Tips for Selling Your Shoes

Here’s four tips to help sell your shoes faster on Odd Shoe Finder.

1. The Title

Screenshot 2015-12-14 15.23.45Indicate the brand and shoe sizes in the title e.g. “Converse All Star L8/R9” – this makes it easier for people to know at a glance whether the shoes are suitable.You’ll notice that “latest listings” appear on the Home Page. Given that most people are searching for shoes in their specific size, it makes sense to include that information in the title.


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Note also that anything that appears in the title is “searchable”, but the other fields aren’t. That means that if somebody uses the search function on the site they will be able to find your shoes if they search for a word in the title.

2. The Keyword/Tags field

It’s a good idea to add keywords or tags that aren’t in your title, in the “Keywords/Tags” section.

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Even though “Brand” is something we ask for when you list your shoes, the brand will not turn up in a search unless you add it as a keyword. Other tags you might consider are; cheap, single shoes, brand new.

3. Single/Split Pairs

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Don’t forget to indicate if your shoe is a single, or if you’re prepared to split a pair.

Those looking for just one shoe will use this information to find you.

Merely indicating in the description that you’re prepared to split a pair will reduce your chances of a sale.

If somebody wants to buy just a single shoe i.e. split a pair,  you will need to do this.

4. Price

Most people looking to buy shoes at Odd Shoe Finder are expecting to pay a price well below the retail cost, so it’s important to be realistic when you set the price.

Most people have a “no-return” policy when they sell their shoes. “No Returns” will lower the price you can expect to get, while conversely accepting returns can increase the price.

In the near future, we hope to introduce a “make an offer” feature that will allow buyers to negotiate the price. We hope that will make sales happen much quicker.

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Author: admin

Colin hails from Melbourne, Australia and has worn shoes for over forty years now.

2 thoughts on “Tips for Selling Your Shoes”

  1. I’ve had great success selling other items on other sites with “…or best offer” possibilities. I have no idea of what price the market will bear, but with a best offer option I can home in on that “the $weet $pot”.

    So as for “make an offer”, I’m all for it.

    1. Thanks for the comment.

      I’m pretty sure we’ll do it – probably in conjunction with the total upgrade we’re planning when we become (finally) mobile friendly.

      Hang in there.

      Odd Shoe Finder is going to rock!

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