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How to take PERFECT PRODUCT PICTURES for eBay & Amazon 2018!

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How to take the best product pictures for ebay and amazon in 2018. SIGN UP FOR MENTORING: http://www.ralliroots.com/mentoring.html **** Supplies we use **** BEST LIGHT EVER: http://amzn.to/2tigQRB More lighting for pictures: http://amzn.to/2sOoMbT My Sunglasses: http://amzn.to/2zC8t3n Our coffee machine: http://amzn.to/2tlpjnj PHOTO PAPER FOR WHITE BACKGROUND: http://amzn.to/2xIhD0I Shipping labels: http://amzn.to/2sfmWT3 Poly bags: http://amzn.to/2seYd18 Our vlogging camera: http://amzn.to/2sf4M3B Big Studio Camera: http://amzn.to/2xpXBXJ Small Scale: http://amzn.to/2uSIpBO Big Scale: http://amzn.to/2tG6dsC Poly Bags: http://amzn.to/2eKFzYO Tape Gun: http://amzn.to/2eKhPUX HWC Stickers: http://amzn.to/2uTqNpl **** Check out our other videos **** ABOUT US! https://youtu.be/sj38MZgRQO4 Thrift Date Night! https://youtu.be/0kn5Pmq-vzs Massive Vintage Snapback Haul! https://youtu.be/nHtlBuyoqMI 1 Year on YouTube! https://youtu.be/7RDr_notbBg What Items to Sell on eBay? https://youtu.be/o5jYPsFIsUw Cram the Cam! Thrift Road Trip! https://youtu.be/VMy2LzldZGw How to Amazon FBA? https://youtu.be/aRNbMRiw-Rk Hidden Camera GoPRO Garage Sales! https://youtu.be/rFEy93GwE5o We ALMOST went to jail! https://youtu.be/jm2q4b6aCEA **** About this video **** How to take perfect white background product pictures for ebay & amazon. SIGN UP FOR MENTORING: http://www.ralliroots.com/mentoring.html **** Music **** Ukulele by BENSOUND http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-... Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/G7HoUVcL5-U Song: Nadro ft. Raddix - First Time Link: https://youtu.be/sRZqzU5zSN4 Music promoted by FreeMusicWave. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Finding Treasure At The Thrift Store To Resell Online!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z47io7wnEHc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Rickyfyied (4 days ago)
Hope you don't mind but I'm gonna 100% STEAL your measurement idea! It's super simple and much easier!
Jacobo Reyes (6 days ago)
that's impressive
justin jacobs (17 days ago)
Sorry for newbie question.... what is the best way to learn key words for a listing title.? I just watched a old live video saying give as many specifics (which I do) but you also said use as many "key words" also. I am absolutely addicted to your channel. Thanks for all you guys do.
Great information
pf008 (24 days ago)
You don't measure the sleeve? I've always been confused about measuring the sleeve from the center of the neck to the cuff or from the shoulder line to the cuff. Some sellers are different.
Guardian Minifarm (24 days ago)
Very nice. Found some helpful things.😎🖒👍
Alyssa G (26 days ago)
How do you guys get the sleeves to spread out so evidently while hanging? Is there something underneath there?
pf008 (24 days ago)
It's the extra large hanger. I've considered using those foam swim noodles with a hanger through it to stretch the arms out , if that makes sense.
wuufer001 (1 month ago)
Button shirts / Polo shirts that have longer length at the back than the front (as much as 2 inches), which length (front or back) do you take into measurement? Have searched through many and it seems both are being used. Is there a standard?
Jenny M. (1 month ago)
What printer do you use to print your labels?
J King (1 month ago)
When I do this to sell something it takes me to different looking page ,the editor looks like notepad not word. i been trying for days to list a item. I want to use the editor like in this video.
Kristl Webb (1 month ago)
I love your photos. What are the shutter speed, f-stop and ISO settings that you use on your camera. (Or do you rely on automatic settings?)
RALLI ROOTS (1 month ago)
Thank you! We use 200 ISO, F 3.5 and the shutter speed varies from 1/80 - 1/200 depending on the type of item we are taking pictures of.
