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Ready to start selling on myALSY? To start selling on myALSY, you need to open a seller account.
Once your seller account has been approved by myALSY’s team, this step-by-step guide will take you through the next process, from choosing a shop name to opening for a business.
Once you have picked your shop name, the next step is to create a listing for each product you want to sell in your shop. Please remember that myALSY requires a shop to list at least 10-15 products at all times and must list new products every 120 days.
There are details that you can add to your listings to help customers to get a better feel about your products.
We know that customers get inspired by beautiful photos, plus they help to build your brand identity and emphasises how amazing your products too.
Some tips when photographing your products:
What would customers search for to find your product? Think like a customer and use words and phrases that customers might use when searching for your product.
When customer searches on myALSY, the system looks at Product Name, along with Tags, and Product Categories. Use descriptive keywords to describe your product, including its material (leather, cotton, wool), colour (red, yellow, white), techniques (knit, embroidered), and uses (wedding, birthday, home décor, living).
Using descriptive keywords in Product Name such as “Black Embroidered Tote Bag” instead of “The Emily Tote Bag” and “Brown Kraft Paper Bag Small” instead of “Small Paper Bag” will help your listings appear in myALSY’s search and other search engines such as Google and Yahoo.
The description is your opportunity to provide customers with more information about the product. Here are some elements when writing an informative product description:
Search engines scan web pages looking for keywords to return in search results. Using tags, or keywords, can set your content apart from others and make it easier for customers to find. You can create your Product Tag and each tag can be a word or phrases. Phrases are better than single word. For instance, ‘mint green wallet’ instead of ‘mint’, ‘green’, ‘wallet’.
The more tags you enter, the more likely your items appear in a customer’s search.
Selecting your product price requires balancing between how much money you want for the product and what customers will pay for it. As part of your pricing strategy, you can research for similar products on myALSY to see what average price point is.
Similar to a physical store, your myALSY store categories are the shelves and aisles that let you organise and display your products to customers. By choosing the right category for your products, you’ll help customers to find your products in search results or when browsing category pages. For example, you can list a vintage chair from Japan under Vintage > Art & Collectibles.
myALSY team will help you to set up the shipping costs for your shop. The default shipping costs will be based on Australia Post’s shipping rates. If you prefer to use other shipping company, please contact us.
Add More Listings
Once you’ve created your 10-15 listings, adding more listings increases the chances of customers finding your shop. A full page of listings gives buyers more to browse and makes your shop look more professional.
The last step you’ll need to complete before you can open your shop is information about your bank or PayPal account. myALSY uses this information so that you can receive fortnightly deposits of the money you’ve earned in your myALSY shop.
Congratulations! Now you’ve ready to open your shop. Once your shop is open, customers will be able to find your listings when they search on myALSY.
You can view your shop by going to your new web address: myALSY.com/profile/[yourshopname] or you can login to your account Marketplace -> My Profile -> View Profile.
There’re more you can do to customise your shop but you’ve take the first step in running a business on myALSY. Keep in mind that every successful entrepreneur was once where you are, too. “Overnight success stories take a long time” – Steve Jobs.