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Topic: Selling Topics
Why have a booth?
Why not just post my items separately?
What does it matter that your stuff is in a booth? Good question! On other sites, your stuff is usually posted individually, so the idea of setting up a booth may sound unnecessarily complicated. Let's look into a couple common questions about putting your stuff in a booth.
What are the benefits of posting my items together?
- Easier to find. There is power in numbers. When your car parts and books and DVDs are posted individually, they are like sailboats in the ocean. Somebody may or may not find them (or a giant tanker on autopilot may just run them over). That's no way to sell a lot of stuff.
- More impulse buys. At Bonanza, if a person sees one thing you're selling, they see a bunch of other things too. If you like Metallica, you're more likely to like Guns and Roses. If you own a camera, you're more likely to own a camera bag. By setting your stuff up in a booth format, the person who wants to buy one item is in the perfect position to buy two, three, or more.
- Meet people with similar interests. If your buyer lives nearby you (as our search engine favors), you are in the perfect position to make a new friend (or at least have an interesting conversation) with someone who shares your tastes, as reflected in your collection of stuff.
Doesn't setting up a booth mean extra work for me?
Nope! It actually means less work, generally speaking. The steps for setting up a booth are:
- Tell us what web site you are most familiar with (eBay, Craigslist or neither). This helps us do some legwork for you and presents an experience you'll be most comfortable with.
- Post your items for sale.
- Setup your seller account (as you would do on eBay or Etsy)
- Confirm your details
Unlike other sites, where you may have to repeat the third and fourth steps multiple times, setting up your items as part of a booth means you only have to enter this information once. There are no extra steps in this process that exist because you're selling your items in a booth rather than individually.
And if you decide to add more items to your booth later on, you need only repeat step 2.