Cathy Stratton (1 month ago)
Thank you so much. This is very helpful information.
Johnny Speed (1 month ago)
You guys don't iron your stuff before pics?? I'm assuming you don't wash them, either?
Jessica Martin (1 month ago)
Cam L (2 months ago)
Thanks Ryan but for some reason my Ebay doesn't look like this.. My layout looks much different and it doesn't give me the option to edit the photos on Ebay so I have to edit them on my Iphone. Any reason for this? Thanks.
Sarah Blais (2 months ago)
How do you make the large hanger?
RALLI ROOTS (2 months ago)
like this :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJVsGoF5tds
Bohol Sewing (2 months ago)
Wow informative video i learn now. Thanks!
Temujin Khan (3 months ago)
Its Jan now and I began watching your vids about November and just coming across this episode. I think this is a must for all your viewers who plan on making a go on ebay or other platform. Next episode should be the shipping process and a 3rd on following up/handling returns. Ive been searching now for a better camera as neither of my phone are doing a good job (maybe just me). Last night, I was taking pictures last night and had this oversized shirt and was wondering where I can find a oversized hanger to make the cloths much neater. Going to have to watch this later when I return from work. Thanks
Alfredo Rodriguez (3 months ago)
So helpful been on a binge watching your guys vids! Thank you so much for what you guys do and the info you guys are putting out there really appreciate it
HenryTube (3 months ago)
Do you guys have a link to the clear poly bags you guys use? You only have the poly mailers linked
Unusual Vintage (4 months ago)
Thanks Ryan and Calli! Awesome video.
Panda Power (4 months ago)
Omg Cally is so adorable lol you guys are lucky to have her. and i freaking love the big hanger idea!
Georgina santiago muns (4 months ago)
Great video! Thanks 😊
Valerie (4 months ago)
There are four choices of lights on amazon when you click on you ring light link. Do you use the dimmable- silver inner, undimmable, dimmable-white inner, or dimmable LED light?
gamer nature (4 months ago)
Damn I sure am behind on pictures
Gillian Jepson (6 months ago)
Thank you - learnt a lot!!
Quonface (6 months ago)
This video helped me so so so much!!! Thank you both!!
Ethan Hawk (6 months ago)
Can you ship using the poly bags too or are they just for organization?
AlwaysOfficial Services (7 months ago)
Awesome instructional video, bursting with real, professional, and fun content. I love you guys👍🏾
Our Ecom Journey (8 months ago)
Do you guys know how to fix when you take a photo with your camera and it looks super crisp, but when you upload it to your PC the background looks super different (maybe yellowish sometimes)? Thanks!
RALLI ROOTS (8 months ago)
you can usually adjust the contrast and brightness with ebay's tools and it will fix it.
Omar Aguirre (8 months ago)
Iron the shirt, no?
RALLI ROOTS (8 months ago)
we usually don't a steam wand works better.
The queen H (8 months ago)
I think all clothing should be ironed before listing.
RALLI ROOTS (8 months ago)
The queen H 🤙🏻 go for it
Dolly Pizzimenti (8 months ago)
Best video ever!!!
Tri Tran (9 months ago)
Can you link me where you get those CLEAR poly bag not the white one? Thank you very much!
Sandy Salz-Johnson (9 months ago)
Very impressed! I've been selling clothes online since 1999 & will be incorporating some of your tips! I've also shared the link to my Phoenix Online Sellers Group on Facebook!
RALLI ROOTS (9 months ago)
oh awesome! glad we could help :):)
kas richardson (9 months ago)
Where is the link to the Clothes Hangers that Alli makes?
April Davis PI (9 months ago)
I just love your videos and love Callie. She’s a crack up. Btw I’m old enough for all of you to be my children!
Quick question for you: what size is the photo board you use? I see it’s actual, at time of purchase, size but I was wondering what size you cut it down to? Thank you in advance. :)
cole gude (10 months ago)
Where did you get your giant hangers?
cole gude (10 months ago)
That's awesome! Do you have different ones for different size clothes? Or more of a one size fits all kind of thing?
