It is important to always remember that mystery boxes are not gambling activities such as sweepstakes, raffles, or lotteries. It is also important to know that if you are a seller on reputable e-commerce sites, your reputation means a lot and it can follow you from the start of the mystery box sale all the way to the end. For this reason, you have to be very careful when you are selling or buying mystery boxes. Some of that can affect your reputation even after the sale and the hype has died down.
Some of the things that sellers and buyers should keep in mind include:
- If you won't be in a position to deliver, then don't make promises
It is very important to be clear about what you can do and what you cannot do. This is with regard to different things related to the sale itself, including postal rates, shipping rates and so on. You should not have any hidden charges. Put it all on the table so that the customers can make the purchase knowing the complete amount that they are supposed to pay at the end of the day. No one expects you to give hints regarding what can be found within the box. However, if you want more people to be interested, then you should leave some hints.
- Look at the feedback of the sellers
You should be a bit skeptical when you are dealing with a first time seller, especially when the box on offered is highly priced. This is because many people have lost a lot of money in the mystery boxes auctions. You need to study sellers and the whole auction before you make a decision. You should choose someone who may have made a sale in the past. It is sometimes better to deal with someone who values and responds to feedback.
- Get things clearly
Before you bid, you should read things over and understand everything clearly, before you click the button. Most e-commerce platforms put very strict rules, especially when it comes to mystery box auctions. As such, you need to be very careful if you are placing an order or if you are offering a mystery box for sale. When rules are set and followed, it means that many people are happy once they receive their package.
How to do it
For someone who wants to sell a mystery box, the first thing is to decide on the size of the box. You should take note of this and put it down in writing.
You should then decide on the kind of box it will be. It can be a total mystery, but you will notice you get more hits when you add some titles such as makeup, holiday items, girl's items and so on.
So as to make unwrapping interesting for the buyer on the other end, you should take time to wrap all the items as carefully as possible. This will add to the buyers thrill.
After it is packed, you need to have it weighed again. You should then put the tag the box size and the weight into the auction you choose. It is always important to add disclaimers if any, and you are good to go.