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5 Common Mistakes for First Time Sellers to Avoid

Even after learning all the ins and outs of eBay selling policy and procedure, it is still evitable that new eBay sellers will make some mistakes in their first few months of selling. To get a head start, here are some of the most common errors that new sellers make and how you can avoid… Read article »

eBay Bucks: What Sellers Need to Know

eBay Bucks is a free rewards program created in 2009. Enrolled buyers who purchase qualifying items receive eBay currency (Bucks) that can be used towards future eBay purchases. The amount of eBay Bucks awarded to buyers is calculated as a percentage of the item’s sale price. Despite being currently a buyer focused program, sellers should… Read article »

Holiday Selling Tips and Tricks

Much like traditional retailers, online stores experience their biggest sales in the last two months of the calendar year. eBay is no exception to this rule either, so sellers should also prepare for the holiday season appropriately. Here are some great tips to help your holiday selling season be as successful (and as profitable) as… Read article »

Understanding eBay’s Top Rated Seller Status and Top Rated Plus Listings

Sellers who have the best customer service are rewarded by eBay through the Top Rated Seller program. Requirements vary between countries and eBay sites but are generally focused on sellers having a minimum number of sales, consistent shipment tracking, low transaction defects and a small number of late shipments. To become a Top Rated Seller… Read article »

Common eBay Scams for First Time Sellers to Avoid Part 2

Thousands of eBay transactions happen successfully every week, but there are a minority of scammers out there looking to take advantage of sellers. New eBay sellers are, of course, more vulnerable to being tricked with less experience and knowledge of the most common scam scenarios. An unfortunately necessary sequel to the first part last year,… Read article »

How to Price Items on eBay

It is very difficult to say what exactly contributes the correct price of an item. What truly is important is what someone is willing to pay. The word ‘someone’ is key here too as it only takes one interested person to buy an item. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when determining… Read article »

Seller Hub: The Basics

Some of eBay’s most popular selling tools – Turbo Lister, Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro – will be phased out in 2017. The retirement of these long standing tools coincides with the roll-out of Seller Hub, eBay’s new interface to help improve selling. Advertised as a simplified way to access all the functionality offered… Read article »

Finding an eBay niche

A successful niche is one that is large enough to support an eBay business but also small enough so that there are not many competitors to cut into profits. There is an undeterminable number of niches still to be found on eBay, providing plenty of opportunity for new and experienced sellers alike. The most difficult… Read article »

Optimising eBay Listings for Mobile Shoppers

Research has shown that the average human’s attention span has recently decreased from twelve seconds to just eight due to the mobile revolution. This means that it is more important than ever to make a successful first impression. Optimising listings for mobile users is a vital part of this, especially since around 55% of eBay… Read article »

Understanding eBay’s Feedback Extortion Policy

The purpose of eBay’s Feedback system is to share buying and selling experience with other members to give others an idea of what to expect when dealing with a buyer/seller. Each member’s Feedback score is displayed next to their user ID and is a buyer’s first point of reference to a seller’s Feedback reputation. For… Read article »