iComTrader: Seller Guide

iComTrader Sellers Guide

Selling Items on iComTrader

This page outlines the process of listing items for sale, and managing your listings during and after the sale. Our site features software that has many extra functions that will allow you to easily manage and promote your listings.

Listing Your First Item

You must be a registered member of the iComTrader. Once you are registered and have received your password, click the List Item Link found in the Selling Tools menu on every page.

Before you can list your first item, you will first need to purchase listing credits or a all inclusive membership package as all sellers on iComTrader must be verified. You can view the various options available by visiting the SELL ONLINE link or by contacting your local iComTrader sales representative.

Commissions

If a listing is sold successfully a commission of 2.5% of the selling price will be assessed and subsequently invoiced to the seller as a sales commission unless otherwise agreed and contracted, prior to the sale. .

Featured Listings

When listing your items you may opt to feature the listing on the home page of iComTrader. The fee for featuring a listing is $2.00 and is not refundable if your lisiting does not sell.

Listing an Item:

Items are listed in your members area through the List Item form.

Each sales or auction item contains the following information:

    Category:

    Choose one category from the drop down list in the List Item form, or provide the category number in your upload file. If you would like an additional item you may request it from the admin.

    Title:

    Accurately describe your item with a title that can be up to 120 characters long. Good titles will attract attention and help to SELL your item!

    Quantity:

    Either 1 or more items may be sold at the same time. Multiple quantity (Yankee auctions) must be for the exact same item.

    Description:

    Your description is most important to describing your item and answering potential questions for the buyer. HTML is acceptable.

    Images:

    You may upload as many images as you need with the List Item form or link to an image on another website by providing the complete URL to the image. When linking make sure to use a complete URL beginning with http://. If you aren't sure of your image URL, copy what you have typed into a new browser window and see if your image appears. If it doesn't, check your path and file name as they are case sensitive in most cases.

    Starting Bid:

    The Starting Bid will start the bidding on an auction. The item will be considered sold if a bid is received for this amount and no reserve bid is set.

    Reserve:
    This is optional and left blank for Non Reserve or Regular auctions. Bids will be accepted at the Starting Bid, however the Reserve amount must be reached to consider the listing sold.

    Buy Price:

    Not available with Yankee Auctions. This amount must be at or higher than the Starting Bid. If a bid reaches this amount it will end the auction immediately and the item will be considered sold.

    Shipping and Payment Terms:

    Boxes are provided for you to enter your Shipping and Payment Terms. HTML is accepted here. You may also set defaults for this form in the Settings and Messages sections of the Seller Tools menu.

    Ending Time:

    You may select a day and time your auction will end from the drop down box on the List Item form.

    Featuring:

    You may increase the exposure of your auction item by featuring the listing. Additional fees will apply.

    Saving and Starting Auctions:

    As soon as you complete Step 1 of the listing process your listing can be found in the Pending area of the My Listings section of the Members Area. Pending listings are available for 14 days.

    Once you have completed the listing form you may start your listing immediately, or start the auction later from the Pending Auctions link in the My Listings Menu.

When Your Auction Ends:

When your listing has ended notices are sent out to winning bidders immediately. When all of your auctions have ended, or your buyer has completed their buying, you can send a combined invoice through the Checkout system. To do this, follow the link provided in the Sold Item email, or use the Sales Tracker in your members area.

Sales Tracker/Invoice Area

Any listings that are sold and not invoiced can be found in the Sales Tracker. In this area you can see which sales need to be invoiced. Once an invoice has been sent you can access invoices for sending notices and leaving feedback in the Invoices for Sales section.

Relisting:

Listings may be relisted once it is over and notices have been sent. From the My Listings menu choose one of the Closed Auctions links. You may view your sold and unsold auctions here, and relist in groups or individually.

Seller Tools:

The Seller Tools section of the Members Area contains additional tools to help you mamage your listings.

  • Add a PayPal Email Address to accept PayPal payments automatically.
  • Add information about what you do and who you are for inclusion on your Members Page.
  • Block Members from bidding on or purchasing your items.
  • Advanced users may upload listings in bulk by spreadsheet.