Thinking about selling on the marketplace? Start here with our guest blog from Brianna!
Hellllooo fellow PPG’ers!
My super short background – I’m Brianna aka Dellwina (@Dellwina on instagram) and I have been collecting Funko Pop! Vinyl for about 2 years now. After collecting a ton of Pop!, having no space and deciding my collection needed direction. I began the insanely hard process of letting them go.
The reason for this blog is simple, I couldn’t decide between eBay, Amazon or the PPG Marketplace. Ultimately I chose the PPG Marketplace because it seemed like it should be the most convenient place to sell.
Well, after about 30 minutes I was beyond frustrated and almost needed a new computer. I was so ready to give up when I went straight to the source of all good reviews and opinions-Facebook. My simple yet in-depth and scathing review in the PPG Marketplace Group said, “Yeah The Marketplace really sucks”.
To my surprise, I was quickly met with a response and conversation from Marketplace Jedi Dayne, asking me why I felt so much rage. After a bit of discussion, he got me started down the right path.
Once I had the basics, listing an item was MUCH faster and easier than I first thought. Having a grasp of the marketplace made it SO SIMPLE! If only this information was in the help section. Which it will be (soon!). After I had figured it out Dayne asked, “Why don’t you write a blog about How To Sell On The Marketplace to start us off?”
The only response I could give was, “:O YES I MUST HELP ALL THE PPG’ERS OUT!” A few weeks later and badabing badaboom, I’M PUBLISHED BABY! So, without further ado, Here is my 5 step “Padawan’s Guide To The PPG Marketplace – Part 1”. I wanted to make this guide SUPER simple and helpful. I hope I succeed!
STEP 1: DON’T go to the marketplace! (YET) – First make sure you are sign into PPG! Then start within the guide itself by searching for the item you want to sell.
STEP 2: Each item has a convenient ‘Sell This Item’ button, located in both the search result and in the item detail page. (If this is your first time selling on the marketplace you will need to create a hobbyDB.com, who operates the marketplace, account.)
STEP 3: Detail YOUR listing – The next page is pretty straight forward, details! Everything from price and shipping to custom titles and condition notes. There are a lot of options on this page so make sure your listing stands out with unique images and descriptors.
TIP: If you don’t know exactly what the shipping cost will be, a great rule of thumb is about $5-7 for the first item, and $3-4 for additional items.
PRO TIP: DON’T PUT A RANGE FOR THE SHIPPING (Ex. $3-5 cannot be charged to a buyer), when you go to submit the listing, an error will stop you-adding a lot of frustration to the listings process (I learned this the hard way)
Step 4: Upload YOUR Image – This is, BY FAR, the most overlooked step and the prompt will even double remind you to upload your own images!
AWESOME PRO TIP: Many buyers find it suspicious to use a stock photo, if you have your own photo it is best practice to use it. You WILL turn away buyers or make the selling process longer for yourself using stock images.
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SUPER AWESOME PRO TIP: This confirmation window will always appear when you click ‘List for Sale’ reminding you of the hobbyDB fees. BREATHE, 7% may seem like a lot but it’s actually cheaper than Ebay and Amazon! Don’t let Ebay take your money, and save those dollars! You earned it!
Step 5: Sell! Sell! Sell! Clicking ‘List For Sale’ and you’re done! Almost. Every item URL can be shared to Facebook for a really nice sale listing. So get out there and share it with your personal groups, or you can join and share with us in the PPG Community And Marketplace Group!
That’s all! You’re ready to get started selling on the PPG Marketplace. Stay tuned for Part 2 everyone! Expert tips and tricks.
SO did anyone else have this problem? Was it easy for you to figure the marketplace out? Did this article help you out? Did it not help? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! (Don’t worry, I’ll only take it slightly personally if it didn’t.)