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If you have clothing that no longer fits you, doesn't suit you or you've just plain grown bored of then that means it's time to sell! The best place to sell your clothing is the EGL Community Sales but with all the rules and regulations it can be a bit nerve wracking to create a sales post. In my previous article How To Be A Good Seller I went over the steps to having a positive selling experience on the EGL Community, in this entry I will show you step by step how to set up your post. Good luck!
Step One: Clean Your Clothing
Unless your item is brand new and never worn you will want to clean it. Just think, if you were a buyer would you prefer to receive an item ready to wear or in obvious need of care? Gently wash your garment, air dry and iron it.
Step Two: Research
Log onto the Lolibrary and look up the item you are selling. This website provides valuable information about your item such as the year it was made, the measurements, the original price and stock photos. You can use the information you find as well as the condition of your item to set a fair price for your item.
Step Three: Picture Time
Lay out your clothing in a clean, presentable area and take some photos to prove that you own the item and that it's condition is how you claim it to be. Photos will turn out best if you take them in an area with natural light and if you turn off the flash. Take several pictures of the front and back of the garment and any details or damages that you wish to highlight.
Step Four: Creating The Post
When creating your entry make sure to switch the "post to" tab to EGL Comm Sales so that it doesn't just post to your personal journal. Create an appropriate heading for your entry with the expected sales post acronyms.
DS = Direct Sale
WTB = Want To Buy
DT = Direct Trade
DA = Direct Auction
If you are selling something directly in the post then you want to choose the first option: DS. Include the acronym DS and then list a brief description of your item, for example "DS: Pink Baby The Stars Shine Bright JSK".
Next you need to create a Live Journal cut. Live Journal cuts are essential to any entry as it hides the contents of your post to those who are uninterested, therefore not clogging up the sales page. Cuts make the main sales page easier to navigate and thus are mandatory, your post will likely get deleted if you do not include a cut.
When choosing the wording for your cut you should be descriptive about your item, the more information you provide the more likely it is that a buyer will click on your link. A good example of what to write in a sales cut is "DS: Pink Hem Scallop BTSSB Jumperskirt. Excellent condition and affordable!".
Now you are ready to add content to your post. The first thing you will want to do is include a working link to your feedback page as well as list if your items come from a home that includes or does not include animals or smoking.
State the name, colour and price of your item clearly before posting the pictures you have taken and/or any stock photos you may have found. Describe the condition of the item, whether it is new or used and the measurements.
After that make sure to tag your entry with tags related to the brand, colour and item type. Include your location. Read over your post several times and then click "post to egl_comm_sales".
Optional: You can add cute graphics to enhance the look of your post, however adding too many may slow down the loading time.
I hope that this tutorial was helpful, good luck with your future sales!
P.s. If you would like to check out my sales post for a reference (or just to shop) the link is right here.