PowerSeller status is something that many eBay sellers strive to achieve, but few actually manage. With PowerSeller status you gain recognition, respect, and trust which indirectly lead to increased sales. In this article I outline the methods I feel are the best in order to become a PowerSeller.
To qualify for PowerSeller status you have to meet eBay's requirements which are:
1. To uphold the eBay community values, including honesty, timeliness and mutual respect.
2. To sell on average a minimum of £750 (or the exchange rate equivalent) or 100 items per month, for three consecutive months. In order to qualify you need to sell at least 4 items per month.
3. To achieve an overall Feedback rating of 100, of which 98% or more is positive.
4. To have been an active member for 90 days.
5. To have an account in good financial standing.
6. To not violate any severe policies in a 60-day period.
7. To not violate three or more of any eBay policies in a 60-day period.
8. To maintain a minimum of four average monthly listings for the past three months.
Now looking at the above list, I feel points 2, 3, and 8 are the most significant. Points 1, 5, 6, and 7 can be achieved largely by just reviewing and following eBay's rules. Point 4 is beyond your control, you simply have to accept that the minimum period (from registration wth eBay) that you can become a PowerSeller within is 90 days. However, points 2, 3, and 8 are fully within your control and these are the true keys to becoming an eBay PowerSeller.
I will begin with point 2, which states that you must meet either eBay's Sales Value requirements or eBay's Sales Volume requirements. In my opinion meeting the Sales Volume requirements is much more achievable than meeting the Sales Value requirements, especially when you are just starting out. As it states above, if you achieve sales in excess of 100 units for three months, then you will become a PowerSeller. Now 100 sales per month may sound a lot for a first time ebook seller, but if you break it down into daily sales then it is only 3-4 sales per day, a much more achievable target. If you run 10 auctions per day and 35% of these are successful then you will be selling enough to qualify for PowerSeller status. If 10 auctions does not bring you the required sales then keep experimenting till you discover the right amount of auctions to achieve 3-4 sales per day.
By following the above instructions you will also fulfill eBay's minimum monthly listing requirement (point 8). That just leaves point 3, which outlines eBay's feedback requirements for becoming a PowerSeller. If you are selling 3-4 items per day (as I outline above) then in three months you will have made approximately 300 sales. From these 300 sales you can potentially receive 300 positive feedback ratings. So long as you maintain a good level of customer service, describe your ebooks accurately within your listings, delivery your ebooks quickly, and promptly respond to customer queries, then you should receive at least 98% positive feedback from these 300 sales.
So to summarise if you want to become an eBay PowerSeller then:
· Sign up as an eBay User:- If you haven't signed up for a basic eBay account then Click Here to do so.
· Sign up as an eBay Seller:- Once you have a basic eBay account you then need to sign up as a seller which you can do so by Clicking Here.
· Review and Follow eBay's Rules:- In order to become a PowerSeller you must be in good standing with eBay. To achieve this you must follow eBay's Rules and Policies which you can view by Clicking Here.
· Sell 3-4 Ebooks per Day:- Start by listing 10 ebook auctions per day and measure how many are successful. Through testing you can determine how many auctions you need to run in order to generate 3-4 sales per day.
· Maintain a Good Level of Customer Service:- Deliver your ebooks promptly, respond to customer queries quickly, describe your ebooks accurately etc, and you should have no trouble gaining at least 98%+ positive feedback.
· Keep following the above steps for 90 days:- Do the above and you will be a PowerSeller within 90 days, with at least 300 sales to your name, and at least 300 positive feedbacks.
And that's all there is to it. By following eBay's rules, selling 3-4 items per day, and being good to your customers, then you can become a PowerSeller in as little as 90 days from now. Take action today and three months from now you could be rewarded with eBay PowerSeller status.
Tom Parker offers many impartial ebook reviews just like this one at his website www.theebookcavernreviews.co.uk/. Tom also runs a free newsletter for ebook sellers which you can join by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include this bio when reprinting.