When it comes to getting your products noticed on any platform, the pictures you post are the first thing that will grab a potential buyers eye. "Great photographs are a must if you want to sell on eBay," says Alexa Blay from Key to my Lime, who ran a successful eBay store with her husband for several years. "They need to be clear, well lit, and the entire piece has to be visible in at least one of the photographs."
Lindsay Gillis, a frequent eBay and Craigslist seller, agrees. "Photos are VERY important. Get all the angles, because people will ask you for more if you don't post enough." And while documenting something that is wrong with an item you're selling doesn't sound that helpful to sell the item, you have to do that in pictures, too. "You also need to be very thorough documenting any damage and photograph all damage clearly. It's the right thing to do so the buyer knows what they'll be receiving, but it also helps instill confidence in the buyer that you really have disclosed every single thing about the piece that's imperfect," Blay says.