RALLI ROOTS (10 months ago)
made them :)
Troy Mattingly (10 months ago)
Thanks Ryan and Calli ! Once again, I learn and appreciate the gain from your knowledge.
Sara Sepia (10 months ago)
Yay Callie / Cally Roots! Love her regular accent AND when she goes country ;) A day in the life video of her day would be cool, seeing all the work she does to support this business could be helpful for folks thinking of hiring help or just to see more of the nitty gritty behind the thrifting.
polasheck (10 months ago)
love that man !
What are the sizes of the self sealing clear suffocation warning bags? Or can you put a link in? The links you currently have lead to the matte white finish poly mailers. Thanks for the great video and reply
ARCTURUS (11 months ago)
Great video very professional... Well done
Froggy Frog 9000 (11 months ago)
Thanks very good :)
N Sakata (11 months ago)
That was awesome. Thanks so much!
Matthew Rogers (11 months ago)
very informative and entertaining...Callie is a trip😂
gwatdeedjusay (11 months ago)
Great tutorial. Quick question. What settings do you have on youe camera. Thanks in advance :)
Trixie Delights (11 months ago)
Love you guys...what are the sizes (in inches) of your clear plastic bags Callie puts the items into? Thanx!
Becky Coulson (11 months ago)
So helpful! Thanks for sharing!!!!
Favian Velasco (11 months ago)
Hey Ryan really hope you see this message! I am in the process of hiring an employee. I see cali takes the photos for you. How many items per hour do you expect her to do? Does she do anything else besides that? I'm trying to figure out how much work my employee should be doing.
Favian Velasco (11 months ago)
RALLI ROOTS thanks a lot for the reply. Appreciate it!
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
Callie is a special kind of employee, she handles a TON of the work for our business, not just pictures, which is why we pay her well. We wouldn't be comfortable going more into her job and pay though on youtube. Sorry! good luck with your first hire.
Bruce B (11 months ago)
When creating a listing what is the advantage to first shooting your photos with a camera (or your phone), then transferring the photos to your laptop, creating your listing on the laptop and then adding your photos. As opposed to creating a draft on your phone in the Ebay app, shooting the photos with your phone and upload them in the app, and then finishing the listing on your laptop?
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
Bruce B mostly quality of the pictures and we have employees that take pictures and separate people who draft the items so that method wouldn’t work, good for a one person show though. I would still use a higher quality camera tho.
babalewa (11 months ago)
Where do you not ship to, And Why?
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
we ship everywhere in the US and everywhere included in the global shipping program
Jay Moir (11 months ago)
Great video! Thanks!
Lisha (11 months ago)
I see the links for the poly bags -- what about the clear bags you use to store your items in until shipment?
Terry Hinman (11 months ago)
Great tutorial, Thanks for the ideas.
Lester Spicer (11 months ago)
Can you guys give us a link to the clear bags that you use please? The ones with the safety warning in them. Thank You
💪👊 Osss
vanessa lino (11 months ago)
Have you tried taking pictures (at least the first one) with the "Product Photo Studio" on the Amazon Seller app? I tried today and it seems faster than fixing the first image on eBay... I took the first picture with the app and would switch to the iPhone camera for the rest of pictures, since it's faster... just thought to share this, in case you haven't seen that feature... (by the way, thank you SO much for all the great content you put. You both are too adorable and have helped me a LOT... so thank you! Thank you! Thank you!)
vanessa lino (11 months ago)
Oh! That's right! You use the camera... =) xoxo
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
Yes that totally works! we just find it's a bit faster for us to do it this was cause we're not using a phone for pics.
Leanne Arnold (11 months ago)
A messy warehouse is a busy warehouse. And a busy warehouse is a happy warehouse! :)
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
:) so true!
Pinarello Rider (11 months ago)
Yoooooo!! I have to give y'all ur props becuz after learning from you how to adjust the brightness and contrast on my eB pics my listings really POP! I have a little $99 Canon now but plan on purchasing an SLR model soon.
