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15 May 2009 @ 05:15 pm
Answers to a few questions...  

There are a few people who have been asking questions about selling...  There have also been a few of you who have been doing a few "no no's"...  I am going to do a quick reminder.

  • Do not post pictures that are over 350x350 Pixels... We do not feel that it is necessary to clog up the journal with pictures all over the place unless people want to click the cut.  LJ cuts are very easy to do.
  • We here at the curvyexchange do not condone the selling of used makeup.  It is unsanitary and there are health risks. Here is a link with more information.  We've all shared makeup with our friends, but these are people you know...  and even then its frowned upon.
  • Accessories are only to be posted once per week. 
Okay... Now tips for selling.
  • Take pictures of the clothes.  Description only does not work very well.  You will only cause people to ask more questions. 
  • With the pictures you take, provide a description of what you are trying to sell.  For instance: if you take a picture of a shirt... provide all of the following: Size, Color (this may seem silly, but some colors show up different on different screens), Condition and Price.
  • Conditions:  NWT (New with tags), NWOT (New with out tags), Slightly Used (One or two uses... shows no real sign of wear), Used (Worn clothing, has general wear.  Person has probably grown out of them).
  • Price:  Be reasonable with the pricing.  We realize you are trying to make some money by selling these products.  If you are selling something used, do not try and sell it for the same price that you bought it for.  You used it and you will take a hit off the cost.  Selling a used Old Navy shirt for $15.00 (for example) that is used, is too much.  Always Always think of how much you would be willing to pay for the shirt...   Also, think of it this way.  If it costs $15.00 for the shirt and $5.00 for shipping, that is $20 for a shirt that someone could have bought new.
  • Shipping:  There are several ways to ship.  There is a flat box shipping available through the USPS that is $5.00, whatever you can get into the box.  Try to find deals like this when you are shipping.  You (or anyone) can work out what things take to ship by using USPS.com.  Don't try to make money off of the shipping cost.  If you're selling stuff, you should be willing to drive down to the post office and ship it.  thats understood when you list something.  Ask for Zip Code to calculate shipping costs.
  • Payment: The purpose of all of this.   The easiest way to get paid is paypal.  Paypal has quite a few wonderful features.  One, for example, is email invoices.  If you have an account with paypal, you email an invoice to the person who wants an item (you need to ask the person for their email) and they click 'pay now' and they pay.  Paypal transfers the money into your account or your bank/checking account (however you have it set up).  Usually, payment comes before shipping the item.  If you will accept money order, concealed money or check, it is up to you to say what the terms or conditions are.  As a seller, i would only accept paypal.  Paypal also protects your money if a seller does not send the product.  You can get your money back, file complaints and have the sellers information.  Key thing to think of here: It is safer for both the buyer and the seller.  Money orders and concealed money do not protect either party. 
  • Small note: Make sure the clothes or items smell nice and are free of cat/dog/monkey or whatever animal hair could be on it.  People do have allergies.
If there are any other questions, Please do not hesitate to let me volairen or xelisabeth know.  We are here to help. 

-Your Jr. Curvy Mod 
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cheriezel: sewingcheriezel on May 20th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Just and FYI
As someone who sells alot and uses Priority Mail boxes, the $5 option is for a Small Flat Rate box measuring 8 5/8" x 5 3/8" x 1 5/8". You can probably get 2-3 lightweight shirts in there if they are well folded.
There is also a Medium Flat Rate box for $10 and measures 11" x 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" OR 11 7/8" x 3 3/8" x 13 5/8".

jbabyx0 on January 13th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
I have no idea how you get all that in the small flat rate. I can't even get a book in those!