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Writing a good title and description
Writing an effective title
Make a clear, compelling first impression by writing a great title for your item.
Here are some elements of an effective title:
What to avoid in your title
Follow these guidelines when writing your title:
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Writing an informative description
The description is your opportunity to provide buyers with more information about the item. Be sure to use complete sentences and correct spelling and grammar.
Organize information in paragraphs with similar information grouped together.
Start with the most important details that buyers need first, like item specifics.
Include your return policy for international returns, if it's different from your returns policy for buyers located in your country.
In a separate short paragraph, consider including a story about the item, or why the item is appealing. Many sellers have found that adding a creative, human approach to their descriptions boosts bids and sales.
What to avoid in your description
Follow these guidelines when writing your description:
Examples of titles and descriptions
A pple iPhone 5 (Latest Model) - 16 GB - White & Silver Smartphone
A slim and stylish design makes the Apple iPhone 5 lightweight and easy to carry around.
- Phone is 4 months old and in great condition.
- Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
- Comes with charger and screen protector.
- Up to 480 minutes of talk time.
- 4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels.
- Packed with great features.
Madelman soldier action figure in original box
Madelman, second generation. Very well preserved for its age.
- Arms and legs are OK, slight scratch on left arm.
- Height of 2 1/2 inches.
- The action figure is in the original box.
I'm happy to provide more pictures if requested. Postage tracking/ signature is included. Happy bidding!
Portal 2 XBOX 360 - Original, Never Opened
Portal 2 is a great first-person action game. Test your ability to think and act creatively as you use the wormhole creating portal gun to produce your own path through otherwise sealed surfaces and across the open spaces of the game. Oh, yeah!
- Game comes in the original box
- Break the laws of physics in ways you never thought possible.
- The item was new and was a gift, I'm selling it because I already have it.
Please see my other videogames by clicking View seller’s other items. Thanks for your interest!
Levi Strauss Women's Medium Red Leather Jacket
Up for sale is this beautiful red leather jacket. This jacket is pre-owned and shows some wear around the cuffs, but is still in great condition- no rips, stains or holes. Kept in a smoke-free environment. Loaded with swagger! Rock this jacket out on the town with your black jeans and moto boots!
Colour: Burgundy red
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