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
HICHAM BELHADY (11 months ago)
Dude where do you purchas clear Storage bags for your Shirts. Thanks
Tony Dellamaria (11 months ago)
A couple of thoughts. Editing pictures on eBay is slow. The first thing I do is select the square option on my camera and fill the screen on each photo. No editing needed for size unless I have really oblong items like pants. To edit for darkness if necessarily I do in the folder before I upload, more options and seems much faster. Great video I have got to get a ring light.
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
Nice :) lots of different ways to get the same result. Definitely get a ring light
Brian Smith (11 months ago)
Hey guys. I'm am new to your channel. I found out about you guys from the Bonafide Hustler video. Can you guys do a video or tutorial about how online sale taxes. Taxes scare me to death. Thanks.
HICHAM BELHADY (11 months ago)
Thanks man good tips if you find Soccer Shoes get then they get sold fast.
Aaron Ryan (11 months ago)
Great video. Thoughts on listing templates and how you set up custom descriptions. I love the poly bag and postcard.
Violet aLaMode (11 months ago)
New Subbie here, I have learned so much in the last two days while binge watching your videos. You guys are so charasmatic that it is hard not to watch lol. Thaks for sharing your knowledge. I look forward to getting to know you guys better while watching your videos. ~Violet from Cali~
Denise Martin (11 months ago)
Thank you very much! Excellent video!
Bin Hawk (11 months ago)
Great video. As always learn something new like the way she folds the shirts and the way she measures. Awesome. Thanks to both of you. Callie you need to post update on your progress of your diet and workout. As for progress video Ryan, check out my latest office/warehouse shed conversion video. I move in tomorrow 5/1/18. I am ready to work this thing hard. I have a lot of catching up to do. When you both get back and come to Lakeland We can do lunch and you can come check it out. Take care.
Bin Hawk (11 months ago)
Final walk through of my new office warehouse. https://youtu.be/eWsD_txVi4A
Bin Hawk (11 months ago)
Started working eBay out of my new office/warehouse yesterday. Work flow was awesome. I love my new place.still have some finish work to do but had to get back to eBay. Gonna try to post a listing process video in the next few days. Tomorrow night 5/4/18 I will be doing a final tour with the office, shipping, photo area, and storage/bins set up. Take care.
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
Bruddah J (11 months ago)
Thanks this vid is very informative
Chris Gaffney (11 months ago)
Top of the collar should be at the very top.
Rhonda Bailey (11 months ago)
Video was very helpful. I was looking for the link for how to make the huge hanger. I do not see it.. We have learned so much from you guys. Thank YOU
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
forgot to link it sorry! https://youtu.be/YJVsGoF5tds
Tankersley's Tribe (11 months ago)
Thanks could not figure out the customer template!!!!!!!!!! When the simple things change your world. Thanks Calli for showing me how to "roll" the shirt.
A L. (11 months ago)
ur two are awesome thanks for sharing. link for how to on the hangers?....:0)
LisaMarie (11 months ago)
Ya’ll always have the best tips!!! Thank you for sharing your tips so we all can win at re-selling 🤩🤩🤩
Zach (11 months ago)
psttt. Link your clear polybags so I can give you some affiliate cash. I'm almost out and need to order :)
LiS Wright (11 months ago)
Thanks so much esp. for that shirt tutorial. Now I know to fold a shirt!
Never realized about that editing tool thanks 😊😊😊
samanthalynn119 (11 months ago)
Love how calli picked up a farmer accent while explaining
Steph -TJae- (11 months ago)
You know I feel like I've changed my photography set up like 6 times already haha.... just need to find the one that works for me. The fact that Poshmark photos that attract buyers are so different to ebay photos is kind of tricky, with Poshmark... elegant, cute, closet/boutique style listings with decorations or nice backgrounds attract buyers vs ebay plain white background which serves best on ebay. It is tricky to set something up that will work for both. I have tried the white background photos for poshmark but along with the other listings on Poshmark they seem dull and boring. Some people add shoes or blouses with the 1 item they are selling so you see what an outfit would look like... which looks amazing btw.. haha. I've bought things on Poshmark because of that so I know it works. Later on you might need to show us your Poshmark set up if you venture into it too. Plus... on ebay you have luck selling mostly Men's clothing vs Poshmark... it's mostly Women's clothing... so the prettier/elegant/beautiful the photos are... the better.
