eBay Tip #2 – Sizely Clothing Measurement Templates

Tip #2


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Blank Template for Men’s T-Shirt

As an eBay seller I have learned that including measurements in the descriptions of clothing listings is very important to the potential buyer. It will help your buyers purchase items that fit.

Not only will you reduce the potential number of eBay messages you’ll get from people asking for measurements, it will add value to your listing with an image that includes the important measurement numbers in it.

This online tool is called Sizely. It is used by over 35,000 users worldwide. There are many, many templates to choose from:

  • Shirts
  • Dresses
  • Jeans
  • Shoes
  • Glasses
  • Underwear
  • Outerwear

for Kids, Men and Women.

Some benefits include:


  • Fewer returns on clothing items
  • Increase Sales
  • Create the images in seconds
  • Over 200+ design templates available
  • Automatic conversion of the imperial and metric system for any international buyers that plan on purchasing from you.

The templates are extremely easy to fill in and customize. There are arrows showing where the measurements start and finish. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. It will save you so much time, once you use it, you won’t know how you got along without it.

4 Plans to Chose From


The Starter Plan is free to use and has a total of 25 template designs and 30/month with hosting of 30 images. Perfect for a seller just starting out.

The Pro Plan is ideal when selling on eBay, Poshmark, Etsy and others. It costs $12 monthly and has 165 templates Designs, 300 templates/month and 365 day secure image hosting.

The most popular plan is the Ultra for $25/month. You get 235+ template designs, 1000 templates/month and unlimited secure image hosting. Ideal when selling on Amazon, Shopify and others.

For high volume eCommerce sites at $179/monthly is the Enterprise Plan. 235+ template designs, 10,000 templates/month and unlimited secure image hosting. It features single template creator, size chart creator, dynamic size charts, size chart pop-up and size predictor.

There are some extra discounts on plans when you pay annually.

Here is the step by step way to use Sizely


  1. Go to the Sizely Website ***Full Disclosure: This is my referral link. It will allow me to introduce you to the product and will earn me credit towards a higher level plan on my end. It will not cost you anymore or less. I appreciate your support.
  2. Choose a plan: Starter, Pro, Ultra or Enterprise
  3. Find the template of the style clothing or accessory you are selling.
  4. Fill in the measurements and brand, model and size. Add notes if needed, perhaps color and condition.
  5. Click “Generate” and you will get a few choices of how to view this image: copy URL, save image, or html template code which you can copy into your listing.

The image will also be saved in your History menu at the top of the website. You can use in your listing on eBay and other platforms. It looks so professional, you will be busy looking for more clothing to list and create size and measurements charts for!

Sharing your new clothing link on your social sites allows new potential buyers to get a preview of the items you are selling.

Recap


Tip #2 – Create visual measurement charts for the clothing you want to sell on eBay with Sizely. Use these images in your listings to add value to your items.

  • Task: Go to Sizely and try the FREE Starter Plan
  • Goal: Use this tool for 3 pieces of clothing you will list
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Buy, Sell, Get Some Coin and Rewards from 5 Miles

Review – 5miles


“A new, fast way to buy and sell with others. Bid on or list items on 5miles today” is the tag line from their app.

They wanted to create a better local experience for the buyer and seller. Their goal was to make it easy to navigate, in a safe environment with no fees.

5miles has been around since 2014. I have sold about a dozen or more items since I joined in 2017. It has a limited audience in my view, but is growing. They have added incentives for logging-in every day by offer users “coins” which can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards.

The principle of 5miles is to buy and sell using your mobile device. Snap a pic, write a quick description, fill in a price and bingo, your item is listed. The app is very easy to use. Once you fill out your profile, all users have an app wide ID with name and photo. It’s possible to list services, housing and jobs!

Buying


It’s easy to browse listed items in the search bar. Your searches can be fine tuned using “filter” and “categories”. Once you see something you want, click and either meet locally with seller or place an order. There is a 5miles Wallet which is how one pays for shipped items. There are protections on the site if you need to “return” or need a “refund” from a purchase.

Selling


Snap some pics of your item, add a quick description, enter price and choose payment method and delivery method, then click “publish” and it’s listed. By choosing 5miles Wallet as payment and allowing shipping as a delivery method it will increase your chances for selling quicker.

There is a “chat” feature to communicate directly with the seller, which confirms delivery method with shipping or if you want to meet locally. I have added the exact location for meet up, which for me is the local Safeway grocery store parking lot a block or two down the road.

