in 1971. It is currently part of the S&P 500 and Global 1200 Indices. It is also counted among the Fortune 500 and the Forbes Global 2000.

They offer Free Standard Shipping on Orders Over $39

If you select a shipping method other than Standard, shipping charges will apply. Orders typically arrive within 3-6 business days. Items shipped directly from the vendor or to Alaska and Hawaii have longer delivery lead times.

Chewy produces and retails an eponymous pet food brand, Chewy. In 2018 Chewy created Chewy Pharmacy, an online pharmacy providing pet-targeted prescription medications.Orders placed through the business are completed in coordination with a team of in-house veterinarians.The site also houses pet care literature and care advice regarding pet health. Items can be purchased a la carte online or delivered automatically.

They offer free and fast shipping for orders over $49. For orders under $49 they charge $4.95 flat rate.

MaxTool is a website where you can find all kind of tools & equipment. They sell hand tools, generators, lawn and outdoor power, automotive and a lot more. They also provide free shipping for orders over $49. For orders lower than $49 you will have to pay $6.95 flat fee.

Start with Lowe’s for appliances, paint, patio furniture, tools, flooring, home décor, furniture and more. Buy Online and Pick Up In Store today!

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. doing business as Lowe’s, is an American retail company specializing in home improvement. Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, the company operates a chain of retail stores in the United States and Canada. As of November 2018, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate 2,015 home improvement and hardware stores in North America. They offer fast and free shipping for orders over $45.

Sam’s West, Inc. (doing business as Sam’s Club) is an American chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs owned and operated by Walmart Inc., founded in 1983 and named after Walmart founder Sam Walton. As of January 31, 2019, Sam’s Club ranks second in sales volume among warehouse clubs with $57.839 billion in sales (in fiscal year 2019) behind rival Costco Wholesale.

You can find wholesale prices on Top Brands. They offer Free Shipping on most items. There is no minimum purchase.

Albee Baby is a children US store since 1933. You can find a lot of items there like car seats for babies, strollers, gear, nursery, feeding accessories, bath & potty, toys, clothing, gifts and more. They offer Free Shipping for orders over $49. They charge $4.95 for the smaller orders.

Costway has continued to exceed customer expectations in providing premium products with ultra-low prices since 2008.

In 2009, Costway has started selling its name-brand products on large third-party platforms like Amazon and eBay. It wasn’t until 2015, Costway finally built its online store at www.costway.com. Within a few years, Costway achieved substantial growth by partnering up with Walmart, Macy’s and Ziff Davis, continuing matching the exact, high-quality and affordable low prices that customers are looking for, making the online shopping experience easy and fun.

They offer Free Shipping on Everything which is nice.

EDM was started in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2003. Our mission has always been to purchase a wide variety of consumer goods directly from manufacturers and deliver them to our buyers at the absolute best prices anywhere. In order to achieve that we cut out all non-essential steps in our procurement process, we buy in large quantities, we own and warehouse all of our items and keep our margins to a minimum.

They offer a lot of services like – DROP-SHIPPING, PRODUCT  SOURCING, FREIGHT CONSOLIDATION and WAREHOUSING.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, FactoryBuysDirect.com is a family-owned, online retailer offering quality fireplace inserts, wall space heaters, gas log sets, construction heaters and outdoor living products from manufacturers. Our in-house brands include Avenger and Duluth Forge.

Their shipping policy:

Whenever possible we will ship items via UPS or by the USPS. Due to size and weight, some products may be shipped truck freight. Shipping costs are based off product, weight, and size. Shipments are made to continental U.S. locations only. Special provisions apply to shipments to Alaska and Hawaii. They offer Free shipping for orders over $25.

eBay Managed Delivery

eBay Managed Delivery

Hello, guys! I’m glad you are here again and reading another of our articles! Today’s theme will be about the new feature – eBay managed delivery.

Hello, guys! I’m glad you are here again and reading another one of our articles! Today’s theme is going to be about the new feature known as – eBay managed delivery.

