Category: Selling Tips & Tricks

How to Reclaim Insertion Fee Credits on eBay

Most listings on eBay come with an insertion fee. This is a flat charge that varies depending on the type of listing. Insertion fees are eBay’s way of charging sellers for the opportunity to advertise on their site. All eBay sellers receive a certain amount of free listings every month, but any listings above this are…

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5 Alternative Ways to Promote eBay Listings

There is no doubt that eBay’s search engine Cassini is buyer focused. The algorithm is designed to connect buyers to the most listings that Cassini believes they are most likely to purchase from. This initially sounds like a win-win for both buyers and sellers but the truth is that it is not quite this simple. Indeed, many…

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An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the eBay Feedback System

The Feedback system is one of the most distinctive features of eBay’s marketplace and was created in 1996, just six months after eBay was founded. Users were encouraged to “give praise where it’s due; make complaints where appropriate” by eBay’s founder Pierre Omidyar. While the system may have been through several notable updates since then and…

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Blocking eBay Bidders and Buyers

Just as it is sometimes necessary to block certain email senders from sending spam, it is also sometimes necessary to prevent certain eBay users from placing a bid or buying an item. For this reason, eBay allows sellers to block users from bidding on or buying their items in a couple of different ways. Read…

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A Beginner Seller’s Guide to Defects on eBay

Defects, what defects? If you’re a new seller on eBay and have overheard other sellers talking about percentages of transactions, defects, evaluation periods and performance standards, this article is for you. It’s a little complicated at first, but I’ll try and break it down from the very beginning. eBay’s Seller Performance Standards eBay has certain…

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eBay Suspension: What to Do and How to Avoid

Suspension from eBay is possibly every seller’s worst nightmare. And unfortunately, it can happen quickly too. For this reason, every eBay seller should be aware of the risk of suspension and the process of appealing if the worst happens. Understanding first why eBay suspends some sellers is integral to avoiding the situation. Why eBay accounts…

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eBay Outsourcing 101

Many smaller eBay sellers run their business as a one man (or woman!) show. This means fulfilling a number of different roles and tasks to maintain their eBay business. These tasks range from sourcing items and inventory management to customer service and accounting and more. Some eBay sellers prefer to outsource certain selling tasks to…

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