Here is a great question I recently decided to reply to:
I’m going to open an ebay account to start selling some nursing books and other nursing supplies that I don’t need anymore. I have some questions still. -What do I need to create an ebay account? -How does paypal work? Do I put info about my bank account or just a certain credit card? -When mailing the product, who pays for mailing it and how do I mail it? -How safe is it?
How to Sell Nursing Supplies on eBay
1. To create an ebay account, go to eBay.com and click the signup link. To sell, you will need a credit card, bank account, and your personal info.
2. Paypal is an online bank that eBay owns. Put your bank info if required (recommended so you can transfer your money to your account free). You can signup fairly quickly (although they usually make a deposit into your bank so you can confirm your account, and that takes a couple of days sometimes).
3. You can either charge shipping, or give free shipping (but obviously charge a little more). It is up to you completely! You are the boss! I would recommend shipping through the post office, as they are almost always cheapest. They have free boxes & envelopes if you send priority, however, it may be cheaper to send standard mail. You can look up rates at usps.com. eBay also has a shipping calculator if you can estimate the weight, and it will give the proper shipping rate to the buyer based on their zip.
4. It is safe, but you have to ship to their confirmed address on the payment page, and you MUST get delivery confirmation from the USPS to show proof it was delivered (you need to get signature proof if it is over $250).
Selling on eBay is pretty simple. You can also use other sites such as Amazon.com to sell used nursing books, old nursing supplies, etc.
Just always take the proper precautions, ship using a tracking or confirmation method, etc.