June 25th 2018 Update: There is no longer an option for sellers to refresh their RSS Feed. See what you can do instead here.
Did you know that there is a simple toggle switch that could greatly increase your eBay sales? If not, that's our job as an eBay Selling Blog...to help you know how to increase your profits! So without further ado, let's talk about what an RSS Feed is, how it can hurt your sales, and what you can do to turn the tables!
What is an RSS Feed?
Simply put, an RSS Feed is a program which makes sure readers/users get the freshest data possible. An RSS Feed can both notify readers of new content or, in the case of eBay sales, affect search results so that the newest listings are shown first to potential buyers. In other words, the older your listings get, the further down in search results they appear. If they are listed long enough, it's possible that your potential customers never even see your item! So how could it possible sell? (This is the reason that many sellers advise avoiding GTC listings).
How to reset your RSS Feed
The most complete way a listing that looks fresh to google search engine program (known as Cassini) is to end you long time listings and re-list. However, this is impractical for any seller that has more than a few dozen items in their store (yes you do have to have a store to refresh your RSS feed). So how to do it....
Sorry for the long absence from the air waves, it's been a crazy time, trying to buy a house, handling Christmas with our families, and figuring out our school schedules for next semester! But of course, we still have to share with you our top sales for the month of December. This month we are taking a slightly different track, sharing with you not only our items that sold for a great return, but a couple lesser known brands that are smaller but consistent sellers for us. Also, stay tuned for a blog update later in the week where we show you a method that many people have used to double their sales!
Item: Rare Smith Brooks UK DC Comics Superman High Tops - Men's Size 12
Paid Price: $9.99
Sale Price: $110 (Best Offer Accepted)
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: I had never of the brand, but the subject matter was an undeniable win! High quality adult size comic book shoes? I figured there was a nerd somewhere who would pay top dollar for these. Especially when I couldn't find anything like them on eBay! They took about 5 months to sell but were totally worth it!
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