Marketplaces – Getting Started & Next Steps

Ebay: The Evolution of Shopping Online Marketplaces

Today, almost any transaction is done online and with the birth of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and gadgets came the existence of the internet. It is really amazing how people are now able to shop almost anything online from clothes, shoes, body care products, house items, gadgets, appliances and other electronics. The founder of a well-known shopping online marketplace firmly believes that all people are good and thought of a bright idea selling and buying over the internet based on trust and goodwill. Anything can be sold online like old coins, postcards books, CDs, vintage cookware and gift cards.

In order to start buying and selling, all you have to do is to create an account or register and agree to the terms and conditions of the marketplace. When it comes to the terms and conditions, it is very important to read them in detail as it contain information about your responsibilities as a seller and a buyer, including listing information, shipping and delivery information, prohibited items, restricted items, and how to handle any problem that may arise such as item that have not arrived or item not as described. In the past, there’s no so much information about these things but as online marketplaces continue to evolve, these were created in order to leverage, mediate and resolve problems. If you want to sell something online such your old stuff or something you’re not using, you have to make sure you have read, and understood the seller basics, because you have to be aware of how to properly create a listing, the different fees involved, and consequences of not complying with the rules and regulations. Be sure to state the condition of the item when you are creating your listing such as new, like new, used or for spares and repairs, and put the full description of the item such as the color, measurements, manufacturer, any serial number, and attach as many actual photos of the item as possible. It make sure that you properly describe your items, preventing the buyer from making any complaints of “item not as described”, thereby protecting yourself from such claims.

We are confident that online buying and selling is safe and secure because different marketplaces invest millions of dollars in building their own team of mediation, escalation and appeals to review claims of items in fixed price and auction type templates. Buyers usually give feedback and comments to sellers, and are also asked to rate sellers basing on item description, on time dispatch and delivery, and communication. It is a fact that more and more people are buying and selling online, and the evolution goes through what we can imagine.

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