In every dropshipper’s life, there is this thing when they start to think about how they could scale their business. Don’t get me wrong, dropshipping itself is a huge and profitable business, you know – the sky is the limit. If we don’t develop we will stay in one place our whole lives. 

Fulfillment by Amazon – FBA, and eBay managed delivery are two different programs from two different well-known companies. Both of them have similarities, but they are different nonetheless.

Managed delivery by eBay

eBay has officially announced the introduction of eBay Managed Delivery, an end-to-end fulfillment service that will be available to US sellers in 2020. It is essentially being able to ship your merchandise into eBay warehouses and they will handle it, store it, pick it, pack it, ship it and send it off to the customer. Yes, you’re right. They are copying Amazon’s FBA.

Now with that being said, there’s going to be a lot of obvious differences, eBay is not Amazon and vice-versa and they’re gonna have their own way of doing it. We still don’t have a lot of details at this point, even the announcement they kind of gave us was an overview which is obvious but does not include a lot of details. We don’t know the pricing, or if there’s going to be a special plan or a membership of any kind. We don’t know what the packing fees are going to be, as well as details about the inbound shipping.

Amazon has shipping discounts and bulk and logistics in multiple warehouses. We’re heading out to wait and see what eBay will add as information about this program, but they are fighting with amazon and that’s for sure! In the presentation, eBay said that they are doing it their way. They said the managed delivery will include smart partnering warehouses, built on their technology and all this will be managed through eBay Seller Hub. 

eBay managed delivery buyer benefits

  • Fast & Free delivery
  • 2 days or less
  • Trackable 
  • Arrives in an eBay box  

In the brief, they said that their idea of winning value proposition is to be inventory that sellers provide, not faster shipping and this will be their main goal.

eBay managed delivery seller benefits 

  • Enhanced protection
  • Cost-effective
  • Store, pack, ship
  • Full tracking
  • Dedicated customer service

Lower fulfillment costs

With Managed Delivery, eBay says that you’ll save on fulfillment/delivery costs because eBay will negotiate competitive rates on 1-day 2-day and 3-day delivery options.

Seller Protection

Sellers enrolled in Managed Delivery will receive the same protections as Top Rated Sellers for Managed Delivery transactions. In addition, eBay will remove any negative or neutral feedback or item not received, stockout and item not as described (INAD) defects for the Managed Delivery transactions as long your INAD performance meets eBay’s requirements.

Simplified and faster shipping

In collaboration with their fulfillment partners, eBay will manage logistics and get your items out the door quickly and on time so you can focus on selling.

Increased visibility

eBay will make your listings stand out—let buyers know you’ll get their purchases to them in 3 days or less.

Save storage space

Store your merchandise at a Managed Delivery warehouse and save storage space, and costs.

eBay will take care of all operational details and will come in a quality package. They will offer dedicated customer service as well.

This managed delivery program will be for sure a strong tool for eBay, but of course, it won’t be mandatory. So if you are a dropshipper and don’t have an interest in their program, it’s okay. You can continue doing your business. 

Non-Api eBay Flag Protection 2020

Non-API eBay Flag Protection 2020

In 2018, eBay added to its policies that it would reduce organic traffic to dropshippers. This shocking new announcement provoked many eBay sellers to give up dropshipping. 

 

Don’t worry, Web Seller Guru have your back!

In this article, you will find out how eBay actually discovers whether you are a dropshipper or not. You’ll also learn how to “unflag” your account. Because reduced traffic can lead to lower sales.

 

What eBay flagged account means?

eBay has announced that it will discover dropshippers and report on their accounts, reducing their organic impressions of their search results.

It has not been officially announced, but they have updated their policy that they will not tolerate dropshippers. You can see how one of the resellers shares their account performance.

You can see a huge drop in promoted listing sales and also a big drop in impressions. This is a 99% sign that your account is flagged.

 

Don’t Panic!

 

Web Seller Guru has a solution!

eBay will not report on accounts that appear to be managed by human activity – without any software.

The problem with this is that it is actually impossible to work that way and earn real profits without software that helps you manage your dropshipping business.

So how do you save time and still stay “under the radar” on eBay?

There are tools that allow you to do the work and works as a manual (Non-API) dropshipping software.