The order is “complete” once the buyer receives the item, and you will receive payment at that time.

I have only used the local meet up option up til now, but would like to ship some of my smaller listed items to increase my buyer pool. I will report back once I have a couple of experiences.

Invite Friends and Earn Coins


There is a built in community with members who enjoy buying and selling with 5miles. You can earn coins (reward points) for each friend you refer and for each friend your friend refers. Your friend will get coins too! Every user gets an “invite” code that can be filled in at registration, in order to receive the coin rewards. You can also earn coins by doing “tasks” like inviting more friends and being a top user. My favorite way to earn coins is the “daily check-in”. I’ve also tried some of the “daily tasks” to earn more. Today I downloaded an app called “Flipp” which saves you money when shopping. In fact I’ve just passed 3000 coins! Once I reach 4,999 I can turn that into a Amazon gift card, among other credits for 5miles Dash (auction opportunities on 5miles).

Getting Better, But Not Quite There Yet


While my 5miles selling experiencs have been agreeable and profitable, it has not created a ton of sales for me. I do enjoy earning “coins” by clicking the app link on my phone everyday. I will eventually earn enough for Amazon cards. I have not investigated or tried the 5miles Dash part of the app yet. I also have not been a buyer, but some items have caught my eye, like sporting goods equipment and a few nice guitars for sale by others.

My “Z” Rating


On my scale of the “Z” Rating with 5 being the highest and 1 the lowest, I give 5miles a solid 3 ZZZ’s with room to improve. What is missing for me is the amount of active users. I encourage more of my “friends” and “readers” to join me on 5miles and get some coin! Let me know how you like the app and marketplace. Have you purchased or sold items? Share your experiences below.

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Cross Post-it Review

Can You Sell Something for Me?


When I mention to people that I sell on eBay, one of the first questions I get asked it what do I sell?

I answer: “Anything I can put into a box and ship”.

Next they ask me if I would be interested in selling things for them.

I answer: “Sure, what do you have?”

The problem with that question, is that I’ve gotten myself into many pickles because I sometimes get too many consignment clients at one time and it becomes overwhelming.

I Am A One Woman Show


I am a one person show right, and I have to keep track of all the sales I make for my consignment clients. Luckily one of my biggest helpers is the software called “Cross Post-It”. It is a web based software for people like me that sell on eBay and other online platforms. It helps me to list, ship, track packages and handle bookkeeping for my clients from my computer as long as I have internet service.

I can set the commission I make from each sale from each of my clients. (I usually take a 50% cut from my sales.) It gets real time feeds directly from eBay, so that when a sale happens, it records it by item number, client name or any number of sorting techniques. Every product I enter has its own unique ITEM # and so it’s fool proof as far as what is what.

And if I have trouble locating where I’ve put that item as I wait for it to sell, it has a blank line where I can fill in exactly where it’s located in my eBay office. That feature has been a life-saver to me many, many times.

Cross Post-It Keeps Track For Me


There are so many reasons why I love Cross Post-it. The best feature has to be the ease it provides when paying my clients. It allows me to use PayPal or print a check with my printer. It will add up all the sales, less commission or any other fees and print a line item inventory sales record for my client and copy for myself too. It keeps track on check numbers and make reconciliation super easy, especially for people like me without a bookkeeping background. All the info I need is one spot online.

Best Tool Out There for Consignors


I have reached almost 6000 items entered into my data base for my over 120 clients. I can keep notes about each client, like who referred them to me, contact info and miscellaneous info like pick-up and meeting times with my clients and new items they want me to sell for them. Cross Post-it has helped my consignment business immensely.

One day last fall, I received a call from their marketing staff and was asked to share some thoughts about Cross Post-it. I am honored to share it below. If you have an interest in selling on consignment and you want a robust software to help you navigate keeping track of your sales and payments, then Cross Post-it is definitely for you. I am so glad not to have a hassle with spreadsheets and files that are misplaced and hard to keep track of. Please let me know if you are interested and I can introduce you to the product.

Anne Z Shares Her Thoughts About Cross Post-It


My “Z” Rating


On my scale of the “Z” Rating with 5 being the highest and 1 the lowest, I give Cross Post-It a solid 5 ZZZZZ’s for all that it offers consignment sellers/businesses. Share your experiences below.

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