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Common eBay Scams for First Time Sellers to Avoid Part 3

Fraudsters are found on every online platform, eBay included. Though safeguards have been put into place to limit the damage they can cause, new scams continue to pop up in an attempt to exploit eBay users. Being less familiar with the platform, new eBay sellers are particularly vulnerable to scams. And indeed, they are often…

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A Beginner’s Guide to eBay Seller Performance Levels

Anyone and everyone can sell on eBay. To maintain buyer confidence, eBay has to ensure that minimum selling standards are met. This is achieved with the seller performance level system, which rates sellers from ‘Below Standard’ to ‘Top Rated.’ Sellers who do not perform to the required standards may find themselves restricted from selling on…

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7 Ways to Get Suspended on eBay Quickly

The easiest way to avoid suspension on eBay is to follow correct procedure and policy. But it can be difficult to keep on top of eBay’s ever changing guidelines. New sellers are particularly vulnerable, as they already have plenty to learn about selling on eBay. This post will feature 7 actions that could quickly lead…

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A New Seller’s Guide to Payment Holds

Most eBay sellers will remember the joyous feeling of their very first eBay sale. They may also recall the disappointment to see a ‘pending’ status for the payment, a result of an automatic payment hold for new sellers. Read on to discover everything a new eBay seller should know about payment holds, from the simple…

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The Lowdown on Classified Ads on eBay

Though initially founded as an auction website, most eBay listings now follow a fixed price format. But did you know that there is a third type of listing format on eBay, called Classified Ads? This post will explain everything you need to know about Classified Ads, including the listing process, fees and relevant rules. What…

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eBay Vs. Amazon: Which is Better for Selling?

In 1995, the first item was sold on AuctionWeb. The same year, an online bookstore called Amazon opened for business. In the 25 years since, Amazon and eBay (formerly AuctionWeb) have become some of the world’s largest e-commerce companies as well as household names. But which marketplace is better for independent sellers now? This post…

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All You Need to Know About Insertion Fees

Like most traditional and online marketplaces, eBay charges a fee to list an item for sale. This is called an insertion fee. It is a fixed charge that, in most cases, has no relevance to the value of the item. The insertion fee cost is determined by a number of other factors, including item category…

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What to Do After Your Item Sells on eBay

So you’ve sold your very first item on eBay – great! Now what? If this sounds familiar, this is the article for you. Read on to discover a step-by-step overview to the post-sale process on eBay, from payment and packing to shipping and feedback. Completing a sale on eBay Before going any further, it is…

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The Lowdown on eBay’s Seller Rating System

Detailed seller ratings and Feedback were designed with the same purpose – to help buyers identify ‘the best and most reputable sellers on eBay.’ According to eBay, buyers can evaluate the trustworthiness of a seller by looking at their Feedback score, their selling ratings and the number of items sold. Read on to discover more…

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How to Sell Digital Products on eBay

While it may not be possible to hold or taste digital products, they are still some of the most consumed items in the 21st century. For many years, however, it was actually against eBay policy to sell digital products. eBay may now allow the practice, but there are some important caveats. Read on to discover…

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