In fact, this means that you will simply install something in your browser that will make eBay assume that someone is manually running the stores.

With this method, if eBay verifies the software tools that are associated with your account, they will not find related dropshipping software.

This is because non-API solutions work without eBay’s remark.

With Web Seller Guru Non-API software you will be able to still list your items easily and it will track them, so you can be sure that you wont sell on a loss or sell out of stock item.

 

How to avoid being flagged from eBay?

 

  1. You can protect your account from being flagged using Non-API function. 
  1. You can work manually, but then your store will need your attention almost 24/7. eBay will not flag accounts that appear to be managed by human activity – without dropshipping software.

 

Can you “Unflag” your eBay account?

 

There is no 100% answer to this question. A lot of people that get the flag are leaving the business and we still don’t have enough data to tell you if theres a way or not. 

We have clients that “unflagged” their accounts two-three months after using our Non-API function.

Here is an example of one account being “unflagged” after he started using Non-API.


How long does it take for eBay to flag an account? 


eBay usually flags accounts after approximately three to six weeks after the first sale. However not 100% of the dropshippers are flagged. eBay flag accounts on “waves”. This mean that every month they are making their research and cut the traffic for a bunch of sellers. No one is insured. 


Is copying and pasting eBay titles tell the eBay that you are a dropshipper?


Absolutely YES!

We all know these dropshippers that steal titles and descriptions from other sellers. Also, placing a copy of Amazon or a different supplier titles and descriptions would result the same. eBay can detect repetitive texts and can easily understand that you are a dropshipper. So you have to create unique titles and descriptions (as long as the list allows) to give you a less chance of being flagged.


Delivery of your products from different places


After uploading a tracking on eBay they know from where you are sending the package. Different shipment points are just a sign that you are not sending items from your home or business address, but you are most likely a dropshipper.


Like any business, there would be some difficulties and problemes ,but the dropshipping business will never end. The rules just change and we have to adapt if we still want to make money. The faster we adapt, the better we will be as a online entrepreneurs.


We hope you find this article helpful.


Remember – Web Seller Guru will always be you partner and we will take care of your problems.

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How to deal with the automatic returns of eBay

How to deal with the automatic returns of eBay?

Following eBay’s Autumn Seller Release in 2018, eBay introduced automatic returns. They even put this out as a separate announcement board post. 

“As we recently announced, we’re making further improvements to the returns experience on eBay. Today a large number of returns may require the buyer to wait multiple days before they can access a return label. This drives buyer anxiety, churn and an increased likelihood of the buyer asking eBay to step in to help. As a result, we’ll be increasing the frequency in which the buyer will have immediate access to a label on domestic returns, regardless of why they want to return the item. This means that when a buyer opens an ‘Item not as described’ return request, it will be automatically accepted if it’s within the seller’s offered return window. We’ll be rolling out these changes over this year, starting on September 17th, and will listen to your feedback as we ramp up this new functionality.”

– eBay

A lot of sellers aren’t particularly happy with this change, because of the way how returns will be processed. From the seller’s perspective, eBay is trying to take control over seller’s return experiences and to be able to make a decision on a case by case basis.

The current eBay seller return options are few:

  • Send the buyer a message if you need more information
  • Refund the buyer / they keep the item
  • Offer a partial refund and allow them to keep the item
  • Accept the return

eBay Automated return option

  • RMA number – let eBay know whether you would like to include an RMA number to each return label.
  • Send a refund – Buyer keeps the item and the seller has to fully refund them
  • Approve a return – Automatically approve a return based on the price and the reason for it.

A lot of eBay sellers are not happy with this update as I mentioned before. They are frightened that the buyers will choose the “Significantly Not As Described” option as a way to get free postage for the return. This will ultimately impact sellers leading to 4% surcharges”

Also “Buyers will abuse returns using it as a try before you buy service”

What should you do? 

It is impossible to disable the automatic return function, so as dropshippers we need to find other solutions and a way to work with these returns.

