When you do chose to sell online here are some things I would encourage you to consider;
-Hire a professional. Someone who understands the subtleties of the different marketplaces. Sites like Kijiji, Craigslist, eBay, Etsy and 1stDibs all have pros and cons which can drastically affect your end result. Hiring the right professional to guide you I think is essential; they will provide you with specific advice as well as fast track you to their knowledge and online reputation.
-Go big or go home. The traffic larger sites have bring the kind of audience required to sell your items at maximum profit. Using private company websites to sell your items is a risky choice as they lack the weekly hits to make sure your stuff gets seen by the most people possible.
-Be wary of companies looking to publish personal information like your address on the web. This is an obvious one, but remarkably several new companies are not only doing this, but actually advertising sales including photographs and addresses several weeks in advance.
-Make sure you’re offering the right kind of items online. While the internet is perfect to sell certain things, it is not a solution for everything. There are things that must be sold locally and that buyers want to see and feel before they buy.
-Instilling confidence in buyers is key. There are only a few things that can be controlled when you’re selling online like excellent photography, knowledgeable descriptions and a solid seller reputation with lots of excellent feedback to name a few. Working with a professional who can bring these to the table will help ensure you realize the best prices.