Ensuring your listing gives you the best opportunity to sell
We’ve seen significant variations in the time it takes items to sell: the quickest selling items are listed for less than a day with some others taking well over a month.
Here are some qualities of faster selling listings:
1. Good photos showing the item clearly
Items that sell quickly commonly have in-focus images showing the item, its condition and close ups of any damage or parts that require work. We say good photos because it’s more important to accurately document the item than it is to photograph it beautifully.
2. Specific product information
Most United Baristas members have good product knowledge, therefore better product listings provide specific product condition information rather than the model’s generic features and benefits. Be open about your item’s condition to build trust with the buyer.
3. Are priced to sell
There is currently a wide range of selling prices for similar items. Consequently, well priced items sell more quickly — in fact significantly more quickly. One of our objectives is to facilitate greater liquidity in the secondhand market so more consistent, market-based pricing can emerge.
4. Have shipping options
Faster selling items typically have free shipping or make use of the shipping tool. This makes sense as it obviously increases the pool of people able to easily acquire the item.
5. Social sharing of the listing
When you list an item it automatically gets included in the next United Baristas update and also gets posted on our social media channels. Faster selling items are commonly also promoted through the seller’s own social media channels.
Plus a Pro Tip
Buyers primarily want to purchase items from real people and known entities.
Upload a personal profile picture or your brand identity to your United Baristas Marketplace account to better communicate who you are.