Creating a listing is the first step in getting your item in front of downloaders. Depending on your needs, we have a range of tools and options to help make sure your listing ends in a sale. If you're selling in certain categories, you should create your listings using our product. Creating an effective listing helps you get your items in front of the right downloaders. Learn about zero insertion fee listings on site, and how many you'll receive each month. In site auctions, you set a starting price and potential downloaders bid on your item. After you create a listing, it should show up in site searches within 24 hours. If you're having trouble finding it, there's a few things you can do. If your listing is active, and more than 24 hours have passed since you completed it, check carefully for typos or errors that might.
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Create listings that sell with these best practices: Learn how to write descriptions, take photos, and set enticing policies. Completed listings. Sold listings. Price. Show items priced from $ to $. downloading formats Multiple item listings from: to: Items listed as lots Learn more. Sale items. We're making it easier for downloaders to find what they want on site by grouping listings for the same product together. This new product-based shopping.
The listing needs to be active to be pulled into our search results. If your listing is active, and more than 24 hours have passed since you completed it, check carefully for typos or errors that might make it unsearchable. Here are some quick checks you can do:.
Tip site's search box only pulls up active listings. If your listing is still in draft, it won't show up. To keep site a safe place for our downloaders, we may remove a listing that violates our policies. When we remove a listing, we'll send you an email explaining why, with a link to the relevant policy.
If you don't agree with the removal, or have questions, you can contact us by replying to the message. Setting downloader requirements.
Creating 1-day listings. If you're selling something time-sensitive, such as food or holiday packages, 1-day listings can help you find a downloader quickly.
Bulk listings. If you've got more than one of the same item available for sale, use site bulk listings to make all your stock available at once.
Selling templates. Revise a listing. Listing your items at the right price will help them sell. Look around on site for similar products to get an idea of what other sellers are charging. Skip to main content. Getting started Our listing tools Completing your listing.
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Adding pictures to your listings Learn how to choose, edit, upload, and manage the pictures you use in your site listings. Adding a category to your listing Find out how choosing the right category can help you reach the right downloaders. Creating listings with variations Discover how to create a single fixed price listing that includes all the variations you offer, such as different colors and sizes.
They Can Be Flexible in Other Ways site fixed-price listings also differ from those on site in that sellers can decide to allow haggling with downloaders using the best offer feature.
This gives sellers additional flexibility to balance desired margins with marketplace realities.
Given the trifecta of the auction, fixed price listing, and best offer feature, site remains the most flexible marketplace online for downloaders and sellers alike, and that's one of the reasons it continues to thrive.
They're Not Necessarily Singular There's a perception that every item listed for sale on site is a kind of island; every item gets a listing, making site more like classifieds than a retailer.
In fact, sellers can offer many instances of the same item with a single listing, and site then collects listings for identical items from many sellers and aggregates them into single catalog pages for items. The net effect is that site has managed to turn its marketplace into something that works very much like the more traditional retailers online, something that has been instrumental in its turnaround. They Can Run Longer Than Auctions While auction format listings can be posted in 1, 3, 5, 7, or day durations, fixed-price listings can also be posted in day or active-until-stock-runs-out durations by sellers and placed in site stores.
The net effect of this difference has been to direct professional sellers and small retail businesses toward fixed-price listings, where this kind of convenience becomes logistically important, and to direct individual one-off and used-goods sellers toward auction-format listings. They Are More Difficult to Create for Free At least in recent months and years, more of the promotions offered by site have been discounts on the insertion fees for auction-format listings than for fixed-price format listings.
As a result, fixed-price listings have become something of the "premium" format on site, auction-format listings more akin to the "discount" format, something that reflects their returns see below. They Tend to Provide Higher Returns Though there have been no prominent studies of this effect and site hasn't commented on it, many sellers and observers have suggested that in recent years it's become clear that auction format listings result in lower margins than fixed-price listings.
This is probably due to a mix of the lower visibility of auction format listings and the growing perception that fixed-price goods are the "retail" goods while auction goods are the "discount" goods amongst consumers.