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Shaquilla Karyne/ June 4, 2017/ Web Resources

Ebay: The Evolution of Shopping Online Marketplaces

Today, almost any transaction is done online and with the birth of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and gadgets came the existence of the internet. It is truly amazing how people can manage to buy anything online like basic body care products, appliances, housewares, gadgets, shoes, and clothes. The founder of a well-known shopping online marketplace firmly believes that all people are good and thought of a bright idea selling and buying over the internet based on trust and goodwill. People can definitely sell anything online such as postcards, old coins, CDs, bags, books, gift cards, and vintage cookwares.

In order to start buying and selling, all you have to do is to create an account or register and agree to the terms and conditions of the marketplace. It is important to read the terms and conditions because it contains important information about the responsibilities of a buyer and a seller, prohibited items, listing information, and other essential things you need to know. In the past, shopping online marketplaces were not as strict and established as today, and there’s no so much information about these things, but as shopping online marketplaces continue to evolve and grow, rules and regulations were created in order to leverage, mediate and resolve such problems. If you want to sell your old stuff, you have to make sure you have carefully read and understood the seller basics, because you have to be aware of how to properly create a listing, the fees involved and consequences of not complying with the rules and regulations. Be sure to state the condition of the item when you are creating your listing such as new, like new, used or for spares and repairs, and put the full description of the item such as the color, measurements, manufacturer, any serial number, and attach as many actual photos of the item as possible. This will ensure that you are properly describing your item to prevent your buyer from making any complaints of “item not as described”, thus protecting yourself from such claims.

Shopping online marketplaces are investing millions of dollars creating their own teams of mediation, escalation and appeals to review claims on a regular basis, so customers are assured that buying and selling is safe and secure online. Buyers usually give feedback and comments to sellers, and are also asked to rate sellers basing on item description, on time dispatch and delivery, and communication. Indeed more and more people are becoming engaged in online buying and selling, and there is an evolution of online marketplaces.