This month we had a chat with Buttonsmc. A user since 2012 she has steadily sold more than 2000 items and with over 1000 positive feedbacks she is an excellent member of the community. We asked her advice on how best to sell your unused household items and what it takes to earn the Ruby Star Rating for feedback.
Hi Buttonsmc, thanks a million for having a chat with us. Firstly, we’d like to ask you, are you an app or desktop user?
I normally use the app on my Ipad. It’s so much easier and quicker plus I find the messages are stored better. It’s easier to look through photos as well and just basically quicker to launch.
That’s great. Do you know many people that also use the site like you do?
I have some friends that use adverts and I have made quite a lot of friends here also that I still keep in contact with. I don’t think this would happen on any other site. There are so many kind and generous people here and most people are so friendly on Adverts. I love the interaction with people on here it can be great fun and very addictive. I love when positive and nice feedback is left when you sell an items it makes you feel great and that you have a job well done.
That’s wonderful that you have made good friends on the site. You mostly sell household items on the site. What are the benefits of selling such things?
People are always on the lookout for household items, you get a wider audience when selling on Adverts. Also, I try to make my items very affordable, some used some new, its a great way to sell items I don’t need, require or use any more. I always advertise honestly and try to help out with shipping costs if I can as I find shipping costs in this country are so expensive so every little bit helps. It’s great also for larger items if people want to collect as they will know your location when looking up the add. I always answer any queries honestly and swiftly, ensure I have good quality photos up and keep in contact with the buyer from the first point of sale until they receive their item and are happy with it. For me communication is so important.
Communication is key it’s true, especially for feedback. Regarding that you have earned over 1000 positive feedbacks. How important do you think it is to maintain good feedback?
Feedback is very important. It’s the first thing I check when I’m looking to buy from someone or if someone makes an offer on one of my adds. It gives you some sort of idea what the person is like, which can make all the difference. It’s so important to have good communication with the buyer or seller. Feedback shows your reputation and it gives people a good idea of what to expect when dealing with you.
Would you consider yourself more a seller or buyer?
I use Adverts for both, but more for selling. When I started on Adverts I was initially a buyer then when I became more familiar with the site and how easy it was to use, and in particular how easy it was to place an ad, I started to sell. It was only a very small number of ads at first then built it up after seeing how successful I was at selling. I have bid and purchased a lot of beauty and fragrance items and also some Apple products, the prices are always very reasonable and affordable on Adverts which is a great help when looking to buy. I have found it very helpful for selling all kinds of items and great for finding items you may not find elsewhere.
Finally, what advice do you have for new members?
My advice would be when starting off take your time, get familiar with the site. When placing ads make sure you take good accurate photos, and describe your items accurately and honestly. Look at what other people are selling and their prices to try to be competitive and make your items affordable. It’s also very important to respond to any questions quickly as people don’t like to be kept waiting and I think nowadays most people have notifications on their portable devices so just try to make sure you have your notification set up correctly for Adverts. That way you can keep yourself up to date.
All excellent advice. Thank you so much for speaking with us!
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