The Ultimate List of Ebay Selling Tools

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If you have spent any time selling on Ebay, you know how important it is to have adequate items to make the process smooth for you and your buyer. I have compiled a list of tools that I use that I will share with you to hopefully give you some ideas and inspiration to make this a fun and smooth transition as you go through the Ebay selling process.

Scales and scanners:

It’s important to have a good scale that will weigh at least 50 pounds, and a barcode scanner if you are scanning a lot of books and new merchandise.

The Ultimate Guide for getting started on Ebay

So, you want to sell on Ebay? That’s great, because selling on Ebay has the potential to create some serious extra income on the side or even full time. It all depends on how much time, effort, and work you want to put into it. With even a few hours a week, you can make a great side income selling on Ebay. In this post I will show you some of the resources and tips that I used to get started and to hopefully point you in the direction of how to get started selling on eBay with less than $100 in your pocket.

  • Gather some merchandise. If you don’t want to spend any money starting out, I guarantee you have 20 things laying around your house that you could quickly gather up and put in your “to sell” pile. If you want to immediately turn this into a bigger business from the get-go, you could purchase your merchandise, from second hand stores, thrift stores or discount stores. We will go into depth on that in a different post.
  • Internet Access. If you are reading this, then you already have this one covered. You don’t need unlimited data either, because we are on a plan with limited data access, and I am still able to do everything I need to do each month to get my listings uploaded to Ebay. Internet Access allows you an infinite amount of resources to gain knowledge for learning what to do to get started.
  • Gather some basic resources. There are so many things that you can use to make selling on Ebay fast,  efficient and generally a better selling experience. I recommend starting with a few helpful things and then working from there. Check out my resources page for a complete list of products that I use to provide the best experience for Ebay buying and selling.
    • A good postal scale.  Make sure you get one that can weigh up to 50 pounds. Even if you think you are only going to be selling lighter items, it will come in handy. This is very similar to the one I use and it weighs up to 86 pounds.
    • A Tape measure. If you are selling clothing, a dress-makers tape is best because you need to get fluid measurements and be able to measure waist lines etc. A contractors tape measure is also good for just getting measurements from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’.
    • Scotty Peelers. I didn’t find out about these right away, but when I discovered them I quickly realized I could never go without them! It really makes peeling labels off items unbelievably easy. Trust me on this one.


How to make an EXTRA $500 a month selling on Ebay

If your new to selling on Ebay, $500 a month is a great goal to set for monthly sales. Believe it or not, this is very doable with the right kind of merchandise. If you are looking to quit your job and make Ebay a full time income, we will cover that in another post. So, for now, wouldn’t it be nice to get a little “funny money” in your Paypal account each month to do with what you want. $500 could cover a lot, such as:

  • a medical bill
  • groceries
  • a car payment
  • a house payment
  • utility payments
  • saving for a vacation
  • diapers/wipes/babyfood/formula
  • guilt-free shopping trip


Making a COLLECTION in Ebay

Have you made a collection on Ebay yet? It’s kind of like Pinterest for Ebay, but the collections are made up of things you can immediately click on to buy from the Ebay website.
Collections are a way to gather and share things on eBay you like, want, or recommend. You can start a Collection to show buyers what you have for sale, or share and organize your favorite eBay finds. So you know how you have all those amazing things in your store, that you wish your buyer would see on their own, but maybe they need a little help pulling it all together. Enter Ebay Collections! For example, (more…)