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- What is a Selling Or Trading Assistant? The Ultimate Overview of Consignment Selling
- What does consignment mean? What is consignment selling?
- What exactly does a Selling Assistant do? What’s a typical day like?
- How does a Selling Assistant make money? Who can become one?
- Can eBay Trading Assistants still sell on consignment for others now that the program is gone?
- Where can a Selling Assistant sell their client’s consignment items?
- What kind of items can a Selling Assistant sell on consignment for their clients?
- Sellers, here’s why you should add Selling Assistant services to your existing e-commerce business
- From SAHMs to retirees, students to teachers: here’s who should start a Selling Assistance service
- Designing your Selling Assistance service from terms and conditions to services and features
- Money Matters: How does a Selling Assistant profit from selling items for others?
- Resale and the Selling Assistant: Sometimes it’s simpler to just buy the items outright
- Selling Assistant fees: What are they and how do they work?
- The Pros and Cons of charging a fee for your Selling Assistant services
- Does charging a commission on your Selling Assistant services maximize your profits?
- Charge a combination of fees and commission to maximize your Selling Assistant profits
- Here’s how I profit from my Selling Assistant business
- Should a Selling Assistant give their client a deposit or advance on future earnings?
- Should the Selling Assistant require a deposit of new clients?
- Who pays for what when selling for others on consignment?
- Should the consignment seller cover all selling fees or pass them onto the client?
- How discounted & free shipping offers affect consignment selling
- Shipping costs & selling fees are the least of your worries…
- Paying your clients their share of your Selling Assistant sales
- Calculating client payments on a Selling Assistant contract
- Method of Payment: How should I pay my Selling Assistant client?
- Reporting and reconciliation of a Selling Assistant client contract
- Build yourself a timeline for paying Selling Assistant clients without getting burned
- Money Matters Managed
- Your Selling Situation: Where and how should I sell my Selling Assistant items?
- Multi-Channel Consignment Selling: List your items on multiple marketplaces for greater exposure
- Practice your Selling Assistance service before you start taking on clients
- Do you need a storefront or standalone webstore to be a Selling Assistant?
- Is eBay still the best place for a Trading Assistant turned consignment seller?
- Does the Selling Assistant consignment sell from their own account or the clients?
- Should I have a designated selling account for my Selling Assistance consignment service?
- The 8 questions you must ask yourself before you start selling on consignment
- Good customer service is a selling point that can distinguish your services
- The benefits of having a PO Box or other Locked Mailbox for your business
- Designate a business phone line for more professional client contact
- Consider VOIP & internet-based phones like Google Voice or Skype over traditional options
- Offering pick-up services is an easy way to attract local Selling Assistant clients
- Should you allow Selling Assistant clients to drop their items off?
- Expand the reach of your Selling Assistant service by letting clients ship their items to you
What exactly does a Selling Assistant do?
Selling Assistants perform all of the tasks associated with selling an item for a client for compensation.
Selling Assistants connect with potential customers either by reaching out to clients themselves or because their marketing drew the clients to them. If the client has items the Selling Assistant is willing to sell, they enter into a contract to do so. Once under a contract, the SA will usually do all of the following for their client’s items: clean, research, photograph, write listing text, answer questions during the listing, collect buyer payment upon sale, pack and ship the items, and deal with end-of-sale issues such as returns or other buyer issues. Once the items have sold, the SA subsequently passes any revenue on to the owner less their fee or commission.
I said exactly. What’s a typical day like?
There is no such thing as a typical day as a Selling Assistant. What your day is exactly like is completely up to you and how you’ve designed your service. That’s the beauty of it!