We’ve started advertising again for David’s floorcovering business, and it seems that we’ve found a formula that guarantees interest. In the past, we’ve advertised faithfully in the printed Yellow Pages, we’ve tried the online Yellow Pages and local newspapers, but nothing works as well as good, ol’ ebay.

We select some small off-cuts of carpet or perhaps an entire roll of vinyl that we’d like to get rid of, and we advertise that. At the moment I think we only have three pieces for sale. However, a lot of the traffic that goes through ebay and looks at our measly carpet scraps is looking for something more, and they consequently visit our website and get in touch with David.

Since re-listing with ebay on the weekend, David has been receiving several calls a day. For the cost of a small listing fee, it’s definitely the best way to get the word out!