Category: First Time Selling

Everything you need to know to start selling on eBay, from listing and shipping items to spotting common scams and understanding the defect system.

An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Selling on eBay

Selling on eBay has become increasingly more complicated over the years. It can be overwhelmingly difficult for new sellers to work out where to start. Even the Guides section on this website, specifically intended to help new sellers through the eBay maze, can seem hard to navigate at times. This post starts at the very…

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16 Essential Items for New eBay Sellers

eBay offers an exciting opportunity for anyone to make money at home with very little investment. Purchasing some key items, however, can help new eBay sellers take their business to the next level. Not only can these items save both time and money, but they also help with professionalism. The following items can help simplify…

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A New Seller’s Guide to Cancelling eBay Transactions

Selling an item is usually considered the exciting part of running an eBay business. Unfortunately, the exhilaration can be short lived. Sometimes, the transaction just isn’t destined to complete and a cancellation is necessary. It can be the fault of the buyer, seller or even a combination. This article will first explore why transaction cancellations…

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6 Things All New eBay Sellers Should Know

It’s normal for new eBay sellers to feel anxious or overwhelmed. There is a lot to learn, from eBay policies, PayPal fees and return procedures to shipping rates, best packaging practices and more. The good news is that everything doesn’t need to be understood right away. This article will share six fundamental aspects of eBay that…

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A New Seller’s Guide to Completing Sales on eBay

Listing and selling the item is only half of the story on eBay. Completing the sale and getting paid are the next (and potentially most crucial) steps of any eBay transaction. Unfortunately, there are a number of different scenarios and problems that can arise after the listing or auction ends, preventing the sale from finalizing….

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Everything New Sellers Need to Know About Getting Paid on eBay

Sourcing items, taking photos and creating listings are all essential parts to completing transactions on eBay. There are, however, not the main purpose. The reason we’re almost all here is to make money. The payment stage of any eBay transaction is therefore incredibly important. If you’re new to selling, take five minutes and read on…

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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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Choosing What to Sell on eBay: a New Sellers Guide

One of the most common unspoken questions for new eBay sellers is, without a doubt, ‘what should I sell on eBay?’ The real question, however, is what to sell on eBay to make money. Sure, anyone can make a little pocket money here and there by selling unwanted items from around the house, but to…

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A First Time Seller’s Experience of Listing on eBay

Despite being aware of eBay for most of the past two decades and occasionally using it to buy items, I had never actually tried selling anything myself.┬áRecently, I decided this should change and thought I’d give selling a go. Even just from listing one item, I learned quite a lot. Here are five lessons I…

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