Category: Selling Tips & Tricks

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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7 Easy Ways to Boost Your eBay Sales

It’s a new year and a new time to sell. No matter whether your holiday selling season was better than usual or not-so-great, resolve to make this new year, your best year ever for eBay sales. Here are seven easy ways to clean up your inventory and kickstart the brand new year of eBay sales….

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A Beginner’s Guide to SEO on eBay

Most people will agree that search engines are a key part of the online world. But have you ever wondered how search engines actually rank and sort website results the way they do? It’s all based on unique algorithms. While the exact algorithm of each search engine may never be known, we do have a good idea about…

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