Discover 101 Ebay Tips and Tricks To Increase Your Profits
Ebay Auction Starting And Ending Day Strategies.
It’s usually when auctions are about to end that they get half their bids – sometimes they even
get their only bids. If you want your item to sell for a good price, then, it makes no sense to let
it finish on a day and time when no-one’s going to be around to care.
Selling to Business.
If you’re selling business equipment and have mostly business customers, you should really
aim to have your auctions finishing between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. It is worth, however,
trying to avoid mornings and avoiding the ‘lead-in’ and ‘lead-out’ that takes place on Monday
and Friday themselves.
Selling to Home.
If most of your sales are to private customers having it shipped to their own home, then you
want your auctions to finish when these kind of customers will be around. Unfortunately, these
times are the opposite of what they are for the business customers. The ideal time to catch a
home customer is on a Sunday evening.
List for Durations.
In order to get your listings to end on a particular day, you can simply change the duration of
your auctions depending on what day it is. For example, if you mostly sell to home customers
and the day today is Thursday, then your auction needs to run for either 3 or 10 days to hit a
Sunday. If you sell more to business and the day today is Friday, then:
a 1 day auction would be bad (finishing on Saturday),
3 days would be alright (Monday),
5 days would be good (Wednesday),
7 days would be good (another Friday),
and 10 days would be alright (Monday again).
You could draw up a little timetable of when you should and shouldn’t be listing depending on
the days of the week – make it red, amber and green, traffic light style, and stick it on your
Of course, if that all sounds like too much trouble then there is an easier – if more expensive –
way of doing things. Simply use any of the many tools that let you schedule listings (almost all