The Ebay Trading Assistant Program
As an experienced eBay seller you have probably met many people who have something that they would like to sell on eBay but they don't quite know how to do it. They don't know how to write descriptions and deal with potential buyers, and quite frankly they probably don't want to learn. They just want to sell a few items and make a little extra money while they are at it. Add to that the fact that you may be looking for a way to help people in your local area and make a little or a lot of extra income at the same time. Your solution and theirs may just be for you to become an eBay Trading Assistant.
What is an eBay Trading Assistant? An eBay Trading Assistant is a person who has positive eBay selling experience that they are willing to use to benefit people in their local area. A person who wants to become an eBay Trading Assistant must agree to abide by the eBay Trading Assistant User Agreement and they must be a United States resident. They must have an eBay account with a consistently good standing, have sold at least ten items on eBay in the previous three months, and average ten sales per 3-month period. They have to maintain a minimum feedback score of 100, with at least 98% positive, at all times. And they must abide by the terms of the Trading Assistant Style Guide.
There are two types of eBay Trading Assistants. There are “Trading Assistants on eBay” and there are “Registered eBay Drop Off Locations”. A Registered Drop Off Location is an eBay Trading Assistant who has a physical store front location with regular store hours. A “Trading Assistant on eBay” may not have a regular store front but they are usually willing to go to a location to examine potential items to sell and meet with people with items for sale. You have to apply to be accepted into the program and once you are accepted, you are placed in the eBay Trading Assistant directory. The directory allows people who want to sell their items to search for the nearest Trading Assistant to their location. They contact you. You respond. You meet. And you sell for a commission. Pretty great for everyone involved.
What is the bottom line? Selling items on commission as an eBay Trading Assistant can help you make plenty of extra money. You gain increased visibility through the directory. And you don't have to go looking for the extra inventory to sell.
I am an eBay Trading Assistant. I recently sold a couple of guitars for a commission and had I not been in the directory I would not have had the opportunity to make the extra money I got from the sale. I didn't go looking for the guitar but I made money selling it. In case you are wondering, you can always say NO to people contacting you with small items and you can pick and choose whats worth selling on eBay. You can even educate the people who contact you by showing them how to search completed listings so they will have a realistic idea of the "true" value of their items. Truly, the eBay Trading Assistant program is a Win Win for everyone.
It does take some confidence to take on selling stuff for others. People ask me all the time, but I am afraid I won't do a good job for them. My hat is off to those who take this on. I usually just show them how to research the value and offer to show them how to list it.
Did a great job Danna. This is good program from business perspective. It involves the profits for both ends. For me this is really a good information.