Randy’s tips for sellers: How to really put your shop out there?
Hello everyone! Randy here, the newest Snoozled staff member. I’ll be writing a series of weekly blogs on the site to hopefully help you figure out the kinks (pun intended) of our site and help you all have a more pleasant experience while browsing our unique selection of items.
Over here at Snoozled we’re all about forming a safe community in every sense of the word: Not only is everyone welcome to buy and sell without any kind of membership fees or obnoxious advertising, but we also do our best to ensure financial security in every transaction that takes place through our site.
All of this, along with our complete, no judgements openness to all kinks and orientations, is probably why our little community is experiencing constant growth: Almost every day a new seller pops up, putting out all kinds of personalized items to satisfy just about every kink you can imagine.
Our sellers are as varied as their wares, not only in age, ethnicity and body type, but also in pricing, popularity and transaction frequency. We have some trusty regulars who have been with us for years, but we also have hot up and comers who seem to just appear out of nowhere and become popular immediately.
If you’ve been around for a while but your shop isn’t quite where you’d like it to be, you probably wonder, “What am I doing wrong?” Well. Nothing, because there’s no such thing over here at Snoozled. So kick that notion off your mind and instead wonder “What can I do better?”
Well, Randy is here with his first official blog to give you a couple tips in that regard:
Figure out your kink, learn to display it, learn from the pros
First thing’s first. Figure out exactly with what are you comfortable and how are you comfortable displaying it. We give our sellers the option to remain anonymous, but many are perfectly happy to put themselves out there in full to really show a prospective buyer just what are they getting and from whom, be it college twinks, englishlads, jocks with a dirty jockstrap, and every gay kink in between. You probably had a pretty good idea of what you wanted to put out there since you first stumbled into Snoozled (we’d love to hear how that happened, by the way!), but a big part of sales is the display.
Are you selling gym gear? Used socks? Then make sure to accompany it with some sweet, well-framed shots of you working out! A sweaty post-work out shot or two under the flattering lights of the gym, in front of those handy, full body mirrors is the best way to show your prospective buyers exactly what they’re getting.
Is it selling used underwear? Show us exactly how it fits you and what you do while wearing it. Some buyers are all about that stank, so a series of photos that show you’ve had those briefs/boxers on for a couple days will definitely help. Same goes when we talk about say, some gym shorts for the freeballing crowd.
What about cum and other fluids, such as a used condom, some piss or something which would require dedicated unboxing? In this case preservation is key, especially if you’re shipping far away. Accompanying your listing with some description, textual and/or graphic of how you go about keeping them goods fresh will help a buyer make sure he’s getting what he’s paying for, be it a cumrag, a filled condom, a jar of piss, or even in the case of one or two sellers I’ve seen out there, nail clippings!
On that subject, check our homepage and hit refresh a couple times to get an idea of what our most popular sellers are doing, and get your juices flowing!
After all, here at Snoozled we’re all about making stuff unique and personalised. So make sure your wares reflect that, and do your best to avoid looking generic.
Put yourself on them sosh meeds (and follow us @SnoozledSite !)
For all of us kinky folk out there, there’s a battle raging out in social media. All over the place we’re seeing a bunch of censorship wiping out anything from peppy upstarts to established personalities, anyone who dares to be lewd or kinky. Instagram and Tumblr are by far the greatest culprits in here, whilst Facebook is simply too public for folk who wish to remain anonymous.
But that doesn’t mean there are no options to promote your stuff. Twitter is always reliable as the only truly no holds barred platform left (and long it may continue). Not only can you catch an eye full of all kinds of kinky stuff, but through the use of certain hashtags, such as #usedunderwear , #gayunderwear , #jockstrap , #dirtyjockstrap , #gayunderwear and #underwearfetish , just to give some basic examples, you can quickly get in touch with people looking to buy and/or sell all kinds of personalized items.
Reddit is another trusty old ally. Try the subreddits r/underwear, r/usedboxers , r/usedcondoms , and r/usedcondom . They provide clear guidelines, allow for plenty of anonymity and ease of browsing, and let you get in touch with like-minded people. Put your shop out there and they will cum!
If you’re all about taking your shop to the next level, the first thing you need to remember is that any healthy business is all about repeat customers, and the best way to ensure that is making sure all your buyers feel like they got exactly what they paid for. Be descriptive in your listings, be open to answering inquiries and above all, make sure you’re shipping exactly what you advertise. That is to say, if you promised two days of stank on that jockstrap, man up and keep them balls squished for a full 48 hours!
If you are taking in Randy’s wisdom as a member of our site, then you already know exactly why we are simply, pound for pound, the best choice out there to satisfy any and all gay kinks when it comes to used and personalized items.
But if you’re new to this, right about now you wonder, why should I make or keep a shop in this site instead of going at it on my own? Well, Randy has one word for you: Security.
Here at Snoozled we don’t really believe in charging membership fees or listing fees or anything of the sort, like many other sites do. Which means that first of all you can browse to your heart’s content and contact sellers to have your questions answered without paying a penny.
business model is stated simply in our landing page: We only make money when
you make money. And unlike other sites, which are happy to just rake in the
cash to put two people in touch and wash their hands off the whole thing, we
actually like doing something for our cut. That is why every step of every transaction
is secured by Snoozled:
*All payments are handled via PayPal.
*Our system allows us to confirm with the seller when the item(s) is shipped.
*We offer full refunds to buyers if their item(s) doesn’t arrive within a specified period.
Bottom line, under regular circumstances, buying a used item off a hot stranger online can be an exciting but also risky endeavour, and Snoozled is here to make it all about the excitement.
So that’s all from Randy today!
I’ll be back with more next week, to tell you all about shipping best practices. In the meantime, feel free to hit me up with any comments or questions you have at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!