A Beginner’s Guide to the Inventory System
The Sports Card Forum Inventory System was built to provide collectors with a free online system to maintain and display their sports card inventory. The inventory can then be used to sell items in our storefront system or through auction. Also, it is a great resource to store and share images of your cards and could be use as a replacement to photo sharing sites.
Here are 10 inventory features you can take advantage of today.
1. Build Your Inventory (Tutorial)
Organize your cards in your house and build your inventory on SportsCardForum.com. You will be able to manage your inventory into a personal collection and/or list of items for sale. The system allows you can back up your inventory on your home computer. Upload an image, and with each card added you may earn 0.5 Card Cash per image uploaded. Full tutorial here.
2. Tag your Images with a Team (Tutorial)
“Tagging” a team to your images will help users find cards by team. This will help buyers and traders find your cards. Even if these cards are in your personal collection, tag them to help you sort your images by team. You can tag each card image with the specific team and earn 0.1 Card Cash per image. Full details here.
3. Categorize your Cards (Tutorial)
Large inventories can be categorized into easy to manage category lists. For example, you can categorize your inventory by rookies, autographs, game-used, inserts and more. Tutorial here.
4. Build Your Want List
You can build a want list and then search stores and inventories for the specific cards. Tutorial here.
5. Add Full Sets to your Inventory
Have full sets? We have an easy to use feature that allows users to add full sets to their inventory. Tutorial here.
6. Sell your Items for Card Cash
For members wishing to sell sports cards you must start with building at least one Store Template. Tutorial here. This will allow you to have sales information like sport category, shipping costs, duration and other key information pre-filled. For example, you might create a template with standard shipping costs and items that you are only listing for 30 days. Build as many templates as you wish. This will save you lots of time in the long run! Currently, we only allow members to list items for Card Cash, but plan on adding real cash sales soon.
7. Auction your Items
Members can list items for sale (detailed in #6), or opt to do an auction-style listings. You must start with building at least one Store Template. Tutorial here. This will allow you to have sales information like sport category, shipping costs, duration and other key information pre-filled. Currently, we only allow members to list items for Card Cash, but plan on adding real cash sales soon.
8. Purchasing Items
Our store and auctions sytems are automated. Currently, only the Card Cash Store is live. On the left, side column you can narrow down your browsing by sport, attributes (autograph, memorabilia, etc), print run and price. The store tabs allow you to view all items (store and auction), auctions only or store items only. You can also browse by detailed, image or text list.
9. Trading for Items
There are over 750,000 cards listed in SCF member inventories. You can use the same filter system mentioned in #8. They system allows you to find a card that you may need for your collection and use the private message system to negotiate a trade.
10. Trade/Sales Management and Feedback Systems
For years, SportsCardForum.com has offered a fully featured trade management and feedback system. All sales and trades are tracked by our system to allow members to manage all their trades/sales. Once transactions are complete, members leave feedback. This allows SportsCardForum.com to be one of the safest sports collectible sites on the internet. This system can be used manually from trades started on our message boards or automatically through the store system.
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