I, as an experienced eBay seller, have often been asked about the efficiency of listing shoes on the platform. So, I decided to put this question to the test: “How quickly can I list 20 shoes on eBay?” In this article, I will share my personal experience and tips on how I managed to streamline the process. Join me as we explore the world of eBay shoe listings and uncover the secrets to speed and efficiency.
In today's video, I took on the challenge of cleaning and listing 20 pairs of shoes on eBay. As an experienced reseller, I have developed efficient methods to maximize productivity and streamline the process. In this article, I will walk you through my workflow, share some helpful tips, and answer frequently asked questions regarding listing shoes on eBay.
Cleaning and Sourcing
To start off, I went sourcing at Marshalls, Ross, and Burlington to find the shoes for this challenge. These stores provide a great selection of brand-name and designer shoes at affordable prices. After careful selection, I had 20 pairs of shoes ready for cleaning and listing.
One of the challenges I faced during this challenge was dealing with Sharpie prices on the bottom of the shoes. It's important to remove these tags before listing to ensure a clean and professional appearance. I used a combination of rubbing alcohol, cotton pads, and a soft-bristle brush to gently remove the marks without harming the shoes.
I have developed a custom-built setup to streamline the listing process. This includes LED strip lights and a PVC backdrop, which provides a well-lit and consistent background for product photos. I take photos with my phone and use the PhotoRoom app to achieve a clean white background.
Brand, Size, and Style Code
As I clean each pair of shoes, I enter the brand, size, and style code into a spreadsheet to track inventory. This helps me stay organized and enables quick reference when listing the items on eBay. The spreadsheet is an invaluable tool that allows me to efficiently manage my inventory and stay on top of sales.
Finding Matching Listings
Once the item's information is entered into the spreadsheet, I copy and paste it into eBay's search function. This allows me to find matching listings for similar shoes. It's important to adjust the title and price based on the item's condition and current market value.
Custom SKU System
To further simplify inventory management, I use a custom SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) system. Each pair of shoes is assigned a unique SKU, which makes it easy to find and track specific items. This system saves time and energy when fulfilling orders and helps avoid confusion in the inventory management process.
With the information gathered and matched with existing eBay listings, I proceed to create new listings for each pair of shoes. I ensure to complete a checklist that includes relevant details such as brand, size, condition, description, and photos. This checklist helps maintain consistency and professionalism across all listings.
Time Taken for Listing
Completing the process of cleaning and listing 20 pairs of shoes took me approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Cleaning the shoes individually accounted for about an hour, while the actual listing process took around 45 minutes.
Listing 20 pairs of shoes on eBay requires a methodical approach and efficient use of time and resources. By employing a streamlined process, utilizing custom-built setups, and leveraging technology, I was able to successfully clean and list shoes within a reasonable timeframe. Whether you're a seasoned reseller or just starting out, optimizing your workflow is key to maximizing productivity and profitability.
How many pairs of shoes did you clean and list in today's video?
- I cleaned and listed 20 pairs of shoes in today's video.
Where are your fulfillment operations located?
- We have fulfillment operations in our Texas and Oregon locations.
How many pairs of shoes can you clean and list per hour?
- Normally, I can clean and list about 10 pairs of shoes per hour.
Which stores did you go sourcing at for these shoes?
- I went sourcing at Marshalls, Ross, and Burlington for these shoes.
What was the challenge you faced with the shoes during the listing process?
- The problem is that they all have Sharpie prices on the bottom.