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.

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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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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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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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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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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