Posts by Gemma

How to Recognize Fraudulent Buyers on eBay

Like it or not, being able to spot scams is a crucial part of buying or selling on eBay or any other online marketplace. It is easy enough to understand how eBay buyers could be defrauded by unscrupulous sellers, with broken and counterfeit items being widespread. Those who are looking to scam sellers have to…

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How to Prevent Common Issues with Buyers on eBay

Every transaction on eBay is undoubtedly a little bit different, yet there are a number of common issues with buyers that sellers encounter time and time again. Some are fairly insignificant and easy to rectify while others require much more time and consideration to resolve. The best way to handle disputes with buyers, however, is…

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Is Selling Internationally on eBay Worth It?

A question often asked by new and veteran eBay sellers alike is whether selling internationally on eBay is worth the time, effort and potential hassle. The short answer is perhaps, determined by the value of anticipated international sales compared to the cost (time, risk, monetary) of the physical selling process. In this article, we will…

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How to Resolve Common Issues with Buyers on eBay

Most transactions on eBay are processed seamlessly. Despite wishful thinking, it is inevitable that a small percentage of eBay purchases involve issues between buyer and seller. Some of these are avoidable while others are not. In any case, there are a number of transaction problems that appear again and again, requiring sellers take action and…

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Why You Should Build a Website for Your eBay Business

As highlighted in our Seller Profiles series here on Auction Nudge, many eBay sellers choose to maintain a website for their business. For some, it is simply a way to advertise their eBay listings outside of the main site, while others enjoy the opportunity to run their own online store alongside eBay. For those reluctant…

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10 Ways to Improve Your Item Return Rate on eBay

With eBay’s recent introduction of┬áservice metrics and peer benchmarks, it has never been more important for sellers to reduce return requests. In addition to being forced to accept ‘item not as described’ returns under eBay’s Money Back Guarantee, sellers will also now be penalized for having a high amount of these return requests in comparison…

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Everything You Need to Know About Returns on eBay

Returns and refunds are easily one of the most talked about and debated aspects of selling on eBay. It’s easy to see why, with this part of the buying process at risk to fraud, scams and general discontentment for sellers. In addition, eBay consistently changing the goalposts. This year is no different, with the choice…

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Tax Considerations for New eBay Sellers

Although many casual sellers may not initially think of it, selling items on eBay is a form of income, in the same way that earning a wage via a job is. And income, no matter how it is earned, is liable to be taxed. No one wants to be on the wrong side of the…

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The Need to Know About eBay’s New Service Metrics Program

Announced in the 2018 Summer Update, eBay describes service metrics as being part of a new competitive insights program to help sellers understand and manage buyers’ ‘item not as described’ and ‘item not received’ requests better. For sellers, it is another service standards measurement designed to improve buyer satisfaction and, hopefully, increase repeat sales. Keep…

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