Marketmeri Blog | Buying & Selling in PNG

  • INTERNET has become a place to do many things such as going shopping, socialising with friends, transmitting information and playing games, to name just a few. However, it is important for users to be aware that the Internet is also giving new life to a lot of scams. Fraudsters have been around for years, but the internet has given them a new way to steal from people through playing fraudulent tactics. It has been noted that every year millions of people use Western Union Money Transfer service to send money to support family members back home, rescue travelers in emergencies or keep their businesses operating smoothly. However, most people in PNG involved in shopping online have been victims of online scams. Two of the most common scams that can occur when buying or selling items online are the overpayment scam and the online purchase scam. In the overpayment scam, the criminal sends you a check as payment for a service or product. The check is typically for more...
  • Dear MarketMeri Users, The online shopping experience is spreading in PNG and everyone is excited to sell their items in a fast, profitable and secure way! Here are a few handy tips that will make sure your listings stand out above the competition and make your profile more visible and trustworthy in the eyes of other users. Follow them and sit back and watch your items sell faster than ever on MarketMeri! Are you ready to be seen as a professional online seller? Just follow these easy steps! Create a Professional profile: Sign up as a “Private Seller” or a “Retail Shop”.  By doing so, potential buyers will know whether you have items in stock or if it’s just a one off sale item.  Upload your picture or your store logo and use an easy and recognisable username. For example, if you are a shop owner you should use your shop’s name and upload your business’ logo as your profile image. This will allow you to build brand awareness across your profile and...
  • SELLING YOUR PRODUCTS ONLINE CAN TAKE ITS TOLL SOMETIMES BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS YOU HAVE TO PUT IN ORDER FIRST BEFORE ACTUAL SALES COME ROLLING IN. AND MAJORITY OF THE DEALS YOU CLOSE BECOME HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON HOW MUCH YOU PRICE YOUR ITEMS. IF YOU CHARGE TOO MUCH, PEOPLE MIGHT GET INTIMIDATED BY THE HIGH PRICE TAG. IF YOU CHARGE TOO LITTLE, PEOPLE MAY GET THE WRONG IDEA AND THINK YOUR GOODS ARE DAMAGED. SO, PRICING IS A VERY IMPORTANT FACTOR FOR ONLINE SALES, ESPECIALLY ON ONLINE LISTING SITES. SO, IF THAT’S THE CASE, HOW DOES ONE GO ABOUT COMING UP WITH THE PERFECT PRICE? HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO GET YOU ON THE RIGHT TRACK. Check the Quality and Condition Some of the first few things people consider before buying products like bags or electronics are the condition and quality. People’s needs vary and they may sometimes look for items that have been pre-owned just to slash off a few Kinas. Having this in mind, you can’t sell your used item and expect your customers to...
  • SOME PEOPLE CONSIDER THE INTERNET ONE OF THE BEST INVENTIONS CREATED BECAUSE IT HAS REVOLUTIONIZED THE WAY WE THINK, THE WAY WE INTERACT, THE WAY WE SEARCH, AND THE WAY WE CONDUCT DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRANSACTIONS. FROM BLOGS TO E-COMMERCE WEBSITES AND PORTALS, IT CONTAINS TRILLIONS OF VALUABLE DATA THAT ANYBODY CAN USE TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS. BUT IF YOU’RE NOT CAREFUL AND YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO USE THE RESOURCES YOU HAVE, YOU CAN END UP BROKE BECAUSE OF ALL THE OPPORTUNISTS THAT ARE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW. SO, IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU FIND OUT WHICH CLUES SHOULD SET OFF THE SCAM ALARM, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE BUYING EXPENSIVE THINGS LIKE CARS. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE YOU HIT THAT “BUY NOW” AND PURCHASE A VEHICLE. Steer Clear From too Much Repair When there’s been too much things done to the car just before a sale, this should cause a spark of doubt in your head. It’s not likely that a seller would have it fixed just before the sale if it was running...
  • THERE ARE LITERALLY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE BUYING NEW AND USED PRODUCTS AND EVEN SERVICES ONLINE EVERY SINGLE DAY. BUT DESPITE HAVING A LARGE POPULATION OF CONSUMERS ALL AROUND THE WORLD WIDE WEB, THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF SELLERS STRUGGLING TO ATTRACT MORE CUSTOMERS AND CLOSE THE DEAL. IN COMPARISON, YOU’LL ALSO BE ABLE TO SEE PEOPLE MAKING A LIVING OUT OF THE E-COMMERCE INDUSTRY THAT HAD GONE ON TO MAKE THEIR OWN ONLINE RETAIL EMPIRES. SO, WHAT DIFFERENTIATES THE SUCCESSFUL ONES FROM THE REST? There’s really no secret. Successful online sellers in listing sites just understand a few key principles and apply them. If you’re looking for ways to improve your online sales strategy, MarketMeri’s compiled some of the most useful tips that you can apply for your own online store Marketing A lot of people think that just because they already exist in the online world, that their online presence automatically exists too. This isn’t true. Just like any physical store, you have to...
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