Posts by Gemma

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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How to Source Items to Sell on eBay

Deciding what to sell can sometimes be the hardest part of starting an eBay selling business. One important consideration should always be sourcing items to sell. Without products, there are no items for potential buyers to purchase. This post will examine six of the most popular ways to source items to sell on eBay, from…

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How to Sell a Vehicle on eBay: Fees and Listing Tools

eBay is a popular place to sell vehicles, with a subsection called eBay Motors. This may be surprising to some, who may assume that vehicle purchases only happen in person. In addition to new and used vehicle sales, eBay Motors also facilitates the purchase of auto-parts via a feature called My Garage. The eBay Motors…

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Should You Quit Your Job to Sell on eBay?

For some people, eBay selling is a part-time hobby or ‘side hustle’ to earn some extra money and clear out unwanted items. But selling on eBay can also be a full-time job. And it can be lucrative. The appeal of quitting a day job for full-time eBay selling is easy to understand. Three of the…

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The Lowdown on Partial Refunds on eBay

Returns and refunds are an inevitable part of selling on eBay. There are a few different options available to respond to return requests, one which being a partial refund. This post will give you the full lowdown on the what, why and how of partial refunds, as well as some of the more controversial discussions…

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Return Fraud on eBay: What, Why, How and eBay’s Response

Returns are an unavoidable part of selling on eBay, even for sellers who try to implement a ‘no returns’ policy. While valid exemptions exist, there is also the issue of return fraud. With the aim of educating new sellers of ongoing selling risks, this article will explain the what, why and how of fraudulent returns…

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An Update on eBay’s New Managed Payments System

Attracting debate from the very first announcement in 2018, eBay’s new managed payment system has been controversial to say the least. With more and more sellers transitioning to the managed payment system, concerns and opinions have become even more amplified. As a follow-up to summarization post in early 2020, this post will examine further the…

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10 eBay Seller Responsibilities and How to Uphold Them

With so many millions of active listings at any one time, it is not possible for eBay to regulate every single one. For this reason, eBay sellers are given certain responsibilities to help ensure that the marketplace runs as smoothly as possible. While eBay does acknowledge that it is possible for sellers to break rules…

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8 Ways Sellers Can Proactively Protect Their eBay Sales

eBay is often accused of protecting buyers at the expense of sellers. The Seller Protection Policy is eBay’s defense, but for many sellers, this policy falls short. While it claims to offers protection from abusive buying behavior and events outside of the seller’s control, the Seller Protection Policy also features restrictive (and sometimes ambiguous) conditions….

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