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
Very very true! Poshmark and ebay pics are definitely different, that being said, we do know a few people who use the same white background pics and cross post but we totally agree, items on posh will sell better with more boutique style pics. We're excited to get into poshmark in the future :)
Mary Kirschenbaum (11 months ago)
This was a super video! I would love to see how you photograph white or light colored shirts.
forrealgirl 42 (11 months ago)
Thanks for sharing the tips and tricks in the video, I look forward to seeing more videos... (fist bump) LOL have a great day all.
Eric Perich (11 months ago)
That was an Excellent Video! Callie folding that Shirt was Outstanding! Awesome! Have a Great Week Ryan, Alli and Callie!
Faylee James (11 months ago)
I would be interested in seeing how Callie packages jeans...please have a video on that,
Faylee James (11 months ago)
Thanks,,,I enjoy your videos and have learned so much from them. Hugs to the 3 of you.
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
will do :)
Baddream Pacino (11 months ago)
This works when i started putting more focus into making my picture look like the ebay standards my sales increased some, still have alot more to know but i noticed a difference by picture taking alone.
Marissa Sweazy (11 months ago)
So SO helpful!!
Chronic Complainer (11 months ago)
I am confused because I watched a video just a little while ago, that you do flat lay and how this is the best method?
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
This is our newest system, we are constantly tweaking and improving our processes
JUSTINventory (11 months ago)
At the beginning of the videos it should have DJ Khaled screaming "Another One" like all of your videos are about to be hits! Cause this is another one!!! Great vid, tutorial! 🎯
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
haha!! Love that idea ;)
Susan (11 months ago)
do you find storing in the bag right away is "sealing" in the thrift store smell ??
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
we wash a lot of the stuff we get, if the items smell we don't bag them right away
claire kirton (11 months ago)
UK reseller and this is a great way to learn to simplify your processes love how its broken down and I can apply to my own listing also I have made a big coat hanger also thank you
Jean Hannah (11 months ago)
Great video. I noticed that you didn't complete the custom SKU field in the listing. How do you then find the item in your inventory once it sells? Thank you 😊
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
Honestly, totally missed that LOL you are right, I had to go back and put in the bin number.
Kowalski Does (11 months ago)
Do you have a link for the two different size clear bags you used in the video? Thanks
Matthew Zeke (11 months ago)
Do you ever get potential buyers asking for the sleeve length?
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
very rarely
DeDe (11 months ago)
Also, do you not use the HTML tab at all for the Description? Everything is done under the Standard tab instead, using no HTML?
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
nope, just the standard tab
DeDe (11 months ago)
Thx for showing the measurement display!😁
Lunch Money Hustle (11 months ago)
Hey guys could you guys please show us a video of how to ship big or heavy items like maybe a printer please and thanks, I know Ryan said before that he knows the cheapest way to do it on a previous video
Lunch Money Hustle (11 months ago)
RALLI ROOTS ok I'll look thanks
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
I think we've done a couple vids in the past on shipping larger items
Amanda Ray (11 months ago)
Love the frame and Callie showing us how to fold shirts. Thanks!
Jennifer Layng (11 months ago)
Thank you so much! Your video editing is great and Callie cracks me up, like an infomercial. You guys have taught me a lot!!!
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
:) thank you!
Hi Ryan! I needed this video in my life! THANK YOU :D and I noticed you didn't do Best Offer for this listing. May I ask, have you stopped doing Best Offer on all your items? And if so, could you pls share why?
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
No worries :) we still put best offer on a lot of items be we are experimenting with different methods
Jack McCarthy (11 months ago)
For cropping photos - I use Preview (on Mac) for faster speed. It's a one click select and with keyboard shortcut cmd-K to crop. It updates the version within your files and uploads that to eBay. Saves a few seconds - which for 4 photos overs 100's of products can add up.
RALLI ROOTS (11 months ago)
great tip!

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