For this to happen, we must do two things:

1) Make buyers understand that we want them to contact us to get a label

2) Send our buyers a shipping label manually, so they can send us the items using this specific label

3) Go to eBay return settings and turn on the RMA option. RMA stands for Return Merchandise Authorization number. This will allow you to provide a return label and you won’t be charged for an expensive one from eBay. As a dropshipper, this is very important because we get our labels for free from the supplier.

eBay is putting a lot of obstacles in front of sellers, but we need to learn how to deal with them. Every business has problems and dropshipping is no exception, but with every solved problem we are getting stronger.

How important is automatization on eBay to avoid disputes?

How important is automatization on eBay to avoid disputes?

eBay is a great way to make some extra cash, to feel more financially independent, or even to start and grow your own business. Anyone can do it. You just need some time to invest. But before you do that, make sure you take the proper steps to educate yourself about every little stone that can come your way during your dropshipping journey on eBay.

After finding the right products and listing them, you may think that everything is all set, and your business is up and running. But there are few more things you need to consider. Тhe more products you have in your listings, the more orders you receive, the greater the probability you get disputes or claims.

To handle them you need to be very diplomatic… or to avoid receiving them. In this article we will tell you what you need to know about claims and disputes, and how to avoid them with little help from Web Seller Guru.

What are disputes and claims?

If a buyer has a problem with their order such as:

  • The item is different than described;
  • The item didn’t arrive at all,

they can open a dispute. Then, you can communicate with them, as a seller, and try to find the best resolution of the problem.  When you both agree on some resolution, they can close the dispute. But if you don’t, you both can escalate the dispute into claim.

Then, an investigating agent from PayPal will be assigned to review the case and make the best decision.

What happens during a dispute or claim?

During the dispute, the transaction related to the ordered product will be withheld until the dispute is resolved. In some more complicated cases, the account may be restricted until the dispute is resolved. Then, the seller will not be able to receive PayPal payments until

 

How to avoid disputes and claims?

If you want everything in your dropshipping business to go easy and to minimize customer disputes and claims, you have a valuable assistant in this task – Web Seller Guru.  With the inventory management software, you will not only get forget about disputes and claims, but you will also grow your business because

It automatically uploads products from different suppliers

With the help of Web Seller Guru, your products can be listed on eBay fast and easy. This saves your time, energy and manpower which you can use to think and design marketing strategies for growing your business.  The listing builder will automatically extract info and photos from your supplier, to make sure that the information you present about your items is completely accurate. This will minimize the possibility of disputes.

 

It takes care of your inventory

The Web Seller Guru tracking system is designed to help you manage your inventory and prices without any effort. It checks prices and stock availability every hour and updates them on your eBay account, so that you always have up-to-date information on prices and product availability. And the best part – this task doesn’t involve manpower. Web Seller Guru works completely by itself, helping you to avoid stock outs and disputes.

It can move the price of the products when necessary

With WSG you can automatically to change the price of products listed every three hours at a pre-set price. You can also choose which products the software will change prices. This will help you add more activity to your account without having to spend your personal time on it.

 

Why use Web Seller Guru to avoid any problems with your business?

By using Web Seller Guru as your personal assistant for your dropshipping business on eBay, you will notice that:

  • You have less opened disputes and cases;
  • Your inventory is professionally managed without the need to do it yourself or hire someone else;
  • You have more free time to focus on growing your business and think about strategies;
  • You will work with the most famous suppliers;
  • You can use WSG Help Desk to have all your customers queries into one interface.

 

With WSG you will grow your business with ease and will automatically minimize the risks for your eBay account. Choose your plan now and elevate your business to the next level.

 

Amazon.de to Ebay.de Dropshipping Germany

Amazon.de to Ebay.de Dropshipping Germany

We are happy to announce that Web Seller Guru support Repricer and Listing Builder for eBay.de from Amazon.de.
With W$G you can monitor your price and stock status from Amazon.de and update them to eBay.de on every hour automatically.
With WSG Listing Builder you can list automatically products from Amazon.de to eBay.de in seconds.

We have and Tracking Uploader for eBay.de this is perfect tool for Dropshipping in Germany

Dropshipping from Amazon.de to eBay.de